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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 17 (Published on: 04/05/2007)

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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
0378/07

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Sticky Ear and Brain

Brand: Scooby-doo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two sticky toys formed as a brain and an ear, pale yellow/skin colour, dimensions 3.5 x 6 cm, packed in a plastic bag. Distributed as a gift with a children’s magazine.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The toy contains 50-80% of hydrocarbons, with a small aromatic content. This toy may pose irritation and allergic reaction on skin if placed in mouth.

This product 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  

 

2
0379/07

Germany

Category: Household appliances

Product: Glass ceramic hob with two induction plates

Brand: Bosch, Siemens, Neff, Constructa, Balay, Lynx

Name:

Type/number of model: The problem concerns specific glass ceramic hobs which have been marketed in Germany since 1 January 2006 under the BOSCH, SIEMENS, NEFF and CONSTRUCTA brands and in Spain since September 2006 under the BALAY or LYNX brands.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass ceramic hobs, which are 60 cm wide, consisting of two electrical plates and two induction plates. The appliances in question have numbers at the top left-hand corner or at the left-hand side of the glass. Only appliances with particular manufacturing data and corresponding identification numbers (E numbers) are affected. Information on the appliances can be found on the Internet at www.service-management-web.com.

Country of origin: Germany

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Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because an electronic supplier component can fail in certain circumstances, with the result that the two electrical cooking zones at the back can switch on of their own accord. Objects sitting on the hob can ignite without the user's knowledge and cause a fire.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturers  

 

3
0380/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Doll in vinyl bag with accessories

Brand: SNC O.I.A.

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 63043

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll, 27 cm, with accessories in plastic bag with strap and loops closed by means of plastic studs and a zip fastener

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because it is intended for children aged less than 36 months and it unacceptably contains a small component, white plastic stud, which can detach with a force of less than 90N and which fits into the small part cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, destruction of stocks and recall from consumers  

 

4
0381/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polishers

Brand: N.Y.C.

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. N.Y.C. Sheer French manicure Nail Enamel 144A Swept Away, Bar code 074170171754,

2. N.Y.C. Sheer French manicure Nail Enamel 145A Cozy Cottage, Bar code 074170171761,

3. N.Y.C. Sheer French manicure Nail Enamel 147A Kisses, Bar code 074170171785,

4. N.Y.C. Sheer French manicure Nail Enamel 148A Magic Moments, Bar code 074170171792,

5. N.Y.C. Sheer French manicure Nail Enamel 149A Candlelight, Bar code 074170171808,

6. N.Y.C. Extra Shine Top Coat 271A, Bar code 074170151213,

7. N.Y.C. Clear Nail Hardener 270A, Bar code 074170151206,

8. N.Y.C. Smooth & Hydrate Ridge Filler 275A, Bar code 074170151251

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Different nail polishes in 13,3 ml glass bottles with dimensions: height 75 mm, diameter 25 mm

Country of origin: Unites States


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Chemical

These products pose a serious chemical risk because they contain dibutyl phthalate (written on the list of ingredients), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive as it may cause harm to unborn children and poses a risk of impaired fertility.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

5
0382/07

Romania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp – Night Light

Brand: Lantern

Name:

Type/number of model: YL 223

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has the shape of a street lantern, 120 mm high with a light bulb of 7 Watt. The lampshade is yellow and black coloured. The product is packaged in transparent plastic.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock and injuries

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the appliance does not comply with the requirements of the shock protection Class II.

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the upper side of the lantern has sharp edges.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0383/07

Ireland

Category: Heating appliances

Product: Convector Heater with Timer – Homebase 2kW Convector Heater with Timer

Brand: Homebase

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 140685; bar code: 5013669954183

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dimensions of product L 570 mm x W 200 mm x D 430. Packaging 62.5 cm x 14 cm x 44 cm (cardboard Carton)

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Due to possible failure at terminal block causing unit to overheat and catch fire, the product poses a possible risk of death through fire and/or smoke inhalation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

7
0384/07

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Converter plug provided by 3 in Phone & PDA Charger

Brand: Sitecom Europe B

Name:

Type/number of model: 6 A / 250 V AC

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Approximately 45 mm x 45 mm x 50 mm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This converter plug causes a risk of electric shock because of:

- inefficient insulation, - possible contact with live parts.

In addition, it is possible to place one pin of a plug into the converter plug while at the same time the other pin can be touched.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

8
0385/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden Train

Brand: Ackerman Group Plc.

Name:

Type/number of model: D65774 – bar code 5 021947 657749

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Painted brown wooden toy train with bright red, yellow, blue, green and orange activity rings. Packaging was wrapped with white label.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product was labelled as not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts, however, in the opinion of the British authority, the product is only intended for children that are under 3 years of age. Therefore, the product did not comply with the requirements of the Toys standard because small elements (small red nose cone, black chimney, one wheel and one wheel with axle) were detached during the tension test and they fitted within the small parts cylinder. Children may put small elements into mouth and choke. This product 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  

 

9
0386/07

Greece

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-care product (hair cream for men with thinning of hair)

Brand: PROCEDE

Name:

Type/number of model: Activating Formula #1, 54 ml/1.8FL. OZ. and Balancing Formula #2, 54 ml/1.8FL. OZ.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two white plastic bottles into white cartoon package (dimensions of package 13 x 7,5 x 4,5 cm). On the front side of package is written: “Just One Application Every 90 Days – For Fine and Thinning hair”.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The concentration of thioglycolic acid of the product, as it is mentioned in the formula in the Safety Data Sheet that manufacturer provided, is significantly higher (24%) than the maximum authorized concentration in cosmetic products (8% for hair waving or straightening products for general use by consumers or 2% for other hair care products, as is the case of this product). This may cause injuries when applied on the scalp.

