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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 33 (Published on: 19/08/2005)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
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
0444/05

Austria

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Description: Wooden garden folding chair, with two simple metal linkages allowing the rear edge of the seat to be tipped up. Brand: LOMA

Country of origin: Unknown


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Potential risk of injury for entrapment and crushing of fingers at the metal linkages of the chair.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities  

 

2
0445/05

Lithuania

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Description: Name: Hairdryer RIWA

Country of origin: China


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Potential risk of electric shock as the interior wires can be exposed. It does not comply with the relevant European standards. In addition, there are no instructions for safe use of the product and marking is incomplete (package is marked, product is not).

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

 

3
0446/05

Slovakia

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Description: Plastic toy gun with 2 bullets fitted with suckers and target fixed to plastic figures. Type/number of model: 938

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Flexible materials used as impact surfaces do not comply with the European Standards as they fail the pulling test of the standard and can detach easily. Incomplete safety and use instructions as no warning is given not to use bullets other than those supplied or recommended by supplier.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0447/05

Slovakia

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Description: Children’s briefs YOUJOY of dark blue colour printed with orange, red and white rectangles, and are made of cotton.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Presence of banned azo dyes that can give rise to carcinogenic aromatic amines.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
0448/05

Greece

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Description: Car MAZDA. Fuel pump of MAZDA RX-8 The vehicles manufactured between 28.07.2003 and 01.07.2005 are affected.

Country of origin: Japan

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Risk of injury and fire. Overheating in the fuel reservoir may lead to a dysfunction in the oxygen sensor, the neutral position sensor, the back indicator lights, the handbrake, and the flow regulator and in extreme situations may cause fuel leakage from the reservoir. Risk of injury from the resulting loss of control of the vehicle and risk of fire from the leaking fuel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

6
0449/05

Greece

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Description: Car MAZDA. Wishbone of Mazda RX-8, fuel. The vehicles manufactured between 28.07.2003 and 27.12.2003 are affected.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Risk of injury because of potential for loss of control of the vehicle resulting from a defective holder of the spherical joint of the front lower wishbone which in extreme situations may become detached.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

7
0450/05

Lithuania

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Description: Ornate wall metal bracket with glass cover. 2009-62-09

Country of origin: Unknown


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Potential risk of electric shock as sharp edges and internal design defects can result in ‘live’ wires touching metallic parts of the bracket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards and the Low voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities  

 

8
0451/05

Poland

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Description: Volkswagen Touran 2.0TDI 100 kW.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Risk of fire. Technical default in the ventilation valve of the clutch pressure pipe can lead to mass flywheel damage and in cases of extreme clutch engagement can result in fire in the clutch area.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions  

 

9
0452/05

Malta

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Description: 6 in-line trailing socket BORL, BL-164

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electrical shock as the individual fuses for the individual socket outlets can be easily removed exposing live parts.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities  

 

10
0453/05

Greece

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Description: All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Kawasaki KVF300A/B, KVF400C/D, KVF360A/B/C, KVF650/A/B, KVF700A/B/D

Country of origin: United States


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Risk of injury. Cavity that holds aluminium steering joints holding wishbone pellets may loose its shape upon vehicle impact with natural obstacles (e.g. stones) during intended all terrain use. This after continuous use may result in the separation of the wishbone pellets from the joints thereby resulting in loss of vehicle control.

Compulsory measures: Authorities issued press release. Importer will inform owners via individual letters to bring in vehicles for free of charge repairs/modifications  

 

(*)

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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