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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 39 (Published on: 05/10/2007)

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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
0976/07

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle – Funny 12"

Brand: Funny

Name:

Type/number of model: Funny 12"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for young children with 12” wheels, a yellow frame and an orange saddle. Information on the frame: Funny, child collection, magic, buble, www.dema.sk and STN ISO 8098. Notices on the wheel: Rubena, 47-203, TO 35PSI-250kPa.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the handlebar grips have insufficiently extended and guarded ends (child's hands may slip from the handlebars),

- it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

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

 

2
0977/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Aquarium light

Brand: BOYU

Name:

Type/number of model: PL-35-01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a black aluminium cover with plastic specular surface inside. A plexi front plate can be slipped into the rails on the cover.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- there is no protection against ingress of water,

- the earthing of the product is defective,

- the construction of the switch is not appropriate.

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.  

 

3
0978/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fluorescent table luminaire

Brand: Lumine

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 99-6000106, EAN: 7 393640 600017

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is silver and black.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the touch switch.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0979/07

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Children's wooden crib "Laura"

Brand: DREWEX® kolorino

Name:

Type/number of model: “Laura“, bar code 5906609097104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's wooden crib/cot “Laura“, deferent sides is made from softwood. Crib/Cot is packed in card box.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- the bars of the crib can break, allowing the baby to pass a part of its body through it and thus placing it at risk of becoming trapped;

- there are no instructions for use in Lithuanian.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.

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

 

5
0980/07

France

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Self-inflating life rafts

Brand: BFA MARINE

Name:

Type/number of model: Models: BFA, Baltic, Atlantic, Pacific and XM/BFA OFFSHORE

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Self-inflating life rafts manufactured between 1997 and 2002 (serial numbers 10001 – 50180) and between 2002 and April 2007 (serial numbers starting with the prefix XDC).

Country of origin: Hungary


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Drowning

The product poses a serious risk of drowning because the life raft may not inflate when used, owing to a fault:

- in the two valves on each of the two compartments,

- on the Y-shaped plastic inflating connection.

It seemed that the valve fault originated from assembly in a factory using lubricants which allowed tightening beyond the force recommended by the supplier. When over tightened, the overpressure valves can crack, or even break, after a period of time which is difficult to estimate, but which may apparently be shortened as a function of storage temperature. Concerning the Y-connection, a Y-shaped plastic inflation connection is fitted to a small number of life rafts manufactured. The presence of traces of lubricant detected by analysis suggests that the cause of the faults on the Y-connection is the same as in the case of the valves.

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

 

6
0981/07

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Jog suit for children

Brand: X-FACT

Name:

Type/number of model: SU 97-55 ALIN, bar code: 2000000675480

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light and dark blue jog suit with a hood, drawstring and plastic toggles on the ends of the drawstring. Size: 128.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Suffocation

This product poses a serious risk of injuries and suffocation by strangulation due to the presence of drawstring and plastic toggles provided with the hood and applied in the trousers. The use of toggles and drawstrings in the hood on garments for young children is not allowed.

This 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.  

 

7
0982/07

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Scooter, model “Speed Limit Girl”

Brand: GO SPORT

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 81540, bar code: 2 060499 395801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding scooter for children. The GO SPORT “Speed Limit” scooter also exists in a boy’s version with the same reference number. As the only difference compared with the girl’s version seems to be the colour of the handlebar grips, it is probably affected by the same problems.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

8
0983/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – VW Caddy

Brand: VW - Volkswagen AG

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type 2K, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0252. Vehicle identification numbers: WV1***2K*7X024877 to 029277 and WV2***2K*7X000061 to 031164.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured from 24 July 2006 to 31 August 2006.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because owing to defective heat treatment of the spring U-bolts, which attach the rear axle to the leaf spring, the spring U-bolts of Caddy vehicles may break. In the most severe cases, this could lead to loss of control of the rear axle.

