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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 19 (Published on: 16/05/2008)

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No.
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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
0456/08

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: ESPACE IV, VEL SATIS and LAGUNA II models equipped with ESP

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VEL SATIS and ESPACE IV models equipped with ESP manufactured between 31 August 2007 and 15 September 2007, and LAGUNA II, VEL SATIS and ESPACE IV models equipped with ESP repaired with a replacement hydraulic block between 7 August 2007 and 12 December 2007. All of these vehicles having been manufactured in Sandouville (France).

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility of partial loss of the ABS functions after 3 to 5 seconds of setting due to an internal leak from the ESP isolation solenoid valve. This could result in partial and temporary loss of directional control of the vehicle and the ESP (electronic stability) function if braking is accompanied by activation of the ABS (wheel anti-blocking system). The ESP function sets the ABS to ensure the functioning of the wheel(s) which corrects the vehicle's trajectory. Functioning returns to normal when the brake pedal is released after braking. The conventional braking function (i.e. with no activation of the ABS) is not affected.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

2
0509/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Sand filter system

Brand: Gre

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: AR 119

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The filter system is used to clean the water in paddling pools and swimming pools.

Country of origin: Spain


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the supply cord is not secured with a cord anchorage,

- no splash protection/insulating material on the electrical connections or the pump motor.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

3
0510/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Puff-puff cigar in display box

Brand: Puff-Puff Cigar

Name:

Type/number of model: 4012825533010, 533001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Imitation cigar (rolled paper resembling a lit cigar), with ash at the tip. Blowing into it releases a fine white powder from the tip, which is supposed to look like real smoke.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the joke cigars could foreseeably be not only blown into but also inhaled, as with real cigars.

The inhaled starch-talcum mixture may lead to respiratory tract irritation and inflammation and, depending on the frequency and intensity, delayed effects cannot be ruled out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

4
0511/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun

Brand: Borax

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Party Popper, No BSA16112

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small red-coloured gun with a confetti shooter, containing percussion caps. The gun was packed in a multicoloured carton package with a transparent blister on the front side and was sold inside a yellow lucky bag with a little chicken on it, beside the name BORAX LUCKY BAG.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the test measurements revealed that the toy exceeds the maximum permissible sound pressure level of 80 dB.

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.  

 

5
0512/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of four balls

Brand: ADAR

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of four balls coloured pink, violet, green and yellow. Packaging: plastic mesh closed with plastic clip. On the sticker there was CE mark, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction, name and address of importer, “Made in China” inscription and caution: “Product not suitable for children below 3 years”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product pose a chemical risk because it contains 29% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

6
0513/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's changing mat

Brand: NIKOL

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code 751

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's changing mat. Size: 52x68cm; made of cream coloured PVC foil with colourful designs (berry, butterfly, flower). It is packed in a plastic bag. For age 0-3 years.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow plastic contains 21.7% 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.  

 

7
0514/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: CHRISTMAS

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 320L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Lighting chain with bulbs in the shape of balls, equipped with a regulatory device with 8 functions.

2) Lighting chain with bulbs in the shape of flowers, equipped with a regulatory device with 8 functions.

Packaging: a cardboard box with a picture of Santa Claus and marking “Christmas”.

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 devices are not properly connected to the chain; - the chain cables have an insufficient cross-section of 0.06 mm² (minimum required by the standard is 0.50 mm²) and insufficient length and fork of network plug;

- there are no labels, the basic technical data and safety warnings are missing.

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

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

 

8
0515/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Luminous toy

Brand: Totally amazing party attraction

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 6364442

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a luminous toy, designed to be placed on the palate. The product contains two button batteries and coloured lights which are activated by pressure. It comes in a transparent blister pack. The front reads: “Flashing Mouth, Flashing multi-color comfortable to wear. Totally Amazing Party Attraction”. The back carries the instructions for use, maintenance and washing instructions in a language other than the official language of the State. CE marking, Warning: “Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 12 years. Made in China.”

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can be easily opened, giving access to the batteries. As this toy is designed to be put into the mouth, it is especially dangerous.

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

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

 

9
0516/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - Front brake hose

Brand: YAMAHA and MBK

Name:

Type/number of model: SLIDER EW50 (Yamaha), STUNT (MBK)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a scooter-type motor vehicle. The units affected have chassis numbers in the following ranges:

YAMAHA VG5SA091000030106 to VG5SA091003012103 VG5SA094000000591 to VG5SA094000008258

MBK : VG5SA092000052729 to VG5SA092003011066 VG5SA095000000505 to VG5SA095000000529

:

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, in some cases, if the front brake hose is not properly fitted it might come out of its support on the front suspension bracket. In this case, the brake hose could be pinched between the under bracket and the front fork stopper. As a consequence, the front brake hose may be damaged and affect the efficiency of the front brake.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

10
0517/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Rag doll

Brand: PLUCHE, Friends

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8712051004556; Article No: 05.13.024

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft rag doll with colourful clothes. Pullover: purple and green with frog sewn on and green bow. Trousers: pink. Shoes: green with pink and yellow flowers. Hair: orange-coloured textile fibres.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the hair of the rag doll contains banned azodyes, which, by breaking down into one or more azo groups, can form carcinogenic amines.

