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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 26 - 2008

Alert number: 0707/08
Product:  Snowboard binding
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: K2
Type / number of model:  "Auto" series, all models
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ankle and toe straps on the binding may become slack if the connecting cable breaks. This would make the rider's connection to the board loose, reducing control over the board.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.

Description:  Quick Entry / Closure Snowboard Binding, packed in a box containing all mounting hardware.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
 
Alert number: 0718/08
Product:  Lamp and Clock
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  JG-240
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the ceramic clamp that contains the pewter conductors can easily rotate causing the conductors to twist and be damaged,

- the supply cord does not include an earth protection conductor.

In addition, the lamp is unstable as its base surface is too small in relation to the entire structure of the lamp.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.
Press release has been issued.

Description:  Desk lamp with a clock, maximum height 240mm (with lampshade), minimum height 170mm (without lampshade). The lampshade is made from PVC with thickness of 2mm. The product is packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Romania
 
Alert number: 0693/08
Product:  Passenger car - Front and rear centre and side seat belts of passenger and commercial cars
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: RENAULT
Type / number of model:  Kangoo II
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries as due to possible incorrect assembly of the inertia reel there is a risk of not being able to unwind or retract the front and rear (centre and side) seat belts.
Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.

Description:  The recall concerns vehicles manufactured from the start of production up to 29 January 2008 for commercial vehicles, and 30 January 2008 for passenger vehicles. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN): VF1FW0BB538703549 VF1FW0DB538703709 VF1FW0DB538703807 VF1KW0BB538703914 VF1KW0DB538703973 VF1KW0DB538703987
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Greece
Alert number: 0696/08
Product:  Mini motorbike - Dirt Bike
Name: 
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: ZHEJIANG ZILI INDUSTRY & TRADE CO LTD
Type / number of model:  ZLD49-01
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:



1. fire because :



- Fuel pipe not connected at carburettor and could not be connected without modification,



- small hole within fuel tank,



- fuel tank not secured to frame,



- fuel leakage,



2. injuries because :



- the stop switch does not work,



- no vehicle disabling device,



- no chain guard,



- instability of front forks,



- no sideway retaining plate on drive sprocket, causing sprocket and chain to fall off.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
Seizure of all the products ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Mini Moto "Dirt Bike" in a range of colours – yellow, red, blue
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
  
Alert number: 0708/08
Product:  Motorcycles
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: SUZUKI
Type / number of model:  GSX1300RK8 Hayabusa
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the ignition switch lead wire may be incorrectly assembled and may break as a consequence of repeated movement of the handlebars. When the lead wire breaks, the electric power supply shuts off and the engine stalls.
Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.
Description:  The recall concerns 2008 model year motorcycles, with VIN numbers from JS1CK111100100741 to JS1CK111100103998.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Portugal
Alert number: 0709/08
Product:  Mini motorbike - Pocket Bike
Name: 
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: ZHEJIANG ZILI INDUSTRY & TRADE CO LTD
Type / number of model:  ZLP49-01
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of :



1. Fire because :



- the fuel pipe is not connected to the carburettor and could not be connected without modification,



- there is a small hole inside the fuel tank,



- the fuel tank not secured to the frame,



2. Injuries because :



- there is no chain guard,



- the stop switch does not work.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Mini Moto in a range of colours – yellow, red, blue.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
 
Alert number: 0717/08
Product:  Soother holder
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: HESS SPIELZEUG
Type / number of model:  Batch number 13 614
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because the beads may break into small pieces which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

Description:  Clip-on, wooden soother holder with a number of wooden coloured beads and shapes strung on a red cord.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
 
Alert number: 0694/08
Product:  Set of plastic toys -military/police equipment
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: SECRET RIDER
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900368151954, Art. No. MPD 15195, NO: 533.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because of small parts (the whistle and suction caps) which fully fit into the small parts cylinder,