13 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary correctives actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

9
0984/07

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: TV wall support

Brand: Vogel’s Original

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code 8501500/TVB 150 Black, 110255

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: TV support, which is design to be installed on the wall. The product is made of silver coloured metal and plastic. There are 4 screws, pins and nuts. The package of a product is made of cardboard. On the package there are pictures of the way of installation of the product on the wall, and following information: “TV wall support”, “Vogel’s Original”, “TVB 150”, “48-55 cm/19-22”, “max 30 kg/66 lbs”.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because, due to lack of clear information about the necessary parameters of the wall on which the product can be installed, the TV wall support with objects which are placed on it can fall down and badly hurt the user and damage his property.

One accident reported.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
0985/07

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for dolls

Brand: Funny Baby Barrow

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 53002B, EAN: 5907479407963.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pushchair for dolls made of plastic pipes

(diameters 13 mm) connected by rivets. The seat is made of fibbers’ material (width 20 cm). On both sides of a pram and in the back of it there are safety blockades. The packaging of a toy is a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard multicoloured tag, which contains the following information: CE mark, 5907479407963.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:

- sharp edges are within the reach of a child,

- the blockades and whole toy broke under the weight of 50 kg,

- the plastic bag is made of thicker material than allowed,

- lack of information concerning the necessity of checking the toy by an adult before the child starts playing with it.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
0986/07

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Travel cot

Brand: Bambino world

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number H0624

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby mobile travel cot in bulky (large) brown cardboard box with pictorial description of an animated baby hold holding a teddy bear with 3 stars on each side of the baby’s head. Following written information on box: "Item number: H0624, Description: Travel Cot. IZ N0-SUD, STRABE 2 M7 A02355 WIENER NEUDORF AUSTRIA".

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because :

- dimensions of the changing pad are too small,

- there is no locking mechanism,

- inconsistent depth of the seam of the bassinette.

One accident has been reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 716, EN 1130 and EN 12221.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions and information to consumers by the producer and distributor.  

 

13
0988/07

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Baby rattle set

Brand: Happy Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 0608S (06085), bar code: 013253060806

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A rattle set consisting of 5 rattles namely roller, telephone, trumpet, baby duck and key packed in a carton box having a window with transparent film.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the transparent plastic part of the telephone shape rattle was fissured during impact test due to low mechanical endurance and could release the small parts which are in the rattle. These small pieces fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. The toy which is obviously designated for children under 3 years old poses a serious risk of choking and suffocation.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

14
0989/07

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull along toy - “Zwierzęta do ciągania 26/28” (A pull along toy – animals 26/28)

Brand: HangeLei Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 028 AB, EAN 5906722006403

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy in the shape of a snail containing 4 wheels, a long cord ended with a small plastic handle and a plastic transparent ball with small elements which rattle when shaken. All parts of the toy are made of plastic and have different colors: body – yellow, wheels – red, head – green. This toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a perimeter of 640 mm, which is closed with a folded cardboard. The folded cardboard contains drawings of two toys and the following inscriptions: “028”, “HangeLei Toys”, “Made in China”, a pictogram concerning the age restriction (1.5 +) and “CE”. A label attached to the folded cardboard contains inscriptions “Toy complies with the standard EN-71”, “Made in China”, “Warning! Risk of choking – small parts This product is not intended for children below 3 years. Warning - The packaging, which is made of plastic, is not a toy – do not make it available to children for playing. Please keep for future reference. Playing only under the supervision of adults.” "CE" and a pictogram concerning the age restriction.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

This toy poses a serious risk of :

- choking, because small parts (snail’s horn) can be easily detached and they fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. Children may put these parts into their mouth and choke,

- suffocation, because the free length of the cord (775 mm) exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 220 mm when stretched by a force of (25 ± 2) N. Cords which are too long can be wound around the neck and constitute a strangulation hazard.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
0990/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light – Led Economic night light

Brand: KEHEIDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting equipment is made of plastic, has shape of butterfly and has not got a cable. After plugging in the front side is illuminated by 3 coloured diodes. On the part which goes to the wall socket there is the notice: KEHEIDA and data: 220V- 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 0,3W. The wrapping is the cardboard label on which there is pressed plastic shaped transparent cover. On the package there is name of product, origin, trademark of manufacturer and instructions in English language.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because it is made of material which is not resistant toward heat and fire as required for this type of lighting equipment.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers by the distributor. Press release has been issued.  

