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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 48 (Published on: 07/12/2007)

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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
1253/07

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car.

Brand: Renault.

Name:

Type/number of model: Modus.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries.

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because the front headrests of a number of vehicles are improperly anchored, and in some cases may separate from the cartridge in the car seat frame.

If the headrest detaches from the seat back when being handled or upon impact, the occupants of the vehicle may be injured.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the distributor.  

 

2
1254/07

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Soap in the shape of tarts and buns..

Brand: Ancient wisdom.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The soap tarts are divided into 14 portions which the retailer sells separately in transparent cellophane without any label or container. The following varieties exist: strawberry and coconut, orange and lemon, blueberry and apple hearts. Different varieties of individual soap buns are also sold: strawberry and coconut, chocolate and mint, orange and lemon, blueberry and apple hearts. The buns carry a label in a language other than Spanish.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Choking.

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the soaps may be misleading, in that their form, colour and appearance may lead consumers, and children in particular, to take them for a foodstuff. It is easy to bite off a piece of soap, which may pose a risk of choking and gastrointestinal upsets.

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

 

3
1255/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car.

Brand: Opel.

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ Car, model CORSA D MY 2007.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 model year OPEL CORSA D vehicles, with VIN numbers from 74029534 to 74233663 (factory: Zaragoza Spain) and from 76021542 to 7 6 087940 (factory: Eisenach Germany).

Country of origin: Spain,
Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries.

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a production deviation because the telescopic tube of intermediate shaft might break, especially during parking procedure, where the stirring loads are high. This will affect vehicle direction keeping ability.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

4
1256/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy binoculars.

Brand: TESCO.

Name:

Type/number of model: 051105- binoculars, EAN: 5051008230864.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy - binoculars is made from hard PVC, in a steel-blue-black colours combination with a notice “4x30”, parts designed for a close contact with eyes are made from softened PVC. Packing - a cardboard with a transparent plastic blister, with a picture of a girl with binoculars, a name of the product in 4 languages, recommended age category and data about the product.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of eye-pieces butts contains 9,91 % by weight of DEHP exceeding permitted limit of 0,1% by weight laid down by the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

 

5
1257/07

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Child's table lamp with ceramic base.

Brand: Unknown.

Name:

Type/number of model: Model D4 5445/5444/5448/5450, Bar code: 80275001645518.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's table lamp with a ceramic base in the form of a little pig playing the guitar (other models exist). The label carries the following details: CE, Made in P.R.C, importer's details and warnings and references to standards.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock.

The product poses serious risk of electric shock because:

- the wire way for the wiring has sharp or rough edges which may abrade the wiring insulation,

- internal wiring has a section of 0.15 mm2, less than the 0.50 mm2 required by the standard.

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 authority.  

 

6
1258/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Wax crayons (Voskové pastelky) - Student Quality OIL PASTELS.

Brand: Faming.

Name:

Type/number of model: 16 pcs.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wax crayons are packed in a cardboard box with a title "Student Quality Oil Pastels Faming, FAMING STATIONERY", number of pieces 16, CE mark and marking by EN-71 in the front, a title Student Quality Faming Stationery and a picture of rhinoceros in the bottom.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Poisoning.

These crayons poses a risk to children because the turquoise-blue crayon contains 1145,2 mg/kg of barium (Ba) and the navy-blue crayon contains 1897,0 mg/kg of barium. The content of barium exceeds the limit of 1000mg/kg laid down in EN 71-3.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standard for toys EN 71.

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

 

7
1259/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Ceramic desk lamp.

Brand: KÖRÖS-FÉNY.

Name:

Type/number of model: CS 30.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The external cover of the bell-formed 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 covered with textile can be fixed to it. There was no light source supplied with the product. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug (2110 2.5/250~ +mark of approval); mains cable (POPE KEMA-KEUR HAR H03VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 BS6500 KTL); switch inserted into the cable (2 (1) [1]/250~ AAB 301 ENEC03 CE); E14 lamp holder (ZM 05001 E14 HD88 250V 2A T180° CE). Technical specifications: 250V, 30W, lampholder: E 14, Class II. IP20.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Electric shock.

