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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 7 (Published on: 24/02/2006)

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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: (*)

1
0088/06

Greece

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Car "Peugeot 307" Type/model: 1.6 L automatic (Motor vehicles produced on July 2005).

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Risk of injury. Fault in the positioning of the stop located on the floor under the accelerator pedal. If the stop is incorrectly positioned, there is a risk of temporarily being unable to accelerate previously programmed speed, with the speed limiter function activated, or of not being able to activate the kick down function for vehicles with automatic gearboxes. Danger of accident during overtaking.

Voluntary measures: Corrective actions taken by importer.  

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

2
0089/06

Austria

Category:

Product:

Brand: n petrol mower "Viking"

Name: Sit-on petrol mower.

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sit-on petrol mower "Viking"

Name: Sit-on petrol mower.

Type/number of model: MT 785, MT 785 S, MT 795.

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: Austria


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Risk of fire and burns. Fuel tank leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by manufacturer.  

 

3
0090/06

Slovakia

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four socket electric outlet "Ben electronic"

Type/model: P 04C 16A/250V.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. This product is dangerous because: - protective clamp is not indicated by means of a prescribed label, - does not meet the requirement of dielectric strength test under voltage applied,

- non-compliant values of clearance between the "live" conductor screw and the metal strip of the ground conductor (required distance: min 3 mm, measured distance: max. 0.5 mm).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions taken by retailer: placing on the market stopped, recall.  

 

4
0091/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Syntace handlebar stem for bicycle "Syntace"

Type/model: Force 99.

Parts with production codes up to 34-05 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of injury. When the bicycle is stationary or is being ridden, the handlebar stem can become detached from the steer tube, making steering impossible. Excessive tightening torque applied to the fastening screws and stress corrosion lead to cracks in the handlebar stem with consequent failure.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by manufacturer.  

 

5
0092/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chain saw with petrol engine "Bonus"

Type/model: BKS 3835-01CK.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. The throttle, when released, does not always return to the idling position. The fault occurs in particular when the thumb is pressed sharply against the throttle lock before it is removed, after the throttle is released (as one might do unintentionally when throwing the chain saw away in an emergency situation, e.g. on stumbling while cutting branches from a felled tree). This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by distributor.  

 

6
0093/06

United Kingdom

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters.

Brand: Unknown.

Type/model: Lighters in various shapes and forms with or without light and/or sound.

Description: The lighters use gas to produce the flame. There are in many shapes and sizes: 1) Parrots Head with key ring, 2) Sea horse with key ring, 3) Pink pig, 4) Wrench, 5) Skateboard, 6) Coffin with light, 7) Rocket, 8) USA bottle opener, 9) Nail clippers/file (Guangdong Wenye) with key ring, 10) Bird, 11) Packet of Airsave Sugerfree gum spearmint, 12) Bowling pin with lights, 13) Mobile phone with digital clock, 14) Mobile phone with picture, 15) Guitar, 16) Can of Jacobs Ice Presso + milk, 17) Gold car, 18) Playing cards, 19) Mobile phone with light, 20) Palm tree with light, 21) Dolphin with light, 22) Blue bulls head with light, 23) Bird Hologram with sound, 24) Talking lighter with transfer of a cartoon girl, 25) Trophy with football, 26) Motorbike (Tenghong).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire and burns. Danger to young children - the forms of the lighters, which on the basis of European standard EN 13869, correspond to the definition of novelty lighters, may be attractive to children under the age of 51 months leading to the increased risk of burns and fire.

Voluntary measures: Retailer voluntarily stopped selling the lighters.  

 

7
0094/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Axe / hatchet "AM/63" (600g).

Type/model: Axe / hatchet CK9/000070, EAN 8711295574290.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. There is a risk of injury because the axe was made from brittle material (cast iron, very high tramp materials content / chilled iron). The same risk arises from the inadequate fastening of the handle, which can become loose (hard adhesive, no permanently elastic connection, no positive locking means). There is thus a hazard even if the metal withstands brittle fracture. The material does not satisfy the quality requirements of DIN 7287.

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

 

8
0095/06

Sweden

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy Crayons "Junior Art"

Type/model: 969684-1932.

Description: 24 pcs oil pastel.

Country of origin: China

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Risk of poisoning. High level of lead in crayons. The amount of lead was 22150 mg/kg while the limit value is 90 mg/kg. The ingestion of paint containing lead can result in particular in brain damage. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard (Part 3 – Migration of certain elements).

Voluntary measures: Importer voluntarily has withdrawn the product from the market and stopped placing it on the market.  

 

9
0096/06

Lithuania

Category:

Product:

Brand: helicopter "Modern Aircraft".

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy – helicopter "Modern Aircraft".

Name: Toy – helicopter (according to CR 14379 category N).

Type/model: TO561-H3078, price: 4,50 Lt. Bar code: 59089453357282.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury. Helicopters wings do not have protective ring around the perimeter. Without such protective ring helicopter presents risk of injury. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard (Part 1, 4.17.2.b).

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market banned by authority.  

 

10
0097/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Lighting chain with 144 non-replaceable miniature incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit.

Type/model: TL-144-6M.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The cross section area of the core is less than required, the cord anchorage is missing and the plug is non-standardized, thus electric shock may occur. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

11
0098/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with plastic frame and paperback in a form of a Christmas tree with 120 replaceable incandescent lamps and a flashing unit.

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock and fire. This product presents the risk of electric shock because the cross section area of the core is less than required, the insulation is of poor quality, the cord anchorage is missing and the plug is non-standardized and the cable inlet of the flashing unit is rounded. The resistance to ignition of the plastic parts of the lamp holders is not adequate, there is a risk of fire. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

12
0099/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 100 non-replaceable miniature incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit.

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. This product presents the risk of electric shock because: the cross section area of the core is less than required, the cord anchorage is missing, the cable inlet of the flashing unit is rounded and there is no protection against water ingress. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

13
0100/06

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand:

Name: 1. "100 Cherry Light", 2. "144 RICE LIGHTS 8 FUNCTION".

Type/number of model: Type/model: 1. 100L (origin: Unknown); 2. Unknown (origin: China).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown,
China


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Electric shock

This product presents risk of electric shock because the cross section area of the core is less than required, the cord anchorage is missing, the cable inlet of the flashing unit is rounded and the insulation is not adequate. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

14
0101/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain "Serie De 40 Campanas Musical" consisting of 38 replaceable series-connected

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock and fire. This product presents the risk of electric shock because: the cross section area of the wires between the lamp holders and the sound-generating unit is less than required, the cord anchorage is missing, the cable inlet of the flashing unit is rounded and the plug is non-standardized. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

15
0102/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand: ing chain "Polen Max" consisting of 60 series-parallel connected globular incandescent lamps with resistor bridge.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain "Polen Max" consisting of 60 series-parallel connected globular incandescent lamps with resistor bridge.

Name: "60 perlowych kuleczek music". Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and fire. This product presents the risk of electric shock because: the insulation of the wire is poor, the cross section area of the wires is less than required, the cord anchorage is missing, the cable inlet of the flashing/sound generating unit is not rounded, the plug is non-standardized and the construction of the plug makes it possible to insert the plug partially into the socket. The plastic parts of the lamp holders do not resist to ignition sufficiently, so it may entail risk of fire. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall ordered 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


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.

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

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