Report 43 (Published on: 02/11/2007)

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No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:

United Kingdom

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas fires

Brand: GAZCO

Name:

Type/number of model: Various types and models

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas fires

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because of self-ignition of the gas.

The gas fire had been installed as part of a building project and had then been masked off to protect it during decoration. Following self-ignition the instruction booklet showed signs of having burned through, smouldering and the handset was partially melted.

One reported case of damage which relates to the self-ignition of a fire in circumstances where the handset was still in the wrapper.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: PEROXAN ME-50-L

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 06 –05 / HKS 07-69UN 3105

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white little plastic bottle with a white label and black printing and the symbols ‘oxidising ‘and ‘Corrosive. Content: 30 g. Poly harder contains methylethylketone peroxide (cas. nr. 1338-23-4).

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses serious health risks because it is classified as corrosive and the cap is not child-resistant thus children can easily open the bottle.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Superman Toy Mobile Phone and Figure. Superman Returns

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 6803

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red and blue plastic phone having a printed sticker, white rubber buttons, a red cord, and painted plastic superman figure. The item is packaged in a sealed clear plastic wrapper attached to printed cardboard back.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Damage to hearing

This product poses a risk of :

- poisoning because the superman figure contains high levels of Lead and soluble Chromium in the yellow paint on the face and arms;

- damage to hearing because the A weighted emission sound pressure level from phone exceeded 80dB A, it was measured at 110 dB.

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  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Little Animal Toy Mobile Phone (in shape of Teletubby children character)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 818

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A green and beige painted plastic mobile phone in the shape of a Teletubby, having a blue cord and a silver coloured keypad with white printed rubber buttons. Packaging is clear plastic bag fastened by a cardboard top with pictures of Teletubbies.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Damage to hearing

This product poses a risk of :

- suffocation because the cord on the phone was found to have an average thickness of 1.3mm – the lower limit is 1.5mm,

- damage to hearing because the A weighted emission sound pressure level exceeded 80dB A, it was measured at 106 dB A.

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  

 

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable plastic boat - Pool cruiser (Nafukovací matrac)

Brand: INTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. #59380, EAN: 7825759380

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flotation PVC toy, yellow with coloured printing (eyes, mouth, fins, tail), sized ±107 cm x 94 cm, ± 42“x 37”, packed in a coloured printed cardboard box with a picture of the product, logo INTEX®, warning -not suitable for children aged 0-3 years, etc. Labelling on the product: warnings in various languages, Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the valve contains 0,44 % by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP), the yellow plastic foil contains 20,2 % by weight of DINP and the blue plastic foil contains 22,6 % by weight of DINP, which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1%.

This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled flying saucer - Speed UFO

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 4889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy Radio Controlled brightly coloured Flying Saucer. Product consists of a Flying Saucer, Remote Control Trigger Gun and a Transformer which is used to charge the product. Packaging is cardboard with outdoor scene and clear plastic centre.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the transformer failed the dielectric strength test which measures insulation resistance and electric strength.

In addition the transformer is not marked with the correct markings.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Olympiad Toy Mobile Phone

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: No 636 500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pink and white plastic mobile phone having a clear plastic aerial, a printed design of a cartoon type character on the top, and a yellow cord attachment. Packaging is a clear plastic cover over a cardboard background with printed pictures.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Health risk / other

This toy poses a serious risk of :

- damage to hearing because the emission of decibel recorded is 109.8db. As it is intended to be played close to the ear and it should not exceed the allowed noise limit of 80db,

- health risk because the batteries in the product had corroded and leaked.

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  

 

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Bun-shaped candles with chocolate and berry fragrances, namely chocolate and bilberry; chocolate and blackberry; chocolate and strawberry

Brand: Delicious Cake Scented Candle – Love Life Love Chocolate

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 111525, approximately 200 g

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round buns with a chocolate and berry fragrance, packaged individually in cardboard packets with plastic lids.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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  

 

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Bun-shaped candles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 111530

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bun-shaped candle with a chocolate fragrance. Individually packaged in small transparent plastic bags with brown ribbons. External diameter of 5.5-6 cm, with imitation icing, white and brown chocolate and grains of sugar.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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  

 

10
1135/07

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body lotion - Skin Light

Brand: RODIS

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch identification number LCBSL E 23

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, labelled plastic bottle with a dark brown screw cap, beige-coloured lotion with a shimmer effect; cocoa-scented

