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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 37 (Published on: 19/09/2008)

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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: (*)

2
1021/08

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: DJ021-9, Bar code: 0249454000031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The night light has a cover in the shape of a frog's head incorporated with a plug. It has one lamp with a rated power of 1w, voltage 220v and a frequency of 50-60Hz. Packaging includes the following inscriptions: "The cover is not flammable, made of non-toxic material, which is safe and reliable. Lamp duration is 8000 hours. Warning- Do not touch the metallic part of the pin when the night light is in operation. Do not open the plastic cover. Do not throw it or warm it up. Keep out of reach of children".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because, due to shape and design, 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.  

 

3
1022/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts

Brand: FIELD BATTLE SOLDIER

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907791536211, No: 5300C.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a gun made of hard plastic (coloured silver and black), 3 plastic darts of ivory colour, ended with orange suction cups. Packaging: blister pack attached to cardboard with the following markings: “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “Store the toy out of reach of small children”, “Do not shoot near eyes and ears”, “The toy may be used only under supervision of an adult”, “The toy meets requirement of EN 71-1 standard”

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Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because during the stretching test the suction cups detached from the darts revealing sharp edges.

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.  

 

4
1023/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy – sea creatures, "Colored growing"

Brand: HING FAT

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 514 EAN 7523542005140

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 8 sea creatures:

1) seahorse – colour: reddish-pinkish, 2) shell – colour: red, pink and yellow, 3) shark – colour: dark and light grey, 4) ray – colour: dark and light violet, 5) shark (spotted) – colour: light grey with dark white spots, 6) crab – colour: orange and grey, 7) starfish – colour: orange and black, 8) seal – colour: light and dark grey.

Each toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag. On A cardboard label inside the packaging there is the following information: “CE mark”, the name of the toy, EAN and type, model number, pictogram concerning the age “0-3” restriction and written information. Other warnings are in English only: “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts”, “do not swallow.”, “dimensions of a toy may extend up to 600%”. There is a user’s manual in English only.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toys expand in different dimensions: 55% - 165%. The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

5
1024/08

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle carbon fork

Brand: WOLF SL

Name:

Type/number of model: SL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The forks have a transparent coating on the black paint of the carbon fibre, marked with the words "Wolf Superlite" and the corresponding logo just below the crown on each cover, and the reference "SL" on each branch above the stem of the cover (or anchor point of the wheel). They could have been assembled in bicycle models Cervélo R3, R3-SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL and certain P3 Carbon frames and complete bicycles.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the fork pivot can come loose or break and there is a risk of separation, which can cause the cyclist to lose control, leading to a fall and injuries.

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

 

6
1025/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Air gun - Toy ball gun

Brand: AIRSOFT GUN

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5906160134836, ITM. No 00-34836

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made of black and brown plastic. The cartridge: 20 dark yellow plastic balls – diameter ~ 6mm. The toy has CE marking and is packed in a plastic, transparent bag with a folded cardboard label and information in Polish on the stickers.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the kinetic energy of the bullets exceeds the maximum permitted value,

- lack of warning about the necessity of using only the cartridge attached to the toy,

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71 and EN 50088.

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

 

7
1026/08

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: DORA

Name:

Type/number of model: Christmas series: pictures of Santa Claus, Christmas tree, etc. No EAN number

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The cylindrical shaped lighter is made of plastic and covered with pictures of Christmas motifs. It is a refillable, electric, adjustable lighter. One end of the product is a flashlight. On the outer side of the lighter there is a logo "DORA". No other information is provided with the product. The collective packaging is a transparent, plastic holder for 50 items.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the design of the product, with the fuel tank hidden under the flashlight, can lead to inappropriate use and cause burns or unintended inhalation of gas,

- the instructions for adjusting the flame height are barely visible which could lead to burns,

- the product lacks clear warnings and a user’s manual.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal by the distributor.  

 

8
1027/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Squeezing toy "Freddy die Kröte" (Freddy the toad)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN-Code 45511002711000000100, Item No 4551100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green plastic toads or frogs, each with a card indicating the unit price, the CE symbol, the EAN-Code and the reference of the importer. On sale by unit in a colourfully decorated box containing 12 units.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 31.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, which bans certain phthalates in toys.

