Report 45 (Published on: 17/11/2006)

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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:

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Long formula Nail colour 413

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “Sleek” Nail Colour

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk to consumers because it contains 7.1% dibutylphalate which may cause harm to the unborn child and impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighters “Mad Cow by Dora” (Other lighters not known)

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Supplied by wholesalers in display boxes of 10 and 16 to be sold individually by retailers.

1. Foot 6cmx3cmx2cm.

2. Duracell Battery (shape and colour of real Duracell battery) 2.5cmx4.5cm.

3. Samsung mobile phone 6.5cm x 3.5cm x 2cm (colour of real Samsung phones).

4. Cow 7.5cmx5cmx3cm (black and white with a little red).

5. Coca-cola cup 5cmx3.5cmx2.5cm (red and white).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The notified products are appealing to children who will mistake them for toys which could lead to small children either burning themselves or causing a fire. Lighters do not have any warnings indicating that they are lighters.

Voluntary measures: All lighters in wholesalers surrendered.  

Compulsory measures: All lighters in wholesalers surrendered.  

 

Greece

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Stork

Name:

Type/number of model: Huangslite H-5000-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Electric shock

One incident reported by a consumer - the halogen light bulb exploded and short-circuit occurred.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions taken by the importer: recall from consumers, withdrawal from the market, information to consumers.  

 

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 1 070807

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin-gel “Alosan 96 % Aloe vera repair skin-gel”

Country of origin: Denmark


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Microbiological

This product poses a serious bacteriological risk because it contains:

- total aerobic count (4,3x105 cfu/g and 3,2x106 cfu/g);

- pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chevrolet

Name: Fuel Feeding Pump in Chevrolet cars

Type/number of model: AVEO T250 1.4lt

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from June 2005 to 27 September 2006.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea


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Fire,
Injuries

One incident, during the NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) test.

On some AVEO vehicles, fuel feed tubes and fuse blocks may fracture during a severe frontal crash event what may cause fuel pump to continue to operate after the crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Lower Ball Joints in Jeep vehicle

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ Car Cherokee, type KJ

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles built through March 15, 2006. The VIN/chassis numbers are:

1J@G$%8#?^W*

where:

@ = 4 or 8

$ = L or 6

% = B or N or C or E

# = 1 or 7 or 5 or K

? = 1 to 9 or X

^ = 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6

* = production numbers of 6-digits

Country of origin: United States

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Injuries

Water may enter into the front suspension lower ball joints in the affected vehicles. This can cause the ball joints to corrode and separate. Ball joints separation can result in a loss of steering control and could cause a crash without prior warning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: 3-socket power strip

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White 3-socket power strip with extension cable in transparent plastic bag with blue/yelllow cardboard label, and GS mark of the TÜV Product Service.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the housing of the appliance can be opened using ordinary tools;

- the lead cross-sections are too narrow;

- the cables are identified with the wrong colours;

- the soldered connection is defective;

- the neutral conductor contact on the coupler socket is unsatisfactory;

- required markings are missing.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Standard.

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

 

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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