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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 52 (Published on: 30/12/2005)

Corrigendum
On the basis of information received by the Commission from the manufacturer and German authority, the description of the danger in the notification no. 0694/05 in the week report n° 52 – 2005 has been modified. Although, according to the information received by the Commission, the notified product does not present serious risks to the health and safety of consumers we decided to maintain this information on the website to inform consumers about the risk'.

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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
0689/05

France

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Description: Candle holders in the form of Father Christmas. Brand: Carrefour. Type/number of model: 3390503995079.

Country of origin: China


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Fire If the candle is not correctly positioned in the holder, the flame may come into contact with it, with the risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal and recall of the product. Notice in the shop and on the shelf.  

 

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0690/05

Germany

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Description: "Lichterbaum" (string of lights in the shape of a Christmas tree). Brand: Unknown. Type/number of model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock. The contacts in the lampholders must be reliably protected against displacement to ensure that live components of the chain are not exposed. In this case the contacts fell out of the lampholders as soon as the bulbs were removed. The contact retention requirements are not met; and live components can be exposed. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product by the retailer.  

 

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0691/05

Germany

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Description: Cosmetics - Henna hair dye "Gold Chestnut Henna Kestane - Export Quality" Brand: Unknown. Type/number of model: "Black Henna", "Red Henna", "Yellow Henna", "Gold Henna Chestnut", "Black Henna" and "Brown Henna". Description: Weight: 60 kg (total carton), 10 g (portion).

Country of origin: Turkey

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Allergies. Using the hair dye can lead to serious delayed “type IV” contact allergies. The product contains around 3 % p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and 4-Aminophenol (4-AP) as colour-boosting additives. One accident – consumer experienced severe irritation and reddening of the scalp, with oedema, spreading across the forehead, face and neck to the shoulders, and swelling of the eyelids. Consumer is currently receiving medical treatment.

Voluntary measures: Distribution voluntarily stopped by the economic operator.  

 

4
0692/05

Hungary

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Brand: ARTISTAR ALF98.

Name: Turtle-shaped desk lamp.

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Description: Portable luminaire with a lamp forming a 3-dimension turtle. Brand: ARTISTAR ALF98. Name: Turtle-shaped desk lamp. Type/number of model: M197 VERDE-VERT.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock, burning and fire. The portable luminaire of Class II is not provided with SELV transformer/converter thus there is a risk of electric shock. The glass plates covering the lamp broke due to 0,7 Nm force and the hot lamp became accessible by the small test finger. The highest measured temperature on the accessible surfaces was 115,9 °C, which may cause burning. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and prohibition of distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0693/05

Germany

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Description: Gardening gloves. Brand: Unknown. Type/number of model: bar code: 68475002411. Description: Gardening gloves, CE, cat. 1, size 10, price €1. One pair of gardening gloves of dark, blue-green fabric with numerous plastic gripping dots and printed fabric back (blue with yellow-red-white flowers), fourchettes of black elastic fabric, black fabric wrist strap.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical risk. The blue-green fabric was made using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines by splitting of one or more azo groups. The dye Dispers Yellow 23 was found in the main blue-green fabric. This can release the amine 4-aminoazobenzene (CAS number 60-09-3).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

 

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0694/05

Germany

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Description: Daihatsu - Hijet. Type/number of model: Vehicle type S 85 Description: The vehicles concerned were manufactured in the period 1994–2004 and have vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: ZAPS85V0000009726 – ZAPS85V0000553362 and ZAPS8500000004752 – ZAPS8500000557853

Country of origin: Japan

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Injury. Due to improper tightening torque control of the spindle nut (castle nut), it is possible for the axle nut to come loose or the front axle stub t be torn off.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

7
0695/05

Bulgaria

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Description: Handsaws. Brand: HAND SAW 18. Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: Handsaws with plastic handle in a cardboard package with an inscription: "HAND SAW 18".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injury. The material of which the saw is made is steel brand 45 - according to the chemical composition; and for the Rockwell hardness index - 43 HRC in the middle of the saw and 31.5 HRC on the edges of the saw. On the grounds of the European standards' requirements (EN) and the good engineering practice, the recommended material for the production of hand instruments made of steel is with chemical composition brand 45 and hardness according to Rockwell between 45 and 50HRC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0696/05

Czech Republic

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Brand: ELGOTECH.

