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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 30 (Published on: 03/08/2007)

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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
0737/07

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby carrier

Brand: Decathlon

Name:

Type/number of model: Quechua, 658810, Forclaz 300

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because the carrier strings may break and a child can fall off the carrier.

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

 

2
0738/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Glove puppet 'Devil'

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: A rticle No: 4585309, EAN 4006592453091

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One glove puppet in the form of a devil, plastic (coloured) head, rest made of black fabric with red fabric appliqué. The devil's cloak has two red triangles on the front. The packaging is predominantly red with a blue back side. The bottom of the packaging bears the packaging number 66661102 next to a sentence “Made in China”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because azodyes were used in the manufacture process (372 mg/kg 4-aminoazobenzene (CAS No: 60-09-3) was found in the black fabric of the toy).

Breakdown of one or more of the azo-groups can lead to the formation of one of the carcinogenic amines.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

3
0739/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Musician set Little Musician - Malý muzikant

Brand: Wiky

Name:

Type/number of model: 119599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set Little Musician comprises a saxophone of a green colour with red small parts, an orange whistle and a violet star. The red mouth-piece of the saxophone is removable. The set is on the cardboard bolstering covered with a plastic. According to a pictogram, the toy is designated for children aged 0-3 years.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the removable mouth-piece of the saxophone fits entirely into the small parts cylinder. It poses a serious risk for a child due to a possibility of an unwilling aspiration during a normal use. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

5
0741/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Scooter - rear rim spokes in Peugeot scooters

Brand: PEUGEOT

Name:

Type/number of model: Scooters, model Satelis 125cc

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Recall of all rear rim, placed on scooters PEUGEOT Satelis 125cc, manufactured before 3 May 2006

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries due to cracks which might appear in rear rim spokes. This could affect the vehicle's road holding-ability.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

6
0742/07

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby shoe

Brand: Great Yield, GY

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code 7350032270159

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby shoe with a Butterfly decoration, sizes 16-21

Country of origin: China


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Choking

A 9-month-old child has chewed off a wing from the PVC butterfly decoration on the shoe. This product poses a risk of choking because small children easily can chew off the butterfly decoration on the shoe, put it into their mouth and choke.

One incident reported.

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

 

7
0743/07

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle - animal figures with knobs, 10 pcs

Brand: Biltema

Name:

Type/number of model: 45-997

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a puzzle made of plywood, dimension 22,5 cm x 30 cm. Small plastic knobs are screwed into the figures. The toy is sold in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because the over coating of the puzzle is glued incorrectly and small parts of wood may come loose. Small children may put small parts into their mouth and choke.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by retailer  

 

8
0744/07

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Musical mobile baby toy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO.229-21

Batch number/Barcode: 5996055 134843

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The baby toy can be placed on a table and is suitable for children between 0-12 months. 5 figures hang from the stand. It is operated by 2x1,5 V AA batteries. The toy rotates and plays music.

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The lid of the battery holder can be opened with only one movement without using a tool and the batteries become accessible.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50088.

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

 

9
0745/07

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electrical cable reel

Brand: Icem Di Marchetti

Name:

Type/number of model: - cable reel: AY 5103635FMP, model: MAJORS; - power strip adaptor: model KF-FB-04K

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging dimensions: 22 x 30 x 38 cm, Marking: “Nouveau” (“New”)

Country of origin: Italy


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Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because:

- the cable reel does not have a thermal cut-out, a current limiter or a weak point to ensure protection against excessive temperatures;

- the labelling of the product does not comply with the standard (the marking 10-16A/250 V must be replaced with 16A/250 V);

- the data plate does not list the characteristics of the detachable extension lead used, and rated current as well as model of the plug and socket are not clearly visible.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61 242.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

10
0746/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor scooter

Brand: ZHEJIANG HUATIAN HEV CO., LTD

Name:

Type/number of model: - HT50QT-28, - JL50QT-28, - FL50QT-28 EU type approval: e11*2002/24*0533*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles built in 2007

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

The motor scooters belong to vehicle category L1e and are approved for a limited speed of 45 km/h. However, the notified scooters can travel at speed of 65 km/h and more. In certain European countries different categories of driver licences are required for driving scooters with speed limits of 45 km/h and 65 km/h.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

11
0747/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – 'Accent'

Brand: Hyundai

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type X3, national general operating permit No G889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles built in 1995-1996

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

These vehicles pose a risk of injuries because - as a result of an inadequate anti-corrosion coating - the front A-arms may rust through.

