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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 4 (Published on: 03/02/2006)

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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
0031/06

Germany

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Description: Motor vehicle - car “Audi”, model A6.

Type 4F, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0254*00-06.

Description: Vehicles concerned were produced during the period 05.2003-03.2005 with identification numbers in the following ranges:

LFV???4F?53000001 – 000071; WAU???4F?5N000101 – 109817; WAU???4F?5Z021628 – 074381; WAU???4F?59057137 – 109522; WAU???4F?6N000101 – 006042.

Country of origin: Germany

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Risk of injury. Incorrect functioning of an airbag control device can in the worst case lead to delay in deploying the airbag in an accident. Internal crash tests by the manufacturer revealed the shortcoming.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by manufacturer.  

 

2
0032/06

United Kingdom

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Description: "Bubble Foot Massage" (electrical household appliance)

Type/number of model: CH - 800

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Product has no instructions for use and inadequate connections. Internal wiring inadequately fixed which could result in contact with moving parts. External wiring inadequately fixed which could result in access to live parts. Lack of instructions for use and inadequate connections combine to pose serious risk of electric shock.

Compulsory measures: Suspension/Prohibition notice issued.  

 

3
0033/06

Germany

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Description: Toy pistol with arrows made of synthetic material, air gun.

Type/model: Galaxy Guard, EAN 5016064030469.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of chocking. The projectiles are too small in size and are made of a soft material. The requirements of the Standard DIN EN 71-1/A6:2002/06 are not met. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Distribution of the product voluntarily stopped.  

 

4
0034/06

Germany

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Description: Toy Candy "Fancy"

Type/model: Toy Candy, EAN 8499999100600.

(Pipe for children, made of transparent plastic, in the form of a bird.)

Country of origin: Spain


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Risk of suffocation. The pipe mouthpiece can be pulled off and fits completely into the small-parts cylinder. The drop test caused small plastic parts to break off the pipe, and these fit completely into the small-parts cylinder. The graphic symbol concerning age of the child does not meet the minimum size required by the Standard EN 71- 6. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product by the seller.  

 

5
0035/06

France

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Description: Car accessories - roof rack for bikes "SIEPA"

Type/model: Model XXL 500

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of injury. Risk of injury as the support arm may become disconnected or may slide. During the sliding resistance test the base of the bike’s support arm becomes permanently distorted under 590N while 600N force is required by the Standard.

Voluntary measures: Importer voluntarily stopped marketing of this product and asked retailers to return all the items left.  

 

6
0036/06

Germany

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Description: Aquarium set "Aquatic Nature"

Type/model: Aqua Paradise, 27 L, EAN 5413946020851.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Risk of fire. Bare wires, no insulation on contact points. While replacing the bulb, the sheet metal mirror below the bulb is touchable. The mirror may touch the not insulated connections of the switch. Therefore it leads tension if it is switched on and connected to current. Risk of electric shock. The risk of fire is assumed by the complaint leader, since it is missing an overheating protection for the lamp.

Voluntary measures: Selling of the product voluntarily stopped by retailer.  

 

7
0037/06

Greece

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Description: Mobile Phone (toy): packing bears the following words: Electronic Musical, Mobile Phone, Electronic Sound.. Type/number of model: Unknown.

Description: Blue cell phone with green screen and green antenna. The toy produces musical sounds while pressing the buttons. The packing bears a graphical symbol indicating that the toy is not intended for the use of children under the age of 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of damage to hearing. The sound pressure level exceeds the maximum limit of 90db laid down by the Standard (it was measured at 120,2db). This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Distribution of the product was stopped by authority.  

 

8
0038/06

Greece

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Description: Electrical appliance for preparation of tomato-puree "Imperia Spremy"

Type/model: Art. 2121-SP.

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of electric shock. Risk of internal and external injury. Screw of the earth contact which is connected to the metal cover of the machine is not properly fixed thus may become loose and cause electric shock. During operation metal particles were noticed in the tomato juice produced by the machine. The user has access to the internal moving parts of the machine through the feeding hole. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by authority. Press release issued for consumers.  

 

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0039/06

United Kingdom

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Description: "Top grade rag baby catena dog" – soft toy in leather bag. Sings "How much is that doggie in the window" on squeezing paw.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking hazard to young children. Toy did not meet the requirements of pull test security of attachment (with reference to EN71 part 1) BS EN 71-2: 2003. The right eye, nose and the battery compartment catch all failed to withstand a force of 90 Newtons for ten seconds and detached, all released components were found to fit wholly within the small parts cylinder.

Voluntary measures: Suspension/Prohibition Notice  

Compulsory measures: Suspension/Prohibition Notice  

 

(*)

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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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.

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