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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 13 - 2009

Alert number: 0486/09
Product:  Set of axes
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hand tools
Brand: O.K.
Type / number of model:  BMX #10023815, EAN code: 9004181133381
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because the metallic parts can become detached from the axe handles.
Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.
Description:  Set of 1 axe and 2 hatchets of 1250g, 600g and 1000g, metallic edges, wooden handles are embedded into the axe heads up to 75-90%, secured by wooden fitting wedges of red colour coated in adhesive material.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia, Austria
   
Alert number: 0466/09
Product:  Bicycle
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: ELECTRA
Type / number of model:  Electra bicycles with front rack
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front rack on the bicycle can come loose and touch the front tyre, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

Description:  This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with racks connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark
 
Alert number: 0476/09
Product:  Earrings
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Jewellery
Brand: Monsoon Accessorize
Type / number of model:  381 721 08 00
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases lead.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Silver coloured metal earrings, approximately 5 cm in diameter.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Denmark
 
Alert number: 0477/09
Product:  Necklace
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Jewellery
Brand: ENVY
Type / number of model:  - 319: Necklace, 5750005 305550, - 323: Necklace, 5750005 305567, - 316: Necklace, 5750005 305567, - 325: Necklace, 575000 305567.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk because they release lead.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  - 319 Necklace with gold metal pendant approximately 5 cm in diameter, embossed with bright red enamel pattern - 323 Necklace with gold metal pendant approx. 5 cm in diameter, embossed with bright red enamel pattern - 316 Necklace of black plastic beads with three square metal pendants on metal chain - 325 Necklace, embossed metal pendant on black textile string, pendant approximately 2 cm in diameter
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Denmark
    
Alert number: 0478/09
Product:  Jewellery
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Jewellery
Brand: KARVANY
Type / number of model:  - 334: necklace - 340: necklace - 346: bracelet - 352: necklace - 350: bracelet - 337: necklace
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk because the items release lead.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  - 334: Black textile necklace with silver coloured metal pendant, embossed, approx. 3.5 cm in diameter, - 340: Necklace with 8 circular pendants of embossed metal, - 346: Large metal bracelet with three shiny charms, between 2 and 3 cm in diameter, - 352: Long thin necklace, with crystal like light red, green and light blue pendants. Three droplet shaped pendants, - 350: Six rings held together by a single link. Three rings approximately 3 cm in diameter and three approximately 2 cm, - 337: Long silver coloured necklace with three light blue and one bronze coloured flower shaped pendants.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Denmark
      
Alert number: 0468/09
Product:  Cleanser for leather - Amsterdam special
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Superhawk
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 64.7% of isobutyl nitrite which is classified as a carcinogen (and mutagen) and banned in the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Cleanser for Leather "AMSTERDAM SPECIAL", Markings: "DANGER"- danger symbol: "FLAMMABLE" and pictures of the flame and cross. Safety information in English. CONTENTS: Alkyl Nitrite. Adhesive danger mark. Safety information: Xn – "harmful" F – "Highly flammable", risk phrase R20/22, safety phrase S1/2, S16, S24, S46.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Canada
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
   
Alert number: 0469/09
Product:  Cleanser for leather – "JUNGLE JUICE PLATINUM"
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.3% of chloroform and 5.2% of isobutyl nitrite which are classified as carcinogen (and mutagen). Both are banned in the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.

Description:  "JUNGLE JUICE PLATINUM, Leather Cleaner, The Original Room Odorizer" comes in a 5.3 cm high, 10 ml brown glass bottle. Children are able to reach the contents of the packaged product by easily opening the cap, which is covered with transparent plastic foil. Markings: "DANGER"- danger symbol: "FLAMMABLE"and pictures of the flame and cross. Safety information in English. CONTENTS: Alkyl Nitrite. Adhesive, danger mark. Bottle packed in black cardboard box. On the label in Lithuanian are markings: Jungle Juice Platinum, 10 ml, chemical substance. Amilnitrite, izopentilnitrite EINECS Nr. 203-770-8, CAS Nr. 110-46-3, Purpose: Leather Cleanser. Safety information: Xn – "harmful" F – "Highly flammable", risk phrase R20/22, safety phrase S1/2, S16, S24, S46.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Canada
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
  
Alert number: 0474/09
Product:  Glue
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Super Glue
Type / number of model:  Super Glue, 3g; EAN 4250245342960
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The products pose a chemical risk because it contains approximately 30% chloroform, which is banned in preparations with a mass content of 0.1% or more and may not be put on the market according to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
Description:  Glue with "material from Osaka Japan" written on the packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Cyprus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Lithuania
  
Alert number: 0481/09
Product:  Insecticide - CIAK
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: AGRIMIX
Type / number of model:  Powder insecticide
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk to the user of the product because its active substance is fenitrothion, which is not authorised under the Directive 91/414/EC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the importer.

