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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 21 (Published on: 01/06/2007)

Corrigenda
Notification 0086/07 of week 3 of the year 2007 has been withdrawn because the Hungarian instructions for use have been corrected.

Notification 0704/06 of week 43 of the year 2006 has been withdrawn because after re-examination the product complies with the requirements of the Toys Directive and the European standard EN 71.

Notification 0520/06 of week 32 and notification 0617/06 of week 38 of the year 2006 have been withdrawn because the products complied with the requirements of the European standard EN 14988, which is now applicable and replaces the European standard ENV 1178.

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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: (*)

1
0473/07

Norway

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Snowmobiles

Brand: Polaris Industries Inc.

Name:

Type/number of model: Polaris FS and FST Snowmobiles

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: model year 2006

Unknown

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because the welding process to manufacture the upper front shock tower brackets may not have achieved sufficient weld penetration in some instances. If insufficient weld penetration were to occur, there is a possibility that the upper shock mount could begin to separate at the welded joint(s). If a separation of the welded joint(s) were to occur, the most likely case would be that this occurs gradually. The ride height of the machine would gradually diminish as the location of the upper shock mount moved upwards. This can occur either the right or left side. A less likely possibility is that the shock mount falls suddenly. If this occurs, the rider could lose control of the machine, either due to a sudden change in the ride height of the machine or due to interference with steering mechanism. The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer  

 

2
0474/07

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: Black Onyx UV Glow

Name:

Type/number of model: 5330

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nail polish with star-shaped particles

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because, according to its list of ingredients, it contains dibutyl phthalate which is prohibited in cosmetics. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to an unborn child and possibly pose a risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their bodies are developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

3
0475/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor, plug adaptor

Brand: Teleadapt Wonpro PWR 1153

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6660094153088

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor, bearing the following inscription: “Wonpro PAT. CE. Travel Universal Adaptor with safety shutter”

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it is possible to make a connection between the pin of a plug and an active part of the adaptor socket while another pin can be touched;

- the non-insulated pins of the plug with earthing contact can be touched when the plug is partially inserted into the adaptor socket;

- it is possible to insert a plug for Class I devices (with earth terminal) into the adaptor socket, which is designed exclusively for the insertion of plugs for Class II devices (with protection of connections without earth terminal).

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the supplier  

 

4
0476/07

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorbike Honda NVS50 Today

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: NVS 50 Today

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VINs:

LALAF61A*3000023 – LALAF61A*3003988,

LALAF611*0000000 – LALAF611*9999999,

AF61-1095014 – AF61-1299103

NVS 50 Today 2004 and 2006 model year

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the speedometer cable on the units affected may break and prevent the speedometer displaying the speed. Inspection of a speedometer cable and a brake panel revealed a split in the outer lining material (PVC), with corrosion of the winding of the outer structure and the inner winding at the area of the split, causing the speedometer reel to seize up and break. Reproduction tests revealed that certain components of the grease applied to the sliding surface of the inner cable caused hardening of the outer lining material, which might then split. If water enters through the split, the winding of the outer body and the inner cable corrode and seize up. The speedometer then breaks down when the speedometer reel or inner cable break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

5
0477/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Polo

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model: POLO, PR series.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chassis numbers between: WVW ZZZ 9NZ 64 000 001-261502 and WVW ZZZ 9NZ 64000 001-163395 .

Vehicles, model saloon car built between May 2005 and February 2007 .

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because in model saloon cars with heated seats, sports seats and “comfort” seats there is a possibility of a short circuit occurring in the heating mats of the seats because the tips of the wires are not sewn in correctly. The covers of the front seat backs can sustain burn damage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

6
0478/07

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pack of three toy mobile phones

Brand: Color Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: 3281

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842032811

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three toy mobile telephones with different forms.

One is blue, another grey and the third is grey and black. They are sold in a blister pack, and the labelling includes the following statements: "Color Baby" Happy Phone with light and sound. Attention: not recommended for children under the age of 36 months: small parts. Keep instructions. Do not mix new and old batteries. Distributed by Color Baby, ref 3281".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because the button batteries are accessible without the aid of a tool, and the cover can be opened without executing at least two movements simultaneously. This toy presents an asphyxia hazard if the batteries are swallowed.

