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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 41 (Published on: 19/10/2007)

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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
1050/07

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal Tattoos

Name:

Type/number of model: Colour PLUM No 29, Plum 3846 B, Exp. date: 05/08/10, Lot No 128

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic sample bottle with black screw top and nozzle. Contents: black fluid.

Country of origin: United States


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Bacteriological

The product poses a bacteriological risk because it contains aerobic mesophile bacteria count: 7.7 x 105 CFU/g which is higher than permitted.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

2
1051/07

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Rubber solution (glue) in tubes on which is printed "RED SUN" in two different bicycle repair kits

Brand: ACTech- Goldline Series

Name: Rubber solution (glue) in tubes

Type/number of model:

1. Art. No 2330, EAN 4260012023305,

2. Art. No 13521, EAN 4021636135214.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Bicycle repair kit comprising a tube of glue on which is printed RED SUN, 2 tyre levers, 1 bicycle wrench, 5 inner tube patches, 1 metal file and 2 valve caps;

2. Bicycle repair kit comprising a tube of glue on which is printed RED SUN, a bicycle wrench, 2 tyre levers, 5 inner tube patches, a metal file.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a rubber solution with higher concentrations of benzene and toluene than permitted. The maximum permitted level of benzene in consumer products is 0.1%. Toluene is classified as a toxic substance with reproductive toxicity.

In addition there are no appropriate warnings. This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

3
1052/07

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Luz de Navidad 50L GS Blanco

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 7990009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 50-bulb lighting chain. The packaging is a red cardboard box with a photo of the product and the statement: "Christmas light 50 L GS white".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the nominal section of the conductors 0.25 mm² is less than required in the standard (0.50 mm²);

- the safety instructions are not adequate.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

4
1053/07

Austria

Category: Clothing

Product: Child's ski clothes: suit and overall

Brand: Snow Sports

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Child's ski suit, 100% Nylon Taslan, EAN-code: 9001466846660; Art. No 823249 (red)

2. Child's ski overall, 100% Nylon Taslan, EAN-code 9001466887601/625/618/632; Art. No 0557116 (green/black)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's ski wear

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Strangulation

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because garments for young children may not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings or functional cords, or with decorative cords in the hood or neck area. This product does not meet these requirements and must therefore be deemed dangerous.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

5
1054/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – cooling fan blades to passenger cars

Brand: KIA

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ car model Sportage (type JA)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles built from May 2001 to December 2002.

Country of origin: South Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses risk of injuries because there is a possibility of breakage of the cooling fan blades. The broken blades could destroy important parts of the vehicle’s engine, like the cooler, leading to damage to the engine while the car is in motion. This could then be a reason for a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

6
1055/07

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Luces de Navidad Estrella Jumbo

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 7990022

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a star with Christmas lights. The packaging is a red cardboard box carrying the statement: "10 Christmas lights jumbo star. With function control. For indoor use".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cable does not pass the tensile test,

- the power plug does not comply with standard IEC 60083,

- the length of the cable between the plug and the first lamp,

at 0.90 metres, is less than the 1.50 metres required,

- the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections,

- the cable incorporated in the chain has characteristics inferior to those specified in the standard and the nominal section of the conductors, at 0.04 mm², is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard.

In addition, the lighting chain does not bear the relevant markings.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

7
1056/07

United Kingdom

Category: Household appliances

Product: Hand blender

Brand: Wahl (part of the ‘James Martin Collection’)

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No ZX411(-1). Batch codes affected 03.07 & 14.07.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical hand held blender for mixing liquids or making purées – ‘silver finish’.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a faulty internal component, under certain conditions, will allow the bottom housing to become detached, allowing the user to be exposed to live parts. This constitutes an electrical shock hazard.

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

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

 

8
1057/07

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Luz de Navidad 320 Cabezas

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 7990015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with 320 coloured bulbs. The packaging is a red cardboard box with Christmas decoration and the statements: "320-BULB CHRISTMAS LIGHT".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the sample does not pass the electric strength test corresponding to Class II,

- no reference indicating the kind of bulbs,

- absence on the bulb holder, cable or a label attached to the cable of any origin mark, class II symbol, markings of the degree of protection against dust and damp or warning that the lights can be used indoors only, voltage and power of replacement bulbs and to use only replacement bulbs of the same time as those supplied with the light chain,

- the luminaire is not sufficiently mechanically strong, in that it did not pass the spring-driven apparatus test, leaving active parts accessible after the test,

- the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections,

- the cable incorporated in the chain has characteristics inferior to those of the standard and the nominal section of the conductors, at 0.05 mm², is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard,

- the cable does not pass the tensile test; the power plug does not comply with the standard and because the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb, at 1.00 metres, is less than the 1.50 metres required by the standard,

- it is not protected against the conditions of damp which may arise in normal use,

- it does not pass the electrical rigidity test and the ball pressure test.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

9
1058/07

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Luz de Navidad 140 Cabezas

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 7990056

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with 1400 coloured bulbs. The packaging is a cardboard box with information on the distributor.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the sample does not pass the electric strength test corresponding to Class II,

- there is no reference indicating the kind of bulbs,

- there is no statement that the bulbs cannot be replaced,

- there is no origin mark, class II symbol, markings of the degree of protection against dust and damp or warning that the lights can be used indoors only on the bulb holder, cable or a label attached to the cable,

- the luminaire does not have sufficient mechanical strength in that it does not pass the test with a spring–driven apparatus, leaving active parts accessible after the test,

- the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections,

- the cable incorporated in the chain has characteristics inferior to those of the standard and the nominal section of the conductors, at 0.07 mm², is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard,

- the cable does not pass the tensile test; the power plug does not comply with standard and the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb, at 1.10 metres, is less than the 1.50 metres required by the standard,

- it is not protected against the conditions of damp which may arise in normal use,

- it does not pass the electrical rigidity test.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

10
1059/07

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun

Brand: Warhead Gun

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 1103-1-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pistol and projectiles with suction cups and target included

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking because the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 27N and fits completely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

Hungary  

11
1060/07

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Train

Brand: CLASSICAL TRAIN

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 2412, bar code: 5 204258 021830

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Classical train authentic puffing smoke. The train set consists of silver - dark blue steam engine and a green wagon (total length about 30 cm). The train is battery operated, produces characteristic sounds and steam is emitted from the chimney. The set is packed in a red paper box, having a transparent window, where the content is visible. On the package there is the indication (in 6 languages): “WARNING: CHOCKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains liquid, from which benzene is emitted. Benzene is classified as a carcinogenic and mutagenic substance. According to the European toys standard EN-71, a toy should not contain any accessible liquid (that contains carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic substances), to which the child is likely to become exposed during normal or foreseeable use of the toy.

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

 

12
1061/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cord extension set

Brand: Etmán

Name:

Type/number of model: ETM212S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange cord extension set with two socket outlets, length 20 m

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the mains cord does not withstand frost. When bending the cable around a mandrel with diameter 50 mm in temperature -35 ±2 ºC, it cracks such that the wires became accessible.

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

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

 

13
1062/07

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Police set

Brand: S.W.A.T. Squadra Speciale -Royal collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 8027456402846

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Police set - crossbow with arrows with suction cups, target

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking because the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 57N and fits completely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

 

14
1063/07

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Car cabin heater

Brand: Lexxa and Roco Tools

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Lexxa: EAN 6 420617 642341,

- Roco Tools: EAN 6 420617 641931

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lexxa: grey and black product with red switch on top. Roco Tools: black product with red switch on top.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the mains cord does not withstand frost. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable must withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.

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

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

 

15
1064/07

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: DC to AC power inverter

Brand: TBE

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey metal enclosure. Two 12-volt inputs.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the inverter is not supplied with a CEE 7 socket-outlet,

- the appended adaptor makes it possible to put in a class II plug wrongly.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

16
1065/07

United Kingdom

Category: Garden and camping articles

Product: Swivel chairs - Henley Pack of 2 Swivel Chairs (with cushions)

Brand: B&Q

Name:

Type/number of model: 05106318

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swivel and tilting garden chair with cushion manufactured from powder coated aluminium (pack of 2 – retail boxed)

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when the tilt action on the chairs is pushed too far, the welds can break on the base of the chair.

8 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

17
1066/07

Finland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini-motorbike

Brand: Mini-crossbike Shengqi, sold as GlansPower 50

Name:

Type/number of model: MT-DB01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini-motorbike for children, 49 cc

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the maximum speed of the machine is high for the little children so the consequences can be very serious if the control is lost. There is no speed limiter in the machine;

- welded seam in the base of the foot peg fixing seems to be a potential risk of failure during driving;

- the inadequate guarded drive chain causes potential risk of compression for the driver;

- the unguarded exhaust pipe poses a significant threat of burn to the user even after driving session for example when closing the fuel valve.

In addition the product is without relevant manuals, markings and declaration of conformity.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

18
1067/07

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: AC battery charger - Radio-controlled toy car with remote control and AC battery charger

Brand: MING HONG

Name:

Type/number of model: MH-787-039 (type version: MH-787-038)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The package of the product contains a toy car (scale: 1:10, number plate: MH-787-039 or MH-787-038) operated by batteries with a frequency of 27 MHz, a battery charger FENGHUI ELECTRONIC (Model No FH-2210572U AC 220V 50 Hz; DC 9,6V; 250 mA Class II), a remote control "RADIO CONTROL SUPER POWERED 27 MHz", 1 battery-AA 700mAh 9,6V Ni-Cd, and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. L: 45 cm X W:20 cm X H:12 cm. Indication on the packaging: “PACEMAKER”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply,

- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing; and a risk of burns because the cover of the battery charger significantly overheats during abnormal use.

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

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

 

19
1068/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy – Display Mini Worker

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 800079606639

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a colourful (red-blue-green-orange) plastic locomotive. Size approximately 20 x 11 cm.

Country of origin: Italy


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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking because it contains a detachable small part, which children may put into their mouth and choke. The piece detached from the cylindrical joint that connects the front buffer to the frame of the locomotive. The detached part fits in the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by importer  

 

20
1069/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Idle Speed Control (ISC) Valve on SUZUKI Motorcycle

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: GSXR 1000 K7

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns SUZUKI GSXR 1000 K7 motorcycles, with VIN range from JS1CL111100101910 to JS1CL111100112976.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because the improper shape of the internal mechanism of ISC valve can cause the valve operation failure that results in staying the valve in the open position and raising engine idle speed (high as approx. 5000 rpm, when engine is started). This could result to an abrupt and sharp starting of the bike, which could cause a possible accident, especially in case of an inexperienced rider.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

21
1070/07

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle "Monkeys”

Brand: FUNNY TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: YMO38

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rattle is made of white elastic strap on which are stringed monkey figures and plastic details in bullet shape. On the end of wire are bind plastic rings in deep violet colour. Monkey figures and rings are made of plastic in green, yellow, orange, and light violet colours. In monkey figures are inserted small plastic balls, which make sound when the rope is moved. The toy is packed in colourful cardboard box with transparent loose and it is fixed at the box base with insulated wire.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The toy poses a risk of:

- choking to children because it is easy to unbind strap node and small details, which fit into the small part cylinder, become accessible;

- injuries because the child can scratch skin against abrasive filing margins of toy details.

This product 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  

 

22
1072/07

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath pearls - Follement chocolat bulles pour le bain – Sephora bath pearls

Brand: Sephora

Name:

Type/number of model: Artic 133577 EAN 3378872015017; NOEL 05, BAIN SACHET PERLES CHOCOLAT

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a series of 1.5 cm diameter dark brown balls that resemble chocolate. The product gives off a chocolate-like fragrance as a result of the ingredient theobroma cacoa contained therein.

Country of origin: Italy


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Choking

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

This product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumer by the importer. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
1073/07

Italy

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Ornamental garden torches

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bamboo ornamental garden torches in various sizes: 60 cm torch, code 3109000; 90 cm torch, code 3109001; 120 cm torch, code 3109002; 180 cm torch, code 3109003; 40 cm torch, code 3109004; set of 120 cm torches with wicks, code 3109005.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The ornamental torches are composed of a bamboo frame, an aluminium vessel with a screw cap, a wick and a washer. The washer measures 3 cm in diameter and is found under the screw cap, between the wick and the aluminium cap. It is made of friable chrysotile asbestos, is easily removable and can be broken up using one’s fingers. The only difference between the items is their size.

Country of origin: China


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Carcinogenic

This product poses a carcinogenic risk due to release of friable chrysotil-asbestos fibres (carcinogen by inhalation - class 1 IARC) if the asbestos washer is handled or dispersed in the environment.

