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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 21 (Published on: 02/06/2006)

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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: (*)



Category: Toys




Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy iron board (brand unknown) with metal stand

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5996055314467.

Country of origin: China

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The distance between the components moving as scissor blades is not appropriate and as a result, the child’s fingers can get trapped. The product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Placing on the market of the product is prohibited by the authority.  




Category: Hobby/sports equipment




Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Quick release device for front wheels of bicycles "Shimano"

Type/number of model:

HB 5501 (105),

HB 5600 (105),

HB 6600 (Ultegra),

HB 7800 (Dura Ace),

HB M756 (XT),

HB M760 (XT),

HB M765 (XT),

HB M960 (XTR),

HB M965 (XTR),

DH 2N71 (Sport Dynamo),

DH 3N71 (Sport Dynamo),

DH 3D71 (Sport Dynamo),

HB HF08 (Tandem).

Shimano wheels that may be concerned:

WH 7801 (Dura-Ace),

WH 7801C (Dura Ace),

WH 7801C50 (Dura Ace), WH 7801SL (Dura Ace),

WH M965 (XTR),

WH R600.

Only products supplied after 1 November 2005 are concerned.

Country of origin: Japan

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In certain cases, the quick release device may fail or break after installation and positioning. If this happens when the bicycle is in motion, the rider may lose control, and this may result in serious injury.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the producer.  



United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles




Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: MOTOR VEHICLES - mini motorbike "Mini moto pocket bike"

Type/number of model:

WJF 50 – 3 on packaging.

SQ40A – on instructions

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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This machine is extremely dangerous to operate and is likely to cause injury to the rider and to any other persons in the vicinity of the machine.

- The fuel tank is vented under and just in front of the rider of the machine, causing a situation whereby the rider will inhale petrol fumes. This is also compounded by the fact that there is a potential fire hazard if the rider of anyone nearby is smoking near the tank cap during the venting process.

- The drive chain and sprocket were not sufficiently guarded.

- Frontal chain guard that is fitted is insufficient and also has sharp edges.

- The handle bar levers were insecure, incomplete and were not ball ended.

- The exhaust was insufficiently shielded at the front.

- There was no re-set on the engine stop.

- There was no speed-limiting device present.

- A user manual provided with the mini motor bike is intended for other model.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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