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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 15 (Published on: 15/04/2005)

Corrigendum
Notification(s) no. 0185/05, 0186/05, 0187/05, 0189/05 has (have) been added to this page on 28 March 2006

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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
0176/05

Poland

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden handle hammer. Model: 5900171630509.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Risk of injury. The head of the hammer can come loose while using the hammer.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.  

 

2
0177/05

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy “Police Gun” set. Type/number of model: N° 71069; EAN 8429398710698.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The protection of the arrows can be easily removed and the projectiles exceed the authorized limit of kinetic energy. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
0178/05

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy gun “Safe shot – Multi-dart target game” (Placo Toys). Type/number of model: N° 600; EAN 026404006004.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The projectiles exceed the authorized limit of kinetic energy. In addition, the length of the darts is less than 57mm and could be swallowed. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

4
0179/05

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative candle wreath. Type/number of model: N° ZND-661.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. When the wax become liquid, the wick is not sustained anymore and can ignite all the decorative elements.

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

 

5
0180/05

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle Yamaha. Name: a) Virago; b) Drag Star.

Type/number of model: a) XV 125, XV250;

b) XVS1100, XVS650 and XVS400.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Risk of injury. Under certain circumstances, the passenger seat can detach from de motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information and corrective actions.  

 

6
0181/05

Greece

Category:

Product:

Brand: vehicle fuel pump Suzuki for scooters.

Name: Fuel pump for Burgman UH-125 and UH-150.

Type/number of model: Fuel pump for models UH125/150 K2/K3/K4/K5, motorcycles with frame numbers in the following series: VTTBR111100100001 to 116511 and VTTBP111100100001 to 122236, for Greece.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor vehicle fuel pump Suzuki for scooters.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Fire

The malfunction of the fuel pump diaphragm can produce fuel leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information and corrective actions.  

 

7
0182/05

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric Multiple socket plug “Safety contact / Euro-Adapter” comprising one safety socket 16A/250V and two Euro sockets. Type/number of model: UNITEC tested brand quality.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of electric shock. The plug pins can came off and remain in the socket (users can try to pull the pins from the socket); incompliant labelling. The multiple socket plug does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and prohibited by the authorities.  

 

8
0183/05

United Kingdom

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gadget “2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace” emitting colour neon lights flash.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation and strangulation. The flashing pacifier is a gadget and not a toy but it could be mistaken for a genuine pacifier; different parts of the pacifier can detach or break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child; excessive length of the cord. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

9
0184/05

Czech Republic

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy phone “Kid Phone”. Type/number of model: N° 2010.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of ear damages. The emitted sound exceeds the authorised limit and can cause ear damages to a child. The phones do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

10
0185/05

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters in the shape of a car and a mobile phone.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns and fire.

Such lighters are attractive to children due to their toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite them while playing with.

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

 

11
0186/05

Hungary

Category:

Product: illuminating lighterbrand

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters with lighting effects

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns and fire.

Such lighters are attractive to children due to their toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite them while playing with.

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

 

12
0187/05

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters in the shape of a car and a rocket.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns and fire.

Such lighters are attractive to children due to their toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite them while playing with.

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

 

13
0189/05

Ireland

Category:

Product:

Brand: QE7.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric water heating timing device (in homes). Brand: QE7. Name: Grässlin QE7 Timer. Type/model: QE7.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of fire. Overheating in a small number of the products can be caused by high resistance contacts on the clamp connections due to premature relaxation of the metal clamps. The timing device does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

(*)

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.


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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