- the orange-coloured textile fibres used for the hair of the doll contain 1076 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

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

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

 

11
0518/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Cutre

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8712051004556; Article No: 05.13.024

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll, 27 cm high, in a brown, beige-spotted dress.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a concentration of 31.2% of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

12
0519/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type 169, EC type approval e3*2001/116*0151*

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles affected are those manufactured from January to February 2008 with the following vehicle identification numbers: ZFA16900001097387 – ZFA16900001103182

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in the affected vehicles, the rear seat belt locks can open inadvertently. If this should happen, the seat belts would no longer serve their purpose and the passengers would no longer be restrained

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

13
0520/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Coat for girls

Brand: PICKEN

Name:

Type/number of model: BJ-8392

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coat for small girls with detachable hood. The hood includes a rubber drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 6.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

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

- injuries to the eye or face of children when pulling the drawstring firmly and releasing the toggles.

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.  

 

14
0521/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Erasers

Brand: Skool tools

Name:

Type/number of model: JF-051 WRIST POUCH,

Batch number/Barcode: 6932394036188.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a product in the form of a watch containing eight erasers, each one with an animal’s face on it. The packaging is a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (the erasers contained in the watch) fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

15
0522/081

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Water heating appliances

Brand: GEMINOX

Name:

Type/number of model: Electrical resistor kit for EBS tank marketed in France and several other European countries between December 1997 and June 2007 with the references V.49.21961 and V49.37617

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The EBS tank allows domestic hot water to be stored. The water is heated either by a boiler which supplies the tank's exchanger (coil) or by an electrical resistor screwed on to the tank. This resistor is sold as an option and is the cause of the hazard. The kits have neither a date code nor a serial number, and it is only their very particular visual appearance which allows them to be identified (grey plastic case with an A/m button and a reset button for the safety thermostat).

Country of origin: France


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because of electrical overheating in the connectors.

13 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

16
0523/08

Slovakia

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - steering gear needle

Brand: NISSAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Qashqai model J10 (United Kingdom); and X-trail model T31 (Japan)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Production dates:

J10: from 6 November 2006 (SOP) to 30 June 2007 T31: from 7 March 2007 (SOP) to 18 June 2007.

VIN numbers:

QASHQAI - from SJNFBNJ10U1-000283 to SJNFBNJ10U1-069569 ;

X-TRAIL - from JN1TBNT31U0-000110 to JN1TCNT31U0-009282.

Country of origin: Japan,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the needle bearing is missing from the steering shaft (J10 & T31) and the cover screw may not be correctly tightened (J10 only). This may result in the cover screw loosening, resulting in free play and noise through the steering. Ultimately this could lead to a loss of steering.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

17
0524/08

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Dungaree & T-shirt set - Butterfly by Matthew Williamson

Brand: Debenhams Children’s wear

Name:

Type/number of model:

New Born – 859643160

0-3 Months – 859643139

3-6 Months – 859643122

6-9 Months – 859643146

9-12 Months - 859643153

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's embroidered denim dungarees

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the poppers/metal fasteners between the legs of the denim dungarees come off.

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

 

18
0525/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Corduroy jeans for girls

Brand: Fortunate

Name:

Type/number of model: LJ-901

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Corduroy jeans with metal button on the waist. Size: 23, 24.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of aniline that might have developed from prohibited aromatic amines, and since those have carcinogenic or mutagenic effect the product might pose a health risk to users

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

 

19
0526/08

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Rubber solution in a bicycle repair kit

Brand: SENZOR

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8591720002082

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Repair kit: the package consists of a stiff transparent casing and a card. It contains two black plastic levers, 2 sets of metal keys with plastic grips and, in the centre, a cloth holder bearing the words BIKE TOOL containing a small metal scraper, two small rubber tubes, nine patches and a small tube containing the mastic and bearing the words “RED SUN”, and ideograms of a skull and an orange flame on a white background.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content is higher than that permitted. Given that benzene is classified as a Group I carcinogen, the risk is posed by contact and inhalation.

