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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 49 (Published on: 09/12/2005)

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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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0629/05

Spain

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Description: Stacking and pull-along toy "TIA DE LI" Type/model: No 3412.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of strangulation, suffocation. The length of the cord of the toy (more than 220 mm) exceeds the limit specified in the standard. During the impact test the toy broke and small pieces which fit completely within the cylinder detached from the toy. The warning "not recommended for children under 3 years of age" is placed, although this toy is intended for children of this age. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

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0630/05

Spain

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Description: Telescopic halogen lamp "Happycasa"

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of electric shock. The power plug does not provide adequate protection against electric shock. Certain safety markings and warnings are absent, which could result in incorrect and unsafe handling of the product. The cross section of the cable is smaller than required. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

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0631/05

France

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Description: "Via ferrata" snap hook "Singing Rock" Type/model: Via Ferrata (type K) Nos 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Risk of injury. Risk of premature wear out of the hook’s finger mechanism what might cause that the mechanism will not close again properly.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from sale and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

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0632/05

Slovakia

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Description: Rubber eraser. Description: 1. The shape of the rubber eraser resembles a whipped cream cake. 2. The rubber eraser resembles a small tea biscuit in shape. 3. The rubber eraser is composed of five parts joined together as a jigsaw puzzle in the shape of a seahorse.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking. For the reason of shape, colour and image, these rubber erasers can be confused with food. The rubber erasers may resemble cakes, biscuits, candy, chewing gum etc. Therefore these products pose a threat to the life and health of children.

Compulsory measures: The distributor voluntarily withdrew the product from the market and informed consumers about the recall. Placing on the market was prohibited by the authorities.  

 

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0633/05

Greece

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Description: Music Phone (toy). Type/model: Νο. 101.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of strangulation and damage to hearing. The phone cable is longer than allowed by the standard (220mm). The sound pressure level LpA (118,3db) exceeds the upper limit of 90db. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Distribution of the product prohibited by the authorities.  

 

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0634/05

Greece

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Description: Phone deluxe (toy). Type/model: Code 148.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of damage to hearing. The sound pressure level LpA (121,7db) exceeds the upper limit of 90db. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Distribution of the product prohibited by the authorities.  

 

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0635/05

Estonia

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Description: Set of five squeezable toys. Description: The set of toys consists of five little coloured and flexible plastic animal figures. Toys have a peeping whistle. Five toys are in the plastic bag, which is fixed with carton-label.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of damage to hearing. The sound pressure of a toy (14,0 dBA) exceeds the limit defined for squeezable toys in the standard. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. Economic operator was obliged to inform consumers about the recall.  

 

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0636/05

Hungary

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Description: Soother holder "Mister Baby" Type/model: 7145300 (Bar code: 8004373 145308).

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of suffocation. The bear-shaped soother protector which has surface of 25 mm (diameter) may cause suffocation, if gets into the mouth of the child. The Hungarian instructions for use do not contain warnings and instructions according to the relevant standard. This product doesn’t comply with the European Standard.

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

 

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0637/05

Hungary

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Description: Outdoor luminaire Type/model: MB 310-1.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. If the wires of the stranded conductor are released, contact between metal parts of the lamp and the wires is possible what can lead to electric shock.

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

 

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0638/05

Hungary

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Description: Plastic Air Gun (Light industrial product) Type/model: Super BB Air Sport Gun.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of eye damage. The kinetic energy of the product is more than allowed. It might cause serious eye damage. Having regard to the material, the construction and the price of the product, it can be confused with a toy. It is child-appealing. The consumer has not been informed on the safe use of the product.

Compulsory measures: Distribution of a product prohibited and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

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0639/05

France

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Description: Kite surf control bar "PETER LYNN"

Type/model: Zero 4 Pro Carbon Bar:

  • 40cm version, code R Bar 41;
  • 50 cm version, code R Bar 51;
  • 60 cm version, code R Bar 61.
  • (subcontracted from a third country)

    Country of origin: The Netherlands

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    Risk of injury. Force bigger than 10 daN is needed to activate the safety systems (10 daN is indicated by Standard NF S 52-503). Attempts to activate the safety systems are ineffective because one piece of the release mechanism breaks and makes further attempts impossible. This means that users can neither reduce or eliminate traction or separate completely from the kite while kite surfing.

    Voluntary measures: Voluntary suspension of marketing, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

     

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    0640/05

    Czech Republic

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    Description: Electric extension cord set "ET (Elektrokomplex M.Tibensky)" Type/model: UNISHUKO T-30 V.

    Country of origin: Slovakia


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    Risk of electric shock. The distance from the rim to the base of the plug failed to meet the specified tolerances. It is possible to connect the pin of the appliance plug 2P-2,5A, 250V and the contact hollow of the socket-outlet of the cord extension set. Rewirable multiple fold socket-outlet of the cord extension set is not fitted with screw-type terminals. The safety warning is stated only in a foreign language. The plug is not marked with alternating current symbol ~. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.

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

     

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    0641/05

    Czech Republic

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    Description: Household kettle "ROHNSON" Type/model: R – 725.

    Country of origin: China


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    Risk of electric shock. Insufficient electric strength of a reinforced insulation of the connecting device of the stand (testing voltage 2500V, breakdown occurred at 1000V). The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and European Standards.

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

     

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    0642/05

    Czech Republic

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    Description: Electric extension cord set "ET (Elektrokomplex M.Tibensky)" Type/model: UNISHUKO T-40 V.

    Country of origin: Slovakia


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    Risk of electric shock. The distance from the rim to the base of the plug failed to meet the specified tolerances. It is possible to connect the pin of the appliance plug 2P-2,5A, 250V and the contact hollow of the socket-outlet of the cord extension set. Rewirable multiple fold socket-outlet of the cord extension set is not fitted with screw-type terminals. The safety warning is stated only the paper sleeve, which is not part of the product. Moreover the warning is only in a foreign language. The plug is not marked with alternating current symbol ~ . The measured temperature rise on phase terminals exceeds the specified values during the testing current 15A/1h. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.

    Compulsory measures: Placing on the market prohibited 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 - 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.

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    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.

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