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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 13/10/2006)

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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
0643/06

Czech Republic

Category:

Product: Table luminaire with a motif of a movable seabed

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: No:05.0806

Batch number/Barcode: 8713219193938 (only on the packing)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The table luminaire with a moving motif of a seabed has a one-pole switch. The seabed is moved by a motor and is illuminated by a fluorescent lamp. The dimensions are: 260x210x80mm. Packaging: Carton packaging of dimensions 265x215x85mm with a picture of the luminaire and containing name of the product: SEABED WORLD LAMP LIGHTING MOVE.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wires with a basic insulation are accessible;

- the mains supply cord is in the place of connection fixed only by a knot;

- the cross-section area of the mains supply cord is 0,05 mm² which is less than required;

- the insulation sleeves are not fixed properly in their position;

- the equipment is not provided with Czech instructions for use;

- according to classification the product belongs to the Class 0 and the Class II mark is not given.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard 60598.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban imposed by the authority.  

 

2
0644/06

United Kingdom

Category:

Product: Pump-it-up air yo-yo

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5794080 130492

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Package containing 5 yo-yo balls and a pump with a detachable syringe type hollow needle approximately 1 inch long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product package contains a detachable syringe type hollow needle to screw into the end of a plunger action pump, its function being to penetrate the yo-yo ball within the thicker cord end to inflate the ball with air. Locating the syringe into the yo-yo ball requires care as it needs to be pushed firmly through the thickest part of the ball and can easily plunge through the other side and into fingers. The syringe needle can be regarded as a sharp point within the meaning of standard EN 71-1 and it presents an unreasonable risk of injury for children taking into account the foreseeable use of the toy.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Suspension of sales and seizure of products imposed by the authority.  

 

3
0645/06

Czech Republic

Category:

Product: TV Antenna

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: SL-878 (only on the packing)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The active electronic antenna (Class of protection II). The main part is made of plastic with a circular closed dipole and folded dipole (telescopic antennas). The product is equipped with a watch (supplied by a battery 1,5V).

Parameters: 220V 60Hz 3,5W, possibility to be supplied by 12V.

Packaging: Carton box of dimensions: 13cmx23cmx26cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the mains transformer does not meet the requirements on double or reinforced insulation;

- the printed board does not meet the requirements on double or reinforced insulation;

- the connections of the mains supply wires and wires of the primary winding of the transformer are not fixed in any way;

- the supply cord has insufficient cross-section area of conductors;

- the plug of the mains supply cord does not meet the requirements on dimensions;

- the equipment is not provided with Czech instructions for use.

- The test carried out with the test finger proved the possibility of contact with the live parts of the plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD Standard.

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

 

4
0646/06

The Netherlands

Category:

Product: Aquarium light “BOYU”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: MT-40

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no lamp holder and the wiring is connected directly to the lamp using metal shell-shaped bushes. While replacing the lamp these bushes are accessible and must be removed by hand. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard EN 60598.

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

 

5
0647/06

Spain

Category:

Product: Rubber animals with whistle “BABIE´S TOYS”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four rubber animals with whistle (tiger, bear, shark and bird) packaged in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because during the traction test, small pieces become detached (whistle) which fit into the small parts cylinder. As a child could easily detach the whistle, put it in its mouth and swallow it, the toy presents a risk of choking. Contrary to the indication affixed to the product, it is aimed at children under 3 years.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

6
0648/06

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Changing unit with bath “BREVI”.

Type/model: COD 577 FLIPPER.

Description: Changing unit with bath and a basket for objects underneath. The label is marked: ART. 577. Modelo FLIPPER, color 028. Conforme AUX EXIGENCES DE SECURITÉ, 1. plegado ocupa el mínimo espacio. 2. puede ser superpuesto al bidé, along with manufacturer's details.

Country of origin: Italy


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Suffocation,
Injuries

his product poses a risk of suffocation and a child's fingers, extremities and head becoming trapped due to the dimensions of the accessible openings. In particular, the product contains the following non-compliances with the relevant standard EN 12221:

- in access zone I (space within the baby's reach) there are openings accessible with a depth of more than 10 mm, into which a gauge of 5 mm diameter will fit contrary to 12 mm. This means that a child could insert a finger into these openings and get it trapped;

- in access zone I there are openings accessible into which a cone of 65 mm diameter will fit, which means that there is a risk of the child's head, neck and torso becoming trapped;

- in access zone II (space beyond the baby's reach) the test head fits through completely, but test head 2 does not fit through completely;

- the labelling is defective.

As the product is intended for very small children (babies), it poses a serious risk.

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

 

7
0649/06

Spain

Category:

Product: Extension cord with eight sockets (4+4) and switch “EVERTOP”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 21630

Batch number/Barcode: 5605052216307

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension lead 1.5 metres in length, with eight sockets (4+4) and switch.

Packaging consists of a cardboard label printed with “EVERTOP” and “CE”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section of the flexes on the accessory (0.60 mm2) does not meet the specifications of the standard,

- the dimensions of the power strip do not comply with the standard as it did not pass the corresponding electric shock protection test as the side earth contacts of the power strip can buckle.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 21031 and EN 20315.