Corrosion can cause the front lower A-arms to break leading to possible loss of control over the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

 

12
0748/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Bang Chewing Gum

Brand: Funnyman / Jarroy of London

Name:

Type/number of model: J36

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, green and red (novelty) spearmint chewing gum packet. Encased in clear plastic cover, attached to cardboard descriptor in the style of a colourful comic.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries,
Damage to sight,
Damage to hearing

This toy poses a serious risk of :

- injuries and damage to sight caused by debris from percussion cap;

- damage to hearing due to excessive sound pressure.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers  

 

13
0749/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - "PILOU" soft toy in the form of a duck with a sucker attached

Brand: Parc Saint Paul

Name:

Type/number of model: "PILOU" soft toy (mascot of the Saint Paul amusement park)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stuffed soft toy duck; blue with yellow feet, a yellow fabric waistcoat with white spots, a red jumper and white gloves. On the head there is a tuft of blue hair, a cap with a white Velcro fastener and eyebrows made of black thread. The eyes are made of black and white plastic and there is a crest made of blue felt. The toy also has a transparent plastic sucker, attached with a light blue satin cord, and a textile label.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a serious risk of suffocation because of the presence of a suction cup on a cord which fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market; sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0750/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Joke lighters

Brand: Funnyman / Jarroy of London

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red 'bic' style joke lighter, encased in plastic cover attached to cardboard descriptor in style of colourful comic

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries,
Damage to sight,
Damage to hearing

This toy poses a serious risk of :

- injuries and damage to sight caused by debris from percussion cap;

- damage to hearing due to excessive sound pressure.

The toy 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  

 

15
0751/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Batteries toys - piano for children

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: No:115, EAN: 8585017412470

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The piano is made as an electric toy with two functions: a piano-playing itself and a playback of various melodies by touching on one of the piano keys. The piano is equipped with a removable plastic whistle. The toy is packed in plastic transparent bag with an adhesive tape marked with the product name, the name of importer, age category, pictogram with warning, etc. On the pack there are warnings related to the electric toys.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the mouth-piece of the whistle can be removed by tensile force of 15 N. This part fits entirely into the small parts cylinder. The toy poses a serious risk of choking for children.

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

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

 

16
0752/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lava Lamp

Brand: ECONOMIC

Name:

Type/number of model: Art: 990525

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The portable luminaire illuminates the glass placed on the base part and filled with approximately 4 dl liquid and thermoplastic substance with the luminescent lamp, which is placed in the silver plastic base part. An E 14-capped reflector lamp is supplied with the luminaire, its inscription: “230V 30W”. Main parts of the luminaire: lamp holder with inscriptions: "NK18 T210 VDE CE"; switch inserted into the cable with inscription: "Patent 99332137.2 99238813.9 KETI 303 2/250~ CE" +marks of approval; plug with inscription: "TOONG YEAN TY-011 2.5A 250V~" + marks of approval. Technical specifications: 230V; max 30W; Class II; F-mark, E 14 lamp holder.

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of:

- electric shock because the nipple is not locked thus the lampholder can rotate and live parts become available;

– injuries because the stability of the product is not satisfactory thus it can tip over and cause injury.

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

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

 

17
0753/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: cles Product: Passenger car

Brand: MAZDA Affected models are: Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 with MZR-CD engine, as well as Mazda 3MPS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

- Mazda 3 models manufactured in Japan between 26 December 2006 and 6 September 2007. The chassis numbers are:

JMZ BK14R6 01 585490 – 670599 JMZ BK1*R6 71 584967 – 595701 JMZ BK1*R6 81 595713 – 670819

- Mazda 5 models manufactured in Japan between 19 April 2005 and 3 September 2007. The chassis numbers are:

JMZ CR19*6 00 109114 – 229816 JMZ CR19*6 60 106040 – 137204 JMZ CR19*6 70 137205 – 200006 JMZ CR19*6 80 200008 – 229845

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if sudden/rapid acceleration is repeatedly performed, the No 4 engine mount bolt may loosen and fall out or break, allowing the transmission to be out of position. In extreme cases, the driveshaft may become detached. If this occurs the vehicle will immediately lose power, come to a stop and be inoperable.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

18
0754/07

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Working gloves - 2 pairs of working gloves, 10.75"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Article number: 01677460, product code: 29058105

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Working gloves of light-grey leather with dark-green fabric cuffs and backs, palms padded, fastened in pairs to cardboard support

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because prohibited azo-dyes have been detected in fabric.

