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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 37 (Published on: 16/09/2005)

Corrigendum concerning notification Nr 8 (0501/05):
Product description has been amended

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

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0494/05

Germany

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Description: Sporting hand protector “Best” (size M) with reflector tape (Type/model: N° 30243)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. Use of carcinogenic azo dyes: level of aminobenzidine in the fabric netting (216,0 mg/kg) above the stipulated level (30mg/kg); Dispersion orange 37/76 was also found in the hand protector.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall with compulsory monitoring of the product recall.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary recall with compulsory monitoring of the product recall.  

 

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0495/05

France

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Description: Toy - inflatable castle “Home Leisure- SPORT FUN JUMPING CASTLE” (Type/model: TY 8 200 1)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. If a child introduces its head in the inflatable basket, the plastic film representing the basket net can stick to its face; one non fatal accident (intervention of the parents) reported. The jumping castle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and consumer information.  

 

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0496/05

Norway

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Description: BMX/Trix bicycle “Yosemite - Crazy Creek Freestyle”

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. Front wheel can be rotated 360°; braking cable can tear during use; the braking system is not correctly assembled with risk of lack of braking power. Four incidents where the brake cable (front and rear) was torn during use have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from distribution; Withdrawal from the market and consumer information ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0497/05

Greece

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Description: Electric three socket extension cord “Rabalder” in blue, orange and grey colours (type/model: Code E0403 number 16648 Codes on the packing 500.798.21 (blue), 700.798.01 (orange), 900.798.00 (grey))

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe assembling that can damage internal wires insulation, external parts can become live. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and consumer information.  

 

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0498/05

Portugal

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Description: Mobile electric oil radiator “Taurus” with thermostat (Type/model: NY12EC-5L / DAKAR 1200)

Country of origin: Spain


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Risk of injury. Exceeds the permitted temperatures; insufficient stability; unsafe cable fixation; unsafe electric insulation. The radiator does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

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0499/05

Portugal

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Description: Electric fix fluorescent ceiling lamp with 32W circular fluorescent tube “INTERLUSA” (Type/model: RN-32)

Country of origin: Portugal


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe earth connection; excessive temperatures; missing safety information. The ceiling lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

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500/05

Portugal

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Description: Electric infrared heater “HJM” 1200W. (Type/model: N° 303).

Country of origin: Spain


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Risk of electric shock; burns. Unsafe earth connection; excessive temperatures; insufficient protection in case of abnormal operation; insufficient protection of the grid, allowing contact with hot elements; insufficient electric resistance. The heater does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

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0501/05

Hungary

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Description: Electric water heater “Heatpol” - GP electric heating cartridge series (type/model: Four models: GP0,3; GP600, GP900, GP1200.

Description: 230 V; 50 Hz; 300 W; 600 W; 900 W; 1200 W; Class I.; IP54.

Bar codes: 5904178081005; 5904178081012; 5904178081029; 5904178081036.

Dimensions: 300mm; 500mm; 700mm; 900mm).

Country of origin: Poland


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Risk of electric shock. In some cases the bushing of the heating elements can drop out giving access to live parts; unsafe cord anchorage. The water heaters do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and consumer information. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

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0502/05

Slovakia

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Description: Toy pistol set “SHOOTING GAME SET” including a plastic pistol, three protected arrows and a target (Type/model: N° 31 3092379)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. Insufficient fixation of the arrows suction caps can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The toy set does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and consumer information.  

 

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0503/05

Slovakia

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Description: Yo-yo ball “YO-YO WATER BALL – SAFETY SPORT BALL”; the ball contains small animal figures.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of strangulation. While rotating the yo-yo ball the elastic string extends and can get wrapped around the neck of a child. The yo-yo ball does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and consumer information.  

 

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0504/05

Slovakia

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Description: Electric stainless pan “Pizza Master electric pan” with Teflon surface and transparent cover; 1500W (Type/model: ZP00-A40)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe protective electric features and connections; incompliant safety marking. The electric pan does not comply with the Low Voltage

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and consumer information.  

 

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0505/05

Finland

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Description: Electric incandescent luminaire “Lumine” with built-in transformer (Type/model: BL-03).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Missing earth connection; possible access to live parts through the plug; the protective cover can be easily removed and live parts become accessible. The luminaire does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

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0506/05

Greece

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Description: Car vehicle “KIA Sportage (KM)” (production dates from 29.03.2005 to 20.05.2005)

Country of origin: South Korea

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Risk of injury. Improper security mechanism of the hand-brake ratchet that can compromise the braking function.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

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0507/05

Germany

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Description: Electric pizza pan with transparent cover (type/model: HLD-002; 1500W)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Unsafe protective electric insulation (components and durability); Insufficient stability; incompliant use of GS marking. 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.  

 

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0508/05

Germany

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Description: Childcare pram/pushchair “One Tree Hill - Urban Jungle Mountain Buggy” with adjustable pivoting handle (Serial N° 000000-003342)

Country of origin: New Zealand


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Risk of injury. Due to a weakness in plastic pivoting part of the handles, the handle can break; five incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

(*)

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.

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