Report 29 (Published on: 25/07/2008)

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Notification 0237/08 from week 7 in 2008 has been withdrawn from the RAPEX website until the risk assessment is clarified

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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:

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child's car seat

Brand: Michelin Cockpit

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Michelin Cockpit Ocean (product code: 63001),

Batch number/Barcode: 3760149630014;

2. Michelin Cockpit Volcano (product code: 63002), Barcode: 3760149630021;

3. Michelin Cockpit Sunset (product code: 63003), Barcode: 3760149630038;

4. Michelin Cockpit Dune (product code: 63004), Barcode: 3760149630045;

5. Michelin Cockpit Storm (product code: 63005), Barcode: 3760149630052

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each product carries a barcode sticker. The product code is integrated into the barcode. The Michelin trademark is affixed to the seat.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in case of a frontal crash the level of protection of the seat is low.

No accidents reported.

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

 

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative acrylic stones

Brand: Dragimex Handels - AG

Name:

Type/number of model:

- colourless stones : 4041041173854

- orange stones : 4041041174110

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent, colourless or orange-coloured irregular shaped polyhedrons, some with sharp edges

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking as due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract,

- injuries to the mouth, throat, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract due to the presence of sharp edges or unevenly separated ridges.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden educational blocks

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900851065300, ref. 1720006530, E13.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set of blocks made of wood, packed in a wooden box on wheels. The blocks are of different shapes and sizes, and coloured (yellow, red, white, green and blue). The packaging of a toy is a transparent plastic. On the label there are the following inscriptions: “E13 Educational toy”, CE mark, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. There is also a warning about the risk of playing with the packaging and the advice to keep the label for further use.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the set contains small parts which fully fit into the small parts cylinder (oval blocks).

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

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

 

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Growing pet (egg and dinosaur)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. GT-01, Bar Code 1. 5290666503273 2. GT-01, Bar code 5290666503280

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Effigy of an egg made of transparent hard plastic which has another egg in it made of a material like gypsum. The second egg has in it a figure in the form of a dinosaur. The egg bears a label which has the following signs on it: ‘Expand Double Size Do Not Swallow’, ‘Warning Chocking Hazard-Small parts, Not for children under 3 years old’, Instructions how to use it, ‘CE’, age restriction and ‘Made in China’.

2. Effigy of an egg which has in it an expandable toy in the form of a dinosaur. The egg is made of transparent hard plastic. The egg bears a label which has the following signs on it: ‘Expand Double Size Do Not Swallow’, ‘Magic’,’ Funny’, ’Novel’, ‘Warning Chocking Hazard-Small parts, Not for children under 3 years old’, Instructions how to use it, ‘CE’, age restriction and ‘Made in China’.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it grows more than 50% in any dimension and if a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to grow in size, which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.

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.  

 

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull along toy - Funny Dog

Brand: Funny

Name:

Type/number of model: n° 319; EAN 3020551123017

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a plastic dog moving on 4 wheels, with a long yellow cord ended with a plastic ring. The toy was marked with a pictogram concerning the age restriction (0-3), but according to CEN and the Polish Trade Inspection, the toy is intended for children less than 36 months.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the length of the cord is 875 mm instead of maximum 220 mm.

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

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

 

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of classic racing cars

Brand: Yong Da

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900851173333, ref. 172001733, No. 2039, M-1, 12PCS INTO BOX.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of twelve cars with reverse drive. The cars are made of plastic and coloured (yellow, red, silver, gold, white and orange), and decorated with stickers. The packaging is a cardboard box with the following inscriptions: "New millennium all new enter" and a window made of transparent plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (wheels) can be detached from the toy and they fully fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden house with numbers and abacus

Brand: Toy and Game

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 2508 3088

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A wooden house with numbers of different colours and a roof with an abacus

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the abacus can be detached by a force of 77N. Thereby the balls may become loose and they fit entirely in the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby sleeping bag

Brand: Joufflu Dee

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's sleeping bags, various designs

Country of origin: India


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because some of the poppers, which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be detached with a force of less than 60N.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy (frog)

Brand: HIT

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n°AB6567/B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a mascot in a shape of a frog of approximately 410 mm long. The toy is made of light green fibres and has eyes made of hard plastic with an 18 mm diameter. The toy was sold without packaging. There were two labels fastened to the toy: one made of a cardboard and one sew-in made of fibres. On the labels there were following information: CE mark, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. There is also warning about the necessity of playing with a toy in the way it was intended to and the advice to keep the label for further use.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (eyes) can be easily detached from the toy and put into mouth or swallowed by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

10
0793/08

Norway

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety vest for horse riders

Brand: HL

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety vest for horse riders. The product was supplied with a false certificate. This is the same product as Alpha Horse, which was withdrawn from the market in November 2007 (notification 1229/07).

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of too little shock absorbing material.

The product does not comply with the Directive 89/686/EEC for personal protective equipment and the relevant European standard EN 13158.

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

 

11
0794/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Melody swing

Brand: Paradiso Sun

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5425000339106; ref./ art. 910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a swing made of yellow hard plastic, hanging on two plaited ropes in synthetic fibre. The toy has a sound emitting mechanism situated on the top, front-side of the toy, within the reach of the child.

