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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 07/03/2008)

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

1
0265/08

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy

Brand: Niagara "Apecheronza"

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 8210, EAN: 8006708082104.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the duck's beak can be detached at a force of 19 N. The detached part fits into the small parts cylinder and may therefore pose a risk of choking to children.

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

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

 

2
0266/08

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini-motorbike

Brand: MINIBAOLKY “DIRTY BIKE”

Name:

Type/number of model: GSA-089C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow mini-motorbike, with black saddle.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries,
Cuts

The product presents a risk of injuries and cuts because:

- there are no steering stops,

- the fuel lines do not have the appropriate support brackets, - there are sharp edges on the plastic elements and welded seams of the machine,

- there is insufficient protection in the area of the engine sprocket,

- there is no chain guard on the machine,

- there is no protection on the exhaust pipe on the machine.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

3
0267/08

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Sun lotion

Brand: ViSola 20 and IONOVIT

Name:

Type/number of model: ViSola 20 Oxygen Sun Fluid, IONOVIT Sun Fluid.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, flat, plastic bottle, screw top with integrated dispenser and snap-on cap.

Country of origin: Switzerland


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the protection factor (UVB range) is much lower than the 20 indicated. The claim that the product "... provides protection for up to 8 hours (480 min) depending on skin type ..." is incorrect.

Consumers relying on the protection factor indicated would be exposing themselves to both an acute risk of sunburn and the long-term consequences of excessive exposure to sunlight.

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

 

4
0268/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic inflatable beachball

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: Tom and Jerry, C.31025 and C.29068, for ages 3+, EAN 8 21808 93011 1.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic inflatable ball with different pictures of Tom and Jerry.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.1g/100g of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

According to the Chemical Restriction Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

5
0269/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter James Cook Westfalia Classic Van

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: BM 906, e1*2001/116*0425*00.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 131 vehicles are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ladder for access to the upper bed may slip sideways out of the mounting bracket.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

6
0270/08

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lotion - Maxi Light crème

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: LOT: 070617F9, EXP: 070917 K.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.6% hydroquinone. It is to be assumed that the product 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.  

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
0271/08

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's underpants (3 pairs)

Brand: TEDi GmbH & Co. KG

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 59484002221000000300, article No 5948400, delivery note No 188497, EAN code 0821849729170.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three pairs of children’s underpants (black, orange, black and orange stripes) in a plastic bag attached to printed card; with labelling "Kinderwäsche 3 Slips Grösse 128/134" (3 pairs of children’s underpants, size 128/134), price €3, "TEDi GmbH & Co. KG ", 100% cotton.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 236 mg/kg of benzidine, which is a known human carcinogen which can easily be absorbed through the skin. It is harmful to the blood and weakens the bone marrow.

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

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

 

8
0272/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Finger paints

Brand: TOY PLACE

Name:

Type/number of model: Finger paints, EAN 2200091204884.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Finger paints, set of 4, in box.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to excessive concentration of preservatives. The measured values of 5-chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one (1.9 mg/100g) and 2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one (2.0 mg/100g) give a combined concentration of 0.0029 %, almost double the permitted limit.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

9
0273/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Fishing set

Brand: BASS.

Name:

Type/number of model: 3340

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a set for fishing with 6 maritime creatures.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of:

1. choking because the play figures (fish) fit completely into the small parts test cylinder;

2. suffocation by strangulation because:

- the diameter of the cord is 0,7mm instead of at least 1,5mm.

- the free length of cords on toys which could form loops must not exceed 220 mm - it is 1 340 mm.

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

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

 

10
0274/08

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Chainsaws with petrol engine - Zhejiang Zomax garden machinery

Brand: Zomax

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Petrol chainsaw for branches ZMP 2600-10, EAN 4038967334445,

- Petrol chainsaw ZM 5200, EAN 4038967334421,

- Petrol chainsaw ZM 4600, EAN 4038967334414.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Pole chainsaw packed in 2 boxes (one containing the engine, the other containing 2 poles and cutting bar assembly), 25.4cc; 0.85 kW; 6.3 kg; Article 133444,

2. Petrol chainsaw 50cc; 2.3 kw; bar length 50 cm; weight 4.9 kg,

3) Petrol chainsaw 45.6cc; bar length 45 cm; weight 4.8 kg, “RL Kettensäge” label on side.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the chains continue to run when idle.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

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

 

11
0275/08

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Lipsticks in the form of sweets and dummies.