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

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

 

20
0527/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled helicopter

Brand: Jiayuan

Name:

Type/number of model: 1698

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter in packaging with the inscription “FLYING”

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the dimensions of the plug 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 50075

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

 

21
0528/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Radio with cassette recorder

Brand: TOXI

Name:

Type/number of model: TX-738

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a grey plastic housing supplied with a handle, analogue radio, cassette recorder and connection set. Inscriptions on the connecting cable: “PVC YOUZHI JULUYIXI DIANXIAN 300/500V”, on the plug: “2,5A 250V”. The total length of the telescopic antenna: 35 cm. Dimensions: 230x115x65 mm. Technical specifications: 220 V/50 Hz; 4,5 V three UM1 batteries; AM 530-1600 kHz; FM 64-108 MHz; TV 2-5 ch.; 3.5 mm jack plug, Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because after removing the lid of the battery holder the basic insulated parts are accessible and the wires are not secured against moving, the insulations covering the connections are not fixed and the plug does not comply with the standard requirements. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

22
0529/08

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: Volvo V50 Model year 2008 VIN: 0411187-0417829

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the roof rails have been fitted to the roof with incorrect bolts. It cannot be excluded that when carrying roof cargo, the rails may come loose during heavy braking and/or sudden stopping. It was found that the bolts do not meet requirements following a tool change in the sub-supplier process. This caused less tread length on the bolts, which in turn lead to an insufficient clamping force in the joint.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

23
0530/08

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model: Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DID

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mitsubishi passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when the driver sequentially performs a quick, downward gear shift (e.g. high RPM, 6th to 5th to 4th gear, etc) during high-speed driving on the motorway (high engine load), the engine control unit (ECU) may judge the engine to be in “overrun”. To avoid engine damage, the ECU will then turn off the engine. In such a situation, greater force would be necessary to use the vehicle steering and braking systems.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

24
0531/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Steering gear cover in a passenger car

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger cars, model QASHQAI (model code: J10)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 25 to 30 June 2007, with VIN numb

ers from SJNFAAJ10U1-073840 to SJNFBNJ10U1-077615.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the cover screw has not been tightened sufficiently. As a result the cover screw may loosen which ultimately could lead to a loss of steering

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

25
0532/08

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: Volvo C30, S40 and V50

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VIN C30: 0070092-0070935

VIN S40: 0391077-0391907

VIN V50: 0409171-0410210 only front wheel drive car are affected.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheel studs assembled on the rear wheel hubs are too short. In the worst-case scenario, this condition may lead to one and/or both rear wheels becoming loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

26
0533/08

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves

Brand: Shengtai tools

Name:

Type/number of model: Work gloves,

Batch number/Barcode: 8410603120173.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leather work gloves packed in a plastic bag. The label carries the following information: “Work Gloves. Leather”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a chromium content of 8.8 mg/kg. (The permitted level is 3 mg/kg). Chromium VI is toxic and carcinogenic; it corrodes textiles and prolonged contact causes dermatitis.

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

 

27
0534/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: LADY BUG Type/number of m

odel: “KATICA BMX 12”; Bar code: 5999550391896

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The frame of the bicycle is made of steel, the rear wheel has a rim-brake. The rim of the plastic wheels is made of polyurethane foam. There is a pair of support wheels supplied with the bicycle. The front and rear hubs are made of steel. The bicycle is suitable for a child of max 4-year and a mass of 20 kg.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not provided with two separate braking systems as required by the standard.

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

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

 

28
0535/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt with hood for boys

Brand: Vachel

Name:

Type/number of model: 6 VC MQ7173; Bar code: 7000042956733

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt with hood and printed patterns for boys. The hood includes a drawstring. Size: 122-128, 128-134.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because it contains a drawstring in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 4682.

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

 

29
0536/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Radio alarm clock

Brand: Sunhui

Name:

Type/number of model: EJ-5522AC; Bar code: 6933378281013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a black plastic housing and is supplied with a handle, analogue radio, alarm clock and connection set. Inscriptions on the connecting cable: “PVC SULIAO JUENYUAN RUANI DIANXIAN 250-300V”, on the plug: “2.5A 250V”. The total length of the telescopic antenna: 55 cm. Dimensions: 178x105x46 mm. Technical specifications: 220 V 50 Hz; 3 V (two UM1 batteries); AM 530-1600 kHz; FM 64-108 MHz; TV 2-5 ch. (VHF); SW1: 3,60 MHz-12 MHz; SW2: 12,1 MHz-22,3 MHz; Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- after removing the lid of the battery holder the basic insulated parts are accessible and the wires are not secured against moving,

- the insulations covering the connections are not fixed and the plug does not comply with the standard requirements.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

30
0537/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Play blanket

Brand: PRENATAL

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 464589

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fabric play blanket, with various printed animals. It has 3 sewn labels, reading: “Prenatal, CE, made in China, distributed in Spain by Prenatal S.A.” and the detailed composition. The packing is a transparent plastic bag on to which a label is stitched. This reads: “Prenatal baby toys, ages: 0 + months - PRENATAL S.P.A. ITALY”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the red and grey compass form at the centre of the activity blanket detaches easily from the base fabric, generating small parts which fit into the small part cylinder.

