Report 8 (Published on: 03/03/2006)

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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:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Telescopic ladder "Xtend & Climb", can be extended telescopically to a length of 3.80 m.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Different rung spacing can be set when retracting the ladder. When the ladder segment locking catch is operated, the segment may snap shut, with the possibility of crushing on the tubes and between the rungs. The warnings affixed are not adequate and the risk of entrapment should be precluded by the design. The maximum load is not marked on the ladder. This product does not comply with the European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market voluntary stopped and recall of the product by importer.  

 

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric halogen heater "TRISTAR" (to be placed on the ground or another support)

Type/model: XS80.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

Risk of burns and fire: the appliance overturns in the test on a surface inclined at 15°. This product does not comply with the European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by importer.  

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor vehicle "PKW Opel Astra"

Type/number of model: Vehicle type A H, EC type approval *2001/116*0261*04 and 05.

Remark: The recall does not affect all vehicles from the year 2005 and 2006.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Because of faulty assembly, the ball joint of the right-hand front axle arm is not attached correctly to the spindle and, in extreme cases, the lower arm could become detached from the spindle.

Voluntary measures: Recall action launched by manufacturer.  

 

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric saw "Power Super - firewood Circular Saw"

Type/model: 50800.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The saw presents the risk of injury because: the saw blade hits the movable saw blade guard, the pivoting carriage bends and saw blade hits the edge of the slot in the carriage (when operating with big trunk), the run-down time of the saw blade is too long, the opening in the open side of the fixed saw blade guard is too wide.

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

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor vehicle "Citroen C4 automatic"

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

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.  

 

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hand mixer "TONY’C NEO" for preparation of frappe coffee (ice coffee)

Type/model: AK.2014.

Country of origin: Greece


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Fire,
Electric shock

The temperature raise in the windings of the motor was higher than allowed and the external insulating parts are not protected against heat. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicle’s parts / fuel tank’s float - Toyota.

Type/model: Hilux.

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 28.6.2005 to 19.12.2005.

Country of origin: Thailand,
South Africa

No pictures are available

Injuries

In certain Hilux models, when operating in conditions of low exterior temperature and with a small quantity of fuel in the tank, there is a possibility of entering air in the fuel pump, through the pipe that returns the fuel. Such an eventuality may result in failing to start the engine or interruption of its operation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions by importer.  

 

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cycling gloves "KS"

Type/model: KS Fahrradhandschuhe (cycling gloves) XL, 61169300.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

Gloves contain prohibited azo dyes. Release of benzidine 312 mg/kg and 270 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by retailer.  

 

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rear carrier (hobby equipment) "Decathlon Cycle"

Type/model: 695859, 727693.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

Rear carrier cannot be fixed properly to the bicycle and consequently its elements, such as child saddle, can fall apart.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by importer.  

 

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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