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

 

8
0650/06

Spain

Category:

Product: Extension cord with three sockets and switch “EVERTOP”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM nº 21622

Batch number/Barcode: 5605052216222

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-way trailing socket with switch, 1.5 m. The packaging consists of a cardboard pack flap marked "EVERTOP".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- cross-section of the cables (0.56 mm2) does not comply with the requirements of the standard;

- product failed the electric shock protection test, since the lateral earthing contacts of the multiple-socket unit deformed;

- the dimensions of the multiple unit are other than those indicated in the standard.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 21031 and EN 20315.

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

 

9
0651/06

United Kingdom

Category:

Product: ‘Supporter in a box’

Brand: Rising Star Products AS

Name:

Type/number of model: AV Code: 631339

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy football supporter figure (~13cm in length) holding football (~2cm in diameter). Figure is in colours of relevant football club - toys usually come in team colours with team logos (obscured in these photos) on the doll and box. Figure supplied in open topped cardboard box (~5cm x 5cm x 4.5cm (width x depth x height)) with holes for figures legs and two lengths of string (~14cm each) on top front and back edges for carrying.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product presents a risk of choking to children under 36 months due to presence of detachable parts (the football).

Item is incorrectly marked on the cardboard box as "a gift intended for adults it is not intended for children due to small parts". A sewn in label on the toy carries the CE mark and the text “tested and approved for all ages”. In the opinion of the test house, this item is a soft toy and should therefore be safe for children of all ages.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

10
0652/06

Estonia

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike “Mini ATV” (KAZUMA)

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Meerkat50-4A VIN LW0XCMKC661003118*

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow-Black mini - ATV, 48cc 4-stroke, (3,54Hp) 2,6 kW/8500 rpm, air-cooled semi-auto engine, top speed approx. 30 km/h, starting: electrical, 12V C.D.I.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Burns,
Fire,
Explosion

This product poses the above mentioned risks because:

- there are sharp edges and corners,

- drive chain guarding is missing,

- there is insufficient guarding of exhaust pipe,

- the silencer is touching accumulator fixture (causing possible fire, explosion and acid leakage hazard of accumulator),

- warning labels are not translated into Estonian,

- there is insufficient marking like no manufacturer address, year of construction is missing, mass and power,

- there is no noise and vibration data given in user manual.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Suspension of sales ordered by the authority.  

 

11
0653/06

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car “Nissan”

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: J3 (EC type approval e2*2001/116*0273),
F3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between October 2005 and January 2006 and bear Vehicle Identification Numbers in the following range: VNV*3****UB007914 to VNV*3****UB009361.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

Cracks forming in the parking brake levers of the rear brake callipers could cause the levers to fracture and hence lead to failure of the parking brake.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

 

12
0654/06

Czech Republic

Category:

Product: Percussion caps “Percussion caps / 8-shots”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 0221

Batch number/Barcode: 8590884103031

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Thirty slots of 8-shot percussion caps in a ring packed in a paper cylinder.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight,
Burns

This product poses a risk of damage to sight and burns for children because when shooting, there are in irregular intervals flames coming out of the percussion caps in the ring and there are glowing residues of the paper plug covering the explosive mixture and the rest of the plug. These percussion caps are specifically designed for use in toys.

Incidents of burns in fingers have been reported. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority.  

 

13
0655/06

Poland

Category:

Product: Microwave oven “Haier”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: MD-2485EG

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Electric shock,
Injuries,
Fire,
Burns

This product poses a risk of:

- electric shock because there is no connection between protective circuit and fastening screw accessible to the users which may be powered,

- injuries because the frame casing of the grill heater on the upper wall-(inside the heating chamber) has sharp edges,

- fire because there are no proper insulation distances what can result in exceeding permissible temperature of combustion,

- burn because the microwave oven does not contain a warning “Attention – hot surface”.

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

 

14
0656/06

Denmark

Category:

Product: Walkie Talkie Set SP3381 / baby alarm “Hoffer”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: S/N: 0416058401 - 0416068400,
S/N: 0428068401 – 0428078400

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic walkie talkie set (sender and receiver) which is mounted with 4 pcs batteries (1,5V, AAA).

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Suffocation

The Walkie Talkie/baby alarm can produce smoke due to a technical defect and thereby suffocate the child.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumes by the importer.  

 

15
0657/06

Spain

Category:

Product: Michelin tyres in Jaguar passenger car

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Type/model: Michelin tyres mounted on 20-inch wheel rims (MICHELIN 255/35 ZR20 97Y EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT 1 SERIES) in type no. 3 Jaguar (commercial name Jaguar XJ8).

The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2003 and the present date.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of traffic accident and injury due to a possible loss of pressure in Michelin tyres mounted on 20-inch wheel rims (MICHELIN 255/35 ZR20 97Y EXTRA LOAD PILOT SPORT 1 SERIES). The loss of tyre pressure may reduce the effectiveness of vehicle braking or steering. This may occur due to the partial separation of certain tyre wall components. The risk relates only to the tyres used in these vehicles and not to the design and production of the vehicle itself.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

16
0658/06

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Laser pistol “CYMA”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Model AIR SPORT GUN G 501.A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Replica firearm: pellet-firing pistol with laser sight, packaged in a cardboard box marked: “CYMA GALAXY AIR SOFT GUN G 051 A. Ages 18 and up. cal 6 mm. Made in China, CE”.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The laser diode in this pistol may cause eye injuries since it falls into class 3B and devices in this class are potentially dangerous in all conditions of use. The labelling is not in Spanish.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market 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.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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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.

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