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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 17 (Published on: 29/04/2005)

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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: (*)

1
197/05

The Netherlands

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Description: Electric Plug adaptor Martin Kaiser “Converterplug / Plug adapter Euro plug”. Type/number of model: N° 686.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; incompliant pins insulation. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

2
203/05

Greece

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Description: Electric Steam iron 1.800W “CIR PERLA 2038C”. Type/number of model: 2038C

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Some metal surfaces of the iron (perforated plate, metal casing and part of the handle) are not properly insulated and in some circumstances can become live. Three cases of users’ deaths are reported. The iron does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
0204/05

The Netherlands

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Description: Electric Plug adaptor Isotronic “Converterplug / Plug adapter Euro plug”. Type/number of model: N° 10682.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; incompliant pins insulation. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
205/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Junior hooded zipper top Lee Cooper “Giger Olympa Junior Girls Hooded Zipper Top”. Type/number of model: N° 240000105; EAN 3 151537 314935

Country of origin: India


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Risk of strangulation. The hood of the garment is secured by means of a cord drawn through the material. The drawstring can be pulled tight which could cause strangulation to a child.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and recall from consumers. Destruction of all garments or removal of all cords required by the authorities.  

 

5
206/05

Malta

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Description: Electric Four socket outlets extension supply cord. “Emkay”. Type/number of model: EK-04. Description: Multiple socket

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Two wires cord: the earth contact of the sockets is not connected to an earth wire. The extension supply 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.  

 

6
207/05

Spain

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Description: Road 1.100cc motorbike “Honda XL 1000V”. Type/number of model: Type approval e9*92/61*0059*00.

Country of origin: Japan


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Risk of injury. Possible lost of the brake fluid affecting the rear braking function.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

7
208/05

Hungary

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Description: Electric battery charger set composed by a battery and a quick charger for remote-controlled toy cars “Turbo Tec 9,6 V rechargeable NI-CD”. Number of model: N° HM3513372; EAN 4 891470 903009.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; missing safety information; incompliant marking. The product 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.  

 

8
209/05

Hungary

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Description: Novelty gas lighter in the shape of a self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp “Maurice Gifts & Tots”. Type/number of model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of burns, fire or electric shock. Due to its misleading appearance the lighter can accidentally or unexpectedly ignite; if placed in an active lamp holder it can explode.

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

 

9
210/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Baby walker “ZEKIWA GmbH - Baby walking frame”. Type/number of model: N° 801/802.

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. Possible finger entrapment in case of folding; presence of incompliant openings and of easy removable plastic decals. The baby walker does not comply with the relevant European standards.

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

 

10
0211/05

Portugal

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Description: Novelty gas lighter in the shape of a revolver “Lighter”. Type/number of model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risks of burns and fire. Such lighter is attractive to children due to the toy appearance; it can accidentally ignite when a child plays with it.

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

 

11
0212/05

Finland

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Description: Chair “Milano” made of chip-board, cushioned upholstery; back rest made of flat metal bars.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Insufficient legs resistance, the chair can break down. The chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

12
0213/05

Finland

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Description: Chair “Anton” with seat and back made of plastic and metal legs.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Insufficient backwards stability and legs resistance, the chair can overturn or break down. The chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

13
0214/05

Slovakia

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Description: Toy battery operated laser pointer “Hi-Output Key Chain Laser - Key tag – laser pointer”.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The laser pointer beam exceeds the maximum accepted values; missing safety warnings and instructions in Slovak. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited; withdrawal from the distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
215/05

Malta

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Description: Stand decorative lamp “Eky -Lamp Stand”..

Country of origin: India


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Risk of electric shock. Missing cord anchorage and earth connection; presence of sharp edges which can damage the wire insulation; incompliant single pole switch, plug; possible contact with live parts. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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


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

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

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