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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 31 (Published on: 10/08/2007)

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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
0772/07

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles in the form of fruit

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 166583, Bar code: 166586001665

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candles in the form of different fruits: apples, oranges, lemons and peaches. They are packed in rigid transparent plastic boxes, each of which holds two candles. The label presents the following data: the importer's name, CE marking, reference, bar code and Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because it may mislead consumers since, given their shape, colour, appearance and size, consumers and particularly children may confuse them for food.

If a consumer were to try and eat one of these candles, he might choke or his digestive tract might become blocked.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

2
0773/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing

Product: Children's upper garment

Brand: SAIHUXIAO

Name:

Type/number of model: F 806

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush children’s upper garment with a hood and a butterfly pattern on the front. The hood includes drawstring and plastic toggle. Size: 2-3.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation due to the drawstring and plastic toggle provided with the hood of the children’s clothing.

The 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  

 

3
0774/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: BB "Sound Swing" swing seat

Brand: PARADISO SUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: 910, Supplier code: 55705, Bar code: 5 425000339106, Importer/distributor reference: SKN 117978

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue and yellow plastic seat with ropes for hanging. Sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the child’s head can easily become trapped.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8.

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

 

4
0775/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Helicopter

Brand: LI FENG

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 091

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White coloured plastic helicopter, adorned with red-blue stickers, operated with batteries. The product is packed in a red-blue paper box with the picture of the product on it and the indications: “MORE FUNNY GAME, HELICOPTER, HIGH SPEED” and a symbol, showing that the product is not suitable for children under 3 years old.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and cuts

The toy poses a serious risk of injuries and cuts because :

- the pin at the bottom part of the toy becomes uncovered, detaching the plastic ring, by forcing power less than 60N;

- small parts with sharp edges detached after the drop test;

- does not bear warning in Greek "WARNING: Not suitable for children under 3 year. In contains small particles that can be swallowed. ”.

The toys 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. A press release has been issued  

 

5
0776/07

Slovakia

Category: Children's equipment

Product: Pushchair – combined wheeled child conveyance

Brand: KAJTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Sprint

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The wheeled child conveyance is made as a combined one with a pram and a pushchair unit. It has four inflatable wheels equipped with braking devices. A handle is height adjustable and reversible. Instructions for use with warnings are attached to the product.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because it has openings where a child can entrap his fingers, hand or arm. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. Information to consumers by the supplier ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0777/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Soft cubes

Brand: SHELCORE Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 02202

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of six multicoloured blocks, made of soft plastic with printing of child motif, wrapped in carton box, on cover is stated: SHELCORE TOYS Infant Soft Blocks ™,+6M.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) , which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight.

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

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

 

7
0778/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable plastic boat "THE WET SET"

Brand: INTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: INTEX 58590

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s toy of boat shape made of multicolour plastic foil with coloured printing and with a predominant of blue, light blue and white colour.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight.

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

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

 

8
0779/07

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste

Brand: Toothpaste new 4 U

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch MF9, validation date 11/2007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue labelling - White characters - Content 85 ml

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The notified toothpaste poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 3.5% of diethylene glycol.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

9
0780/07

Belgium

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Permanent powder hair colour

Brand: BIGEN

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 59 Oriental Black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White-gold cartoon box containing a bottle with powder and a notice with instructions for use in English on one side and a language resembling Arabic on the other side.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product contains 13,7 g% of p-Phenylenediamine (PPD). The maximum authorised concentration in finished product, in oxidizing colouring agent for hair dyeing is 6%.

