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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 36 (Published on: 12/09/2008)

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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
0981/08

Slovenia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Popcorn maker

Brand: EXCELLENT ELECTRICS

Name:

Type/number of model: AM/63

Batch number/Barcode: 8711295501944

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Popcorn maker to be used in the home.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- the switch does not withstand the glow wire test of 750°C,

- the thermal cut-out does not withstand the overload test.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and EN 60659.

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

 

2
0982/08

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Torch with sweets

Brand: LAMP TORCH

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 7625; EAN 2007071635498

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic tube containing sweets. Sealed to the upper part is a lamp with a bulb powered by a button cell.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the button batteries are accessible without using a tool,

- injuries because the part that lights up may break and the wires of the lamp have sharp points.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
0983/08

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Whitening cream - Lightening Beauty Crème

Brand: G&G

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 33245 (embossed on tube). The product also has the markings P:07/12/04 NPG E:06/12/07

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Off-white cream in a 30g metal tube with pungent odour, inside a white and orange/peach coloured box.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.8% of hydroquinone, which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

4
0984/08

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Circular saw

Brand: MICA

Name:

Type/number of model: Manufacturer product code M1Y 165F. Item number 1101. Commodity Code 8467223000. Barcode 506099260308.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1200w hand-held circular saw with laser guide. Blue, with MICA logo on the side of the product. Packaging: Blue box with image of product on the front.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not withstand the drop test of 1 metre on to a concrete surface;

- the plastic casing cracks and the live parts on the motor brushes become accessible.

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

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

 

5
0985/08

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light - "Marvel - The Amazing Spider Man Magic Night Light"

Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8714143151001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The night light has a semi-circular lamp cover decorated with images of Spiderman. It has one bulb with a rated power of 7w, voltage 230v and frequency of 50Hz. Packaging includes the following inscription: "Warning-Magic Night Light it is not a toy!"

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

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

- it is possible to change the bulb or come into contact with internal live parts while the mains socket-outlet mounted nightlight is still connected to the power supply,

- the shape and decoration of the cover is such that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children,

- markings are not visible during lamp replacement.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

6
0986/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lighting chain for indoor use - 160L Net light

Brand: NET LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model: GS-RF-160L, HWZ 64210A-C,

Batch number/Barcode: 5999032105089

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain contains 160 series-parallel connected incandescent lamps with a resistor bridge. The lamps are non-replaceable. Main parts of the luminaire are: bipolar plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ ASIA 777 VDE 06"; two-core mains cable. Technical parameters: on the packaging: 220V-240V~ 50 Hz; 2,5A 250W; Class II, IP20; on the product: 230V~ 50Hz, 33,6W, IP20, bulb: 3V, 70mA.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section of the core is smaller than the minimum requirement (0.5 mm2); the measured value is less than 0.15 mm2,

- the plug does not meet the requirements of the standard. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598

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

 

7
0987/08

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colouring cream - "Color Contrast"

Brand: JALYD

Name:

Type/number of model: Concerning the presentation of "Color Contrast", it is sold in three colours: red, copper and copper red. The withdrawal from the market covers all batches and all presentations/colours of this product.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product "Colour Contrast", brand "Jalyd" is exclusively for professional use by hairdressers (hair colouring cream) but certain stores may sell this kind of product directly to the consumer. The product is used to obtain contrast with other colouring products of the same brand.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance “m-phenylenediamine”, which is banned in cosmetics and personal hygiene products under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

8
0988/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Sparkle Time Fashion Doll

Brand: OSTOY TRADING B. V.

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 7030082, EAN-Code 8 712296 055429

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll made out of skin-coloured plastic, approx. 24 cm tall. Packaging: colourful, printed, rectangular cardboard boxes with large viewing panels made of transparent plastic

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains 51% by weight of di-2-ethylhexylphthalate

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

 

9
0989/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit - Sport wear

Brand: SPORT

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's two-part sports outfit - sweatshirt with hood and long sleeves and a black horse motif embroidered on a yellow background; trousers have a small, stitched rubber label marked SPORT SPORTWEAR.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

10
0990/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sports suit

Brand: TINGBA

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: TRT84111, bar code: 693807881111

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A three-part sports (jogging) suit for boys with hood and drawstring. The waistband of the trousers also includes a drawstring which is not fixed at one point. Length of the drawstring: 32.5 cm. Size: 6

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation and injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- strangulation due to the presence of the drawstring and toggles in the hood area, - injuries because the draws

tring in the trousers is too long and not fixed in the waist area.

