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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 18 (Published on: 09/05/2008)

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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
0447/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child's bib

Brand: POUPY

Name:

Type/number of model: BAVAGLIO MEDIO, Ref. 907; EAN 8016401009070.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The bib is made of a white towelling textile with a teddy-bear motif, a coloured textile trim and is lined with white plastic. Dimensions: 21x24 cm. Not packaged. For children 6-24 months.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic on the back of the bib contains 8.9 % of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) by weight.

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

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

 

2
0457/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: HEART SHAPE LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 60L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with bulbs in the shape of red paprikas with decorative green leaves. Includes a regulatory device with 8 functions, and is packed in a red cardboard box with pictures of a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. Contains the following markings – "HEART SHAPE LIGHT", type 60L, CE mark, country of origin and warnings in foreign languages.

Country of origin: China


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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,

- the regulatory device is not properly connected to the chain,

- the chain cables have an insufficient cross-section of 0.05 mm² (minimum required by the standard is 0.50 mm²).

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

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

 

3
0494/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - Multi-sided activity centre

Brand: UNIVERSE OF IMAGINATION

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. N° 69042

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multifunctional toy (abacus, clock, etc.) made of wood with some coloured parts.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be easily detached and may be swallowed. 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 form consumers by the importer.  

 

4
0495/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - 3-D bead frame

Brand: UNIVERSE OF IMAGINATION

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 69083

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden educational toy, partially painted.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because parts of the toy can come off easily and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

5
0496/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car manufactured by Ford with the sales names "Galaxy" and "S-MAX".

Brand: FORD

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type WA6, EC type-approval: e13*2001/116*0185*01-03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned were manufactured during the period 27.09.2006 – 05.10.2006.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that the panorama sunroof is not properly fixed to the vehicles concerned. This could lead to the sunroof becoming detached.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

6
0497/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: MULTI FUNCTION

Name:

Type/number of model: Rice light

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with bulbs in the shape of varicoloured hearts, equipped with a regulatory device and packed in a blue cardboard box with a Christmas motif and marking "MULTI FUNCTION" and "Rice light".

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,

- the plug does not pass the spring-driven apparatus test, leaving live components accessible,

- the chain cable is without marking and it has an insufficient cross-section of 0.06 mm² (minimum required by the standard is 0.50 mm²) and insufficient length of 0.88m.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

8
0499/08

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste - Junior Fluoride toothpaste with free toothbrush

Brand: DENTA-KLEEN

Name:

Type/number of model: 2009123018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white plastic 50g tube of toothpaste (blueberry flavour) with free toothbrush inside a small cardboard box (15 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.39% of diethylene glycol (DEG), which may pose a health risk to consumers.

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

 

9
0500/08

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothpaste - Kid´s Gel

Brand: DENTA-KLEEN

Name:

Type/number of model: MFD:06/2006 EXP:09/2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white plastic 50g tube of toothpaste (strawberry flavour) inside a small cardboard box (13 cm)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.48% diethylene glycol (DEG), which may pose a health risk to consumers.

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

 

10
0501/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Jogging suit for girls

Brand: F.N.C.

Name:

Type/number of model: FINCI

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part, zip-up jogging suit with hood. There is an inscription "Flowers" on the top. The hood contains a drawstring with knots at the ends. In the waistband of the trousers there is also a drawstring with toggles, which is not secured in at least one point. Size 98-116.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings and knots.

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.  

 

11
0502/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Jacket for children

Brand: GLORIOUS

Name:

Type/number of model: GMA-3608

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jacket with artificial fur on the hood. The hood contains a drawstring with knots at the ends. Size 98-104, age 3-4 years.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings and knots in 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.  

 

12
0503/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Tricycle for children

Brand: TRICYCLE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model T18, code 75718

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tricycle for small children (under 36 months). It has a grey metallic frame with various orange plastic parts. On the saddle there is a safety belt to protect the rider from falling off. The bicycle also has a small basket and a long handle to allow an adult to steer it.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries because the handle used by an adult for steering the toy can be removed without the use of any tools, revealing two rigid protruding metal parts,

- choking because there are parts (seat supporting screw, plastic housing of tubes) which can be removed without using any tools and which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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. Press release has been issued.  

 

13
0504/08

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter for children

Brand: MONOPATTINO

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 02545(5); EAN 8014966024545

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The scooter is foldable. The handle-bars and its foldable mechanism are fixed in place by fast-clamping screws. The handle-bars have black grips of foam material. The height of the handle-bars can be adjusted. The foot-board is covered by a grey, anti-slip surface. The rear mud-guard is flexible and serves as a brake.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- only one, manually operated, blocking device is used to adjust the height of the handle-bars (two blocking mechanisms are required),

- the wheel size measured as Ø 99 mm (minimum requirement Ø 120 mm),

- the handle-bar end piece has a diameter of Ø 22 mm (minimum requirement is Ø 40 mm).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
0505/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child's bib

Brand: Wojcik

Name:

Type/number of model: "Makin´trax for home"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White child's bib trimmed with yellow textile. The front is made out of 100% cotton, with a train motif; the back is made from PVC. It is packed in a plastic bag with a cardboard label decorated with a picture of a teddy bear.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic on the back of the bib contains 2.96% of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate DEHP by weight.

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

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

 

15
0506/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Battery charger for toys

Brand: ART TECH

Name:

Type/number of model: lithium-polymer battery charger sold during 2007 with the ART TECH Falcon 3D Helicopter kit

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lithium-polymer battery charger.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the lithium-polymer batteries can overcharge and ignite if they remain inside the plugged charger after charging is complete.

Three incidents reported.

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

 

16
0507/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' jacket with hood

Brand: GLORIOUS

Name:

Type/number of model: TMA-4529 Bar code: 3002100765671

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink wadded jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood contains a rubber drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Sizes 86-92, 92-98

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation by strangulation due to the presence of the rubber drawstring and the toggles in the hood area,

- injuries to the eyes or face of the child due to the toggles when pulling the drawstring firmly.

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

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

 

17
0508/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's changing mat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code 765

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's changing mat with three pockets. Size 48 x 72 cm; made of yellow PVC with a colourful design on one side (little ducks). The underside is plain white. It is packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow plastic contains 6.0% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in childcare articles are prohibited.

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

 

(*)

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

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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.

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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

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