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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 22 - 2009

Corrigendum: Notification 0499/09 from week 14 of 2009 has been removed pending clarification of the risk assessment.
Alert number: 0747/09
Product:  Recliner chair
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Furniture
Brand: Buffalo / Rento
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF), substance used as an anti-mould agent. 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.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

Description:  Recliner chairs for single use, different colours, both fabric and leather chairs.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
 
Alert number: 0752/09
Product:  Bicycle handlepost
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Dahon and REI Novara
Type / number of model:  - Dahon: Ciao P8, Curve D3, Curve SL, Glide P8, Jetstream P8, Mu P8, Mu P24, MU SL, Mu XL Sport, Vitesse D7 HG, Speed D7, Speed P8, Speed TR, Speed Pro TT, Mariner D7, - REI: Novara Buzz FlyBy and FlyBy Shuttle.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product pose a risk of injuries because the hinge on the handlepost can crack, posing a fall hazard.



25 incidents reported.
Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.
Description:  The recall involves model year 2008 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles, with countries of origin Taiwan and China. The words “Dahon” or “Novara” and the model name are printed on the bicycle. Hinges with an “R” embossed on the face of the upper handlepost hinge and/or a “Radius Handlepost” sticker on the handlepost are not included in the recall. The affected bicycles have been sold from March 2008 through April 2009.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, Belgium
   
Alert number: 0758/09
Product:  Coffee maker - Ital. Espressokocher
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
Brand: Kitchenware
Type / number of model:  EAN 24599627
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because the safety valve does not meet safety requirements. The opening pressure is approximately 10% higher than the level required by the European standard, which may lead to explosion of the container due to excessive pressure.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13248.

One incident reported.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor.

Description:  A stovetop Espresso coffee machine comprised of three parts: a base containing the water, a middle part to hold the ground coffee and an upper stove which collects the prepared espresso through a tube.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia
  
Alert number: 0757/09
Product:  Electric lawnmower
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Machinery
Brand: Casino
Type / number of model:  Reference: YT5125A, EAN code: 3 222473 033874, Lot EMC-11-2008
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries as the rear flaps may break because the crankcase and grass collection system do not meet requirements. This may cause the operator to be hit by objects thrown out by the mower during operation.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 836.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.

Description:  Electric lawnmower, black and yellow. Motor power: 1200 watts. Cutting width: 32 cm.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
 
Alert number: 0738/09
Product:  Passenger car - Focus, Focus CC, C-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo, S-MAX, Galaxy
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Ford
Type / number of model:  models Focus, Focus CC, C-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo, S-MAX, Galaxy
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that during engine warm-up the non-return valve within the brake vacuum pump will fail to release and will not continue to supply vacuum to the brake booster. Drivers may experience a hard brake pedal with increased stopping distances which may lead to an accident.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.
Description:  The recall (Recall Ref: 9U225) concerns vehicles equipped with a 2.0L Duratorq (DW10) Diesel engine, produced between 1 November 2008 and 12 March 2009.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Ireland, Norway, Malta, Hungary, Spain, Portugal
Alert number: 0744/09
Product:  Passenger car - Murano and Tenea
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Nissan
Type / number of model:  Nissan Murano (Z50) and Teana (J31)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because the air hose in the engine may detach from the resonator. This failure can lead to a road accident due to lack of stability in neutral or weakness in the ability to accelerate. In extreme situations the engine may stall.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.
Description:  Affected vehicles were manufactured between 17 October 2002 till 11 January 2008. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w22/0744-09.pdf">See attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Poland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: 0759/09
Product:  Booster cable
Name: 
Risk type: Burns
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Lifetime car
Type / number of model:  Model ‘120 AMP’,
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the heat levels of both the red and the black cable (67 K and 85 K respectively) exceed the maximum temperatures permitted (45 K for the red and 15 K for the black),

- the drop in voltage measured in the two cables (>10 V) exceeds the level permitted (1.05 V).
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Electric cables used to connect a discharged car battery to a power source for charging.
Batch number / Barcode:  8 711252 007 182 Item: 00718
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia
 
Alert number: 0739/09
Product:  Fire extinguisher - Classic, Auto and Vet
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Pyromaster
Type / number of model:  - House and office (Huis en Bureel - Haus und büro) EAN 4260105790015, - Car (Auto) EAN 4260105790022, - Grease (Vet - Fett) EAN 4260105790039.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a construction fault, the bottom of the aerosol may detach under high pressure causing the risk of explosion.



