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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 1 (Published on: 13/01/2006)

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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
0716/05

Greece

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Description: Novelty lighter in the form of a gun. Type/number of model: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of burns. Risk of burns from the lighter. The object is attractive to children — particularly children under the age of 51 months — who may take them for toys. Absence of any indication of how the flame is produced.

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

 

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0717/05

Greece

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Description: Flashing pacifier with whistle necklace (toy). Type/model: Carton item no: 13-538A, item no: A538.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking. The plastic nipple can be detached with force less than 90N and fits completely into the test cylinder. There is chocking hazard in case of ingestion. The product does not bear the proper indication: "ATTENTION! Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. It contains small parts that can be easily ingested." This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

3
0718/05

Finland

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Description: Soft toy – dog "Bogi" Type/model: 938465.

Country of origin: South Korea


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Risk of choking. In the tension test the nose of the toy came off. The nose fits in the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of choking. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the importer.  

 

4
0719/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Decorative Oil Lamp Candles - Square Glassware Oil Lamp "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Risk of damage to health. Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years).

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product ordered by the authority.  

 

5
0720/05

Lithuania

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Description: Electric cord extension set. Type/number of model: PF-C1

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. During the thermal test wires overheated and melted. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.

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

 

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0721/05

Lithuania

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Description: Electric cord extension set. Type/model: PF-C5.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. During the thermal tests wires overheated and melted. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.

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

 

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0722/05

Lithuania

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Description: Electric cord extension set. Type/model: PF-C6

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable internal wires and conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. Earthling cord is not complying with colour combination. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.

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

 

8
0723/05

Norway

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Description: Spinning toy "Frisbee Spinner" (product sold as attachment to the Mickey Mouse Magazine no. 11/2005). Type/model: item no: HY9182.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury (cutting). When the spinner gains speed the blades can pose a risk of cuts. One incident where the blades of the spinner led to deep cuts in a child’s lips and nose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from distribution by the importer.  

 

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0724/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Decorative Oil Lamp Candles - Round Glassware Oil Lamp "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Damage to health. Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.

Compulsory measures: Public warning published by authority.  

 

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0725/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Decorative Oil Lamp Candles – Bell Glassware Oil Lamp. "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Risk of damage to health. Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product ordered by the authority.  

 

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0726/05

United Kingdom

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Description: Decorative Oil Lamp Candles – Rebecca Glassware Oil Lamp. "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Risk of damage to health. Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product ordered by the authority.  

 

12
0727/05

France

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Description: Imitation Products "Framboises et mûres factices" (Fake blackberries & strawberries)"ARTFLEUR" Type/model: unknown Description: fake strawberries & blackberries of 2cm each in 24 pieces’ packs.

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of choking. Imitation fruits (in terms of shape, size and colour) that can be mistaken as real fruits and ingested by small children. If ingested, the imitation fruits can cause choking to small children as they do not comply with the relevant parts of the European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawn from the local distributor.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawn from the local distributor.  

 

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0728/05

Germany

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Description: Eyeliner "Chicogo" Professional Liquid Sterling Silver Charge 1186

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical risk. Product contains high levels (1002 ppb) of contaminating carcinogenic nitrosamines (NDELA) above the 50 ppb maximum limit allowed by the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawn by the manufacturer.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawn by the manufacturer.  

 

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0729/05

Germany

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Description: Lingerie "Elisa - Damen Tango Slip" (Microfaser) Pack of three. Type/model: Art.0250138, EAN Code 4037487010020.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical risk. Risk owing to the use of azo dyes (Benzedin content 145mg/kg).

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product by importer.  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product by importer.  

 

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0730/05

Germany

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Description: Candles in the shape of a fir tree. Brand: Unknown. Type/model: 250788036, EAN 7610054143238.

Country of origin: Switzerland


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Risk of burning, fire. Risk of burning and fire for the reason of powdered metal spread on the candle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product by retailer.  

 

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0731/05

Germany

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Description: Brand: unknown type/model: ean 4326470607942

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire. When the candle has been burning for about 45 minutes, the red edge with the metal glitter catches fire and the candle burns down within about 15 minutes, producing a large flame (up to 20 cm).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market by importer and retailers.  

 

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0732/05

France

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Description: Soother holder "NATTOU" Type/model: BILLY - ref. 720106. Product comprising a fabric sleeve to which is attached a plush animal head. One of the ends of the sleeve is formed by a cord to which the soother can be attached and the other end is fitted with a clip covered with a wooden button allowing the holder to be attached to a garment.

Country of origin: China

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Risk of suffocation. During the impact test small wooden piece of soother holder detached.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by retailer.  

 

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0734/05

Germany

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Description: Textile baby sling. Type/model: Unknown. Description: one coloured baby sling with longitudinal stripes and fringes; about 215 x 65 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. The sling was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (305 mg/kg of 4-Chloro-o-toluidine was found in the red part of the sling fabric).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from distribution by retailer.  

 

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0735/05

Germany

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Description: Textile baby sling. Type/model: Unknown. Description: One coloured baby sling with longitudinal stripes and fringes; about 380 x 70 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical risk. The sling was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (575 mg/kg of 4-Chloro-o-toluidine was found in the red part of the sling fabric).

Compulsory measures: Public warning published by authority.  

 

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0736/05

Germany

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Description: Silk scarf. Type/model: Unknown. Description: red silk scarf with white pattern. Approximate dimensions 178 x 30 cm.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical risk. The scarf was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (820 mg/kg of Benzidine - CAS No 92-87-5) and >1000 mg/kg of 3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine - CAS No 119-93-7 were found in the red part of the scarf fabric).

Compulsory measures: Public warning published by authority.  

 

(*)

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.

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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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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