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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 28 (Published on: 21/07/2006)

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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
0422/06

Hungary

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: RC-807 WP, Art. No. on the label: 84161

Batch number/Barcode: 5 997695 708074

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soother holder “Disney Baby”

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This soother holder poses a risk of choking because:

- diameter of the unventilated area is 25 mm,

- the clip of the soother holder fits in template A,

- the soother holder does not include warning and instructions for use.

This product does not comply with the relevant European Standard.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

2
0423/06

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: X63102-02015800x530x445

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tricycle for children (toy).

identification code E03-R16-389.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Cuts

This product poses a risk of injury and cuts because:

- edges of the plastic parts of the toy are abrasive and contain splinters,

- the gap between springs of the saddle is 6 mm and springs are accessible,

- it is possible to insert a 5 mm diameter rod between the wheel and the metal body and it is not possible to insert a 12mm diameter rod;

- plastic nuts fit within the small parts cylinder.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority.  

 

3
0424/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: GT 320

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Helmet for riders of motorcycles and mopeds “UVEX”

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injury in the event of an accident because the closing mechanism for the chinstrap may open under the slightest load. In particular, a metal T-piece is misshaped so that the mechanism opens even when pulled slightly.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the consumers by the producer.  

 

4
0425/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin lightening beauty cream “G&G” (500 g can)

Description: White-coloured solid mass contained in a white, printed plastic can with a pink-coloured twist-off lid; nominal contents 500 g.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast

No pictures are available

Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk to consumers because it contains hydroquinone at concentrations 3,3% - 3,6%. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

5
0426/06

Finland

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: PDVD-7048-B3

Batch number/Barcode: 6 417536 065702

OECD Portal Category:

Description: DVD player “SOGOOD”

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that in the mains transformer there is not sufficient insulation between the primary and the secondary winding. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the LVD Standards.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

6
0427/06

Italy

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy “SAGOLEK”

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the failure to provide a warning concerning the long hairs means that they could be swallowed by very young children (less than 10 months). In addition, the label with a 3+ logo concerning the recommended age is not clear. However, the toy is apparently suitable for children at all ages. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Toys Standard.

Compulsory measures: Sale ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
0428/06

Italy

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy “FUNNY” in shape of a tortoise

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic fastener that is attached to the net can create small parts and there is no warning to remove the plastic fastener before giving the toy to a child. Although the label includes a warning that “the toy is not suitable for children under 36 months”, the toy is apparently suitable for children at all ages. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Toys Standard.

Compulsory measures: Sale ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0429/06

France

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin lightener based on glucocorticoids “BENEKS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.”

Type/number of model: N° DE LOT « E0337, MFG: 12/2004 EXP : 12/2009.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

According to the laboratory tests, the notified product contains betametasone dipropionate (0.057%). This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive which forbids the use of glucocorticoids in cosmetics.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product by the retailer.  

 

9
0430/06

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model: ZZR 1400 (ZX 1400 A6F/B6F)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle 1400 cc “KAWASAKI”

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The motorcycle’s down sensor ensures that the engine cuts out when the motorcycle goes down. In the affected motorcycles, the bolts holding the down sensor may not be properly attached. If the bolts become loose, the down sensor may come out of its bracket, causing the engine to cut out while the motorcycle is being ridden or preventing the engine from cutting out if the motorcycle goes down. If the engine cuts out while the motorcycle is being ridden, or if it fails to stop when the motorcycle goes down, this could be very dangerous and could injure or kill the motorcyclist.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

 

10
0431/06

Germany

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp “84 lights”, pineapple-shaped

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the terminal area is easily opened without tools making the conductors accessible;

- the conductor cross-section is < 0,5 mm²;

- there is no strain relief on the chain of lights that are shaped to form the lamp;

- the warnings are incomplete.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and destruction of products by the supplier.  

