Report 6 (Published on: 17/02/2006)

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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:

Germany

Category: Other

Product:

Brand: hvs.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-purpose ladder, three sections.

Brand: hvs.

Name: Multi-purpose ladder, three sections.

Type/model: hvs 1021 (3*7), 1027(3*9), 1033 (3*11), 1024(3*8), 9378(3*8).

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

1. Problem with hinges: Because of the incorrect construction of the hinges, the ladder becomes unstable when it is set upright and can collapse.

2. Problem with straps: The straps which are supposed to prevent the ladder from sliding apart are made from material which is not resistant to ageing. They lose almost 100% of their tensile strength within a very short time (one year). 16 accidents have happened so far.

Voluntary measures: Recall by manufacturer.  

Compulsory measures: Recall by manufacturer.  

 

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Household electrical appliance for drying laundry "INNOVAXE SECHEVIT - Cloth Heater Bac" Type/model: Cloth Heater Model 58 00 20.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Three accidents reported: the frame, the power supply unit and a wire caught fire, which might also have caused the laundry to catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable heater "VIDAL"

Type/model: 0204413.

Inscription on the packaging: VIDAL (R) 2Kw FAN HEATER 0204413 (3273) CALEFACTOR 8 432583044133 CE

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

It is possible to access live parts of the appliance when, if the airflow is blocked, the appliance overheats and melts.

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Waffle iron "Bifinett"

Type/model: Model H-3044.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

The user’s hands are likely to come into contact with very hot parts of the appliance and the cables are neither adequately nor sufficiently insulated.

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hanging lamp with TM35L type lighting chain.

Brand: Unknown.

Type/model: Art. No 12123.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The insulation material does not have sufficient resistance to flame, so it may cause fire.

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall ordered by authority.  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hanging lamp with TM35L type lighting chain.

Brand: Unknown.

Type/model: Art. No 13732.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

There is a risk of electric shock because: the mains cable was only knotted on the metal frame of the luminaire, the cord anchorage has sharp metal edges (thus the cable may get damaged) and the device does not provide effective protection against pulling and twisting.

There is a risk of fire because the insulation material does not have sufficient resistance to flame.

Compulsory measures: Recall ordered by authority.  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Chemical products

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Liquid fuel – lamp oil "Lamp oil Flame"

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Greece


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Fire,
Chemical,
Injuries

Due to the missing safety instructions for use, there is a risk of fire. In case of direct exposure to sunlight or other heat sources, the vapors of the liquid are explosive. Explosion may also happen in case of spillage.

A long-term skin contact could result in a dermal disease – xerodermia. Liver may be damaged if oil is swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by authority.  

 

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power sport gun.

Brand: Unknown.

Type/model: CH-0081A and ammunition (6-mm diameter bullets).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The kinetic energy of the missiles (0,142j) is higher than allowed (lower permissible limit: 0,08j).

Considering the material and construction of the product it can be confused with a toy gun, and therefore it can be attractive for children.

Voluntary measures: Custom’s decision to block the product at the border.  

Compulsory measures: Custom’s decision to block the product at the border.  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Crystal 6 Hole Outlet.

Type/model: CT5053, EAN 1234567050539.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

There is the risk of an electric shock because the solder connections are not insulated and the cross-sectional area of the cable is too small.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from sale ordered by authority.  

 

10
0077/06

Portugal

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters of different shapes.

Brand: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire,
Burns

The lighters come under the definition of "novelty lighter" set out in European Standard EN 13869: "Lighters. Child-resistance for lighters. Safety requirements and test methods".

It was found that the lighters present a risk of burns, in view of their characteristics, particularly as they are objects that are likely to be attractive to children, especially small children under 51 months, and the lack of labelling or indications concerning how the flame is produced. It should also be pointed out that the light effects produced by lighters Nos 9, 10 and 17 are even more likely to give the impression that they are toys.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

11
0078/06

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical pizza pan "Cacerola – Pizza pan 40 cm 1500 W"

Type/number of model: ELECTRIC PIZZA PAN.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product presents risk of electric shock and fire because the protective element is not included in the phase conductor circuit, two thread-forming screws are not used for safety connection and the safety connection is not protected against accidental disengagement.

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and recall from consumers.  

 

12
0079/06

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mouth-actuated toys "Metal Whistle" Type/model: 3003, bar code 734 00 10 230 039.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Strangulation

The whistle fitted entirely into the small parts cylinder (risk of suffocation) and the chain was too long - 345 mm (risk of strangulation).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

13
0080/06

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Name: Screws for hitch for Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,6 & 2,0 L (vehicle’s parts)

Type/model: Code Nr. of the screws: 990E0-65J28 (JB420) or 990E0-64J09 (JB416).

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Possible distortion of the screws meant for the support of the hitch while they are being screwed, resulting in poor holding of the hitch on the coachwork.

Danger of accident in case that the screws of the hitch break and the trailer comes loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

14
0081/06

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand: ers (toys) "The First Years"

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Teethers (toys) "The First Years"

Name: Disney Bundles of Magic Baby Pooh Soft Cool Ring Teether. Cool Animal Teether – Fish, zebra and dinosaur.

Floating Friends Teether.

Type/model: Y1142, Y1473, Y1474.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

Fluid within rings may contain pseudomonas aeruginosa and pseudomonas putida which could cause illness in children. Possible symptoms that could be witnessed in young infants may include irritability, vomiting, diarrhoea, and dehydration, this will only be the case if the teether has been punctured and the sanitised water from the teether is ingested.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and recall from consumers.  

 

15
0082/06

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mouth-actuated toys "Whistle Aojie"

Type/model: 131901, AJ0078B, bar code 7320341319016.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Strangulation

The whistle fitted entirely into the small test cylinder (risk of suffocation) and the cord was 780 mm long (risk of strangulation).

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

 

16
0083/06

Lithuania

Category: Lighting chains

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain

Type/model: 63624-100 l.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

There is a risk of electric shock because: length of the main cable is shorter than required, cross-section of external and internal wires are much smaller than required. Conductors have insufficient mechanical characteristics.

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing of the product on the market banned by authority.Economic operator is obliged to withdraw the product from the market.  

 

17
0084/06

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative oil lamps "RAYBURN"

Type/model: (VARIOUS)- CODES RAY590 to RAY596.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Fire

Risk of ingestion of lamp oil due to the fact that closures of filler opening did not have the required two independent mechanisms to be opened. The lamp has a tendency to tip over and leak oil poses severe flammability risk.

Voluntary measures: Importer voluntarily is going to recall the product.  

 

18
0085/06

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Contact assembly (component for various cordless kettles) "SUNLIGHT"

Type/model: SLT-101B.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

After tests burn marks were visible and the gasket became loose and fell to the bottom of the housing, leaving the contact exposed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product.  

 

19
0086/06

Lithuania

Category: Lighting chains

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown.

Type/model: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Cross-section of internal and external conductors are less than required, conductors have insufficient mechanical characteristics (they broke during the test).

This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing of the product on the market banned by authority.Importer is obliged to withdraw the product from the market.  

 

20
0087/06

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden Toys containing small figures "Escor"

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Suffocation

Risk of suffocation to young children - head can become detached from body and head fits within the small parts cylinder.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by manufacturer.  

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

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