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

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

 

31
0538/08

France

Category: Toys

Product: Bath mobile

Brand: Bébé Confort

Name:

Type/number of model: BA/AE - 306502

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bath mobile comprising a central stem with a large blue suction pad and accessories including a mirror with a small transparent suction pad. Height: 37 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a concentration of 20% by weight of di(2ethyhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the transparent PVC suction pad.

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

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

 

32
0539/08

France

Category: Toys

Product: Musical box

Brand: Fou D'Bois

Name:

Type/number of model: 3234

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round musical box made of painted wood, with two magnetic fish that turn with the music. Dimensions: 11 x 6 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (fin, base of box), which fit into the small part cylinder, can become loose and could be swallowed or inhaled.

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

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

 

33
0540/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Kettle

Brand: Sushito Kettle

Name:

Type/number of model: PE-306, EAN 9903110162273

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Kettle, power supply 230 V, 1.7 l.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- applying the test voltage between active and accessible parts of the kettle led to breakdown of the heating element at approx. 2 000 V,

- the heating element has only basic insulation and is not linked to an earth wire. The kettle therefore does not come under protection Class I, which requires an earth wire, or Class II, where protection against electric shock is provided by double or reinforced insulation,

- the leakage current was measured at >0.75mA,

- the kettle stand is not fitted with a tension relief device,

- the opening for mains lead-in has sharp edges ,

- the instructions are not in German and the CE mark is missing.

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.  

 

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0541/084

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: WIL

Name:

Type/number of model: TY2392 and WIL2270

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model toy car in blue and white box with transparent plastic top and side. Only toys in colours yellow, green and black are concerned.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of high levels of lead and chromium. The levels of lead varied from 181mg/kg to 8841mg/kg compared with the required limit of 90mg/kg. The levels of chromium varied from 239mg/kg to 338mg/kg compared with the required limit of 60mg/kg.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

35
0542/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Dungarees for children

Brand: FORTUNATE

Name:

Type/number of model: TA-28

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red dungarees for children. Size: 14, 15.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative tiny studs on the trousers can be easily detached and, if put into the mouth, may get into the airways causing a choking hazard.

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

 

36
0543/08

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightener

Brand: Fair & White

Name:

Type/number of model: Purity Crème Éclaircissant + Purifiant (Fade Cream + Purifying effect), 200 ml, 6.76 fl. oz., EAN 3425128344060

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, perfumed cream. Folding box with inscription and stamp mark, covered in colourless, transparent film. Jar made of opaque, white plastic with a blue plastic screw-cap.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.9% of hydroquinone, the use of which is associated with harmful effects. Prolonged use of hydroquinone on large skin areas can endanger human health.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

37
0544/087

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric soldering iron

Brand: PLASTENA

Name:

Type/number of model: V362 PROFESSIONAL, Bar code: 8014132084069

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric soldering iron with a red plastic handle. It has a silver label on which is written: ‘SOLDERING IRON 220V 25W CE’. It comes in a blister pack, the front of which bears the following wording ‘Plastena’ ‘25W Soldering iron’ ‘Professional V362’. On the back there is a bar code.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have instructions for use, operation or cleaning,

- it is possible to access metal parts which are only separated from the live parts by functional insulation,

- the insulation did not withstand the voltage test,

- the insulation failed the electric strength test, as there are insulation sleeves which are not securely positioned,

- the dimensions of the plug are different from those specified in the standard,

- the supply cable section is 0.36 mm², which is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard, and there is no device to anchor the supply cable to protect it against pulling and twisting,

- the supply conductors are not fixed by terminals and the connection is made by twisting the conductors, without any other form of support,

- the clearances and creepage distances between live parts and accessible metal parts are less than those laid down in the standard.

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

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

 

38
0545/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Plastic bib with sleeves

Brand: Feeding Jacket Fashy baby

Name:

Type/number of model: No. Art. 1718; code C0325, EAN 4008339004184

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White bib with sleeves, made from PVC foil with a yellow bear motif and blue textile edging. Proportion: 26 x 75 cm. Packed in plastic bag.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic foil contains:

- 0.8% by weight of Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) - 0.4% by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) - lead of 682.5 mg/kg.

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

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

 

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In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

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