Benzidine (504 mg/kg) has been detected after reductive cracking of azo-dyes.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

19
0755/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - fuel tank in Kawasaki motorcycles

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model VN1600 (type VNT60A1H for Europe, VN1600-A1/A1L for other countries than European)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model year 2003, with serial numbers: - from JKBVNT60AAA000042 to JKBVNT60AAA005907 (Europe), and - from JKBVNKA1*3A000044 to JKBVNKA1*3A005941 (for other countries than Europe), where * is any digital number from 0 to 9.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The fuel tank is mounted to the chassis by means of tabs that are spot welded to the tank, then braised/welded around a portion of their circumference. Under certain conditions, repeated stress could crack the tank at the location of the tabs, with the possible risk of fuel leaks.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

20
0756/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Ceramic table lamp

Brand: Shanghai Sanjiang Lighting Equipment Factory

Name:

Type/number of model: HB-05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The external cover of the base part of the table lamp is made of ceramic. The plastic E14 lamp holder is placed on it, where the plastic lamp-shade can be fixed. The luminaire is provided with PHILIPS light source (230V, 24W). Main parts of the luminaire: E 14 lampholder with inscriptions: "Z 6730 2/250" + marks of approval; switch inserted into the cable with inscriptions: "AC R307 2.5/250 CE"; mains plug "ZD-01 2.5A 250V~"+ marks of approval; mains cable with inscriptions: "CCC 2002010105015792 227 IEC 52 (RVV) 300/300V GB5023.5 ?1997 VDE H03VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 300/300V XINYA"+marks of approval. Technical specification: 230 V~, 50 Hz, max. 40 W E14, Class II. IP20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp holder and the nut are not protected against loosening and rotation;

- there is no effective cord anchorage;

- the cable can get damaged at the nipple (since it is not protected with bushing).

This product does comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-1.

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

 

21
0757/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Citroën C4

Brand: Citroën

Name:

Type/number of model:

- YBS from VF 7LA9HXC74325190 to VF 7LG9HXC74547061 (ABS);

- YBN form VF7LA9HXC74106809 to VF7LCHRJ74313801 (ESP);

- YBR from VF7LA9HXC74464754 to VF7LCRHRJ74550253 (ESP).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because in cars equipped with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) or Anti Blockading System (ABS) there is a possibility of leakage which can cause short circuit or fire especially during winter.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

22
0758/07

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp

Brand: EM&EM

Name:

Type/number of model: A05317 230 V, 50 Hz, E 14, II class of protection against electric shock. The colour of the lamp is brown. It is offered in a cardboard box.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock and burns because in the fitting spliced flexible wire conductors have been fully tinned and installed in terminals that do not ensure an elastic clamp, which may be a reason of falling out of the conductor from the terminal, and thus cause the decrease of the isolating clearances or a shock, as well as in case of loosening of the wire–terminal contact it could cause sparking and overheating of the contact.

Moreover the product and its packing contained contradictory information regarding the maximum power of a bulb – 40 W and 25 W respectively.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the manufacturer  

 

23
0759/07

Ireland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Life jacket

Brand: Nambei Brand

Name:

Type/number of model: QAB/003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

This product poses a serious risk of drowning because it is a 50-newton buoyancy aid but is marketed as a life jacket. This raised the possibility of it being used in inappropriate circumstances, which would cause drowning hazard.

This product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers; press release has been issued  

 

24
0760/07

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Party Pack Face Colour

Brand: KAI XIN

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 5386

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic and carbon box containing face painting kit: 6 colouring crèmes, 4 crayons, 2 brushes, 2 make up sponges, 1 mirror, 1 glitter cream, pattern paper (blue plastic). Instructions of use in English on one side of the box, including «not suitable for children under 5 years old », and « choking hazard – small parts not for children under 5 years » (see photos). CE marking.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

Several paints and pencils contain high concentrations of metals, especially the green paint: 31795 mg/kg Lead, 16427 mg/kg Chromium, 49 mg/kg Arsenic, 765 mg/kg Antimony, 7160 mg/kg Barium.

The presence of the metals in cosmetics is restricted by the European Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. The measured concentrations are well over the acceptable limits for these metals.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer/distributor  

 

25
0761/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Lollipop with gadget - confectionery containing a loose non-edible element

Brand: TWO TO ONE – Lollipop + pirates gadget

Name:

Type/number of model:

- reference "Pirates", batch L186 (best-before date: end of 07/2009);

- reference "Tropical", batch L431-335 (best-before date: end of 12/2009);

- reference "Twister", batch L431-335 (best-before date: end of 12/2009);

- reference "Looney tubes", batch L219 (best-before date: end of 07/2009);

- reference "Disney ", batch PE 28-349 (best-before date: end of 12/2009).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains loose non-edible elements, which fits into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product  

 

26
0762/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Blow-pipe - PARTY - Fukacka

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: 118618, EAN: 8590331186181

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The blow-pipe contains a pipe made from soft PVC with length of 10,5cm and diameter of 1 cm. On the bottom, there is a removable mouth-piece with diameter of 1,5 cm and length of 3,9 cm. The top is made as a removable small head with a neck and horns. The latter are equipped with inflatable colour cellophane strip bags ended by foil tufts. The length of the toy is 20 cm, with the inflated cellophane strip bags about 30 cm. After inflation, the toy produces a squeaking sound. The toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a colour carton edging. On the latter, there is a stick-on label with warning -not suitable for children up to 3 years due to the presence of small parts-, and other marking.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the removable mouth-piece of the blow-pipe fully fit into the small part cylinder, posing choking hazard for children during a normal use.