 

11
0432/06

France

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand: Unknown

Name: Water yo-yo ball; puffer ball

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Description:

1) ball made of coloured plastic, filled with air, with soft bristles, two eyes, containing a hard ball which flashes when the yo-yo is used;

2) plastic ball in the form of an eye, filled with a viscous liquid and contained in a box intended for another type of toy called "YO-YO WATER BALL”.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a risk of suffocation because during testing, when swung around in the air, the cord stretched to cover a radius of at least 2 metres. It is therefore possible for the cord to wrap itself around a child's neck (two or three times) when swung around in the air and for the ball, or the other counter-weight, to get stuck in this position when the child jerks his/her shoulders. Once it is wrapped around the neck, the elastic cord exerts pressure, partially blocking blood circulation and making it difficult to breathe. Given that elastic adheres to skin and is very strong, it is difficult for children to disentangle themselves. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Compulsory measures: Products seized by the customs authorities.  

 

12
0433/06

Slovakia

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Angle grinder “A Selection” made of red plastic.

Type/number of model: A352.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because

- insufficient insulation resistance and electric strength

- when testing the electric strength at a voltage of 4 kV, a flashover occurs between the live parts and the metal part of the grinder;

- during durability testing, the grinder operation interrupts permanently several times;

- during no-load test at 299 V, after 32 s, the rotor starts to scrape the stator causing excessive sparks and smoke.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 50144.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and warning of consumers by the distributor and supplier.  

 

13
0434/06

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Isuzu

Name:

Type/number of model: NKR 130.35

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: model manufactured between 1994 and 2006.

Country of origin: Japan


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Injuries

When the vehicle is used continually and the seal breaks, losing its ability to lubricate, the front-suspension lower ball joint may wear over time and possibly fracture in the strut area. In the worst case, the front-suspension lower control arm may become loose, making steering more difficult.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

14
0435/06

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: A249

Batch number/Barcode: 4090001 555124

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby flute (rattle) JANE.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product which is clearly intended for children under 3 years of age poses a risk of choking because:

- the small ball fits in template E therefore the toy is not suitable for children under 3;

- the handle of the flute and also the green frog overreach the template A.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard on toys.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

15
0437/06

Lithuania

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: SIGMA D1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Office chair.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injury due to its incorrect construction.

This chair has inappropriate balance because it falls down when a user presses front and back parts of a seat, the rest arms or when the user sits on the front edge of the seat. Moreover, the seat height adjustment mechanism does not work.

This product does not comply with the relevant European Standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority. Placing on the market banned by the authority.  

 

16
0439/06

Belgium

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: EVAC U8 /EVAC+

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Emergency Escape Smoke Hood “Brookdale International Systems Inc” (product to enable the user to breathe for 15 minutes in the middle of fire smoke).

Country of origin: Canada


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Poisoning

Carbon monoxide slippage of greater than the test threshold occurs.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product from consumers.  

 

17
0440/06

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) D9: serial numbers 62102582 and below,
2) D6: serial numbers 62103693 and below

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 6417084112132,
2) 6417084119612

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wristwatch-type dive computer “SUUNTO”

Country of origin: Finland


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning to the diver because dive computers could pose a computing problem which could result in incorrect dive time measurement.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

 

18
0441/06

The Netherlands

Category:

Product:

Brand: r solution “Work-it”

Name: 1) Tyre repair set (rubber solution + 2 plasters). 2) Bicycle repair set 12 X (rubber solution, tyre levers, spanner, several plasters). 3) Bicycle repair set 18 X (rubber solution, several plasters tyre levers, tool set, pump).

Type/number of model: 1) 86008,
2) 86012,
3) 86018

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 8714892860087,
2) 8714892860124,
3) 8714892860186

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rubber solution “Work-it”

A white tube with black printing and symbol ‘highly inflammable’

Country of origin: China


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Carcinogenic

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5-6.7% of benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic category I and mutagenic category II and its provision to consumers is thereby prohibited at levels exceeding 0.1% under Directive 76/769/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

19
0442/06

Czech Republic

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp with a porcelain base with a motif of blue dolphins and with an ultrasonic remote control.

Type/number of model: HD-2002-1.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock and injury because:

- Insufficient resistance of the polystyrene cover of the hole in the base can not prevent the consumer from touching the live parts.

- The requirements for accessible internal wiring on double/reinforced insulation are not met.

- The internal wiring is not protected against abrasion in the sharp edges of opening.

- The insulation lining in a lampholder is not in compliance with the safety requirements for replacement of the lamp.

- The stability of the luminaire is inadequate.

- The supply cord is secured by knotting the cord.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 60598.

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:
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.

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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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