Navigation path

 
  The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 24 (Published on: 22/06/2007)

back Back to report listings


Weekly overview report

Printable versionPRINT
Excel versionEXCEL
XML versionXML

Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0550/07

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Blister pack with crossbow, bow and four arrows with suction cups

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Type No: 397, item No: 44263, bar code: 8436019644263

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: There is a label on the back of the blister pack with the bar code, importer identification, CE marking and the wording “Not suitable for children under three years of age due to small parts that may be swallowed” and “Keep packaging and instructions”.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Choking

This product poses a risk of choking to children because during the tests, a suction cup became detached when a tensile force of less than 60 N was applied. Once the suction cups become detached, they pose a risk of choking to children. This risk becomes more serious given that children usually lick the suction cups to wet them to increase their ability to stick to the surface that will be hit. In addition, this toy does not contain the following warning “WARNING: Do not aim at eyes or face”.

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
0551/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Wireless switch unit

Brand: ELRO

Name:

Type/number of model: Flamingo ELRO AB400S 6899S, Lot No 02A06, EAN 8711658285191

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the distance between the protective contacts is too large;

- the unit caught fire during the stress test: the temperature of the contacts increased by up to 150K.

In addition, the declaration of conformity refers to standard not applicable to these types of product.

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

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

 

3
0552/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - "OPI Nail Lacquer 15ml, No C 09"

Brand: OPI

Name:

Type/number of model: No C 09, “POMPEI - PURPLE”, 940261/F62232WR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Printed and labelled glass phial with application brush and plastic screw top, 15 ml

Country of origin: United States


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

is product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.62 % of 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.

This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

4
0553/07

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Crib

Brand: Pauma BB-03

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Crib with wooden frame

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries,
Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- the rocking system has a locking mechanism which could be operated with a residual force of lower than 50 N. The piece of wood used as a brake is not secured and it was not possible to measure the force needed to unlock the rocking system because the piece became dislodged with a gentle tap. This could enable a small child to release the crib while a baby is in it, creating the potential for it to overturn when a child pushes it inadvertently, which could cause the baby to fall;

- one of the top parts became detached, revealing low resistance to impact and opening up a space in which a baby’s fingers could become trapped;

- there is no marking : "Warning: do not use when child is able to sit, kneel or stand up unaided". This warning is intended to prevent the risk of falls, since cribs are usually designed for very small children and are not safe for children who can stand up or climb out, as they may topple over;

and of suffocation because the average thickness of the packaging is 0.028 mm (lower than the minimum of 0.038 mm) and there is no warning on the risk of suffocation.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market  

 

5
0554/07

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Crib

Brand: El Corte Inglés

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 05372212257

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Crib with wooden frame and fabric

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries,
Suffocation

This product poses a risk of injuries and suffocation because:

- it has four wheels that did not lock when tested (this requirement is intended to prevent a child inadvertently pushing the crib when a baby is inside it);

- the average thickness of a packaging was 0.027 mm while the minimum required thickness is 0.038 mm (risk of suffocation);

- there are no instructions in Portuguese;

- there is no warning "Warning: do not use when child is able to sit, kneel or stand up unaided", which is intended to prevent the risk of falls, since cribs are usually designed for very small children and are not safe for children who can stand up or climb out, as they may topple over.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0555/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Fiat Ducato and Multipla

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Fiat Ducato X2/44 with 2,8 JTD engine and Fiat Multipla 1,9 Multijet engines

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fiat Ducato produced in the period between May 2005 and August 2006 of series from type 0760384 to 07842474.

Fiat Multipla produced in period between September 2005 and January 2007 of series from type 02243474 to 02296615.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

These vehicles pose a risk of injuries because the sound insulation of the engine chamber can overheat and ultimately catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

7
0556/07

Austria

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle KTM

Brand: KTM

Name:

Type/number of model: - KTM 990 Adventure ABS – model year 2007 - KTM 990 Adventure S - model year 2007 - KTM 950 Superenduro-R - model year 2007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Injuries

These motorcycles pose a risk of injuries due to loose fixing screws on the chain sliding guard. If the upper screw becomes completely unscrewed, there is a danger that the chain sliding guard could block the chain, causing the motorcycle to crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

8
0557/07

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: "SPIDER-MAN" play set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO:8827

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy set includes: black and brown pistols with inscription on it NO:559, three resiliency suction projectiles, handcuff, grenade, knife, radio-telephone, canteen, binoculars, truncheon and target. The toy is sold in a cardboard display box and label on it. Warning SPIDER-MAN. Probably counterfeited product.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

This toy poses a risk of injuries to children because during the traction test, suction cups detached from arrows when a force of 60 N + 2 N was applied.

