Report 15 (Published on: 20/04/2007)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of notifications EN DE FR
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:

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Rotary Hammer Drill 1050W

Brand: Performance Power

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No NLH1050SDS. Bar codes 05096510, 05075294.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This notification extends the scope of the previous notification 0757/06 to include replacement products which were supplied subsequent to the last notification.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Injuries

Testing has shown that the clutch mechanism on some of the products supplied did not meet the safety requirements set out by the European standard.

The clutches on the affected units have been assembled without the correct torque setting. If the drill bit snags and the clutch does not engage then injuries to the user could range from broken wrist/hand/fingers to facial injuries. The injuries could vary dependant upon the warning that may be received by the user and also how well the user is standing/holding the drill.

9 incidents reported. Various injuries from broken fingers to facial damage. Authorities have tested another further 17 units and still find that the results point to towards a batch failure that cannot be easily identified.

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

 

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Bow and arrows with suction cups – First Bowman

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: No 3688

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy possess a serious risk of choking because a suction cup became detached when a force of less than 60 N was applied during tests according to EN 71-1. A child may put detached suction cup into mouth while playing and choke. In addition, the warning symbol does not comply with EN 71-6.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the product  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – brake light switch

Brand: RENAULT

Name:

Type/number of model: CLIO III and MODUS. The recall concerns vehicles produced from 13 December 2005 to 8 February 2006 (CLIO III) and 14 December 2005 to 16 February 2006 (MODUS).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

In affected vehicles, due to a malfunction of the brake light switch, the brake lights do not illuminate. This may cause a road accident as the driver of a vehicle travelling behind an affected vehicle would not be able to determine when the front driver is braking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable lamp - Sunncamp Handy Light 230V 8W

Brand: Sunncamp

Name:

Type/number of model: model EL1006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because of:

- the absence of cord anchorage and a knot in the supply cord;

- accessible live parts - the cover providing protection against electric shock is secured in place with a single snap in plastic pin, which is easily removed by a twisting action;

- despite its splashproof/IP44 markings the luminary had a lack of any seals preventing harmful water ingress;

- incorrect supply cord conductor cross sectional area marking - marked as 0.75 mm² whereas in fact it is 0.5 mm²;

- incorrect supply cord specification - for IP44/spashproof applications should be 1 mm² whereas in fact it is 0.5 mm².

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car (fuel tank, vapour recovery system)

Brand: LAND ROVER

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger cars, Discovery 3 4.4V8 gasoline vehicles. Model years 2005 and 2006 with VIN numbers from 5A342834 to 6A359153.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries,
Fire

Some of the affected vehicles may contain a breather pipe that was not manufactured to specification. This may result in excessive swelling and cracking of the retaining grommet and subsequent detachment of the breather pipe from a connector tube. When the fuel level in the tank is above the level of the detached joint, fuel may then enter the breather pipe. The vehicle may exhibit MIL illumination, fuel odour and drivability concerns such as hesitation, misfire, stalling, rough running or difficulty in starting (reasons for probable cause of accident). If the amount of fuel flowing into the breather pipe reaches the vapour canister and exceeds the canister capacity, the excess fuel may be discharged onto the ground (possible cause of fire).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Kitchen toys - blender

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8711197294043.CR 14379

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because knifes of the blender detached during tests. Detached knifes fit completely within the small parts cylinder. A child may put knifes into mouth while plying.

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

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

 

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug for electric cable

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Article CP0027

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- the design makes it difficult to insert and remove the plug in case of sockets that are side-by-side;

- the screws which can be unscrewed to permit access to the inside of the plug are not non-removable;

- in the high-temperature of 100°C for one hour, the insulating material of the samples lost its shape;

- in the high-temperature of 125°C for one hour, the insulating material of the insert has an impression left by the sphere with a diameter of 4.5 mm;

- in the high-temperature of 180°C for 3 hours, the insulating material of the insert melts.

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Mercedes-Benz van (Sprinter)

Brand: Daimler Chrysler

Name:

Type/number of model: Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter with 3.0 litre V6-CDI engine ABE (general operating permits) L763, L764, L765, L766. It concerns vehicles built between 27 November 2006 and 8 December 2006. VIN-range

WDB906XXXXS134310 - WDB906XXXXS145646.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries,
Fire

On the starter cable assembly, it is possible for a cable to become detached from the end lug. This leaves the vehicle without electrical current, and the engine cuts out. In the worst case a short circuit with sparking can occur, as a result of which fire cannot be completely ruled out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

10
0345/07

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - Salon Formula

Brand: Jordana

Name:

Type/number of model: All colours

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

This product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate. The use of this chemical in cosmetics is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to an unborn child and possibly poses a risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.