The toy is sold without packaging. There are two stickers on the toy with Belgian and Polish labels with the following inscriptions in different languages, including Polish: “Made in Belgium”, “CE mark”, “The toy is intended for children aged 1-3”, the name and address of the importer and barcode. There are also warnings: “Play only under supervision of an adult”. “Please keep the packaging for future reference".

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

1. injuries because of:

- the inappropriate dimension of the back support of the swing, which can lead to entrapment of the child’s head,

- insufficient durability of the swing – knots of ropes become loose and the seat became detached from the ropes during tests,

- lack of essential information about small dimensions between elements of the toy, which should be considered while installing the toy,

2. choking because of small parts of plastic which became detached during tests and these parts fully fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

12
0795/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car (side airbag)

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: Suzuki Swift 1.3L/1.5L and Swift Sport 1.6L 3D

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from the start of mass production to 7 April 2008, within the following VIN Ranges:

1. Swift 1.3L From TSMMZA11S00114529 to TSMMZA11S00571034

2. Swift 1.5L From TSMMZA21S00136455 to TSMMZA21S00202342

3. Swift Sport 1.6L 3D From TSMMZA31S00305326 to TSMMZA31S00571759

Country of origin: Hungary

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of unintended deployment of the passenger side airbag when the driver turns ignition switch to ON position due to improper routing of airbag wire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

13
0796/08

Belgium

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Toothbrush "Dora"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref N°80056; Barcode 5410267800568

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because on some of the toothbrushes, the rucksack on the little doll's back may detach. Risk of choking if swallowed (parts smaller than 5 cm).

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

 

14
0797/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Stuffed reindeers

Brand: Gilde

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Small reindeer, EAN 4009079248296

2) Medium reindeer, EAN 4009079248319

3) Large reindeer, EAN 4009079248326

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The test samples are three reindeer (small approx. 21cm x 15 cm, medium approx. 30 cm x 25 cm, large approx. 60cm x 35 cm) with soft stuffing.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (buttons, eyes) which can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

15
0798/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Baby monitoring device

Brand: REV

Name:

Type/number of model: DBS 1850, Art.- n°85994, EAN 4006341665690

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a baby monitor with an emitter, a receiver and a power supply plug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because to reset the baby monitor, a button must be pressed. This button is located underneath the antenna cavity in a hollow and can only be pressed using a fine-tipped instrument. If the monitor is reset while connected to the power supply, the tip used to reset it can reach dangerous active components. Nothing is supplied with the test device for the purpose of resetting it: the instructions recommend using a fine-tipped instrument. If this instrument is made from a conductive material (e.g. paper clip), the user of the baby monitor can come into contact with dangerous voltage levels.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 61558.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

16
0799/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy phone

Brand: WIRE INTERCOM

Name:

Type/number of model: NO: 1028, Manufacturer's reference: 831434, Importer's reference 05-0362,

Batch number/Barcode: 2204938314347

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pair of battery-operated pink and white telephones with blue keys. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent plastic side through which the two telephones can be seen. The labelling is in a language other than Spanish. An adhesive label carries the details of the distributor, warnings on use and instructions on the age and the persons for whom it is intended.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the average sound pressure level produced by the toy exceeds 80 dB when measured in a free field.

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.  

 

17
0800/08

France

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide detector

Brand: DOMOTIBELEC

Name:

Type/number of model: REF 982030

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk because it fails to detect gas at a concentration of 300 ppm, in a time of less than 3 minutes and so does not allow the user and others nearby to take the necessary measures to avoid the risk of intoxication by carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

18
0801/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Suzuki Splash, Vehicle type EX, EC type-approval No e4*2001/116*0130*, Vehicle ID number ranges:

TSMEXB22S00120963 –133607 TSMEXB32S00119436 –133854 TSMEXB52S00120933 –133246 TSMEXB62S00120818 –133590

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Identification of the vehicles affected using the list of chassis numbers. The vehicle owners concerned are being notified. Information on the measure with code HUGP provided by the contractors.

Country of origin: Hungary

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the possible lack of an airbag escape opening in the dashboard. The absence of an escape opening may lead to a malfunctioning of the front passenger's airbag when triggered

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

19
0802/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car (steering pressure line)

Brand: Porsche

Name:

Type/number of model: 911 Carrera (997) and 911 Carrera S (997)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns model year 2009 market launch vehicles, with the following Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN):

WP0ZZZ99Z9S745107 WP0ZZZ99Z9S700108 WP0ZZZ99Z9S710138 WP0ZZZ99Z9S710149 WP0ZZZ99Z9S710154

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that the steering pressure line connection can break. The loss of steering line liquid (Pentosin) can result in the sudden failure of power assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

20
0803/08

Germany

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Mobile telephone

Brand: Anycool

Name:

Type/number of model: Anycool T808, Serial no: 9N0779C48T0783A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dual SIM & Standby TV Mobile Phone; GSM; GPRS

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the EU adaptors do not comply with standard EN 50075. The greatest risk stems from the chargers supplied with the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50075.

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

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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