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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 3 (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
0003/05

Hungary

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Description: Sets of squeeze toys: four pigs, four frogs and four dolphins.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation and chemical risk. The squeezing devices are easily detachable and could be swallowed by a child. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards and with the CE labelling requirements. In addition, excessive content of phthalates (harmful chemical softeners).

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

 

2
0004/05

United Kingdom

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Description: "Hun Quing Wa Wa Musical Doll", standing fabric dressed doll with wind-up musical mechanism.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation and injury. Small parts (ear-rings, hat and bead on front dress) can be easily detached and swallowed by a child; detached beads present accessible sharp points that could cause skin abrasion/puncture; the enclosing plastic bag is not perforated. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards and with the CE labelling requirements.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

3
0005/05

United Kingdom

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Description: "Little Dear Yippee Eden Doll" (n° D63205), Standing fabric dressed battery operated doll, with movement and audio functions.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation. Small parts (sound components) can be easily detached and swallowed by a child; the enclosing plastic bag is not perforated. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards and with the CE labelling requirements.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

4
0006/05

United Kingdom

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Description: "LHU FU Doll", sitting (in petal lily type flower) battery operated doll with movement and musical functions.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of suffocation. The enclosing plastic bag is not perforated. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards and with the CE labelling requirements.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

5
0007/05

Germany

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Description: Electric toaster "Cuisinier – Cuisine élégance" (BH-001, EAN 8711252677347).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire. Unsafe plug that can ignite. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

6
0008/05

Germany

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Description: Electric steam iron "Home Classic - Home Classic Lifetime" (N° JK-2005, 230V 50Hz, 1.200W, EAN 8711252677408).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire. Unsafe plug that can ignite. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.  

 

7
0009/05

Slovakia

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Description: Doll "Susan" (N° B 8802), long haired fabric dressed doll with handbag, comb and glasses.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation and chemical risk. The accessories (handbag, comb and glasses) are too small and can be swallowed by a child. The doll does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. In addition, excessive content of phthalates (harmful chemical softeners) in the doll’s head.

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

 

8
0010/05

Slovakia

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Description: Doll with hat (N° B 9906), long haired fabric dressed doll with handbag, comb, hat and glasses.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation and chemical risk. The accessories (handbag, comb and glasses) are too small and can be swallowed by a child. The doll does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. In addition, excessive content of phthalates (harmful chemical softeners) in the doll’s head.

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

 

(*)

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

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
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.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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