The toy does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

11
0991/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Quilted waistcoat - Morning 8

Brand: ZHUAN SHIBAO

Name:

Type/number of model: F-005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Quilted waistcoat with hood containing a drawstring with a loop at the end. Size: 4-5.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation,
Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation and strangulation due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood area,

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

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.  

 

12
0992/08

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cord extension set - Puutarhapistorasia AV-2005

Brand: MY

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: SGS-202G EAN: 6 417846 032470

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set with two socket-outlets and a rubber cable of length 1.5 m.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- during various tests the cable showed cracks both at the sheath and in the insulation resulting in the wires of the conductors becoming accessible;

- the temperature of the terminals rose in excess of 100 K in circuits L-earth, when it should not exceed 45 K;

- The measured contact pressure of the earthing contacts is 0-4.9 N, when it shall not be less than 5 N;

- the measured distance between the side-earthing contacts is 30.3 mm and 30.4 mm, which exceeds the requirement of 29 mm +0/-1 mm.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60811.

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

 

13
0993/08

0993/08

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light - Dora Magic Night Light

Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8714143181008

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - The night light has a semi-circular, lamp cover decorated with the "Dora" cartoon character. It has one lamp with a rated power of 7w, voltage 230v and a frequency of 50Hz.

Packaging bears the following inscription: "Warning-Magic Night Light it is not a toy".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock , burns and injuries because:

- the nightlight's cover is shaped and decorated so that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children,

- it is possible to change the bulb or touch the internal live parts when the nightlight is connected to the power supply,

- markings are not visible during lamp replacement.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
0994/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Toys with wireless control

Brand: ROAD MASTER

Name: Toys with wireless control- Jeep

Type/number of model: N0 901-A21, N0 901-A24 and N0 901-A25

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three jeeps :

- all-terrain transporters made of plastic, coloured in green, beige and black, with open roof, the frame is marked "US ARMY". Supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand C&S, model E1-35U, labelled: AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: AC 220V 50 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 4.8V 150 mA;

- all-terrain transporters, made of plastic, coloured in blue and yellow, with closed roof, marked "EXTREME RACER". Supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand CHUAN, AC-DC ADAPTOR model CH35-4V8U, labelled AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: 220V 50/60 Hz, OUTPUT: 4,8V 250 mA;

- all-terrain transporters, made of plastic, marked "FIRE RESCUE" on the side of the doors, supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand C&S, model E1-35U, labelled AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: AC 220V 50 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 4,8V 150 mA.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the design of the toys enables recharging of the batteries only when batteries are loaded inside the toy.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62115.

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

 

15
0995/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Projectile toys - Action play sets

Brand: 1. SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM; 2. F.B.I.

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. N° 9008; 2. N° 9338

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Set containing a toy pump action gun, pistol, walky-talky, sunglasses, holster with 6 plastic arrows with suction cups, police badge, handcuffs with 2 keys, a truncheon and 2 targets. Packaging: blister pack on coloured card marked: SRT, SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM and ACTION PLAY SET, includes marking concerning age restriction,

2. Set containing a pump action shotgun, pistol, walky-talky, sunglasses, holster with 6 red arrows with suction cups, police badge, handcuffs with 2 keys, an F.B.I. card and 6 plastic bullets. Packaging: blister pack on coloured cardboard with the inscription F.B.I ACTION GUN SET, and marking concerning age restriction.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the arrows are shorter than 57mm. In addition, since children often wet the suction cups to improve adhesion, they may put the arrows into their mouth and obstruct air access.

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.  

 

16
0996/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchairs for dolls : 1. Lovely Baby Barrow, 2. Baby Toys Series, Lovely Baby Barrow, Beautiful Pram, 3. Lovely cart.