In addition, required warnings for the ingredient PPD are missing and the product does not have any warnings or explanation in the national languages (Dutch or French).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  

 

10
0781/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: ATV off-road four-wheel vehicle

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name:

Type/number of model: KSF450B8F

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VIN: from JKASF450BBB600001 to JKASF450BBB601619

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

A joint connecting the fuel pump with the tank may be faulty and may cause petrol leaks.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

11
0782/07

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste intended for children

Brand: MORNING BABY

Name:

Type/number of model: bar code 6928289700050, 120g

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardboard box, red and yellow, displaying the brand name (Morning Baby) and the English words "EXCEED STRONG; Firmly tooth tone clean lily, Increase." Toothpaste, 120g. Accompanied by a toothbrush which is marketed in combination with the toothpaste.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The product poses a risk of poisoning to children because it contains 6.4% of diethylene glycol (DEG).

This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

12
0783/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension cable

Brand: Geka

Name:

Type/number of model: Extension cable 20m

Batch number/Barcode: 8714522105656

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange extension cable in transparent packaging with blue label.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because the cable cross-section of 1.0 mm² does not comply with the standard (1.5 mm²) for a cable length of 20m.

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

Voluntary measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

13
0784/07

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles in the form of sweets

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: REF: 05555, 05556, 05557 and 05558 Bar code: 8431175055564, 8431175055571, 8431175055557 and 8431175055588

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These are candles in the form of various kinds of sweets. They are packed in rigid transparent plastic boxes, wrapped in a gift ribbon from which a label printed "chocolate" hangs. They also have an adhesive label which carries the details of the importer and the bar codes.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

Given their form, colour and size, these candles may lead consumers and young children in particular, to mistake them for foodstuffs. As candles, they are easy to bite, and a piece might be swallowed, which may entail a risk of choking and gastrointestinal upsets.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0785/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Lovely Beetle.

Brand: LEYUAN

Name:

Type/number of model: No 3618A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured plastic toy, in a shape of a cowslip, with green legs, yellow body and red wings, adorned with multicoloured round stickers. The product produces sounds and is packed in a multicoloured paper box, with a transparent window on the front side. On the package the following indications are written: “MULTIFUNCTIONAL LOVELY BEETLE, AGES 3 UP”.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts to children because during the drop test, small parts with sharp edges detached from the toy. In addition, there is no warning in Greek “Not suitable for children under 3 year. In contains small parts that can be swallowed”.

These products do 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  

 

15
0786/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – shift cable clip in Suzuki vehicles

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers car Suzuki Aerio/Liana (RH413/RH416/RH418/RH420/RH423)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles, equipped with 1.3 and 1.6 engines, produced from 1 January 2001 to 5 January 2006 (2002 to 2006 model year) at KOSAI factory in Japan. The chassis numbers of the affected vehicles are

from JSAERC11S00100525 to JSAERC11S00302344 (1.3 5D),

from JSAERC31S00103151 to JSAERC31S00308988 (1.6 5D),

from JSAERD31S00100418 to JSAERD31S00303670 (1.6 5D 4x4),

from JSAERA11S00100004 to JSAERA11S00200827 (1.3 4D) and

from JSAERA31S00100034 to JSAERA11S00300244 (1.6 4D).

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The affected vehicles are equipped with the gasoline engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Due to an improper shape of the shift cable clip that keeps the gearshift cable attached to the gearshift lever, the shift cable clip can contact the gearshift lever housing if excessive lateral force is applied when shifting to first gear. Repeated shifting in this manner can eventually cause the shift cable clip to break. If the shift cable clip breaks, the gearshift cable can become disconnected from gearshift control lever, resulting in loss of the ability to change transmission gears.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

16
0787/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Flute with a keyboard

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: QM-13A, EAN: 5908265278200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The flute (in a form of a clarinet) is made from a pink PVC. The keys are white and black. A removable mouth-piece is made from white PVC. The toy is packed in a carton box with pictures of the flute and the stave. The notices on the pack are in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking to children because the removable mouth-piece fits within the small parts cylinder. Children may put the mouth-piece into mouth and choke. According to the toys standard, removable mouth-piece of a toy actuated by mouth should not fit within 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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

17
0788/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body Clear Cream - Lightening Body Cream

Brand: Picos-ci

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch ref.: LOT: E01.250.0011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pot with text printed on and with beige-coloured, labelled screw-on lid

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.6% of hydroquinone.

