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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 22 (Published on: 08/06/2007)

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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
0505/07

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit

Brand: Mitam quality line Colzani SPA

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 03805 (bar code 8 00302 038058) and article 03800 (bar code 8 003027 038003)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Products are sold in plastic packaging containing a cardboard card stating "Mitam quality line Colzani SPA Made in China". In addition, Article 03800 also contains a file and patches.

These products may be counterfeited.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains a level of benzene which is greater than that allowed in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. Benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen and it poses a hazard through contact and inhalation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

2
0506/07

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Repair kit: glue, patches and scraper: code 8 00 5476 167761; Complete repair kit: levers, glue, patches and file: code 8 005476 167754

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Repair kit: enclosed in plastic packaging containing a cardboard card bearing the details of the distributor Auchan S.p.a and the importer. Inside there is a tube on which is printed in orange RED SUN with death's head-inflammable symbols, instructions for use in English only, four patches, a metal file and two rubber tubes.

The complete repair kit is a sealed plastic pack containing a cardboard card bearing the details of the distributor Auchan S.p.a and the importer. Inside there is a tube similar to that in the repair kit, four patches, two black plastic levers, a metal file and a little rubber tube.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains a level of benzene which is greater than that allowed in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. Benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen and it poses a hazard through contact and inhalation.

Compulsory measures: Seizure and recall ordered by the authorities  

 

3
0507/07

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Multi-function meter

Brand: SAM FL16

Name:

Type/number of model: TEMPHASER SAM 6830781

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The SAM FL-16 multi-function meter consists of a black casing with a digital display screen. It is accompanied by a set of test cords, two crocodile clips, a yellow thermocouple probe and user instructions. It weighs 360g and its dimensions are: 147 x 70 x 39 mm (H x L x D).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the leakage currents and distances in the air measured between the dangerous live parts and the accessible part (the probe and the partly coupled crocodile clips) are less than the required 16 mm for leakage currents and 10.5 mm for distances in the air (reinforced insulation) for an effective working voltage of 600V;

- the following indications do not appear on the measuring probes: the double square symbol for double insulation, the measurement category - CAT I, II, III or IV as applicable – or the probe's maximum rated current;

- the product is accompanied by an incomplete notice for users. The following information is missing: Indication of the degree of pollution: 1, 2, 3 or 4.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

4
0508/07

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Yeux Bleuet make-up remover

Brand: EUMADIS

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: 21L07023 – DLUO 07/09

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 125 ml bottle with spray cap; ingredient indicated: sodium benzoate

Country of origin: France


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Microbiological

This product poses a serious bacteriological risk because it contains Pseudomonas aeruginosa capable of producing infections, especially where lesions are present. Aerobic mesophilic flora is in excess of 3 000 000 CFU/ml whereas the limit is 100 CFU/g.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the supplier  

 

5
0509/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic wooden boat – Captain

Brand: Smart Frames

Name:

Type/number of model: SF 812 – bar code 5 414301 218128

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic and wooden boat on a circular base with a plastic mirror and activity wires and beads attached. The sample was received in an open fronted, labelled, cardboard box packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking and injuries

This product poses a risk of choking because the wooden fish of the toy was detached during tests and was divided into two pieces which fitted wholly within the test cylinder.

This product poses a risk of injuries because the pointed end of the screw fastening on each of the three sucker feet became accessible when the suckers were easily unscrewed without the use of tools and were deemed to be potentially hazardous sharp.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0510/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic bunny and tube – Happy Hours

Brand: VICTORY

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Wind up bicycle

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a plastic tube (16 cm height, 2 cm diameter), which contains multicoloured candies, and a toy on the top of the tube. The toy is of a shape of a grey-yellow little bunny riding a red bicycle, with two small back wheels and a big front one. The following warning is written on a paper inside the tube (in Greek): "ATTENTION: It contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years old".

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains :

- 4.1% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) ), which exceeds the allowed maximum limit of 0,1% by weight set in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC;

- 11.6% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and 5.1% by weight of di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), totally 16.7% by weight, which exceeds the allowed maximum limit of 0,1% by weight. Phthalates may cause harm to unborn children and poses a risk of impaired fertility.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

7
0511/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair care product "Antesedin"

Brand: Dve linii

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: 03; bar code: 4607082850019, produced June 2005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair care product “Antisedin” is in 200 ml white coloured plastic bottle. The product is designed for restoring natural colour of hair and to strength damaged hair.

Country of origin: Russia


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Chemical

This product contains 3390 mg/kg of lead which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

9
0513/07

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: VDE plug

Brand: TOPAIM

Name:

Type/number of model: model no: TA-806

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor 2-pole with side earthing, 10/16A 250V. Dimensions: 64 mm x 34mm x 34mm, box of 10 pieces.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

10
0514/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Jaguar

Name:

Type/number of model: S-Type and HJ

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jaguar S-Type and HJ (Diesel). Models affected were manufactured in 2004-2007 in United Kingdom.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Fire

In some of Jaguar vehicles there is a possibility of the ignition in the exhaust system because of the excessive rise of temperature of the cover of solid particles filter.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

11
0515/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: Veronique

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Veronique French Look Rose Manicure, colour FL-2, bar code: 5060048400106;

2. Veronique French Look Rose Manicure, colour FL-3, bar code: 5060048400106;

3. Veronique Pure Color Nail Polish, colours 1-66, bar code: 5060048400106;

4. Veronique Luxury Line High Wear. Long lasting polish, colours 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 24, bar code: 5060048400243;

5. Veronique Resist & Shine. Long lasting nail polish, colours 1-40, bar code: 5060048400809;

6. Veronique Nail Polish Prisms, colours 110, 111, 112, 113, bar code: 5060048400816;

7. Veronique Split Nail response Nail Care, bar code: 5060048400632

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Different nail polishes and nail care product in 6-12 ml glass bottles. Dimensions of bottles are 7,5 cm x 2,5 cm; 8 cm x 2 cm; 5,5 cm x 2 cm.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because they contain Dibutyl Phthalate (written on the list of ingredients), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl Phthalate may cause harm to unborn children and pose a possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

12
0516/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys – Klarinet Smer 631201

Brand: Smer

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 631201; no EAN code

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy clarinet is made from plastic of white and blue colour. The length is 31 cm.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a removable piece that entirely fits in the small parts test cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

13
0517/07

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Adaptor for fluorescent tubes with aluminium reflector

Brand: Westinghouse WLM Europe LLP

Name:

Type/number of model: Retrolux T5

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: T5 adaptor for fluorescent tubes with aluminium reflector for standard T8/T12 lighting systems, which should result in substantial energy savings.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock from aluminium reflector.

One accident reported

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0518/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Mini squeaking duck, glows in the dark

Brand: Duckling glow in the dark

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 20/1018, EAN 4029811136469

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cream-coloured, soft-plastic duck, approximately 4 cm in size; orange beak, blue eyes; small opening in base

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This toy poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of phthalate (di-2-ethylhexyphthalate DEHP) - 15.9 % by weight, which exceeds the limit of 0,1 % by weight.

DEHP is classified as category 2 toxic for reproduction material. 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 recall from consumers by the distributor  

 

15
0519/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden blocks - "Holzstadt" (wooden city)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: DC 50; EAN 4025818050418

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden blocks in wooden box, 46 parts

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking to children below 36 months because the blocks (in the shapes of people, animals, trees and train cars) fit fully within the small-parts cylinder. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

(*)

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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