This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

24
1074/07

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Effervescent muffin for the bath

Brand: Sephora

Name:

Type/number of model: Artic 149259 EAN 3378872024491 BAIN 2004 Printemps

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product resembles a cake with small pieces of candy on top and its sales name (Muffin) is reminiscent of the well-known confectionary product. There is no Italian-language information on the label.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

This product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1075/07

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Bun-shapped candles with a chocolate and cream fragance

Brand: Scented Candle – LOVE LIFE LOVE CHOCOLATE

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 111531, approx. 200g

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bun-shaped candles with a chocolate and cream fragrance. Three candles in a cardboard packet with a plastic lid or single candles in small plastic bags.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because it can easily be confused for a foodstuff and thus constitutes a choking risk, particularly for children.

This product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

26
1076/07

Finland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbikes - "Moped 49cc Crossimopo"

Brand: Dirt Bike in English manual: Rolson

Name:

Type/number of model: MT-DB03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini-motorbike 49 cc

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because :

- the brake disc is bending notably when using the rear brake. The bending is stressing the thin disc that will probably lock up the rear wheel if failure is happening;

- the maximum speed of the machine is high for the little children so the consequences can be very serious if the control is lost. There is no speed limiter in the machine;

- the inadequate guarded drive chain causes potential risk of compression for the driver. Especially the rear sprocket’s lower front side should have a chain guard which would prevent the user to get his leg between the chain and sprocket;

- the unguarded exhaust pipe poses a significant threat of burn to the user even after driving session for example when closing the fuel valve;

- the Finnish and English manual followed the machine but Swedish manual is missing;

- markings of the machine are also insufficient. This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

27
1077/07

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbikes - Mini-Bike 250CC

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: HN-DB013-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and blue mini motorbike

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and fire

This product poses a risk of injuries and fire due to :

- non-compliance of radiated emissions in terms of electromagnetic compatibility;

- non-compliance and danger in terms of machinery safety;

- front brake missing;

- risks relating to moving transmission parts.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the customs authorities  

 

28
1078/07

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbikes - Mini-Bike 125CC

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: HN-DB005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow and black mini motorbike

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and fire

This product poses a risk of injuries and fire due to :

- non-compliance of radiated emissions in terms of electromagnetic compatibility;

- non-compliance and danger in terms of machinery safety;

- front brake missing;

- risks relating to moving transmission parts.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the customs authorities  

 

29
1079/07

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Wedge splitter - Agricultural and forestry machinery Log splitter

Brand: Pilkemaster

Name:

Type/number of model: Machines made between years 2000-2006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combined wedge splitter and cut-off machine

Country of origin: Finland


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because there is danger of contact with moving parts of the machine in the splitting zone. The splitting zone was not guarded by using of an interlocking guard with guard locking or by using two-hand control device. There was no guarding of splitting zone. Cutting is made with a chainsaw. The chainsaw is operated with a hold-to-run control function. When the operating handle is released, the chainsaw returns to the uppermost position and the chain is stopped. During the cutting operation the short guard in the feed opening does not give adequate protection. The guarding of machine does not protect bystanders or other persons working with machine.

One reported accident in Finland: two persons were using the machine. One person was using the machine and the other person reached to the splitting zone with his hands. The fingers of the other person were crushed between the log and the splitting wedge.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 609-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

30
1080/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy – clip on wooden toy

Brand: HESS SPIELZUEG

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch Code 13 293

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clip on wooden toy with a blue ring, cat and cheese shapes attached using a red cord.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The products poses a serious risk of choking because the yellow wooden blocks (in the shape of a cheese) can be removed by a tensile force of 90 Newton by pulling off the knotted cord. The removed component fits entirely into the small parts test cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

31
1081/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy – Teddy bear

Brand: Artic Merlin

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No in invoice 4259 and 4254

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small, lying brown teddy bear with black nose and black plastic eyes. 13 cm from nose to tail.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (eye and nose) come off when tested and loose parts fit within small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected and destruction of the products by the customs authorities  

 

32
1082/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable plastic canoe - Kanoe – Junior Canoe ± 102 cm

Brand: Splash

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 9135, EAN: 8712427091357

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable plastic canoe of yellow, red and dark blue colours with printed pictures of animals, size ±102x56cm/40x22 in., packed in a cardboard box with coloured printing and labels containing name of the product, name and address of distributor, age limit, warnings, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 27,2 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP),

- the dark blue plastic foil contains 0,44 % by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 26,2 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP),

- the yellow plastic foil with printing contains 0,15 % by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8,82 % 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.

