Report 18 (Published on: 12/05/2006)

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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:

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hand Flare "White Collision Warning (MK 7)".

Type/number of model: Batch numbers 2045, 2046 and 52651.

Description: Cylindrical Hand held flare 239 mm in length and 34 mm radius.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

Results of tests are not available yet. One incident reported. User primed the flare and when ignited the flare exploded. The handle fired backwards into the abdomen of the user.

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

 

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin Toning Cream "Crusader".

Type/number of model: 57.7 g; EXP 11/07 // BN 48 (stamped on carton or tube seam).

Description: Delicate rose-coloured, perfumed, solid cream mass. Printed metal tube is packed in printed carton.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Chemical

This product contains hydroquinone 1.84 ± 0.13* % (HPLC). Long-term use of skin toning (bleaching) cream containing hydroquinone may have harmful side-effects (Directive 2000/6/EC).

Compulsory measures: Product has been confiscated by the authority.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hewlett Packard/Compaq Notebook computer battery packs.

Type/number of model: Compaq M2000, Compaq nx4800, Compaq Presario V2000, HP Pavilion dv1000 and HP Pavilion ze2000 series.

Description: Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs for various HP and Compaq Notebook computers. All potentially affected packs have a date code starting with L3. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea


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Burns,
Fire,
Injuries

The simultaneous occurrence of two occasional and independent defects internal to the battery pack can over time lead to some of the battery cells overcharging, which in turn may cause them to overheat and melt, char or breach the plastic case, posing a risk of burns, cuts, contusion and/or fire hazard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product by the producer.  

 

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wheeled child conveyance "Urban Jungle Mountain Buggy".

Brand: One Tree Hill

Description: Pram/pushchair with adjustable pivoting handle joints on both sides of the handle bar.

Country of origin: New Zealand


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Injuries

The pivoting part of the handle has broken on at least three strollers. The broken handles where made from Nylon 6 instead of Nylon 66 which was ordered.

At least three accidents have happened.

These concerns 1000 strollers sold in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo. The correct handles can be identified by three dots on the handlebar.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions.  

 

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand: PERLA

Name:

Type/number of model: HD-106

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Steam iron with boiler.

Description: Steam iron with boiler: Technical characteristics: AC 230V, 2000-2380W, 50Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to:-insufficient fixing of the supply cord, with the possibility of wearing by usage;

-higher than allowed increase of temperature of the inner wiring posing a risk of overheating.

The product does not comply with the LVD and the relevant European Standard 60335 on 18 check points.

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

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers' health and safety.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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