Report 10 (Published on: 17/03/2006)

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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:

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical plug adaptor "Wonpro"

Type/model: WTA9

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Adaptor fails requirements for type of plugs as some types of plugs that should not fit into some of its sockets do fit. In addition, adaptor fails the temperature rise test.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawn from the market by the authorities  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All Terrain Vehicle KAWASAKI.

Type/model: KVF750A/B.

Description: Vehicles produced between June 2004 and May 2005.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

Steering tie-rod aluminium body susceptible to deformations or chipping during normal use or maintenance that can lead to eventual loss of control of the steering of the vehicle and accidents.

Voluntary measures: Corrective actions taken voluntarily by the importer.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Powerful Laser Pointer/ Lighter.

Type/model: P57.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

There is no indication that the item is also lighter. Pressing the trigger of the revolver activates the lighting mechanism and flashing lights across the top of the barrel – a 45mm flame appears from out of the end of the gun barrel. Therefore as the item’s design is appealing to children, accidents may happen when an unsuspected child ignites the lighter part.

Compulsory measures: Selling of the product stopped.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Powerful Laser Pointer/ lighter.

Type/model: P37.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

There is no indication that the item is also a lighter. Pressing the lever on the top right hand side of the revolver activates the lighting mechanism – a 15mm flame appears from out of a hole alongside the activating lever. Therefore as the item’s design is appealing to children, accidents may happen when an unsuspected child ignites the lighter part.

Voluntary measures: Selling of the product stopped.  

Compulsory measures: Selling of the product stopped.  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric kettle "Support Plus"

Type/model: SP-WK-7006-110.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

After tests, burn marks were visible on the kettle contact surface. The contact base did not pass the high-voltage test. The plug insert did not pass the glow wire test. In the test the cord sheath was cut to the basic insulation.

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

Voluntary measures: Placing on the market has been stopped voluntarily by retailers and importer. Remaining stocks have been returned to importer.  

 

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Miniature teddy bear "Birthstone Bear"

Type/model: 044/941, EAN Code: 5 022 896 44 9416.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

Product presents risk of choking because it contains small pieces which can be detached (traction test: arms: 53.2 N, legs: 66.4 N, collar: 7 N).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by authority.  

 

Germany

Category: Other

Product:

Brand: ols (pressurized gas containers) "Marco S.p.a."

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Aerosols (pressurized gas containers) "Marco S.p.a."

Name: Gas horn.

Type/model: Sport Sound, EAN 8022278602214.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

Pressurised gas container is filled with flammable liquid gas. Risk of burns if the gas ignites when it is expelled.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

France

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Racing car with 3 balloons "RIETHMULLER"

Type/model: 450034.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Choking

There is a risk of choking because the toy contains a small removable part, activated by the mouth (nozzle for inflating the balloons), which could be inhaled by children of any age.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market by retailer. Information for consumers was placed on the website and in stores.  

 

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor vehicle "Nissan"

Type/model: X-Trail (T30) (Cars affected were manufactured between April 2002 and 24th November 2005).

Country of origin: Japan


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Fire,
Burns

There is a possibility that the filler tube may rust around the mounting bracket. This may create a small hole through progression of the rust, and fuel might leak during the refuelling process.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions will be taken by importer in April 2006.  

 

10
0146/06

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cot "RADEK I" (baby crib)

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Suffocation

The notified cot presents a risk of injury because space between the rungs is too wide (child can put leg or arm between the rungs). Moreover, side rungs of the cot are not fixed properly (they fall out) and in consequence there is a risk for child of falling out of the cot.

There is a risk of suffocation because the element which connects a top rung and a leg of the cot sticks out and a baby pacifier’s chain can stick (seize).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall form consumers ordered by authority. The manufacturer was obliged to change the construction of the cot in order to eliminate the risks.  

 

11
0147/06

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cots "JUSTYNA, KUBA" (baby cribs)

Type/model: Unknown.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Suffocation

The notified cots present a risk of injury because space between the rungs is too wide (child can put leg or arm between the rungs). Moreover, side rungs of the cot are not fixed properly (they fall out) and in consequence there is a risk for child of falling out of the cot.

There is a risk of suffocation because the element which connects a top rung and a leg of the cot sticks out and a baby pacifier’s chain can stick.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall form consumers ordered by authority. The manufacturer was obliged to change the construction of the cot in order to eliminate the risks.  

 

12
0148/06

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child-appealing lighters.

Type/model: Various lighters in forms of mobile phones.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The notified lighters are attractive to children — particularly children under the age of 51 months — who use them as toys. These lighters do not bear any information indicating how the flame is produced.

Compulsory measures: Distribution of the lighters has been banned by authority. Importer withdrawn the remaining stocks.  

 

13
0149/06

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Open-mesh scarf made from synthetic fibres "VS-Plus"

Type/model: Customs code: 828153.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

This product contains carcinogenic azo dyes which can release amines (level of p-aminobenzene: 750 mg/kg).

Direct evidence of Disperse Yellow 23, C.I. 26070 (CAS 6250-23-3) and Disperse Orange 37/76 (CAS 13301-61-6) in a mixed sample of all fibres.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market by retailer.  

 

14
0150/06

Czech Republic

Category: Machinery

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rotary lawnmower "GGP Italy SPA"

Type/model: MOUNTFIELD XA 55 MBSE.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

Operator of the lawnmower or people present next to the operating lawnmower can be hit by the objects thrown from the cutting blade area of the lawnmower.

This product does not comply with the European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market has been prohibited by authority. Importer has been obliged to inform consumers about the risk.  

 

15
0151/06

Lithuania

Category: Lighting chains

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with flashing unit

Type/model: 120L.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product presents risk of electric shock because: there is no sufficient double isolation, there is insufficient dialectical resistance, the cross section area of the core is less than required (is 0.045 mm²), ends of the wires are soldered and can brake up, wires have inadequate fixing. Lighting chain does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market was banned and withdrawal from the market was ordered by authority.  

 

16
0152/06

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor vehicle "Saab" - brake servo vacuum pipe

Type/model: 9-3 4doors or cabrio.

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 2003 to 2005.Serial Numbers:Α) 9-3 4doors from 31000001 to 51043213 Β) 9-3 cabrio from 46000001 to 56011527.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

Due to high engine temperatures, the current check valve on the brake booster vacuum pipe may not fulfill lifetime requirements under certain driving conditions. A failed check valve will result in reduced or no brake assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer.  

 

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