Brand: Dama

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 52112 (sweet) and ref. 52053 (dummy).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products are lipsticks, one in the form of a sweet that smells of fruit and another in the form of a child’s dummy. They are sold individually and are placed on sale in packaging that looks like that used for sweets. The information on the label is in various languages.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put them into their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

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

 

12
0276/08

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's dress, 100% Cotton Woven Kids Dress

Brand: Sugar Pink

Name:

Type/number of model: SPO717 MX (Black/Raspberry).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls sequinned top/dress for age 2-3 years. 3 diamante buttons at neck area.

Country of origin: India


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because sequins and buttons can be easily detached from the garment, put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

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

 

13
0277/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Low beam headlight bulb in Honda passenger car

Brand: HONDA

Name:

Type/number of model: CRV

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 model year vehicles, with VIN numbers from SHSRE5***7U042291 to SHSRE6***7U044776. Only halogen headlight models are affected within the affected range.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the low beam headlight bulb may not light up because of high resistance between the harness terminal and low beam bulb due to incorrect terminal dimensions and improper terminal sleeve material.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

14
0278/08

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric drill - DDM2 Diamond Core Drilling Machine

Brand: Marcrist

Name:

Type/number of model: Marcrist DDM2 Diamond Core Drilling Machine Part numbers: GB 230v 7700.001.001 GB 110v 7700.001.002 DE 230v 7700.001.003 CH 230v 7700.001.004.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric power drill in blow moulded plastic carrying box with accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cable fitted to the machine is PVC coated and not rubber coated. There is a possibility of breakdown of the PVC coating over a prolonged period of time due to UV. This can lead to cracks in the outer sheath allowing water ingress. The cable's individual wire insulation would also need to be broken for a short circuit to occur.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

15
0280/08

Germany

Category: Electrical Appliances.

Product: Remote-controlled socket.

Brand: düwi.

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: FZSS-1000-3f, Article No 05282, Series No.: BST84913200707, EAN 4008297052821.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The remote–controlled socket set, comprising three sockets and a remote control unit.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the distance between the protective contacts (26.9 mm) was too small. In this case the contacts can bend after a certain amount of use, which means that the protective conductor function is no longer guaranteed,

- in the heat resistance test, the plastic housing was so distorted that live parts (230 volts) could be touched.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

16
0281/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Porsche passenger car

Brand: Porsche

Name:

Type/number of model: Cayenne (V6).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns cars built between 30 November 2006 and 18 January 2008.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because slight movement of the engine when travelling could cause a fuel line to come into contact with the engine compartment cladding. This may cause a knocking sound and abrasion markings could occur on the fuel line itself, leading to fuel leakage.

Five reported incidents.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

17
0282/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of two swords

Brand: The weapon of warfront – Knife sword

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900700013438.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a knight’s set consisting of two swords made of plastic which is coloured like metal – bronze and iron.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to sharp edges in different areas of the toy.

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

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

 

18
0283/08

Greece

Category: Lighting Chains.

Product: Lighting chains.

Brand: Magic Christmas.

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 300 RICE LIGHTS 300L 4MM+M/F, code 00994028,

Batch number/Barcode: 2005009940287,

2. 180 RICE LIGHTS 180L 4MM+M/F, code 00994104, barcode: 2005009941048.

