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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

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

Corrigendum concerning notification no. 2 (0740/05):
Please note that according to the information provided by the producer on the packaging of the product, the quick release snap hook "Kong, model AISI 316" should be used for water skiing, trick competition and racing and slalom. There are no indications that this product is dangerous for such uses. The safety problems have occured when the product has been used for used for kite-surfing.

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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
0739/05

France

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Description: Kitesurf control bar "AIRUSH" Type/model: 5-line Pilot bars 25 m 50 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Safety system does not work in emergencies, putting users at risk of accidents. Too much force is required to activate the safety system (higher than the maximum limit of 10 daN) and the release mechanism does not work, which means that users can neither reduce or eliminate traction nor separate completely from the kite while kite surfing.

Compulsory measures: Suspension of distribution ordered by authority.  

 

2
0740/05

France

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Description: Quick release snap hook for kitesurfing "KONG"; offered in the INTERMER catalogue. Model AISI 316; Reference W08250.

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of injury. Safety system does not work in emergencies, putting users at risk of accidents. Too much force is required to activate the snap hook (higher than the maximum limit of 100 N laid down by the standard), which means that users cannot separate themselves easily from the traction system while water-skiing*.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary measures taken by importer: placing on the market stopped and withdrawal from the market.  

 

3
0741/05

Germany

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Description: Toy pistol (brand unknown). Type/model: Model P-999 and ammunition (6-mm diameter bullets), EAN 5400311492702.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of eye injury. During tests kinetic energy exceeded the limit of 0.08 J. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market stopped by authority,  

 

4
0001/06

Finland

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Description: AC-DC electrical adaptor "CELLY" Type/model: CBR8310.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Risk of electric shock because of insufficient insulation in transformer T1 between the primary and the secondary circuit. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by authority.  

 

5
0002/06

Portugal

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Description: Tyres "Michelin Pilot Sport". Type/model: Dimension 255/35 R20 97Y Extra Load.

Country of origin: France

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Risk: Possible circumferential deformity in the side of tyres, which could lead to a drop in tyre pressure.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by manufacturer.  

 

6
0003/06

Germany

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Description: Toy "T€Di Toy Santa, 5€". Type/model: Code 9641500115100000500.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical risk. The black fabric belt of the toy contains banned azo dye. The benzidine concentration in the belt was 900 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall and destruction of the product by importer.  

 

7
0004/06

Bulgaria

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Description: Drills "5 PCS MASONRY DRILL SET" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. According to the laboratory tests, the notified drills are made of steel which does not have sufficient hardness. These products do not comply with the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Prohibition of placing the product on the market and withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

8
0005/06

Bulgaria

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Description: Hammer "ORIENT TOOLS". Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. According to the laboratory tests, the notified hammer is made of steel which does not have sufficient hardness. This product does not comply with the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Prohibition of placing the product on the market and withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

9
0006/06

Finland

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Description: Soft toy – dog. Type/model: 30198 (for Tiimari retail stores).

Country of origin: China


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

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

 

10
0007/06

Finland

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Description: Soft toy – dog. Type/model: Mini plüschtiere. Description: White-brown soft toy in the shape of a dog.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. During the tension test the eye of the toy came off. The eye fits in the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of suffocation. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

11
0008/06

Finland

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Description: Soft plastic dragon toy "Soft play, Bullyland Dragon" Type/model: Batch number: 63875 Batch: 507.

Country of origin: Sri Lanka


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Type of risk: Injury. During tests, wires supporting the dragon’s wings broke and produced sharp points which protruded through the surface of the toy. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

12
0009/06

Finland

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Description: Electric police car (toy) "Biltema Electric police car" (battery operated) Type/model: 26-941.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Risk of injury. When released on a tilted surface (10 degrees tilt, 50N applied to the brake pedal)), the toy should not move more than 5cm, however, when tested the toy did not stop at all. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

13
0010/06

Finland

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Description: Pull along toy – caterpillar. Brand: Pull Along Animals – Caterpillar. Type/model: MT-3181C.

Country of origin: India


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Risk of suffocation. During test two wheels and a ball detached, all of which fit within the small parts cylinder. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

14
0011/06

Finland

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Description: Plastic horn (toy). Type/model: Conf. legge nr 4618-2-83, Niagara, Milano.

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of suffocation. The toy has a removable mouthpiece, which fits within the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of suffocation. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

15
0012/06

Finland

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Description: Fiber Optic Wig(toy) Type/model: no: 39245 batch: 8118/04.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of fire. Toy should not burn longer than 2 seconds after the removal of the test flame. During tests the wig burned longer than 2 seconds and did not self-extinguish. The instructions for battery-operated toys were incomplete. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product by importer  

 

16
0013/06

Finland

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Description: Soft toy telephone "Patrick, K’s kids" Type/model: item no KA10298P.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of damage to hearing. The A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA was between 83-89 +/- 2,5 dB while emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market by importer  

 

17
0014/06

Finland

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Description: Toy telephone "ALIKI - My handy celluphone" Type/model: art.no 6408 (T-1803).

Country of origin: China


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Type of risk: Damage to hearing. The A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA was between 98,5 +/- 2,5 dB while emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standards.

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

 

18
0015/06

Finland

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Description: Toy gun set "Super Hero Air Pistol Shooting Game" suction cup projectiles. Type/model: No. 3119.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. Length of the projectiles was 51 mm while according to the standard, projectiles with a suction cup as impact area shall have length of 57 mm or more. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

19
0016/06

Finland

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Description: Wooden toy cat (pull-along toy). Type/model: Item. no. YG200, YG201, YG202.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of suffocation. During the tension test, the toy’s nose and ear came off and they fit within the small parts cylinder. Moreover, the wooden part in the end of the string fits through the test template E. The string also detached in the tension test. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

20
0017/06

Ireland

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Description: Electric ring lighting "Lani 4 light Plate with 8 White LEDs" Type/model: Argos catalogue number 432/1613, BSB Orion model 78787.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. The chassis of the product may become live. On some of the LEDs the insulating heat shrink sleeving was not pushed sufficiently far onto the leg of the LED to prevent access to the standard test finger. Three accidents reported to Argos (including: unit overheating, unit tripped circuit breaker, customer received "shock" - no injury / hospital treatment required).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and recall.  

 

21
0018/06

United Kingdom

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Description: Wacky Whistle (toy) Type/model: Unknown.

Packaging of the article included "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE".

Country of origin: Australia


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Risk of choking. The whistle fits wholly within the small parts cylinder specified in the standard thus it presents risk of choking.

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

 

22
0737/05

Germany

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Description: Tyre inflator "Luftronic - Digital Tire Gauge" Type/model: Luftronic, PNAU.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Risk of injury. Risk of injury due to insufficient instruction of use of the appliance. One accident reported – hand and facial injuries.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

(*)

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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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.

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