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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 10/03/2006)

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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
0112/06

Finland

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Description: Power supply unit for portable DVD player. Type/model: FJ-SW2545XY.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary windings and secondary windings / between the primary windings and output winding wires of the secondary windings / between the secondary windings and output winding wires of the primary windings are less than 4 mm; measured a minimum of 0.2 mm. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. The windings are positioned concentrically on a single coil former and wounded on the edge of the coil former. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

2
0113/06

Bulgaria

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Description: Laser pointer "HI-OUTPUT KEY CHAINA LASER 5 in 1" Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Risk to health. The laser pointers are dangerous for the consumers’ health for the reason of direct contact of the ray with the eyes.

Compulsory measures: Obligation to inform the consumers about the risks and obligation to put on the product missing information/warnings imposed by the authority.  

 

3
0114/06

Greece

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Description: Scooter "SUZUKI" Type/model: AY50AK5/AK6.

Country of origin: Spain

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Risk of injury. Under certain circumstances damage of the fuel pipe is possible and in extreme cases leakage of brakes' liquid may appear.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

4
0115/06

Finland

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Description: Electrical plug adaptor "Biltema" Type/model: 44-421/ABE-2.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Risk of electric shock due to the fact that class 0 products can be engaged to an earthed socket outlet of the adaptor.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by authority.  

 

5
0116/06

France

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Brand: rical percussion drill "ES TOOLS"

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Description: Electrical percussion drill "ES TOOLS" Name: drill. Type/model: 500 W ES tools Z1j-13.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Risk of electric shock. Wiring of the appliance is such that distances between live parts and accessible parts are below minimum distance required thereby potentially leading electric shock when consumers use it. Indicated tension of 220 V does not cover normalised tension of 230 V.

Voluntary measures: Immediate withdrawal by the importers and the distributors. Recall plan foreseen.  

Compulsory measures: Immediate withdrawal by the importers and the distributors. Recall plan foreseen.  

 

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0117/06

France

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Description: Electrical lamp in shape of a mushroom. Type/model: barcode 3 427000 650 597.

Country of origin: Spain

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Risk of electric shock. Live internal and external wiring parts accessible. External isolation does not comply with relevant sections of the European standards for protection against electric shock. Absence of mark of origin, model number and warnings.

Voluntary measures: Products withdrawn by the manufacturer. Product recall and collection is also foreseen  

Compulsory measures: Products withdrawn by the manufacturer. Product recall and collection is also foreseen  

 

7
0118/06

Czech Republic

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Description: Plastic gas lighter “DORA” depicting a figure of a kneeling woman.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury & Fire. Flame extinction failed during the burning test as the lighted continued to burn after the trigger was released. Adjusting of flame was inverse (flame height increases when it should decrease and vice versa). Product fails the relevant requirements of the European standard.

Compulsory measures: Distribution/sale of the product banned by the authorities.  

 

8
0119/06

Finland

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Description: Refrigerator / Heating Cabinet "Euro Cooler & Warmer" Type/model: CC-24B.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Wiring of the appliance (connectors, capacitors, primary and secondary circuits, winding) is such that distances between live parts and accessible parts are below minimum distance required thereby potentially leading electric shock when consumers use it. The appliance is also not marked properly with marking either missing, being misplaced or wrongly coloured.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawn from the market by the authorities.  

 

9
0120/06

Spain

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Description: Floor standing fan "Meierle" Type/model: Model VS40-2S 16°.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock and injuries. Risk of electric shock due to inadequate insulation and faulty cable components. There is also a risk of injuries being caused due to the likelihood of the fan overturning (fan overturns when placed on an incline of 100). This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authorities.  

 

10
0121/06

Germany

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Description: IP44 multiple socket Type/model: Article No 345032, EAN 4016667001652.

Country of origin: Germany


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Risk of electric shock. This product is dangerous and it does not comply with the standard in the following points: depth of the sockets, no protection against water ingress, appliance is not designed to meet the requirements of the IP 44 protection category.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

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0122/06

Germany

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Description: Hammer - Crosspane hammer 100g. Type/model: EAN 8711295092312.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. Hammer presents a risk of injury because: the hammer head is loose on the handle and can be pulled off easily by hand (it is not mechanically secured), the head is not made of steel of the requisite quality but of cast iron that can break or splinter during use (the test sample fractured after three strikes, causing flying fragments).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal form the market ordered by authority.  

 

12
0123/06

Germany

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Description: Picture light with fluorescent tube with the motive of "Madonna and child" and according to test report "Shepherd with flock". Description: The mirror lamp comprises a black plastic casing of diameter approx. 42cm and depth approx. 5 cm. It has a rim of width approx. 5 cm decorated with silver reflectors and red and green LED lights. There is a switch at the side operating a light behind the mirror. When the light is on the mirror becomes transparent and a figure appears behind it depicting a shepherd with his flock

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. Product presents a risk of electric shock for the reason of: inadequate anchoring, possibility of touching live components when attempting to change the bulb, lack of indication of the protection class, lack of CE marking. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product done by authority.  

 

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0124/06

Germany

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Description: Baby sleeping bag "Club of me". Material: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Risk of choking. The plastic tab attached to the sleeping bag zip can be detached and may be swallowed. Consumer complaint: An infant (aged less than 1 year) managed to remove the plastic zip tab insert, put it in its mouth and spit it out again.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions: placing of the product on the market was stopped, recall of the product.  

