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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 10 (Published on: 14/03/2008)

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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
0295/08

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone (travel) charger

Brand: A.I.&E

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: TC-01 EAN-code: 8711252108599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger for mobile phone. Package: Blister.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- creepages and clearance distances are too small.

- the charger did not withstand the high voltage test.

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

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

 

2
0296/08

Lithuania

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 7LK249;

Batch number/Barcode: 4 770786 960039

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chain of Christmas lights with 100 permanent contact bulbs. Technical characteristics: registered voltage -230V, registered wattage 117 W, rate protection IP20, mass – 0,23kg; The packaging consists of a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the nominal cross-section of the external and internal wirings, 0,09 mm2 and 0,047 mm2, is less than the ≥0,5 mm2 required by the Standard,

- the cable failed to withstand the tensile test,

- lampshades are loose in the lamp-holders.

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

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

 

3
0297/08

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy helicopter

Brand: AHM Plane

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 716

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy helicopter in various colours, with a window that can be opened in the cockpit containing sweets (coloured, sugar pastilles in various shapes - e.g. stars, hearts). Underneath there is a wind-up mechanism in the middle, and press-on skids on the outside. The helicopter has three wheels and a small, black cylindrical part attached to a string at the back (for winding up).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains several, easily detachable small parts. The detached parts fit 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: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0298/08

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bikes

Brand: B-TWIN

Name:

Type/number of model: ROCKRIDER 5 XC LIMITED DISK 2007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bikes, all painted in blue, white and yellow. Sizes concerned: S-295641, M-295642, L-231274, L-231274/285648 and XL-295659.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the gear lever could be badly assembled and the disc brake adaptor on the front brake mounted the wrong way round. These defects could cause gear change failure and a loss of braking power.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

5
0299/08

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: In-line skates

Brand: Mapa toys

Name:

Type/number of model: REF: YJ908

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic boot with four little in-line wheels. The packaging is a cardboard box with a drawing of the skates and the CE mark.

Country of origin: Canada


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- pressure exerted on different parts of the skate causes breaks in the plastic structure,

- there are no instructions for use and maintenance,

- the skates do not have the marking laid down in the standard.

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

 

6
0300/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains adaptor

Brand: Neuling

Name:

Type/number of model: Neuling SB 710

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Adaptor for operating euro electrical appliances in the USA and various Asian countries; packaged on cardboard covered with transparent plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- live parts can be touched when the euro plug or earth contact plug are not fully inserted into the mains adaptor,

- it is possible to insert safety plugs, thereby disabling the protective conductor function. The upstream circuit breaker does not recognise contact with a current-consuming appliance in the event of a fault,

- euro and safety plugs could be improperly inserted (possibility of touching the exposed plug pin, risk of electric shock),

- connection of mains adaptors labelled USA > BRD / BRD > USA in order to form a plug extension,

- protection Class 1 (protective conductor) incorrectly indicated,

- rated current is incorrectly indicated as 250 volts (should be XX amps),

- failure to provide an adequate description of the missing protective conductor indicating the potential dangers resulting from the use of Protection Class I (protective conductors) electrical appliances,

- the information that the product may only be used abroad is misleading.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

7
0301/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy – transport truck

Brand: Cartoon

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907791542465; No 6526A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a transport truck, made of multicoloured plastic with orange/transparent cement mixer. Inside this part there are some colourful small balls. While switched on, sounds and lights are emitted and the steering wheel and concrete mixing part rotate. There is no data about the packaging except the marking: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Polish name of a toy, the pictogram concerning age restriction (0-3), and a bar code. There are also warnings: “Caution! Not suitable for children below 3 years old due to the risk of swallowing small parts”. “Please keep the packaging for future reference”, “Store out of reach of children below 3 years”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

1. choking because the small parts become detached during drop test and fit completely into the small parts test cylinder,

2. injuries because of sharp edges.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

8
0302/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Multi function

Name:

Type/number of model: 140 rice light, EAN code: 6901022235224

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain comprised of 140 non-exchangeable lamps with flashing unit marked by “Flasher control unit, 220V, AC, 50 Hz, 0.33A, CE marking". On the other side of the flashing unit there is a button for switching between functions and a description of the functions. The packaging is a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and marking on the bottom.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

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

- 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),

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

- the cover of the flashing unit broke during the test leaving live parts accessible,

- insufficient insulation of bulbs identified,

- the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flashing unit.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

9
0303/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Battery-operated toy dinosaur

Brand: Zax

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 993, EAN code: 82006930060360820 (on the self-adhesive label)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic battery-operated toy – yellow/green dinosaur, packed in a cardboard box printed with coloured dinosaurs, marking and instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow/green plastic material contains:

- 1792.0 mg/kg of lead (Pb) which exceeds the limit for lead of 90mg/kg,

- 406.7 mg/kg of Cr, which exceeds the permitted limit of 6.77 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
0304/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy Plastic "Shrilling chicken"

Brand: Toi Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no.: 3634, EAN code: 8714627736342, (K- 1196- on the label of the Slovak distributor)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy chicken made from a yellow plastic material, with red legs, comb, beak and ribbon. At the bottom there is an opening from where an egg is released after pushing on the chicken. The toy also produces a sound after pushing on it. It has a tag on the neck with following data: "Shrilling Chicken", CE, Made in China, pictogram- not suitable for children up to 3 years, Toi- Toys, art. no., EAN code. On one of the self-adhesive labels on the back, there are data about distributor for the Slovak Republic and other information.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains 13.8 % by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

11
0305/08

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: “Super Hero”.

Name:

Type/number of model: NO:9803

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone is made of red and black plastic. There is a sticker with the picture of the super hero on the phone. The toy is battery operated. Approximate size of packaging: 19 cm x 12 cm. There is "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA”, CE – mark

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA was between 87.4 – 95.5 dB.

The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for a close-to–the-ear toy must not exceed 80 dB or it can cause damage to hearing.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.

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

 

12
0306/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Multi function

Name:

Type/number of model: 180 rice light, EAN code: 6901022235231

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Christmas lighting chain is comprised of 180 non-exchangeable lamps. It is equipped with a flashing unit with marking “Flasher control unit, 220V AC, 50 Hz, 0,83A, CE“, a button for switching between functions and a description of the functions. Packaging - a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and text "180 Rice Light", and marking on the bottom of box in 3 languages.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

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

- 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),

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

- insufficient insulation of bulbs identified, - the cover of the flashing unit breaks during the test leaving the live parts accessible,

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

13
0307/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting decoration "Natal Clássico" for windows

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 2006-115, EAN code: 6902712202052

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting decoration for windows in the form of two candles with mistletoe sprigs and ribbon. It is comprised of 35 bulbs. Packaging: transparent plastic bag closed with a card marked "Natal Clássico Apenas Utilizar no Interior, 35 Luzes, Made in China, 220, 60 Hz, code and EAN code”. Data 220V was glued on, overlapping the data 110 V. Data on the fork: 2.5 A, 250V.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

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

- the product does not pass the tensile test resulting in shift and damage of conductors and access to the live parts,

- the material of bulb holders fails the ball pressure and the glow wire tests,

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

- the cross-section of the conductors is non-compliant, posing a risk of overheating and fire,

- the product is not marked in accordance with the requirements of 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.  

 

14
0308/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Laplandia

Name:

Type/number of model: ApT. 2001-68

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain comprised of 200 lights and a regulator with a rotary switch. Packing - a blue and white cardboard box with a Christmas motif on the top, data in Russian language and marking ApT. 2001- 68, 220V on the bottom.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock and 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,

length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is not compliant nor is the fork of the plug,

- the insulating material fails the ball pressure test by 1250 C and the glow wire test.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

15
0309/08

Lithuania

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 7LK268; bar code: 3 302224 566612

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chain of Christmas lights with 20 bulbs; Technical characteristics: registered voltage: 230V, registered wattage 31.2 W, rate protection IP20, mass – 0.15kg; The packaging consists of a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the nominal cross-section of the external and internal wirings 0.09 mm2 and 0.047 mm2, is less than the ≥0.5 mm2 required by the standard,

- the cable failed to withstand the tensile test,

- the lampshades are loose in the lamp-holders.

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

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

 

16
0310/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy helicopter

Brand: Zoom

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908310581699; H 8170/168

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a helicopter made of black and white plastic with blades made of red plastic. On the packaging there is a CE mark, EAN code and the following markings: pictogram concerning age restriction 0-3, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years due to risk of swallowing small parts”, name and address of the importer. There is also a warning about the necessity of storing the packaging due to useful information and some information in English e.g. “For ages 5 and up”, “Item no 168”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it lacks a safety ring around the rotor.

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.  

 

17
0311/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas lighting chain – 140 chasing lights

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain comprised of 140 lamps. It is equipped with a regulator, packed in a cardboard box with a red and green top, a picture with text in English, the bottom of the box is white with user manual, warnings and other marking in two languages

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

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

- the cross-section of the conductors is insufficient, the length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is not compliant, nor is the fork of the plug,

- the product is not marked in accordance with the requirements of the standard, the consumer is not informed sufficiently about basic technical data and possible risks,

- the cover of the regulator fails the test and the cable can be removed from the latter posing a risk of accessing to live parts,

- the insulating material fails the ball pressure test by 125 C and the glow wire test.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

18
0312/08

Germany

Category: COSMETICS.