It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

18
0789/07

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste intended for children – toothpaste with toothbrush

Brand: COOL MATE

Name:

Type/number of model: ref 071012, Barcode 8427472009553

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set comprising a toothbrush and a 120 g tube of toothpaste, displaying the brand name and some text in English.

Packed in a green cardboard box and plastic part, on which are displayed the brand name, the content and some phrases in English.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 2.9% of diethylene glycol (DEG). This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

19
0790/07

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Marble stone (yellow and green decorative stones)

Brand: Strecker GmbH

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 1454054

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Polyedric transparent plastic stones/decorative stones in yellow and light green; some have barb-like protuberances at the corners.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The shape, colour and shininess of the stones make them very similar in appearance to pieces of jelly or other jelly-like confectionary.

The sharp protuberances, some of which have a barb-like appearance, mean that children who confuse these decorative stones with food and put them in their mouth or swallow them run the risk of injury to their mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach or intestine.

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

 

20
0791/07

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Halogen lamp 50W

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: 11848; Bar code: 8431487118483

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 50W halogen lamp. The packaging is a blister bearing the words “Novedades Leiva, S.L. JCDR FIXTURE” and the bar code.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no means of securing the mains cable;

- the distance between live and accessible parts of the luminaire was measured at 2.0mm (distance required by the standard - 6.5mm).

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN-60598.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

21
0792/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin Light milk

Brand: Rodis

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch ref.: LSL E3 NF; EXP 09/2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with printed text and red screw cap, shrink-wrapped in clear plastic film bearing the words "Rodis Original" in red. Contents: a white viscous mass smelling strongly of sulphite.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.7 % of hydroquinone.

It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

22
0793/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Various Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted plastic toys

Brand: Fisher – Price (owned by Mattel Inc)

Name:

Type/number of model: Various

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted plastic toys in card board box

all

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Poisoning

These toys pose a risk of poisoning to children due to excessive amounts of lead in paint.

These toys do 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 by the producer  

 

23
0794/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toning Body Lotion – Clair Liss

Brand: SIVOP

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch ref.: LOT: E01.250.0011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, labelled plastic bottle with purple screw top, containing a white viscous lotion with pearlescent effect and smelling of sulphite.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 % of hydroquinone.

It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

24
0795/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin Light cream

Brand: Rodis

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch ref: CSL D 15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pot with printed text and red screw-top, shrink-wrapped in clear plastic film bearing the words "Rodis Securite" in red; pale yellow creamy mass smelling strongly of sulphite.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 % of hydroquinone.

It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

25
0796/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Eye balm, 30 ml

Brand: I&M Naturkosmetik

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4 037904 221107

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cream jar, labelled, in opaque white plastic.

Country of origin: Germany


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Bacteriological

This product poses bacteriological risks to consumers because Staphylococcus Aureus was found in 0.5 g of the product. Bacteria of the type Staphylococcus Aureus are germs which are potentially pathogenic and can cause for example, conjunctivitis. They may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the eyes, e.g. by hands which are infected following application of this cream.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

 

26
0797/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin light, Super Lightening Body Lotion.

Brand: Rodis

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch ref.: LCBSL E 23

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with label and dark brown screw-top; beige-coloured lotion with pearlescent effect and smelling of cocoa butter.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5% of hydroquinone.

It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

27
0798/07

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: White decorative stones

Brand: Kik und Non-Food

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 61656009161000000100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent, colourless, irregularly shaped polyhedrons, most with air bubbles, some with very pointed corners and sharp edges.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

These products pose a risk of choking and injuries to consumers and in particular children.

Depending on shape and colour, the product has the appearance of ice, rock candy or sweets.

