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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 11 (Published on: 24/03/2006)

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No.
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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
0155/06

Spain

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Description: Electric toy in the form of a mobile telephone. The toy is placed in a cardboard blister pack with markings in English, an age suitability recommendation, the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking.

Small parts can be detached from the toy. Furthermore, button batteries are accessible for children This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

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0156/06

France

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Description: Toy "Mon jardin Toudoux" activity mat. Brand: V TECH. Type/number of model: 51505. Talking musical garden consisting of a mat of light green, blue, white fabric with green cotton straps and white female hook-and-loop fastener and two yellow plastic arches mounted on green plastic bases.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Risk of choking. This toys (which is intended for children below 10 months) presents a risk of choking because it contains small parts. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standard.

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

 

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0157/06

Germany

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Description: Motor vehicle Volkswagen VW "Taro, Typ 7A".

Vehicles from the years 1989 to 1997 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Risk of injury. Since the steering track rod has insufficient strength, it may be overloaded if high steering forces are applied repeatedly while the vehicle is stationary. Overloading of the material leads to fatigue cracking, which can cause the track rod to fracture and the vehicle to become unsteerable.

Voluntary measures: Corrective actions are taken by manufacturer.  

 

4
0158/06

Poland

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Description: Snowboard binding "Quechua, RnX7 FX". Type/number of model: 743710, 743728.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Risk of injury. The snowboard binding may fracture.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by importer.  

 

5
0159/06

Ireland

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Description: Hair Straightener "Visiq". Type/number of model: Catalogue number 442/5485. Black plastic tongs with white hot plates approx 20cm in length. Box 28cm x 8cm x 6cm.

Country of origin: China


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Type of risk electric shock. The main cable can come out of back of unit, cable has been found to pull out of body, exposing live parts at the end of it. 12 incidents reported to manufacturer.

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

 

6
0160/06

Czech Republic

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Description: Hend-held mixer "PHILIPS". Type/number of model: Essence, type HR 1570 and HR 1571 (serial number from 04430 to 06040 inclusive). Description: Electrical kitchen mixer with whisk attachment and kneader attachment.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Risk of injury. Serious risk of injury caused by unintentional pressing the “turbo“button when changing the whisk attachment even if the main switch is in “0“position. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by manufacturer.  

 

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0161/06

Belgium

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Description: Play telephone "Play telephone n° 9918". Plastic telephone which emits sounds and lights.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of choking and strangulation. This toy contains small parts which may be detached from the toy and presents risk of strangulation because the telephone wire is too long. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product.  

 

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0162/06

Ireland

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Description: Motor vehicle "Nissan", 1. Pathfinder (R51) 2. Navara (D40).

Country of origin: Spain


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Risk of injury. A concern affecting the steering shaft of some Nissan Pathfinder R51 and Nissan Navara (D40) has been identified. The concern is related to the fitment of the lower steering shaft to the steering gear on some of these models. If the steering shaft has not been correctly fitted then the customer may experience a loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions will be taken by importer.  

 

9
0163/06

Hungary

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Description: Outdoor wall-mounted lamp. Type/number of model: MB322B-1. The fixed luminaire has glass and metal cover and is intended for outdoor use. The external metal cover is made in two colour versions: nickel (bar code: 5998982305266) and antique bronze (bar code: 5998982305273.

Country of origin: China


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Risk: Electric shock. The lamp can be removed with hands without using a tool thus live parts become accessible, the wire ways are lead through sharp edges, the connection may occur between the accessible metal parts and live parts of the lamp. This lamp does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standards.

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

 

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0164/06

Hungary

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Description: Curling iron "Professional". Type/number of model: HT-2002. This product has a black plastic handle and metal cover on the part for gripping the hair. The power-selecting switch is placed on the plastic part. Technical parameters: 220V;50 Hz; 15W30W; Class II

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock The electric strength of the product is not appropriate (breakdown occurred at 2900V) and the plug is non-standardized. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standards.

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

 

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0165/06

Hungary

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Description: Hair dryer "Turbo Dryer OL-700 Compact dryer". Type/number of model: LP-700 (on the product), OL-700 (on the packaging). The product has white plastic cover with inscription: “Turbo Dryer”. Inscriptions on the switch: MABUCHI MOTOR.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock and fire. This product during tests the appliance began to emit smoke and flame (within 30 sec after switching it on) to such extent that further test could not been continued. Furthermore, the plug is non-standardized. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standards.

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

 

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0166/06

Hungary

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Description: Hair creping appliance "Guangming Electric". Type/number of model: RCT-688. The product has black plastic cover. On the creping part the cover can be pulled off and the heating metal plate can be replaced with another profile. Technical parameters: 220V;50-60 Hz; 30-180W; Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. The electric strength of the product is not appropriate (breakdown occurred at 2750V), the plug is non-standardized and the indicated voltage (220V) differs from the usually used rated voltage in Hungary (230V).

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

 

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0167/06

Estonia

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Description: Table lamp.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Bulb sockets winding is current leading part. Switch is not fixed correctly with wire and is not marked with information. There is no technical specification of the product. The name and identification of the manufacturer or the distributor are missing.

Compulsory measures: Prohibition of distribution ordered by the authorities.  

 

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0168/06

Slovakia

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Description: Sandwich toaster "EBD". Type/number of model: K-202. Packaging - light green cardboard box with a picture of the product and the mark EBD.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock and fire. There is no constant safety connection (a spiral-coiled spring was used), the length of the protective conductor is the same as the length of the N (neutral) conductor (the protective conductor must be longer than the neutral conductors) and a warning pertaining to the event of changing the power cord is not indicated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions: stop of distribution, withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers.  

 

(*)

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.

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

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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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