Report 8 (Published on: 02/03/2007)

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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:

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Washing machine

Brand: Ariston,
Indesit

Name:

Type/number of model: Indesit WIL86,
Indesit WIL66,
Indesit WIL62,
Indesit WIL146,
Indesit WIL105,
Indesit WIL126,
Indesit WIE107,
Indesit WIE87,
Ariston AVL105,
Ariston AVL89,
Ariston AVL109

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This notification does not cover two models: WIL 85 EU and WIL 103 IT.

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to faulty wiring, which may accidentally come into contact with the product housing, and when the machine is filling with water, could produce a discharge of current that may give the user, who touches the product, an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, information to and recall from consumers by the manufacturer  

 

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Television sets

Brand: Loewe

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Television sets types Aconda, Arcada, Calida, Cantus, Contur, Credo, CT, Ergo, Planus, Profil, Vitros, Xelos, and certain 100 Hz models from AHB and Tandberg

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

This product poses a risk of fire due to a manufacturing defect in the form of a weak soldering connection affecting television sets made between March 1999 and October 2001.

The weak soldering connection can lead to partial overheating in the lower part of the set and - in the worst case - to a fire hazard.

Damage to property has been reported. In a very small number of cases persons received medical attention owing to suspected smoke intoxication.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft-Air Pistol

Brand: CYMA

Name:

Type/number of model: G.056

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

According to tests, the pistol has a kinetic energy of 0.17 joules thus it poses a risk of damage to sight. In addition, warnings are provided only in English.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft-Air Pistol

Brand: CYMA

Name:

Type/number of model: P.698+

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

According to tests, the pistol has a kinetic energy of 0.17 joules thus it poses a risk of damage to sight. In addition, warnings are provided only in English.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft-Air-Pistol/Yesheng

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Y.S.208

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

According to tests, the pistol has a kinetic energy of 0.17 joules thus it poses a risk of damage to sight. In addition, warnings are provided only in English.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: LIJIN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Size: M,L

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- cords on pockets and belt create a stable noose with perimeter greater than 75mm

- elastic constringent cords protrude from the bottom selvedge of the clothing.

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

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

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Water gun

Brand: Color Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: 21633

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842216334

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the packaging is not safe, namely the opening of the plastic bag is 476 mm and the thickness of the plastic is less than 0.038 mm (0.036 +/-0.001 mm).

There are also shortcomings regarding the labelling, as the label states that the toy is not suitable for children under 3 years of age but it does not include the specific reason for this restriction.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: White soft-toy dog

Brand: Animal Alley

Name:

Type/number of model: 60051

Batch number/Barcode: 803516440786

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking because during the traction test the bow was easily detached from the toy and it fitted within the small parts cylinder. Children may put this small element into mouth and choke.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Double Effect Mascara

Brand: Rival de Loop

Name:

Type/number of model: Color 01 (Black) – Product code: 2113.001

Batch number/Barcode: Batch code: 612,
EAN code: 4305615175218

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Microbiological

The estimated incidence of contaminated products is about 17%. The level of contamination is /=3.5x103 cfu/g.

Voluntary measures: Total voluntary recall. Advertisement appeared in prominent Dutch newspapers  

 

10
0188/07

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Residual current devices (RCDs)

Brand: ABB

Name:

Type/number of model: Serie F362,
Serie F364,
Serie F370,
Serie F372

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Series manufactured between January 2003 and May 2005. The letter "M" stands for RCDs from the affected series.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

Residual current devices, which serve as protection against electric shock, are used to cut off the electric current in case of improper functioning of electric installation. These RCDs pose a serious risk of electric shock because they do not work when the product is faulty (it shows a significant divergence from the parameters, which are placed as patterns on the product). They can be used by consumers because they are installed in houses and users have access to them.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers and corrective action taken by the distributor  

 

11
0189/07

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Cotton candy maker

Brand: The Helman Group

Name:

Type/number of model: 207105

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product was distributed by Media Markt.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the accessible parts reach temperatures exceeding 85º C. In addition, this product may be confused by children with a toy due to its design and decoration.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

12
0190/07

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Plastic soother – Hot Flashing Pacifier

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 011848

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of:

- choking because the handle of the pacifier can detach by applying low force, become accessible and completely fits into the small parts cylinder;

- suffocation because the cord of the pacifiers is longer than allowed by the relevant standard.

Taking into account the usual behaviour of children, the detachable handle poses a risk of choking, while the too long cord poses a risk of strangulation to children under 3 years.

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

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

 

13
0191/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Expandable toys – Coloured Growing

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

This toy poses a serious risk of:

- choking because it contains small parts which can break off and fit wholly in the small parts cylinder;

- injuries (blockage in the intestines) because after being swallowed the parts can expand as they pass through the digestive tract which could result in blockage in the intestines.

The parts expand in all dimensions more than 50%.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0192/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Decorative lighting chain

Brand: CHRISTMAS

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 100 Street Lights/End; 100 lamp model: PL-100; 220-240V; 50Hz; 32,5 W type: 100L; 2,5V; 0,13A; 0,325W

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a serious risk of:

- electric shock because the cross-section area of the conductor and the parameters of the movable socket do not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 60598;

- fire because the lamp holder does not pass spike flame test contrary to the requirements of EN 60598.

