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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 38 (Published on: 28/09/2007)

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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: (*)

1
0956/07

Belgium

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Fuel tank for recreational boats

Brand: Brunswick

Name:

Type/number of model: S49, D66, S66 and C66

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The tanks are used in some of Quicksilver, Arvor and Ornvick boats. Tanks with a similar design and manufacturer were also used in Uttern branded boats.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because of leakages of fuel from fuel tanks. One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

2
0957/07

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable luminaire for children

Brand: GLOBO

Name:

Type/number of model: No 28117

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable luminaire for children with technical data: 230V, 50Hz, ІР20, it consists of: glass body with shape of a turtle, lamp holder Е14, switch with announced voltage 250V, 165 сm long double insulated supplying cable with section 2 х 0,75 mm²; non-rewirable plug, with technical data: 250V, 2,5А.

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the child appealing luminaire is not equipped with a transformer giving a SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage),

- the luminaire has not adequate mechanical strength,

- the luminaire does not bear some of the essential characteristics and is not provided with instructions for use.

The product does not comply with Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-1.

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

Hungary  

3
0958/07

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Carry-cot with rigid basket and rigid carrying handle

Brand: Bebe Confort – Quinny – Baby Relax – Team 9

Name:

Type/number of model: - Bébé Confort: Calypso Air (ref. 1502)

– Streety (ref. 1503, product sold separately or in a set)

- Quinny: Buzz (ref 6570)

- Baby Relax: Combi Trio BR 5 (carry-cot ref. 1578)

– Pack Safari (dormicoque + baby sx – carry-cot ref. 1578)

– Trio BR 4 (carry-cot ref. 1578)

- Team 9: dormicoque (ref. 1507).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The carry-cot is sold on its own or in a set (+ frame + folding support + group 0 cot, etc.). Date of manufacture (found on trace label on each carry-cot) between 1 March 2006 and 30 June 2007.

Country of origin: Portugal,
France


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- risk of the child falling out as a result of unintentional release of the carrying handle while the cot is being carried,

- the handle’s resistance to release is reduced if it has previously been forced.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

 

4
0959/07

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: Julie France

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass bottle with printed information and a label, application brush and plastic screw top, 15 ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP). This substance may not be used for the production or processing of cosmetics.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

5
0960/07

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: Collection 2000

Name:

Type/number of model: F17 01/1998

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass bottle with printed information and a label, application brush and plastic screw top, 14 ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP). This substance may not be used for the production or processing of cosmetics.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

6
0961/07

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - Nexxus BUTANOIL, Botanical Treatment Shampoo

Brand: Nexxus

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed in recipient 508810A; Printed on recipient 2528 3504; Ean code 605592125355

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Recipient of plastic, volume 150 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 150 μg/kg N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as human carcinogen and is on the list of banned substances. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

7
0962/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – gear box

Brand: FIAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Fiat Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns FIAT Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine cars, with chassis numbers from 1013691 to 1212895.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of a possible loss of control of the vehicle.

There may in some cases be some interference between the right bearing of the differential gear with the differential gear cap due to excess casting material on the differential gear cap, resulting in the possible breakage of the bearing. Such a case could result in the driver not being able to use the gear box, leading to possible loss of control of vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

8
0963/07

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - Nexxus Assure: Replenishing Nutrient Shampoo

Brand: Nexxus

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed in recipient 818710A, Printed on recipient 2045 3630, EAN code 605592110351

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Recipient of plastic, volume 150ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 86 µg/kg of N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as human carcinogen and is on the list of banned substances. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

9
0964/07

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child's bicycle

Brand: Strong Boy

Name:

Type/number of model: Strong Boy

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue and black child's bicycle with a saddle height of 435-635 mm and plastic baskets front and rear.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because of unsuitable brakes. The frame and other components (e.g. stabilisers) are also unsafe.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

10
0965/07

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Scooter - "SPEED LIMIT AUTOMATIC PLANT" kick scooter

Brand: SPEED LIMIT

Name:

Type/number of model: GENCOD 4716472032710; PICWIC CODE: 1517509; SUPPLIER REFERENCE: BZ1102 (BZ020)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding scooter with height-adjustable handlebar. Packaging: cardboard box with plastic handle.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries to the user given the risks of piercing or trapping.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products  

 

11
0966/07

Finland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candle lantern

Brand: Skyrup / Cafe

Name:

Type/number of model: Skyrup code: 1441-2, Tiimari article code no: 43207 EAN code: 7392633040304.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candles

Country of origin: Sweden


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Fire,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of fire and injures because the candle lantern's glass broke while testing.

(One incident where candle lantern broke while burning sending pieces of glass around, but no damages).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. Press release has been issued.  

 

12
0967/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: DVD player

Brand: Denver

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DVD-77742, EAN: 5 706751 007446

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Surround sound DVD player. Class 1 laser product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because of not sufficient insulation in the mains transformer between the primary winding (connected to the mains) and the secondary winding (connected to the accessible output terminals of the product).

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

13
0968/07

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: JINGPIN

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sandals, blue colour with decoration of the front part consisting of two leaves and lady bird, blue shed with silver decoration on the strap in the front part of the sandals and blue sole.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the attached decoration elements in the front part, lady bird and leaves, have sharp edges which may injure the child’s foot. This product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

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

 

14
0969/07

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - Nexxus Therappe: Luxury Moisturizing Shampoo

Brand: Nexxus

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed in recipient 518810A, Printed on recipient 2871 3616, EAN code 605592105357

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Recipient of plastic, volume 150ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 83 µg/kg of N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as human carcinogen and is on the list of banned substances. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

15
0970/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Motor car Grand Vitara DDiS

Brand: Suzuki Motor Corporation

Name:

Type/number of model: Type JT, EU type approval e4*2001/116*0091*02-04

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles concerned are built between 2005 and 2007 with the following vehicle identification numbers:

- JSAJTA44V00100031 to JSAJTA44V00251569, - JSAJTD44V00100054 to JSAJTD44V00252368.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire even when the engine is switched off because vibration and other stresses can damage the intercooler, causing a leak. This leads to irregular combustion, which in turn can cause the diesel particulate filter to overheat, as a result of which the vehicle can catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer  

 

16
0971/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: DVD player

Brand: Denver

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DVD-778K, EAN: 5 706751 007415

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Surround sound DVD player with karaoke and mpeg4. Class 1 laser product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because of not sufficient insulation in the mains transformer between the primary winding (connected to the mains) and the secondary winding (connected to the accessible output terminals of the product).

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

17
0972/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: DVD player

Brand: Denver

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DVD-778KM, EAN: 5 706751 007392

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Surround sound DVD player with karaoke and mpeg4. Class 1 laser product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because of not sufficient insulation in the mains transformer between the primary winding (connected to the mains) and the secondary winding (connected to the accessible output terminals of the product).

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

18
0973/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Starting cables

Brand: Car Commerce

Name:

Type/number of model: 400A, 2,5m, Art. 42143, code: 0538

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Starting cable for connecting positive poles of accumulator has a black colour. Starting cable for connecting negative poles of accumulator has red colour. On the product there is a mark of manufacturer, distributor, origin, type, art., number, code, name of the product both in Slovak and Polish language.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- at simulation of thermal overload of cable, allowed temperature during the starting impulse is 135 ºC. When testing, during the one starting impulse (max. 400A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached 357 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 400A, 30s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC,

- after tests have finished, the insulation got on fire and conductors burned down.

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

 

19
0974/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Rear suspension to motorcycles

Brand: YAMAHA

Name:

Type/number of model: Motorcycles, model MT 01. Model code and frame number (PREFIX No):

- 5YU1/5YU3/5YU4, RP121, (000301-011175),

- 5YU8/5YUB, RP181, (000301- 0001239),

- 5YU2/5YU5/5YU6, RP122, (000003-000438),

- 5YU7, RP14N, (000002-000201),

- 5YUD/5YUE, RP20N, (000003-000092).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns YAMAHA MT 01 motorcycles, produced from 2005 to 2007.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rear suspension on the motorcycles may collapse during riding due to the suspension arm breakage at its bearing mount area. The affected area is constantly under stress from the press-fitted bearing. When the affected area is exposed to corrosive agents such as snow melting agent, the affected area develop cracks to the point of breaking the bearing area.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

20
0975/07

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: Mutong

Name:

Type/number of model: Article N° 605

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sandals, silver shed and pink sole, with decoration of beads with size 2 mm and 4 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because it contains small elements which fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put small elements into mouth and choke.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

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

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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