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Green-coloured light chain with 300 multicoloured lights and green function controller, packed in blue box. For internal use. Technical characteristics: 230V, 50Hz, 2.5 A,

2. Green-coloured light chain with 180 multicoloured lights and green function controller, packed in blue box. For internal use. Technical characteristics: 230V, 50Hz, 2.5 A.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no supply cord anchorage in the controller – flasher,

- there is no double-insulation cable in different colours,

- the cross-sectional area of the wiring (0.2 mm2) does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European Standards (min. acceptable 0.5 mm2) (items 1 & 2),

- the width of the plug base is 12.05 mm (min. acceptable 13.70 ± 0.70 mm) (items 1 & 2)

- the distance between the pins of the plug is 17.07 for item 1 and 17.08 for item 2 (min. acceptable 18.00 – 19.20 mm),

In addition the cable does not bear the required markings.

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. Press release has been issued.  

 

19
0284/08

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Push chair

Brand: COMPTINE

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 2836060900008, Reference: 3019136, Code: 360609

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wheeled child conveyance with a red metal structure, a blue canvas seat and back from which emerge the strap and belt fastenings for holding the child and a canvas hood of the same colour.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because :

- within the access area there is a compression point between the hood and the chassis on both sides of the seat which closes to less than 12 mm.

- within the access area there is a hole more than 5mm and less than 12mm wide.

- the angle between the back and the seat should be at least 100º.

- any plastic packaging with an opening perimeter greater than 380mm should have an average thickness of at least 0.038 mm.

- warnings are missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

 

20
0285/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Soft rubber toy duck for squeezing

Brand: Children's toy.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow duck with inscription “Children`s TOY” and emitting sound device. Packed in cellophane with paper handle.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sound emitting element can be detached under a force of less than 90 N and generate small parts which fit fully into the cylinder. Children can put small elements into the mouth and choke.

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

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

 

21
0286/08

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Imitation firearms with laser

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1.- Ref. HC2018, 2.- Ref. HCD92H, 3.- Ref. HCM16A4, 4.- Ref. HCM41GL, 5.- Ref. HCM41K1, 6.- Ref. HCM43GL, 7.- Ref. HCMP52868, 8.- Ref. HCMR744, 9.- Ref. HCMR777, 10. - Ref. HCP198G.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1.- Model 2018 long firearm with laser, 2.- Model M4 ELECTRICO with sight and blue lamp, 3.- Model M16 with laser, sight, lamp and goggles, 4.- Model M41 with sight, 6mm calibre, 5.- Model M41K1 with sight, 6mm calibre, 6.- Model M43 pistol with silencer, 7.- Model MP5SD5 ELECTRICO, single action, 8.- Model MR744 with Red Dot, 6mm calibre, 9.- Model MR77 with sight, 6mm calibre, 10.- Model P198 pistol with silencer,

In all cases the packaging is a cardboard box bearing a photograph of the model of firearm.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser device, and potentially dangerous to the sight in any conditions of use. Prolonged exposure to moderate levels of laser light may cause irreversible changes in the eye, and particularly in the retina and the crystalline lens.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

22
0287/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: "My Country Land" Playset.

Brand: JMV.

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4019142097102, Article No 9710.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small doll with horse and accessories (spade, brush, rake, tub, grooming comb, bucket, barrel, etc.). Printed cardboard box with transparent plastic front.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll’s head contains Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in a concentration of 15.8 % by weight. According to the Chemical Restriction Directive 76/769/EEC, the permitted limit value for certain phthalates in toys is 0.1% by weight.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information to consumers by the importer.  

 

23
0288/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic spinning top

Brand: TEDi GmbH & Co. KG

Name:

Type/number of model: Order/Article n°2772200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic spinning top which lights up and produces sound; colours: black, orange, blue and transparent; height: 105 mm; wires inside the spinning top; cardboard packaging with transparent display window and printed inscription (extract): "illuminated spinning top with sound, code 27722001241000000200, CE mark, Caution! Contains small parts that may be swallowed – Not suitable for children under three years of age". Graphic symbol for the age-related warning in accordance with Standard EN 71-6: 1994 (0-3), TEDi GmbH & Co. KG; made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7% of di-2-ethyl-hexylphthalate (DEHP) in the spinning top's coloured wire insulation (permitted limit value: 0.1%).