Description:  250ml bottle
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Malta
 
Alert number: 0482/09
Product:  Insecticide - Labgarden Z
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: SOLE VERDE
Type / number of model:  Fungicidal insecticide in dry powder. Package: 200g bottle.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk to the user of the product because its active substance is diazinon, which is not authorised under Directive 91/414/EC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products in stock.

Description:  Dry powder insecticide against parasitic diseases and fungal diseases. To be applied to leaves and flowers as dry powder or diluted in water 5-10g/l.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Malta
  
Alert number: 0470/09
Product:  Lighting chains
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: REALM
Type / number of model:  1. RIC-1402 (on the packaging: GSH-140IC-2, Ref. Nr.:11402), 2. GSH-100IC-2
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The products pose a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the soldered wires are not fixed in the flashing unit,

- there is no efficient protection against twisting and pulling,

- the insulation of the flashing unit is insufficient, thus flashover can occur and the product can catch fire.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  The lighting chains include 140/100 orange, green, red and blue series-parallel connected miniature lamps, a flashing unit („SPEED FUNCTION, two-core mains supply cable without marking, and a plug („2,5 A 250 V EDV”). Technical parameters: 230V 50 Hz 32W, bulb: 3,5V 0,245W, Class II, F-mark.
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 6944623301059, 2. 6944623301066
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
      
Alert number: 0490/09
Product:  Lighting chain
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  140L
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cover of the flashing device does not pass the hammer test,

- the plug is non-compliant,

- insulation is not sufficient,

-the appropriate marking mentioning that the product is only for indoor use and the basic technical data are missing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Christmas lighting chain with small, non-exchangeable, varicoloured bulbs, equipped with a flashing device. Packed in a blue cardboard box with winter landscape, the inscription "Christmas" and a picture of Santa Claus.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
      
Alert number: 0479/09
Product:  Motorcycles
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Honda
Type / number of model:  “CBF600N08”, “CBF600NA08”, “CBF600S08” and “CBF600SA08”, from 2008, produced by “Honda Italia Industriale”.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because the speedometer may display incorrect information. Water may get into the wiring and build up in the U-shaped protection tube for the ground wire. This could trigger a short-circuit in the terminal of the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) and, consequently, cause the speedometer to fail.

Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.
Description:  “Honda” motorcycles, with model numbers and VIN as follows: 1- model “CBF600N08”: - ZDCPC43E08F001479 / ZDCPC43E08F014308; - ZDCPC43E08F001839 / ZDCPC43E08F015597; - ZDCPC43E08F001109 / ZDCPC43E08F013558. 2- model “CBF600NA08”: - ZDCPC43H08F002269 / ZDCPC43H08F014788; - ZDCPC43F08F001895 / ZDCPC43F08F017938; - ZDCPC43F08F001119 / ZDCPC43F08F011851. — “CBF600S08”: - ZDCPC43A08F000769 / ZDCPC43A08F017878. 3- “CBF600SA08”: - ZDCPC43D08F000479 / ZDCPC43D08F017098; - ZDCPC43B08F000419 / ZDCPC43B08F018178; - ZDCPC43B08F000119 / ZDCPC43B08F018022; - ZDCPC43B08F000899 / ZDCPC43B08F018118.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Iceland, Greece, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary
Alert number: 0484/09
Product:  Ladders three-parts universal
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Other
Brand: HELPER
Type / number of model:  models Batch code: 6631, EAN code: 8595038366317
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because the construction of the bolt for securing the third telescopic part of the ladder is not secured properly and the ladder can collapse.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

One incident reported.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

Description:  Aluminium 3 part telescopic ladder which can be used in up to 3 configurations, universal use, each part with 11 rungs, the first ground part with stabiliser, two textile bands of red colour between the first and second parts to secure unfolded ladder, the second and third parts are equipped with 2 hooks with safeguard bolts to secure the telescopic parts. All parts have plastic feet.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Slovakia
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
   
Alert number: 0485/09
Product:  Motor vehicle parts - Brake linings
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Other
Brand: Pyramid Parts
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains significant levels of chrysotile.

