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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 4 (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
0011/05

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery operated plastic toy pianoforte.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

Some small parts (control switch, dancer figure and piano legs) 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 requirement.

Compulsory measures: Product seized by the authorities.  

 

2
0012/05

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fuel pump of different motor vehicles (cars).

Volkswagen:

  • Lupo 1,2l / 45 kW; 1,4l / 55kW; Polo 1,4l / 55kW; 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Golf/Bora Variant 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW; 1,9l / 110 kW;
  • New Beetle 1,9l / 74 kW; Golf V 2,0l / 55 kW; 1,9l / 66 kW ; 1,9l / 77 kW; Touran 1,9l / 66 kW; 1,9l / 77 kW;
  • Passat 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW; 2,0l / 100 kW;
  • Sharan 1,9l / 66 kW; 1,9l / 85 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Caddy 2,0l / 51 kW; 1,9l / 77 kW; T5 1,9l / 63 kW; 1,9l / 77 kW.
Audi:
  • A2 1,2l / 45 kW; 1,4l / 55kW; 1,4l / 66kW;
  • A3 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 77 kW;
  • A4 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 85 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • A6 1,9l / 96 kW.
Seat:
  • Arosa 1,4l / 55kW;
  • Ibiza, Cordoba 1,4l / 55kW; 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Ibisa 1,9l / 110 kW; 1,9l / 118 kW;
  • Toledo, Leon 1,9l / 96 kW; 1,9l / 110 kW;
  • Alhambra 1,9l / 66 kW; 1,9l / 85 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Altem 1,9l / 77 kW;
Skoda:
  • Fabia 1,4l / 55kW, 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Oktawia 1,9l / 74 kW ; 1,9l / 96 kW;
  • Oktavia II 1,9l / 77 kW;
  • Super 1,9l / 74 kW; 1,9l / 96 kW;

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries,
Fire

A screw manufacturing fault in the fuel pump can cause a diesel fuel leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions.  

 

3
0013/05

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal plug adaptor "Samsonite - Worldwide travel plug adapter"

(N° 1804 GY, EAN 5411501197659).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Possible contact with live parts; it does not ensure earth connection. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped, product recall from consumers and consumer information.  

 

4
0014/05

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle "Honda - ST 1300/A"

Ref. frames:

ST13004 (JH2SC51C*4M200001 Y JH2SC51C*4M200189);

ST1300A4 (JH2SC51A*4M200001 Y JH2SC51A*4M202599);

ST13002 (JH2SC51C*2M000001 Y JH2SC51C*2M001909);

ST1300A2 (JH2SC51A*2M000002 Y JH2SC51A*2M007532).

Country of origin: Japan


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Injuries

Inappropriate bonding lead device that can overheat causing possible sudden shutdown of the engine.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers, information and corrective actions.  

 

5
0015/05

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cot suspended toy "Dreamy Blimp musical box" (NO.HD-2013 E),

with musical figures (cloud, star, moon, balls, etc.).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

Insufficient strength of the console that can fall on the baby. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

6
0016/05

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-outlet extension supply cord with switch.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Missing earth connection; insufficient wires cross-section and fixation. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped.  

 

7
0017/05

Portugal

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy revolver "Secret Agents" (FS 2279),

with soft projectiles (arrows with suction-caps and bullets).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Other projectiles than the original ones can be used with the revolver which exceeds the admitted kinetic energy thresholds; absence of warnings and of appropriate safety information. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

8
0018/05

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of bath toys "Baby & Co – Les jouets malins" (N° 12685467).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

One of the two lifebuoys contains excessive quantity of phthalate (DINP).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

9
0019/05

Cyprus

Category: Decorative articles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rectangular perfumed candle (DQ 144A-79-016; EAN 0242827000034),

decorated with coffee grains.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

When the flame reaches the base of the candle it can ignite the coffee grains and cause fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution.  

 

10
0020/05

Portugal

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy bow, handcuffs and pistol "Commandos" (N° 349), with suction-caps projectiles.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Other projectiles than the original ones can be used with the revolver; the projectile resilient caps can easily detach; absence of warnings and of appropriate safety information. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

11
0021/05

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and yellow-brown toy sand filled crocodile.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

Given the attractive appearance of the crocodile a child under three years of age can play with it and damage the coating causing lost of sand that can be swallowed or damage air passages. The toy does not comply with the Toy Directive. In addition the presence of bacillus cereus bacteria and mould are reported in the sand filling.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped, voluntary withdrawal from distribution and 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

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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.

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

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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.

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