The product poses serious risk of electric shock, because the bushing protecting the wires falls out when applying slight force, cable inlets have sharp edges, the mains cable is exposed to increased possibility of damage when moving the luminaire.

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

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

 

8
1260/07

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lovely Mini Night Light.

Brand: PREZENT.

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 1210 Bear Red, R06W51.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product, an illuminating socket-outlet night-light in a shape of teddy bear in red colour with a white belly. A name plate with following data – 1210 Bear red, 1,5W, 230V, 50Hz. CE, R06W51- is affixed on the back side Packing: a blister plastic bag with a cardboard back part and a title BEAR LIGHT.

Country of origin: China


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Fire.

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the cover ignites during testing and continues to burn without any sign of extinguishing.

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

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

 

9
1261/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy pony.

Brand: Pony, Pony, Hello Pony We Love You.

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no TL1900.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A battery operated horse (brown, black, lilac or pink) with sound in a brown cardboard package. Bridle, saddle and different hairgrips are included in the set.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) exceeds the limit 0,1 %. Plastic material in saddle contains 23-25 % DEHP by mass of plasticised material.

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC certain phthalates shall not be used in toys in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

10
1262/07

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Wall lamp with glass lamp shade(fixed luminaire).

Brand: Glimex.

Name:

Type/number of model: 7.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A bended perforated iron plate is used for fitting the luminaire. The glass lamp shade and the plastic lampholder is placed on the top of an iron tube. There are decorations made of iron plate and iron wire (leaves and petals). Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug (2130; 2,5/250~ + ENEC); mains cable (SALCAVI SPA TALAMELLO (PU); ITALY H03VVH2-F 2X0,75 IEC 60227" + IEMMEQU és HAR); switch (MADE IN ITALY 2(1)[1]/250~1E4 304" + CE + ENEC 03+ mark of manufacturer); E14 lamp holder (2/250 T210" + 61 CE + mark of manufacturer). Technical specifications: 230V, 40W; lampholder: E 14, Class II.; F-mark.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock,
Fire,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock because the wires may get damaged since they are led through burry metal tubes and the basic insulated internal wiring gets into contact with sharp edges, moreover they are pressed against accessible metal cover and metal tubes.

- fire since the maximum power is not indicated on the light source so that it can be seen when replacing the bulb.

- injuries because the sharp edges and sharp points of the iron tube may cause injury to users.

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 authority.  

 

11
1263/07

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - Bathtub squirt toys.

Brand: Safety Toys.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three different assortments of plastic toys (animal figures), each assortment in plastic package with light green zip and handle.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical and choking.

The product poses:

- a chemical risk because the clear material in plastic package contains 23-24 % DINP by weight of plasticised material, which exceed the maximum limit of 0,1 % by weight.

- a risk of choking because small part (grip of the zip) can be easily detached and fit within small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

 

12
1264/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike - Mini ATV, 110 cc.

Brand: Unknown.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The sample tested is designated "ATV110cc" (see photographs 1 and 2 in test report). The small vehicle (1 200 mm long x 700 mm wide x 900 mm high) is powered by an internal combustion engine, weighs 75 kg and can reach speeds of up to 60 kph (all data taken from the instruction manual). Drum brakes front and rear.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries.

The product poses a risk of injuries because the frame is too small and would be unsafe for the rider and indirectly for the surrounding area because of the loss of control in the event of a simple collision. The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Incidents have been reported.

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

 

13
1265/07

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: . Toy set, consisting of teether and soft filled toy GIORDANI.

Brand: Unknown.

Name:

Type/number of model: GI00045

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is composed of liquid filled teether and a soft filled toy. The toy consists of a ring with 8 spheres, filled with liquid, as the both halves are coloured differently: green and yellow. A soft filled toy in the shape of ship is fixed to it. Three animal heads are placed over it: mice, kitten and caw in green, yellow, orange and blue. The whole soft toy is made of short filament textile.

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

This product poses a serious health risk because the toy did not withstand the impact test with a steel needle, which resulted in that the soft toy leaked liquid (Not allowed according to standard).

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

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

 

14
1266/07

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Gel candles with apples.

Brand: Vidal.

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 0250514 VELAS GEL 19259. Bar code: 8432583505146.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gel candles with apples. The container is a glass jar with a lid fitted with a metal clip. A label stuck to the bar reads: Vidal Europa S.A., CE, reference and bar code.

Country of origin: China


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Choking.

The product poses a serious risk of choking and gastrointestinal upset because the appearance and presentation of these candles may lead consumers, and children in particular, to take them for a foodstuff. There are no warnings or recommendations for use, which are necessary for the correct, safe use of the product. The product does not comply with Directive 87/357/EEC.

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

 

15
1267/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: BMW G 650 Xchallenge; G 650 Xcountry and G650 Xmoto motorcycles.

Brand: BMW.

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type E 65X, EG type-approval e11*2002/24*0500*. G650 Xchallenge XA80000 – XA81637; G650 Xcountry XA60000 – XA62134; G650 Xmoto XB0000 – XB60405.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned were manufactured from 07.2006 to 03.2007.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire.

The product poses a risk of fire because during the manufacturing process for the fuel lines, there were some isolated cases of minor damage to the fuel lines. Fuel could leak through the textile housing of the line ends and cracks could form in the fuel lines. The possibility of the fuel igniting on contact with hot vehicle parts cannot therefore be excluded.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the producer.  

 

16
1268/07

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys - Magic Growing Pet Egg.

Brand: Hatch'em.

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 00111500.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A dinosaur is hidden in the egg, which grows out of the egg if instructions are followed. Dimension of the egg: 5,7 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking.

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the head and neck of the pet can be easily detached, and they fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, thus it can be swallowed or inhaled by children. Moreover the product expands more than 50 % (62,9 %).

The 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.  

 

18
1270/07

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Bessie doll, Jia Li Toys.

Brand: BESSIE.

Name:

Type/number of model: BESSIE, Career Girl Diana.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll, approx. 30 cm high.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) than permitted.

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC certain phthalates shall not be used in toys in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

 

19
1271/07

France

Category: Toys

Product: Modelyne Modelling paste.

Brand: Solargil.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3 576840 008720 (yellow), 3 576840 008751 (red/orange), 3 576840 008737 (fushia pink); ref: Mod 65 ja/mg/ro. .

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Paste sold in cardboard box (5.5 x 5.5); weight: 65 g.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC certain phthalates shall not be used in toys in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

 

20
1272/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Daihatsu Materia.

Brand: Daihatsu.

Name:

Type/number of model: Type M4, EG- type approval e13*2001/116*0198.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles were manufactured in the period 2006–2007 and have vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges:

- JDAM401S001000053 to JDAM401S001001649,

- JDAM402S001000067 to JDAM402S001005976,

- JDAM412S001000055 to JDAM412S001000130.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries.

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because in the universal joint which connects the steering shaft and the gear box, there are tightening bolts that may not have been sufficiently tightened. In such a case, the connecting area concerned may loosen while steering operation is done in stationary state. If a vehicle is used continually in such a condition, abnormal noise may emanate, and in the worst case the connecting area may be possibly detached, leading to eventual loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

21
1273/07

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Squeaky toys - Squeaky BABIES.

Brand: TOYS R2 YOU.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 soft plastic squeaky toys (baby, cat, bunny) are in a package. A sound-emitting device is inserted into the bottom part of the toy. Dimensions: 22 x 23 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and chemical.

The product poses a serious risk of:

- choking because sound-emitting device of the toy was detached in the tension test. The item represent small parts and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder thus it can be swallowed or inhaled by children, thus causing choking.

- chemical because it contains 38,7 % by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC certain phthalates shall not be used in toys in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.

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

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

 

22
1274/07

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Squeaky toys - Funny toy.

Brand: TOYS R2 YOU.

Name:

Type/number of model: YLS-9803.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 4 soft plastic squeaky toys (a big and 3 small bunnies) are packed in a sack. A sound-emitting device is inserted into the bottom of each toy. Dimensions: 30 x 14x 11 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking.

The product poses a serious risk of choking because sound-emitting device of the toy was detached in the tension test. The item represent small parts and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder thus it can be swallowed or inhaled by children, thus causing choking.

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

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

 

23
1275/07

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body Cream.

Brand: Aromababy.

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 9320873002002 in invoice, batch code 31131A / 07 2008.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “Stretched to the limit", 125 ml / 4,23 fl.oz Pregnancy & Post Natal Body Cream in a white plastic tube.

Country of origin: Australia


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Bacteriological.

The product poses bacteriological risk because it contains aerobic microbes 1 000 000 cfu/g. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

24
1276/07

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Snowmobiles.

Brand: Yamaha.

Name:

Type/number of model: 8GK/8GN/8GP/8GJ/8GR.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This recall concerns all Yamaha snowmobiles PZ50 (Phazer) of model year 2007. PZ50FX/PZ50GT/PZ50M (Mountain Lite/ PZ50VL (Venture Lite)/PZ50MP (Multi Purpose).

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries.

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because snow and ice stuck around the steering idler arm can cause a loss of steering ability, posing a risk of injury to drivers and passengers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

25
1277/07

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress - Witches Cape 45”.

Brand: Scream Machine.

Name:

Type/number of model: Product Number 10116.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 45” Witches cape, supplied in plastic bag with cardboard picture of cape on packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation.

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because the cords and drawstrings on children's clothing were measured to 370mm and 385mm (should be no more than 75mm in length at either end).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by the importer."  

 

26
1278/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Remote-controlled sockets.

Brand: Zeus(r) Go/On!

Name:

Type/number of model: 6899 S.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The samples tested are remote-controlled socket sets, each comprising two sockets and a radio-operated remote-control unit.

Country of origin: China


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Fire.

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- the distance between the protective contacts was too small in four of the five test samples,

- in the thermal test, the socket plate caught fire and the temperature of the contacts rose by more than 150K,

- in the heat-resistance test, the socket cover became distorted so that it could no longer provide protection against spray and the socket would cease to be suitable for use out of doors.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

27
1279/07

Poland

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Soup plate.

Brand: Metlex.

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No: MX-2052.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: It is a soup plate with navy, dark blue and golden decors diameter 20,5 cm. For more details see attached pictures. There are various decors and colours of this kind of plates, but the photos or descriptions of them are not available yet.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of lead and cadmium exceeded the limits for dishes: Measured values Pb - 28,0mg/l and Cd - 0,77mg/l. The limits for dishes are: 4,0 mg Pb/l and 0,3 mg Cd/l.

Lead can cause heart and vascular system as well as nervous system diseases. Cadmium is carcinogenic and neurotoxic, can lead to heart and vascular system diseases, harm the liver and causes lack of important trace elements. The risk connected with using dishes with migrating heavy metals is especially dangerous for pregnant women and breast-feeding children.

The product does not comply with the framework Regulation on food contact materials (EC) No 1935/2004.

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

 

28
1280/07

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles.

Brand: Ducati.

Name:

Type/number of model: Hypermotard 1100 and Hypermotard 1100 S.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects DUCATI model models Hypermotard 1100 and Hypermotard 1100 S motorcycles within frame no. range ZDMB100AA6B000003 to ZDMB100AA7B004152 (EU version) and within frame no. range ZDM1YACP98B000059 to ZDM1YACP38B003894 (USA version). The motorcycles have been produced until 10.09.2007.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries.

The product poses serious risk of injuries because there might be a failure of the number plate holder support. As a result the number plate and the rear flash-lights might collapse, causing serious risk of an accident.

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

 

29
1281/07

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Opel Vivaro.

Brand: OPEL.

Name:

Type/number of model: Type:X 83 , EC-Type approval e1*98/14*0170*11.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 28307 vehicles are affected worldwide, 5618 of which are in Germany, vehicles of model years 2006 and 2007 with the VIN numbers indicated below. The operation is being carried out under the code-name 07-C-023 and information is available from dealers. VIN numbers: 7V 600005 to 7V 636469 (plant of Luton, Germany), 6Y 951032 to 7Y 951283, and 64951032 to 74951283 (plant of Barcelona, Spain).

Country of origin: Germany

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Fire.

The products poses a risk of fire because a possible short circuit. The set of cables on the dashboard may rub against the clutch pedal holder or the steering column. This may lead to electrical faults and short-circuiting, with the risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

30
1282/07

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone.

Brand: Baby telephone.

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 143-360C.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The flip-up toy mobile phone is decorated with cartoon figures (bunny, tiger, and donkey) and made of white-pink plastic, operated by 2 button cells. Dimensions: 98 x 55x 25 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking.

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the lid of the battery holder of the mobile phone can be opened by one operation, without using a tool and the button cell and battery become accessible. The removable lid and the button cells are small components that can be swallowed by children, thus causing choking.

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

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

 

31
1283/07

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Remote-controlled sockets.

Brand: KangtalElectric Co.

Name:

Type/number of model: Flector HHM-461762, EAN 2046176200002.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Remote-controlled socket set, comprising three sockets and a remote-control unit; input voltage, power rating: 230 V, AC, 50/60Hz, 5 A, max. 1000 W.

Country of origin: China


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Fire.

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- even before the stress test, the distance between the protective contacts was too small in four of the six test samples;

- during the test, the socket plate caught fire and the temperature of the contacts rose by more than 70 degrees.

The product does not comply with the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive and the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

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1284/07

Lithuania

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Replacement drums type brake linings.

Brand: FBK Marketing BRAKES.

Name:

Type/number of model: C/R No: K-2350, no barcode.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Replacement drums type brake linings, packed in a carton box.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Carcinogenic.

The product poses a carcinogenic risk because it contains asbestos fibres. If asbestos filament will get into persons body, there is potential risk of getting cancer or asbestosis.

Voluntary measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

33
1285/07

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy truck - Plastové stavebné auto- domiešavac Heavy machine, Truck.

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Product: Toy truck - Plastové stavebné auto- domiešavac Heavy machine, Truck.

Brand: SUPER POWER. Type/number of modelsticker- EAN: 5900733112122, code: 20331, on the product: No. 13487A.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy- a construction truck – tempered with a mechanical traction, made from PVC, a chrome and green surface with adhesive labels, the blue transparent tempered filled in with polystyrene balls. The truck is labelled with a sticker containing a title SUPER POWER, Heavy machine, Truck, No. 13487A. On the bottom, there are other three stickers with marking. The toy is sold without any packing.

Country of origin: China


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Poisoning.

The product poses a risk of poisoning because the plastic material contains 6029,1 mg/kg of lead (Pb) which exceeds the maximum allowed limit for lead of 90mg/kg by 66,9 times, and 380,5 mg/kg of Cr exceeding the limit for chromium by 6,3 times (max. 60mg/kg of Cr).

The 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.  

 

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1286/07

Estonia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Contact glue “Adhesive Technicqll (Klej Kontaktowy Polichloroprenowy)”.

Brand: CIA Technicqll.

Name:

Type/number of model: Stock nr 266/U08; EXE: 070405/4L/CON; EAN: 5902051000266.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white tube with black printing, the content (volume) of the tube is 20 ml. The label of the product contains the symbols ‘highly inflammable’ and “harmful”. Approximate size of packaging is 9,2 x 16 cm.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 45% of toluene. Toluene may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives and spray paints intended for sale to the general public. Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction and generally toxic.

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

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

 

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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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