This toy does not comply with the Toys directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN-50088.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

7
0479/07

The Netherlands

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Seatpost – Bicycle component

Brand: Selcof

Name:

Type/number of model: SP n° 46, n° 48 (enkelbouts), Selcof type n° 54, n° 58 (dubbelbouts), Italy. Advance: ’02, ’03; Adventure: ’01, ’02; Confidence: ’03; CityLiner: ’03, ’04; Forrest: ’01, ’02; LiteAce: ’01, ’02; RoadGentlemen: ’01, ’02, ’03; RoadLady: ’01, ’02, ’03; RoadRunner: ’01, ’02, ’03; TerraLiner: ’01, ’02, ’03; Traveller: ’01, ’02, ’03; Accellance: ‘03, ’04; Alliance: ‘03, ‘04, ’05; GrandTour: ’01, ‘02, ‘03, ’04; GlobeTraveller-s: ’01; RoadRunner-C: ’01, ’02; Excellence: ‘02, ’03, ’04; SilverAce: ’04

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Seat-post Selcof type SP n° 46, n° 48 (enkelbouts) and Selcof type n° 54, n° 58 (dubbelbouts)

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the bolt attaching the seat snaps. If the seat position is adjusted without sufficiently loosening the bolt, wear is caused to the teeth. The teeth ensure a so-called closed construction. The bolt's sole function is to hold the whole construction together, and it is subject to a pure tensile stress. The wear creates microscopic gaps, causing the teeth to wear even more, eventually causing the bolt to be subjected to lateral stresses which can cause it to snap. Wear on the teeth can also be caused by an incorrect bolt tightening torque. The position of the seat also affects the nature of the stress imposed. Incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

8
0480/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Parking brake system in passenger car Suzuki Swift

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Swift 1.3 & 1.5 (code of recall: “HUGJ”)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers:

- from TSMMZA11S00114437 to TSMMZA11S00334706 (1.3, 3-doors),

- from TSMMZC11S00100137 to TSMMZC11S00334612 (1.3, 5-doors),

- from TSMMZA21S00136455 to TSMMZA21S00202342 (1.5)

Country of origin: Hungary

No pictures are available

Injuries

The affected vehicles may have a potential risk of malfunction in the parking brake system. The parking brake cable end and parking brake shoe lever may be assembled incorrectly. There is a possibility that the parking cable brake end will detach from the parking brake shoe lever. In this situation the effectiveness of the parking brake will be lost.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

9
0481/07

Finland

Category: Clothing

Product: Long sleeve T-shirt and pants

Brand: Chili, Ghetto Fabulous

Name:

Type/number of model: NT433

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Long sleeve T-shirt with zip and pants. Different colours and sizes

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries, due to possible entrapment of cords because:

- drawstring in waist area of trousers is not fastened;

- there are protruding drawstrings in bottom hem of trousers.

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

Voluntary measures: Import of the product rejected by the customs authorities and voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

10
0482/07

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing

Product: Shoes – Ladies' boots

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 6199-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ boots, green colour, with plastic label tagged to the tongue, with the following indication: "AB ANCHOR BLUE", with sewed textile band around the foot with indication: "Al BgANA SPORT". Packaging: pink box indicating: "art. # 6199-2" and "KRASEL"

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the textile components of the shoes contain a high level of 384,8 mg/kg of formaldehyde, which exceed the maximum amount of 75 mg/kg. This can cause irritations and allergic reactions and is therefore dangerous for the health and safety of consumers. Formaldehyde has low allergic potential, i.e. allergic reactions may be caused by small amounts of formaldehyde.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

11
0483/07

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Soothers

Brand: Camera

Name:

Type/number of model: 5557

Batch number/Barcode: 4711146155573

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soothers, brand “Camera”, silicon teat

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because:

- the shield is too small and easily fits into the small parts cylinder;

- when the ring is being pulled off the shield at the right corner, the first side of the ring is detached applying a force less than 50 N, and all other parts become detached with force less than 90 N at stage of holding.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

12
0484/07

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Soothers with chain

Brand: “Jodow”

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soothers with silicon teat and chain

Country of origin: Syria


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because when pulling off the teat from the ring it becomes detached while applying force less than 50 N.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

13
0485/07

Finland

Category: Clothing

Product: Children's raincoat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: STL-1, PINK/864

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s raincoat. Many sizes and colours.

Label indicates that the products were treated with 3M Scotchlite.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries due to possible entrapment of cords. In particular, drawstring on the lower edges of garments, where the lower edge is situated below the hip, hang below the lower edge of the garment although they should be totally inside the garment and not hang below the lower edge of the garment.

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

Voluntary measures: Import of the product rejected by the customs authorities and voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

14
0486/07

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable luminaire - luminous house made of porcelain (Christmas decoration)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 100 00090687

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Supplier’s model number: lh307/yh0501/yh0502; Gencod: 3660092491147

Luminaire for outside use consisting of a 4-m lighting tube rolled onto a structure in the form of a lantern.

