Report 7 (Published on: 23/02/2007)

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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:

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Heated windscreen earth point

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ cars, models C-MAX & GALAXY

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Belgium

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the affected vehicles may not have the heated windscreen earth point tightened to the specification. An incorrectly tightened bolt may lead to electrical arcing and in some cases the arcing may cause scorching or burning of the surrounding trim components.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

Slovenia

Category: Machinery

Product: Hand winch

Brand: Hand winch "HANDSEIL WINDE"

Name:

Type/number of model: Hand winch 800 HM Müllner, Art. Nr. W16-0,6

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the machine does not have an appropriate brake for lowering of lifted 600 kg loads;

- the ropes do not have a working coefficient of 5;

- the instructions for use do not comply with the requirements and can lead to dangerous situations.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

Slovenia

Category: Machinery

Product: Hydraulic trolley jacks

Brand: TOPEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Hydraulic trolley jacks TOPEX 2t PH 200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries to the user or a third person since it is possible to use it incorrectly to lifting given the non-compliant users manual and marking on the product.

In particular: - the original instructions or the translation into Slovenian do not contain the required information;

- the instructions translated from Polish are essentially shortened and do not include the contents of the control book;

- the marking and warnings on the product are inadequate.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there is insufficient guarding of the engine drive chain and rear-most sprocket;

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

- the fuel pipe and tank were insecure;

- the engine stop has no additional action to re-set;

- the handlebar levers are not ball ended;

- there was no reserve travel on the off-side brake operating lever (front brake) which means that it cannot achieve full braking efficiency if required;

- the free movement of the steering mechanism was being fouled by mis-aligned body parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Product destruction ordered by the authorities  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- there is insufficient guarding of the engine drive chain and rear-most sprocket;

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

- the engine stop has no additional action to re-set; - the handlebar levers are not ball ended;

- the free movement of the steering mechanism is being fouled by mis-aligned body parts;

- sharp edges are also present;

- no user manual is supplied with the machine.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Ban of sales ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzles

Brand: LXT 1125 A

Name:

Type/number of model: No. D-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the bag made of flexible plastic with an opening perimeter greater than 380 mm has an average sheet thickness of 0,017 mm while it should have at lease 0,038 mm. The detected defect poses a high risk for children. Covering the face by a thin plastic can lead to suffocation.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle

Brand: LXT 2193

Name:

Type/number of model: No 331

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the bag made of flexible plastics with an opening perimeter greater than 380 mm has an average sheet thickness of 0,013 mm while it should have at lease 0,038 mm. The thin plastics can adhere to mouth or nose of a child. Covering the face by a thin plastic can lead to suffocation.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shower gel – Tropical Dream, skin-neutral pH

Brand: Soft & Gentle

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. CH.Nr. 301, PROD 08.06, MHD, best-before date 02.09; 2. CH.Nr. 636, PROD 07.05, MHD, best-before date 01.08.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany


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Microbiological

This product poses a serious bacteriological risk because the product contains a high concentration of microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Use of cosmetics containing pathogenic microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa may cause infection, especially when the skin is broken, leading to inflammation, suppuration and sepsis. Eye infections and inflammation of the ear may also result.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer  

 

Norway

Category: Machinery

Product: Cordless reciprocating saw

Brand: Dewalt

Name:

Type/number of model: Dewalt DC305 with date codes 200601-49 through 200640-49

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Mexico

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because the switch on this saw can short-circuit.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

10
0168/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Renault R21

Brand: RENAULT

Name:

Type/number of model: model R21 Turbo. The recall concerns vehicles produced from 1 January 1987 to 31 May 1993.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because due to immobilising fault, a loosening of the turbocharger oil supply pipe is possible. Presence of oil on the hot surface of the turbocharger can cause a serious risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective measures taken by the importer  

 

11
0169/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wheeled child conveyance

Brand: Neonato

Name:

Type/number of model: type N 755, model Matteo, supplied as Speedy C 820/ EAN 8 005549728202

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries (crash/jam/break of fingers) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped.