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

 

9
1028/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle fuel filter shell - Harley-Davidson Touring

Brand: HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Name:

Type/number of model: models FLHP, FLHPE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRSE4, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCUSE3 FLHTP, FLHX, FLTR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2008 model year motorcycles manufactured from 6 May 2007 to 11 December 2007.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the fuel filter shell may crack leading to a loss of fuel pressure. This loss of pressure can reduce performance and, in some cases, may cause the engine to stall, or a no-start condition which could lead to a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

10
1029/08

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Scooter for children

Brand: SPIDERMAN

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908429024731.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's scooter with three wheels, a basket and sound and light emitters. The toy is made of metal and plastic elements - coloured navy blue. There are pictures of Spiderman on some parts of the toy.

This product may be counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:

- sharp edges on certain plastic parts, e.g. basket,

- inappropriate dimension of handles (less than 40 mm),

- lack of user’s manual and information as to whether the toy should be assembled by an adult or at least under the supervision of an adult.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71 and EN 50088.

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

 

11
1030/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy "Spider-Man" mobile phone

Brand: GAZELO TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: No 143 – 300C, EAN 5997604317212

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a mobile phone with a picture of Spiderman, coloured red and white The toy is powered by 3 AA 1.5 V batteries, which are sold with the product. The packaging is a cardboard box with the picture of Spiderman. On the packaging and sticker there is information in Polish and in English concerning the product, name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, a pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction and the warnings: “Choking hazard due to small parts”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep the packaging for further use of information on it”. There is no data about the licence.

This product may be counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing and choking

The product poses a risk of:

- damage to hearing because it produces a sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 120 dB, which exceeds the maximum limit permitted (80 dB).

- choking, because the design of the product could allow the battery compartment to be opened with one hand and thus the batteries are easily accessible. The batteries are also attached to the product.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 50088.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

12
1031/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy ball gun with laser

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5905133966283

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made of black plastic. The cartridge: 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 and information in Polish on the sticker.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because construction of the toy allows the battery box to be opened in one move by hand and thus the batteries are easily accessible.

Warnings and instructions, particularly as regards the necessity to use only the cartridge that is attached to the toy, are not provided. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50088.

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

 

13
1032/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: KAIFA

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: KF- 64 LIGHTER

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured lighters with pictures of people and the letters “KF”. They are presented in display boxes containing 50 units, on which instructions for safe and correct use of the product are shown. Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Burns and fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the product is not secured against use by children.

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

 

14
1033/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's jacket with hood

Brand: SEAGULL

Name:

Type/number of model: CSQ-1245

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink jacket for girls with a hood. The hood includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles. Size: 110

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring, knots and toggles in the hood.

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.  

 

15
1034/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: COCKATOO

Name:

Type/number of model: TR 113

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The footwear has a silver upper decorated with beads and a butterfly with sequins, a silver lining and a plastic sole. The inscription "COCKATOO" appears on the lining. Size: 22

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The products pose a serious risk of choking because the beads and sequins on the surface of the footwear may easily be detached, creating small parts that could be inhaled or swallowed by children.

In addition, the product poses a health risk because there is no rigid element inserted in the heel and toe which means the footwear could become misshapen and thus harm the healthy development of the foot.

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

 

16
1035/08

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters for hot plates

Brand: 1.“FONE HC CRENE” refined series lighter, 2.“GAS MATCH”

Name:

Type/number of model:

1.“FONE HC CRENE” refined series lighter; 2.“GAS MATCH”

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1.Gas lighters for hot-plates, total of 5000 pcs in 10 boxes of 500 pcs each containing boxes of 50 pcs. The lighters have the appearance of a match ,with a yellow plastic handle and a red tip. In the middle of the handle there is an on/off switch; there is no flame regulator. Markings on the box: “FONE HC CRENE”, refined series lighter, HONGC" there is no an identification number or barcode.

2. Gas lighters for hot-plates – 1200 pcs, 10 boxes each with 120 pcs. The lighters are packed in individual plastic packages on cardboard marked “GAS MATCH”. They have a white, plastic handle with a red and green end and a trigger in the middle for flame ignition. There is an on/off button on the left, while on the top there is a button for regulation of the flame. No identification number or barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The products poses a risk of burns because the lighters do not comply with resistance to:

- high temperature, - loss of fuel, - prolonged burning.

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

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

 

17
1036/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Coffee-maker – "Kaffeeautomat mit 2 porzellan-tassen"

Brand: TOP DESIGN

Name:

Type/number of model: CM-401

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The housing of the coffee-maker is made of black plastic. The water tank can be found under the upper part, which opens. There is a metal insert and a transparent water level indicator on the outer cover of the upper part. The coffee tank can be removed; it has two openings, a handle and a removable plastic filter. The mains switch is on the side of the apparatus. Hot water can also be added through a separate pipe. Two porcelain cups are supplied with the coffee-maker. Main components of the product: mains plug: "Yu xin YX-201 16/250V~" + symbols of test houses, mains cable: "H03VV-F 3G0.75mm2 BAOHING LTSA-3 N14585 227 IEC 52 2002010105010385" + symbols of test houses, heating element: "230V 400W DX", mains switch: "CJ CJ-108 10A 250V~ T85/55 TÜV PRODUCT SERVICE", thermostat: "KSD301 250V 10A 110°C" felirattal + VDE, thermal fuse. Technical specification: 230V~, 50Hz, 400W; Class I.; IPX0. The product is provided free of charge at product shows.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the plastic pipes leading the water in and out of the coffee-maker may be damaged, as the heat resistance of the plastic material is not appropriate. Therefore, there is a possibility that the water in the water tank could come into contact with live parts.

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

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

 

18
1037/08

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp - Bunky Bedside Light

Brand: BUNKY

Name:

Type/number of model: Models No: 6910 and 6910R

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flexible arm, bunk-bed light. Packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the product on the front and a clear window.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the insulated sleeve covering a joint in the live lead is not reliably held in position,

- the top section of the ballast can be separated from the lower section while replacing the tube. This exposes the internal wiring of the lamp-holder,

- the on/off switch is wired to the neutral.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer. Press release has been issued.  

 

19
1038/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: LIHAO

Name: 0-7 JEANS WOX

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket and hood with textile strings, with a sign on the front - “0-7 JEANS WOX”, trademark “LIHAO”, with label containing information regarding material: cotton 65%, polyester 35%.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.

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

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

 

20
1039/08

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish: 1) Mirra lux nail-polish 09, 2) Mirra lux nail-polish 19.

Brand: MIRRA LUX

Name:

Type/number of model: Mirra lux nail-polish 09 (25/05/2006-001); Mirra lux nail-polish 19 (30/05/2006-002).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nail polish in glass bottle. Approximate size of bottle: 20 x 70 mm.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because “Mirra lux 09” contains 6.24% and “Mirra lux 19" contains 6.17% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and lead to a 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.  

 

21
1040/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Children's scooter

Brand: OUI OUI

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908429024731

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's three-wheeled scooter with a basket and sound and light emitters. The toy is made of metal and plastic elements - coloured navy blue, pink or red with cartoon pictures. The packaging is a cardboard box.

This product may be counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- dimension of handles is less than the required 40 mm,

- there is no information concerning age and maximum weight of user,

- lack of information regarding necessity for assembly to be carried out by an adult, or at least under the supervision of an adult.

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

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

 

22
1041/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Dolls -Girl’s club baby “Klub laleczek”

Brand: FAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 9973

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of three dolls made of soft and hard plastic, dressed in yellow, pink or blue clothes. A pet is attached to the hand of each doll. The colours of the pets (also made of soft plastic), match the clothes of the dolls. The packaging is a cardboard box with pictures of the dolls and markings as follows: “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings such as: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “Store the toy out of reach of small children”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 35% by weight of plasticiser di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) which are banned in toys which can be placed in the mouth by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

23
1042/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy lion

Brand: ZWIERZAKI

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5900700031081

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a lion made of semi-soft plastic, coloured orange and dark yellow. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag closed with folded cardboard. On the cardboard are jungle pictures as well as the following markings: “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings like: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “WARNING! Choking hazard – small parts”, “Store the toy out of reach of small children”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8 % by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) which are banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

25
1044/08

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Changing unit for domestic use with bath

Brand: BREVI

Name:

Type/number of model: Timmy Art no 593

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby changing unit with bathtub. The changing mat is bright yellow and the metal frame is blue. In front of the bath is a compartment for accessories. Dimensions: 38 cm x 81 cm. This changing unit can be mounted on a standard bath tub.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries to small children because:

- there is a possibility they may roll over the barrier on the changing unit and fall onto the floor,

- the changing pad can tip over if it is not secured with a strap or a snap fastener.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12221.

