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

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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:

Austria

Category: Furniture

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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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Injuries

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  

 

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Name: Hairdryer RIWA

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

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.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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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Injuries

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.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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

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.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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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Injuries,
Fire

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.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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

Injuries

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.  

 

Lithuania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

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  

 

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Volkswagen Touran 2.0TDI 100 kW.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

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  

 

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

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  

 

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Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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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Injuries

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  

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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