Brand: CHIPPO TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Three different models : 1. Item no. 6617A ; 2. Batch code: CMSL997A and

Batch number/Barcode: 3010600402002 ; 3. Item no. 8826

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Doll's folding pushchair made of pink plastic tubing (13 mm diameter), white plastic joining bars, joints with metal rivets, a plastic blocking mechanism and a textile seat (red fabric with printed figures). Packed in a polythene bag closed with colour card marked "Lovely Baby Barrow", with a photo of the pushchair (with a doll seated in it) and a girl holding a teddy bear. Packaging includes marking concerning age restriction.

2. Folding doll's pushchair made of blue metal tubing, a seat printed with images of parachute jumpers (textile predominantly blue), 4 plastic wheels, plastic handles, white blocking mechanism on the back wheels ´scissors´ type. Dimensions: length in folded position 550 mm, height in unfolded position 580 mm, length 430 mm, width 260 mm, width of the seating surface (between 2 tubing) 200 mm. Packaging: polythene package with a cardboard label carrying a CE conformity mark, a pictogram concerning age restriction (not for children between 0-3 years), and the following inscriptions: Baby Toys Series, Lovely Baby Barrow, Beautiful Pram.

3. Plastic folding doll's pushchair, ´Lando´ type, made of pink plastic with white plastic joint bars and silver rivets, includes a doll's basket, pink textile, 4 plastic pink and white wheels and a plastic blocking mechanism. Packaging: polythene bag with a coloured card label bearing the inscription "Lovely cart" and marking concerning age restriction.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the minimal clearance between moving parts is 3 mm, instead of the required 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.  

 

17
0997/08

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: JAGUAR

Name:

Type/number of model: Jaguar XF

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles affected have VIN numbers between R00019 and R22438. Campaign number: J007

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a fault in the rear seats belts. If the moving parts of the belts, fastened to the frame of car, do not rotate freely, the seat belts may fail to retract and thus endanger the safety of passengers in the event of a frontal collision.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

18
0998/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Tricycle

Brand: PIKOLO

Name:

Type/number of model: Tricycle 20505,

Batch number/Barcode: 3831072905057

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tricycle for children aged 1½-3-years of max weight 25kg. The product is provided with a push-bar and removable rocking base which allows the tricycle to be transformed into a rocker. A squeezable toy chicken is attached to the handlebar. The seat is made of soft plastic, height: approx. 26 cm. The product is packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and chemical

The product poses a risk of :

1. injuries, because:

- it may tip over, both as a tricycle and when transformed into a rocker,

- there are rough edges on the available screws,

2. chemical, because the squeezable toy contains 36% and the seat contains 12% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

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

 

19
0999/08

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children¿s equipments

Product: Baby walker

Brand: GRACO

Name:

Type/number of model: Discovery Walker A4872, symbols: CRRE, GGRE, GNAE, GWNE, PRIE

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A folding walker made of plastic, which includes a tray of toys. The product is available in different colours: CRRE - cars (violet), GGRE - garry (yellow), GNAE - gaia (orange), GWNE - gwen (red), PRIE - paris (blue).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts as one of the toys fastened to the walker is a bear with a mirror which fits into the small parts cylinder and can easily be detached from the toy.

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.  

 

20
1000/08

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Steam iron

Brand: TREDIA

Name:

Type/number of model: YC 5318

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A steam iron with an input power of 2000w, voltage 240v and a frequency of 50Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because it fails to comply with the thermal test for insulation of the internal parts of the supply cord.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

21
1001/08

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's cot

Brand: ALENKA

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3595244400065

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The cot is made out of wooden bars painted in colourless varnish. It consists of two bed-heads, two sides (one which can be lowered) and has slats in the bottom. The upper edges of the side parts are fitted with plastic protections, which are fixed in grooves along the side. The bottom of the cot is adjustable in height using screws (3 positions). Dimensions: L 1240 x W 655 x H 990 mm. A guide for installation and use is included with the product, along with a tool (spanner) for assembly.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries and choking

The product poses a risk of:

(i) injuries because :

- there are sharp edges and burrs on the upper plastic holders of steel rods,

- the surface of the cot is treated inadequately, the fixed plastic ledge contains chips of wood in the groove and sharp edges.

