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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 26 (Published on: 01/07/2005)

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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
0312/05

France

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Description: Sunblind “Sprint Orsetto Tendina Parasole”, Bottari Car Accessoires (Art. No 22055 – ref. 3540 – bar code EAN 8016038220558).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation. Children under the age of 36 months may try to detach the blind sucker. If they place the sucker in their mouths, there may be a risk of suffocation. During tests blinds were found to be unsatisfactory and dangerous.

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

 

2
0330/05

Sweden

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Description: Recreational motor craft “X-RIB 21” (Length: 6,3m, beam 2,1m, weight 250 Kg; 6 passengers; max. engine power: 86kW).

Country of origin: Sweden


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Risk of injury. Insufficient attachment of the steering console to the floor panel, the steering can come lose with risk of the helmsman falling overboard and loss of manoeuvrability. One fatal accident reported. The craft does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.

Compulsory measures: Compulsory recall from consumers, corrective actions, and reporting to the authorities.  

 

3
0331/05

Germany

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Description: Electric drill “VTOOLS” (VT-8505, Nr. Z1J-13), with reversible rotating movement.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock / injury. Insufficient cross section of the supply cord wires; unsafe connection between the supply cord and the internal wiring; insufficient insulated plug; insufficient strength of the drill tips provided with the drill. The drill does not comply with the Low Voltage and Machinery Directives and the relevant European standards.

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

 

4
0332/05

Spain

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Description: Portative electric voltmeter “SALKI” (6612045; Ref LM 100081533).

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Risk of electric shock. Easily accessible live parts; unsafe wire insulating. The voltmeter does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

5
0333/05

Germany

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Description: Soft toy Furry lion “OSTOY Trading B.V” (48976001221000000300).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Chemical risk. Use of banned azodyes in the red ribbon, which through the decomposition of one or more azo groups may form carcinogenic amines; more than 200 mg/kg of released amines 3,34 – dimethylbenzidine. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution  

 

6
0334/05

Spain

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Description: Pirate accessories “Hero Island” – toy (N° 2002, EAN 8422562015902).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Presence of non functional punctured joints, spikes and wires. Incompliant warning for children under three years old. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

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0335/05
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0348/05

Greece, Germany

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Description: Laptop battery “Fujitsu Siemens Computers”. (serial number ending in G1L1; AMILO A7640, AMILO A1640, AMILO M1405, AMILO M1424, AMILO M1425, AMILO M7405, AMILO M7424, AMILO M7425, AMILO Pro V2020.)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. The batteries can overheat with possible fire. Four cases without injuries reported. The batteries do not comply with the relevant standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

8
0336/05

Portugal

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Description: Portable electric desk lamp “LUZIL”. (Ref. 13.153 – Terra).

Country of origin: Portugal


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient electric resistance; possible damages to the internal wires insulation; some parts of the lamp can become live because of unsafe insulation of the wires and of unsafe internal connections; unsafe cable fixation. The desk lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

9
0337/05

Portugal

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Description: Fix wall electric lamp “LUZIL”.(Ref. 15.172 – Oxidado Mate). Description: Fix wall lamp.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Risk of electric shock. Missing connection devices; possible damages to the internal wires insulation; some parts of the lamp can become live because of unsafe insulation of the wires and of unsafe internal connections; unsafe cable fixation; insufficient resistance of the lamp socket. The wall lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

10
0338/05

Portugal

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Description: Metallic portable electric desk lamp “Astrolustre”. (Ref. 752/M).

Country of origin: Portugal


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Risk of electric shock. Possible damages to the internal wires insulation; some parts of the lamp can become live because of unsafe insulation of the wires and of unsafe internal connections; unsafe cable fixation; insufficient resistance of the lamp socket; missing product information. The desk lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

11
0339/05

Portugal

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Description: Electric halogen projector “Mader” (20125455). Description: Halogen projector.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe cable fixation; excessive temperature of the internal wires and of the external connections; missing product information. The halogen projector lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

12
0340/05

Portugal

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Description: Electric halogen projector “Xiang Shan”. (FH1-500).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Excessive temperature of the internal wires and of the external connections; missing product information. The halogen projector lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

13
0341/05

Germany

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Description: Intensive hand cleaner “HG intensive Handreiniger” (641019,442).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. Presence of N-Nitrosamine: N-Nitrosodiethanolamine 63 µg/kg.

Voluntary measures: [None: no more stocks were found at the premises of the supplier.  

Compulsory measures: [None: no more stocks were found at the premises of the supplier.  

 

14
0342/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric chocolate maker (ELE012110)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient distance between conductive parts (clearance) of internal wiring; physical contact with the product during its use can cause electric shock; missing safety warnings. The chocolate maker does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

15
0343/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric two-cups coffee maker “COFFEE MAKER”

Country of origin: Slovenia


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient fixation of the upper part of the cover (insufficient resistance of the pawls); physical contact with the product during its use can cause electric shock. The coffee maker does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

16
0344/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric pizza pan (LH-PZ 40), 1500W with connector incorporating a thermostat.

Country of origin: Slovenia


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Risk of electric shock. Excessive temperature of the supply cord; physical contact with the product during its use can cause electric shock. The electric pan does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

17
0345/05

Portugal

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Description: Fix ceiling electric lamp for children “MASSIVE”(05978/01/91N1).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient creepage distance between live elements; insufficient and unsafe distance between live parts and the housing; missing product information and instructions. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

18
0346/05

Portugal

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Description: Electric hair dryer “Babyliss” (Ref 6603), 230V-50Hz; 1900W.

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of electric shock. Due to an unsafe wires fixation, the live connections, in certain circumstances, do not respect the minimal creepage distance notably in the area of the on/off switch. The hair dryer does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive ad the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

19
0347/05

Ireland

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Description: Flower pot with accessories (toy) Feva “Plant Pot People Big Red Flower Pot” (347/8646).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. Some sample of the toy, intended for children of more than 18 month of age, can release small parts that can be swallowed by a child. The flower pot does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and 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.

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