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

 

26
1045/08

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: VEHO USB plug transformer

Brand: VEHO

Name:

Type/number of model: Models (all identical) VAA-001, VAA-009 and/or HF-B0504.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has the form of a conventional UK 3-pin plug which contains a transformer. The output socket is in the form of an incorporated USB socket. The product is available in black or white colour. This product may also be available, in a 2-pin configuration in other EC countries.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of :

- insufficient insulation between primary and secondary windings,

- insufficient creepage and clearance distance,

- inadequately secured live pins, The product failed dielectric strength test.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.

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

 

27
1048/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Handbrake lever

Brand: HONDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Civic 3D (model codes: FN1, FN2, FN3) and 5D (model codes: FK1, FK2, FK3).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Handbrake lever on certain 2008 Honda 3D and 5D model year vehicles.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of incorrect spot welding of the handbrake lever assembly which may cause internal separation of the guide plates. This will prevent correct tension being applied to the brake cables when the handbrake is engaged. When the handbrake is applied there is a small risk that the handbrake may not function correctly and fail to hold the vehicle securely on a slope.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

28
1046/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Smart for two.

Brand: SMART

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 451, EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0413

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car manufactured by Daimler AG: Vehicles manufactured during the period 19.04.2008-26.06.2008 are affected. Vehicle owners are being notified.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as under extreme conditions the windscreen or roof may detach due to the paint application which failed to meet requirements because of partial adhesion problems that can arise between individual paint on the tridion cell (safety cell). This may cause the paint to bubble and flake on the outside of the Tridion cell; it also affects the bond with the roof and windscreen components which are attached by adhesive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

29
1047/08

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings - Echt Stein (genuine stone)

Brand: GAD

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 4 038 732 700260

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver coloured stud earrings with transparent plastic clutch back, crown shaped setting with gemstone. Earrings are packed in a foil bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the release of nickel from the earring (925 µg/cm2/week) and setting (275 µg/cm2/week), which exceed the limit laid down by the Chemicals Directive 76/769/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

30
1051/08

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Pirate wear for children - Carnival masquerade

Brand: WIDMANN

Name:

Type/number of model: art. 4288P; EAN 8003558428809

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A black sleeveless vest, with white lining and white pirate symbol on the front right-hand side, a black hat with white lining, a plastic eye-patch with rubber strip, a plastic hook and earrings of yellow metal.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the vest contains 24.8% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and 2.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the hook contains 2.3% by weight of DINP and 7.3% by weight of DEHP.

These phthalates are banned for use in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 79/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

31
1049/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys – "Dinosaur egg growing pet"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907479468278.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is an egg containing a dinosaur. Dimensions of the egg are approximately 59mm x 46 mm. The egg shell consists of two glued parts. Inside the egg there is a dinosaur made of hard plastic coloured ecru, painted partly yellow and brown. The toy bears a CE mark, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following warnings: “Do not swallow”, “Product is not intended for children below 36 months old”, “Use only under supervision of an adult”, “Store out of reach of children below 3 years”, “Small parts - risk of choking”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Please keep the packaging for further reference”. There is also information about the importer, and the inscription “Made in China”, as well as a user’s manual. All information is in Polish and English.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has small components (legs), which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and can be easily detached. These small parts can expand by more than 50% (measured value: 99 - 126%).

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.  

 

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1050/08

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains charger

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 0 1998 888 9

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Description: Mains charger for different models of mobile phone or PDA. The product is packed in an orange or blue box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the single insulation main primary circuits are in contact with uninsulated output circuits and components,

- the connection between the internal supply wires and the mains conductor pins is held in place by solder only.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

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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).

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