Product: Complex-Cell-Serum

Brand: CoValence Inc.

Name:

Type/number of model: Production ref: 43xxx.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Container: small blue glass bottle with printed label, white plastic screw cap with squeeze drop applicator. Content: yellow liquid, with odour of alcohol and herbs. Volume: 30 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical.

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of the substances Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), concentration 0.0143%. Ergocalciferol and Cholecalciferol (vitamins D2 and D3).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

19
0313/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy – gun with darts

Brand: Special Police

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908310574363; H7754/KF/902AB

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a gun made of silver-coloured plastic, 5 darts made of black plastic with orange suction cups at the end and a board with numbers made of yellow, red, white and blue plastic.

There is no information about the packaging, only the marking, which is: “CE mark”, the name of a toy “set with a gun”, the name and address of the importer, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the suction cups became detached during the stretching test,

- lack of information about the danger of using ammunition other than that provided with the toy,

- lack of warning “Do not aim at eyes or face”.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

20
0314/08

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Welding mask with automatic protective filter

Brand: Tool Experts Fieback+Südmeyer GbR

Name:

Type/number of model: Helmet LCD Electronic 3/11 with filter YC-03-C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Welding mask in the form of a helmet containing a protective filter. When the welding arc is ignited, the filter switches its protection stage automatically from low (bright state) to high (dark state). Markings on filter:YC-03-C; CE; Auto 3/11 Welding Fitler (sic); EN 379; ANSI Z 87.1.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it does not provide protection from 3 spectral light transmission. In addition the instructions for use are incomplete.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 379, EN 166 and EN 175.

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

 

21
0315/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Joke item – 'Puff Puff' Cigarette

Brand: Out of the blue KG

Name:

Type/number of model: Article n°: 61/2407

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because inhalation of the starch-talcum mixture may lead to respiratory tract irritation and inflammation. The powder contained within the cigarette is supposed to be released when it is blown into, imitating cigarette smoke. Inhaling, as with real cigarettes, is a foreseeable condition of use.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

22
0316/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Control power unit (CPU) in Ducati motorcycles

Brand: DUCATI

Name:

Type/number of model: Motorcycles, models Superbike 1098 - 1098 S – 1098 Tricolore

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles within frame no. range ZDMH700AA6B000007 to ZDMH700AA7B004659 (EU version) and within frame no. range ZDM1XBEW07B001077 to ZDM1XBEWX7B004634 (USA version). The motorcycles were produced until 16.03.2007.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there might be a failure of the control power unit (CPU). As a result the engine might stall while idle, causing serious risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

23
0317/08

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candle glass "Hurricane" lamp With twisted stem

Brand: Laura Ashley

Name:

Type/number of model: SKU 3372886

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass lamp with twisted stem (red and clear glass combination). Lamp would contain a candle.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because it is not sufficiently toughened and therefore prone to easier breakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the product by the importer.  

 

24
0318/08

Belgium

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Blender

Brand: ARIETE

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 520, P.N. 0D052000AR0, SN: 01/060001628

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brightly-coloured (e.g. red) blender 220-240V / 350W / Cl. II with several gripping points, small Mickey Mouse faces for indicating levels, two white feet, and a general shape designed to give it an endearingly human-like appearance. The appliance and packaging bear the name "Disney".

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock and cuts

The product poses a risk of electric shock and cuts due to the additional risks introduced by the child-appealing character of the electrical appliance. Appliances shall not have an enclosure which is shaped and decorated so that the appliance is likely to be treated as a toy by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

25
0319/08

Belgium

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Toaster

Brand: ARIETE

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 116, P.N.0D011600AR0, SN /060079876

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2-slice toaster 220-240 V/ 800 W/ Cl. I, IPX0 with Mickey Mouse transfer on the exterior surfaces bearing the word "MORNIN' "; side levers with red or black ball-shaped grip with Mickey Mouse-type ears; the shape of Mickey's head is toasted onto each slice of bread, and a short tune is played when the toast is ready. Appliance and packaging bear the name"Disney".

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock and burns

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

- the internal wires can come into contact with burrs which may cause damage to their insulation,

- the appliance appeals to children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

26
0320/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Lollipop with toy

Brand: Wom Bpop Bone

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code in invoice WBPB06X12C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy is firmly coupled with foodstuff (a lollipop which is similar to a comforter). The toy is a plastic mouth with red lips and a yellow bone between the teeth.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because a small part (the holder of the lollipop) can come off and the loose part fits into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

27
0321/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candle – coffee candle (aromatherapy)

Brand: Nonna & Sons

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no.: 53.2684, EAN code: 5906922678998

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set comprised of two candles placed in ceramic cups for coffee. The candle has the shape of a cappuccino with a skim decorated with coffee beans and with pieces of dark wax resembling pieces of chocolate on the top. The candles have an aroma of coffee. Packed in a transparent box fixed inside brown cardboard. A paper band with the text "coffee candle aromatherapy" is glued on the box. On the bottom – three stickers – a green one with title "Nonna & Sons", the second one in Polish language with data about economic operator, the third one from the Slovak distributor.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can become detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.

