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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 2 (Published on: 20/01/2006)

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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
0375/04

Slovakia

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Description: Toy gun "Gun-Auto laser toy" (P-008); laser gun imitating a revolver, projecting a single focus beam or different pictures by rotation of the gun cartridge.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The laser beam exceeds the admissible values and could cause eye injury. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall.  

 

2
0376/04

Germany

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Description: Electric chain saw "Matrix ECS 2000-400 - No 320.400.032" (serial No 03000119, made in 2004), 2000W, blade length 400 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The chain brake is not reliable. The saw does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall.  

 

3
0377/04

France

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Description: Candy Spray "Magic Spray N° 2" (melon flavour: 13/07/05, cola flavour: 12/07/05, blueberry flavour: 13/07/05, passion fruit flavour: 23/06/05, apple flavour: 23/06/05, melon flavour: 15/07/05, cola flavour: 15/07/05, blueberry flavour: 16/07/05, passion fruit flavour: 15/07/05, apple flavour: 16/07/05).

Country of origin: Unknown

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Risk of suffocation. The spray nozzle and the cap are easily detachable and could be swallowed or inhaled by the child during consumption. The excessive acidity of the liquid might burn the eyes. The cap does not comply with the relevant European standards applying to small parts under the Toys Directive.

Voluntary measures: Product voluntarily recalled by the distributor  

 

4
0378/04

Hungary

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Description: Decorative clock desk lighting "XinQiang - High-Class" (N° 20941).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wire cross sections; inadequate connecting plugs and wires fixations; live parts accessible; wrong labelling (referring to lighting chains) and missing information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

5
0379/04

Estonia

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Description: Yellow plastic rattle (infant toy) with two balls and a handle. Each ball contains small parts.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. The rattle can easily break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

6
0380/04

Lithuania

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Description: Pull-along wheeled toy "Happy Snail" (N° 1689).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. Small parts of the wheels can be easily released and can be swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
0381/04

Germany

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Description: Shampoo "Zydot - Ultra Clean" (N° 701 on the packaging, N° 1299 on the product), with deep cleanser and cure product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. Excessive content (489 ug/kg) of N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) in the shampoo.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall and withdrawal from the market.  

 

8
0383/04

Lithuania

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Description: Water filled yoyo ball "Sparkle Slime-Ball Yoyo" (KBY38020, EAN 4893138005636), with elastic cord and sound effects.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of strangulation. When rotated over the head the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the neck. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0384/04

Hungary

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Description: Electric hair dryer "New Rainbow" (EAN 6931731280000).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Insufficient wires cross section and insulation; inadequate connecting plug; possible release of flames and smoke; live parts can become accessible. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

10
0385/04

Lithuania

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Description: Water filled yoyo ball "Yo-yo" (KBY38017), with a beetle floating inside the ball and an elastic cord.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of strangulation. When rotated over the head, the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the neck. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
0001/05

Austria

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Description: Wooden gripping toy "Simba Toys" (N° 2356), with cubes, cylindrical parts and balls, knotted together with strings.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of suffocation. The strings can easily break releasing the small balls that can be swallowed by children. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

12
0002/05

Lithuania

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Description: Wheeled pull-along plastic toy "Funny Snail" (N° 6060, EAN 5901271036666).

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation and injury. The antennas can be easily detached and swallowed by a child and the metallic spirals present sharp edges. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Product recall and withdrawal from the market ordered 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


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.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

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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.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

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