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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 11 (Published on: 23/03/2007)

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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: (*)

1
0255/07

Czech Republic

Category: Pyrotechnical products

Product: Scratch petard

Brand: MEGA

Name:

Type/number of model: 8301

Batch number/Barcode: 8595198201138

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- the explosive composition in each product exceeds the permissible amount of pyrotechnical composition for Danger Class II;

- the product, in some cases, does not comply with technical requirements on the time of function retardation for the determined time limit;

- small pouring of the composition occurs out of the products.

Accidents involving scorch and contusion of hands and laceration of skin have been reported.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

2
0256/07

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden car-transporter

Brand: BAI

Name:

Type/number of model: 4140

Batch number/Barcode: 5906554241416

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because the left front wheel can be easily detached from the red car (at a force of 72.81 N). The maximum size of this wheel is 29.15 mm so it fits completely into the test cylinder for small parts.

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

Voluntary measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

3
0257/07

Finland

Category: Personal protective equipment

Product: High-visibility warning clothing

Brand: Tallipoika

Name:

Type/number of model: 1080

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because it gives a false feeling of security to the consumer. It is subject to the following deficiencies:

- the retroreflective material, the area of the retroreflective material and the design of the product do not meet the requirements of the relevant standard;

- marking and user information is missing.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1150.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

4
0258/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic police gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: B266492/2/9ABCD

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking to children as projectiles are only 37 mm in length (standard requires 57 mm).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

5
0259/07

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Baby rattle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 5290504024496

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking to children because during the impact test, the sample broke and the small parts and particles have been detached. The small parts fitted within the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0260/07

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Nubira/Lacetti Saloon/Hatchback passenger cars – brake light switch

Brand: Daewoo/Chevrolet.

Name:

Type/number of model: Nubira/Lacetti Saloon/Hatchback 1.4SX 1.6SX 1.8CDX.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VIN numbers between KLANA19313K891422 and KLANF48715K052968. The vehicles were produced between April 2003 and July 2004.

Country of origin: South Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because brake lights may stay on, which may cause a road accident as the vehicle travelling behind an affected vehicle would not be able to determine when the driver is braking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands  

7
0261/07

France

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Front baby carrier - KANGOUROU

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: KG001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries,
Choking

This product poses a serious risk of:

- injury because on the basis of endurance test the system for holding the carrier to an adult torso can break;

- choking because of the presence of a small element which can become detached and fits within the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13209-2.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities  

 

8
0262/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toys – hanging snowman

Brand: CHRISTMAS

Name:

Type/number of model: 431148

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because the presence of small detachable elements (nose, eyes and buttons) which fit within the small parts cylinder and thus cause a risk of choking if they are inhaled or swallowed by children. The small elements detach with force less than 90N.

The toy is aimed at children of under 36 months.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

9
0263/07

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Place Keepers Military Men play set.

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 2088B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because the projectiles have a length of only 36 mm while the standard requires at least 57 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

10
0264/07

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Terrace heater – Cosystand Edelstahl Profi

Brand: Enders

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

When a terrace heater ignites with a capacity of more than 5kW (Hs), a burst of flame can arise or the heat growth can be so big, that burning of clothes and/or skin can occur (measured value was 9.8 kW(Hs)).

This product does not comply with the Directive on appliances burning gaseous fuels.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

11
0265/07

Ireland

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Water-filled teethers

Brand: Dreambaby

Name:

Type/number of model: F446

Batch number/Barcode: 9312742304461 (bar code),
746/06 (batch code)

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: South Africa


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Cuts

This toy poses a risk of cuts to gums because it has a sharp edge.

One accident with a child cutting its gum has been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

12
0266/07

France

Category: Gadgets

Product: MP3/WMA player with FM tuner

Brand: UNITED

Name:

Type/number of model: MP 7511R (1GB)

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 pressure level of the device in digital audio playback mode (measured at 102.7 dBA on the right-hand channel and 100.8 dBA for the average of both channels) exceeds the maximum limit of 100 dBA.

In addition, the output voltage of the device in digital audio playback mode (measured at 256 mV on the right-hand channel and 257 mV on the left-hand channel) exceeds the maximum limit of 150 mV.

This product does not comply with the European standard EN 50332 on sound system equipment.

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

 

13
0267/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars – Airbag Control Unit

Brand: Mazda

Name:

Type/number of model: Mazda 6

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars, model equipped with side airbag.

VIN range:

(1) JMZ GG1*** 01 106593 – 118326 with production period: 24 April 2002 through 24 June 2002;

(2) JMZ GG1*** 31 107869 – 118272 with production period: 11 May 2002 through 24 June 2002.

Note: the asterisk symbol “*” can be any letter or number.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

On certain vehicles, proper controlling of the airbag activation can be disabled or may generate malfunction. At worst, the airbag may be activated unintentionally.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

14
0268/07

France

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Wicker carrycot

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: CE005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking,
Suffocation,
Injuries

This product poses a risk of choking because it contains small detachable elements which fit into the small parts cylinder and can be put into mouth and swallowed by children.

This product poses a risk of suffocation through strangulation because ribbons are excessively long.

In addition, this product poses a risk of injuries because:

-the handle is not durable (falling hazard); and

-fingers may be trapped in the wicker mesh.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1466.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the product  

 

15
0269/07

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Plafond (light binding) 812 RENO

Brand: Prezent

Name:

Type/number of model: Antic Brass Satin

Batch number/Barcode: 8586007084271

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the insulation lead may overheat while functioning;

- usage of the constrictor in the earthing system to fix the adaptor, does not secure it from relieving, which may cause improper functioning of the plafond and result in electric shock while touching the plafond cover;

- there is no operating information (e.g. bulb change scheme) in the user manual;

- the size of letters in symbol specifying minimal distance from the floodlit object is too small (the symbol is unreadable – in the case of improper assembling of the lamp overheating of the illuminated object may cause fire).

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information to consumers by the importer  

 

16
0270/07

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Universal AC travel adaptor

Brand: Belkin

Name: Universal AC travel adaptor

Type/number of model: F8E449ea

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because the construction provides plugging in with one pen, while the other pen is accessible (230V on the free pen is possible).

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

17
0271/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power supply units

Brand: Prescott

Name:

Type/number of model: LC-D500EXP

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because

- there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the secondary circuit that can be touched. The secondary circuit can be touched via the product connected to the output of the power supply unit. In particular:

- clearances/creepage distances in transformer T2 between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4 mm/5 mm; a minimum of 0.2 mm between the primary winding and the output wires of the secondary winding and 0.5mm between the secondary winding and the output wires of the primary winding are measured; on the output wires there are not insulation tubes;

- clearances/creepage distances in transformer T3 between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4 mm/5 mm; a minimum of 0.3 mm between the primary winding and the output wires of the secondary winding and 0.3 mm between the secondary winding and the output wires of the primary winding are measured; on the output wires there are not insulation tubes.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

18
0272/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Helicopter with launch-pad

Brand: VIDAL EUROPA SA

Name:

Type/number of model: 0213727

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 rotary blades had no protection ring.

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

One accident reported: The father of a child trying out the toy lost an eye. The toy broke when the starting handle was used. The part which broke off penetrated the adult’s eye.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

19
0273/07

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars – Volkswagen Transporter

Brand: VOLKSWAGEN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected chassis numbers are.

WV2ZZZ 7H Z 4 H 000 154 WV2ZZZ 7H Z 5 H 000 025 WV .ZZZ 7H Z 6 H 000 027 WV2ZZZ 7H Z 4 X 026 035 WV2ZZZ 7H Z 5 X 000 029 WV2ZZZ 7H Z 6 X 000 200 WV2ZZZ 7H Z 7 X 000 002 to WV2ZZZ7H Z 4 H 111 920 WV2ZZZ7H Z 5 H 108 546 WV ZZZ 7H Z 6 H 141 328 WV2ZZZ7H Z 4 X 042 607 WV2ZZZ7H Z 5 X 031 776 WV2ZZZ7H Z 6 X 037 493 WV2ZZZ7H Z 7 X 000 002. The affected Volkswagen Transporters were produced between March 2005 and August 2006.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the backrest of the second seat row may not completely slot in because of a too short Bowden cable. In an accident the occupants of the second row would be at a higher risk of injuries than those in the first row as it is the attachment of their seatbelt attached to the backrest that is affected.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

20
0274/07

Slovakia

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: BéBéGo

Name:

Type/number of model: Golf Plus, item No KS608R

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there are accessible gaps where the fingers of the child can be entrapped;

- the pushchair has only one locking device, which may result in the vehicle folding and an entrapment of the child in the vehicle by incidental touch by foot;

- the warning 'This product is not suitable for jogging or skating' is omitted in the instruction.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributors  

 

21
0275/07

Slovakia

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: PIKOLO

Name:

Type/number of model: 10240

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there are accessible gaps where the fingers of the child can be entrapped;

- the parking device of the vehicle is insufficient, which may result in the vehicle starting to move;

- the warning 'It may be dangerous to leave your child unattended' is missing;

- the instructions for use are missing.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information to consumers taken by the distributor  

 

22
0276/07

Slovakia

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Pushchair – combined child stroller

Brand: SCOUT X

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 risk of injuries because:

- an accessible gap can be created while using the vehicle by pressing a handle, which may cause injuries to the forearm or elbow of the child sitting in the vehicle;

- the maximum available wheel movement exceeds the prescribed values;

- some warnings are missing.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers by the distributor  

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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