 

16
0991/07

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp – indoor glass lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Importer: V 733, Exporter: ATL101-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Art deco style glass lamp. The lamp has two light bulbs: one for illuminating the shade and the other for illuminating the base. Packaging: neutral cardboard box. Marking: GLASS LAMP V733 – L.E.C. (Lesne et Cie).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the electrical connections are not effectively protected against twisting/contortion during replacement of the lamps,

- the lampholder E27 is not effectively protected against loosening. The live parts become accessible when the movable parts of the lampholder are removed.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

17
0992/07

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children shoes - Caterpillar®

Brand: WOLVERINE

Name:

Type/number of model: Children’s Caterpillar® styles Equate, Kudos and Sheltered. Only shoes carrying one of the following stock numbers are affected:

- Equate: 200756, 200757 and 200758,

- Kudos: 200735, 200736, 200737, 200777 and 200778,

- Sheltered: 200912, 200913 and 200914.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Only children’s US shoe sizes 7-12 are affected by the potential safety issue (equivalent European sizes 23 – 29).The affected models of shoes come in a range of colours. A label carrying the stock number can be found on the inside tongue of the shoes. Notices to consumers will incorporate the photographs and instruct them to check the brand and the stock number to see if they have an affected product.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of suffocation because the black plastic tab at the end of the shoe laces comes unstuck from the laces when pulled and, in exceptional circumstances, could present a choking risk to very young children.

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

 

18
0993/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Spinning top

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: m238 (on the invoice)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Spinning top sold without packaging or in a bag bearing only the price. The top measures around 14 cm in width and 16 cm in height. It has white, sky blue, yellow and red stripes and an orange plastic handle.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

This toy poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached easily and fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the product by the supplier.  

 

19
0994/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Fluorescent light

Brand: LUCERNA

Name:

Type/number of model: TL 3020/18W

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product was sold in cardboard box on which there was: "fluorescent light LUCERNA TL 3020 18W, 230V/50 Hz, type of pentad G13 and CE mark". The product was labelled by typal label on which there was: "LUCERNA, model: TL 3020/18W, 230V/50 Hz, G13:IP20 and CE mark".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- deformation of die-casting occurred at temperature 125 ºC, - pellet impress diameter is 7,3 mm whereas the limit is 2 mm,

- after testing with acicular flame, the material of product has ignited,

- after testing with burning loop at temperature 850 ºC the material immediately set on fire without any chance of fire to get extinguished spontaneously. The material kept on burning after loop has been pushed aside. The material also failed after testing at temperature 750 ºC.

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

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

 

20
0995/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Fluorescent light

Brand: GLOBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 4235 EE (on typal label)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product was sold in cardboard box on which there was: "Electronic Wandlampe GLOBO T5 21W and CE mark". The product was labeled by typal label on which there was: "GLOBO Art. 4235EE, max. 21W, T5, 230V, 20/04 and CE mark". Directly on the light there are 2 plugs without marking.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- after testing with pellet at temperature 125 ºC, deformation of die-casting occurred,

- pellet impress diameter is 7,3 mm (pellet impress diameter is not allowed to be more than 2 mm),

- after testing with acicular flame, the material of product ignited,

- after testing with burning loop at temperature 850 ºC, the material immediately set on fire without any change of fire to get extinguished spontaneously. The material kept on burning after loop has been pushed aside.

The material also failed after testing at temperature 750 ºC.

