Report 8 (Published on: 25/02/2005)

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

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Honda off-road motorcycle XR 125L (frame numbers within the series XR125L3 “E” type 9C2JD).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Possible engine malfunction or stall caused by wire harness open circuit.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions.  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three and six sockets extension supply cords with switches “Zhong Ya”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Unsafe soldering and wires fixation; insufficient wires section; incorrectly marked. The extension supply cords do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative wall picture light “Mecca”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Unsafe cable fixation and internal insulation; possible contact with live parts; unsafe fixation of the two neon lamps (glued); missing safety information. The illuminated picture does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Desk aquarium “Rotating Lamp”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; unsafe wires connection; incompliant plug. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European and UK standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

The Netherlands

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tea/coffee transparent glass “Pasabahce” (N° 62511 AIDA; EAN 8693357004672).

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Insufficient thermal shock resistance: the glass can explode sprinkling hot liquids.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; warning issued by the authorities.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Laser pointers

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy laser pointer “HI-OUTPUT KEY LASER, 5 in 1 - Key tag – laser pointer”, with four different shaped tips and one tip concentrating the beam.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

Risk of injury. The laser beam can cause eye injury; missing safety warnings and instructions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Laser pointers

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy laser pointer “Laser Pointer Powered K&B - Key tag – laser pointer”, with seven different tips and one concentrating the beam.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

Risk of injury. The laser beam can cause eye injury; missing safety warnings and instructions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pushchair “Children’s B&B sport buggy - BUGGY AIR”, with inflatable wheels and reversible handle.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Possible child’s finger entrapment in different parts of a child’s reach zone. The buggy does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information.  

 

Spain

Category: Gadgets

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Joke “Shock” ball point pen, looking like a normal ball point pen but producing electric discharges when pressing the push-button.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. The 800 v (1.66kHz) electric discharge presents a danger for sensitive people or having a blood-pressure pace-maker. Absence of information in Spanish.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

 

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0087/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two sorts of rattles (N° 1.20152.2): a) Five coloured plastic bells containing two metal balls, with handle; b) Five balls containing smaller balls ant two metal balls, with handle.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Injuries

Risk of suffocation and injury. Insufficient resistance of the rattles that can break releasing small sharpened parts that can be swallowed by a child. The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
0088/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three sorts of toy guns:

a) “Military Force” (P-615B);

b) and c) “Armed force” (5701-C and 3.918-B), 6mm black plastic toy guns, with laser gun sight, firing red and yellow plastic bullets as ammunitions.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Kinetic energy exceeding the allowed values; missing warnings in Hungarian. The toy guns do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

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


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