(ii) choking because on the outside there is a plastic logo label, which could easily be removed by hand, and which fits into the small part cylinder.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard ЕN 716.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
1002/08

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable light - RCA HANDY LITE

Brand: RCA

Name:

Type/number of model: Type/Number of model: HT-10, Bar Code: 5605645259261

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A rechargeable, portable light with two fluorescent lamps of 10w and a switch. It has a rated power of max. 2x10w, voltage 220-240v and a frequency of 50-60Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it fails the dielectric strength test.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
1003/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys

Brand: Unknown

Name: Dinosaur egg growing pet

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 9414760000247

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The dinosaur is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersed in water as recommended in the instructions for use. The dimension of the egg approx: 60x46 mm. Packaging: plastic capsule.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small components (leg and tail), which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder, and which can be easily detached. These small parts may expand by more than 50% (measured value: 75-186%).

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

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

 

24
1004/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby boots

Brand: COCKATOO

Name:

Type/number of model: TR-089

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Footwear for babies with textile upper and lining, the sole is made of plastic and textile. The external surface of the leg part is decorated with 2 hanging wooden balls.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (wooden balls) which can be detached from the boots with a force of 14.6-39 N (minimum force should be 90 N ±2 N). These parts fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

 

25
1005/08

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Toaster - Disney Ariete

Brand: ARIETE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Ariete 198, Bar Code: 8003705102934.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An electric toaster with a cover and grill decorated in the form of a Mickey Mouse face. It has a rated power of 700w, voltage 220-240v and a frequency of 50-60Hz. Warning on the packaging "This toaster sandwich maker is not a toy".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because the appliance is decorated like a toy and thus is appealing to children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Hungary  

26
1006/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy ball gun with laser

Brand: JUNMING

Name:

Type/number of model: model CS 23576 No 307, EAN 5905133930956,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made of black and brown plastic. The cartridge contains several dark yellow plastic balls - diameter 6mm. The toy has a CE mark and is packed in a plastic, transparent bag with a folded cardboard label containing information in Polish on a sticker.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the kinetic energy of the balls when fired exceeds the permitted limit,

- lack of warnings and instructions, particularly as regards the necessity to only use the cartridge provided with the toy.

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.  

 

27
1007/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy helicopter - Super Airplane

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: No 2028, EAN 5900361496533,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a helicopter made of silver, blue and grey plastic. There is a tag with a CE mark and the following markings: pictogram concerning age restriction ´0-3´, ´Unsuitable for children under 3 years old´, name and address of the importer, CE mark, ´Use only under supervision of an adult´, ´Keep the user manual´. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the need to keep the packaging due to useful information.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the sharp edges of the moving blades and due to the lack of a safety ring around the rotor.

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.  

 

28
1008/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Coat for children

Brand: HANNY

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code 231

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coat for children with hood and fleece lining. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 92; 104

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring and toggles in the hood area.

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.  

 

29
1009/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars and lorries

Brand: PEUGEOT

Name:

Type/number of model: Type (model 308): EC type approval e2*2001/116*0362, Type (model 607): EC type approval e2*98/14*0199, Type (car, model Partner): EC type approval e2*2001/116*0365, Type (lorry, model Partner), ABE No N128.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A number of vehicles manufactured in 2008 are affected. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are: - model 308: numbers between VF34H9ZH55129075 and VF34CRHRJ55252483, - model 607: numbers between VF39UXFV692239255 and VF39URHRH92239488, - model Partner: numbers between VF37JNFUC68000755 and VF37JNFRC68011467, and VF37D9HXC68500469 and VF37A9HXC68512235.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the switchgear unit, which controls certain functions such as windscreen wipers, headlights or ignition, can cause intermittent malfunction or breakdown.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

30
1010/08

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Glass tube for sunbeds - Tube Ergoline Turbo Power 160W

Brand: ERGOLINE

Name:

Type/number of model: C1246001, Production codes A7 to L7 (from January to December 2007)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube to be installed on UV sunbeds. Glass tube marked on one end as follows: C 1246001 ERGOLINE TURBO POWER 160 W ERGOLINE ** (** : shows a letter and a figure indicating the month and year of manufacture (from A to L, followed by the figure 7))

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the tubes in one batch display a charge defect causing the emission of a UVA and UVB radiation dose which exceeds the authorised limits (maximum 0.15W/m2 for wavelengths of 250 to 320 nm, and less than 0.15W/m2 for wavelengths of 320 to 400 nm). The sunbeds equipped with Ergoline Turbo Power 160W C1246001 lamps – production codes A7 to L7 (from January to December 2007) must not be considered to be type 3 UV beds within the meaning of standard EN 60335. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions by the distributor.  