Five incidents reported.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Aerosol fire extinguisher (500 ml).
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: 0743/09
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance, convertible
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: EB Berlin 1
Type / number of model:  A-210
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- the four screws holding the adjustable handle bar to the frame can unscrew and could cause the bar to detach from the chassis,



- there is a weakness due to bubbles in the plastic moulding of important parts holding the chassis together. These parts can break and the chassis could collapse. This product poses a risk of concussion, wounds and fractures to children.



One incident reported.



The product does not comply with the safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1888.
Recall from consumers by the distributor.
Description:  Pram/pushchair with aluminium chassis and height adjustable handle/push bar. It has two inflatable wheels and two swivel-wheels that can be locked.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
 
Alert number: 0764/09
Product:  Pushchair
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Bugaboo
Type / number of model:  Bugaboo Bee
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because the brake fails to activate on one side when applied. Occasional failure of the brake alternates on either side.



The product does not comply with safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1888.
Several incidents reported.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.
Description:  Compact pushchair packed in a box.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland, Greece, Norway, Poland, Finland, Slovenia, Austria, Germany
 
Alert number: 0735/09
Product:  Expanding toy - Grow toys fruit & vegetable
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: VISION®
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because parts of the toy, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, can grow in size by more than 50% after being placed in water. If a child swallows parts of this toy, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to grow in size, which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.


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.
Description:  1.Expanding toy maize, weight: 5.8 g, dimensions of toy approximately: 73 x 24 x 5 mm, 2. Two red peppers, weight: 5.0 g, dimensions of toy approximately: 63 x 21 x 6 mm, 3. Lettuce, weight: 8.2 g, dimensions of toy approximately: 57 x 39 x 6 mm, 4. Two eggplants, weight: 7.2 g, dimensions of toy approximately: 62 x 26 x 6 mm. Expanding toys made from hard, spongy and expanding polymeric material. The toy is accompanied by a label with the inscriptions: “GROWTOYS FRUIT & VEGETABLE, Do not swallow, EXPANDS TO OVER 600% OF ORIGINAL SIZE", and on the other side of the label: “Create your world, non-toxic, Not recommended for children under 3 years old. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts. Not for children under 3 Years, Made in China".
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
         
Alert number: 0740/09
Product:  Hook fish game
Name: 
Risk type: Cuts
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  EAN 3016343528047, 639 D.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of cuts because it contains sharp edges and burrs.

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


Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  A toy fishing set, made of plastic. The set consists of five fish in different sizes and colours, and a fishing rod, coloured red, yellow and green. The fish and the end of the fishing rod contain small magnets. The packaging is a cardboard with a transparent, plastic blister. On the rear side of the cardboard, there is a sticker with following information in Polish: name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”, “Packaging is not a toy”, “Keep the packaging for further reference”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0741/09
Product:  Sea creatures
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Lovely collection
Type / number of model:  EAN 4813123118288.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 33% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  The toy is a set of sea creatures – a turtle, clown fish, "Nemo" and his father, a blue "Dory" fish. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag, closed with folded cardboard, coloured mostly in pink marked with the name and address of the importer, “Non toxic”, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, the number of the product and the EAN, a pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Warning: Choking hazard - small parts, Not for children under 3 years”, “The packaging is not a toy. Keep the packaging due to useful information”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0742/09
Product:  Pull along toy - Cartoon Eden
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Happy Star
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900368562026; n° 218; Art n°MPC56202.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts may easily detach from the toy.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  A toy hippopotamus with a cord, moving on four wheels. The cord is ended with a small ring handle. On the side of the toy there are four buttons, geometrically shaped, with pictures of animals (cat, dog, duck and frog). Pressing any of the buttons causes emission of the sound of the animal on the picture or a melody. On the back of the hippopotamus there is a light emitting component, covered with red, semi-transparent plastic. The light is emitted simultaneously with the sounds or melodies. The packaging is a cardboard box, coloured mostly violet, with pictures of different models of the toy (lion, cow, and frog). The toys is marked with CE mark and following information: name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, EAN number. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the need to store the packaging due to useful information, but not within the reach of children, as the packaging is not a toy, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, and “AGE 3+” inscription.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0745/09
Product:  Pull along toy - Phone
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing, Strangulation
Category: Toys
Brand: Kris
Type / number of model:  00-41346
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of :