Name: Cord extension set 10A, 250V, 20m.

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Description: Electrical appliances - Cord extension sets. Brand: ELGOTECH. Name: Cord extension set 10A, 250V, 20m. Type/number of model: PS-1020C. Description: Product is packed in a plastic bag with a paper label.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock. Mechanical dimensions and the measured properties are not in compliance with the standard. The length of the extension set is longer than 5 meters - cross-sectional area of wire is 1mm2. Not permitted heating of the cable occurs when rolled up. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Distribution of the product prohibited by the authority.  

 

9
0697/05

Czech Republic

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Description: TV receiver. Brand: WEIFENG. Type/number of model: WF-901. Description: Cartoon box of dimensions 260x260x230mm provided with information of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock Serious risk of electric shock results from possible contact of live parts and from insufficient cross-section of wires of the supply cord; risk of fire results from exceeding the specified heating of transformer winding.

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

 

10
0698/05

Czech Republic

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Description: Childcare articles - Children’s harnesses. Brand: Sample I. 766824; Sample II. 766778 Type/number of model: Combination of straps I. red-green; II. darkblue. Description: I. Harnesses – colour combination of straps (red-green), plastic buckle. II. Harnesses – colour combination of straps (darkblue), plastic buckle.

Country of origin: Austria


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Injury. The child isn’t well protected and can fall out what can cause serious injury. Sample I. During the tests, the plastic buckle broke. The damage occurred immediately after the first impact. Sample II. During the tests, the strap broke. The damage occurred after the third impact.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market temporarily prohibited by the authority.  

 

11
0699/05

Finland

Category: al appliances -

Product: Incandescent table lamp.

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Description: Electrical appliances - Product: Incandescent table lamp. Brand: Unknown. Type/number of model: (EAN 4 029069 051101). Description: White cardboard package on which there are pictures of different kinds of luminaires. Size of the package is 17 cm x 17 cm x 26.5 cm. The luminaire is a blue dolphin size of which is about 19 cm x 26 cm. Different kinds of figures are available

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock. Luminaire is not protected against electric shock when it is opened for the lamp replacement. Live parts of the lamp cap, the soldered connections of lamp holder and the spiral part of the lamp holder are accessible during the lamp replacement. Moreover, when the base gets loose, the live parts are accessible. The luminaire does not fulfil the requirements regarding the lamp voltage. The lamp voltage is 230V, while max allowed is 24V (safety extra low voltage). This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

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0700/05

Finland

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Description: Electrical Appliance. - Fluorescent luminaire. Brand: Waterfall Picture. Type/number of model: 289304. Description: The front of the product is a mirror with a picture of a waterfall. The back side of the product is brown. Dimensions of the product: 65 cm x 45 cm x 7 xm. The product is inside a white cardboard package on which there is a picture of the product. The dimensions of the package: 69 cm x 49 cm x 8 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock. The cord anchorage of the flexible cord is not reliable thus the conductors may become loose and live parts will get in contact with metal fastening screw accessible from the outside of the luminaire. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

13
0701/05

Finland

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Brand: SELF IMPORT AGENCIES.

Name: Table standing luminaire with built-in transformer.

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Description: Electrical Appliance. - Table standing luminaire. Brand: SELF IMPORT AGENCIES. Name: Table standing luminaire with built-in transformer. Type/number of model: GXH001. Description: Black cardboard package on which there is a picture of the luminaire. Size of the package: 10 cm x 12 cm x 21 cm. The luminaire is grey and there are telescopic arms.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock. Live copper conductors can be in contact with the fixing screws for the accessible metal telescope arms. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

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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.

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