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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 7 (Published on: 18/02/2005)

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Notification(s) no. 0077/05 has (have) been added to this page on 28 March 2006

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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
0066/05

Germany

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Description: Electric night lamp “Home Heitech - Dim Night” Light with sensor (N° 04002502; EAN 4250040925023).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient air gaps and creep distances between conductors. The light does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Incompliant use of the GS mark.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

2
0067/05

Germany

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Description: Radio controlled and battery operated toy helicopter “Air Hog helicopter with radio control” (CL-603; EAN 4714370026312).

Please note that the notified helicopter should not be confused with those produced by spin master, and in particular with the "air hogs - sky patrol” for which no notification has been issued

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Risk of fire and injury. Insufficient electric resistance of the power supply unit which can catch fire; insufficient protection of the rotor blades; Instructions and safety information only in English. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
0068/05

Germany

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Description: Electric Christmas lighting chain “Natali Christmas”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wires section and cable fixation; missing instructions and warnings. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

4
0069/05

Germany

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Description: Electric Christmas lighting chain “Rice Lights”, with 60 bulbs.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wires section and cable fixation; missing instructions and warnings. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

5
0070/05

Hungary

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Description: Squeeze animal toys “Safety Toys” (720032 (bar code: 5 996033 129526720 031 (bar code: 5 996033 129519)720 205 (bar code: 5 996033 094824).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Excessive content of harmful plastic softener (phthalate) in the toys. Phthalates are banned from use in toys and childcare articles intended to be put in the mouth.

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

 

6
0071/05

Hungary

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Description: Child feeding bottle with PVC feeding teat “Little spirit”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Excessive content of harmful plastic softener (phthalate) in the teat, banned from use in toys and childcare articles intended to be put in the mouth.

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

 

7
0072/05

Hungary

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Description: Child feeding bottle with PVC feeding teat (N° 632774, EAN: 5999539 815214).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Excessive content of harmful plastic softener (phthalate) in the teat, banned from use in toys and childcare articles intended to be put in the mouth.

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

 

8
0073/05

Hungary

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Description: Child feeding bottle with PVC feeding teat (Type/number of model: YI-173, N° 632777, EAN: 5999539815245), cleaning brush.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Excessive content of harmful plastic softener (phthalate) in the teat, banned from use in toys and childcare articles intended to be put in the mouth.

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

 

9
0074/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Electric “Jinghao hair clipper” (SX-969B).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wires section and incompliant plug delivered without the appropriate adaptor for the UK socket outlets. The hair clipper does not comply with the UK electric safety requirements and with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

10
0075/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Electric “Nakai Torch and Radio Audio cassette player” (AK-168).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient insulation; accessible live parts; wrongly coloured wires with insufficient section; incompliant plug; missing information and safety instruction. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European and UK standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

11
0076/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Electric decorative aquarium lamp “Leboss - Magma Lamp – Aquarium Style”, incorporating a mobile phone.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Presence of ineffective earth connection; unsafe wires connection; insufficient wires section; accessible live parts; incompliant plug; missing instructions and safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European and UK standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

12
0077/05

Germany

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Description: Cosmetic aromatic oils "Raumduft Orange - Chiara Ambra". Type/model: EAN 4020728500954. Description: Sold in jars.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical risk. The low viscosity of the aromatic oil facilitate its inhalation especially by a child, and if swallowed can cause chemical pneumonia which can be lethal for a child. In addition, the oil can be confused with food (marmalade or orange jelly), particularly by a child. Flow time: 22.9 seconds; Surface tension: 31.3 mN/m; Carbohydrates: limonene 60.7 g/100g.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and returned to the supplier with withdrawal from the distribution and issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.  

 

(*)

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.


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Disclaimer - DE

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