This toy 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  

 

27
0763/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Peugeot 307

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: 307

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Serial numbers from VF33A9HXC84402910 to VF 33HRHRJ84777538

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the notified vehicles equipped with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) there is a possibility of leakage which can cause short circuit or fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

28
0764/07

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Luxenia Mosquito Killer

Brand: Luxenia

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 743075

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Mosquito Killer is rectangular in shape and has a body mostly made of silver coloured metal. A black grid on the front and another on the back side of the appliance are placed in front of the tubes and the electrified bars intended to kill the insects. Underneath the tubes there fits a removable tray used to hold dead insects. On the front of the appliance there is a label in the middle of which there is a drawing of a fly with a red arrow. To the left of the drawing the word “Kill” is printed while on the right the word “Pest” is used. A CE mark is also printed on the right hand side of this label. There is a switch adjacent to this label. On the top panel the manufacturer has attached a white label with warnings / instructions. Also on the top there are two hooks which are intended to hold the supplied chain so that the appliance may be suspended. Th insect killer is supplied with a two wire cord and a two pin plug which also has CE marking. The approximate size of the product is 275 mm x 105 mm x 260 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it is considered as an appliance of class I and it does not contain required earthing wire;

- anchorage does not comply with the standard;

- it is not labelled correctly; the following information is missing: the rated voltage or rated voltage range in volts, the frequency or nature of supply, the rated power input in watts or rated current in amperes, the symbol 5036 of IEC 60417-1 or the wording (or similar) “Danger: High Voltage”.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

29
0765/07

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair dryer - "Hairstyler dryer"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Style Lady 1200 KATHERINA/ KT-6868 SDT

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The cover of the dryer has length of 240mm and has red colour. Additional pieces attached: 2 combs and a hair brush. These additional pieces are made of plastic and grey. Voltage: 220-240V.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the supply cord does not include an earth protection conductor;

- it does not fulfil the marking requirements for Class II with respect to protection against electric shock.

This product poses a risk of fire because when the button for the second speed is pushed, the plastic parts of the comb and of the brush are overheated and a strong smell of burning is emitted.

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

 

30
0766/07

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toys

Brand: Vinimagx construct pro

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5 701719 312709

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A colourful box which contains strong magnets which can be collected in different variations.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage.

Voluntary measures: Warning message will be placed on the toy by the importer  

Compulsory measures: Warning message will be placed on the toy by the importer  

 

31
0767/07

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: White female plug

Brand: RAYDAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. F-29 (V23-F), bar code: 8429160090126

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White female plug 10A 4mm. It comes in a transparent blister package. The label bears the reference RAYDAN, white female plug, 10A, 4mm V23-F, identification of importer, EC bar code and "made in P.R.C".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the mobile base differ from those indicated in the standard;

- the compartments of the base are not elastic enough to guarantee adequate contact pressure;

- the product did not pass the glow wire test on resistence of insulation material to normal heat, fire and superficial currents.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

32
0768/07

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Magnet toys

Brand: Geomag magnetic world

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 7 640115 410351

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A colourful box which contains strong magnets and small glass balls which can be collected.

Country of origin: Switzerland


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Injuries

One incident reported: a little boy swallowed some magnets and he almost died due to perforation of his stomach.

Voluntary measures: Warning message placed on the toy by the manufacturer  

Compulsory measures: Warning message placed on the toy by the manufacturer  

 

33
0769/07

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Magnet toys

Brand: Magnetix x-treme

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5 766181 532437

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Construction toys with magnets that can be combined in many ways. The card contains: 6 triangles and 7 metal balls.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage.

Voluntary measures: Warning message will be placed on the toy by the importer  

Compulsory measures: Warning message will be placed on the toy by the importer  

 

34
0770/07

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 2006101 telescopic pointer – Class IIIA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging has aluminium colour. Laser pointer has white LED light and telescopic pointer. Class IIIA.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3. These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

35
0771/07

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers - “Multifunctional seven-coloured light LED and laser pointer"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 2008101 – Class III

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging has aluminium colour. Laser pointer has blue and green LED light and five interchangeable plastic points.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3. These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

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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.

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