Report 41 (Published on: 20/10/2006)

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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:

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: DVD player “DVD+”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: DVD-026

Batch number/Barcode: 6 416485 142816

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient insulation in the mains transformer between the primary winding (connected to the mains) and the secondary winding (connected to the accessible output terminals of the product).

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

Greece

Category: Decorative articles

Product: “Dekor Candles”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: AT670

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative candle with dried flowers

Country of origin: Greece


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because during combustion of the candle, the dried flowers incorporated in the candle catch fire and a particularly powerful flame reaches a height of approximately 10cm, resulting in a total destruction of the candle. Given the flame intensity, it is likely that burns may be caused. Under certain conditions, a fire can also be generated in closed spaces due to the powerful flame.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.  

 

Lithuania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: “Electronic fluorescent lamp”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: LS 1207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock to consumers because:

- there is not cable inlet anchorage,

- cross – section of the conductors (0,2 mm²) is less than required (1 mm²)

- product failed flexion test,

- there is no insulation according to IP classification,

- electrical strength indicated on the packaging and on the product are different.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the Low Voltage Standards.

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbikes

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unboxed mini motor bike in red colour.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Fire

The use of this machine is dangerous because:

- the engine drive chain and rear sprocket are insufficiently guarded;

- the fuel is vented via the filler cap directly in front of the rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications;

- there are three extremely sharp-pointed plastic parts on the fairing and windshield facing the rider;

- the steering mechanism excessively fouls the engine’s coolant pipe; should this fail whilst the machine was being ridden, very hot water may be sprayed onto the rider;

-when inverting the machine, an amount of fuel leaks from the vent;

- there is no speed limiting device;

- the handlebar levers are not ball ended and the outer handlebars are misaligned;

- the engine stop has no additional action to reset and the throttle control does not self-close;

- no user manual is supplied with the machine.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market or suspension of sales ordered by the authority.  

 

Austria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: electric chain saw “Yellow Garden Line by Zgonc”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 1840 No 231-30

Batch number/Barcode: 4006825508864

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Under certain circumstances the “deadman’s handle” device may jam, causing the chain saw to operate unintentionally. This may lead to serious injury.

Two persons have sustained hand injuries.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: children's net playpen “Standard”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: C-B 105 Standart, ozn. 2000 430

Batch number/Barcode: 800 5549101050

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product contains 24,8% di(2ethylhexyl) phthalate DEHP. Childcare articles containing phthalates with higher concentration than 0,1%, may not be placed on the market. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs and are toxic for testicular cells.

This product poses a risk of choking, because a label with a logo "CAM" is attached in a place which is accessible for children.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of squeaky rubber animals “SAFETY TOYS”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of:

-choking because testing revealed that when the toys are pressed, the squeaking mechanisms located in the bottom section of the toys could be grasped and pulled out under a tensile force of 8 to 16 N which is significantly below the limit 90 N set in the standard. The separated squeaking mechanisms of the toys fit completely in the test cylinder for small parts.

-chemical risk because the soft plastic contains more than 0.1 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP):

-9.86 ± 0.46 % by weight in pink plastic;

- 8.24 ± 0.42 % by weight in yellow plastic;

-9.65 ± 0.47 % by weight in white plastic.

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

Compulsory measures: Compulsory measures taken by the authority.  

 

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: lamp for outdoor use “LENA - Manhattan”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 0210

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: wood and metal lamp

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp is not equipped with Class II IPX4 junction box connecting it to the mains;

- the lamp is not fitted with strain relief bracket or torsion spring as required.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Bedside lamps

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

These products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no cord anchorage,

- live parts are accessible,

- external conductors are accessible,

- internal conductors touch metal parts,

- electrical connections made by splices under non-fixed isolating couplers can touch accessible metallic parts.

These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the Low Voltage Standards in eight points.

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

 

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France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp for outdoor use “ SYSTEM K, S - PM “SAVANNE”

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: S-018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: wood and wicker lamp.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no strain relief bracket for the mains flex to be mounted as required.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

11
0669/06

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: table lamp

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Deco Light Dolphin

Batch number/Barcode: 8717278860664

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “KOTRONIC Special Products”

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This luminaire poses a serious risk because it is movable and appealing to children to whom it can remind an artificial fish; the risk of electric shock occurs when children play with the product in or close to the water

- the instructions for use include an indication to the effect that the product should not be used for more than 2 hours without interruption and should not be touched when in use;

- the design of the lamp belongs in Safety Class III: supply from the mains is not permitted.

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

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

 

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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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