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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 25 (Published on: 27/06/2008)

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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
0664/08

Norway

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Joke items – Chewing gum

Brand: SHOCK

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product looks like a pack of chewing gum with one piece of gum sticking out from the packaging. If touched, the person will get an electric shock. The following warning is placed on the product: “Use at your own risk. Not recommended for children under 14 years old, adults over 50 years old or persons with any medical condition”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- choking because children can easily confuse the product with real chewing gum and put it in their mouth. The small parts may easily loosen and thereby pose a serious risk of choking.

- injuries because the children might experience pain in their mouth due to the electric shock effect.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the custom authorities.  

 

2
0665/08

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Alloy Wheel - Toyama 17 inch

Brand: WOLFRACE WHEELS

Name:

Type/number of model: Toyama 17 inch

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wheels affected are only the Toyama 17 inch model purchased prior to 31 March 2008.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of cracking/fracturing of the wheel on impact.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

3
0666/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone - Super telephone

Brand: BAI BIAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Bonign girl, EAN kód: 6928928033082

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone, grey-blue, equipped with a small, transparent antenna and a pink cord to hang it around the neck of a child, supplied with two 1.5 V button batteries. Marking: pictures of a doll and the text "Bonign Girl". Packaging: blister on coloured cardboard with a picture of a doll and marking "Bonign Girl Super telephone", CE mark, origin.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 96.5 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be held close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
0667/08

Poland

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Pressure cooker

Brand: TOPFAST

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 8697449798555, model ASA22-7.0, capacity 7 litres

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packed in a cardboard box with pictures of the product, information about the producer and importer, CE and GS markings, EAN code. The pressure cooker is made of stainless steel covered with chrome and nickel. The capacity of the vessel is 7 litres. Handles are made of black plastic. On the bottom of the pressure cooker is the inscription: “Condor quality”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and burns

The product poses a risk of injuries and burns due to the possibility of explosion. The material used is too weak to assure safe use. There is a danger of fractures and breaks due to excessive inner tension.

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and with the relevant European standard EN 12778.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

5
0668/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: QUNXING TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 6928928082127, QX-8588-8, Power Rangers, Dino Thunder

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone, yellow and red with white buttons, equipped with a transparent plastic antenna and a yellow cord to hang it around the neck of a child, supplied by two 1.5 V button batteries, which are included. Marking: "Power Rangers" and pictures of "Dino Thunder". Packaging: blister on coloured cardboard.

This product is counterfeit

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 99.8 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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

 

6
0669/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: THE INCREDIBLES

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 1430

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone, yellow and red, equipped with a small antenna and a red cord to hang it around the neck of a child, supplied by three 1.5 V button batteries. Marking on the front – picture of female "Incredible" character and text "The Incredibles". Packaging: blister on coloured cardboard with pictures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl.

This product is counterfeit

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with the weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 104.3 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

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

 

7
0670/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Bee Whistle

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 59000368711851; art. MPC 71185.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a long whistle made of hard plastic with a bee on top made of soft plastic. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag closed with folded colourful plastic. On the packaging there are two stickers with the following information: CE mark, the inscription: “Made in China”, EAN and number of toy, the name and the address of the importer, and a warning: "Attention! Not suitable for children under 3 years". There is also a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 29% by weight of di-2-ethyl-hexylphthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

8
0671/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. No. B: 384, ITEM NO. 5246212, EAN code: 8713152462122 (all data are on the leaflet).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone, yellow and orange with a small flashing antenna, supplied by two 1.5 V batteries of type AA, with a picture of a dog with a phone on the display screen. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a card label marked "TOYS".

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with the weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 98.3 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0672/08

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hair dryer

Brand: BENZER

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A hair dryer made from black plastic, provided with a supply cord H 03 VVH2-F, 2 x 0.75 mm2 and a plug with technical data: 250V~, 16А. Technical data of the hair dryer: 230 V, 50 Hz, 3000 W.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire and injuries

The product poses a risk of fire and injuries because the supply cord has a cross-sectional area of 0.75mm² whereas it should be at least 1 mm² for hairdryers, with a rated power of 3000W and a rated voltage of 230V.

