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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 14 (Published on: 14/04/2006)

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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
0202/06

Spain

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical toy in form of a bear “Mascota Musical (Musical & Flashing Toys)”.

Type/number of model: Model number: 0211771, bar code: 8432 58311 77 14.

Description: box with the inscription: “Distributed by Vidal Europa SA. Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Contains small parts.”

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

Small parts could cause choking in small children and access to the light-bulb could cause varying degrees of injury. According to the label, the product is for children over 3 years of age, although it is clear that the product is intended to be used by children younger than this. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market has been ordered by the authority.  

 

2
0203/06

Spain

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 –Unknown. 13. TOYS 24. LIAN SHENG,

Name: 1. POLICE PLAY SET2. FORCE SUPER 3. ARROW RIFLE4. SPECIAL ATTACK5. POLICE PLAY SET6. POLICE FORCE POWERFUL7. STEAM PRESSURE GUN8. POLICE MILITARY SERIES9. BOW AND ARROWS10. SUPER TOXO PHYLY GAME11. SWAT POLICE FORCE12. SILVER ACTION13. SUPER BOWMAN14. "WEAPON SET, HERO ARMING15. ARROW RIFLE16. SUPER POLICE 17. POLICE SERIES18. ACTION TEAM S.W.AT. POLICE19. COUNTRY FORCE ARMY & POLICE (SPECIAL AGENT)20. FUNNY SHOOTING GAME21. SUPER POWER BOWMAN22. POLICE PLAY SET23. ACTION TEAM S.W.A.T. POLICE24. COMMANDOS25. SUPER BOW AND ARROWS GAME26. ACTION TEAM27. SUPER ARMS

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toys including arrows with suction cups.

Brand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 –

Unknown.

13. TOYS

24. LIAN SHENG,

Name:

1. POLICE PLAY SET

2. FORCE SUPER

3. ARROW RIFLE

4. SPECIAL ATTACK

5. POLICE PLAY SET

6. POLICE FORCE POWERFUL

7. STEAM PRESSURE GUN

8. POLICE MILITARY SERIES

9. BOW AND ARROWS

10. SUPER TOXO PHYLY GAME

11. SWAT POLICE FORCE

12. SILVER ACTION

13. SUPER BOWMAN

14. "WEAPON SET, HERO ARMING

15. ARROW RIFLE

16. SUPER POLICE

17. POLICE SERIES

18. ACTION TEAM S.W.AT. POLICE

19. COUNTRY FORCE ARMY & POLICE (SPECIAL AGENT)

20. FUNNY SHOOTING GAME

21. SUPER POWER BOWMAN

22. POLICE PLAY SET

23. ACTION TEAM S.W.A.T. POLICE

24. COMMANDOS

25. SUPER BOW AND ARROWS GAME

26. ACTION TEAM

27. SUPER ARMS

Type/number of model:

1. AK 004B

2. nº 401 a 407

3. nº 1389

4. FJ 373, ref, 633200

5. ref 653340 BL (NO.AK-010)

6. 0205

7. nº 3386 A

8. nº 22318

9. nº 5777AB

10. Unknown.

11. nº 10-5276

12. ref 635773

13. MODELO Nº 79055

14. lote 0123AB

15. nº ST 3288A, ref. 0075183

16. nº 2038

17. nº 300

18. Unknown.

19. nº 6312C

20. nº 2010

21. nº 231

22. Unknown.

23. Unknown.

24. nº 6908

25. nº 8211

26. nº del 0031 al 0040

27. 688A1-A2

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

When the suction cap is removed toys present risk of choking and injury. Children usually suck the suction cup to moisten it in order to make it stick better to the surface it hits.

These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.

A 4-year-old child died from asphyxiation caused by the suction cup of an arrow (notification 0460/05).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

3
0204/06

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Latex soothers "cherry shape and anatomical shape" (SARO).

Type/number of model: Model 4559.

Description: These are two types of soothers, one type with the teat in the shape of a cherry and the other type with an anatomically shaped teat. Sold in a blister containing two units (two soothers with cherry shape or two with anatomical teat). One side of the packaging states: from the age of 6 months.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking,
Health risk / other

The teat broke easily during the traction test, producing small pieces of latex that could asphyxiate a baby.