This product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

Description:  Small brake pads, shrink-wrapped onto a card bearing the name and logo of “Pyramid Parts”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
   
Alert number: 0462/09
Product:  Mobile for the car
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Latitude enfant
Type / number of model:  332036
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cups contain 0.44% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.9% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

Description:  Soft, padded activity mobile with little characters, a mirror and two suction cups. Dimension: 44 cm.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
  
Alert number: 0463/09
Product:  Hanging activity set
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Infantino
Type / number of model:  1. Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio: Model 550-3092/150-3092 UPC 773554030921 2. Infantino Activity Stackers: Model 558-202/158-202 UPC 773554582024.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because the shiny blue metallic material located on the yellow flower (bottom petal) and bug wings, in the case of Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio (Model 550-3092/150-3092), and on the very bottom removable ring in the shape of one petal, in the case of Infantino Activity Stackers (Model 558-202/158-202), can separate from the white polyester backing, coming off the toy in small fabric fragments. If the blue metallic material separates from the toy, it can pose an aspiration, gagging or ingestion hazard to young children.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.
Description:  1. A toy with three figures – a sunshine figure and two bugs – suspended from a cloth wrap that attaches to a car seat or stroller. The item is marked “Infantino” on the top blue section. Products containing blue satin material are not part of this notification. 2. A pyramid made up of five removable activity rings fitting onto a soft cylinder. The very bottom largest ring contains the blue metallic material on one of the five petal shaped protrusions. A small yellow tag with “Infantino” is found on four of the rings (other than the fish ring) and the cylinder base. Products containing blue stain material are not part of this notification.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Sweden
    
Alert number: 0464/09
Product:  Clockwork mice
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The products pose a risk of:


- choking because small parts (balls and key) can be swallowed or inspired,

- injuries because of a sharp pin.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Clockwork toy. There are two heads of mice (violet and yellow). On the toy there is a plastic casing with small balls inside. "TOYS" is written on the packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
  
Alert number: 0483/09
Product:  Kids illuminated roller-skates - Small whirlwind pulley
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Whirlwind
Type / number of model:  Type:HJ-A 16
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not equipped with safety warnings indicating that theroller-skate should only be used by children weighing up to 20 kilograms and that it should be used with protective equipment.

Also, the instructions for use should contain a reminder that the toy should be used with caution since it requires great skill.

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


 Press release has been issued.

Description:  Child's illuminated roller-skates, plastic, packed in cardboard boxes with information in English:
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
    
Alert number: 0487/09
Product:  Wooden theatre playset
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Yick Wah TOYS / ALLTOYS
Type / number of model:  GG1581/7170/1, NO. 7170, EAN code: 8591945035346
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the textile material of the puppet which is designed as a devil (Old Scratch) contains azo dye (4-methyl-m-phenylendiamin) in concentration of 55.2 mg/kg. Azo dyes should not be used in textile toys and toys with textile clothing in excess of the limit of 30 mg/kg according to the Chemical Restrictions Directive.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Small wooden theatre with a textile curtain and 6 puppets. The heads of the puppets are made from PVC, the body from textile material. 6 plastic tubes serve as stands for the puppets. Packed in a varicoloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window in the front.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
    
Alert number: 0458/09
Product:  Girls' boots
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: POLONI
Type / number of model:  Model B81587,
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the boots and the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Girls’ grey boots packed in a cardboard box labelled with the Poloni logo along with a desiccant sachet with a tablet inside and a warning that it is not to be eaten. Model B81587.
Batch number / Barcode:  72049102131587 010 084 06
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0459/09
Product:  Child's ankle boots with velcro fastener
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: TOKITOS
Type / number of model:  MODEL 820821
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in all of the sachets included in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

One incident reported.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Child's ankle boot, brown, with decorative stitching and with two Velcro fastening flaps. The word "TOKITOS" appears on one of the flaps. The shoes are packed in a cardboard box bearing photographs of children and printed with the following text: "Tokitos.- dream shoes. Modelo 820821. Color chocolate. Size 30. Comical 134223 30." Inside the box is a white sachet printed with the following text: "MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT".
Batch number / Barcode:  3021100311134223
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0460/09
Product:  Girls' shoes - "Marino-Hebilla" (navy buckle) girl's bootee
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: OLE CON OLE
Type / number of model:  Model 04/283005-21/29, lot 000045182920
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Navy blue girl's bootee, open on top, with a buckle to the side and decorations in the form of a flower and a heart on the front. OLE CON OLE is screen printed on the inside of the shoe. The packaging is a multicoloured cardboard box with a light blue top on which the brand OLE CON OLE is printed in red and yellow letters. The label reads BOTA MARINO HEBILLA (Navy buckle boot).
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0461/09
Product:  Men's shoes
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: TATTOO
Type / number of model:  Model 822674, black "foot wear"
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

One incident reported.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  These are black shoes. They are packed in a cardboard box carrying an adhesive label that reads as follows: Model 822674. Colour BLACK SIZE 40. TATTOO footwear. The sole of the shoes has an adhesive label with the pictograms for the components of the footwear.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0467/09
Product:  Children's poncho - Poncho Giraffe
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Nattou
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 135610 Bar code: 5414673135610
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

This product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children (<7 years, < 134 cm) may not include drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  An orange cotton poncho with a hood.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium
 
