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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 11 (Published on: 21/03/2008)

Corrigendum:

Notification 0367/08 of week 11 has been removed (product already notified by Greece under validated RAPEX notification n°0325/08). Notification 0325/08 of week 10 has been amended.

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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
0330/08

Spain

Category:

Product:

Brand: NURSE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: BUFFET, Bar code: 8430488303140.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue table seat built on a metal structure which is fastened to the table top. The labelling carries the brand Baby Nurse and the bar code.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

suffocation, and injuries because:

- choking because the “Nurse” label sticker on the back of the seat comes off under a force of less than 50 N, and this component fits entirely into the small-parts cylinder,

- suffocation because the side openings allow the 110-mm diameter test cone to pass through,

- injuries because during the dynamic strength test the seat and the fastenings move continuously posing a risk of falling for children.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 1272.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

2
0331/08

United Kingdom

Category: Others

Product: Elastic luggage straps

Brand: Cosmic

Name:

Type/number of model: 60182

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Elastic luggage straps for securing small loads.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the elasticised cords can be pulled through the metal hook assemblies causing them to recoil.

The cords fail at forces of 192, 185, 147 and 184 N whereas the relevant standard requires such straps to withstand 400 N without failing.

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

 

3
0332/08

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys

Brand: Chubbies and Mini Chubbies

Name:

Type/number of model: Various

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cars and airplanes made of plastic, length 7-10 cm. The toys are chubby with big wheels. The toys have bright colours like blue, red, green and yellow.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the tires may come loose from the wheel and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

7 incidents reported.

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

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

 

4
0333/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: LAND ROVER

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ cars, model Freelander 2/LR2 (program number P009).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 and 2008 model year vehicles, with VINs from Η000201 to Η087347.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to possible loss of the glass panel of the sunroof.

Failure of either the left-side or right-side sunroof guide rail could cause the sunroof to become detached from its operating mechanism and bind. There might be a cracking noise if this condition occurs. If it does occur, the sunroof glass panel will remain attached to its frame, but further attempts to operate it will result in continued noise and abnormal operation due to the binding condition. If a vertical force is applied (for example, if the user is manually aiding the sunroof to close, or wind lift) the glass panel can become fully detached from the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

 

5
0334/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Rojek- Décor

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Item no.: SH 25-90044, EAN code: 5901037036268,

2) Item no.: SH 25- 900586B, EAN code: 5901037036275.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) A set comprises 6 candles – green chestnuts (size 3 cm, weight about 150g), packed in a wooden box with a plastic cover.

2) A set comprises 6 candles – orange cucurbits (size 3 cm, weight about 150g), packed in a wooden box with a plastic cover.

Country of origin: China


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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 mouth 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

6
0335/08

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy

Brand: Buddy wood

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code: 55557. Bar code: 5 701719 555571

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red fire engine in red with ladder and firemen in wood.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the hooter can be easily detached and thereby fits into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

7
0336/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1.) Candle scented ice cream - No.: 11560, EAN code: 4044984011443

2.) Candles hearts - No.: 111530, EAN code: 4044984008962

3.) Candles cappuccino with whipped cream - No.: 117048, EAN code: 4044984011504

4.) Candles coffee - No.: 117057, EAN code: 4044984011511

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Candle - four portions of ice cream sized 2,5 cm in a glass saucer. The product has been found in two colour formations. Packed in a transparent plastic with marking.

2) Candle - a basket with a cake in a form of heart, size about 6 cm, made from a dark brown wax resembling chocolate. Packaging transparent with marking.

3) Candle - a transparent plastic cup with a brown wax resembling cappuccino with a whipped cream on the top, without packing.

4) Candle – a transparent glass with a transparent wax from the bottom with detachable coffee beans, then brown wax and a small cup of white wax on the top, without packing.

Country of origin: China


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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 mouth 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor  

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

 

8
0337/08

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair

Brand: IKEA

Name:

Type/number of model: #400 510 21

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s high chair in antique stain. Material in base beech plywood/solid beech, clear alkyd/nitrocellulose lacquer. Legs in solid beech clear alkyd lacquer. Identification marks: IKEA logo/address, 4 digit date stamp (YYWW), 5-digit supplier number and article number located on an adhesive label attached to the bottom of the seat. The affected high chair is marked: Date stamp 0801 through 0808 and Supplier number #13755.

