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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 11 (Published on: 18/03/2005)

Corrigendum
Week 46, 2004 : On the basis of the complementary information received by the Commission and showing the conformity of the product to safety requirements, the notification published on the week report n° 46 – 2004 “Plasticine toy Dido Box Colore” has been withdrawn from the weekly report

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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
0117/05

Estonia

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Description: Toy tool set “My Tool Kit” (PLAYGO) composed of 12 plastic pieces (helm, hammer, glasses, etc.).

Country of origin: China


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Risk for health. The convex plastic glasses can damage the child’s sight and cause different health troubles (headache, dizziness, equilibrium disturbance, etc.).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution, issue of warnings and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

1
0145/07

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll emitting sounds

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Description: Category: Toys Product: Doll emitting sounds

Brand: Betty Type/number of model: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking to children because the battery cover opens very easily, whereupon the button batteries are accessible to children.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

2
0118/05

Estonia

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Description: Toy electric tool set “My Electrical Tool” (PLAYGO) composed of two plastic pieces, battery operated sabre jig saw and protective glasses.

Country of origin: China


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Risk for health. The convex plastic glasses can damage the child’s sight and cause different health troubles (headache, dizziness, equilibrium disturbance, etc.).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution, issue of warnings and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
0119/05

Germany

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Description: Plug adaptor “Euro plug” (2-pin flat plug).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Incompliant insulation with possible contact to live parts. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

 

5
0121/05

Germany

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Description: Laser pointer “Powerful laser Pointer” in the shape of a revolver with rotating cylinder.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The laser beam can cause eye and skin lesions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

6
0122/05

Germany

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Description: Brake disk “Textar” for the replacement of the original part No 4 041 428 (spare part for FORD Transit type V, built in or after March 2000, rear wheel drive; Art. No 98200 1038 EAN 40 19722 24497 1).

Country of origin: Denmark


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Risk of injury. Inadequate dimensioning of the transition from the hub to the brake disk: the disk can shear off from the hub, leading to the complete loss of braking power with significant reduction in the vehicle's braking power.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers with compulsory monitoring of the recall.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary recall from consumers with compulsory monitoring of the recall.  

 

7
0123/05

Austria

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Description: Extension supply cord “3 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 3” (AY) with illuminated switch.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

8
0124/05

Austria

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Description: Extension supply cord “4 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 4” (AY) with illuminated switch.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

9
0125/05

Austria

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Description: Extension supply cord “5 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 5” (AY) with illuminated switch.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

10
0126/05

Austria

Category:

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Name:

Type/number of model:

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Description: Extension supply cord “3 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 3” (AY).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

11
0127/05

Austria

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension supply cord “4 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 4” (AY)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

12
0128/05

Austria

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension supply cord “5 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 5” (AY)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

13
0134/05

Germany

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Description: Scooter “Monopol”.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Insufficient resistance of the steering axis which can collapse under 31Kg weight; Insufficient wheels dimension. The scooter does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

 

14
0129/05

Germany

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Description: Drill “ZIJ-13” as part of a set of different DIY electric tools including an angle grinder and a jig saw.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Sharpened internal parts can damage the internal conductors which can also get in contact with moving parts; insufficient electric resistance of the tool. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Undue use of the GS mark.

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

 

15
0130/05

Germany

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Description: Extension supply cord with multiple sockets (3-way, 6-way, 8-way) with and without switch (Model: NO MG-O-03, MG-03, MG-06, MG-08).

Country of origin: China


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

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

 

16
0131/05

Germany

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Description: Car “Opel – Monterey” with V6 petrol engine (Vehicles built between 1992 and 1995 are concerned, with serial numbers N7100010 - N7104055, P7100083 - P7106140, R8100002 - R8103559, and S8100060 - S8102404)

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. Moisture and dirt can get in the accelerator cable lining and block the throttle flap even when the driver takes his foot off the pedal.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions. Monitoring of the recall by the authorities.  

 

17
0132/05

France

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Description: Diving computer “MARES – DACOR” (3 models, a) MARES M1, serial number from 22783 to 22902 – from 23019 to 23045; b) DACOR DARWIN AIR serial number from 3265 to 3415; c) DACOR DARWIN CONSOLE serial number from 8503 to 8592).

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Risk of injury. Some diving computers are wrongly calibrated and provide unreliable information to the divers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers, information and corrective actions.  

 

18
0133/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Novelty gas lighters in the shape of a black and white football, of a mobile phone, of a brown handled gun lighters and of a silver gun.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns and fire. The toy-appearance is attractive to children who can accidentally ignite the lighters while playing with them.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution  

 

(*)

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


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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.

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