 

31
1011/08

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - Cartoon car

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small battery-operated toy car for young children, with face: the headlamps are the eyes and the bumper is the mouth. There is a clown on the bonnet and a bear on the roof.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, and which can easily be detached from the toy.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

32
1012/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy - locomotive

Brand: SAND BEACH

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Locomotive with carriage made of hard plastic, with a pink coloured body, yellow roof and chimney, violet front part and green wheels; the carriage is yellow decorated with different coloured stickers. A pink cord is attached to the front of the toy with a green loop on the end. Packaging: a plastic net bag closed with a plastic clip.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because of small parts, which can easily be detached and which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder,

- strangulation because the length of the cord - 300 mm - exceeds the limit of 220 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.  

 

33
1013/08

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy locomotive - "Amazing"

Brand: LOVELY

Name:

Type/number of model: 08050189-001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy locomotive for young children with a face on the front and hands at the sides. A second smaller locomotive is also included.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

34
1014/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Play set - Entertaining set

Brand: FUNNY FISHING

Name:

Type/number of model: 60

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A play set comprised of a plastic green fishing rod with red handle, blue reel with blue and green handle and blue loops for the cord, 9 fishes (attached to cardboard), packed in a fish-shaped cardboard box with a transparent top which includes marking concerning age restriction.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because of small parts, which fit entirely into the small part cylinder and which can easily be detached,

- strangulation because the cord is thinner and longer than permitted.

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.  

 

35
1015/08

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: HONEST

Name:

Type/number of model: reference: EAN 6926095511822, model BCZ 118-2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighter made of silver-coloured metal, packed in a cardboard box. It is an adjustable lighter with premixing burner. Information and warnings attached to the product - in the form of a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.

Country of origin: China


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Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because there is no flaring resistance. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

36
1016/08

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: PROMISE

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 6926095582013, model BN201-F12.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighter made of silver-coloured metal, packed in an elegant box. It is an adjustable lighter with post-mixing burner. Marked ´PROMISE since 1997 by HONEST´ - on the packaging and inside. Information and warnings attached to the product - as a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.

Country of origin: China


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Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of burns because during tests a lack of flaring resistance was detected. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal by the distributor.  

 

37
1017/08

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night Light - Disney Snow White Night Light with photo cell

Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0236055000034

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The night light has a circular lamp cover decorated with a Disney character, a square base and incorporates a plug and photo cell. It has one lamp with a rated power of 7w, voltage 230v and a frequency of 50Hz. The following inscription is included on the packaging: "Warning-This item is not a toy. It must be used only by adults. Danger of Electric Shock. Teach children not to play with electrical appliances"

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because the nightlight has a cover that is shaped and decorated so that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

38
1018/08

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: TIGER

Name:

Type/number of model: model TW 126#C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighter with a pocket knife (two blades) made of silver-coloured metal, packed in a cardboard box. It is an adjustable lighter with premixing burner. The inscription ´TIGER´ is marked on the lighter and ´TIGER LIGHTER´ on the packaging. Information and warnings attached to the product - in the form of a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.

Country of origin: China


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Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because there is no flaring resistance. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

39
1019/08

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: DJ03M-2 Bar Code: 0249447000031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The night light has a lamp in the form of a bear, and incorporates a plug with a switch. It has one bulb with a rated power of 7w, voltage 180-250v and a frequency of 50-60Hz. Packaging: the following inscriptions are on the package: "The cover uses non-flammable and non-toxic material which is safe and reliable. Lamp duration is 1200 hours. Warning- Please do not touch the metal jack when you use the product. Please do not open the plastic cover by yourself. Please do not throw and hit it. Keep away from children".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because the cover is shaped and decorated in a way that could lead a child to treat it as a toy.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

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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.

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