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

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

 

9
0558/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Tiimari, Makaava pupu

Name:

Type/number of model: Tiimari article code No: 37327, EAN code: 6417564373275

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy rabbit with a bow around the neck

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

This toy poses a chemical risk because the bow contains 58 mg/kg of formaldehyde, which exceeds the allowed maximum limit of 30 mg/kg.

This toy does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product and corrective actions by the importer  

 

10
0559/07

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Swing for children – Mattel Inc., Rainforest Open Top Take-along Swing

Brand: Fisher – Price

Name:

Type/number of model: K7203, K7192, K7195

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal frame with upholstered plastic seat; in cardboard packaging

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

Infants can shift to one side of the swing and become caught between the frame and seat, posing an entrapment hazard. So far, 55 reports of the infants becoming entrapped resulting in cuts, bumps, bruises and red marks.

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

 

11
0560/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model VZR 1800 K7

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because due to incorrect fastening of the fuel pipe, fuel leaks may occur.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

12
0561/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s waistcoat with lining

Brand: DI SHENG

Name:

Type/number of model: G16

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White waistcoat with orange lining and a hood. In the hood, there is an elastic drawstring and a plastic toggle. The waistcoat is closable with press-studs.

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of:

- suffocation by strangulation because of the elastic drawstring and plastic toggles provided with the hood;

- injuries when pulling the string the plastic toggle may cause injury on the child’s face or to the eye.

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

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

 

13
0562/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Flower Balloons

Name:

Type/number of model: 10074. EAN 8420698100745

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of colourful balloons with accessory for creating shapes and with mouth-piece

Country of origin: Spain


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a piece which fits into the small part test cylinder. As a result of spontaneous inhalation children can suffocate. 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  

 

14
0563/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Quilted baby’s coat

Brand: Leo-poldi

Name:

Type/number of model: 109-0232

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue baby’s coat with a hood. There is a drawstring applied in the hood with a knot on the end. Size: 62-68.

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because of the elastic drawstring and plastic toggles provided with the hood.

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

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

 

15
0564/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Multiple socket

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: ZOY-DB03K, EAN 8712879427018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3-way socket strip, white, with switch, screw fittings, 1.5m mains cable, in plastic pouch

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :

- length of protective conductor is insufficient;

- connection points of flexible mains cable are soldered;

- gap between protective conductor contacts is too wide;

- protective conductor lead cross-section is <0.75 mm²;

- excessive temperature rise during overheating test.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  

 

16
0565/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s garment set

Brand: WANDUNG

Name:

Type/number of model: 2429

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink children’s garment set consisting of two pieces, the upper has a hood with 80 cm long elastic drawstring and a plastic toggle. The upper is decorated with a dog pattern on the left side. Size: 110.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation,
Cuts

The elastic drawstring and plastic toggle provided with a hood in the upper part of the clothing may pose a risk of suffocation and cuts. When pulling the string the plastic toggle may cause injuries on the child’s face or to the eye. The relevant European standard does not allow for use of toggles and drawstrings in the hood of garments for young children. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

17
0566/07

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug-in three-way socket

Brand: EMOS, BEN Electronic

Name:

Type/number of model: EF-7, EAN 8594043070042

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug-in three-way socket. Parameters: AC 250V 16A

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because:

- the dimensions of the pole socket are out of tolerance and the diameter of a hole is insufficient;

- the socket and plug temperature rise is over the limit

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

18
0567/07

Finland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: SAKO TRG rifle

Brand: SAKO

Name:

Type/number of model: Sako TRG-22, Sako TRG-42, Sako M995 (TRG-S)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall covers Sako TRG-22, Sako TRG-42 and Sako M995 (TRG-S) rifles manufactured between October 1999 and October 2002.

TRG-22 and TRG-42: sharp shooting rifle, green or black synthetic stock, black barrel, overall length 1150-1200 mm; Sako M995 (TRG-S): hunting rifle, black synthetic stock, black barrel, overall length 1120-1200 mm. Calibers: 25-06 Rem, 270 Win, 284 Firebird, 7mm Rem Mag, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg, 300 Win Mag, 308 Warbird, 30-378 Weath Mag, 338 Win Mag, 338 Lapua Mag, 9.3x62, 375 H&H Mag.

