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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 38 (Published on: 22/09/2005)

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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
0509/05

Greece

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Description: Recreational sea scooter “Yamaha Waverunner” (type/model: VX1100 Sport and VX1100A Deluxe (F1K)).

Country of origin: United States


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Risk of injury. Two main components of the electric system (rectifier and APS) can de subject to oxidation causing overheating of the motor area and malfunction of the accelerator leading to loss of control of the Waverunner.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

2
0510/05

Cyprus

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Description: Stationery erasers “Bensia” ice cream shaped with fruit flavours and pictures. (type/model: 0202048132).

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Risk of suffocation. Because of the appearance and the flavour a child can swallow the erasers. The erasers do not comply with the Dangerous Imitation Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution  

 

3
0511/05

Greece

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Description: Motor scooter “Nipponia ELEGANCE 125” (125cc; type/model: CF125T-19).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. The pipes from the petrol filter towards the carburettor can cause fuel leakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

4
0512/05

Germany

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Description: Electric pond pump “Aquapower+” (type/model: Aquapower+ 14000; EAN8714404014762). Description: Water pond pump.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Risk of electric shock. Water can enter in the pump housing coming in direct contact with live parts; missing earth connection. The pond pump does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

5
0513/05

Germany

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Description: DIY equipment - Working gloves “AGKI” (yellow and green) (type/model: N° 5-592 113).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The different glove components exceed the maximum allowed quantities of Chromium VI (179; 255; and 299 mg/kg instead of 3 mg/kg). The gloves do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment directives and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

6
0514/05

Germany

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Description: Electric extension cord “ET TOOLS Power strip” with eight sockets, four round shaped and four flat shaped (type/model: XM-D04/4K, EAN87156009297)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe earth contact; incompliant cable section and length. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

7
0515/05

Germany

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Description: Electric plug adaptor

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The adaptor allows the connection of plugs leaving accessible live parts. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

8
0516/05

Greece

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Description: Motor scooter “Suzuki” (type/model: AN400-AN650, manufactured in 2003-2004).

Country of origin: Japan

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Risk of injury. Some scooters are can be assembled with a defective main switch that may cause instant lights out or interruption of the motor operation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

9
0517/05

Spain

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Description: Kitchen multipurpose glass jug “BATERMAX” (type/model: CB8/432655/060757). Contains plastic cover and handle. The packaging indicates as maximum temperatures 120° for the glass and 90° for the handle.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of scalding. If in spite of the information provided on the packaging the jug is used with boiling or near boiling water the handle will give way; missing warning safety warning (not to use with boiling water).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

(*)

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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