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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 13 (Published on: 05/04/2007)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
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
0307/07

Slovakia

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Pressure cooker

Brand: Isabelle

Name:

Type/number of model: INOXTHERM 4l.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the following problems were detected during the tests: deformation and destruction of the pressure cooker including its lid, ejection of lid and directionally oriented explosion. In addition, data about maximal allowable pressure is not provided with the product.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12778.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, recall from consumers and information to consumers by supplier and distributors.  

 

2
0308/07

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Recreational crafts

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: Outboard motors, models F13.5B/ F15C/ F20B.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

In affected outboards, there is a possibility of breaking of the grip’s throttle shaft on the steering handle. If this happens, an accident is possible due to possible loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

3
0309/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Laser pistol

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: LASER GUNSHOT, Cod. S139.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

This product poses a risk of poisoning because the migration of chromium from the toy’s material is 241mg/kg (upper limit 60 mg/kg) and the migration of lead from the toy’s material is 1291mg/kg (upper limit 90 mg/kg).

This product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the European standard on toys EN 71-1.

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

 

4
0310/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars – Daimler Chrysler AG Sprinter trucks

Brand: Daimler Chrysler AG

Name:

Type/number of model: Sprinter trucks Daimler Chrysler AG; Vehicle type 906. Vehicles produced in the period 21.12.2006 to 9.1.2007 with VIN range WDB906XXXXS144637 to WDB906XXXXS150636.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because a manufacturing fault in the relay socket can lead to an interruption of the power supply in the plug of the relay serving the fuel pump. This would interrupt the fuel supply to the engine, causing the engine to cut out and the vehicle to be immobilised.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the market by the producer.  

 

5
0311/07

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toys – Teddy bear with zip

Brand: RMC LIMITED

Name:

Type/number of model: Teddy bear with zip; number of model 14225.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of :

- choking because the zip may be very easy opened by child playing with teddy bear. The child can easily reach the filling up which is inside the toy. Considering its structure and amount synthetic fibres after getting to child’s mouth and child’s alimentary canal can cause choking.

- injuries because when taking off part of the filling, child can have easy access to sharp mechanism which keeps plastic heart attached.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.Press release has been issued.  

 

6
0312/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) 50 MINIATURE LIGHTS;

2) 100 MINIATURE LIGHTS (JUEGO DE LUCES DE NAVIDAD)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

There is a risk of electric shock and fire because the cross-sectional area and length of conductors as well as size of the plug outlet are not in compliance with Article 5 of standard EN 60598. As the parameters of the conductors do not comply with the European standard (they are thinner as laid down), there is a risk that during the use of the product the conductors can overheat and cause an electric shock. The bulb sockets are not made from self-extinguished material and fail to stand the needle flame test based on Article 13 of standard EN 60598. Therefore, there is a danger of spread of fire and electric shock in certain circumstances.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

(*)

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.

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

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