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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 30 (Published on: 01/08/2008)

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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
0804/08

Ireland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Garments (sleeping bags and two-piece sets)

Brand: Joufflu Dee, Doodle Dee and Dormouse Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Product Recall Ref: SP09162 SLEEPBAG

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The garments come in a range of colours and patterns. The Joufflu Dee brand are baby sleeping bags with no sleeves. While the Doodle Dee and Dormouse range are two-piece baby suits.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the poppers can be detached with a force of less than 70 N and fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

 

2
0805/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for doll “Lovely Baby Barrow - Beautiful Go Cart”

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: N°6617A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll's pushchair with folding mechanism, made of pink plastic tubes with a diameter of 13 mm, connected with metal rivets, a plastic blocking device, white plastic connecting straps and a textile seat (red material with different coloured figures). Packed in a transparent polythene bag with a coloured card label at the end marked “Lovely Baby Barrow” in yellow, and “Beautiful Go Cart” in blue, a photograph of the pushchair (with a doll inside), a photograph of a girl holding a teddy bear, and an age warning.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the minimum space between moving parts for protection from shearing is 3 mm, instead of the safety space of 12 mm.

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.  

 

3
0806/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Electric musical toy “Charming music”

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900851102616, ref. 1720010261, No. 2005, E16

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy guitar made of white and blue plastic. On the front of the toy are colourful buttons which emit music when pressed. The packaging is a cardboard box with a window made of transparent plastic. On the label are the following inscriptions: “Electric guitar”, “Charming music”, a 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 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 can be detached which 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.  

 

4
0807/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s training suit

Brand: SEAGULL

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 6 Segu 955, CSQ-955,

Batch number/Barcode: 545321692 and 7000074921754

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece training suit for children with elastic drawstring and toggles applied in the hood, with spangles glued on the suit.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- strangulation because of the presence of drawstring, the knot at the end and the toggles in the hood, which are not permitted on children's clothing,

- choking because the spangles glued on the training suit can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

5
0808/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s training suit

Brand: Good Children

Name:

Type/number of model: CJ-722

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece hooded training suit for children with zip fastener. Colour: dark blue and red. The length of the drawstring applied in the waist area of the trousers: 24-24 cm, Size: 6/9 M, 24 M.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area which are not permitted on children's clothing.

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.  

 

6
0809/08

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: Ronson

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Slyda, RXL 12090A, code affixed on the lighter: 5011435620485; code on the collective packaging: 5011435620492.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighter is made of semi-transparent plastic, coloured blue, violet, rose, green or yellow. It is a refillable lighter. On the outer side of the lighter there is a logo “RONSON” and a sticker with the following information in English: “WARNING KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. Contains flammable gas under pressure. Use with care. Ignite lighter away from face and clothing. Never expose to heat above 50°C or to prolonged sunlight. Do not puncture, put in fire or inhale. Do not keep lit continuously for more than 30 seconds. Be sure flame is completely out after use.” There is also a users' manual in English and an EAN code. The collective packaging carries the information: “country of origin: China”, name and address of importer, EAN code and warnings, as well as pictograms written in Polish. Moreover, there is information in English that in July 2001 the product was tested in accordance with the EN ISO 9994:1996 standard.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because of:

- excessively high flame: over 100 mm,

- no resistance to spitting and flaring,

- during tests one of the lighters exploded and burning gas spilled out, and in another the mechanism was blocked – so in two cases the flame extinction was inappropriate.

The product does not comply with requirements of essential safety standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

7
0810/08

Latvia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Decorative lamps

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: JH0514

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Appliance made of ceramic material with decorations: fish and crab, with many small lamps, with function for water filling, with waterfall creation device, with many sea life style decorative elements.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- live parts are accessible,

- internal wiring has no double insulation

- the main cord is not secured with a cord anchorage.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0811/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - heater/climate control wiring

Brand: FIAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Grande Punto and Grande Punto Van (all types)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from 114670 to 322635 and from 1143872 to 1300776, plus single chassis numbers 32678, 88713 and 98589.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because interference could occur between heater wiring and a bracket of the dashboard unit due to a missing retainer clip. This could cause wiring wear and the risk of a short circuit.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

9
0812/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - fuel hose

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger Car, model Swift Sport1.6L (RS416 LHD petrol, Recall Campaign HUGR)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from the start of mass production to 17 March 2008, with VIN from TSMMZA31S00136390 to TSMMZA31S00562402.

Country of origin: Hungary

No pictures are available

Fire

The products poses a risk of fire because the clearance between the fuel hose and the engine cover might not be adequate and therefore the fuel hose could touch the engine cover and consequently the outer layer of the fuel hose will be damaged. The cause of the failure is incorrect assembly and it may also lead to fuel leakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

10
0813/08

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Sunscreen Lotion

Brand: Herb LineTM

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: B.NO.03AUG2007; Mfg: 04/08/2007; EAN: 8901059122137

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Natural sunscreen lotion – white flat plastic bottle with black screw-top. The content of the bottle is a white viscous fluid, volume 200ml. The product is sealed in a shrink film.

Country of origin: India


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Burns

The product poses a risk of sunburn after sun exposure because it does not provide protection against solar radiation and therefore represents a health risk for the consumer.

Consumers relying on the indicated protection factor would be exposing themselves to both an acute risk of sunburn and the long-term consequences of excessive exposure to sunlight, such as immunosuppression (especially in children), dry skin, keratosis and, in the worst case, skin cancer. The measured SPF (sun protection factor indicators) value of 4.2. does not meet the SPF factor declared on the label (15). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC and Commission recommendation 2006/647/EC.

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

 

11
0814/08

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Sunscreen milk

Brand: Herb LineTM

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 27/05/2007; B.NO.01; MAY 2007; EAN: 8901059122151

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Natural sunscreen – white flat plastic tube with a transparent screw-top. The content of the tube is a white viscous fluid-body milk, contents 120g.The product is sealed in a shrink film. On the packaging there is the sticker with the following information: “Product name; Made in India; the name and the address of the importer, EAN, date of manufacturing, ingredients, volume 120g, guide for use”.

Country of origin: India


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Burns

The product poses a risk of sunburn after sun exposure because it does not provide protection against solar radiation and therefore represents a health risk for the consumer.

Consumers relying on the indicated protection factor would be exposing themselves to both an acute risk of sunburn and the long-term consequences of excessive exposure to sunlight, such as immunosuppression (especially in children), dry skin, keratosis and, in the worst case, skin cancer. The measured SPF (sun protection factor indicators) value of 3.6 does not meet the SPF factor declared on the label (25).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC and Commission recommendation 2006/647/EC.

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

 

12
0815/08

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's Amber teething necklace

Brand: Nummies

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baltic Amber beaded teething necklace, approx. 12 inches-long, with silver-plated magnetic clasp.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because beads and metal clasps can be easily detached and put into the mouth or swallowed by children.

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

 

13
0816/08

Cyprus

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative articles (apple halves and peach)

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: ting products Product: Decorative articles (apple halves and peach)

Brand:

1. Le Shop – exclusive collection 2. Le Shop

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Decorative food-imitating products in the shape of two halves of a red apple, packed in plastic transparent sachet.

2. Decorative food-imitating product in the shape of a peach from which a portion has been cut.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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.

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

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

 

14
0817/08

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic cars

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: No 526-8p ; EAN 8713145152689

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of 8 colourful plastic cars packed in a plastic bag closed by a carton label. The cars have the following names: “Gallop”, “Power 36”, “Fast 6”, “Super”, “Racing 8”, “R5R”, “King”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow and green coloured plastic contain excessive levels of lead and chromium:

- 375 mg/kg of lead in green and 433 mg/kg of lead in yellow despite a limit of 90 mg/kg;

- 97.9 mg/kg of chromium in yellow despite a limit of 80 mg/kg.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
0818/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Models F800S, F800ST, R1200R, K1200S, K1200R Sport, K1200GT, types E8ST, R1ST, K12S, K12R

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles built between 26 March 2007 and 20 April 2007.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the steering dampers of the vehicles concerned have a nickel coating which is susceptible to peeling. The resulting chips can cause a partial or total blockage of the damper oil bores. This can make the steering stiff. Blocking can occur only as a result of large-scale loss of coating and at full lock (turning, manoeuvring). If the steering blocks during travel, falls and injuries can occur.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

16
0819/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Roof luggage rack

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Model B6 656 08 10 for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, series 906, with luggage compartment height of 1650mm (low roof/standard roof)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This concerns roof luggage racks from marketing years 2006 and 2007.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when driving with an unloaded roof rack resonance vibrations can occur and the upper cross beam can break and fall off.

Several complaints reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

17
0820/08

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up set for children

Brand: CANDY

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8019050033533

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This toy consists of two bracelets, 12 red plastic nails and a make-up set for children. The packaging is a plasticized cardboard blister pack with CE marking and the legend made in China. An adhesive label on the rear carries warnings and importer's information.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count is 29000 cfu/g,

- the mould and yeast count exceeds 3000 cfu/g,

- the materials are not visually clean,

- the symbol for the time limit for use after opening is not given,

- no list of ingredients is given.

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

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

 

18
0821/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's coat

Brand: PICKEN

Name:

Type/number of model: BJ-8705H

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wadded, hooded training suit for children with zip fastener. Colour: white and blue. The elastic drawstring is applied in the hood area. Size: 3

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- strangulation due to the presence of elastic drawstrings in the hood area,

- injuries to the eyes or the face when pulling the drawstring firmly and releasing it.

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.  

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

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

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

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

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