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

 

33
1083/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Ceramic table lamp

Brand: CRL

Name:

Type/number of model: 9745 (code: CRL9745); bar code: 5998997682840

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The external cover of base part of the luminaire is made of ceramic. The E14 plastic lamp holder is placed on the top of it, and the plastic lamp shade can be fixed to it. There was no light source supplied with the product. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug (L QL-VA1 2.5A 250V~+mark of approval); mains cable (CCC 227 IEC 52(RVV) 300/300V 2x0.75mm2 SINOFAIR 2002010105025675 H03VVH2-F NL-2729 "+ mark of approval); switch inserted into the cable (Patent 99332137.2 99238813.9 KETI 303 2/250~ CE"); E14 lamp holder (ZM 05001 E14 HD88 250V 2A T210° CE). Rated wattage: 30W, lampholder: E 14, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because sharp metal parts protrude into wire ways, there is no cord anchorage protecting against twisting and pulling force, there are no bushings applied.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60238.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

34
1084/07

Austria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Crampons

Brand: Sarken Petzl

Name:

Type/number of model:

- T10LL 02 crampon SARKEN LL-3342540076624,

- T10LLF 02 crampon SARKEN LLF-3342540076617,

- T10SL 02 crampon SARKEN SL-3342540076648,

- T10SPL 02 crampon SARKEN SPL-3342540076631.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front points of the crampons are subject to premature metal-fatigue in intensive use. Fissures may form in the area of the front points, which may break if they continue to be used, causing a risk of injuries for users.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer  

 

35
1085/07

Hungary

Category: Machine tools

Product: Angle grinder

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: WS 500/115 Art. No 67080, bar code: 4 011 458 670 802

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The motor cover of the angle grinder also serves as a grip and is made of colourful plastic, the switch is covered with black plastic. The product has external screwed brush caps. The second grip can be screwed into one of the holes on the side of the metal crank case. The machine can be switched on by pushing the button forward and switched off by pulling it backwards. The shield is made of iron plate, the cleat welded to it can be fixed onto the crank case by fastening a screw. Main parts of the device: mains plug (10/16A/250V YDB2+mark of manufacturer+mark of test house); mains cable (H05VV-F 2X0,75mm2 SHENG SHI DA +VDE); single-circuit switch (FT3-4/2F1 4(3)A250V5E4+TÜV+mark of manufacturer); condenser (MEX/TENTA MKT 0,22uF K X2 275VAC 40/085/21 EN132400 250VAC+ mark of test house +mark of manufacturer+CE); Technical specification: 230 V; 50 Hz; 500 W; Class II; 11000 RPM; diameter of disc:115 mm.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock and injuries

This product poses a serious risk of :

- electric shock because the internal wires are not fixed, therefore they can get into contact with moving parts;

- injuries because the power switch is unfixed, therefore it cannot be established when the device is switched off, furthermore there is no warning concerning the moving disc after switching off the device.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50144.

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

 

36
1086/07

Hungary

Category: Machine tools

Product: Electric planer 82x2 mm

Brand: MAN'S FRIENDS

Name:

Type/number of model: MF/PL822-903

Batch number/Barcode: 1316128229032

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a plastic cover and the surface contacting the material to be treated is made of aluminium. The button setting the depth of planning also serves as a grip. The appliance neither has an automatically closing protecting shield nor a lowering device. The machine can be operated by pressing a button, where it can be locked. By pressing the button again the lock is released, and the planer will switch off if the button is released. Main parts of the device: mains plug with inscription "10/16A 250V FY-007" + VDE; mains cable with inscription "H05VV-F 2X0,75mm2" + VDE ; one-circuit switch with inscription "6(4) 250V~5E4 C300307A" + TÜV. Technical specification: 230V~50Hz; 710W; 16000 r/min; width and depth of cutting: 82x2mm, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- electric shock since after the thermal test the electric strength of the insulation decreases, and the majority of the information related to electric safety is missing from the instructions for use;

- fire because during the thermal test the planer caught fire;

- injuries because the product is not protected against unintentional operating, the switch can be locked in switched-on position and the instructions for use do not include the majority of the general and several specific instructions related with the safe use.

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60745.

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

 

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