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

 

11
0346/07

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail Polish

Brand: Glamorous

Name:

Type/number of model: No 25, 26, 27, 28

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Greece


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Chemical

This product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate. The use of this chemical in cosmetics is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to an unborn child and possibly poses a risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.

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

 

12
0347/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Floor lamps - TRENDLIGHT

Brand: Rába Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 4011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock because the bushing protecting the wires at the cable entry of the upper lamp can be removed by hand and the live parts become accessible, therefore the not appropriate design of the cord anchorage may cause electric shock;

- fire because the product tips over on a slope of 15°, the supporting surface may overheat and thus cause a risk of fire.

This 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  

 

13
0348/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp (portable luminaire)

Brand: Rába Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 7242

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the bushing protecting the wires is made of soft material and lead through burry edges at the cable entry, thus the wire may damage and accessible metal parts may become live. This 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  

 

14
0349/07

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair dryer

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: HD 904

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

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

- the appliance does not comply with the requirements of the shock-protection Class II;

- when the product blows warm air, the active part (filament connection) can be contacted with a short touching needle through the metal bars;

- during use the plastic cover overheats and thus can cause serious burns.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

15
0350/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s track suit with hood

Brand: SAIHUXIAO

Name:

Type/number of model: F-227

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

A hood of the clothing includes a pull-cord with a knot, which is not allowed by the relevant European standard since it poses serious risk of strangulation to children. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

16
0351/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Clutch Pedal Pushrod in Jeep vehicles

Brand: JEEP

Name:

Type/number of model: Wrangler, type TJ. The recall concerns vehicles built from 3 November 2005 through 13 February 2006. The VIN/chassis numbers are: 1J4FAC9#?6P* where: # = S or 1, ? = 1 to 9 or X, * = production numbers of 6-digits.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The clutch pedal pushrod may break and may cause clutch engagement when the pedal is depressed. This can increase the vehicle’s stopping distance and/or cause engine stalling.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

17
0352/07

Germany

Category: Gadgets

Product: Pill box

Brand: TCM

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 235426; EAN 4043002354265

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a risk of poisoning. It has a compartment for each day of the week, which allows a dosage to be selected for each day. The compartments can be turned to the next day by means of the rotating button. If the rotating button is activated several times, the tablets for several days can end up in one compartment. It is therefore possible that the person using the pill box will mistakenly take the wrong medication. The only way to avoid this is by checking every dosage of tablets in each compartment. Several customer complaints regarding this product have been received.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and information to consumers by the supplier  

 

18
0353/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp with two arms (portable luminaire)

Brand: Sevinc

Name:

Type/number of model: 2060/2M.L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Turkey


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation of the internal wiring may damage due to the sharp edges protruding into the wireways and the wires are not protected properly;

- the basic insulated wires can get into contact with accessible metal parts;

- the cross section area is less than required.

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  

 

19
0354/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp (TOMI)

Brand: Szarvas

Name:

Type/number of model: DSL-010 B-65

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation of the internal wiring may get damaged due to the presence of burry metal edges;

- the protecting plastic tubes are not fixed, thus they can move at the lamp shade and the basic insulated wires can get into contact with accessible metal cover;

- the cross section area is less than required.

This product poses a risk of fire because the luminaire tipped over on a standard slope which may entail the overheating of the supporting surface.

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

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

 

20
0355/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Ducato van

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Fiat Ducato, Type X2/44 with 2.0 JTD engine. Cars produced in the period between July 2001 and February 2005.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because water that turns into ice at low temperatures can get into the EGR valve damaging the valve and making it leaky. The valve is located on the intake manifold and plays a key role in reducing unwanted engine emissions. When the valve is flawed it can cause excessive emissions of exhaust gasses, engine's choking and stalling while accelerating and finally lowering efficiency of the braking system.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the distributor  

 

21
0356/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Fiat Panda

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Panda Multijet. Cars produced in the period between July 2005 and January 2006 having series numbers from 445385 to 573368.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because a petrol pipe which rubs against air filter trunk may be damaged. This can result in petrol leakage in the engine chamber.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

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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