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

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

 

21
0996/07

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Lime scale remover spray – Nix Banyo

Brand: Levent

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Limescale remover spray, for the bathroom and kitchen. Flat white plastic bottle with a white plastic pump top. The nozzle, locking ring and pump lever are made of dark blue.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of nonylphenol ethoxylates. This substance should not exceed the maximum allowed limit of 0.1%.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
0997/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Multiple cord extension set

Brand: LUCERNA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: FX 4-7m, art. nr: WX-2003X74Fi, EAN: 8590849470000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in transparent plastic bag enclosed by paper label on which there are the name of the product in more foreign languages, trademark „LUCERNA“, model, art. no., EAN code, CE mark and data on distributor and manufacturer. On the typal label there are data: 10-16V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE mark, trademark „LUCERNA“and warning - „do not intervene in a connection!“ Data on cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,00mm2.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- isolating material is not resistance towards excessive heat, fire and crawling currents,

- flexible cable can not be disjointed from attachment without getting permanently useless (during testing flexible cable shall be able to be disjointed),

- flexible cable has insufficient diameter (0.69 mm2). When testing with burning wire the flame has occurred. The flame lasted longer than 30 s after the burning wire has been removed;

and a risk of electric shock because:

- under specific circumstances the isolation of the product can be damaged. Material which the product is made of has insufficient isolating attributes,

- dimensions of the plug is incorrect,

- marking is incorrect.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor.Press release has been issued.  

 

23
0998/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Water pump impeller in DUCATI motorcycles

Brand: DUCATI

Name:

Type/number of model: DUCATI motorcycles, models Monster S4 RS and ST3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects DUCATI models Monster S4 RS and ST3 motorcycles within frame no. range:

- ST3 from frame serial number ZDMS302AA7B006600 to ZDMS302AA7B006640 (Europe model)

- Monster S4 R and RS from frame serial number ZDM1RB5T77B106330 to ZDM1RB5TX7B106516 (USA version), from ZDMM417AA7B106006 to ZDMM417AA7B106675 (Europe version) and from ZDMM418AA7B106009 to ZDMM418AA7B106021 (France version).

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because the water pump impeller does not turn as a new impeller, with a wrong shaft – which is shorter than the nominal one, and does not engage on the timing lay shaft – was installed. Due to this reason, the cooling system does not work properly (Coolant temperature easily exceeds the max. allowed value of > 120° C, even if electric fans correctly switch on), with a consequent damage of some engine parts (piston seizure, for example). That may allow the engine to stall, causing a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

24
0999/07

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbikes

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: GA-625; 49,0 cm³

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diameters of the product: length 950 mm, width 500 mm, height 565 mm

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the chain guard is insufficient and therefore there is a danger that the rider or her/his clothes will come into contact with the chain,

- the construction of a seat caused lack of stability of a rider. In addition insufficient safety instructions and warnings.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

25
1000/07

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Brush cutter

Brand: IKRA

Name:

Type/number of model: IKRA BT2640

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Petrol brush cutter

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Injuries

This product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:

- a possible fault in the control system can cause the product to accelerate out of the user’s control,

- if the operator release the control device and unintentionally catch the cable, can cause that the engine to run at high speed,

- the connecting cords are not protected, and if they are disconnected the earth circuit will remain open, which prevent the machine from being switched off.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and the relevant European standard EN ISO 11806.

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

 

26
1001/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy drum – Tesco My First Drum

Brand: TESCO

Name:

Type/number of model: All batch codes

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy drum with cymbals - for ages 18 months +.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking because the yellow plastic pin that holds the cymbals in place at the top of round yellow disc can break off when hit. Children may put the plastic pin 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 withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

27
1002/07

The Netherlands

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp – Disney Princess

Brand: Spearmark International Ltd

Name:

Type/number of model: type 6543, Dream castle lamp kool lite, bar code 5021703065436.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because, when the flexible mains supply cord is put under mechanical strain, the cord anchorage does not sufficiently relief the conductors from strain where they are connected to the terminals in the luminaire. Due to mechanical strain the live conductors could come loose.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
1003/07