- damage to hearing, because the level of acoustic pressure is 98 dB which exceeds the maximum permitted value,

- strangulation, because the length of the string ended with the handle exceeds the permitted value.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
Description:  The toy is a telephone on wheels, with a receiver and a string to pull the toy along. The toy is made of multicoloured plastic. Pressing any button causes sound and light emission. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish, the name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction.
Batch number / Barcode:  5906160141346
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0749/09
Product:  Toy set of guns with darts – Gun shooting
Name: 
Risk type: Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: Midex
Type / number of model:  2025, EAN 5900733012361.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of inappropriate dimension of the darts which are 30 mm long, instead of the required 57 mm.

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

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  The set consists of two guns made of silver and black coloured plastic, 5 darts made of orange, semi-transparent plastic ended with suction cups, and a target board, made of cardboard, with numbers, coloured yellow, red, black and green. There are also 10 bullets attached to the toy. Packaging consists of a plastic, transparent part fastened to cardboard. There are markings as follows on the cardboard part: name of the toy, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0750/09
Product:  Toy ball gun - Toys
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Starlet
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908249017894, model CUS CODE 06-9017894, P378.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the projectiles is 0.118 J, which exceeds the maximum value of 0.08 J.

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

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  The toy is a ball gun made of black, brown and silver coloured plastic. The cartridge: several dark yellow plastic balls. The toy has a CE mark and is packed in a plastic, transparent bag, folded with a plastic, colourful tag including information and warnings: name of the brand, toy, name and address of importer, “Made in China”, the pictogram concerning ages 0-3 and 0-14 restriction, EAN number. There is an instruction leaflet attached to the toy.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0751/09
Product:  Toy guns with darts and holster - Car Funny
Name: 
Risk type: Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: Car Super
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908445712487(PL), EAN 5400311742296 (B), item 74229.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups may be easily detached from the toy.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  The set consists of a gun made of silver and black coloured plastic, 3 darts made of black plastic, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups. There is also a holster, made of black plastic. Packaging consists of a plastic, transparent part fastened to cardboard. There are markings as follows on the cardboard part: name of the toy, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: 0756/09
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Spiderman
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  M-010
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:


- damage to hearing, because the weighted emission of sound pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB (approximately 101.1 dB),

- choking, because small parts may easily be detached from the toy.


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:  A toy telephone made of hard plastic with a hinged flip-open cover. It contains a battery and sounds are emitted when the keys are pressed. A cord is fixed on one side. The product measures approximately 15 cm long when the cover is open.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
    
Alert number: 0760/09
Product:  Swinging bear rattle - Chicco Swinging Bear
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Chicco
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of choking because of the possible detachment of small parts.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.
Description:  Not provided.
Batch number / Barcode:  00 071731 000 000
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Poland, Ireland, Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0765/09
Product:  Pirate figure
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  EAN 4006592425302, Art. N° 4412530.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.3% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).
According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  A toy pirate figure made of plastic, wearing trousers, equipped with a pike, scarf, and boots. It is marked with CE, name of product, name and address of importer, EAN number, article number and pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. The product is packed in the cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0766/09
Product:  Toy gun - Super Cap Gun 357 Magnum
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: Die-cast metal
Type / number of model:  Art. No. Y085-003, No. 2082B (on the package).
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a C-weighted peak emission sound pressure level of 134 (± 5) dB, which exceeds the permitted level of 125 dB.

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

Import rejected by the customs authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Black metallic toy gun with brown plastic handle. The packaging is marked as follows: “Die-cast metal”, “Super Cap Gun .357 Magnum”, “8 Shot Round Caps” and “Realistic Sound!”
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
 
Alert number: 0748/09
Product:  Children’s clothing sets– "Very Good"
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Senay bebe
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. &#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Children’s clothing sets consisting of two parts - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. On the front, there are appliquéd motifs in the form of animals – an elephant with a bucket and a bear with a rucksack. Above the motif there is an embroidered inscription: "VERY GOOD" and under it there is another inscription: "SCHOOL TIME". Inside the sweatshirt there is a textile label containing information - 100% COTTON, BAUMWOLLE, size 4 and some graphic indications concerning its treatment. There is another cardboard label attached to the product which contains the following information: - article: a set, composition: 100% cotton, size 4, as well as the inscription "Senay bebe” with a picture of a small girl, a duck and a mushroom. The products are sold without packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
  
Alert number: 0755/09
Product:  Slippers
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Dossan
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 3000
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the sachets present in the packaging contain 300 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) and the shoes contain 0.6 mg/kg of DMF. 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.

Import rejected by the customs authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Slippers with canvas uppers and rubber soles.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0762/09
Product:  Ladies' shoes
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Vanelli
Type / number of model:  Code No 72-IA02. Model: 72IA02
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses 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 has to be 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:  Ladies' shoes; colour: brown with three straps across the instep and a Velcro fastening. Attached to the shoes is a tag providing details of the importer, composition of the shoe and model. The packaging is a dark blue cardboard box with a turquoise lid marked "Vanelli", and the following text on the side: Size 39. Colour: Mauve. Code No 72-IA02.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0763/09
Product:  Ladies' boots
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Festa
Type / number of model:  Model 80683
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear. 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:  Ladies’ black boots, with a low heel, packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0767/09
Product:  Girl's skirt
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Miss Grant
Type / number of model:  Code 1002382320 J16, Art. FW82320
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a tie belt in the waist area that protrudes by 600 mm at each end, which is longer than the upper limit of 360 mm.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Girl’s skirt made of tulle in gold with a long tie belt at the waist. The belt extends below the hemline of the skirt. Composition: 60% nylon, 20% polyester, 20% lurex. Size: 44 12/14 164/176 (12-14 years old).
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
  
Alert number: 0768/09
Product:  Babies' sandals
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Dandy
Type / number of model:  Article number 15628, barcode 3800832156282
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder which may be easily detached from the shoes and swallowed by children.
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Babies’ sandals fastened with a Velcro strap with a rubber butterfly at the end. On the front there are two small flowers made of leather with white stones, attached by rivets.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
   
Alert number: 0736/09
Product:  Sun lotion - Perfectly dark
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Swedish beauty
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains cholecalciferol which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  250 ml plastic bottle containing sun lotion.
Batch number / Barcode:  054402650523
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
 
Alert number: 0737/09
Product:  Sun lotion - Ravishing
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Swedish beauty
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains cholecalciferol which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  250 ml plastic bottle containing sun lotion.
Batch number / Barcode:  054402650547
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Latvia
 
Alert number: 0754/09
Product:  Perfumed talcum powder - Fragrant talc parfumé - Lavender
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Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Spring Fresh
Type / number of model:  UP-6273Z
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains arsenic at a level of 18.8 (± 3.7) mg/kg. This could be absorbed with consequent skin problems, low resistance to infection, heart disease and brain damage. Arsenic has also been shown to be carcinogenic (skin, lungs, liver, bladder and lymph vessels) and mutagenic (DNA damage).

Arsenic is banned in cosmetics and personal hygiene products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
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Description:  A jar containing perfumed powder.
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Country of origin: Canada
Alert submitted by: Italy
 
Alert number: 0761/09
Product:  Cord extension set - Four-socket power strip with TTL and extension cable
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Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Famatel
Type / number of model:  Model: 2514, Bar code: 8 429760130260
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the side earthing contacts are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure with the side earthing contact of the plug;

- the holes in the sockets of the power strip are not sufficiently elastic to ensure that the contact pressure with the pins of the plug is sufficient,

- the product fails to resist temperatures of 100 degrees under test conditions.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20315.
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Description:  The product is a power strip made of white plastic with four sockets and a 1.5 m extension cable. It bears the following text: "Famatel” and “Max. 3000 W~250V". The product comes in blister packaging, with the following text printed on the cardboard: "Famatel, four sockets with TTL, 1.5 m extension cable, designed for wall-mounting, patented, new". On the reverse side, there are diagrams indicating how to mount the product on the wall and other suggested uses. The product also contains the CE mark and details of the party responsible for placing the product on the market.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Greece