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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 12 (Published on: 23/03/2005)

Corrigendum
Week 12 : On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published on the week reports n° 12 – 2005: “Adjustable Child safety barrier - Lindam” has been withdrawn.

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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
0136/05

France

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Description: Foldable wooden garden chair and armchair made of eucalyptus wood (Hélians-DTC-0418A and DTC-0418B)

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Risk of injury. The foldable mechanism presents a risk of finger entrapment and cut.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

2
0137/05

Ireland

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Description: Toy “Safety Air Gun” shotgun with telescope, target, four short suction darts and five bullets.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. The small suction darts can be swallowed by a child. The darts do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

3
0138/05

Ireland

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Description: Commercial vehicle Mercedes-Benz “Actros”. Model: Actros 950-954; EU Type approval e1*98 / 14 *0184*02.

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. Vibrations can cause damage to the electric lines from the starter to the alternator due to chafing. This could lead to short circuits in the vehicle's electrical system while being operated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

4
0139/05

Germany

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Description: Electric Pizza pan “Mühle” 230V, 1.5000W (IBO-007).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe earth connection and conductors; incompliant plug socket; inadequate protection against live parts; missing warnings and information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
0140/05

Germany

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Description: Electric frying pan “Mühle” with glass lid, 230V, 1.300W (MDL DP-777).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe earth connection and conductors; incompliant plug socket; inadequate protection against live parts; unsafe cable fixation; wrong connection exposing live parts are possible; missing warnings and information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

6
0141/05

Germany

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Description: Waterproof built-in halogen spotlight “DIAG”, IP 65 protection rating (ZETAPI-W T 50)

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of fire. The spotlight exceeds the maximum permitted temperatures (90°) and can reach 126°; information not visible after the mounting of the spot. The lighting does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall from consumers.  

 

7
0145/05

Germany

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Description: Round electric multipurpose pan with glass lid “Mia Elecktrische Multipfanne” (PF 103N Grand gourmet Pan; EAN 4005270010328)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient resistance of the thermostatic plug, live parts can become accessible; missing cord anchorage; unsafe earth connection and conductors; missing warnings incomplete information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution; Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

9
0143/05

Hungary

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Description: Espresso coffee-maker intended to be put on a heating source in order to prepare 6 coffee cups (n°8516710000).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The safety pressure release valve comes into operation at 11 bars, while the two components of the coffee maker, detach at 4 bars overpressure.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

10
0146/05

Latvia

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Description: Yoyo Water Ball with flashing light (N°22081; 164076; EAN 2000030422887).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. While rotated the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the child neck. The yoyo does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

11
0147/05

Latvia

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Description: Decorative plastic strawberries with the appearance of natural fruits.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Risk of suffocation. Given the small size of the plastic fruits, and their misleading aspect, they can be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

12
0144/05

France

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Description: Adjustable Child safety barrier “Lindam”.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Risk of injury. The instructions request to fit the barrier with faceting clamps only for permanent fixation; without such fixation devices the barrier does not offer sufficient protection; Small pieces can be released and swallowed by a child, who may also stick its head or thorax. The barrier does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and product seized by the authorities.  

 

13
0148/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Three wood effect candles in the shape of flower pot, with distresses paint effect finishes and three wicks, described as “primitive wood candles”.

Country of origin: India


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Risk of fire. During burning an excess amount of liquid wax is produced, as a result the wicks insufficiently supported can fall against the container which can catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

14
0149/05

Belgium

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Description: Wooden baby cot “PEP Nico” 123,5 x 97 x 69cm.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of injury. Presence of burrs or sharp edges. The superior wooden frame does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

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0150/05

Belgium

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Description: Wooden baby cot “Belle” (Mobiline) 125,5 x 95 x 65cm.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Risk of injury. Inadequate distance between the bed base and the ends; insufficient resistance of the bed base and structure that can break. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

16
0151/05

Belgium

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Description: White varnished wooden baby cot “Tom” (Mobiline) 125,5 x 95,5 x 65cm.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Risk of injury. The screws used to fix the base to the sides are in plastic that can deteriorate and cause instability of the bed. Excessive distances between the bed base and between the vertical bars; safety instructions not available in the national languages. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

17
0152/05

Belgium

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Description: Varnished wooden baby cot “Caravelle” (Megamax) 121,5 x 90 x 67,5cm.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Risk of injury. Presence of burrs or sharp edges; unsafe internal height of the bed. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

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0153/05

Belgium

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Description: White varnished wooden baby cot “Virginie” (Megamax) 126 x 96,5 x 72cm.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Risk of injury. Unsafe distance between the slats of the mattress support; insufficient bed internal height; Insufficient resistance of the structure, pieces can break; safety instructions are not available in the national languages. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

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0154/05

Belgium

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Description: White varnished wooden baby cot “Chris” (Neyt) 126 x 96 x 66cm.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Risk of injury. The screws used to fix the base to the sides are in plastic that can deteriorate and cause instability of the bed; excessive distance between the vertical bars; insufficient resistance of the structure. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

(*)

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.

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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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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

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