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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 5 (Published on: 04/02/2005)

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No.
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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0022/05

Germany

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Description: Electric lawnmower “Honda - HRE42” (HRE 42 B SDE; serial no: up to MALF-1001980; built in 2004; EAN 3573390002376).

Country of origin: France


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Risk of injury. Defective control box, the motor and the blade may not come to a standstill even after releasing the clutch, but may continue to rotate. The lawnmower does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

2
0023/05

Germany

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Description: Desk metallic lamp with tripod “Hollywood–TL”.

Country of origin: Austria


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Risk of electric shock. The lampshade can became live due to defective cables insulation. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and withdrawal from distribution.  

 

3
0024/05

Finland

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Description: Squeaky duck toy (N° 5023; EAN 7331626050234).

Country of origin: Thailand


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Risk of suffocation. The rolling ball can break releasing small beads that can be swallowed by a child. The duck does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

4
0025/05

Finland

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Description: Soft filled toy “Sheep Maya” (ID 36304) made of pile.

Country of origin: Slovenia


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Risk of fire. In presence of a flame the toy can ignite and the flames can spread very rapidly on the parts covered with curly-haired pile. The sheep does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

5
0026/05

Finland

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Description: Battery operated driving simulator toy “Driver Fun – UK” (N° 38813), with sound and light effects and mobile phone.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The excessive sound level of the mobile phone can cause ear damage to a child. The driving simulator does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

6
0027/05

Germany

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Description: Electric eight sockets extension supply cord “EURO GOLD PROFILINE” (ZY-10, n. 37770, EAN 4021636377706).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Insufficient wires sections; unsafe soldering, wires fixations and housing. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

7
0028/05

Germany

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Description: Electric halogen heater “Prima” (YQ-12; 1.200w).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire. The plug can catch fire, while the heater is operating. The heater does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

8
0029/05

Norway

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Description: Infant sleeping bag “One Tree Hill - Buggy Mummy” (BM1050), for small children (0-12 months).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Risk of suffocation. Excessive length of the adjustable cords that can create loops around the head of a child. The product does not comply with the Norwegian safety requirements.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited, withdrawal from distribution and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0030/05

Norway

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Description: Decorative candle-holder for tea lights (EAN no. 7022810611101 and 7022810611118 – 4 different candlesticks for tea lights).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. The candlestick can catch fire from the candle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

10
0031/05

Spain

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Description: Electric angular grinder tool “Perel” (S1M-KE4-115A; EAN 5411257108435), with metallic box.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. The tool cannot be easily switched off. Missing safety instructions and product information. The angular grinder does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0033/05

Norway

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Description: Candlestick for red tea lights with golden decorations (EAN 7330010856674).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. The remaining candle residues may catch fire at the end of burning time.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

12
0034/05

Ireland

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Description: Right-hand drive models of motor vehicle “Mercedes-Benz - CLK Cabriolet A 209)

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. Wrongly marked ignition circuit wires can cause the incorrect connection to the side air bag ignition lead. The side air bag may be deployed on the opposite side of the impact.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

13
0035/05

Norway

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Description: Child deep red frock “Girls by KappAhl” (KA 34020-05 42 24075343).

Country of origin: Norway


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Risk of fire. The textile is highly flammable.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

14
0036/05

Norway

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Description: Stripped green, white, beige and gold blouse for girls “Okaidi” (27133/0273, 60842/2752.

Country of origin: Morocco


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Risk of fire. The textile is highly flammable.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

15
0037/05

Iceland

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Description: Wooden decorative candle holder in the shape of Santa Claus, designed to sit on a shelf.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire. The candle is very near to the wooden personage which can catch fire. Absence of warning or instructions.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information.  

 

16
0038/05

Finland

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Description: Wooden puzzle toy “Lehrer Clown Puzzleuhr” (471700500, EAN 87112985266164).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation and chemical risk. Insufficient resistance to traction of the plastic knobs that can detach and be swallowed by a child. The puzzle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. In addition plywood contains excessive quantities of formaldehyde.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

17
0039/05

Finland

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Description: Boxing set toy “Hello! Sport Collection Boxing Set” (EAN 3257980277442).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. Excessive content of lead in the red artificial leather, and of cadmium in the white artificial leather. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

18
0040/05

Finland

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Description: Battery operated spy set toy “Master of Spy - Telesonic 3 in 1 Spy Ear” (N° 9933), for looking and listening at the same time.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Acoustic feedback can easily happen when telescope is turned towards headphones, producing excessive sound levels causing hearing damages. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

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0041/05

Lithuania

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Description: Toy set “Desert Forces 3,95Lt.” (N° 622, b.k.), with pistol gun, target stand and six plastic arrows with suction-caps.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. The plastic arrows are too small and can be swallowed by a child. The toy set does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

20
0042/05

Lithuania

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Description: Toy gun “Peace 3,95Lt” (N° 203), with three plastic arrows protected by soft suction-caps.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. The plastic arrows protections can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The toy gun does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

21
0043/05

Hungary

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Description: Plastic foldable high chair “Brevi – Pony” (N° 276).

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of injury. Insufficient stability of the highchair. The product does not comply with the relevant national standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
0044/05

Hungary

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Description: Four models of air sport guns “1) Air Sport Gun SP 158; 2) CYMA P799A Air Sport Gun; 3) CYMA P698A Air Sport Gun; 4) Air Sport Gun M35L”, with laser gun-sight, and red or yellow coloured plastic balls as ammunitions.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Excessive kinetic force when firing the projectiles. The guns do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

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Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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