During tests of the locking device of the folding mechanism, the pushchair also collapsed.

In addition, the instructions for use are not in Czech.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

12
0170/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike – Minimoto pocket bike GP 49.9 CC Carenada

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Snuggers KT-28

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Fire,
Cuts

This product poses a serious risk of injuries, fire and cuts because:

- sharp edges are located close to the foot representing a driving hazard;

- moving elements (chain) have no protection to avoid body parts becoming trapped when the product is in operation and to avoid foreign bodies like stones or other objects interfering with its correct operation;

- fingers can get trapped interfering with the normal handling of the drive and control devices which can cause accidents;

- the petrol pipe is not made of rigid material but of very weak, flexible rubber, which risks cracking in use due to overheating because it is in contact with the exhaust pipe. This results in a risk of explosion because it is located just above the engine.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

13
0171/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Sport wheeled child conveyance

Brand: TechRider S

Name:

Type/number of model: Ping Pong

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries (crash/jam/break of fingers) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0172/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wheeled child conveyance

Brand: Style AT + set M 655

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 9932 BéBé Car, model 2006, EAN 5602385264050

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses a serious risk of injuries (breaking, dislocation or contusion) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped. Sharp edges and tips were also detected, posing a risk of cuts.

In addition, the product poses a chemical risk due to the high value of DEHP phthalate present.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

15
0173/07

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Metal bucket – 'The Triplets' bucket gift set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8410399228756

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

This product poses a risk of cuts because the edges of the bucket's handle are sharp. Incident reported: one child suffered injuries to the neck.

The toiletries contained inside the bucket were not subject to the laboratory tests. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

16
0174/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Polar baby clothing set

Brand: Happy bears

Name:

Type/number of model: 6 Ha H.L.-O (bar code: 7000037135730)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it has the pulling cord and the plastic end-piece in the hood. These elements are not allowed in baby clothing.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

17
0175/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: YAMAHA

Name:

Type/number of model: Motorcycles, model YZF MT 03 ‘06. The recall concerns 2006 model year YAMAHA YZF MT 03 ’06 motorcycles.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

In affected motorcycles, high-pressure washing or long usage in rainy conditions can cause water infiltration inside the main wiring harness’ protection. This water could remain for a long time inside the wiring harness area, which is U-shaped and trickle down into the TPS wire through a joint. This could cause a corrosion problem, especially inside the TPS coupler. As a consequence, the TPS signal could be disturbed causing incorrect ignition advance and injection timing to occur, with one or more of the following symptoms:

- engine difficult to start;

- bad engine response; or - muffler overheating that may cause certain plastic parts to melt and/or muffler damage.

These symptoms (especially the second one) could lead to loss of control of the motorcycle.

Moreover, this product poses a serious risk of injuries because breakage of the side stand bracket may occur when the product is placed on its stand and the stand is then used as a pivot and during transport. No breakages have occurred whilst the product has been ridden. The breakage is caused by stress concentration due to bracket shape and its fixing structure. Breakage of the side stand bracket could cause side-fall of the motorcycle, resulting in possible injury of the rider. During transportation on a trailer/van/truck, an accident is possible due to instability of the machine after breakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

18
0176/07

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Children watches

Brand: Lefeng

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking to children because the small batteries are accessible for children without the use of instrument (lid of the battery compartment opens with one movement).

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50088.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and information to consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

19
0177/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Cord extension set with over voltage protection

Brand: JONEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: PS-5P/5m

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a risk of electric shock and fire. It does not comply with the relevant standard with respect to:

- length of protective conductor;

- safety-fuses in network T 10A (current carrying capacity is 16A);

- heating of supply conductors;

- unsuitable type of cord.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, information to consumers and recall of the product taken by the distributor  

 

20
0178/07

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire in particular to children because it bears a resemblance to other products and it may be attractive to children (entertainment functions are included).

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and information to consumers 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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