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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 20 (Published on: 20/05/2005)

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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
237/05

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric laser pointer “DPSS-Laser; Laserpointer -Modul”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Damage to sight

The excessive power of the beam (Class 3R laser product) can damage the vision.

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

 

2
238/05

Czech Republic

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fixed outdoor wall luminaire “Starlux / VENEZIA” (N° 4401), in stainless steel.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Ineffective drain hole; incompliant clearance from the mounting surface; missing safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
239/05

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy foam puzzle “EVA Puzzle Mats – abeceda” (LF 53873).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Chemical risk. High concentration of chemical substances which could irritate children’s mucous membrane of air passages as well as eyes and skin on hands. The puzzle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited and issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
240/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 750W toaster “FLAMA” (955 FL).

Country of origin: Portugal


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Unreliable ground connection; missing safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
241/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 750W toaster “CROWN” (CRE 2350).

Country of origin: Japan


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Unreliable ground connection. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

6
242/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 450/500W toaster “TECNISON” (TS-629T).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Incompliant wires fixation and unreliable ground connection; missing safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
243/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 950W grill “TEFAL” (EXCELIO N° 78801224).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Incompliant electric current leakage and electric strength. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
244/05

Estonia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Infant’s 240ml feeding bottle “Nursing bottle”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Suffocation

Risk of injury / suffocation. The cork and the fixing device present sharp edges and consist of small pieces that could be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
245/05

Estonia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Infant’s feeding cup with detachable spout “Jin Chen - Nursing cup”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Suffocation

Risk of injury / suffocation. The cup and lid present sharp edges; the detachable spout could be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
246/05

Estonia

Category: Stationery

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Permanent markers “ZIG Permacolor - Waterproof marker”. (Waterproof and quickly dried markers, rounded tip - OM 30NC; cut tip - OM 50NC; and thick makers with cut tip - OM 120. Markers OM 30NC and OM 50NC are produced in seven colours and markers OM 120 are produced in two colours. Markers OM 50NC with cut tip: violet - EAN 4901427917727, brown - EAN 4901427917773, red - EAN 4901427913255, orange - EAN 4901427917710, black - EAN 4901427913248, blue - EAN 4901427913262, green - EAN 4901427901351; markers OM 30NC with rounded tip: green - EAN 4901427901351, violet - EAN 490142797680, blue - EAN 4901427913224, red - EAN 4901427913255, orange - EAN 4901427917673, black - EAN 4901427913200, brown - EAN 4901427917666; thick marker with cut tip are red - EAN 490114256228 and black - EAN 4901427901511)

Country of origin: Japan


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Chemical

Chemical risk. The ink contains substances in quantities which can impair fertility and cause harm to the unborn.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
247/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 750W toaster “ACM” (TXS-286).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Live parts insufficiently protected; missing safety information in Portuguese. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
248/05

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric 1.200W small desk oven “ACM - Toaster Oven” (CK-12b).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Burns

Risk of injury, burns. Presence of sharp edges; excessive temperature of the handle; missing safety instructions and information in Portuguese; incompliant marking. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

13
249/05

Portugal

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fixed wall luminaire « LUSO APLIQUES - Wall luminaire » (N° 2030ap).

Country of origin: Portugal


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Electric shock,
Fire

Risk of electric shock / fire. Incompliant characteristic and location of the specifications; insufficient resistance of the casing fastening screws and of the mounting face. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
250/05

Portugal

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric child ceiling chandelier “DALBER, S.L. - Child chandelier” (N° 32452).

Country of origin: Spain


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Electric shock,
Fire

Risk of electric shock / fire. Missing mains connecting device and assembly instructions; excessive temperature in the lamp holder. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
251/05

Portugal

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric child desk lamp “Thunder - Child desk lamp” (DONALD F500125-28).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Electric shock,
Fire

Risk of electric shock / fire. Being a child appealing luminary, the lamp should be operated by transformer (24v) and not by 220v; incompliant marking; possible contact with high temperature surfaces; excessive temperature of the lamp. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
252/05

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tricycle with auxiliary pushing stick (N° SU 2807).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Presence of several clamping points that can cause child’s finger entrapment; missing safety warnings. The tricycle 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.  

 

17
253/05

Finland

Category: Decorative articles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative oil lantern “Brass oil lantern / brass petrol lantern” (N° 31-3489).

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Risk of fire. The lamp can catch fire in normal use. One incident reported.

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

 

18
254/05

Greece

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of PVC toy fishes “FUNNY BUTH TOYS” (N° 3099; serial N° 8422562022757).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Given the small size of the fishes, a child can swallow them. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

19
255/05

Greece

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sitting furry teddy bear “Furry teddy bear”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. The small plastic eyes can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The teddy bear does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited 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.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
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.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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