Given that both natural rubber latex and synthetic latex are available, and that natural rubber produces the majority of allergic reactions in persons sensitive to rubber (or latex), an absence of this indication could result in sensitive persons suffering allergic reactions. These products do not comply with the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

4
0206/06

Greece

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting equipment "Spangling, Goya".

Type/number of model: A-7108.

Description: Electric night luminaire with a built-in plug and a conic lampshade filled with yellow liquid and floating stars. Packed in transparent packing. The front side of the package has CE mark and text "DANGER-Risk of electric shock, this is not a toy, to be used only from adults". On the backside of the plug, there is the following marking: GOΥA, E14, MAX 10W, CE, 230V, AC-50HΖ, A-7108.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock because creepage distances and clearances for live parts and accessible parts are less than permitted for luminaires of class II and the product did not bear the dielectric resistance test. The product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal and recall of the product by the importer.  

 

5
0207/06

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply unit (plug-in type) for LCD television “SWITCHING ADAPTOR”.

Type/number of model: FJ-SW1210X.

Description: Bluish cardboard package (size 33 cm x 8.5 cm x 23 cm). Plug-in type power supply unit, black plastic enclosure (size is 8.5 cm x 4 cm x 5.5 cm; dimensions of the plug not included).

Rapex notification does not include the 7" TFT LCD colour television itself.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is no double/reinforced insulation between the primary and the secondary winding of the mains transformer. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by authority.  

 

6
0208/06

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chair "Omega".

Description: Frame of the chair is bended form 25 mm thin metal pipes. Seat, back and armrests are made form leather.

Height of the chair is 825 mm, width – 555 mm, width of seat – 470 mm, height form the floor - 440 mm.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

Risk of injury due to incorrect construction of the chair. Chair has to keep its stability when 600 N of vertical strength and 20 N of horizontal strength are applied. The notified chair falls down using only 200 N of vertical strength.

The chair does not comply with the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Placing of the product on the market has been banned. Withdrawal from the market has been ordered by authority.  

 

7
0209/06

Poland

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nail varnish "Two Way Nail Art Pen & Striper" (ZhenLiPin).

Type/number of model: ZC19711364 ZC.

Description: 5 ml bottles.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Product contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which has been classified “toxic to reproduction” (category 2) under Directive 67/548/EEC on Dangerous Substances and is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Sale of the product has been banned by the authority. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

8
0210/06

Germany

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand: ALINA

Name: Puppet

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puppet "ALINA".

Name: Puppet.

Type/number of model: EAN 8711295471643.

Description: Hand puppet, consisting of head with removable pink dummy, textile gown attached to the head (white, with blue flowers and rabbits), with lace trimmings, and skin-coloured plastic hands attached to the sleeves.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Chemical,
Choking

Product presents chemical risk because plastic components contain plasticizer - 29.9 % diethyl hexylphthalate (DEHP). Toy poses risk of choking because puppet’s hands and dummy could be swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.  

 

9
0211/06

Germany

Category: Hand tools

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 13127

Batch number/Barcode: 8714892136007

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hammer "Carpenter’s hammer, claw hammer"(Work it).

Description: Claw hammer with curved nail claws, polished hammer-head, black with chrome shaft and green handle, yellow and orange "Work-It" sticker on chrome shaft, cleft claws, total length 292 mm.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

Product presents a danger from detaching parts. The hammer-head is made of cast iron rather than the required forged tool steel. In the practical test the hammer-head broke in several places after only a few blows and the pieces flew through the air.

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

 

10
0212/06

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden toy "Hammer game" (Nam Hoa) containing a hammer and balls.

Type/number of model: c 90102, 44002, EAN 7350018360027.

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Choking

This toy contains small balls with a diameter less than 44.5 mm which present risk of choking. The toy is intended for children younger than 3 years old. This product does not comply with the relevant Toys Standard.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the Swedish market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the Swedish market.  

 

(*)

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.

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

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