Country of origin: Romania


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a tight fit between seat, crotch restraint and horizontal restraint is not achieved due to an error in adjusting the length of the crotch restraint to each high chair. The crotch restraint prevents a child from slipping out of the high chair and is an important safety feature.

One complaint received stating that the crotch restraint was not firmly attached to the seat and horizontal component of the restraint system, and could detach.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

9
0339/08

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Detox foot spa and bath

Brand: AOK

Name:

Type/number of model: AOK - 0508

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 30x20x15 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Electric shock and fire

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

- accessible metal part at the back side of the cover is not connected to the earthing terminal,

- when the most unfavourable short circuit of the transformer is applied, the transformer melts and breaks down,

- measured creepage distance between poles is only 0,6 mm instead of 1,1 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

10
0340/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Recessed luminaire

Brand: BRILUX

Name:

Type/number of model: R-6000. Bar code: 5 905148 662316

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The metal-covered luminaire provided with aluminium mirror consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit fixed to the frame with riveting. The fitting unit includes the E27 ceramic lampholder and a terminal block. Main components: lampholder ("250V 660W), terminal block ("380V 10A" + mark of approval), internal wiring ("GB5023.3-1997 227IEC 02(RV) 300/500V"). Technical specifications: 230 V; 50 Hz; max 60 W E27; Class I; F-mark, IP20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses risk of electric shock because:

- the basic-insulated parts (terminal block and single insulated wires) are accessible,

- it lacks device protecting against pulling and twisting force,

- plastic bushings are missing at the entry hole which has sharp metal edges,

- the PVC insulated internal wiring overheats at the measured value of 107°C.

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

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

 

11
0341/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Play mat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no 35509000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Play mat 73 x 130 cm in a cardboard box, "Moomin" theme.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of lead exceeds the limit 90 mg/kg. Dark blue plastic material in the lower side of mat contains 250 mg/kg of lead.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

12
0342/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Recessed luminaire

Brand: BRILUX

Name:

Type/number of model: 7000A. Bar code: 5 905148 007919

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The metal-covered luminaire provided with a glass plate consists of a metal frame and a non-adjustable mirror + a fitting unit fixed to the frame with riveting. The fitting unit includes two G24d-3 plastic lampholders and a terminal block. There is a decorative glass plate fitted to the luminaire. Main components: lampholder ("CQC CE 2A 250V"), terminal block ("TEILBAR 500 400V 2,5-4 CE" + mark of approval), internal wiring ("H05S-K 1x0.75 mm2 VDE"). Technical specifications: 230 V; 50 Hz; PLC 2x26 W G24d-3; Class I; F-mark, IP 20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

The product poses risk of :

- electric shock because the basic-insulated parts (terminal block, single insulated wire) on the external surface of the luminaire are accessible,

- fire since the instruction manual does not contain the type of lamp control-gear and its distance from the luminaire recommended by the manufacturer. There is no warning in the instruction manual that the luminaire may only be connected to the power supply through a proper lamp control.

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

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

 

13
0343/08

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby carrier

Brand: X-BABY

Name:

Type/number of model: REF 918

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby carrier in yellow, orange and red fabric. The central, yellow part features the mark 'X-BABY'. It is also available in shades of blue.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of suffocation, choking and injuries because:

- the minimum size of the leg openings should not allow the test sphere to pass through completely,

- one of the white buttons comes off during the tensile test, generating small pieces,

- the belts on the system for fastening to the carer must be at least 40mm wide.

In addition the user instructions lack important safety instruction.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN-13209.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

14
0344/08

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys

Brand: Kidz Corner

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4750848005755

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The bear-shaped toy is made of red, white and yellow plastic. Approximate size of toy: 21 cm x 13 cm. The toy is packed into a cardboard box. Approximate size of packaging: 26 cm x 14 cm x 15 cm. There is "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years." CE – mark.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the toy breaks during testingt and some parts of the toy that detach fit within the small-parts cylinder,

- injuries because the detached parts have sharp edges and points.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

15
0345/08

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cosmetic case for children

Brand: Girlz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5050837034216, Item No: 1370342, Batch Code: GF070310.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic case containing make-up palette. Case is attached to bright pink cardboard packaging. Contains 11 eye shadows in various shapes such as circles and hearts. There is also a tube of six different-coloured lipsticks, an applicator and a brush.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the yellow and orange powders contains considerable levels of lead banned in the Cosmetics Directive.

