Report 36 (Published on: 09/09/2005)

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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:

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy set "The Big Red Plant Pot" Marked "18+ MONTHS"

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation. Small pieces can be released and swallowed by a child. The toy set does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy Gun "Air compressor toy gun" (type/model: F338).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy Gun “Super GUN” (type/model: Tactics 205).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy radio "FM radio with earphones" (Type/model: N° 550162)

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The sound level exceeds the allowed values (109 dB instead of max 90dB) and can damage children’s ears. The toy radio does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

Austria

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle "KTM" - LC4 640 Adventure (Production dates: 2001, 2002, 2003.)

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Injuries

Risk of injury. In some unfavourable possible braking circumstances (no accidents reported) the front wheel spokes could break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter “Car lighter” with sounds and flashes effects.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

Risk of burns and fire. The lighter is attractive to children due to the lighting and sound effect. It is not evident where the flame will come out and can accidentally ignite by a child playing with it. The lighters do not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Childcare feeding bottle "Little spirit", with teat

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Chemical risk. The teat contains forbidden plastic softener (DEHP 31.0 g/100g).

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

 

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Household product rubber solution tube contained in bicycle repair kits. "Repair set" Brand: a) Wibra Bicycle repair set; b) Arrow Tools Bicycle repair set. Type/number of model:

a) N° 1418.0048; EAN 2014180048002;

b) UP 100/25; 6547892115664.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Chemical risk. The rubber solution contains excessive quantities of benzene (95%) instead of the maximum permitted level in consumer products of 0,1%. In case of skin contact and inhalation the substance is classified as carcinogenic (cat. 1) and mutagenic (cat. 2). The repair sets do not comply with the Directive on dangerous substances and preparations.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cosmetic skin bleaching "Clear Essence Skin Smoothing crème - Skin Lightening cream" (Type/model: Batch N° 040112-1) Cream labelled as "Hydroquinone free".

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical

Despite its labelling the cream contains 2,95 % of hydroquinone, which poses health risks if used in skin products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

10
0490/05

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cosmetic skin bleaching "Clear Essence Medicated Fade Crème with Sunscreen - Skin Lightening cream" (Type/model: Lot N° 050217-2) Bleaching cream labelled as containing 2% of hydroquinone.

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical

Chemical risk. Despite its labelling the cream contains 3,2 % of hydroquinone, which poses health risks if used in skin products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

11
0491/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy Gun "Stars" (type/model: P838).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Presented as a toy, the kinetic energy exceeds the allowed values. The toy gun does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited.  

 

12
0492/05

Ireland

Category: Furniture

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Free-standing wood hammock Bridgewater Brand: a) Homebase Ltd b) Argos Ltd. (type/model: a) N° 342997; b) 6522386.)

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The wooden frame can break causing the fall of the user who can be hit by the broken wooden frame. +/- 30 incidents recorded.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

13
0493/05

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Car vehicle Hyundai Tucson-JM. Type/model: Frames from KMHJM81VP5U165078 to KMHJN81VP5U212769 and production dates from 29.03.2005 to 20.05.2005.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

Lack of jamming of hand-brake ratchet after a period of usage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

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

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