Report 45 (Published on: 16/11/2007)

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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:

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: CYBER NOK-3310.

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: BML 162 089 R1A 402 0038-UK, EAN: 6 430014 820556.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger for a mobile phone, plug-in type product. Black plastic enclosure.

Country of origin: China


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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 secondary circuit that can be touched. The secondary circuit can be touched via the output cable. Clearances/creepage distances in transformer TR1 between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4 mm / 5 mm; measured a minimum of 0.45 mm / between the output of the secondary winding and primary winding; measured a minimum of 0.2 mm.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.  

 

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Adhesive remover - PROSEPTINE Anti-adhésif, solution pour application locale.

Brand: GIFRER.

Name:

Type/number of model: Code ACL 7618619

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 125 ml metal bottle in blue and white.

Country of origin: France


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it gives declaration of four undesirable effects involving second-degree burns in areas which came into contact with the product.

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

 

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Volvo V70, XC70.

Brand: Volvo.

Name:

Type/number of model: V70 chassis number: 0000342-0013463,
XC70 Chassis number: 0000328-0010287,
VIN V70: 0013464-0046589,
VIN XC70: 0010288-0033628

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2008-Model Vehicles are affected.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the side/curtain airbag system does not work properly due to a malfunction in the software.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Garden torch Bamboo.

Brand: Lesli Recreatie B. V.

Name:

Type/number of model: 61 cm, set of 3

Batch number/Barcode: 8714365455017

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 3 garden torches in blister pack with green and white card label. Garden torch encased in bamboo. Height 61 cm. Label text in several languages: "GARDENTORCH BAMBOO, 61 CM SET A 3 PIECES", "Speciaal gemaakt in China voor Lesli Recreatie B.V. Lichtenvoorde".

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses a serious risk of health risk because:

- the wick does not have a cover to prevent young children from accessing it,

- the wick holder / filling aperture does not have a bayonet fastening which needs two separate movements (press and turn) to open it,

- if the container tips over the oil in it will easily spill out, in the worst case while the wick is burning (fire hazard). In addition the prescribed product information is not provided (warnings, labelling, instructions for use etc).

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

 

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toys - plastic bead activity sets

Brand: Bindeez, Aqua Dots, and Aquaperl (France)

Name:

Type/number of model:

Aquaperl (France)

- Mini kit Aquaperl straight tray 5010065930704 - 5€

- Mini kit Aquaperl crosswise tray 5010065930711 - 5€

- Recharge subject - Animals 5010065930759 - 10€

- Recharge subject - Ocean 5010065930742 - 10€

- Recharge subject – Fire man 5010065930773 - 10€

- Recharge subject - Dinosaur 5010065930780 - 10€

- Recharge subject - Poney 5010065930735 - 10€

- Recharge subject - Fantasy 5010065930766 - 10€

- Recharge phosphorescent pearls 5010065930810 - 10€

- Recharge crystal pearls 5010065930803 - 10€

- Starting kit 5010065930827 - 15€

- Creative station 5010065930698 - 25€

- Super Studio 5010065930681 - 50€.

Bindeez (Italy)

- "Superstudio" - Manufacturer code, Moose Ent.: WB00-4E-GI, Giochi Preziosi code: CCP20060, EAN bar code: 8005163200603

- "Starter pack" - Manufacturer code, Moose Ent.: WB00-2E-GI, Giochi Preziosi code: CCP20066, EAN bar code: 8005163200665

- "Refill" - Manufacturer code, Moose Ent.: WB00-0E-GI, Giochi Preziosi code: CCP20065, EAN bar code: 8005163200658

- "Starter pack gormiti/cuccioli" - Manufacturer code, Moose Ent.: WB06-8E-GI, Giochi Preziosi code: CCP20067, EAN bar code: 8005163200672.

Bindeez (Germany)

Serial Nos: 70019921/31/41/51/11/01, EAN 8001444318173.

Various beads activity sets: Starter Pack, Activity Pack, Themed Pack, Super Studio, Tray Pack, Refill Pack. The packs contain up to 500 plastic beads, design templates, trays, a dispenser pen and a spray bottle.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These products are used to connect pearls/beads with water to create and to fix figures.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a risk of poisoning because the plastic beads have been sprayed with the toxic substance 1,4 Butanediol (BDO). If ingested, BDO may metabolise in the body into the substance gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which is known as a party drug. This substance can cause dizziness, cramps and unconsciousness and at higher doses may also lead to coma and death. Various incidents have been reported globally.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumer by the importer.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike. Item is a cross between Scooter/Skateboard/Motorcycle (Petrol engine powered).

Brand: G WHEEL.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: Serial No. L5ALEHL037S021343

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two wheeled 14“diameter 50CC petrol engine powered. Steered by foot placed on board in middle of front wheel. Rear foot placed on board in middle of rear wheel. Throttle and brake controlled by loose hand held cable.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries,
Burns

This product poses a serious risk of : (i) injuries due to :

- Inadequate brake,

- throttle unsafe,

- valve in tyre unsafe,

- high noise level,

- inadequate mudguard.

(ii) burns because of :

- exhaust system temperature too high,

- fuel leaks,

- inadequate security of fuel tank

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of importation by the importer. Seizure of the products by the authority.  

 

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animals set - I miei primi giochi.

Brand: CiGiochi C B A.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “No ftalati” is written on the package.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because during the test under tensile force the head of driver-teddy bear in a boat became detached with a tensile force of 85N, instead of 90N, and fits completely into the small parts cylinder.

This product 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 authority.  

 

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: DVD player.

Brand: Denver

Name:

Type/number of model: DVD-766

Batch number/Barcode: 5 706751 007248

OECD Portal Category:

Description: DVD player.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the secondary circuit that can be touched. The secondary circuit can be touched via the product connected to the output terminal.

- creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary windings and secondary windings / between the primary windings and the output winding wires of the secondary windings / between the secondary windings and output winding wires of the primary windings are less than 5 / 4 mm (measured a minimum 0.45 mm / 2.5 mm / 1.4 mm). The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy.

Brand: Ferrari 248 F1, 1:18th Scale Radio Control.

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no in invoice XQ069A.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red Ferrari F1 car with black tyres in a red package.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black material in the tyres contains 18 % di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for a health of a child.

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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1176/07

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink.

Brand: Intenze colors.

Name:

Type/number of model: Various.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic transparent bottle with a plastic lid. Containing approximately 50 ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.  

 

11
1177/07

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink.

Brand: Millenium.

Name:

Type/number of model: Various.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 18 different tattooing colours. Plastic transparent bottle with a plastic lid. Containing approximately ½ OZ.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.  

 

12
1178/07

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish.

Brand: Spaghetti Strap.

Name: Nail polish.

Type/number of model: Item n° in invoice 560.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink nail polish 15 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl-phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics under the cosmetic directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

13
1179/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Trampoline.

Brand: Unknown.

Name: Trampoline.

Type/number of model: Code PICWIC: 1505227, Supplier's reference number: INH1484-38.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trampoline 96 cm, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of :

- accessible sharp edges at the ends of the springs. - burring edges at the ends of the metal bars connecting the springs and the trampoline bed fabric, forming accessible sharp edges.

- absence of markings on the product indicating that it is exclusively for family use and whether it is for indoor or outdoor use.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-8.

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

 

14
1180/07

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric warming mittens used to dry nail varnish.

Brand: Ikona Electric.

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference on packaging: Ikonna

Electric Warming Booties, SA-EM22.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic mittens connected to the mains.

Cardboard packaging 36 x 23 x 5.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- after the test for resistance to moisture, the appliance failed the electric strength test for a voltage of 3000 V.

- after the traction test on the control unit’s flexible cord was carried out at a force of 100 N, longitudinal displacement of more than 2 mm was recorded.

- the voltage of 220 V is indicated in the instructions in English and the packaging is not authorised for appliances connected to the mains supply.

- compulsory indications are not written on the flexible part.

- the height of the characters on the flexible part must be at least 2.5 mm and the height of the symbols must be 15 mm.

- the instructions provided with the appliance are not in French and it was therefore impossible to check them.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumer.  

 

15
1181/07

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish.

Brand: Pinnacle.

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Pinnacle Golden Glow,
2. Pinnacle Lavender`s kiss,
3. Pinnacle Sunset Shimmer,
4. Pinnacle Morning Blush,
5. Pinnacle Tranqulity,
6. Pinnacle Autumn in Bloom,
7. Pinnacle Natural Passion,
8. Pinnacle Day Light, Item nr 520364,
9. Pinnacle Wild Dancer,
10.Pinnacle Winter `s sunrise,
11.Pinnacle Blossom`s beauty,
12. Pinnacle Evening shimmer,
13. Pinnacle Frosted dew, Item nr 520360,
14. Pinnacle Aurora Borealis, Item nr 520351,
15. Pinnacle Pure Snow,
16. Pinnacle Simply natural,
17. Pinnacle Renewed spring, Item nr 520361,
18. Pinnacle Winter`s dream, Item nr 520352,
19. Pinnacle Natural Beauty, Item nr 520354,
20. Pinnacle Fire Glow, Item nr 520365,
21. Pinnacle Magnicifent Lilac, Item nr 520381,
22. Pinnacle Breeze, Item nr 520377,
23. Nature`s Delight, Item nr 520371

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 672047204552,
2. 672047204385,
3. 672047204156,
4. 672047204149,
5. 672047204422,
6. 672047204545,
7. 672047204507,
9. 672047204118,
10. 672047204460,
11. 67204724163,
12. 672047204378,
15. 672047204088,
16. 672047204132

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Different nail polishes in 15ml bottles.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses chemical risk because it contains dibutyl-phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

16
1182/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Children inflatable seat for water -Detské nafukovacie sedátko do vody (see-me-sit pool float).

Brand: INTEX.

Name:

Type/number of model: 77x58 cm, art. No.: 59570.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The inflatable seat is made from softened PVC in a shape of hippopotamus. The latter is pink with striped ring of blue and dark blue colours around. The seat has a white plastic padding in the middle with two openings for legs of a child. The toy sized 77x58 cm is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a paper card. Three models of the product and the size of the product are displayed on the front side, names of products and warnings in various languages, symbol of age category of children and CE marking are on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because :

- the valve contains 0,54 % by weight of DINP,

- the pink plastic foil contains 19,8 % by weight of DINP,

- the blue plastic foil with printing contains 20,9 % by weight of DINP,

- the transparent plastic foil with printing contains 21,9 % by weight of DINP.

According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

 

17
1183/07

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste.

Brand: Sensodyne Original and Sensodyne Mint.

Name:

Type/number of model: Prod 07/2005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Expiry date 08/2008.

- Sensodyne Original - pink paste in plastic white tube with blue and pink markings. Product name in English on one side and Arabic on the other.

- Sensodyne Mint - green paste in white plastic tube with green and blue markings with product name in English on one side and Arabic on the other.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3 % per weight of Diethylene Glycol. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the supplier.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.Press release has been issued.  

 

18
1184/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring - Plávacie koleso.

Brand: HIT.

Name:

Type/number of model: KK/DMU/104 (on the sticker).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy- inflatable swim ring is made from softened PVC. The bottom is yellow, the top with varicoloured strips - in front with affixed inflatable head with antennas and painted eyes, nose, mouth and cheeks, in back is affixed a tail. A pack of the toy is transparent with one sticker in Slovak language and another one with data in Polish language. Warnings on the product are in English.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 18,0 % by weight of DEHP,

- the white plastic foil with printing contains 21,4 % by weight of DEHP,

- the yellow plastic foil with printing contains 22,4 % by weight of DEHP. The content of phthalates in the toy exceeds permitted limits laid down by Directive 2005/84/EC.

The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

 

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

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


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