Voluntary measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information to consumers by the distributor  

 

15
0193/07

Bulgaria

Category: Hand tools

Product: Hammer with slit for extraction of nails

Brand: STANLEY

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 serious risk of injuries because it is made of coarse, grey cast iron with high content of sulphur and phosphorus, graphite and other admixtures which leads to reduced sturdiness and deformation of the fork, which makes the product dangerous for the user as well as for other people standing near by. Cast iron has lower rigidness than high quality carbon steel and the steel intended for production of instruments, which is a precondition for faster scuffing of surfaces, especially in the conditions of continuous exploitation and high stress.

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

 

16
0194/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension adaptor

Brand: LEXEL

Name:

Type/number of model: DX-BY-R

Batch number/Barcode: 8595140800228

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- combustibility of insulating materials;

- insufficient thermal resistance of materials maintaining vital parts;

- non-compliant parameters of plugs and movable sockets.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities. Voluntary recall taken by the supplier  

 

17
0195/07

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Metal novelty lighter in a shape of children's car and pistol

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 requirements of the relevant European standard EN 13869.

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

 

18
0196/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Coolant hose coupling connecting horizontal head to thermostat

Brand: DUCATI

Name:

Type/number of model: SBK 1098 S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects DUCATI model SBK 1098 S motorcycles within frame no. range ZDMH700AA6B000910 to ZDMH700AA6B001065 (EU version) and within frame no. range ZDM1XBEW57B000314 to ZDM1XBEW87B001215 (USA version).

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the affected motorcycles, the coolant hose coupling connecting horizontal head to thermostat might break, leading to leakage at the cooling agent (liquid). There is the possibility of this liquid to reach the back tire, reducing its adhesion on the road.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

19
0197/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name:

Type/number of model: ER650B6F/B7F

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: It concerns Kawasaki motorcycles of model year 2006 (B6F) and 2007 (B7F), with serial numbers from JKAER650ABA009336 to JKAER650ABA040258.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because incorrect routing of the brake hose can cause the hose to contact the underside of the ignition switch body or screw at the right side of the steering head. Continued use in this condition can lead to damage of the front brake hose with the possibility of eventual leakage causing brake failure and the possibility of an accident.

The brake hose routing could be incorrect if the incorrect diagram shown in the service manual was followed during pre-sales set up or while making other repairs or adjustments.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

20
0198/07

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy motorcycle

Brand: JUGUETILANDIA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Reference 350 1101 (appears on the labelling). Item No 1101 (appears on the Chinese exporter's invoice).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries, namely crash/jam of fingers, because the distance between the front wheel and the fork and between the rear wheel and the fork is greater than 5 mm and less than 12mm. Children's fingers may become trapped in the space between the wheels and the fork.

Furthermore, the labelling includes the warning that this toy is not recommended for children under 36 months although it is a toy aimed at children of that age.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the market  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the market  

 

21
0199/07

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Castanets

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 70023

Batch number/Barcode: 4742090003016

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Estonia


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Chemical

This product poses a serious risk of release of metals because the migration of lead is 1012 mg/kg and of chromium 163 mg/kg from the green and yellow paints of the castanets thereby exceeding the allowed limits.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

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

 

22
0200/07

Italy

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flasks and insulated containers

Brand: Food Thermos

Name:

Type/number of model: 11680

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: capacity 1.4 l

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

If the glass container breaks and the asbestos-board pads are handled asbestos fibres (carcinogenic if inhaled, class 1 IARC) may be released.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

23
0201/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toys – toy phone set

Brand: Scenique Electronic Mobile Phone

Name:

Type/number of model: 5000312 (duck)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

This toy poses a serious risk of damage to hearing because the sound level of 85 dB exceeds the maximum sound pressure level of 80 dB.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

24
0202/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy phone set

Brand: Simba Light&Sound

Name:

Type/number of model: 471 1558

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

This product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level of 87 dB exceeds the maximum sound pressure level of 80 dB.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

25
0203/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: PLATON 3 AIR

Name:

Type/number of model: 370117

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries,
Chemical

This product poses a serious risk of injuries, namely crash, jam and break of fingers, because the product contains openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

26
0204/07

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's dress

Brand: YOU JOY

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Size 6, Sample FZ-6119, 100% cotton

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries to children because of the length of the protruding parts of the cords (32 cm). According to the relevant standard, average length of the protruding part of the cords on the stretched clothing is 23 cm. There is a risk that a child might be caught through the waist protruding cords on to the surrounding objects.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer, distributor and/or supplier  

 

27
0205/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 5501T SN,
5504 SN (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the dimensions of the cord anchorage protecting against twisting and pulling force are inappropriate. When fastening the screw, it drops into the bushing hollow.

In addition, the product poses a moderate risk of injuries because of the sharp burry edges of the metal decoration rim.

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

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

 

28
0206/07

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Audi

Name:

Type/number of model: Audi A3 (8P) 2.0 TDI with 6 SP Gearbox

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle, hatch back model

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries,
Fire

The dual mass flywheel may become damaged due to the configuration of the restrictor passage in the bleeder valve in the hydraulic pressure line for clutch actuation. This can happen if the clutch is engaged very abruptly, for instance if the pedal is allowed to spring back by itself. After causing unusual mechanical noises, the dual-mass flywheel will eventually fail completely. In unfavourable conditions this can lead to a fire in the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

29
0207/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toys – Laugh and learn bunny

Brand: FISHER PRICE/MATTEL

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All models are the same, but the code depends on the country of destination. Models: K2960 (Spanish), K2961 (English), K2963 (German), K2964 (Italian), K2965 (French) and K3440 (Greek).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because the pompom nose can detach and presents a choking hazard to young children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

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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