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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 19 (Published on: 13/05/2005)

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Notification(s) no. 0236/05 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
0223/05

Greece

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Description: Battery operated furry kitten.

Country of origin: China


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The battery compartment can be easily opened delivering small parts that can be swallowed by a child, and presenting sharp edges; possible overheating in case of short-circuits. The product not complies with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

2
0224/05

Greece

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Description: Furry dog (N° 18-091727).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation. Insufficient resistance of the nose and the eyes that can be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
0225/05

Germany

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Description: Opel Vectra steering gear (Vectra B, EG-Type-approval e1*93/81*0030*00ff, and e1*95/44*0044*00ff).

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. The track rod may break due to excessive friction on the inner track rod joints, affecting the steering function.

Voluntary measures: Consumer information and corrective action by the producer  

Compulsory measures: Consumer information and corrective action by the producer  

 

4
0226/05

Germany

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Description: Aquarium and clock lamp “JiaSiDa” (N° MT-9904 and MTA 259).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe cable fixation; accessible live parts; missing safety information. The lamps do not comply with the Low voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. Products returned to the retailer and destroyed.  

 

5
0227/05

Malta

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Description: Three sockets extension cord “Emkay”. (EK-03).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

6
0228/05

Malta

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Description: Five sockets extension cord “Emkay” (EK-05).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

7
0229/05

Malta

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

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Description: Six sockets extension cord “Emkay” (EK-06).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

8
0230/05

Germany

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Product:

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Name:

Type/number of model:

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Description: Folding Chair “Garten-Klappstuhl” (Plein-Air, Art. N° 8302).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. Possible finger entrapment and crush.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action by the distributor following a request by the authorities  

 

9
0231/05

France

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Description: Biking gloves “Cordial - Weight lifting gloves im 4 71648”.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical risk. The product contains banned benzidine as a colorant.

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the products by the Customs authorities  

 

10
0232/05

Czech Republic

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Name:

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Description: Toy children’s pushchair (N° 886 EAN 5290516233039).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The end protections of the tubes construction could be easily drawn out by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited and consumers’ information ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
0233/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Mobile phone “Electronic Musical”.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The emitted sound level exceeds the accepted limit and can cause damage to children’s hearing.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, information and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
0234/05

Germany

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Name:

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Description: Theatrical make-up “goodmark”(KN 33 04)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The product contains a colorant that it is banned in cosmetics.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and destruction  

 

13
0235/05

Germany

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Name:

Type/number of model:

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Description: Working gloves “Safety First” (Canada Wint, N° 24320029; EAN403929500620).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Presence of banned azocolourants and levels of Chromium VI above the allowed limits.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information of the authorities  

 

14
0236/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric toaster DOMOTEC. Type/model: MS-402A

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of electric shock. There is an insufficient gripping of the supply lead. The insulation requirements are not fulfilled. The product is incorrectly labelled.

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

 

(*)

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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