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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 41 (Published on: 14/10/2005)

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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: (*)

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0543/05

Luxembourg

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Description: Bicycle handlebars "PRO cycle equipment - PRO-XLT-OPS Aero handlebars". (Type/model: PR320328 and PR320329). Description: Aero anatomic oversized (31.8 mm) handlebars for road racing bicycles; breadth 42 and 44 cm; sold as an aftermarket product.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Risk of injury. The central wall of this particular type of bar may be too thin and could fail in use, causing the rider to lose control of his bicycle. Seven failures without severe injury were reported.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped, product recall from consumers.  

 

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0544/05

Austria

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Description: Cycle repair kit "Global Partner", consisting of: blister pack with a tube (10 ml), 1 abrasive grater, 2 valve tubes and various rubber patches. (EAN number: 4030681 003782)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The rubber solution contains benzol. According to the Directive 67/548/EEC this substance is carcinogenic (category 1- R45), mutagenic (category 2 – R46) and toxic in the event of prolonged exposure (R48/23/24/25). The rubber solution contains at least 50 % by weight of benzol and according to the Directive 76/769/EEC, products containing more than 0.1% by weight of benzol may not be supplied to non-commercial final consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution by the retailer and wholesaler.  

 

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0545/05

Slovakia

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Description: Toy gun "CAP GUN SPECIALACTION" (Type/model: TO 411/TC 7888B). Description: Black metal toy gun.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The two sorts of explosive caps tested exceed 125 dB (140.3 dB and 137.8 dB) and could cause damages to the ears of a child. The toy gun does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumers information.  

 

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0546/05

Slovakia

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Description: Toy - stink blasters Names: 1) Windy mountains gang ‘Martin Mistr Prd’; 2) Country cousins ‘Zigo Zumpa’; 3) Country cousins ‘Gregor Grglos Cibulovy’. Description: The figures are part of the 24-piece set of figures. After being pressed the figures emit characteristic smell.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of chemical risk. Toys contain cycloheksanone, which may endanger to the health of children (Martin Mistr Prd’ – 145.5 mg.kg-12, ‘Zigo Zumpa’ – 50.9 mg.kg-13, ‘Gregor Grglos Cibulovy’ – 93.3 mg.kg-1). The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumers information.  

 

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0547/05

Greece

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Description: Stationery eraser "Eraser Fun Shape Zhengda"; various colours. (Type/model: EAN8770228201061);

Country of origin: China


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Risk of chemical risk. The erasers contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in a 31.5% wt/wt by content. The product intended for children could be used as a toy and/or mouthed.

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

 

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0548/05

Greece

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Description: Stationery eraser "Eraser LYRA (3464F)"; of white colour with strawberries printed on it. (Type/model: Bar code: 4 084900 840511)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. The eraser contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in a 44.8% wt/wt by content. According to the regulation (Directive 2001/60/EC) the specific substance is classified as toxic, my impair fertility and may be harmful to unborn child.

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

 

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0549/05

Lithuania

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Description: Squeaky toys "TOYS" - Duck, duckling, dolphin and lifebuoy (set of four toys). (Type/model: EAN4893126153820)

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. Small parts, including squeaky device can be easily removed and swallowed by a child. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

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0550/05

Finland

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Description: Electric insect killer "LEXXA"; protected by two metal grids and functioning with two UV internal lamps. (Type/model: BT-16W).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; internal conductors in contact with sharp metal edges; unsafe distances between live parts of the secondary circuit and touchable parts. The insect killer 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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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 - 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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