One sample of the product was tested according to iodometric Directive 83/514/EEC method and found to contain 13.2% thioglycolic acid.

In addition, this product does not contain the following data: - the warning “contains thioglycolate”,

- the telephone number of National Poisons Centre, and - the expiry date.

One incident where the user experienced a total hair loss has been reported.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

10
0387/07

Greece

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Soother

Brand: REMOND

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 17203, bar code: 3167670172035

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rubber and plastic soother, sold packed in pairs. The plastic part is white coloured, with the picture of a yellow rabbit on it. On the back side of the package the following warning is written (in French, English and German): ‘Before first use place the pacifier in boiling water for 5 minutes. Clean before each use. Inspect carefully before each use. Throw away at the first signs of damage or weakness. Never attach free ribbons or cords to a pacifier’.

Country of origin: France


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Suffocation

During the tests, when the teat was pulled versus the knob along the major axis, the teat detached at less than 50N force (minimum limit 90N). The teat can insert in the baby’s oesophagus, causing suffocation to baby.

This product does not comply with the European standard EN 1400 on soothers.

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

 

11
0388/07

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Thermal Belt

Brand: MAXCARE

Name:

Type/number of model: MAXCARE Thermal Belt, type MC0150

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Warming flexible belt for loosing weight. The product is packed in red cardboard box, with the picture of a man and a woman wearing the belt. The belt is silver coloured, with a black part, pointing a measure of the waist’s perimeter of the user. Technical characteristics: 230 V, 50 Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Burns and electric shock

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

- it does not meet requirements concerning dampness;

- it does not meet requirements concerning electrical insulation;

- it exceeds the maximum value leakage current 0,5 mA;

- the thermal element is not adequately fixed.

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

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

 

12
0389/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toy - squeeze hippopotamus

Brand: PROFIBABY

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The plastic toy is of pink colour, on the market available in various colours. It is packed in a transparent bag with the cardboard label. Data on the product: "Made in the Czech Republic, AM zabawki, Poland, Distributor: Dráčik-DUVI, s.r.o, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Certificate EC type No. 060163T/NB". Data on the packaging: "Toy for children from 0 years, atested by ITC a.s., Zlín. PROFIBABY, Bezručova 41a, 747 21 Kravaře Czech Republic".

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical

This toy poses a serious chemical risk because it contains an excessive value of 0,14% by weight of DEHP. With respect to the character of the toy, a prolonged contact of the mouth of a child with plastic parts is highly probable and poses a serious risk for the health of children. This toy does not comply with Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

13
0390/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Flyer – collection set

Brand: HAPPY CHILDHOOD

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 17128-8103N

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made from PVC with the length of about 18 cm. It comprises the flyer of orange colour with the string and 8 varicoloured parts to be inserted into the flyer. It is sold in a plastic net with a plastic fastener and a carton label attached to the net.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking because the plastic fastener is composed from two parts, which can easily detach and which fit into the small part cylinder.

In addition, the toy does not comply with the labelling requirements as it does not indicate the age of the intended users.

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

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

 

14
0391/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail cosmetics

Brand: O.P.I.

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. O.P.I. Original Nail ENVY Strengthener, Bar code: 619828378729, Batch code: 1006192 F78593VS,

2. O.P.I. Dry & Brittle Nail ENVY Strengthener, Bar code: 619828429605,

3. O.P.I. Nail ENVY Strengthener Start to finish, Bar code: 619828378378, Batch code: 1006240 H74777VS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Different nail strengtheners in 15 ml glass bottles

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

These products pose a serious chemical risk because they contain dibutyl phthalate (written on the list of ingredients), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive as it may cause harm to unborn children and poses a risk of impaired fertility.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

15
0392/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Honda Jazz, Accord, FR-V

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Honda Accord: CL7, CL9, CM1, CM2,

- Honda Jazz: GD1, GD5, - Honda FR-V: BE1, BE3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were produced in 2005. Affected vehicles bear the following VIN numbers: - Accord CL7: JHMCL76405C208753 to JHMCL76405C210396,

- Accord CL9: JHMCL96805C210498 to JHMCL96805C212382,

- Accord CM1 : JHMCM17105C201819 to JHMCM17505C201922,

- Accord CM2 : JHMCM28805C200648 to JHMCM27305C200772,

- Jazz GD1: JHMGD17905S252226 to JHMGD17705S261995,

-Jazz GD5 : JHMGD57305S222689 to JHMGD57305S226501,

- FR-V BE1 : JHMBE17405S204919 to JHMBE17405S205389,

- FR-V BE3: JHMBE37805S206689 to JHMBE37805S207085

Country of origin: Japan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to malfunction of the transmitter used in the fuel system to feed the fuel into the fuel pump, there is possibility of disconnection in the transmitter's coil arrangement. That may affect at stopping the engine. A sudden interruption of the engine's working can be dangerous and lead to a traffic accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

16
0393/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - KTM 990 Super Duke (front brake pads)

Brand: KTM

Name:

Type/number of model: KTM motorcycles, model 990 Super Duke 2006. The brake pads, which need to be replaced, have one of the following markings on the rear side: H5Z, J5H, K5G, L5X, L5S.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2006 model year motorcycles built until 15 May 2006

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in isolated cases on bikes equipped with Hawk brake pads mounted in the Brembo front brake system, the backing plate becomes de-bonded from the friction plate due to corrosion. This can cause of an accident due to reduction of the braking ability of the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

(*)

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

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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

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