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Cord extension set - extending moving supply

Brand: LUCERNA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: FX 3-10m, art. N°: OY-2191x10 4FA, EAN: 8590849370003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in transparent plastic bag enclosed by paper label on which there is the name of the product in more foreign languages, trademark "LUCERNA", model, art. no., EAN code, CE mark and data on distributors and manufacturer. On the typal label there are data: "10-16V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE mark, trademark LUCERNA" and warning – "do not intervene in a connection!" Data on cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,00mm2.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock and fire because :

- during the testing moving cable has detached and conductors got cut off (electrical connections of non-dismantled attachments must not be cut off),

- flexible cable has insufficient diameter (0.86 mm²),

- when testing with burning wire a flame occurred. The flame lasted longer than 30 s after the burning wire has been removed, - material which the product is made of has insufficient isolating attributes. Under specific circumstances the isolation of the product can be damaged.

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

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

 

29
1004/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Growing Pet Dinosaur Egg and Growing Pet Snake Egg

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° in invoice FT-1545 (Dinosaur) and Item n° in invoice FT-1592 (Snake).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink egg in a plastic package, growing/expanding pet inside the egg.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts (unswollen pet fits in small parts cylinder 8.2). In the test of expanding materials (8.14) the pet expands over 50 % in every dimension (dinosaur: 90 – 160 %, snake: 160 - 180 %). Test performed by Finnish Customs Laboratory.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

30
1005/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable ring - Whale and Dolphin Swim Rings

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: 8734, #36027, EAN: 8595046387342

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a shape of dolphin of blue-white colour with black print. The inflatable valve is on the tail. On the product there are warnings in English language, CE mark and trademark – Bestway. The rings are 76 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the whale contains 28.9 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The blue plastic wrap contains 0.287 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 17.9 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP).

Phthalates are not allowed to be used as a substance or material in toys and products used for child care in concentration more than 0.1 %.

This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN-71.

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

 

31
1006/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable air bed with cross section SUMMER WITH HEDGEHOG

Brand: WIKY

Name:

Type/number of model: 170300, item: 87506, EAN: 8590331703005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in plastic transparent bag on which there are: item, origin and information in 2 foreign languages including the using of plastic package. The product is in package together with cardboard paper on which there are 3 coloured product variations, name of the product, proportions, data on distributor, warnings and information. In the package there is also the leaflet "Kiddy Mattress" with warnings and information in 11 foreign languages. On this leaflet there is pictogram – suitable for children up to the age of three and CE mark. On the product itself there is the warning that this is a sport equipment not toy.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk the valve contains 7.70 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP), green plastic wrap with the print contains 14.6 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP) and yellow plastic wrap contains 16.6 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP). Phthalates are not allowed to be used as a substance or material in toys and products used for child care in concentration more than 0.1 %. This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN-71.

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

 

32
1007/07

Austria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Brake cable set used in climbing – Via Ferrata set

Brand: DB4 Stretch Y and DB4 Stretch Y Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Via Ferrata set, models DB4- STRETCH-Y and DB4- STRETCH-Y LIGHT, item numbers AS85A2S and AS85AMS. EAN: 9006381608539 and 9006381608591.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey and red Via Ferrata set with red and white brake cable

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the brake cables leading through the shock absorber are partially twisted, leading to varying, uncontrollable brake values which could, in the worst case scenario, cause the brake cables to break.

The product does not comply with the Directive 89/686/EEC on the personal protective equipment.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

33
1008/07

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Plastic shoes

Brand: Outdoor footwear ESSE

Name:

Type/number of model: Ladies’ slippers HH-W6387 A36.41 mix, EAN 8591626024782.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink plastic shoes approximately 29 cm long (size 40) in transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains pungent smell, noxious substances (acetophenone, 2-phenyl-2-propanol), which are classified as irritating to the skin, eyes and airways.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

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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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