Alert number: 0471/09
Product:  Women's shoes
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: BI 4b
Type / number of model:  Model STYLE No 86562, colour 654 BOSCO
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  "Manoletina"-type shoes, green with approximately 3 cm heeland a strap with button. The model number and brand 86562-40-bi 4 are printed. The sole of the shoe bears an adhesive label with pictograms of the components and composition of the footwear. Packaging: a pink cardboard box with a label bearing the words: “STYLE Nº 86562-COLOR 654 BOSCO SIZE 40”. The box contains two white paper sachets. One is marked in black letters: “SILICA GEL-THROW AWAY DO NOT EAT DESICCANT”; the other, with green letters, bears the words: “MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0472/09
Product:  Shoes
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: JOYCA
Type / number of model:  Model 73837, colour CH. Fancy Black
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Black shoes with a velcro fastening, packed in a cardboard box. The sole has an adhesive label carrying the following information: Model 73837, colour CH.FANCY BLACK, 36.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0480/09
Product:  Scarf
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Arcade
Type / number of model:  Art. 15695,
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants:

- the main red colour releases 210 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg,

- the dark red colour from the dots releases 78 mg/kg of benzidine and 74 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, which both exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg. Levels in excess of 30 mg/kg indicate that azocolourants have been used to dye the scarf and therefore the product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  A red viscose scarf with dots in a darker red shade. Size: 70 x 180 cm
Batch number / Barcode:  6438114059678
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Finland
 
Alert number: 0488/09
Product:  Baby's jacket
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: SAM 0-13
Type / number of model:  Code: 208.231
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends that protrude by more than 140 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area shall protrude by a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat.
Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Baby’s jacket in green with red buttons on the front and embroidery depicting umbrellas. The jacket has a zip and drawstrings in the waist area. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the inscription: “Sam Baby 0.13”. Size: 15 months
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
 
Alert number: 0489/09
Product:  Children’s trousers
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: JUMBO
Type / number of model:  Item No: 70602, bar code: 0 265708 000039
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends that protrude by 200 mm each. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area shall protrude by a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Children’s trousers in red with two drawstrings ended with knots in the waist area. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “JUMBO, 04 YEARS” and information concerning the product (the composition and the country of origin of the product). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the trousers, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 04 YEARS”. Composition: 80% cotton, 20% polyamide. Sizes: 04, 06, 08, 10 and 12 years.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
  
Alert number: 0491/09
Product:  Children’s T-shirt - Madeira Beach Florida
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: NEWNESS
Type / number of model:  No. M-8337
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Child’s T-shirt in white, blue, green and red with a hood containing fabric drawstrings that end in knots. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered palm tree and the following inscription in English: “Madeira Beach Florida”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “Newness casual wear, 5/6”. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the logo of the product and information about the product such as the style number, the size and washing instructions Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Size: 5/6 (5 to 6 years old).
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Cyprus
  
Alert number: 0492/09
Product:  Children's jacket
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: MEK
Type / number of model:  Model 083MFEP003, bar code: 1 710001 867753
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Children’s jacket in red, blue and white with a zip and a hood containing fabric drawstrings that end in knots. On the front of the jacket, there is embroidery with the following inscription in English: “GREY DOME, MEK”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the logo of the product: “MeK®”. Additionally, there are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket, which contain the logo of the product and information such as the style number, the size, the colour, the composition, the origin and the price of the product and washing instructions. Composition: Fabric: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Hood lining: 100% cotton Size: 3, h 98 (3 years old).
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Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Greece
  
Alert number: 0465/09
Product:  Liquid cleanser - Saugella Poligyn – pH neutral
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Saugella
Type / number of model:  batch code: 06308361; 07309198.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned for use in cosmetics and personal hygiene under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Sales ban and recall from consumer ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Liquid cleanser intended specifically for intimate hygiene composed of lactic acid and camomile extract. Volume: 250 ml.
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Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Portugal
  
Alert number: 0473/09
Product:  Shampoo - pil-food shampoo pH 6
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: pil-food
Type / number of model:  Various numbers with the brand Pil-food.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned in cosmetics and personal hygiene products by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the distributor.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Shampoo for fine, damaged and fragile hair, with “pH 6” and “millet extract”. Volume: 200 ml.
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Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal
  
Alert number: 0493/09
Product:  Hair-styler/curler
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: VALERA
Type / number of model:  Model Slim Style, item no. 614.01, code no. 56140102
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of electric shock because, with time, the plastic on the screw domes deteriorate and become fragile. Therefore, if a certain pressure is applied, the handle of the appliance may open and when the plug of the cord is inserted in the mains supply, live parts may be accessible to the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer
Description:  Valera Slim Style silver and black hair-curler set and brush, production codes 0801, 0802 and 0816.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece