Report 46 (Published on: 18/11/2005)

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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:

Germany

Category: Other

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Telescoping ladder.

Type/number of model: Article number: 50133, series number: IAN 794035, EAN 7394483501332.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Injuries

Risk of Injury. The rung spacing may vary when the ladder is retracted what can lead to user’s fall. Furthermore, when the ladder segment locking bolt is operated, it may snap shut, trapping and severely injuring fingers against rungs or tubes. The warnings affixed are not adequate and the risk of entrapment should be precluded by the design. This ladder does not comply with European standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trailing socket "MBO"

Type/number of model: SL 5000.Black multi-socket bar with four splash proof sockets.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. This socket bar has an IP44 marking Splashproof. However the water could penetrate freely to the current-carrying conductors. The sockets do not have the side earthing contacts required in Germany, but only the earthing pin common, e.g. in France. Customer may be given misleading information that these are the waterproof sockets, and these do not require side contacts but the contact pin.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin-lightening crème "Clear Essence".

White plastic bottle with a printed label and a white plastic screw top.

Type/number of model: Code: 7 37192 00010 4/.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

Chemical risk. Use of hydroquinone, which is not authorised for use in skin-lightening products. Misleadingly labelled as "Hydroquinone-Free". The product does not comply with the Cosmetic directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the remaining stocks from sale by the distributor.  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy revolver "Wicke". Toy revolver in a rectangular box (blue/yellow), 15 × 11 × 3 cm (length × width × depth).

Type/number of model: OLLY 0330, EAN 4000908003307.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Damage to hearing

Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 136 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy revolver "Ideal".

Description: Toy revolver attached to a plastic plate (measures 16 cm × 3.3 cm).

Type/number of model: Westernland / R8, EAN 4007832002819

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 136 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy revolver "Cap Gun Detective Special".

Toy revolver in a plastic casing, stuck to a cardboard backing.

Type/number of model: TC 7008B.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 139 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  

 

Germany

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cigarette lighter filled with liquid gas "Volcan-Fire".

Cigarette lighter shaped like a teddy bear with a flashing light, displayed as "Bär-Feuerzeug".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

This product can be used as a toy by children. Lighter is likely to be used improperly and for that reason poses risks to life and health (burns and fires).

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Spider-man Motorcycle - Bump’n Go Action.

Toy plastic Spiderman figure and battery operated plastic motorcycle (4 wheeled) approx 15cm x 10cm.

Type/number of model: Item No. 22298B

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The soluble lead content of red and blue paint was 408mg/kg and 356mg/kg respectively. The limit in the standard for migration of lead from a toy being 90mg/kg. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: AC adaptor for DVD player. Black plastic enclosure, rectangular shape, dimensions: 5 cm x 10, 5 cm x 3 cm.

Type/number of model: FJ-SW2545XY.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock. There is no double/reinforced insulation in the mains transformer between the primary and the secondary windings. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
0587/05

Greece

Category: Stationery

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Eraser "Apple Bear". Colourful erasers in the shape of flowers in a transparent plastic wrap.

Type/number of model: Bar code: 6 9263 29 000320.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Chemical risk. The erasers contain the dangerous substance DEHP bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate classified as mutagenic and toxic for reproduction in concentrations greater than 0,1% by mass. The eraser contains DEHP phthalate in a 43,1% wt/wt by content.

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

 

11
0588/05

Spain

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name: 1) Play set Bow Arrows; 2) Gran Jefe Indio Super Weapon; 3) Shoot Set Super Arrow "Vidal"; 4) Unknown; 5) Bow with three arrows; 6) Archery set Sharpshooter; 7) King and Knight "Vidal".

Type/number of model: 1) N° 5775 AB (origin: Unknown);

2) N° 8618 (origin: China);

3) 0213486 (origin: China);

4) Unknown (origin: Unknown);

5) N° 1633 (origin: China);

6) N° 0293 (origin: China);

7) N° 02133320 (origin: China).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Seven toys with arrows.

1) Bow with four arrows;

2) Bow with four arrows and two knives;

3) Bow with arrows;

4) Bow set including two blue arrows;

5) Bow with three arrows;

6) Bow with three arrows;

7) Set including a bow, three arrows, a knife and a sward.

Country of origin: Unknown,
China


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Suffocation,
Injuries

Risk of suffocation and injury. In all the toys the protective suction caps of the arrows can be easily removed and swallowed by a child; in addition excessive kinetic force. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. One fatal accident occurred in the past with a similar toy (0460/05).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
0589/05

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child push-chair "Prenatal".

Type/number of model: N° 720410; Ref: Utility-5.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Suffocation

Unsafe locking protective system against accidental folding of the push-chair. Incompliant labelling. The push-chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

13
0590/05

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child push-chair "Chicco".

Type/number of model: Ref: Ct 0.5.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Injuries

Risk of injury. Unsafe locking protective system against accidental folding that can accidentally trap a child. The push-chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0591/05

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Beauty masks "Amelan R.".

Type/number of model: Batch T3 (expiration date 01/2007).

10g glass flacon.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Chemical

Chemical risk. Use of hydroquinone (9%), which is not authorised for use in skin-lightening products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the batch.  

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

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