Report 1 (Published on: 12/01/2007)

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No.
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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:

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Rose 20 NP-L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Thailand


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the characteristics of the chain’s cable are lower than specified in the standard;

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0,36 mm², which is less than the 50 mm² required by the standard;

- the length of the wire between the plug and the first bulb holder is 1,00 m, which is less than the 1,50 m required by the standard;

- there are no safety markings and instructions.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Rose 35 NF-S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Thailand


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances with the relevant European standard EN 60598:

- the length of the wire between the plug and the first bulb holder is 1 m, which is less than the required 1,5 m;

- the wire in the chain has inferior characteristics to those specified in the standard;

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0,36 mm², which is less than the required 50 mm²;

- the required safety markings and instructions are missing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import of the product has been rejected by the customs authorities  

 

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Rolling rose

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Thailand


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances with the relevant European standard EN 60598:

- the wire in the chain has inferior characteristics to those specified in the standard;

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0,36 mm², which is less than the required 50 mm²;

- the wire failed the traction test;

- the required safety markings and instructions are missing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import of the product has been rejected by the customs authorities  

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle BMW R 1200 GS with tyre pressure monitoring system (RDC) (SA 530)

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: EC-type approval: e1*2002/24*0199*04, vehicles manufactured from 1 September till 20 October 2006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The combination of cross-spoke rim and tyre pressure monitoring system may produce a slow and also a sudden loss of air pressure. Sudden loss of air pressure means that the vehicle can no longer be controlled safely.

The vents of affected vehicles are replaced with tyre pressure monitoring sensors and the tyre pressure monitoring system is deactivated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Car inverter

Brand: Qmotion

Name:

Type/number of model: Model CI-175

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because it is possible to come into contact with live components. It is possible to insert only one pin of a europlug into the inverter. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and penalty ordered by the authority  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic baby toys - "Badetier mit Baby – ab 3 Monate" (Animals for bath time with baby - from 3 months)

Brand: TEDI GmbH & Co KG

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN-code 56835001241000000150; Order/Article No 56835/00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because they contain dibutyl phthalate at following levels: 6,89g/100g (yellow duck with baby) and 6,42g/100g (green frog with baby). Given the nature of the products, it is predictable that children will place them in their mouth.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic baby toys in shape of duck, turtle, ship and clown-fish

Brand: TEDI GmbH & Co KG

Name:

Type/number of model: Order/Article No 71397/00; EAN-code 71397001241000000150

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because they contain dibutyl phthalate at following levels: 7,65g/100g (yellow duck, orange-coloured clown-fish) and 4,99g/100g (blue ship, green turtle). Given the nature of the products, it is predictable that children will place them in their mouth.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters in the form of: 1. a slipper, 2. a barrel

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

These products pose a serious risk of burns because their intended use is not obvious. This product is a novelty lighter. According to the relevant European standard EN 13869, the level of risks posed by this type of products is high and may cause burning injury to users, especially to children.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority  

 

Greece

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Decorative Christmas chains and trinkets: 1. long chain, 2. small chain, 3. Christmas tree ball

Brand: Christmas decoration

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Long chain: code 100.360012,
2. Small chain (package of 11 pieces): code 299.360036,
3. Christmas tree ball: code 299.360034

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 5 203188 074091,
2. 5 203188 074237,
3. 5 203188 074084

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

Children can confuse these products with food, due to their shape, size, colour, and appearance. Children can put theses products in their mouth or cut them into pieces and swallow them, jeopardizing their health.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

10
0029/07

Ireland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Tea light holders

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 1: supplier code 2ET00414,
Item 2: supplier code 2ER86507-1,
Item 3: supplier code 2ET00620-A,
Item 4: supplier code 2ET05176,
Item 5: supplier code 2ET5921H

Batch number/Barcode: Item 1: bar code 0400029051494,
Item 2: bar code 0400029051159,
Item 3: bar code 0400029051234,
Item 4: bar code 0400029051319,
Item 5: bar code 0400029051562

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a serious risk because lit tea light causes it to catch fire. It appears that affected products may have been damaged in the production process and glued back together. As a result, when a lit tea light is placed in the product it catches fire if there is glue present. Two incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

11
0030/07

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Cocoon NF Tree Light

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Thailand


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances with the relevant European standard EN 60598:

- the wire in the chain has inferior characteristics to those specified in the standard;

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0,06 mm², which is less than the required 50 mm²;

- the wire failed the traction test;

- the required safety markings and instructions are missing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import of the product has been rejected by the customs 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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