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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 14 (Published on: 08/04/2005)

Corrigendum
Week 12 : On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published on the week reports n° 12 – 2005: “Dracco Magnets" has been withdrawn.

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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: (*)

1
0158/05

Spain

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy tool set "MARKSMAN" (N° SK49; EAN 840540037112).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

Insufficient resistance of the arrows suction protective caps that can be easily removed. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

2
0159/05

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hair dryer “Secador professional - Special for hair stylers - AGC2” (1800 Turbo 1900A).

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Accessible live parts. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
0160/05

Spain

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child rattles “Shake the bell – Full time plaything series” (NO.811-1; Ref.42332; EAN 8422259423324).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Insufficient resistance of the rattles that can break in small pieces which can be swallowed by a child. The rattles do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0161/05

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pacifier plastic chain “Pacifier holder” (N° 72260; EAN 80351640738; EN12586 (1999).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Presence of small parts; insufficient resistance of the chain that can break in small pieces. The pacifier holder does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
0162/05

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red textile netting carnival gloves (no fingers).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

Chemical risk. Presence of banned aminoazobenzole colouring agents.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution  

 

6
0163/05

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric “Cordless filter kettle” (N°422/4758).

Country of origin: China


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Burns

Risk of burning. The lower half of the kettle can come off during use spreading boiling water. The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and recall from consumers.  

 

7
0164/05

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Thermoventilateur “CODEL - Comercial Daimieleña” (N° 288025- EAN 8435055102751).

Country of origin: Spain


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Electric shock,
Burns

Risk of electric shock and burning. Accessible heating elements and live parts. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

8
0165/05

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Car “DAEWOO - Nexia and Aranos” (Nexia, from N° 000001 to 793829; Aranos, from N° 102171 to 990453), sold from 1994 to 1999.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea


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Injuries

Risk of injury. The locking device of the safety bell can be defective, not providing the expected safety anchorage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

9
0167/05

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas novelty lighter “911 Fire alarm 119”, in the shape of a red fire-extinguisher with key holder.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

Risk of burns and fire. The lighter is attractive to children due to its toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite it while playing with.

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

 

10
0168/05

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas novelty lighter “Motorbike Flame” in the shape of a motorbike (EAN 4090000683125).

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Burns,
Fire

Risk of burns and fire. The lighter is attractive to children due to its toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite it while playing with.

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

 

11
0169/05

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: High chair “Philippo Kids Máté Kombi (EAN 59984345333582).

Country of origin: Hungary


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Insufficient stability of the high chair. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

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

 

12
0170/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pull-along toy rabbit “Walk Baby” (EAN 5998087 518394).

Country of origin: Hungary


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Excessive length of the cord; the small closing element of the cord can be detached and swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

13
0171/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy “Candy TIR lorry + chocolate bonbon” (L 0411081897; EAN 8697422650252).

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Small parts like the wheels can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited, withdrawal, recall and consumer information ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
0172/05

Slovenia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halogen lamp “NINGBO XIANGSHAN (NX-118 A; EAN 8004399141360).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Water can penetrate in the supply box. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

15
0173/05

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Room thermostat “Colibri 13 - T&G”. (EAN 3831025701064).

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

Risk of burning. Insufficient distance along the surface of the insulating material between some conductive parts; the insulating part retaining in position electrical connections is not heat and fire resistant, in certain circumstances it can cause the ignition of things or material underneath. The thermostat does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

16
0174/05

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two models of MITSUBISHI cars:

a) Montero/Pajero/Super Exceed: Type *95/54*0048, C-825, C-826, B-1696, B-1695, B-2293, C-1145, B2199, C-1102, B-2159, C-1111;

b) L200: type C-1001.

Country of origin: Japan,
Thailand


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Injuries

Risk of injury. In extreme off-road conditions, the Pitman arm can give way, affecting the steering function of the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

17
0175/05

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy “Animal farm set” (N° T 3053), including a bucket with farm animals.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Chemical risk. Above-limit lead content in the animals; presence of cyclohexanone (toxic effect), and dibutylphthalate (classified as a reprotoxic substance).

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

 

(*)

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

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

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