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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 07/10/2005)

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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: (*)

1
0533/05

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric desk lamp "AOYUE"; movable and magnifying; 22 W; 230 V, 50 Hz ( (Type/model: 928; N°928003009615).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Insufficient cord cross-section and fixation; unsafe plug and supply cord insulation. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

2
0534/05

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric eight socket extension cord with switch "Budmann"

(Type/model: Ouna).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

Risk of electric shock and fire. Unsafe protective conductor; insufficient wires cross sections; unsafe internal soldering; unsafe wires fixation; unsafe internal bridging from live conductors to the protective conductor; incompliant use of the wires insulation. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

3
0535/05

Norway

Category: Other

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Household seven-step aluminium ladder "Kwikkie",

(Type/model: N° 9707).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

Risk of injury. The cross-strut not fastened to the stile. Risk for falling down when standing on the upper step because the cross-strut may be pulled out. Three accidents reported, one with serious injuries. The stepladder does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

4
0536/05

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric child night lamp in the shape of a sitting translucent dog

Brand: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Absence of cord fixation can expose a child to live parts. The child lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

5
0537/05

Ireland

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas appliance "Outback Patio Heather" - standing outdoor gas heater (All models: PH04 Green PH04 Stainless Steel PH30 Moonshine PH30 Halo Customs Tariff Code 7321819000)

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Risk of fire. Tilt switch rendered inoperative by manufacturing error could result in patio heater flame not going out if patio heater was knocked or blown over

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and recall from consumers.  

 

6
0538/05

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hair dryer "CROWN- Professional hair dryer" in various colours; 220/240V; 50/60 Hz; 450/750W. (Type/model: HQ-683 – 684 – 685 – 686).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. Unsafe internal insulation; insufficient protection against humidity; insufficient electric resistance; Presence of sharpened parts that can damage the wires insulation; insufficient cord section; missing cable fixation; missing safety instruction. The hair dryer does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from distribution ordered.  

 

7
0539/05

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Temporary tattooing kit "BLACK HENNA"; powder to be mixed in water for skin application; 6 gr. pocket. Mainly sold on Internet. Brand: Unknown. (Type/model: HNN).

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Chemical

Risk of intensive paraphenylendiamine (PPD) dermatitis; PPD is forbidden in skin products (apart from hair colours). 30 children have been reported to suffer from burns and blisters. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive.

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

 

8
0540/05

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric cord set; 1,5m cord computer set, sold without packaging. Brand: Unknown. (Type/model: Unknown).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

Risk of electric shock and fire. Incompliant dimensions of the connector; insufficient wires cross section; missing required markings. The cord set does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

9
0541/05

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fuel car "Audi A6" (Type/model: A6 produced from July 2004).

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Risk of injury. Relative delay in the air bag electronic system.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

10
0542/05

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cuddly toy dog "MAGOMORA"; made from silver/grey and white long-pile plush material with red satin collar. (Type/model: EAN4016620121083).

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Chemical

Chemical risk. The red ribbon contains azo dyes which can form carcinogenic amines: 310 mg/kg of the released amine 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine (CAS-No. 119-93-7) were detected in the red ribbon. The toy dog does not comply with the directive on dangerous substances and preparations (azocolourants) and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal and recall from the market.  

 

(*)

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.

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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.

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

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