In addition, there are no safety warnings.

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

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

 

10
0673/08

Poland

Category: Machinery

Product: Compressor

Brand: SCHWARZBARCH

Name:

Type/number of model: Model SLK 2500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: There is no information about the appearance of the product or picture available.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to:

- a lack of important information on characteristics of the product such as: maximum pressure level PS, maximum and minimum temperature T max and T min, capacity V, batch numbers.

- incomplete user manual attached to the product. The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.

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

 

11
0674/08

Poland

Category: Machinery

Product: Drill

Brand: DEDRA

Name: Impact drill

Type/number of model: EAN: 5902628779205, DED 7792

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A power drill made of metal, covered with black and dark green plastic material.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire,
Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock due to inappropriate resistance of the housing which could cause it to break during operation, thus making live parts accessible to the user,

- fire and burns due to poor materials used to produce the product which may lead to overheating,

- injuries due to lack of markings and information necessary for safe use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

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

 

12
0675/08

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Recessed luminaires

Brand: SIRIUS LIGHTS

Name:

Type/number of model: “Mars system moons” with following numbers: 017513, 017725, 017953, 017943, 017793, 017853, 017903, 017905, 017875, 017705, 017675, 017933, 017945, 017913, 017893, 017935, 017955, 017915, 017925, 017775, 017845

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recessed luminaires are supplied with halogen lamps with a reflector, technical data: 220 V-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 50 W; a pin cap, the space between the pins is around 6 mm, and a plug with the following technical data: 24 V 250 W for luminaires No. 017725, 017943, 017853, 017903, 017905, 017875, 017933, 017945, 017935, 017955 and 017915; and

25 V 100 W for luminaires No. 017953, 017793, 017705, 017675, 017913, 017893, 017925 and 017845.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the halogen lampholder for 220V is identical to lampholders intended for extra low voltage (≤50 V). Lampholders initially intended for extra low voltage should not be used for luminaires intended for use with tungsten halogen lamps with a voltage greater than 50 V.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60598.

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

 

13
0676/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: QING PAI

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 3230, EAN code : 8586666008281

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone operating with two 1.5 V type A batteries, the front is red, the back is black, functional buttons are white, others are red, screen with a picture of a beach and marking "GPRS, options, 2006/08/18, Back" and the time 15:05. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 105.2 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
0677/08

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp for children

Brand: FEROTEHNA

Name:

Type/number of model: Models: HD-2002-39 and HD-2002-45

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp consisting of a ceramic animal-shaped base and a textile lampshade, produced in different colours:

(i) model HD-2002-39 – in the shape of a bear cub: yellow barcode 3 856 000 989 046; green barcode 3 856 000 989 039; orange barcode 3 856 000 989 053; mauve barcode 3 856 000 989 077; dark blue barcode 3 856 000 989 060.

(ii) model HD-2002-45 – in the shape of a duckling: orange barcode 3 856 000 989 107; light green barcode 3 856 000 989 084; dark blue barcode 3 856 000 989 114 Technical data affixed to the lamp: 230V~, Е14, max 1х40W, class ІІ, mark F. Lamp includes a supply cord Н03 VV Н2-F 2 х 0.75mm2, a plug with technical data: 2.5А, 250V and an ON/OFF switch with technical data: 2А, 250V.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the child- appealing lamp is not equipped with a transformer giving a Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV).

In addition there are no instructions for use.

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

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

 

15
0678/08

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp for children

Brand: GLOBO

Name:

Type/number of model: 15933 PAPER

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp consisting of: a triangular stand made of aluminium; a globe-shaped lampshade made of paper; socket Е14; a supply cord and plug with technical data: 2,5А, 250V; and a plastic on/off switch. Technical data affixed to the lamp: 230V, 50Hz, 40W.

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the child-appealing lamp is not equipped with a transformer giving a Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV).

In addition, there are no instructions for use.

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

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

 

16
0679/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Mini

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0231

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini Cabrio, Mini Cooper Cabrio and Mini Cooper S Cabrio manufactured in Germany between 10.4.2008 and 18.4.2008

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because insufficient fastening of the inner control-arm swivels and a too low torque can lead to loosening of swivel-heads and consequently to failure of front wheel steerage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

17
0680/08

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Chain for soother

Brand: D HOME

Name:

Type/number of model: 4MO-DH004B

,
4MO-DH001B,
4MD-DH003B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three chains for soothers with silver-plated fasteners. One fastener has a picture of a horse (model 4MO-DH004B), one a picture of a bear with a baby's bottle (model 4MO-DH001B) and one has a picture of a fawn (model 4MO-DH003B).

Country of origin: Portugal


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Suffocation,
Choking,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of :

- suffocation as the ventilation holes are not situated at the minimum distance from the edge of the fastener,

- choking because the silver-plating can come off the fastener at a force of less than 90 N,

- cuts because more than 50% of the silver-plating area can be easily broken and reveal sharp edges.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 12586 and EN 71.

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

 

18
0681/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Fiat Doblo

Brand: FIAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Doblo 1.6 BiPower; 223, 223L; EC type approval: e3*98/14*0071*06-*08, Type approval No: K750*14-*16

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured during the period September 2007 to December 2007 are affected.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to possible gas leakage at the connections in the methane pressure regulator.

Methane gas may also escape when the vehicle's engine has been turned off. External sources of ignition may cause the gas to ignite.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

19
0682/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: MING SHENG

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code : 9000999992448, EP 435 (data on sticker on the back of packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone, green with red buttons, display screen has a picture of a landscape, operated by two 1.5 V type AA batteries. Packaging: blister on varicoloured cardboard with marking "MOBILE PHONE", logo of producer, origin, CE, pictogram of age group, safety warnings in English.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sounds with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 101.1 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
0683/08

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car – Ford Focus

Brand: FORD

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford Focus CC

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ford Focus CCs manufactured in Germany and Italy between 2 and 5 February 2007 (FSA 7C145).

Country of origin: Germany,
Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the affected vehicles may have been manufactured with some of the anchor bolts from the “roll-over protection system” either missing or insufficiently tightened, with the result that the system could malfunction if an accident involving roll-over occurred.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

21
0684/08

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Toaster – "Rana"

Brand: PYLONES

Name:

Type/number of model: G2000103 Model: S 201,

Batch number/Barcode: 1200000205668

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toaster decorated with a frog's face on the sides. It is packed in a cardboard box. Markings: "TOASTER TART`IN PYLONES Paris Design: Crea Crea", a barcode, "Made in China", CE mark. A label is stuck to the bottom of the toaster indicating: "G2000103 TOASTER PYLONES. MODEL: S 201 AC 230 V 50 Hz 750 W". The packaging also contains a leaflet with safety instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because the external insulation cover is not securely fastened in position.

Furthermore, as the decoration is likely to attract children, it is probable that children will try to use it and could suffer burns and/or electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

22
0685/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: TV set

Brand: JVC

Name:

Type/number of model: AV-21L7SU, serial no: from 10260001 to 16217620.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 21-inch colour TV set manufactured in 2007.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire owing to a manufacturing error because the posistors (i.e. resistor with positive temperature coefficients) installed in the notified TV set can overheat and burn out, resulting in unpleasant odours, smoke and the possibility of melting of the TV set. There is also a slight possibility that the TV set will catch fire. The safety device to prevent over-heating is not sufficient to prevent the malfunctioning of the posistor.

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

 

23
0686/08

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police play set – "Police Force"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 312, bar code: 2000079311302

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy police set consists of a black pistol, with sound effect and the inscription “Made In China No: 006”, grey handcuffs with 2 keys, black grenade and a grey whistle. Weight of set – 104g. Dimensions of packaging: 310 x 250 x 45 mm. The toy is sold in a blister pack on cardboard marked: "Police force", "City" "KAVASS", "playset not suitable for children under 3 years, warning: choking hazard – small parts".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the grey whistle entirely fits into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

24
0687/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's toy mobile phone

Brand: JIE CHENG TOYS (JC)

Name:

Type/number of model: Deftness, Phone Deluxe, Jc- 6670 (on front of mobile)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone with a cord, silver and green with turquoise buttons, a sticker with a picture of a building on the display with additional markings such as status of batteries, time, menu, exit button, etc. Operates with two 1.5V type AA batteries. Blister pack on coloured cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 96.4 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB for toys to be used close to the ear.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and stop of sales by the importer. Sales ban imposed on the retailer by the authorities.  

 

25
0688/08

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: SGI

Name: Fashion Princess Doll

Type/number of model: SGI-565, 5 060080 165742

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 30cm tall doll, slim bodied in ‘PVC’ clothes supplied in a clear plastic tube with markings/information on base.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% by weight of di-2-ethyl-hexylphthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

26
0689/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic ponies

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900733116724.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of two ponies made from soft plastic, coloured pink and violet. Both have a mane and tail made of “hair”. The toy is packed in a plastic bag closed with folded multicoloured cardboard. On the cardboard there is a tag with a 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” and a warning against chocking hazard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain excessive levels of di-2-ethyl-hexylphthalate (DEHP):

- 23% by weight in the violet coloured pony, - 27% by weight in the pink pony.

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

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

 

27
0690/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of squeezable toy frogs

Brand: SHIFENG TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 127-58585

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set consisting of one big frog and three small frogs. The toys contain small parts which emit sounds when squeezed. Packaging: a plastic mesh closed with plastic clips with a cardboard label attached. On the label are the following inscriptions: CE mark, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction, “SHIFENG TOYS, Made in China” and “The toy is intended for children over 3 years. The toy contains small, easy to swallow elements”, “Made in China.”

Country of origin: China


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Choking and damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of: - choking because small pieces (sound emitting elements) can easily be detached from the toy and fully fit into the small parts cylinder,

- damage to hearing because the sound emission limit detected is 93 and 85.9 dB which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80dB.

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

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

 

28
0691/08

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden teething beads

Brand: HESS SPIELZEUG

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 11053.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hand-held wooden ring of beads with a yellow ring and blue circular discs held together by cord.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, because the yellow ring can break into small pieces which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.1.

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

 

29
0692/08

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: INM

Name:

Type/number of model:

- 1.inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 201 Winners Red; - 2. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 202 Cabernet; - 3. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 203 Mother Earth;

- 4. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 204 Pink Chiffon;

- 5. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 206 Tiki Punch;

- 6. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 209 Firelight;

- 7. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 210 Ecstasy;

- 8. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 211 Hot Copper;

- 9. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 212 Lemon Twist;

- 10. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 213 Iris;

- 11. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 214 Bubble Gum;

- 12. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 215 Seduction;

- 13. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 216 Sands of Time;

- 14. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 217 25th Anniversary;

- 15. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 218 Lilac Attack;

- 16. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 219 Goth Grape;

- 17. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 220 Passion;

- 18. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 221 Angel Wings;

- 19. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 222 Platinum;

- 20. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 223 Lt Brown Derby;

- 21. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 224 Pink Twilight;

- 22. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 225 Halo;

- 23. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 226 Coral;

- 24. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 227 14kt Grape;

- 25. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 228 Blue Opal;

- 26. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 229 Iced Peach;

- 27. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 231 White Porcelain;

- 28. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 232 Night Light; 29. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 233 Skin Tight;

- 30. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 234 Nude Beach;

- - 31. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 235 Pink Whisper;

- 32. inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer # 236 Poetic Pink

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Different nail polishes in 15 ml glass bottles (3 cm x 7 cm).

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Dibutyl Phthalate (written on the list of ingredients), which is listed in Annex II of the Directive 76/768/EEC as a prohibited substance. Dibutyl Phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and have the possible risk of impaired fertility.

Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.

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

 

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0713/08

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Lifejackets

Brand: SEAGO

Name:

Type/number of model: Seago 150, Seago 175 and Seago Junior Lifejackets

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable lifejacket in PVC storage bag. The lifejackets are marked with a manufacture date in roman numerals, for instance the last quarter of 2005 is shown as IV/05. The quarters concerned are: IV/05, I/06, II/06, III/06, IV/06, I/07.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because some lifejackets may not hold full pressure for the full duration of the 12 hour test inflation period.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer. Safety notice to consumers has been issued by the importer.  

 

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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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