Children, who may confuse these decorative stones with food and put them in their mouth or swallow them run the risk of injury to their mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach or intestine.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the market  

 

28
0799/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Bib – two pieces

Brand: Akuku

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set of 2 pieces of bibs made of white textile material: terry with printing, trimmed with coloured edge lined with PVC foil. One bib with light blue edge and with brown-blue printings in bear shape. The other bib has beige edge and printings in giraffe shape.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

According to the test results a plastic bib contains 12 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

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

 

29
0800/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Finger puppet "Devil"

Brand: Punch and Judy show, TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4013594 293822

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two identical packages – Punch and Judy puppet, type “Devil”; approx. 30 cm high and 16 cm wide, head made of painted wood, jacket made of textile material, outer part red, under-shirt dark brown; three-pronged wooden fork, painted grey, attached to the neck with a rubber band.

Country of origin: China


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Carcinogenic

The textile parts of the puppet have been treated intensively with azo dyes, which are carcinogenic.

Azo dyes were confirmed in the red textile by identifying 2,4 toluylendiamine. The rates of release were 330 and 860 mg/kg, many times more than the limit value of 30 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

30
0801/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Remote-controlled socket (set consisting of remote-controlled socket and remote-control device)

Brand: Kangtai

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No 6899 (1+1)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Input voltage, output: 230 V AC 50/60 Hz, 3 600 W, CE mark: present, GS mark: present, ETS (on packaging)

Country of origin: China


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Fire

This product poses a risk of fire because:

- when a test current of 20 amperes was connected to a sample for the load test, there was an increase in temperature of more then 62 K. A short-circuit occurred on the printed-circuit board;

- there is no indication of rated current.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the R&TTE Directive.

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

 

31
0802/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Remote-controlled light dimmer, remote-controlled socket

Brand: Kangtai

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No 6899 B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The test piece is a remote-controlled light dimmer set, consisting of a remote-controlled light dimmer and a remote-control device. Input voltage, output: 230 V AC 50/60 Hz, 300 W CE mark: present GS mark: present, ETS (on packaging).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- all four remote-controlled dimmers measured had, as supplied, an excessively wide gap between the earth contacts (between 29.4 mm and 30.7 mm). If this gap is too wide, a safe contact between connected appliances and the protective conductor is not ensured;

- there is no indication of rated current.

This product poses a risk of fire because when a test current of 20 amperes was connected to a product for the load test, there was an increase in temperature of more then 56°K. A short-circuit occurred on the printed-circuit board.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the R&TTE Directive.

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

 

32
0803/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Alex Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: No: 7030092, EAN 8 712296 056037

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with strawberry blonde hair; approximate height: 27 cm; soft plastic head; body made of a different type of plastic; lightly dressed and made up; with pink shoes.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a serious risk of chemical risk because the doll's head contains 32.1% by weight of DEHP. The permissible maximum limit is 0.1% by weight.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the retailer  

 

33
0804/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Bib - PVC Feeding Bib G mini

Brand: Gmini

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8591942058423; Batch code: 12005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Feeding bib for babies made of plastic printed foil (PVC-polyvinylchloride) with a pocket, trimmed by light blue textile edge.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

According to the test results a plastic bib contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

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

 

34
0805/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic toys - Collection for the smallest, Benniny, WIKY

Brand: Benniny

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8590331198863, Batch code: 119886

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of three yellow ducks with orange bills having different sizes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

According to the test results plastic parts of a toy contain 0.12% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.28%.of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.

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

 

35
0806/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Baby Change Mat - changing mat with a bear

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 10002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Changing mat made of light yellow foil with bear printings of different colours.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

According to the test results, plastic foil contains 2.9% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 10.9% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and 13.1% by weight of di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.