Country of origin: Finland


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

There is a risk that when the rifle is fired with a defective cartridge – either because it was reloaded or because the cartridge had a primer that pierced upon detonation – the rearward gas escape might cause a broken portion of the firing pin to exit the rear portion of the rifle towards the shooter.

No actual accidents happened but one incident was confirmed in Italy and one in Canada. Ejected firing pin may cause injury to the shooter, especially if the shooter is firing the rifle without use of protective safety glasses.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions by the manufacturer  

 

19
0568/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fly-swatter (with 220 V mains connection)

Brand: Tianye

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial No: ZL 00207306.4; EAN 6938308400014

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Length: approximately 46 cm. Width: approximately 18 cm. The rechargeable batteries in the fly-swatter are charged from the mains using an adaptor.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the pins of the mains adaptor are exposed. In order to charge the battery in the handle of the swatter, an adaptor-plug for German mains sockets must be used. There is a risk of contact with the live pins on the handle.

In addition, warnings and instructions in German are missing. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. Destruction of the product by the retailer  

 

20
0569/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's waistcoat with lining

Brand: QI FENG

Name:

Type/number of model: 5149-B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s waistcoat with lining, zip-fastener and a hood. The hood is supplied with an elastic drawstring and a plastic toggle. Size: 128.

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of :

- suffocation by strangulation because of the elastic drawstring and plastic toggles provided with the hood. The use of toggles and drawstrings is not allowed in the hood of garments for young children;

- injuries because when pulling the string, the plastic toggle may cause injury on the child’s face or to the eye.

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

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

 

21
0570/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Dummy for babies

Brand: Latex Baby Nova

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 25533, Batch code 054734; EAN 40001071255333

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Latex dummy in blister package containing 2 peaces

Country of origin: Germany


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because the latex teat of the dummy has positive evidence of thiosulphates. Products intended to touch food and meal must have negative evidence of thiosulphates.

This product does not comply with the hygienic requirements set up in the European standard EN 1400-1.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

22
0571/07

Czech Republic

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable table lamp

Brand: TESCO

Name:

Type/number of model: L 076

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable table lamp intended for internal use fitted by 1 bulb max 40W/E14. Parameters: 230V/50Hz, max 40W, Class II. Packing: imprinted paper box of dimensions 130x145x200 mm.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- insufficient cross section of internal and external wiring;

- the supply conductor with basic insulation only can touch the accessible metal part;

- the bulb socket is not secured against turning when bulb is replaced;

- the parts intended to be hand-manipulated get overheated (external metal nut on the shield's surface);

- instructions are missing, there is no instruction how to replace the supply cord.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

23
0572/07

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Gas alarm – plug-in carbon monoxide alarm

Brand: Proteam

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number HO1497 (LX-GS) and HO1227 (LX-GS). Batch codes: PO6/001400 and PO6/001474.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Alarm is sold singly (HO1227) or with an EU socket travel adaptor (HO1497). Clear plastic clam shell packaging. Product is approximately 115mm x 70mm x 30mm (excluding conductor pins) of white plastic with three small led marked ‘power’, ‘state’ and ‘alarm’. Batch marking is on the rear of the alarm and not visible through unopened packaging.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Asphyxiation

This product poses a risk of poisoning and explosion because of its inability to detect a positive level of carbon monoxide resulting in a risk of undetected excessive carbon monoxide level.

In addition, the markings and the instructions provided do not contain required warnings and information, in particular relating to how the alarm operates, to the action to be taken in the event the alarm sounds, and to the effects of carbon monoxide on the human body.

This product does not comply with the European standard EN 50291.

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

 

24
0573/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Three-way electrical adaptor

Brand: EMOS

Name:

Type/number of model: Type EF-7, EAN 8594043070042

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is white of 0,075 kg weight, packaged in a transparent bag closed with a card. Marking on the product concerning rated values for power supply: 16A/250V, on the sockets 10A/250V; 2,5A/250V, on the card 250V~, 3x250V~, S16A max with the text "the appliance complies with electrical safety".

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- during the test, the product has changed resulting in a damage of insulating material protecting current-carrying parts, which may cause a direct contact with the current-carrying parts. The product is made from the material not resistant to heat;

- the values provided on the product are not suitable for the current-carrying capacity and voltage;

- marking of the product is missing. One incident has been reported.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and information to consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

25
0574/07

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body lotion – Aquolina Latte Corpo containing yogurt fraganza frutti di bosco

Brand: Aquolina

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with black lid, volume 250 ml, pictures of strawberries and/or wild strawberries and/or apricots and/or citruses and/or cherries and/or coconut and/or vanilla on the label. The products smell like a fruit. Contains warning labels.

Country of origin: Italy


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The products can be misused as food products because of their fruit yogurt aroma and the shape of packaging that resembles food. The product represents a serious health risk for children, as chemical pneumonia may develop after ingestion for following reasons. Unpleasant taste fortified by addition of denatonium benzoate (Bitrex) and the product formulation can stimulate vomiting after ingestion. Because of anatomical parameters of the apertura of larynx and aesophagus in small children, the vomited material can be more readily aspirated. The products contain detergents and emulsifiers in their formulations, i.e. active surface agents, which have toxic damaging effects on bronchial and lung alveolar tissues. The chemical damage is followed by inflammation, i.e. pneumonia caused by chemicals present in the product formulation

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

26
0575/07

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Deep moisturising shampoo

Brand: Osmo Essence

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 071021, bar code 5032435700731, batch code 1324

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic container with purple printed text and white transparent plastic screw cap. White coloured liquid. Volume 9.5 fl oz 280ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 70 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

27
0576/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Yoyo toy – JO JO puffer ball

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8586666007499

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy Jo Jo puffer balls are packed at 24 pieces in the box, however, according to the text on the box, the latter should contain 12 pieces. The ball is made from softened PVC in diameter of 4 cm in various colours with painted eyes, nose and mouth. The top is equipped with an elastic string of 10,5 cm length including a loop for an entrapment by the finger. It is flashing inside upon a hit. The card with marking and warnings is affixed to the string.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation,
Chemical

This toy poses:

- a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because the string can be prolonged up to 105-700 mm depending on the way of its use. So the toy represents a serious risk of strangulation by wrapping around the neck of a child;

- a chemical risk because it contains volatile chemical substances, including toluene, a- pinane, and ethyl benzene. These substances are harmful and irritating with a possible effect on the central nervous system.

In addition, the marking of the toy is not sufficient as concerns its size and visibility.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of import and withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

28
0577/07

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Crib

Brand: TOYS ‘R US Ltd

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: “Mini Cuna Vermont” (“Mini Vermont Cradle”)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Crib with wooden frame

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- the bars of the crib can break, allowing the baby to pass a part of its body through it and thus placing it at risk of becoming trapped;

- there are no warnings and instruction manual in Portuguese.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

29
0578/07

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Ford Focus C-Max

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Focus C-Max 1.6L Duratorq TDCi 110 PS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ford vehicles ‘Focus C-Max 1.6L Duratorq TDCi 110 PS manufactured between 27 February 2004 and 28 June 2004

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

Investigations carried out have shown that in the batch of ‘1.6L Duratorq TDCi 110 PS’ engines built into the Ford ‘Focus C-MAX’ vehicles in question, the oil feed holes between the cylinder head and the camshaft bearings may be misaligned, reducing the flow of oil to the camshaft bearings. Over time, this reduced oil flow could cause premature wear of the camshaft bearings and may also result in seizure of the engine without prior warning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

30
0579/07

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Ford Transit

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford Transit – 2.4L Duratorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (115 PS, 125 PS, 135 PS)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ford Transit manufactured between 8 July 2004 and 23 August 2005 (with the bodywork assembly in Southampton)

Country of origin: Turkey

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the timing belt tensioner does not correspond to specifications and may not function correctly, causing slack in the belt. As a result of this, the belt may jump over the teeth of the camshaft gear, causing contact between the valve and the piston and serious damage to the engine.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

31
0580/07

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Ford Focus

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel and Ford Focus C-Max 1.6 Diesel.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ford vehicles built between 14 July 2004 and 22 February 2005

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because a rigid fuel return pipe not corresponding to the specifications may have been installed. If the pipe is not replaced it may degrade, resulting in seepage of fuel. In extreme cases the pipe can become detached, resulting in more pronounced fuel seepage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

32
0581/07

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Vans – Ford Transit

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford vans manufactured between 5 July 2006 and 12 July 2006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the bolts of the front suspension lower arm may be tightened to the wrong specification or they may be damaged. Such a problem may result in the front suspension lower arm becoming partially detached from the substructure, which would affect the vehicle’s steering and stability.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

33
0582/07

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: One metre extension cord

Brand: Leiva

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 11981. Bar code: 8431487119817

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One metre extension cord. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label carrying the following information: LEIVA ELECTRICIDAD, CE, CIF: B-96544788, 1 M extension cord, reference and bar code.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- dimensions of the socket are different from those indicated in the standard sheets;

- it is possible to insert a plug with a higher rating into the socket.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

34
0583/07

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable water microfilter and replacement cartridge

Brand: MSR MiniWorks

Name:

Type/number of model: Model number: 35422 and 356210

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Weight: 16 oz./456 g. Dimensions:7.5 x 2.75 in./19 x 7 cm. Cartridge Life: Up to 2000 litres, depending on water conditions.

Country of origin: United States


Click on the picture to enlarge

Microbiological

This product poses a serious microbiological risk because it filters the bacteria for a period of only five days instead of the indicated lifetime of 2000 litres in the instruction manual.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers and corrective actions  

 

35
0584/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Yoyo toy – JO JO Mesh Squish Ball

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8586666007512

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy Jo Jo mesh squish ball is packed at 24 pieces in the box. The ball is made from softened PVC in diameter of 4 cm in various colours. The ball is wrapped in a black net. The top is equipped with an elastic string with a loop for an entrapment by the finger. The length of the string including the loop is about 12 cm. Each ball is packed in a transparent plastic bag with affixed label containing data on origin, name of importer, CE marking, an unsuitable pictograph (graphics, size and colour), age limit and warnings. The box contains data about the product with a picture of two balls and titles in English language “Morph ball! Squishy stuff! Changeable colour! Squeeze it! An unpleasant smell of the toy is of chemical origin."

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation,
Chemical

This toy poses :

- a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because the string can be prolonged up to 120-600 mm depending on the way of its use. It poses a serious risk of strangulation due to possible entwining of the string around the neck of a child;

- a chemical risk because it contains volatile chemical substances, including toluene, a- pinane, and ethyl benzene. These substances are harmful and irritating with a possible effect on the central nervous system.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of import and withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

36
0585/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Mazda Tribute

Brand: MAZDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Mazda Tribute (LHD). VINs range : - JMZ BU**** 1K M01609 - M01653; - JMZ CU**** 1K M01613 – M71964; - JMZ CU**** 2K M02430 – M66493; - JMZ CU**** 3K M01977 – M42399; - JMZ CU**** 4K M08220 – M34781.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns MAZDA Tribute vehicles, produced from 30 May 2000 through 18 December 2003.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module connector may have missing or dislodged wire seals. This can allow contamination to enter the ABS electrical connector and cause corrosion of the electrical terminals. The corrosion gradually may result in an ABS malfunction that causes illuminating the ABS warning indicator lamp, blowing of fuses, and in some rare instances smoking or melting of the electrical connector, and/or fire. This can occur either when the vehicle ignition switch is in the off position or while the vehicle is being operated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. Press release has been issued.  

 

37
0586/07

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's garment – Teddy Overall

Brand: Spirit of nature

Name:

Type/number of model: 1040

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s garment, "Teddy Overall", made from organic cotton fleece. Ribbed cuffs on sleeves and legs. Natural trim around hood and down front. Wooden buttons down the front. 100% organic cotton fleece.

Country of origin: Germany


Click on the picture to enlarge

Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because buttons on children’s clothing, that may represent a choking hazard, should not become detached from a garment at a force less than 70 Newtons when applied for 10 seconds. This product has five buttons, which fits into the small parts cylinder. This product does not comply with the relevant standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  

 

38
0587/07

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker / baby cradle

Brand: SUN Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: SB 807

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: It is a folding walker, made of light green coloured plastic. A playing part is in the shape of an elephant head, coloured white and red. There are multi-colour buttons which pressed, turn the musical boxes on. The saddle is covered by fabric. The product can be folded and used as a cradle. There are some stickers on the product There is a label attached to product with following information: “SUN baby®” and a picture of a baby head; CE marking, “Made in China”; some warnings in Polish and English; “Warning! Never leave a child without supervisory!” and “Not intended for children younger than 6 month”. An appropriate user’s manual is attached.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries,
Choking

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- there is only one blocking device on folding and adjusting mechanism, which can be unintentionally released, causing a risk of folding with a child inside;

- of possible loosing stability while the child is moving backward, causing a risk of collapse;

and of choking because of small construction parts, fixing the musical desk to the frame, which can be easily detached by using screwing force less then 0,34 Nm. Those parts fit completely into the small parts cylinder.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and 1273.

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

 

39
0588/07

Norway

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair – Stokke Xplory stroller

Brand: Stokke Xplory

Name:

Type/number of model: The affected components are two front wheels on some units of the Stokke Xplory strollers manufactured before June 2006.

Affected serial numbers are: - risk of this defect : 1 to 27,295; 27,698 to 28,097;

- no risk of this defect: 27,296 to 27,697; 28,098 and above.

Serial numbers are placed on the bottom of the foot plate which is over the front wheels. Stokke Xplory strollers manufactured after June 2006 has another wheel construction and does not have this possible effect.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Norway


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the front wheel can become detached from the chassis as a consequence of weakening strength of the steel bolt/plate component.

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

 

40
0589/07

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Outdoor heater – Tristar Patio Heater

Brand: Tristar

Name:

Type/number of model: KA-5303 (code on packing), AB Stainless steel

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Burns,
Fire

This product poses a serious risk of burns and fire because:

- the burner can not be ignited safely with a match, because the ignition opening is too remote from the pilot flame to ignite the appliance with a match;

- repeated start-up problems can cause too large amounts of gas pouring out. Subsequently uncontrolled ignition can cause a burst of flame. Also is stated that ignition can take place at maximum capacity of the appliance (measured 10,7kW (Hs));

- when ignition occurs with a capacity of more than 5 kW (Hs) a burst of flame can come into being or the heat development can be so high that burning of clothing and/or skin can happen. This product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14543.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

41
0590/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s garment set

Brand: KEMAL

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink children’s garment set consisting of two pieces. The upper part has a hood with 60 cm long drawstring and a pompon and is decorated with two dogs and with the following text: Happy Puppy Life.

Country of origin: Turkey


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Suffocation

The drawstring provided with a hood in the upper part of the clothing may pose a risk of suffocation. The relevant European standard does not allow for use of knots, toggles and drawstrings in the hood of garments for young children. This product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.

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

 

42
0591/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Anti-Lock Brake Control Module

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: MAVERICK (LHD)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns FORD MAVERICK vehicles produced from 1 May 2003 to 23 January 2004 (produced in Ohio) and from 22 October 1999 to 19 December 2003 (produced in Kansas City).

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire since engineering investigations have identified a small percentage of Maverick vehicles that may have missing or dislodged wire seals in the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module connector. This condition could allow contamination to enter the module connector, creating a potential risk for an electrical short. An electrical short might cause an ABS malfunction that would illuminate the ABS warning light, and in extreme cases, the module may overheat resulting in a burning odour, smoke and/or fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

43
0592/07

Portugal

Category: Construction products

Product: Window-balcony

Brand: Velux

Name:

Type/number of model: GDL P19

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Window-balconies GDL P19 sold from 1 June 2005 to 16 April 2007. The window-balconies affected have the following information placed on the information plate, which is located on the upper frame: GDL P19 and one of the following codes: AR05, AR06, AR07, AR08, AR09, AR10, AR11, AR12, AS01, AS02, AS03, AS04, AS05, AS06, AS07, AS08, AS09, AS10, AS11, AS12, AT01, AT02, AT03 or AT04.

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

The two screws used to attach the side railings are 1.6 mm too short, which means that they cannot be fixed securely to the nuts. When the window-balcony is opened and closed, the screws, which are on each side of the upper part of the side railings, can become loose and detach, rendering one (or both) side railings unsafe. The barrier is therefore inadequate, with the consequent risk of injury. As long as the nut is fastened/fitted to the screw, the structure of the railing remains intact but becomes loose. Despite being unstable the strength of the railing is unchanged. If one of the screws and nuts became detached, the side railing would remain unattached to the lower element.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

44
0593/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – intermediate shaft in power-assisted steering in Renault Scenic II

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: SCENIC II (LHD)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 13 June 2006 to 17 June 2006.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

In affected vehicles, there might be a malfunction in the intermediate shaft of the Power-Assisted Steering. This may cause a road accident, as the vehicle may be immobilised while being in motion.

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

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.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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

Back to top Top

 




   
requires javascript