- the light pink and orange lipsticks contains considerable levels of lead banned in the Cosmetics Directive.

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

 

16
0346/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Candle red apples - code: 105760, EAN code: 8585026408488

2) Candle green apples code: 105750, EAN code: 8585026408471-

3) Candle yellow lemons - code:105720, EAN code: 8585026408464

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Candles in a form of red apple, size about 3 cm, packed per 10 pieces in a bucket (diameter about 9 cm), marking in the bottom of the bucket.

2) Candles in a form of green apple, size about 3 cm, packed per 10 pieces in a bucket (diameter about 9 cm), marking in the bottom of the bucket.

3) Candles in a form of yellow lemon, size about 3 cm, packed per 10 pieces in a bucket and a transparent foil, (diameter about 9 cm), marking in the bottom of the bucket.

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 mouth 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 ordered by the authorities  

 

17
0347/08

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Egg boiler

Brand: ELTA

Name:

Type/number of model: EK 101 4001608007657

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 20x20x20 cm.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock and fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it melts during testing. Both controls (thermal protector and current protection) are connected in the same supply line.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

18
0348/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Recessed luminaire

Brand: BRILUX

Name:

Type/number of model: R-63S. Bar code: 5 905148 063007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The metal-covered luminaire consists of a metal frame and a plate holding the lampholder. The E27 ceramic lampholder is fitted to the plate with two screws. Main components: lampholder ("F519 4/250 VEM CE" + mark of approval), terminal block ("TEILBAR 230 400V CE" + mark of approval), supply cable insulated with PVC (cross section: 2x0,75 mm2). Technical specifications: 230 V; 60 W R63 E27; Class I; F-mark, IP20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

The product poses risk of:

- electric shock because:

- the basic-insulated parts (terminal block and single insulated wires) are accessible,

- there is no device protecting against pulling and twisting force,

- the wires may be pressed to sharp metal parts - fire because the PVC insulation may get into contact with the light source and thus overheats (measured value: 126°C).

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

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

 

19
0349/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Recessed luminaire

Brand: BRILUX

Name:

Type/number of model: TEO 10S. Bar code: 5 905148 027849

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The metal-covered luminaire provided with aluminium mirror has two parts. One of them includes the light source and the mirror, the other contains the fittings (terminal block, E27 ceramic lampholder). Main components: lampholder ("E27.250V.4A YR270I V002492 CQC"), terminal block ("W6 380V"), internal wiring ("ZHONG SHAN CCC AO1425G NO:200301010505707S GB5023.3-1997"). Technical specifications: 230 V; 50 Hz; max 60 W E27; Class I; F-mark.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses risk of electric shock because:

- the basic-insulated parts (terminal block and single insulated wires) are accessible,

- it lacks device protecting against pulling and twisting force,

- plastic bushings are missing at the entry hole has sharp metal edges.

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

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

 

20
0350/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Recessed luminaire

Brand: BRILUX

Name:

Type/number of model: 7001 Bar code: 5 905148 007254

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The metal-covered luminaire consists of a metal frame and a non-adjustable mirror + a fitting plate fixed to the frame with riveting. The fitting plate includes two E27 ceramic lampholders, a connecting unit and a terminal block. There is a decorative glass plate fitted to the luminaire. Main components: lampholder ("F519 4/250 VEM CE" + mark of approval), terminal block ("TEILBAR 500 450V 2,5-4 CE" + mark of approval), internal wiring ("SHENG LE VDE 18AWG 1x0,75 mm2"). Technical specifications: 230 V; 50 Hz; 2 x max 13 W 3U Mini E27; Class I; F-mark, IP 20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses risk of electric shock because:

- the basic-insulated parts of wires lead on the external surface of the luminaire are accessible,

- it lacks cord anchorage.

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

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

 

21
0351/08

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Fryer

Brand: Tefal

Name:

Type/number of model: FR7009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because once the appliance has been switched on and the voltage falls below 230V, the relay, which controls the power of the heating element, goes on and off more frequently than during periods of normal voltage. In this kind of situation, the silver contact points could self-destruct, thereby ending up in a locked position. This results in constant heating and a potential risk of overheating.

20 incidents reported.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and information to consumers  

 

22
0352/08

Portugal

Category: Toys

Product: Joke items

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 085754152410, Patent NO.ZL02237051.X, Ref.: MO1-B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product resembles a remote control with a metal housing, small black buttons and a central button outlined in red which, when pressed, produces a series of electrical impulses. It is sold in cardboard packaging bearing images and instructions for the installation of the batteries (in English). The following warnings appear, also in the English language: - “warning: choking hazard – small parts; not for children under 14 years.”; - “warning: use at your own risk, not recommended for children under 14, adults over 50 years old or persons under any medical conditions”, and - “made in china”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it produces a series of electrical impulses when the central button is pressed. The electrical impulses are generated between the button pressed and the metal housing of the toy.

Consequently, a flow of current is produced that passes through the hand of the user and is enclosed between the palm of the hand holding the toy and the finger pressing the central button (usually the thumb).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

23
0353/08

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: APRILIA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model NA850

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle with two-cylinder V-2 engine, 839 c.c.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when the throttle remains open there is a build-up of dirt on the controls of the motorcycle. This means that the intake of fuel is not shut off, making it impossible for the motorcycle to reduce its speed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

24
0354/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy

Brand: BAZOOM

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 19054, Reference: OD50364_012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable water scooter with a real engine, black and yellow in colour. The packaging is a cardboard box reading, inter alias: BAZOOM, takes 8 alkaline batteries 8x1.5v, ages 5-10, motorised water jet with range of up to 20 feet, supports weight of up to 100 lbs (45kg). Motorised high torsion propeller with protective.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the blades of the motor are accessible to fingers so these may become trapped or injured.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50088.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

25
0355/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Caravans

Brand: Manufacturer of the roof canopy: MPK Metall – und Plastikverarbeitung GmbH & Co. KG

Name:

Type/number of model: Plastic roof canopy model 4701/4711, outer dimensions 555 x 555 mm

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Caravans and mobile homes manufactured between 10.2005 and 08.2006.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to an assembly fault, when the roof canopy is screwed in, the connection between the individual components may become loose owing to thermal or mechanical influences, causing the roof canopy (upper part) to become detached. A roof canopy that becomes detached in transit may pose a danger to people.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

 

26
0356/08

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: BBY

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 5104P48R0, Model: Optimist

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wheeled child conveyance with a metal structure, a red canvas seat and back from which emerge the strap and belt fastenings for holding the child. The packaging is a cardboard box marked BBY.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking,
Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

suffocation, and injuries because:

- choking because the plastic stickers comes off under a force of less than 90N, generating a small part,

- suffocation because the plastic packaging with an opening perimeter greater than 380mm does not have an average thickness of at least 0.038 mm.

- injuries because:

- the angle between the back and the seat is not at least 100º.

- the braking mechanisms do not allow the pushchair to remain stationary on the incline for at least 1 minute.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

27
0357/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Modelling clay

Brand: LINEA IN

Name:

Type/number of model: CAXU8230575

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured modelling clay for children contained in a small plastic bucket.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a significant amount of mould, provoking allergy attacks through inhalation in people allergic to this mould.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

28
0358/08

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Fantasia Colour Pigment, Med. Blue

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Lot No 1002, Best-before date: 21.06.2008; - Lot No 1006, Best-before date 07.09.2008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylindrical plastic bottle (approx. 30 mm in diameter), with stick-on label with black printing on white background. Contents: blue opaque fluid.

Country of origin: United States


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains:

- Lot No 002: aerobic mesophiles total bacteria count: 8.1 x 107 CFU/g (identified as pseudomonas aeruginosa)

- Lot No 1006: aerobic mesophiles total bacteria count: 3.6 x 106 CFU/g; pseudononas aeruginosa: 1.1 x 106 CFU/g; yeasts: 900 000 CFU/g.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the by the authorities  

 

29
0359/08

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Dishwasher

Brand: ELECTROLUX; AEG-ELECTROLUX and ZANUSSI-ELECTROLUX.

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. ELECTROLUX ESF 45010, barcode 8009279648380,

2. ELECTROLUX ESF 65020, barcode 8009279648595,

3. AEG FAV 44860, barcode 8009279639517,

4. AEG FAV 64480 I-W, barcode 8009279640407,

5. AEG FAV 64480 I-D, barcode 8009279640414,

6. AEG FAV 64480 I-M, barcode 8009279640421,

7. AEG FAV 64480 I-A, barcode 8009279640438,

8. AEG FAV 40860, barcode /8009279650871,

9. AEG FAV 50870, barcode 8009279652943,

10. AEG FMAGIC IM, barcode 8009279642968,

11. AEG FAV 55090 I-W, barcode 8009279649820,

12. AEG FAV 44080 Ι-D, barcode 8009279650444,

13. AEG FAV 65090 I-M, barcode 8009279649905.

14. Models EDW 1100 and EDW 1500.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Freestanding, built-under or built-in models. Dishwashers using two electronic families (identified as models EDW 1100 and EDW 1500) produced during the period from week 24 2006 until week 23 2007 have been assembled using a defective component. The problem manifests itself some 3 to 11 months from installation. The model (Mod), Product Number Code (PNC) and Serial Number (S.N.) of the dishwasher are printed on the side of the dishwasher door. It is also printed on the user manual which comes with the appliance.

Country of origin: Italy


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because a faulty component presents a potential risk of overheating or fire in the affected dishwashers.

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

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

 

30
0360/08

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Car cabin heater

Brand: Engströms (BILTEMA)

Name:

Type/number of model: EMV 2001 (Art.40-410)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient electrical insulation in the product. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

31
0361/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic water toy

Brand: Lena

Name:

Type/number of model: Simm, article No 65545 and 65548, EAN 4006942655489

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange-coloured seahorse, approx. 14 cm in size; mechanical wind-up function for moving fins; article No 65545 in blister pack with Lena brand name and article No. 65548 in plastic bag with Simm brand name.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the orange paint is contaminated with up to 3 140 mg/kg of lead and up to 660 mg/kg of chromium.

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

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

 

32
0362/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Remote-controlled helicopter

Brand: Aeolus

Name:

Type/number of model: 6010-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter with mains adaptor. In cardboard box with window.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the europlug do not meet the requirements of standard,

- the insulating sleeves on the pins are only approx. 5.0 mm long; this is inadequate, as they should be at least 10 mm long.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

33
0363/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type FDA6, FZE6, EC type approval e11*2001/116*0276-*0289*03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Only vehicles manufactured during the period 07.11.2007 – 07.12.2007 are affected. The operation is being carried out under the code 7U157 and information is provided by the dealers.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the clamping screws on the front seat-belts may come loose.

In the vehicles concerned, the seat-belt strap support on the edge of the seat frame may be incorrectly positioned, and the clamping screw may not have been secured with the necessary tightening torque. Vibrations in the vehicle combined with an incorrectly aligned strap support may cause the screw to come loose and eventually lead to the seat-belt becoming detached.

The vehicles are being checked to ensure that the strap support is correctly positioned and that the clamping screw has been secured with the necessary tightening torque.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

34
0364/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: VOLVO

Name:

Type/number of model: Passengers’ cars, model XC90 diesel

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 and 2008 model year vehicles.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the power steering hose may get in conflict with the engine cooling fan. This concern is due to an insufficient retaining clip. The insufficient basic design regarding fixation of the power steering hose enables it to come in direct contact with the rotating fan. The subsequent chafing on the hose will result in a sudden drainage of servo oil in the system and a loss of servo assistance. Since this will appear suddenly and without any relevant warnings to the driver, combined with the type of vehicle concerned, this condition poses an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

35
0365/08

Cyprus

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Paper + Design Gmbh tabletop

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Number: 98438, Bar Code: 4037698052369

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative candle in the shape of a strawberry. Four candles in a cardboard packet with a plastic lid.

Country of origin: Germany


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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 mouth 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor  

 

36
0366/08

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: KAEMING

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 202202, Bar code: 8 717427 351920

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative candle in a shape of a small raspberry tart (approx. dimensions: diameter 42cm, height 3 cm). The candles are packed in six pieces in a transparent box, with gold coloured base and the figure of a lady on the side. On the outer bottom side of the package the following warning is written: “warning! this is not for consumption!! please keep away from children and animals”. The candles could be bought separately.

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 mouth 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

 

38
0368/08

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wooden playpen

Brand: Toddle Time Daisy

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A basic self-assembly non-folding rectangular wooden playpen with plain dowel fitting bars.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- it is possible to pass a 65mm diameter test cone between adjacent members (dowels) using a force of less than 30N, at 14 out of the 44 locations,

- when subjected to the 90º swing impact test, one of the side dowels is fractured,

- the instructions and warning are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 12227.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

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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

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.

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