- injuries due to the presence of sharp edges.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
Description:  The set consists of plastic toys coloured black or silver: a gun, 3 darts ended with red suction cups, a whistle, handcuffs with key, an imitation walkie-talkie, badge and baton. The packaging is a blister made of cardboard and transparent plastic. The packaging includes the following markings: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, the name of the toy “police set”, the name and address of the importer, EAN, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and “Warning! Contains small elements – the risk of swallowing.”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep the packaging”, “Play only under supervision of an adult“, “Assemble and maintenance according to pictures on the packaging”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0695/08
Product:  Pull-along toy aeroplane
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries, Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: TOYS LOVELY
Type / number of model:  EAN 59028497486084; NO: 38015.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because of small parts (ring and one of the wheels) can easily be detached and fit into the small parts cylinder,



- suffocation because of inappropriate diameter of the cord (0.8 mm instead of at least 1.5 mm) and length of the cord attached to the handle (230 mm whereas it should be 10 mm less),



- injuries due to the presence of uncovered (unprotected) pivot made of wire - diameter 1.5 mm.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
Description:  The toy is a plane made of multicoloured plastic. The packaging of the toy is a plastic, transparent bag, closed with a folded cardboard label. The label contains the following inscriptions: “TOYS”, a CE mark, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the necessity to store the packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0697/08
Product:  Plastic bricks – "Interesting bricks"
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: HAPPY TIME
Type / number of model:  21-601000, EAN: 3850223216019
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of :



1. choking because small parts can be detached and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder,



2. injuries because the small parts have sharp edges.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Plastic bricks and elements which fit into shapes.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
 
Alert number: 0699/08
Product:  Toy mobile phone
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: JIE CHENG TOYS (JC)
Type / number of model:  Beautiful Girl, Benign Girl, 1011, ITEM No. 5241011 , EAN code: 8713152410116
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 99 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.


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

Description:  Child’s plastic mobile phone with sound and light effects, a flashing antenna and a string to hang the phone around the neck of a child. Supplied with 2 pencil 1.5 V batteries, sold in a blister on coloured cardboard with picture of a doll and text "BEAUTIFUL GIRL", etc. Marking on the phone: "Benign girl 1011", etc.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
   
Alert number: 0700/08
Product:  Expanding toys
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: WATCH GROWING EGG
Type / number of model:  EAN 523542006314; 7523542006390; 7523542006406.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

These products pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toy expands in different dimensions by 105 - 205%. According to the standard it should not expand by more than 50%.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

Description:  There are three types of eggs in different colours containing either a dinosaur, chicken or fish. Dimensions of toys: approximately 45 x 29 x 12.72 mm and eggs: 63 x 48 mm. With the toys are tags with CE mark, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and caution: “Do not swallow”. On the collective packaging there is the above-mentioned information and inscriptions: “Product suitable for children over 3 years and unsuitable for children below 3 years”, “Use only under supervision of an adult”, “Store out of reach of children below 3 years”, “Risk of choking due to small parts”, “Installation and maintain according to drawings on the packaging – if necessary”, “The packaging is not a toy, save the children, do not let them play with it”, “Please keep the packaging for further reference”. There is also information about the importer, and the inscription “Made in China”. One of the eggs was already broken in the packaging and small pieces of eggshell were accessible.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
   
Alert number: 0701/08
Product:  Joke items – bottle-opener
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05051, bar code 6 937053 350513
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke bottle-opener which when used produces an electric shock. Markings: "BOTTLE OPENER SHOCK" and “LATEST FASHION UNIQUE”. Blue colour with a picture of a parrot with warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0702/08
Product:  Joke items - Pack of cigarettes "MarsHero"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05030, bar code 6 937053 350308
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke packet of cigarettes marked "MarsHero Lights" which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0703/08
Product:  Joke items - electronic game
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05062, bar code 6 937053 350629
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke item in the form of a hand-held electronic game which when used produces an electric shock. Marked "PLAY MACHINE SHOCK". Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0704/08
Product:  Joke items - Utility Knife
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  Barcode 4 781214 004308
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke knife which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0705/08
Product:  Joke items - Toy Pistol USA 1781
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  Barcode 4 781214 004522
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke toy gun marked "SHOCK TOY PISTOL" which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0706/08
Product:  Joke items – MP4 Player
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05064 with bar code 6 937053 350643
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market by the authorities.

