Report 36 (Published on: 14/09/2007)

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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:

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Accessories to dolls and locomotive

Brand: Mattel Inc., Fisher–Price

Name:

Type/number of model: H5705 – Geotrax Red Locomotive,
J9485 – Barbie Dream Puppy House,
J9486 – Barbie Dream Kitty Condo,
K8606 – Barbie Table and Chairs Kitchen Play set,
K8607 – Barbie Bathtub and Toilet Play set,
K8608 – Barbie Living Room Play set,
K8609 – Barbie Desk and Chair Bedroom Play set,
K8613 – Barbie Living Room Play set,
L6940 – Barbie Kitchen Furniture Play set (product assortment which includes K8606),
L1207 – Barbie Ultimate Furniture Gift set (product assortment which includes K8613)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toys inside cardboard box

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Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Health risk / other

The products pose a risk of long term adverse health effects due to excessive amount of lead in paint. These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

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

 

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink – Atom Colour Sonic Green, Hot Yellow and Blaze Orange

Brand: Atom colour

Name:

Type/number of model: - Sonic Green: 31073, - Hot Yellow: 31073, - Blaze Orange: 30607.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic transparent bottle with a white plastic lid. Containing approximately 100 ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The products pose a serious chemical risk because the azo-dyes contained in the products may cleave into carcinogenic aromatic amines:

Sonic Green: 1130 mg/kg o-anisidine, Hot yellow: 374 mg/kg o-anisidine, Blaze orange: 277 mg/kg o-anisidine and 344 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine.

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

 

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable luminaire with a clock

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: № 7856А

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable luminaire with a clock, lamp holder Е14, with lamp 200V 10W, plastic hemisphere with six golden bands, cardboard packaging with colored picture on the luminaire with inscription Reading Lamp, Art. CLOCK.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the live parts are accessible,

- the essential characteristics on the luminaire are missing,

- there is a lack of accompanied instruction for use.

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

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

 

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Timer – spare parts for household (electrical) appliances

Brand: Elbi

Name:

Type/number of model: 52X2849 (Brandt Customer Services order reference) or 350 200 30 (Elbi reference)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Italy


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to the degradation of the electrical contacts of the timer. When the washing machine is in the spin drying cycle, the timer may overheat and subsequently cause fire to the washing machine.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer. Press release has been issued.  

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles – BMW Motorcycle Dakar

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: models F650GS and F650GS Dakar E650G; EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles were manufactured between 10 January and 6 March 2007.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The handlebars might come loose from their correct position while the motorcycle is being manhandled or ridden so that there is a risk of falling.

The upper yokes and both handlebar retaining clamps of the vehicles in question are being replaced.

One accident involving material damage or personal injury has been reported worldwide.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Three-way electrical adaptor

Brand: SOLID

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 4RW-2-1 (on the label); P90 (on the product), EAN: 5907736500017

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is marked with CE, SOLID, Pmax2500W, 250V, P90 for 2,5A+2x10

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the insulated material did not withstand the glow wire test,

- the perimeter of impression in the insulated material was greater than 2,5 mm.

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

 

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste.

Brand: Dr. Cool whitening

Name: Toothpaste

Type/number of model: EAN 8588001584078, date of production 15 February 2007, date of expiration 15 February 2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 120 g tube of the toothpaste is of white-blue-red colours, the cardboard box is white-blue-red, too.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of 2,9% diethylene glycol in the toothpaste as indicated on the package of the toothpaste.

The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and consumers with renal and liver disorders.

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

 

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle – Educable toy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No 36, barcode 5904097000088

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy in the shape of a house. The roof has holes in different forms and there are 12 different fitting plastic pieces.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking,
Suffocation

This toy poses a risk of:

- choking because of small removable elements, which fit into the small parts cylinder,

- suffocation because the accompanied thin flexible plastic film bag can lead to suffocation.

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  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain – 100 Musical lights

Brand: VALUE

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain contains 100 replaceable miniature incandescent lamps. The 2x50 series connected lamps are connected to the sound generating unit, where a volume control can be found. Main parts of the product: mains plug with inscription: 2,5A/250V CE B; electronics in the sound generating unit with inscription: Y213. Technical specification: 220-240V; Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses risk of electric shock and fire because:

- there is no cord anchorage protecting against pulling and twisting,

- the insulation applied between live and accessible parts is not sufficient,

- flashover occurred during the electric strength test.

This 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  

 

10
0923/07

Denmark

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Tent – Open Air

Brand: Woodstock

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No: 4721900, Bar code: 5703384000189

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pop-up tent for two persons

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it lacks permanent air holes. When two persons are in the tent there is not enough oxygen which can cause suffocation. At the same time there is an increased concentration of carbon dioxide.

One accident reported: a person after few hours in the tent had breathing problems.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

11
0924/07

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Personal Water Crafts – fuel hose clamp

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Personal Water Crafts (PWC), model JT1500-B7F, Ultra 250x, with serial numbers from KAW39001*707 to KAW39791*707.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Kawasaki Personal Water Crafts (PWC)

Country of origin: Japan


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Fire,
Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of fire because the fuel hose clamp may not have been properly connected to the fuel injection system fuel rail. This can result in the fuel leakage from the hose to fuel rail or for the hose to separate from the mounting pipe, resulting in the risk of fire or explosion.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

12
0925/07

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair – wheeled child conveyance

Brand: BeBetto Joker

Name:

Type/number of model: Joker model L0079

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The conveyance is multi purpose type and it is intended for transport of one child.

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.

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

 

13
0926/07

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric warmer

Brand: "BRZ"

Name:

Type/number of model: GEMR-2-60

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Warmer is packed in cardboard box

Country of origin: Belarus


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Electric shock

The product poses risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wires with a basic insulation are accessible,

- at test the operation power is 52 W, which exceeds the permissible limit of 42W,

- there is incomplete marking of flexible parts,

- the instructions for use are missing.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

14
0927/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy balls

Brand: SAFETY TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: In one package there are six pieces of toys. On the paper label there is marking "Safety toys, made in China, for children age 0-3, Shuhuawanjuchang“. On the product there is also the sticker saying that the toy is designated for dog (in this way the product has been declared in acquiring documents), then there was distributor and origin on the sticker. Toys whistle.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.83% per weight of DEHP phthalate, which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight. These chemicals are added to PVC to make it softer and are very dangerous getting to the organism through skin or digestive tract.

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

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

 

15
0928/07

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste

Brand: TERPAN

Name:

Type/number of model:

- fluoride toothpaste, 47 ml,

- fluoride toothpaste, 75 ml,

- strawberry-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml,

- bubble-gum-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toothpaste in tubes

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains between 6.3% and 7.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG). Diethylene glycol is toxic if ingested, especially for young children.

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

 

16
0929/07

Lithuania

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair - “Agnieška - 1“

Brand: KLUPŚ® MEBLE DZIECIĘCE

Name:

Type/number of model: High chair “Agnieška - 1“, Gat. I A-B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: High chair with soft seat and backrest, there is a tablemat and a crotch belt. The high chair consists of a table and a chair; the table turns 90º angle and chair puts on.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to incorrect construction and openings in the access zone, where the fingers or other parts of a child could be entrapped. The product contains the following non-compliances:

- the pin with cross-section 7 mm goes into a hole between backrest and hind leg further on 10mm, (further then 10mm shall no to climb),

- the assemblage of the high chair uses screw-bolts (screw-bolts can not be used for the assemblage of singly projected parts, when highchair is demountable for transportation or storage),

- moving the high chair emerges the openings between crossbar of legs and supporting bar (possibility of injury),

- the instructions for safety use in Lithuanian are missing.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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