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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 35 (Published on: 02/09/2005)

Corrigendum
On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published under no.5 in the week report n° 35 – 2005 concerning gel pens "Mini-gel" (set of 12 different colours) has been withdrawn.

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0468/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Teddy bear (cuddly toy) “Home Art and Design Collection” - 2cm buttons at the joint of each limb giving the appearance that the limbs are buttoned to the body. Loose tartan scarf.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Risk of choking/strangulation. Risk to young children of choking from eyes, buttons and filling. Also the scarf is loosely attached and when removed presents a possible strangulation hazard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution. Retailer removed remaining stock from sale.  

 

2
0469/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Rewirable plug and socket-outlet of cord extension set ((2P+PE 16/250) (type/model: LXT-301A). 3m.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock/fire. The cord extension set consists of only two conductors. The earthing terminal is not connected either into the plug or into the portable socket-outlet. The plug and socket-outlet are not fitted with screw-type terminals, soldered terminals are used instead.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

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0470/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Rewirable plug and socket-outlet of cord extension set (2P+PE 16/250 3500W). 5m.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock/fire. The cord extension set consists of only two conductors. The earthing terminal is not connected either into the plug or into the portable socket-outlet. The plug and socket-outlet are not fitted with screw-type terminals, soldered terminals are used instead.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0471/05

Hungary

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Description: Feeding bottle with two ears and a cap; with two ears and a cap; volume 240 ml.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. The teat contains more DEHP phthalate (51.65 g/100g) and DINP phthalate (0.5g /100g) than allowed by the legislation.

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

 

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0473/05

France

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Description: Holder for pacifier “Jolly Baby” (Type/model: 441106 with a metal clip). Dimensions approx. 22 x 10 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Risk of choking. Presence of small removable pieces in the metal clip which may lead to suffocation if ingested.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

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0474/05

Hungary

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Description: Textile Doll “Bumi” (type/model:bar code 5 996033240740)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking. The eyes and buttons came off easily, thus they can be swallowed or inhaled.

Compulsory measures: Prohibition of sale and recall ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0475/05

Hungary

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Description: Feeding bottles of different capacity with teat “Milco” (Type/model: 1) 10099 bar code 4 711146 100992. 2) 10095 bar code 4 711146 100947) Capacity: 1.250 ml; 2.140 ml

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. The teats contain more DEHP and DINP phthalates than allowed. There is no consumer information, instructions of safe use and care attached to the product.

Compulsory measures: Prohibition of distribution ordered by the authorities  

 

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0476/05

Poland

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Description: Cycle helmet “Decathlon Cycle protective helmet” (Type/model: Sport 100, model: 557 307, 559 141, 557 361; Sport 300 jr, model: 332 176, 557 620)

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of injuries. Due to the constructive latent defect, in case of impact helmet can get crumbled.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product  

 

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0477/05

Portugal

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Description: Laser pointer "LASER.LED&PEN"

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injuries. The laser radiation energy exceeds on several occasions allowable maximum of exposure values. The laser does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

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0478/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy airplane with remote control "Tlercel" (Type/model: n° 757-B086)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock/fire. Overheating occurs during the normal use of the battery charger. The length of the insulating rim on the pins of the plug is shorter than the requirement. The rated supply voltage indicated on the product does not correspond to the 230V supply voltage used in Hungary.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Rejection of the customs clearance.  

 

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0479/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy UFO with remote control “Fun Hover” (type/model: n° 3825); the remote control is operated by 6 1,5V batteries, the launch pad is operated by a 12 V rechargeable battery and provided with a charger.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock/fire. Overheating occurs during the normal use of the battery charger. The length of the insulating rim on the pins of the plug is shorter than the requirement. The rated supply voltage indicated on the product does not correspond to the 230V supply voltage used in Hungary.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Rejection of the customs clearance.  

 

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0480/05

Hungary

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Description: Toy ship with remote control “Super patrol boat” (Type/model: n° 328); the remote control is brown, similar to a helm and operated by a 9 V battery. The toy ship is operated by a 9,6 V rechargeable battery, which is provided with a battery charger.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock/fire. Overheating occurs during the normal use of the battery charger. The length of the insulating rim on the pins of the plug is shorter than the requirement. The rated supply voltage indicated on the product does not correspond to the 230V supply voltage used in Hungary.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Rejection of the customs clearance.  

 

(*)

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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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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