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

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

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the retailer  

 

11
1136/07

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Outdoor lamp

Brand: Comander

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 16921

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylindrical lamp with a white light screen and metallic top. Its base is round and flat. On the lower part of the base there is a sticker with the model number, voltage and CE mark. The rest of the information is illegible. The packaging consists of a cardboard box bearing the item number, colour and brand.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a serious risk of fire and burns because it failed the test, resistance to heat, the connection block melted and lost its shape. In addition the markings are incomplete.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

12
1137/07

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Effervescent Muffin For The Bath

Brand: Sephora

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 150793 EAN 3378872024774 Ballotin Muffin FDM07

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.

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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

13
1138/07

Belgium

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body oil - Huile de passion 72H

Brand: MAXI TONE PLUS eclaircissante

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pots with blue and red lettering

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a serious chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone. It is to be assumed that the body oil in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

14
1139/07

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys’ Denim Dungaree and Rugby Top Set

Brand: Marks and Spencer

Name:

Type/number of model: Product Code (Inner garment label): T88/07977/5506M. Unique Product Codes (Inner garment label): 4714200, 4714194, 4714170 & 4714187.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A boy’s dungaree and rugby top set aimed at ages 6 months to 3 years.

Country of origin: Sri Lanka


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (buttons) come off in the tension test and the parts fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put the small parts into their mouth and choke.

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

 

15
1140/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Spiderman Toy Mobile Phone

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red and beige plastic toy model mobile phone with multicoloured Spiderman stickers, clear plastic aerial. Packaging is clear plastic cover with a cardboard background with pictures of spiderman. Mobile phone emits noises when buttons are pressed. Carrying cord attached.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

This toy poses a serious risk of damage to hearing because the emission of decibel recorded is 106db. As it is intended to be played close to the ear and it should not exceed the allowed noise limit of 80db.

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  

 

16
1141/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Benign Girl Toy Mobile Phone

Brand: BAI BIAN TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: BB-8688

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pink and cream plastic mobile phone having a clear plastic aerial, a printed design on the top of a blond girl doll, and a pale pink cord attachment. Packaging is clear plastic cover over a printed cardboard back with pictures of dolls and a child.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a serious risk of damage to hearing because the A weighted emission sound pressure level exceeded 80dB A, it was measured at 106.4 dB A.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

17
1142/07

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Halogen lamp - “Baya” halogen lamp

Brand: Eglo

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 85971

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halogen lamp on a chrome-coloured base: - 2 bulbs – 300W and 40W, - Matte nickel + frosted glass,

- Double dimmer on lamp shaft, - Number of lights: 2, - Bulb: R7S-300W supplied, - G9-40W supplied, - Class II DIMENSIONS,

- Total height: 180 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- access to the simple insulation conductors, - the grounding terminal for the dimmer casing is not protected against unscrewing,

- internal cables and external cables are connected in the same terminals,

- it does not provide additional insulation without touching a metal part connected to the ground.

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 importer  

 

18
1143/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Nissan Van

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Primastar X83

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VIN VSK*4****UY588670 to 600555

Country of origin: Spain

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because there is a possibility that the wiring of the instrument panel may become damaged by coming into contact with the steering column and/or with the clutch pedal switch housing. This can result in the failure of various electronic components, affecting the headlights, combined gauge, rear windshield wipers, etc. Ultimately, this could lead to a potential heat hazard and cause a fire.

One reported incident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  

 

19
1144/07

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Rechargeable lighters

Brand: TOP LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model: 39029

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic lighters in various colours, with inscription “TOP LIGHT” on the metal safety device. The lighters have а transparent fuel tank, mechanical ignition, nozzle for refuelling, flame intensity regulator, lamp and a number next to the lamp - 39029. During ignition a twinkling light effect is activated.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a serious risk of burns because the lighter does not comply with standard EN-ISO 9994 with respect to the force of the flame.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities  

 

20
1145/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Rocking Horse

Brand: Rocking Horse Jasu

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No TL610

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown rocking horse with white hooves, white mane and tail. Brown bridle and saddle. Approximately 64 cm high.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because :

- grey material in saddle contains 100 mg/kg of lead,

- brown material in saddle contains 18 % by weight of DEHP of plasticised material.

The quantity of lead exceeds the limit 90 mg/kg and the quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) exceeds the limit 0,1 % by weight.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

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