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

 

36
0807/07

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Table lamp

Brand: VIDAL

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 0250782

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lamp has a structure of black metal, sides made of plastic material decorated with “ethnic” motifs, and is finished off with a brown cord. Text is printed on and die-cut into the flex, plug and switch. The packaging is a blue and yellow cardboard box bearing the following text: "Vidal, table lamp with bulb (19749), ref 0250782. CE".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product represents a serious risk of electric shock given that the sharp edges over which the flex passes may abrade the insulating sheath of the flex, and that the luminaire is not fitted with a sleeve made of resistant and insulating material. Furthermore, the safety instructions that would ensure safe use are absent.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

37
0808/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Baby Change Mat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5903407094311, No. cat. 9/431

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby change mat; dimensions: 76 x 58,5 cm; made from white foil with printing, with combination of yellow, red and green colour. Warning includes: "Do not insert in mouth, longer contact may release phthalates harmful to child’s health".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

According to the test results, plastic parts contain 14.8% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2

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

 

38
0809/07

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste

Brand: (in Chinese)

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 6934632780235

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange and white tube with writing on it in Chinese. The packaging consists of an orange cardboard box with writing on it in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The notified toothpaste poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 8.4% of diethylene glycol (DEG).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

39
0810/07

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpastes

Brand: Amalfi

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Amalfi-Dent Classic 2. Amalfi-Dent Herbal

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. The “Classic” toothpaste comes in a white tube with red strips bearing the brand name and is accompanied by a toothbrush.

2. The “Herbal” toothpaste comes in a white tube with a green strip bearing the product name and brand name and is accompanied by a toothbrush.

The packaging is cardboard with a transparent section showing the toothbrush.

The same colours are used for the packaging as for the toothpaste tubes and the product name, brand name and quantity (100 ml) are written on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning

The notified toothpastes poses a risk of poisoning because the Amalfi-Dent Classic contains 3.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG) and the Amalfi-Dent Herbal contains 2.9% of DEG.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

40
0811/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Water book - "SEA FRIENDS SHELCORE TOYS"

Brand: SHELCORE Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 042299732071 (EAN), article no.: 73207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic book in coloured fish shape. According to the description the product is intended for use in water.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

According to the test results plastic parts of a toy contains di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) 48.1 % by weight and 11.6 % by weight in the material of clip. Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.

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

 

41
0812/07

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic toys - Collection for the smallest, Benniny, WIKY

Brand: Benniny

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8590331198870, Batch code: 119887.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of toys consisting of five fish having different colours (green, red and yellow) and different sizes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

According to the test results, plastic parts of a toy contain 0.03-0.67% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed max. limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.

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

 

42
0813/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles

Product: Changing unit NUVOLA

Brand: Cam

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. C 610

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This unit is on a plastic stand.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

According to the test results, plastic foil contains 25.7% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.

Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.

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

 

43
0814/07

The Netherlands

Category: Vehicles

Product: Mountain bicycles

Brand: Cannondale

Name:

Type/number of model: Cannondale Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products are mountain bicycles with certain models of Lefty suspension forks. Note that these forks are proprietary Cannondale products with unique dimensions. Unlike many suspension forks these cannot be fitted to other brands of bicycles.

Lefty Speed Carbon SL:

- 2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica - 2007 Scalpel 1 - 2007 Scalpel Team Replica

- 2007 Rush Carbon 1 - 2007 Rush Carbon Team - 2007 Aftermarket, replacement Lefty

Speed Carbon SL forks

Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm):

- 2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets – CPSC press release #07-206) - 2007 Rush 3

- 2007 Rush 4

- 2007 Rush 5 - 2007 Caffeine 29’er - 2007 Scalpel 2

- 2007 Scalpel 3 - 2007 Caffeine 1 - 2007 Caffeine 2 - 2007 Rush Feminine 1 - 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2 - 2008 Rush Carbon 3.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

The notified product poses a serious risk of injuries due to a possible failure of a fork.

Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken collarbone, broken ribs and bruises. All accidents were reported in the US. So far, no accidents reported in Europe.

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

 

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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


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Disclaimer - EN

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