Dimensions 21.5 x 21.5 x 24.5 cm. Exists in white light, in various colours or multicoloured. The item is marked: “Decorative lighting harness – model LH 307 – Bulb type E14 230V 7 W TRI ACE CABLE.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- luminaire class 0 (cable with simple insulation) is banned by the standard;

- there is no cord anchorage in the switch;

- the bulb holder indicates 125V whereas the luminaire uses 230V;

- there is no warning for a type y fixture.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

15
0487/07

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: AC Power Adaptor for 3108 Wireless phone (only the adaptor poses a safety risk)

Brand: 3Com

Name:

Type/number of model: DSA-10P-05 (AC Power Adaptor),
3C10408A (3108 Wireless Phone)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The adaptor plugs are used with the AC Power Adaptor and supplied with 3108 Wireless Phone; are manufactured by DVE (Model DSA-10P-05). The Adaptor for use in the United States does not have the manufacturing defect and is safe to use, however, the UK, Australia and EU power plugs which were supplied with this wireless phone system have the reported defects. The same adaptor is shipped to all countries. There is one cord and power supply box, the various plug form factors snap on and off the power supply box. The US snap on adaptor is safe; the UK, Australian and EU adaptors had design and manufacturing defects. The affected power adaptor can be identified by the following markings: "DVE ® Switching Adaptor Model DSA-10P-05".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the removal of the adaptor from the electric socket caused part of the adaptor to break off, exposing internal parts and posing a risk of electric shock. The risk can be posed by the UK, Australia and EU adaptor plugs.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive. One incident was reported in the United Kingdom.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers taken by the producer  

 

16
0488/07

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Ceiling light – Florentiner Krone Verona ceiling light

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Neckermann Item No 097/562

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light with five bulbs — Florentiner Krone "Verona"

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

Because of faulty assembly, an active cable (live cable) is trapped between the metal parts of the light. The basic insulation of the cable has been severed and the metal parts of the light (casing) become live when the light is switched on. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard.

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

 

17
0489/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Glue gun

Brand: REINEX

Name:

Type/number of model: 8118

Batch number/Barcode: 4068400081186

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inscriptions on the device: Glue Gun 40W, 220V~240V 50Hz/60Hz

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because device failed the voltage stability test. In addition, dimensions of the Europlug do not comply with the requirements of the standard. There is no symbol for appliances in Protection Class II.

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

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

 

18
0490/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars – Fiat Ulysse and Lancia Phedra

Brand: Fiat,
Lancia

Name:

Type/number of model: 2,2 JTD Fiat Ulysse of series from type 3001046 to 3201942,
Lancia Phedra 2.0 of series from type 3002175 to 3202476

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - 2,2 JTD Fiat Ulysse produced in the period between August 2002 and December 2004; - Lancia Phedra 2.0 produced in period between October 2002 and December 2004.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because water, which turns into ice at low temperatures, can get into the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (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 gases, engine's choking and stalling while accelerating and finally lowering efficiency of the braking system.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers and corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

19
0491/07

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Conversion adaptor

Brand: KOPP

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4008222958327

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Conversion adaptor made from white plastic which has three parts plugs

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- it is possible to insert only one pin of an europlug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor while other pin is freely accessible;

- required markings are missing (MAX rating stated for current or power, type reference).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions taken by the distributor: recall from consumers, destruction of the product and information to consumers  

 

20
0492/07

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle – KTM 990 Adventure ABS

Brand: KTM

Name:

Type/number of model: LC8 990 Adventure ABS Production

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle produced between December 2005 and January 2007

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because investigations have shown that in certain riding conditions vibrations transmitted from the chassis to the rear brake hydraulic lines can create a phenomenon whereby gas is released from the brake fluid and collecting in pockets of gas in the hydraulic lines. Any pockets of gas within the hydraulic circuit of the rear brake will significantly reduce the effectiveness of the system and in extreme cases will render the rear brake inoperative.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

21
0493/07

Austria

Category: Clothing

Product: Children's blouses

Brand: TIK & TAK Smile

Name:

Type/number of model: TIK & TAK Smile, Item No: 3.145.4122-32; Tunic blouse, Sizes 86 to 122, Item No: 3.145.4123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's blouses with cords at the collar

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The products pose a risk of suffocation through strangulation. According to the relevant European standard, garments intended for young children (children until the age of 7 years) shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area. These products do not comply with the relevant European standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

22
0494/07

Bulgaria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair саге lotion

Brand: Anticedin forte; Anticedin

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 4820001410112 and 4820028080107

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Ukraine


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Chemical

This product contains lead acetate up to 0,6 % (written оn the list of ingredients) which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/ЕЕС.

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

 

23
0495/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys – Squeaky Nessie Toys

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 7020

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green Plastic Squeaky Nessie Toy - shape like a dragon

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Chemical

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because:

- the tail can be detached on the application of a 90 N tensile force and fitted entirely in the small parts cylinder, presenting a choking hazard for children under three years if swallowed; - the sound mechanism could easily be removed and would constitute a choking hazard to children under 36 months.

