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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 39 (Published on: 30/09/2005)

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Notification(s) no. 0532/05 has (have) been added to this page on 28 March 2006

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No.
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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
0518/05

Germany

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Description: Electric AC adaptor “Sony” sold with Playstation 2 (PS2). (Type/model: SCPH-70100)

Country of origin: Japan


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Risk of electric shock. Parts of the AC adaptor can overheat and under certain circumstances can give rise to mains voltage hazardous on contact. Five incidents without personal injury. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

2
0519/05

Finland

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Description: Electric mitre saw “L&D” 750W (Type/ model: N° 205)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. When locked in 45° position, possible contact with the saw blade; possible failure of construction guards. The saw does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

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0520/05

Finland

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Description: Electric mitre saw ‘Deuzer’ 1050W (Type/ model: JS2101).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Unsafe construction guards and handling of the product. The saw does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

4
0521/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric multifunctional multimeter “MASTECH” (Type/model: M-830B).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock/fire. Unsafe creepage distances; unsafe internal insulation; incompliant fuse. The multimeter does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution; Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

5
0522/05

Bulgaria

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Description: Electric hot Water jug with 360° detachable base “CONEGLIANO” (Type/model: XD2328).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe cable length; missing safety information. The Jug does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

6
0523/05

Bulgaria

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Description: Electric ceiling luminaire “Lighting fitting” ; three bulbs x 40W (Type/model: 050/1-S3). Description:

Country of origin: Greece


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Risk of injury. The internal parts can damage the wires insulation; missing earth connection; incompliant product information and missing safety information. The luminaire does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution  

 

7
0524/05

Bulgaria

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Description: Hot Water Electric Jug (Type/model: MC 200 Pty#). Description: Electric jug with detachable base.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe electric connection between the base and the jug. The Jug does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

8
0525/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Electric built-in luminaire “BRILUX”; 2x26W (Type/model: 8034A).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The winding temperature exceeds the allowed thresholds. The luminaire 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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0526/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Child bicycle “Domino” with stabilizer wheels and rear back-pedal brake (Type/model: ROG 16).

Country of origin: Slovenia


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Risk of injury. Presence of sharpened parts; unsafe handlebars; deformed wheel holder; unsafe distance between the pedal and the front mudguard. The bicycle does not comply with the relevant standards.

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

 

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0527/05

Finland

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Description: Electric decorative desk lamp « Incandescent table luminaire » (Type/model: EAN7392332508785).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Missing cord anchorage; presence of internal sharp edges in contact with conductors; unsafe lamp holder and insulation; insufficient distance between live parts and accessible metal parts. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0528/05

Finland

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Description: Electric refrigerator/heating cabinet “Yedersome” (Type/model: 98332).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Basic insulated conductors of the secondary circuit leans against live parts of the primary circuit; incompliant fitting of the printed circuit board. The refrigerator/heater does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
0529/05

Lithuania

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Description: Toy bow “Super Bow & Arrows game” with four arrows protected with suction caps (Type/model: N° 6638B; EAN5901271039612).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. Excessive kinetic power; in addition, the suction caps can be easily detached. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

13
0530/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Decorative wine/champagne candles (set of 4 wine bottle cork candles and set of 4 champagne bottle cork candles intended to fit into the top of a wine bottle before being lit).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. The coating on the outside of the candle can catch fire causing the candle to flare.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

14
0531/05

Slovakia

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Description: Children’s briefs “Bonite - Boy’s Sport Briefs “ACTION HERO”; 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. Presence in the dark-blue colour of carcinogenic aromatic amines at a level above acceptable limits (proven 3.3‘– dimethoxybenzidine in the value of 349 mg.kg-1). The briefs do not comply with the relevant European standards.

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

 

15
0532/05

Germany

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Description: Aloe Gel "Alcare" Type/model: EAN6009660070013.

Country of origin: South Africa


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Chemical risk. Presence of Nitrosamine: N-Nitrosodiethanolamin (1280 µg/kg). The gel does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution; compulsory monitoring ordered by the authorities.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution; compulsory monitoring 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


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Disclaimer - DE

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