Description:  A joke MP4 player which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0710/08
Product:  Toy mobile phone
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: DING LI
Type / number of model:  SPIDER MAN, ADVENTURE HERO!!!, no: 1103
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 91.4 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.



This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
Description:  Child’s plastic mobile phone, red and blue, equipped with a small transparent flashing antenna and a string to hang it around the neck of a child, supplied with 2 button batteries of 1.5 V. Marking: pictures of Spiderman and text “Spider-man”. Packaging: blister on coloured cardboard, a small plastic figure of Spiderman is part of the packaging. The product may be counterfeit
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0711/08
Product:  Bendable Ball Pen
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: HOUSE AND HOME
Type / number of model:  PLU 202060. 5 029551 276936
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the body of the snake pen contains more than 1% by weight of di-2-ethyl-hexylphthalate (DEHP) and more than 1% by weight of DI-ISO Decyl Phthalate.

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

Description:  Novelty flexible ballpoint pens in the form of snakes and lizards, dimensions: 20cm x 1cm, packed individually in blister packs on cardboard.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
  
Alert number: 0712/08
Product:  Joke items - Chewing Gum
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  Bar code 6 937053 350568
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it should therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A joke packet of chewing gum marked "SHOCK CHEWING GUM" which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0714/08
Product:  Pull-along toy – "Lucky"
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Toys
Brand: TOYS
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900362112463
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the length of the cord - 860 mm - exceeds the limit of 220 mm as specified in clause 5.4b of the standard.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

Description:  A toy truck with different shaped holes for inserting blocks. The toy is made of blue, green, pink, red and yellow plastic. On the top of the toy there is a flap to remove the blocks. The toy has a red cord with a handle at the end. Packaging: a plastic, transparent bag, closed with a folded cardboard label. On the label are the following inscriptions: “TOYS”, a CE mark, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer “Made in China, EAN number, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the necessity to store the packaging due to useful information.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0715/08
Product:  Toy mobile phone
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: MINI
Type / number of model:  1285-5
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:


- damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 96 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear,

- choking because of easily accessible batteries.


The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71 and EN 50088.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
Description:  The toy is a folding mobile phone made of white and pink coloured plastic with a picture of Minnie Mouse. There is also a pink cord attached to the toy. Pressing any button results in sound emission. The toy is powered by 2 LR4G 1.5 V (AG13) batteries, which are attached to the product. The product may be counterfeit
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0716/08
Product:  Scooter - Elephant Skate Bike
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: HUANG GUAN
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907551018599; model: 2036
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries due to:

- lack of braking mechanism on back wheels,

- inappropriate dimension of handles - 25 mm, whereas they should be at least 40 mm,

- lack of information concerning weight restrictions.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

Description:  A child's scooter on four wheels of diameter 68 mm. The dimensions of the foot-plate are 66 x 104 x 280 mm. The toy is made of metal and plastic elements, coloured mostly red and blue, with colourful stickers. The toy is sold in two pieces with a key for assembly. Packed in a cardboard box indicating that the toy is intended for children between the ages of 2-6 years.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0719/08
Product:  Toy – gun with darts
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: SUPER GUN
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907791535535; YYT 5104424; item 5237
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because :

- suction cups may be detached,

- inappropriate length of all 4 darts –32 mm, instead of at least 57 mm,

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

Description:  The set consists of a gun made of hard plastic (colours yellow, violet and black), 4 darts made of yellow plastic with orange suction cups at the end. Packed in a transparent blister on coloured cardboard with numbers. Markings: “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings : “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “Store the toy out of reach of small children”, “The toy may be used only under supervision of an adult”, “The toy meets requirement of EN 71-1 standard".
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0720/08
Product:  Toy mobile phone
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: DING LI
Type / number of model:  Mickey Mouse, Super telephone, no: 8788
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 96 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.