This toy also poses a chemical risk because it contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) which is banned for use in toys which can be placed in the mouth. The design of this article is such that the toy could be easily mouthed.

The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive, the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

24
0496/07

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of bath toys – 'Duck family'

Brand: Bath Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 93061/KN2304, bar code 5905698230447

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of four yellow coloured and flexible plastic duck-shaped figures. The toys have a peeping whistle. The set of toys is in the plastic net with a colourful tag on it with the inscription: "Bath Toy, CE mark, for ages over 3 months, Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 37,1 % by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), which exceed the allowed maximum limit of 0,1 % by weight set in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC restricting the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances.

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

 

25
0497/07

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: Laneche

Name:

Type/number of model: 09 22709 3493,
08 27708 1862

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Producer Identification No: UK 21120 (040140) and UK 13959 (380930) .

Laneche Nail Enamel is packed in a gold coloured box. The box contains the bottle of 11 ml with the nail enamel. The batch codes are located on the bottom of the bottles.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.2 % and 5.4 % of Dibutyl Phthalate. The use of Dibutyl Phthalate is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl Phthalate may cause harm to unborn children and 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Administrative fine ordered by the authorities  

 

26
0498/07

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Volvo V50

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 model vehicles are affected, chassis number: 0306047-0307754

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because certain spot welds in the roof area may deviate from the specification. This deviation may weaken the brackets for the front and rear load net fixations. At certain driving conditions, such as a sudden braking, the driver and passengers may be exposed to the risk of being hit by projected load.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

27
0499/07

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Volvo C70

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007-model vehicles are affected, chassis number: 0014876-0023851

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

An incorrect temporary assembly instruction has been discovered resulting in an incorrect assembly of the left door handle Bowden cable attachment. This incorrect assembly may result in the left door not meeting the legal requirements at a certain collision scenario.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

 

28
0500/07

Slovenia

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Net weight: 24 kg. Dimensions 1050 mm x 600 mm x 380 mm. Given as a gift if you buy a Ryobi set of drilling machine, vacuum cleaner for car and filler.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Cuts,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of burns, cuts and injuries because :

- the chain guard is insufficient and therefore there is a danger that the rider will come into contact with the chain;

- there are sharp edges all over the bike;

- electrical wiring is exposed to chafing.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

29
0501/07

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys - Set of three squeezable toys "Lovely Collection"

Brand: Lovely Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: 93061/KP9851-3C (829)

Batch number/Barcode: 5905698985118

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set of toys consists of three coloured and flexible plastic animal figures (donkey, bear, tiger). Toys are about 10 cm tall and have a peeping whistle. The set of toys is in the plastic bag with a colourful label on it with the inscription: "Lovely Collection, Non toxic, CE mark, Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 41,5 % by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), which exceed the allowed maximum limit of 0,1 % by weight set in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

30
0502/07

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Alcohol tester - "Innovative consumer components" alcohol tester

Brand: UNITRONIC GMBH & CO. KG

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: REFERENCE CONRAD: 853729, GENCOD: 4016138090901, ICC 2004-D-DUC, INTERNATIONAL SALES: REF 853729-I5

Unknown

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to its inability to detect a positive alcohol level resulting in a risk of user driving with undetected excessive alcohol level. The product does not comply with the relevant national standard NF X 20-704.

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

 

31
0503/07

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Conversion adaptor

Brand: OBI

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4017442505020

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Conversion adaptor is made from white plastic and has four plugs.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire,
Electric shock

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

- it is possible to insert only one pin of an europlug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor while other pin is freely accessible; - insulating material of a plug part of adaptors fails to meet the requirements of glow wire test at 750 °C. Flames (burning) are still present 30 second after removal of glow wire;

- required markings are missing (MAX rating stated for current or power, type reference). This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards.

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

 

32
0504/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system in Suzuki Grand Vitara

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Suzuki Grand Vitara Turbodiesel 1.9

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis

numbers from JSAJTA44V00107438 to JSAJTA44V00251487 (3D) and from JSAJTD44V00106868 to JSAJTD44V00252271 (5D), with production period from 28 June 2005 to 2 April 2007.

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

This vehicle poses a risk of injuries due to a possible loss of power.

The affected vehicles may pose a potential risk of damage to DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system. Due to the improper design of the intercooler and the intercooler inlet hose, the compressed air could leak and cause the improper ratio of air/fuel mixture. After certain period of usage, the above condition may cause excessive deposition of carbon particulate in DPF that could result in the overheating or melting of DPF and damage due to heat. In this case the warning lights on drivers control panel will illuminate and if the vehicle will not be driven to an authorised repair, loss of power will happen.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

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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.

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