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 and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
0322/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: PPD

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) coffee bar - No.: 800287, EAN code: 4021766081108

2) Christmas mix - No.:800253, EAN code: 4021766076579

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) A set comprised of 4 candles – a coffee bean, a white cube, a "bishop" cake with almonds and a caramel cube. Packaging in a transparent box with a paper sticker marked “coffee bar”. A label on the bottom with data - coffee bar, floating candle, 4 pcs, code, EAN code, logo, the address of the producer and warnings.

2) A set comprised of 4 candles – a gingerbread man, gingerbread in the shape of a star, a walnut and an apple. Packaged in a transparent box with a paper sticker marked “Christmas candles ppd”. A label on the bottom with data - Christmas mix, floating candle, 4 pcs, code, EAN code, logo, the address of the producer and warnings.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can become detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.

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.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

29
0323/08

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick: BK Premium Lipstick/Lippenstift 01 – rosa lachsfarben [salmon pink lipstick]

Brand: BK

Name:

Type/number of model: Identical batch numbers for both lipsticks: MO 070310, PAO : 24M

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Salmon pink lipstick; Wine red lipstick with blue pearl gloss; Printed plastic twist-up tubes with protective top and two laminated labels.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.96 mg/kg of antimony which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

30
0324/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Wig

Brand: Mapa toys

Name:

Type/number of model: TH92-OFW

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Short, brown fibre-optic wig. The packaging is tough transparent plastic with labelling reading: FIBER OPTIC WIG. MAPA TOYS. CE marking.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the duration of flaming is longer than 2 seconds after extinguishing of the test flame and the burnt length is greater than 75% of the initial length.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

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

 

31
0325/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - brake master cylinder

Brand: VOLVO

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger cars, models C30, C70, S40 and V50. VIN numbers : - C30 :0010877-0019184 - C70: 0022371-0023734 - S40: 0297302-0305575 - V50: 0314140-0321961

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns models from the year 2007

Country of origin: Sweden

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an internal leakage in the brake master cylinder. If affected, the driver may experience reduced performance when applying and maintaining force on the brake pedal.

Over time the capacity to brake will gradually deteriorate, forcing the driver to put more force on the brake pedal compared to when braking with an intact brake system. The deterioration will eventually result in a complete loss of the brake system function.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

32
0326/08

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: YAMAHA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: XJR1300

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Affected motorcycle is a 1250-cc motorcycle. Units with the following chassis numbers are affected: JYARP191000000301 to JYARP191000002822.

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the inner cover of the casing for the throttle position sensor (TPS) may not be properly sealed to the outer cover, and allow damp to penetrate. The TPS can therefore produce incorrect signals, causing the following problems:

1.-The emission of exhaust gases may exceed the maximum permitted.

2.-At low speed, or when the vehicle is coming to a halt, engine deceleration is unstable and the engine may stall, following which it is difficult to restart.

There is therefore the risk of a traffic accident because, should the engine stop at low speed when a gear is engaged and the motorcycle is in movement, the rider may lose balance and fall, particularly bearing in mind the considerable weight of this kind of motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

33
0327/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Basketball set action game

Brand: Troll & Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 007 193 6, EAN: 4 022498 508413, 04/06

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Basketball Set (small basketball basket (diameter approx. 14 cm) with net, board and ball (diameter approx. 6 cm); Packaging: clear plastic bag with adhesive label.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the ball in the basketball set contains an excessive level of dibutyl- and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (permitted limit value: 0.1%). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

34
0328/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: ROGITO®

Name:

Type/number of model: type: Candle collection 1937, Apple

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in a transparent plastic closed with a ribbon; a label is attached with the following data “Candle collection 1937, APPLE”. Despite the name of the product, the candle is in the shape of a lemon size 8cm (diameter) x 5cm (height).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, 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: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

35
0329/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candle – coffee scented

Brand: Bright

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 7586998000466.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candle in the shape of a cylinder (size 45x45x60 mm), brown, with coffee beans (size 8x6x3mm) attached on the bottom, aroma of coffee, packed in transparent PVC, closed with a string.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can be detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.

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.

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

 

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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

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Disclaimer - DE

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