 

14
0125/06

Germany

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Description: Hammer with metal handle (aluminium tube) and black plastic grip "Crosspane hammer 270g" Type/model: 270 g, CK9/777700, EAN 8711295286353.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of injury. The hammer head is made of cast iron (granular crystalline structure, soft and brittle) rather than the requisite grade steel. The hammer head is fastened onto the handle without a positive–fit locking device. The plastic grip breaks under normal strain, since the metal handle is only partly inserted (2.2-3.5 cm) and the handle easily becomes separated from the grip, since it is glued in with non-elastic adhesive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and destruction of the product ordered by authority.  

 

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0126/06

France

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Description: Glue for repair kit sold with inflatable products (toys, mattresses, armchairs, accessories, armbands) "La Boutique DESJOYAUX" Names of the products: BALI, FIDJI, BIKINI, BUBBLE, MALIBU, HAWAI, HAITI, COIN COIN, HECTOR, CUBE, SOLIFLORE, SPLACH ATTACK, HANDIBALL, COUSTO SECOURS, SWING DECO, BALLON FRUIT DE MER, BALLON TAG, BRACELET FRUIT DE MER, CAMELITOS, MARGUERITE, MATELAS TAG, SPEED, WILLY. Type/model: Various.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of poisoning. Absence of a warning label. Wrong warning label for two types of glue: should be labelled R63. Tests are being carried out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal and recall of the kits in which the percentage of toluene is above or equal to 10%. Addition of a warning label.  

 

16
0127/06

Malta

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Description: Decorative multi-coloured lamp holder. Type/model: Unknown. Description: Multi-coloured egg-shaped portable luminaire with a metal base and a lead that passes through the glass.

Country of origin: Egypt


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Risk of electric shock. There is a serious risk of electric shock because: the passageway for the wire includes sharp glass parts which may cut the insulation of the wire exposing the bare copper which can lead to electrocution, the luminaire is not provided with cord anchorage and bushing, no earth wire is provided (the metal base is not earthed).

Compulsory measures: Product was blocked by the customs authorities.  

 

17
0128/06

Hungary

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Description: Portable lamp "NEON BLOB LAMP". Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of ire and burns. This product presents a risk of fire and burns because: the temperature of the accessible part of the cover was measured at 80,8 °C, (maximum allowed value: 75°C), the warnings are only in English, the instructions for use are not correctly translated into Hungarian and the meaning of the pictogram indicated on the luminaire is not explained. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.

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

 

18
0129/06

Hungary

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Description: Lighting chain "UNISTAR" with 140 non-replaceable incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit. Type/model: 8103T140S 140L

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. This product presents a risk of electric shock because: the cross section area of the core applied between the lamp holders and the mains cable is less than required, the inlet of the flashing unit is not rounded (thus the cable may get damaged), the cord anchorage is missing and the construction of the plug is non-standardized.

Compulsory measures: Placing of the product on the market was banned and recall was ordered by authority.  

 

19
0130/06

Portugal

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Description: Magic Wand "Firstline" Type/model: FSM 453

Country of origin: Turkey


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Risk of electric shock/fire. The internal connections are poorly terminated (conductors are attached to the terminals using the solder alone). Live parts easily accessible. Overheating during normal use.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal ordered by the authorities  

 

20
0131/06

France

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Description: Dressed teddy bear "STARTOY"

Type/model: 91713.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury and choking.

This toy presents a risk of puncture wounds from sharp-ended wires projecting from the teddy bear's arms and a risk of choking for a reason of small part that can be detached by a force of less than 90N (right eye), which may be ingested or inhaled.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards. One accident reported - a child injured his cheek with wires projecting from the teddy bear's arms.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by retailer.,
Importer was obliged to destroy the product by authority.  

 

21
0132/06

The Netherlands

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Description: Baby line wooden toy "Jumbo" Type/model: 09213 Chicken with Chicks — 09214 Coloured building blocks — 09218 Tortoise mirror — 09207 Caterpillar rattle — 09212 Peek-a-boo! Cat and Dog — 09200 Happy teddy bear — 09219 Fun seesaw— 09220 Playhouse with shapes — 09206 Wobbly clown — 09201 Elephant rattle.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Risk of choking. Risk of choking for babies due to small parts coming loose. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.

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

 

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0133/06

Greece

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Description: Fuel tank for Suzuki motorcycles with production dates from 1998 to 2005. Type/model: VL1500W.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Risk of fire and burns. Under certain conditions of operation, there is a possibility of capillaceous cracks on the "neck" of the chassis, presented on the point where the fuel tank is fixed. Risk for the rider’s life in case of fuel leakage, which could eventually result in fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

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0134/06

Greece

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Description: Pencils with eraser. Type/model: Code: 8711295530890. Description: The product (set) consists of 4 coloured pencils, with erasers in forms of various animals. On the backside, it bears a symbol indicating that this product is not intended for children under the age of 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of chemical risk. The erasers contain 25.1 m/m% Bis-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, (DEHP) which is classified as mutagenic and toxic to reproduction in concentration more than 0.5 m/m%. Therefore, they should not be placed on the market for public use.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by retailer.  

 

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0135/06

Greece

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Description: Fuel tank cap for Yamaha motorcycles YP250R(XMAX) with serial numbers from SG161-00002336 to SG161-00006529. Type/model:YP250R(XMAX)

Country of origin: Spain

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Risk of fire and burns. There is a possibility that the fuel leaks from the fuel tank, in case when incorrect material of the O-ring was used inside the fuel tank cap. Risk for the rider’s life in case of fuel leakage, which could eventually result in fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

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0136/06

Czech Republic

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Description: Adjustable economic desk luminaire TOPLIGHT. Type/model: YUPPY.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of fire and burns. Serious risk of fire caused by overheating of supporting surface and insufficient resistance of the lamp holder of the fluorescent lamp to flame. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban 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.

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.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

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.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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