This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Child’s plastic mobile phone in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head, red and blue, equipped with a small transparent antenna and a string to hang around the neck of a child, operates on 2 button batteries of 1.5 V. Packaging: blister. The product may be counterfeit
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0721/08
Product:  Joke items - clamp
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05063, barcode 6 937053 350636
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market by the authorities

Description:  A joke clamp which when used produces an electric shock. Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0724/08
Product:  Joke items – office eraser
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  RT-05065, bar code 6 937053 350650
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms.

There are no warnings in the Bulgarian language.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market by the authorities.

Description:  A joke eraser which when used produces an electric shock. Marked "Shock Eraser". Warnings in English: "Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old, or persons with any medical conditions."
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0725/08
Product:  Joke items – "Gag Pen"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: SHOCK
Type / number of model:  Barcode ZC3533660 SL
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms.

There are no warnings in the Bulgarian language.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market by the authorities.

Description:  A joke pen marked "SHOCK GAG PEN" which when used produces an electric shock. Safety warnings in English
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0726/08
Product:  Wooden toys - Locomotive with wagons
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: EICHHORN
Type / number of model:  2603, EAN 4003046026030
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because of small parts, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Wooden toy locomotive with two wagons, painted in red-yellow-blue-green colours. The toy is packed in a cardboard box. Approximate size of the packaging is 40 x 7.5 x 8 cm. There are inscriptions on the packaging including: "Eichhorn", CE-mark, data about the manufacturer.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Alert submitted by: Estonia
  
Alert number: 0723/08
Product:  Children's pyjamas – Thomas Shortie Pyjama
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: QS GROUP
Type / number of model:  D86607, D86608, D86609
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the hanging loops of the pyjama trouser contain azo dyes.

This product does not comply with the Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.

Description:  Boy's "Thomas the Tank Engine" red and blue pyjamas, age range 2 – 6 years, sold on hangers.
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Country of origin: Bangladesh
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
 
Alert number: 0722/08
Product:  Tea light holder with suction cup
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Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Decorative articles
Brand: Mei Yedersome Ltd
Type / number of model:  96639-1, 96639-2, 96639-3
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the suction cup is designed to stick to smooth, non-porous surfaces, such as tiles or glass. Heat from the candle can affect pressure in the suction cup so that suction adhesion is lost. If the suction cup gets old or is placed on a dirty or uneven surface, the suction adhesion is also lost.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
Description:  Tea light holder in metal with suction cup for mounting on tile walls, glass or mirror. Colours: White, gold, silver and black. The holder measures approx. 8 x 5 cm. The tea light holder is packed in a plastic bag with warnings in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. “In order to avoid danger from suffocation keep these bags away from babies and children”.
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Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Sweden
 
Alert number: 0698/08
Product:  Battery pack
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Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: POLYCOM
Type / number of model:  Lithium Ion Battery pack for use in Polycom’s SoundStation 2W wireless conference phone
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
This product poses a risk of fire and burns because the battery packs can overheat.



One incident has been reported.
Voluntary recall from retailers and consumers by the importer.
Description:  The recalled battery packs were sold with both the 12-hour talk time/non-expandable and 24-hour talk time/expandable SoundStation2W models. The SoundStation2W wireless conference phones with recalled battery packs were shipped to customers between 1 December 2007 and 2 May 2008 and separately as replacement battery packs during the same time period in all worldwide regions. The recalled battery pack part numbers and date codes are as follows: part numbers: 1520-07803-003, 1520-07804-003, 2201-67800-022; 2201-67800-101; SKU numbers 2200-07800-009,015,030,102,107,119,120,122; date codes: GP1207, GP0108, GP0208, or GP0308 (December 2007 through to March 2008). " The battery packs have a black or white plastic coating and a white label with the following title: “RECHARGEABLE Li-ion BATTERY.” The date code is located in the lower left-hand corner of the battery pack label and the part number is in the upper right of the label.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece