Rapid Alerts 2010 (last updated 6 May 2010)

 

date reference notification type notification basis notified by origin subject distribution action taken distribution status
4-1-2010 2010.0002  alert official control on the market POLAND from CZECH REPUBLIC migration of formaldehyde (745; 717 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine bowls from China, via the Czech Republic POLAND, ESTONIA, SLOVAKIA reinforced checking product past best before date
from CHINA
4-1-2010 2010.0003  information official control on the market SLOVENIA from FRANCE migration of benzophenone (81 mg/kg - ppm) and of 4-methylbenzophenone (80 mg/kg - ppm) from cartons containing cereals from France SLOVENIA   distribution on the market (possible)
7-1-2010 2010.0018  alert official control on the market AUSTRIA from CHINA migration of zinc (20.6; 27.2 mg/l) and of cobalt (15.8; 19.1 mg/l) from porcelain plate from China, via Germany AUSTRIA public warning - press release information on distribution not (yet) available
from GERMANY
19-1-2010 2010.0052  information consumer complaint FINLAND from FRANCE colour migration (red) from outside wrapping of white chocolate confection filled with truffle from France FINLAND withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
25-1-2010 2010.0075  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from INDIA migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4 -MDA: 8.8; 9.2 / anilin: 3.4; 2.7 g/dm) from spoons from India UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
25-1-2010 2010.0076  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 15.9; 16; 4,4-MDA: 474.6; 464.6 g/dm) from kitchen utensils from China UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
25-1-2010 2010.0077  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from INDIA migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4-MDA: 13; 12.5 g/dm) from kitchen utensils from India UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
25-1-2010 2010.0078  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 0.6; 0.5; 4,4-MDA: 3.5; 4.1 g/dm) from nylon spoons from China UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
27-1-2010 2010.0101  alert official control on the market GERMANY from CHINA migration of epoxidised soybean oil (ESBO) (3.7 mg/kg - ppm) and of 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester - DINCH (9.2 mg/kg - ppm) from lids of jars containing marinated mixed mushrooms in herb oil from China AUSTRIA, ITALY, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, GREECE, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA, SWEDEN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MALTA product (to be) detained distribution restricted to notifying country
28-1-2010 2010.0105  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from INDIA migration of DEHP - di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (> 500 g/kg - ppb) from lids of jars containing pickles from India UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
28-1-2010 2010.0107  information official control in non-member country COMMISSION SERVICES from CHINA migration of cadmium (0.15; 0.15; 0.09 mg/dm) from coloured dishes from China, via Germany SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, UNITED KINGDOM, NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
from GERMANY
1-2-2010 2010.0114  information official control on the market GERMANY from ITALY migration of lead (16.5 mg/drinking edge) from rim of drinking glasses from Italy GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
2-2-2010 2010.0124  alert official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from FRANCE migration of primary aromatic amines (4.4-MDA : 208.5; Aniline: 12.0 g/dm) from kitchen utensils from France UNITED KINGDOM product (to be) destroyed distribution restricted to notifying country
10-2-2010 2010.0161  information official control on the market CYPRUS from CHINA migration of lead (3.97 mg/kg - ppm) from porcelain plates from China CYPRUS withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
12-2-2010 2010.0172  information official control on the market ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (12 mg/kg - ppm) from outdoor cutlery from China, via Switzerland ITALY withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
from SWITZERLAND
16-2-2010 2010.0184  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'-MDA: 11.0/4.4; total: 14.4; 8.0 g/dm) from kitchen utensils suspected to originate from China UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
18-2-2010 2010.0203  alert official control on the market GERMANY from NETHERLANDS migration of cobalt (0.3 mg/l) from porcelain oven-dish from China, via the Netherlands SWEDEN, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY, LITHUANIA, LATVIA, POLAND, ROMANIA withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
from CHINA
18-2-2010 2010.0204  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from HONG KONG migration of primary aromatic amines (302.5 g/dm) from kitchen utensil sets from China (Hong Kong) UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
22-2-2010 2010.0217  alert official control on the market GREECE from CHINA too high level of total migration (237 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic water bottles from China GREECE, BULGARIA, CYPRUS recall from consumers distribution on the market (possible)
26-2-2010 2010.0237  alert official control on the market AUSTRIA from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (anilin: 0.0472; 0.0509 mg/dm) from set of kitchen utensils from China AUSTRIA withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
3-3-2010 2010.0256  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'-MDA and total PAA: 165 / 254 g/dm) from black nylon tongs from China UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market no stock left
3-3-2010 2010.0257  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from HONG KONG migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'-MDA: 630; 664.6 g/dm) from flexible turner from Hong Kong UNITED KINGDOM withdrawal from the market information on distribution not (yet) available
3-3-2010 2010.0258  information official control on the market UNITED KINGDOM from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (29.8; 31.3 g/dm) from draining spoon presumably from China UNITED KINGDOM product (to be) destroyed distribution on the market (possible)
3-3-2010 2010.0262  alert official control on the market MALTA dispatched from UNITED KINGDOM migration of lead (11.63, 13.24 mg/kg - ppm) from porcelain cups from India, dispatched from the United Kingdom MALTA recall from consumers distribution on the market (possible)
from INDIA
5-3-2010 2010.0281  alert official control on the market AUSTRIA from THAILAND breakage (suffocation risk) of plastic baby cutlery from Thailand, via Germany AUSTRIA withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
from GERMANY
5-3-2010 2010.0283  alert official control on the market GERMANY from GERMANY migration of 1-hydroxy-cyclohexyl phenyl ketone (4.3 mg/kg - ppm) from carton boxes containing wok noodles from Germany POLAND, LUXEMBOURG, SPAIN, GERMANY, BELGIUM product (to be) destroyed distribution restricted to notifying country
18-3-2010 2010.0347  information border control - consignment released SLOVENIA from CHINA migration of nickel (4.4 mg/l) from barbeque cookwear from China SLOVENIA, UKRAINE withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
18-3-2010 2010.0348  information official control on the market CZECH REPUBLIC from CHINA migration of formaldehyde (70.8; 210.7; 292.7 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of total migration (16.5; 27.4; 28.9 mg/dm) from plastic spatulas from China CZECH REPUBLIC informing recipient(s) product past best before date
18-3-2010 2010.0351  information official control on the market GERMANY from DENMARK migration of isopropyl thioxanthone (ITX) (7 g/kg - ppb), of 2-methyl-4-(methylthio)-2-morpholinopropiophenone (22 g/kg - ppb), of ethyl-4-dimethylaminobenzoate (70 g/kg - ppb) and of 2.4-diethyl thioxanthone (DETX) (24 g/kg - ppb) from packaging of fresh cheese with fine herbs from Denmark GERMANY withdrawal from recipient(s) distribution restricted to notifying country
19-3-2010 2010.0355  information official control on the market POLAND from CHINA migration of cadmium (4.68 mg/item) and of lead (75.1 mg/item) from rim of glass mugs from China POLAND product (to be) destroyed distribution on the market (possible)
24-3-2010 2010.0378  alert official control on the market GERMANY from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'-MDA: 1216.8 g/l) from kitchen utensils from China GERMANY withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
26-3-2010 2010.0393  information official control following RASFF notification SLOVENIA from CHINA migration of lead (between 0.017 and 0.12 mg/l) and of nickel (between 0.077 and 2.1 mg/l) from casserole with cover from China, via the Czech Republic SLOVENIA, SERBIA, CROATIA withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
from CZECH REPUBLIC
31-3-2010 2010.0409  information official control on the market AUSTRIA from HONG KONG migration of formaldehyde (18.56; 19.06 mg/dm) from kitchen utensil (coking spoon) from Hong Kong AUSTRIA withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
1-4-2010 2010.0417  alert official control on the market GERMANY from CHINA migration of cadmium (0.2 mg/dm) and of cobalt (1.65 mg/l) from ceramic plate from China, via Denmark AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, SLOVAKIA withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
from DENMARK
2-4-2010 2010.0423  alert consumer complaint POLAND from CHINA adverse reaction (irritation of the eyes) caused by liquid in lollipop sticks from China ESTONIA, LATVIA, SWEDEN, POLAND product (to be) detained distribution restricted to notifying country
8-4-2010 2010.0448  information official control on the market GERMANY manufactured in GERMANY benzo(a)pyrene (0.8; 0.7 mg/kg - ppm) in and migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline hydrochloride: 1710; 1680 g/l) from rubber bulb manufactured in Taiwan of a gravy spraying device manufactured in Germany GERMANY   distribution restricted to notifying country
manufactured in TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
9-4-2010 2010.0450  information official control on the market GERMANY from CHINA migration of cadmium (0.19 mg/dm) from ceramic plates from China GERMANY recall from consumers distribution on the market (possible)
14-4-2010 2010.0466  alert official control on the market GREECE from HONG KONG colour migration and too high level of total migration (108 mg/kg - ppm) from silicone cake forms from Hong Kong CYPRUS, GREECE, BULGARIA withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
14-4-2010 2010.0467  information consumer complaint GREECE from CHINA migration of chromium from metallic grill from China, via Switzerland GREECE withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
from SWITZERLAND
14-4-2010 2010.0468  information official control on the market GREECE from CHINA deterioration of and too high level of total migration (>60 mg/kg - ppm) from cake mould from China GREECE recall from consumers distribution restricted to notifying country
19-4-2010 2010.0486  information official control on the market GREECE from INDIA deterioration (due to rust) of stainless coffee pots from India GREECE withdrawal from the market distribution restricted to notifying country
23-4-2010 2010.0503  information official control on the market GERMANY from TURKEY migration of cadmium (0.98 mg) and of lead (9.3 mg) from drinking glasses from Turkey GERMANY withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
26-4-2010 2010.0507  information official control on the market IRELAND from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (8463.0 g/kg - ppb) from whisks from China, via the United Kingdom IRELAND withdrawal from the market distribution on the market (possible)
from UNITED KINGDOM
30-4-2010 2010.0537  alert official control on the market IRELAND from COUNTRY NOT MENTIONED migration of primary aromatic amines (from 20903.8 to 30028.7 g/kg - ppb) from spoon from unknown origin IRELAND no stock left distribution on the market (possible)
3-5-2010 2010.0540  information official control on the market ITALY from SPAIN too high level of total migration (96 mg/kg - ppm) from metal pan from Spain ITALY public warning - press release distribution restricted to notifying country
6-5-2010 2010.0548  information official control on the market CZECH REPUBLIC from CHINA migration of formaldehyde (from 22.1 to 32.5 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine dish with decor from China CZECH REPUBLIC public warning - press release distribution restricted to notifying country
6-5-2010 2010.0550  information official control on the market CZECH REPUBLIC from CHINA migration of formaldehyde (from 39.5 to 53 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine dish with decor from China CZECH REPUBLIC product (to be) detained no distribution
8-1-2010 2010.ABI  border rejection border rejection FINLAND from CHINA migration of chromium (7.1; 7.2 mg/dm) from kitchen knives from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
12-1-2010 2010.ABS  border rejection border rejection ITALY from TURKEY migration of chromium (0.33 mg/l) and of nickel (0.157 mg/l) from food processor spare parts from Turkey   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
29-1-2010 2010.ADZ  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.059 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel knife from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
1-2-2010 2010.AEM  border rejection border rejection ITALY from PAKISTAN migration of chromium (0.5 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless clamps from Pakistan   product (to be) detained no distribution
3-2-2010 2010.AFA  border rejection border rejection FINLAND from CHINA migration of lead (4.3 mg/dm) and of nickel (35 mg/dm) from tea and coffee maker from China   product (to be) detained no distribution
4-2-2010 2010.AFI  border rejection border rejection FINLAND from CHINA migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 0.022; 0.025 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen utensils from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
4-2-2010 2010.AFJ  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA too high level of total migration (2889 mg/dm) from aluminium deep fryer from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
5-2-2010 2010.AFQ  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.3; 0.4 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel knife from China, via the United States   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
from UNITED STATES
5-2-2010 2010.AFU  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA too high level of total migration (393 mg/dm) from sieve sets from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
9-2-2010 2010.AGK  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.004 mg/l) and of nickel (0.217 mg/l) from stainless steel grill for microwave oven from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
11-2-2010 2010.AGV  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of nickel (1.1 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel oil cruet from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
11-2-2010 2010.AGW  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (2.7 mg/kg - ppm) from knife sets from China     no distribution
12-2-2010 2010.AHA  border rejection border rejection ITALY from HONG KONG chromium (0.46 mg/kg - ppm) in meat mincer from China (Hong Kong)   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
15-2-2010 2010.AHF  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.3; 0.5; 1.8 mg/kg - ppm) from pizza slicer from China, via China (Hong Kong)   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
from HONG KONG
3-3-2010 2010.AJJ  border rejection border rejection ITALY from INDIA migration of chromium (0.278 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of total migration (15.2 mg/dm) from stainless steel pans from India   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
5-3-2010 2010.AJQ  border rejection border rejection ITALY from HONG KONG too high level of total migration (0.68 mg/l) from silver plated brass wine funnel from Hong Kong   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
8-3-2010 2010.AJY  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (35.7 mg/kg - ppm) and of nickel (0.31 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel cutlery from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
10-3-2010 2010.AKH  border rejection border rejection GREECE from CHINA high content of DEHP - di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (4.6 %) in PVC gaskets used in thermo bottles from China   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
12-3-2010 2010.ALE  border rejection border rejection ITALY from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA migration of chromium (between 0.002 and 18.707 mg/l) from BBQ sets from Taiwan   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
12-3-2010 2010.ALH  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.49 mg/kg - ppm) and of nickel (0.92 mg/kg - ppm) from frying basket from China   product (to be) detained no distribution
16-3-2010 2010.ALW  border rejection border rejection ITALY from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA migration of nickel (0.578 mg/kg - ppm) from pizza set from Taiwan   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
17-3-2010 2010.AMV  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA too high level of total migration (39.8 mg/dm) from cookware from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
26-3-2010 2010.AOT  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of nickel (0.47 mg/kg - ppm) from frying basket from China   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
31-3-2010 2010.APG  border rejection border rejection GREECE from UKRAINE migration of lead (25.99 mg/l) from ceramic bowls from Ukraine   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
31-3-2010 2010.APH  border rejection border rejection GREECE from UKRAINE migration of lead (51.40 mg/l) from ceramic bowls from Ukraine   product (to be) redispatched or destroyed no distribution
31-3-2010 2010.APQ  border rejection border rejection GREECE from UKRAINE migration of lead (13.53 g/l) from ceramic bowls from Ukraine   product (to be) returned to dispatcher no distribution
31-3-2010 2010.APR  border rejection border rejection ITALY from THAILAND migration of chromium (0.16 mg/kg - ppm) and of nickel (0.24 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel cutlery from Thailand   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
2-4-2010 2010.APY  border rejection border rejection ITALY from HONG KONG migration of chromium (0.76 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel food slicer from Hong Kong   product (to be) detained no distribution
12-4-2010 2010.ARC  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (6.2 mg/kg - ppm) from steel steak knifes from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
15-4-2010 2010.ART  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (from 1.2 from 3.4 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel knives from China   product (to be) detained no distribution
16-4-2010 2010.ARW  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (1.05 g/kg - ppb) from barbecue tool set from China   product (to be) detained no distribution
20-4-2010 2010.ASI  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.21-4.4 mg/kg - ppm) from knife set from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
21-4-2010 2010.ASL  border rejection border rejection ITALY from HONG KONG migration of chromium (from 2.8 to 22.9 mg/kg - ppm) and of nickel (0.4 mg/kg - ppm) from knives from Hong Kong   product (to be) destroyed no distribution
23-4-2010 2010.ASZ  border rejection border rejection GREECE from UKRAINE migration of lead (24.25 mg/l) from ceramic bowls from Ukraine   product (to be) destroyed no distribution
23-4-2010 2010.ATA  border rejection border rejection GREECE from UKRAINE migration of lead (15.03 mg/l) from ceramic bowls from Ukraine   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
5-5-2010 2010.AUW  border rejection border rejection ITALY from CHINA migration of chromium (0.54 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of total migration (51.80 mg/kg - ppm) from knives from China   product (to be) re-dispatched no distribution
6-5-2010 2010.AVC  border rejection border rejection ITALY from TURKEY migration of nickel (0.373 mg/l) from stainless steel pressure cookers from Turkey   product (to be) detained no distribution
7-5-2010 2010.AVE  border rejection border rejection ITALY from TURKEY migration of chromium (0.482 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel pressure cookers from Turkey   product (to be) detained no distribution