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Report 26 (Published on: 06/07/2007)

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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
0623/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy telephone

Brand: V Tech

Name:

Type/number of model: Klipp-Klapp Telefon, EAN 3417768393041

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging w x h x d = 14.5 x 24 x 5.5 cm. Phone has a mirror, fluttering eyes and 7 buttons on the front face.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

Sound pressure level too high.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  

 

2
0624/07

Belgium

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle – baby bike 14" Olanda

Brand: Corvino

Name:

Type/number of model: REF 2336-1; EAN 8024514006244

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- during the anti-phase fatigue test on the handlebar (100 000 cycles), the handlebar broke after 30 627 cycles;

- during the fatigue test on the fork (100 000 cycles), the fork broke after 21 330 cycles;

- during the impact test involving dropping a weight on the frame-fork assembly (the permitted maximum is 20 mm), a permanent deformation of 25 mm was observed;

- during the vertical and horizontal static test on the saddle, the maximum load obtained was 248 N, instead of 300 N.

During the vertical and horizontal static test on the stabilisers, the vertical load test produced deformations under load in excess of 25 mm (54 and 60 mm), and the longitudinal load test produced permanent deformations in excess of 15 mm (27 and 34 mm).

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

 

3
0625/07

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: Super Powered Laser Pointer

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer with key ring equipped with various interchangeable attachments which can be screwed onto the end of the pen, so that the radiation beam can project novelty images onto the surfaces at which it is directed.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Damage to sight

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because the values for class 2 are exceeded. The maximum power is between 2.36 and 4.17mW and the measurement for continuous emission exceeds the limit of 1 mW. The radiation values are above those fixed for class 3A radiation by the relevant European standard EN 60825. The correct classification of this product is class 3B and there is therefore a risk of irreversible eye damage.

Compulsory measures: Seizure and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities  

 

4
0626/07

Hungary

Category: Machine tools

Product: Angle grinder 900 W, 125 mm

Brand: REDLINE

Name:

Type/number of model: RL/AG0912-900

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has plastic cover. The machine can be switched on by pushing the button forward, where it is locked. By pressing the button it is released, and the switch automatically gets into the switch-off position. The protecting shield is made of iron plate, it can be turned round, it is fixed to the crank house with a round iron plate.

Main parts of the device: mains plug with inscription "16A 250V~ FY-007" + marks of manufacturer+ VDE; mains cable with inscription "YONGKANG ZHIYING CABLE AND WIRE FACTORY H05VV-F 2X0,75mm2+ VDE"; bipolar switch with inscription „"MARQUARDT 1247 5(5)/250~ 5E4 10A 125V AC 5A 250V AC" + marks of manufacturer. Attached cutting discs: 3 cutting discs of 123 mm diameter without marks and inscriptions; 1 metal based cutting disc of 125 mm diameter with inscription:” "REDLIN 125X1.8X5X22.23 MM" + marking of rotation direction.

Technical specification: 230 V~ 50 hz; 900 W; Class II; 11000r/min; 125 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and injuries

The product poses a serious risk of:

- electric shock because during the mechanical strength test the plastic cover detached and live parts became accessible;

- injuries because the device operating the switch gets stuck, therefore the locking mechanism can be released only with difficulties.

This product does not comply with Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50144.

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

 

5
0627/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: White teddy bear with rucksack

Brand: MAKS

Name:

Type/number of model: Label: "CE by J-Line" "MAKS – ours MAKS + sac à dos – SM- 778035". Bar code: 5414451451024.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft stuffed bear made of white imitation leather with wooden buttons. The nose and mouth are made of brown thread. The eyes are made of black plastic. On its neck is a cord at the ends of which are soft balls. On its back is a bag, the interior of which is made of white fabric. On its neck is a black string, at the end of which is an imitation leather square bearing a black picture of a dog. There are two Velcro strips with which the rucksack can be closed. No packaging. Distributed by Mr Bricolage.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because it contains a cord that exceeds 220 mm at 25 N and which could form a noose, since there are objects (imitation leather balls) at both ends. There is a risk of suffocation by strangulation for children less than 36 months.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0628/07

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Cosmetics

Brand: Todo Aromas

Name: Perfumed soaps in the shape of fruit (apple, blackberry, strawberry and lemon)

Type/number of model: apple,
blackberry,
lemon,
strawberry

Batch number/Barcode: 8435042423043 (apple),
8435042423074 (blackberry),
8435042423081 (lemon),
8435042423050 (strawberry)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All from batch 05/07.

Perfumed soaps in the shape of an apple, blackberry, strawberry and lemon. Each package contains two bars of soap. The packaging consists of a sealed transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of choking and injuries because it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse them with foodstuff and place them in their mouth or suck or ingest them, which might be dangerous and cause choking and gastrointestinal problems.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

7
0629/07

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Wireless switch unit – GSM-Funksteckdose

Brand: Antrax Datentechnik GmbH

Name:

Type/number of model: SwitchBox-GSM

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug adaptor with black plastic casing with an antenna. Inscriptions: "Spannung [voltage]: 230V- 50Hz, Schaltleistung [switching power]: 2000W; IP 20, nur für trockene Räume [for dry rooms only]".

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the protective contacts are too far apart, which means that the earth wire is not safely connected to the device when it can be switched on;

- during the thermal test, the device warmed up to 110K, thus posing the risk of becoming distorted and causing a fire;

- disturbance radiated power does not comply with the standard.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 301511.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

8
0630/07

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Continuity tester

Brand: Professional

Name:

Type/number of model: NY 301 (on the product); TT10567 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The continuity tester has a transparent plastic cover. The electrode which is made of yellow copper is screwed into the cover of the product. Technical specification: 100-1000V. Bar code: 6222020105679.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to the significant deviation of the mechanical dimensions of the product from the requirements.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61243.

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

 

9
0631/07

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Sauna belt

Brand: VELFORM

Name:

Type/number of model: Identification of the lot: T-134-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The mains cable of the product is connected to the control unit supplied with yellow plastic cover, where a silver turn button and a red turn-on LED is placed. The output wire of this is connected to the sauna belt. Main parts of the device: mains plug (2.5A, 250V); mains cable (JULUYIXI JUEYUAN DIANXIAN 227 IEC 52 (RVV) 300/300V); control panel (FA74). Technical specification: 230 V; 50-60 Hz; 55 W. Class II (by appearance); lot identification: T-134-1.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire,
Burns

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the cord anchorage protecting against pulling and twisting force is missing;

- the plug is of non-standardized type;

- the insulation is insufficient therefore flashover occurs;

and of fire and burns because the cross section area of the mains cable is too small and the appliance overheats during the abnormal operation test.

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

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

 

10
0632/07

Romania

Category: Household appliances

Product: Electric water heater

Brand: HEJ

Name:

Type/number of model: HEJ HJ 123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The following information is available on the package: "Voltage 220-240V, Frequency 60 Hz, Power 500W."

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cover of the electric heater does not ensure the protection against the water ingress.

The product should be Class I with respect to protection against electric shock, but it is only Class 0. These types of products should be at least IPx7 (immersion coefficient). This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

 

11
0633/07

Greece

Category: Vehicles

Product: Bicycles with Carbon Crankset

Brand: CANNONDALE

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 and 2008 Cannondale Road and Mountain Bikes equipped with Cannondale System Integrated 2-Pieces Carbon Cranksets.

Affected bicycle models: - 2007 Bikes: Synapse Carbon SL 1 Compact Drive; Ironman 1 Sl Carbon Standard Drive; System 6 Team 1 Compact Drive and Standard Drive; System 6 Team 3 Compact Drive and Standard Drive; Cyclocross SL 1 Compact Drive; Taurine 1 SL; Rush Carbon 2.

- 2007 Framesets & Cranksets: Synapse SL Sl; System 6 Team Sl; CAAD 9 Cyclocross Sl; All Carbon Sl Road Cranksets.

- 2008 Bikes: System 6 Liquigas 3; Compact and Standard Drive.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are two-piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminium bottom bracket.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the aluminium bottom bracket spindles on some of these bikes was incorrectly heat treated. This manufacturing error causes cracks that can lead to a complete crankset failure, posing a fall hazard to user, with a risk of serious injury or death.

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

 

12
0634/07

Italy

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flasks and thermos containers

Brand: Home

Name:

Type/number of model: - Bar codes 8003512131851, 75-cl model and 7511000, Transparent, 75-cl model

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The material containing asbestos is made up of small, grey/off-white cylindrical bodies made of compressed chrysotile asbestos fibrous material visible in the cavity within the double glass casing of the thermos and functioning as spacers.

Country of origin: China


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Carcinogenic

The product poses a serious risk of cancer because asbestos fibre, which could be carcinogenic if inhaled, could be released if the glass container were to break and the asbestos card pads were handled. This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

13
0635/07

Slovakia

Category: Stationery

Product: Set of erasers with a child motive in the form of a fish and a butterfly

Brand: NOELL

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: P0380 (marking on a white label in Czech language). Code: BP0454 (marking on a green label in Slovak language). EAN: 8595070834751.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: In each packaging there are 3 pieces of varicoloured erasers in the form of a fish or a butterfly, the bigger one is sized 30x20mm and the two others are sized 19x12mm. Each set is packaged in a transparent plastic cover with a white label with a text in Czech. The white label is sealed by a green label with the name of the product in Czech, Slovak and Polish, logo NOELL®, the names of distributors for Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking because it entirely fits into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0636/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Magnets - Magnetix

Brand: MEGA brands; RoseArt

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various boxed versions containing plastic pieces that incorporate small magnets

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This toy poses a serious risk of injuries because small magnets can be detached from the rods and panels in the sets. If two or more magnets or a magnet and a metal object are swallowed, they can attract internally and cause perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning (sepsis) and death.

In addition, the packages do not bear a specific pre-printed magnet ingestion warning label (the warning is present but is on a sticker label attached to the box). This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive.

27 incidents in the United States and in Australia have been reported between November 2005 and March 2007. Not all but a number did require surgical intervention and a 22 month old child died in the US after ingestion of magnets.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product, corrective actions taken by the producer  

 

15
0637/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy – Delau duck-shaped bubble-blower

Brand: De Laurier

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 134342. Gencod: 5018630136506.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Duck-shaped bubble-blower in yellow plastic with black and white self-adhesive eyes. A yellow string is attached to the plastic stopper and at one end has a yellow plastic sealing device.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Suffocation

This toy poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation; the string can reach a length longer than 220 mm under a force of 25 N, which can form a slipknot. This string has a rigid part attached to one end, thus creating an unacceptable risk of strangulation for children under the age of 36 months. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary sales ban and destruction of stocks by the distributor  

 

16
0638/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Soft compact powder, natural look

Brand: Manhattan

Name:

Type/number of model: Natural Look Sable 2, Bar code: 4002554169260; Batch code: 10.12 CH.: 65275

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft Compact Powder is in the black-coloured plastic quadrilateral box with the transparent lid. Approximate size of packaging is 7 x 7 cm; net weight of the powder is 9g. There is one powder puff in the box.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

This product poses a serious risk of chemical because it contains lead, which is a prohibited substance in cosmetics. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

17
0639/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Garden lamps – various dwarfs holding a lamp (portable luminaire)

Brand: Z.U.H..

Name:

Type/number of model: LZI

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable luminaires of various sizes, which have metal and glass cover and can be hung with hanging hooks onto one hand of the garden dwarf of various forms and sizes designed especially for supporting the luminaires. The height of the dwarfs is approximately 0,45 and 0.75 m. Since this type of product is generally used in a garden, therefore the classification of the luminaires is portable garden luminaires. Main parts of the luminaires: E 14 lamp holder with inscriptions: "T/4 250 V 2A CE T210”; mains cable with inscriptions: "nkt cables H03VVH2-F 2x0.5mm2 BBJ HAR VDE CE”; mains plug with inscriptions: "acar SPZ-79 2,5/250~ B VDE” Technical specification: 230V; 50Hz; other parameters are not indicated. The light sources are of 15 and 40 W, E14 capped. Class II (by appearance).

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock and injuries

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp holder and the nipple are not protected against loosening (they are not locked);

-the size and design of the cord anchorage applied (round cross section area) is not in accordance with the flat mains cable;

- the size of the cross section area is too small (0.5 mm2);

- the insulation material is PVC instead of rubber required for outdoor use, and a moderate risk of injury since the luminaires include sharp glass parts and the metal parts have sharp points.

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

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

 

18
0640/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Textile and plastic toy – Sassy Hug & Tug Horse

Brand: Sassy

Name:

Type/number of model: 259SEP

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy horse; multi-coloured (purple, orange, red, yellow, green, blue) textile soft head and legs; hard plastic body and hooves. Hooves are rattles containing small plastic shapes; the tops of the hooves are transparent plastic. When the horse’s saddle is pressed, the toy ‘neighs’. Packaging: product is mounted on cardboard; instructions and information are on the back of the packaging. Product is approximately 16 cm tall, although it cannot stand up because the legs are soft textile, too flimsy to support the plastic body. Toy is for children of 6 months and older.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

This toy poses a serious risk of cuts because a piece of wire may protrude from the head of the toy, causing a risk of cuts and abrasions.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer. A press release has been issued.  

 

19
0641/07

Portugal

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Bicycle child seat

Brand: Polisport

Name:

Type/number of model: "Wallaroo QST" and "Joey for frame"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because a defect causes the frame holder to break and the child seat to fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer  

 

20
0642/07

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Rotating TV antenna with remote control

Brand: TRION

Name:

Type/number of model: TR-6350; Bar code: 9 120020 491815

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The control unit of the rotating antenna has grey plastic cover. The rotating unit can be connected to it with an (approximately) 10 m coaxial cable. The UHF and VHF antenna consisting of aluminium elements is fixed to the rotating part. Main parts of the device: mains plug with inscription "6A; 250V"; mains cable with inscription "RVVB PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/300V"; control unit panel with inscriptions "liaoxxinhua@21cn.com DYB-1 HS-913"; mains supply transformer without inscriptions; switch with inscription "LIDA KC 9988 250V 3A AC". Technical specifications: 220-230 V~; 50 Hz; 3 W; Class II (by appearance).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wiring is not fixed in front of the soldering;

- the construction of the plug is non-standardized, and of fire due to the overheating of the transformer.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

21
0643/07

Hungary

Category: Household appliances

Product: 2-slice toaster

Brand: TECHNIKA

Name:

Type/number of model: TK – 306A. Bar code: 8013784774779. Lot identification: T-134-4

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a white cover. The side walls were made of metal, while the endings were made of plastic. On one of the sides there is the lever for lowering the slices, the rotating timer button and STOP button. Main parts of the device: mains plug (STANDARD, TS-029, 10A, 250V, + marks of approval); mains cable (N/15382, H03VVH2-F 2x0.5mm2 + marks of approval); control panel (GW08B 06/98). Technical specification: 20-240 V; 50-60 Hz; 700 W Class II (by appearance).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock and fire

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the heating element is accessible;

- the insulation is unfixed on the internal wiring;

- there is no sufficient distance between the heating element and accessible metal parts;

- the plug is of non-standardized type, and of fire since the cross section area of the mains cable is too small.

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

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

 

22
0644/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Dolls – My Little Twins

Brand: Play Time

Name:

Type/number of model: GG0839-99131

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic/soft-filled doll

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the dolls' hand contains 27 % by weight of di-isnonyl phthalate (DINP), thereby exceeding the allowed maximum limit of 0,1 % by weight.

This toy does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

23
0645/07

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Yappies

Brand: Yappies

Name:

Type/number of model: Yappies 00659

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft-plush toy with suction cup attached to a toy by a band

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because it is for children less than 36 months and it contains small parts (suction cups) which fit completely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

24
0646/07

Romania

Category: Household appliances

Product: Electric water heater

Brand: HEJ

Name:

Type/number of model: HEJ HJ 119

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric heater for boiling water. The following information is available on the package: "Voltage 220-240V. Frequency 60 Hz. Power 1000W."

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the cover of the electric heater does not ensure the protection against the water infiltration, causing a risk of electric shock. It should have an immersion coefficient of at least IPx7. In addition, it should be classified under Class I with respect to protection against electric shock, but it is classified under Class 0.

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

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

 

25
0647/07

Hungary

Category: Machine tools

Product: Electric planer 82 x 2 mm

Brand: BRISTOOL ENGLAND

Name:

Type/number of model: BT/PL822-902

Batch number/Barcode: 6928920930365

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a plastic cover and the surface contacting the material to be treated is made of aluminium. The button setting the depth of planing also serves as a grip. The appliance neither has an automatically closing protecting shield nor a lowering device. The machine can be operated by pressing a button, where it can be locked with a black plastic insert on it. By pressing the button again the lock is released, and the planer will switch off if the button is released. Main parts of the device: mains plug with inscription "10/16A 250V FY-206" + marks of manufacturer + VDE; mains cable with inscription "TRIACE H05VV-F 0,75mm2 X2C" + VDE + KEMA-KEUR "; one-circuit switch with inscription "RJCEA FA2-6/1B 6(6)/250V~ 12(12)/125V~ 5E4" + CQC. Technical specification: 230V~50Hz; 710W; 16000 r/min; width and depth of cutting: 82x2mm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Injuries,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- after the thermal test, the electric strength of the insulation decreases; - the majority of the inform

ation related to electric safety is missing from the instructions for use, and of injuries because :

- the product is not provided with any device protecting against the contact with the rotating part and protection against accidental operation;

- the switch can be locked when the machine is operating; - the data plates with the essential information can be removed easily;

- the instructions for use do not include the majority of the general instructions related with the safe use, and of fire because during the thermal test, the planer caught fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

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

 

26
0648/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toys - various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys

Brand: RC2

Name:

Type/number of model: 22 different types of wooden toys recalled: Red James Engine & Red James’ # 5 Coal Tender ; Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James’ #5 Lights & Sounds Coal Tender ; James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender ; Red Skarloey Engine ; Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach ; Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck ; Red Musical Caboose ; Red Sodor Line Caboose ; Red Coal Car labeled “2006 Day Out With Thomas” on the Side ; Red Baggage Car ; Red Holiday Caboose ; Red “Sodor Mail” Car ; Red Fire Brigade Truck ; Red Fire Brigade Train ; Deluxe Sodor Fire Station ; Red Coal Car ; Yellow Box Car ; Red Stop Sign ; Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign ; Yellow “Sodor Cargo Company” Cargo Piece ; Smelting Yard ; Ice Cream Factory.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children. The front of the packaging has the logo “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” on the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” or “AZ” are not included in this recall. Production period: January 2005 to April 2007.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The product poses a serious risk of poisoning because surface paints on these products contain an excessive level of migratable lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. A press release has been issued.  

 

27
0649/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Škoda Octavia

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: cles Product: Passenger car - Škoda Octavia

Brand: Škoda Type/number of model Škoda Octavia II, 2.0 TDI

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles with production years from 2004 to 2005.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because in the engine, due to the rise in temperature, the area close to the clutch can burst into flames. It can occur owing to the friction of the defective flywheel against the casing of the gearbox. In unfavourable conditions this can lead to a fire in the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

28
0650/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Ford New Transit

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Van, model New Transit (FWD & RWD)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall (No 7C108) concerns Ford New Transit (FWD & RWD) vehicles produced from 21 October 2005 to 27 April 2007 (produced in Otosan, Turkey) and from 1 December 2005 to 27 April 2007 (produced in Southampton, UK).

Country of origin: Turkey,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because it may be possible for the front shock absorber to move in its lower mounting. Movement of the shock absorber in its lower mounting could possibly result in the tyre contacting the wheel arch, or in the case of FWD vehicles, the shock absorber contacting the driveshaft, worsening the vehicle’s road behaviour.

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

 

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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.

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.

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