According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

24
0289/08

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone charger

Brand: FS Accessories

Name:

Type/number of model: Various travel chargers marked with GX30, or MYC-2, or NOK, or CST13, as if compatible with various mobile phones

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone battery chargers (various) in individual cardboard boxes. All marked ‘FS Accessories High Quality Travel Charger’.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to :

- lack of double insulation.

- live and neutral parts are only 0.9 mm apart (standard requires min 2 mm).

- insufficient wiring and non-secured soldering likely to cause a short circuit.

- inadequate construction.

One catastrophic failure reported.

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

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

 

25
0290/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Rocking horse

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5998588111919

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rocking horse is made from multicoloured plastic material (yellow, red, blue, green). An adhesive label with marking in Hungarian language is placed on the saddle. According to the label, the toy is for children from age of 3 years and maximum recommended weight of the child is 50 kg.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the failings in design the range of movement of the rocking horse is not limited, and it is not equipped with backstops to prevent it from turning over with a child.

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

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

 

26
0291/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Multi function

Name:

Type/number of model: 100 rice light

Batch number/Barcode: 6901022858812

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain of 100 non-exchangeable lamps, equipped with a flasher unit marked with “Flasher control unit, 220V, AC, 50 Hz, 0,33A, CE". The flasher unit contains a button for switching between functions. The product is packed in a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and marking on the bottom in 3 languages.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb is insufficient,

- the insulation of bulbs is insufficient,

- during mechanical testing the conductors of the network plug spring leaving live parts accessible,

- the cover of the flasher unit breaks during the test leaving live parts accessible,

- the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flasher unit,

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is insufficient (detected value is 0.055 mm², which is less than 0.5 mm² required by the standard).

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

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

 

27
0292/08

Greece

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric lawnmower

Brand: STIHL

Name:

Type/number of model: VIKING ME 400

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns items with serial numbers from 431 199 650 to 431 336 317.

Country of origin: Austria


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because there is a risk that the blade will not come to a standstill quickly enough after the motor has been switched off and the user could come into contact with the moving blade. An accident with potentially serious consequences cannot be ruled out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

28
0293/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's set - hooded sweatshirt

Brand: Steda

Name:

Type/number of model: Children’s sets - hooded sweatshirt, textile cords and boots, bar code 3 800855 638123, art.#63812

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sets - hooded sweatshirt, with textile cords and boots, trademark “Steda”, origin – Bulgaria, content: 100% polyester.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because of the presence of cords on the hood.

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

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

 

29
0294/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain "Guirlanda cortina red de 160 microbombillas con multifunction"

Brand: Iron Bussines

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Christmas lighting chain is in the form of a lattice comprising of 160 lights and a regulator. Data on the fork: TCC, 2.5 A, 230 V, 250 V~. Packaging - a red cardboard box with a picture of the product on the top and data in a foreign language on the bottom.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the cover of the regulator fails the mechanical test, posing a risk of access to the live parts,

- the cross- section of the conductors is insufficient.

- the consumer is not informed sufficiently about basic technical data and possible risks.

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

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

 

30
0279/08

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: POCKET LINE BIKE.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow mini-motorbike with black saddle.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Cuts,
Fire,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of fire :

- due to fuel leakage when starting the machine. For this reason, it is not possible to measure noise, vibrations or temperature in hot areas.

- because the fuel shut-off is situated next to the carburettor and there are leaks in the joint between the fuel line and the tank. The fuel lines are in contact with the exhaust pipe.

The product poses a risk of injuries because :

- the machine is not equipped with a foot-rest.

- there is no stand enabling the machine to be stored in a stable position.

- the 'stop' command can become jammed and not work.

- the machine is not equipped with steering stops.

- the fuel lines are not type-approved and do not have the appropriate support brackets.

- there is insufficient protection in the area of the motor flywheel.

- there is no protection on the exhaust pipe on the machine.

The product poses a risk of cuts due to sharp edges on the plastic elements and welded seams of the machine.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

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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.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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