Report 21 (Published on: 30/05/2008)

Corrigendum:

Notification 1269/07 from week 48 in 2007 has been removed (the product complies with the relevant European safety requirements).
Notifications 0494/08 and 0495/08 from week 18 in 2008 have been amended (product brand).

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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:

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car "Zent"

Brand: FAST WHEELS

Name:

Type/number of model: Friction-powered - ref. 7030029

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This 30cm long toy car is friction-powered. It is packed in a colourful cardboard box and covered in transparent polymeric material.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because in the fall and impact test, small parts were released and cutting edges and sharp points are produced.

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.  

 

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hand mixer

Brand: EXTRASTAR

Name:

Type/number of model: 608159

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A hand-mixer with a stainless steel arm, packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the mixer, "Model n°608159" and a CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not equipped with a switch to which constant pressure needs to be applied in order for it to operate nor does it have any protection to prevent the appliance from being operated accidentally.

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.  

 

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: NISSAN

Name:

Type/number of model: X-Trail T31

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 140 vehicles are affected. The affected units of this model bear the following references: JN1***T31U0, with a chassis number between 000008 and 32851, manufactured between 7 March 2007 and 4 March 2008.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a fault in the electrical kit of the trailer-towing hook. If the ignition key is at OFF (disconnected) and the intermittent warning lights are switched on, the warning lights will not be activated on the trailer attached to the vehicle. The vehicle`s warning lights function normally.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cosmetic sets for children

Brand: GIRLZ

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) 1370904 (Bracelet Boutique),
2) 1370342 (Super Compact Cosmetic Case),
3) 1370905 (Compact Cosmetic Case)

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 0651 (batch),
2) GF070710 (batch),
2) 5050837034216 (barcode),
3) 0704 (batch),
3) 50508370905 (barcode)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1) manufacturing date Dec 06; Best before June 09

3) manufacturing date - Jan 07; Best before June 09

- Bracelet Boutique: cosmetics set with 7 parts

- Super Compact Cosmetic Case: cosmetics set containing 11 eyeshadows and six lipsticks in a clear plastic case enclosed in pink cardboard and clear plastic packaging.

- Compact Cosmetic Case: cosmetics set containing six heart-shaped eyeshadows in a white plastic heart-shaped palette with double-headed applicator, pink false nails, multi-coloured heart-shaped stickers, 2 lipsticks and two flower-shaped hair clasps. Again, the packaging is pink cardboard with clear plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains excessive levels of lead :

- in the orange eyeshadow in both the Super Compact Cosmetic Case (1800mg/kg) and the Boutique Bracelet (2500mg/kg),

- in both the green eyeshadow (9900mg/kg) and yellow eyeshadow (7500mg/kg) in the Compact Cosmetic Case.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic baby doll

Brand: LOVELY DOLLY

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 68206,

Batch number/Barcode: 4 892859 682065

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set comprising a plastic baby doll with white nursing bottle in a plastic bath.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.7% by weight of Di-"isononyl"-phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Germany

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Water Pocket calculator

Brand: A.I.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8 711252 753270

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two rectangular pocket calculators with LCD displays, made from transparent, red or purple plastic. The round keys are made of soft white plastic with black overprint. The pocket calculator offers the basic calculating functions and a memory function. A transparent plastic box is affixed directly to the left side of the calculator. The box is divided into two chambers which are connected to each other by two holes. They contain two fluids which cannot mix with each other (one colourless and the other a milky, slightly pigmented fluid) and which smell strongly of organic solvents. Overall dimensions of the pocket calculator: 6.5 x 10.2 x 1.0 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it consists essentially of a complex hydrocarbon mix which can cause lung damage if swallowed.

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

 

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Stainless Steel Garden Torches

Brand: VILLAVERDE

Name:

Type/number of model: BOWL stainless steel torch

Batch number/Barcode: 4019916471183

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bowl-shaped stainless steel garden torch containing chrysotile with cover; the wick opening (organic fibres) is attached to the cover with a red compressed seal with a ring 23 mm in diameter and 1 mm thick. There are fibres around the edges.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the exposed gasket between the oil reservoir and the wick holder contains asbestos (chrysotile).

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

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

 

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Plastic bib

Brand: JUMBO BEBE

Name:

Type/number of model: DH-13-DSP

Batch number/Barcode: 0 254972 000036

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear plastic bib with a printed car, blue edging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 48.3% by weight of Di- "isononyl"-phthalate (DINP) and 0.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sale and withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Air-conditioning unit in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Brand: DAIMLER

Name:

Type/number of model: 902.6,
903.6,
904.6,
ABE K623,
K624,
K626

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles with rear air-conditioning units are affected, all manufactured between 2006 and 2007.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because in vehicles with rear air-conditioning units, there is a risk of a short circuit and consequently of a localised cable fire in the rear interior lighting.

Incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

10
0577/08

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toys "Wonderful World"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 1 000000 003109

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic duck with a pink rubber mesh.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 38% by weight of Di- "isononyl"-phthalate (DINP) and 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sale and withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

11
0578/08

Slovenia

Category: Machinery

Product: Combined mitre and bench saw

Brand: DeWALT

Name:

Type/number of model: DW 710; type 3, 5 011402 264278; Serial No.:0393

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardboard: packaging, dimension: 59 x 59 x 43 cm.

Country of origin: Italy


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the instructions for use lack information on how to fix the transportable machine on to the table.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61029.

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

 

12
0579/08

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: "VISICOM LIGHTER" and "FOOTBALL"

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Visicom Lighter,
2) FOOTBALL lighter

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 2007080308123,
2) 0070920705538

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1) Lighter in the form of a flashlight. After dismantling of the flashlight it can be seen that the lighter has a refill gas nozzle; there is an inscription on the box VISICOM LIGHTER ISO 9001:2000, unknown; 2) rectangular lighter with flashing lights when ignited, the inscription football is printed on the lighter, and on the box ok graia" and a barcode sticker marked "item no gra 70553"

Country of origin: China


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Burns

This product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, particularly those under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.

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

 

13
0580/08

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters with flashing lights

Brand: SAMRAN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 604022027030

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters of various colours with flashing lights when ignited, an inscription "SR", barcode, selling price: 0.50 BGN, available quantity: 110 items, without a label in Bulgarian, inscription on the box SAMRAN.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

This product poses a risk of fire and burns because it is attractive to children particularly those under the age of 51 months who may confuse it with a toy.

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

 

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