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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 15 (Published on: 21/04/2006)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
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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: (*)

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0215/06

Romania

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Description: Hairdryer. Type/model: EUROTEC EU -5344. Description: The hairdryer is violet, the accessories are grey and they are packed into a blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. This product is not marked with the sign for Class II of protection. Accessible metal parts are not connected to the ground conductor the ground. This appliance does not comply with the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by authority.  

 

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0216/06

Spain

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Description: Motor vehicle – car "Nissan MURANO 250 CROSS OVER" Type/model: Chassis No.: JN1Z50U0000042 to JN1Z50U0009397 (rear seat belt risk) and JN1TANZ50U0000052 to JN1TANZ0U0012852 (fuel tank risk). Description: 4 X 4 motor vehicle.

Country of origin: Japan


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Risk of injury. Certain units pose a risk of injury to passengers since in certain high speed frontal crashes, the webbing of a rear seat belt may be damaged. Certain units may suffer from a loss fuel due to a rupture of the fuel tank caused in the event that a vehicle front tyre runs over a small, sharp object in the road, catches it and propels it towards the rear of the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary EU-wide recall by the importer.  

 

3
0217/06

Spain

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Description: Automatic umbrella for children "PERLETTI" Type/model: No. 70012 (Looney Tunes), No. 50034 (Disney).

Country of origin: Italy


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Risk of cuts. Product poses a risk of cuts. During testing, the umbrella frame members were found to have sharp edges that could give rise to cuts. The members in question are the struts connecting the central slide piece with the canopy ribs.

Compulsory measures: Mandatory withdrawal of the product from the market ordered by the authority.  

 

4
0218/06

Spain

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Description: Feeding bottle "SARO"

Type/model: 4855;125 ml. Description: 125 ml feeding bottle decorated with pictures of cows, packed in a box with the product designation in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Instructions for use in French and English appear on the back of the box.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Risk of choking, allergies. Choking may occur on accidental ingestion of the teat, since the force required to detach it is less than specified in the standard. The natural rubber used may cause allergies in sensitive persons, since the labelling does not indicate that the product is made from natural rubber latex.

This product does not comply with the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market.  

 

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0219/06

Spain

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Description: Electrical Heat-sealing silicon gun "INDE"

Type/model: article 18357; bar code 8428141114776.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Risk of electric shock. The product poses a clear risk of electric shock in normal use, since live components are accessible and poorly insulated. There are also constructional defects that make the product unsafe (moisture resistance, creepage distances, non-compliant cords etc.).

The product does not comply with the LVD and the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Mandatory withdrawal of the product from the market ordered by the authority.  

 

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0220/06

United Kingdom

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Description: Motorised 4 wheel 'quad' bike "Nemesis - Quatro Moto" (mini motorbike)

Type/model: SS50 – 10.

Country of origin: China


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Risk of injury and fire. Due to various serious safety hazards, particularly regarding catching body parts/clothing in moving chain/sprocket, vapours from fuel tank and potential fire risk, product is extremely dangerous to operate from the rider’ point of view and is likely to cause injury to him/her and to any other persons in the vicinity of the product. No user instruction manual supplied with the product. Being unaware of the fact the product has no differential and of the necessary handling characteristics makes the product unsafe to operate. Chain and sprocket is almost completely unguarded. Fuel tank is vented via the fuel cap, directly in front of the rider, causing a situation whereby the rider will inhale petrol fumes. There is also a potential fire hazard if the rider of anyone nearby is smoking near the tank cap during the venting process. The engine shut-off control does not have additional action to re-set after use. The product has no mechanical suspension adversely affecting the riders' control of the machine.

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

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market has been suspended by the 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.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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