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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 10/10/2008)

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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: (*)

1
1096/08

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy hippopotamus

Brand: HERO GIFTS NL

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM 806900

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A grey plush hippopotamus figure approx. 15 cm in height.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes may be easily detached and these fit entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

 

2
1097/08

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy bulldog

Brand: GLOBAL PLUCHE TOYS B.V.

Name:

Type/number of model: Item GPT001006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush bulldog approx. 13 cm in width. Dog is white and brown, dressed in a hooded sweatshirt with front zip.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the zip can be easily detached and it fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

3
1098/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Children’s LCD mobile phone

Brand: Wiky

Name:

Type/number of model: 118228

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s mobile telephone made of plastic, operated by 2 batteries of 1.5V, type AA.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The toy poses a risk of damage to hearing because the measured value of the sound produced by the children’s mobile was 96.4 dB. In the case of such toys that are clearly made for use close to the ear, the weighted emission of acoustic pressure must not exceed the value of 80 dB. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standard EN 71.

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

 

4
1099/08

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand:

1. Cakes: Hoff Interieur – Wohnen und Schenken

2. Pots: "Chocolate & Cacao Fragrant Candle"

Description :

1. Candles which resemble cakes and biscuits.

2. Metal pots resembling a mousse with candy

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, although it is not a food, the form and appearance are such that it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently either place the product in their mouth, suck or ingest it, which could cause choking.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
1100/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching mode power supply

Brand: EuroCASE

Name:

Type/number of model: ATX-350 JSP, P#2007-09, 0718001382, ATX 2,03AAA(P4), E401-9

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers, sold without packaging, user's manual or installation instructions. Sticker on the side of the product marked with "EuroCASE®", CE, technical parameters, etc.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because :

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements on distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- the condensers in primary circuits do not comply,

- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in case of connector release and the possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,

- the requirements on reinforced insulation between the output connector and mains plug for double insulation are not met.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 55022 and EN 55024

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

 

6
1101/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Military play set

Brand: Force Military

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900851208981

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a gun made of grey and black plastic, a cartridge, four darts 98 mm long with suction cups with a diameter of 24 mm, two targets, goggles, a watch, a holster and two badges. The toy is marked with a CE-mark and a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. The following information in Polish is on a sticker attached to the box: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups can easily be detached.

In addition, there is no warning about the necessity to use only the cartridge attached to the toy or the warning “Caution! Do not aim at the face and eyes”.

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.  

 

7
1102/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy pony set "Trendy Magical Pony Set"

Brand: TEDi

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 68243001211000000200 108

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set consisting of two plastic ponies, plastic accessories, a small brush and comb in a coloured cardboard box (mainly yellow and pink) with a plastic window, and warning "Not for children under 3".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains (6.8%) of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

8
1103/08

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Stud earrings

Brand: Janina

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN Code: 49627006211000000100, Article No 49627.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Earrings.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a nickel migration of 5µg/cm²/week, which exceeds the limit laid down by the Chemicals Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

9
1104/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching mode power supply - ATX switching power supply

Brand: Mercury

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: MKP- 4400, EAN codes: 027050045325/ KE 11071396, 027050045383/ KE 11071396

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers, sold without packaging, user's manual or installation instructions. Sticker on the side of the product is marked: "Mercury", CE, technical parameters, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because :

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements on distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- the condensers in the primary circuits do not comply ,

- possible risk of injury by electric power caused by accumulated condenser charge after disconnection of device from the mains,

- the length of conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in case of connector release and a possibility of presence of mains voltage on the exit connectors,

- it is not possible to set up the output parameters,

- the requirements on reinforced insulation between the output connector and mains plug for double insulation are not met.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 55022 and EN 55024

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

 

10
1105/08

Hungary

Category: Stationery

Product: Eraser

Brand: Stabilo

Name:

Type/number of model: Swano 1195, bar code: 9556091107339

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: PVC eraser with light blue, orange and dark blue stripes. Packaging: plastic film and cardboard. Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 1 cm.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 49.5% by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The product is attractive to children, who may put it into the mouth.

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

 

11
1106/08

Hungary

Category: Stationery

Product: Eraser

Brand: Bensia

Name:

Type/number of model: XS45, 0202048132

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Eraser in the form of an ice cream with a fruit scent, available in various colours. The product is packed in a plastic bag. Dimensions: 44 x 9 x 3 mm.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 47% by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DINP). The product is attractive to children, who may put it into the mouth.

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

 

12
1107/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy knitted bear

Brand: Mr Bean

Name:

Type/number of model: LGS-165

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, brown, knitted bear filled with white stuffing and measuring approximately 20 cm. There is a white fabric label sewn onto the bear marked ‘Made in China’. Another paper label is attached to this bearing the brand name. There is no packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the bear’s eyes can be detached with little force, resulting in small pieces. Furthermore, the seams open easily, giving access to the bear’s stuffing.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the custom authorities.  

 

13
1108/08

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Alpine ski helmet

Brand: Aldo

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: razer

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue helmet with a white inscription “RAZER helmet” on the front. Packed in a grey box with black dotted lines and a thick black stripe around the middle, and a label marked “SKIING HELMET”. On the inside of the helmet there is a label with the following information “YJ-2 ptilba pro sjezdove lyzovani. Dat.vyr: VII/07 hmotnost 565 gr. Helmets RZ, Made in China, CE EN 1077 vel.:54cm”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the helmet’s chin strap attachment does not hold and the helmet could come off the head.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.

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

 

14
1109/08

Sweden

Category: Furniture

Product: Drawer knobs in solid glass – "KVIBY"

Brand: IKEA

Name:

Type/number of model: 5-digit supplier number 10269, 4-digit date stamp (YYWW)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: KVIBY glass drawer knob made of solid glass and fixed to the drawer front by means of a self-tapping screw and plastic insert imbedded into the glass drawer knob. The country of manufacture, Denmark, is indicated on an adhesive label attached to the underside or rear of the frame.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Cuts and injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and laceration injuries to the hand should the glass drawer knob break. This could occur due to over-tightening of the screw fitting used to fix the drawer knob to the drawer front, either during assembly or normal use.

14 incidents have been reported worldwide.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the retailer.  

 

15
1110/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Magic stick – "Paea Magika"

Brand: TOYS.

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5903292233703

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

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

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the mouthpiece) which may easily be detached and swallowed by children. The product fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

16
1111/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy special agent set

Brand: Country Force

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908445704895, No 6311

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of:

- a gun made of grey plastic,

- three darts, ended with orange suction cups,

- imitation knife, walkie-talkie and badge. The toy is packed on cardboard marked with a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:

- sharp edges on the knife blade,

- suction cups which detach in tests, revealing sharp edges,

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

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

 

17
1112/08

France

Category: Furniture

Product: Recliner and sofa

Brand: LINKWISE

Name:

Type/number of model: Conforama internal references: 121944, 122011, 122012, 133114, 133116, 133117, 133118, 132072, 137214, 137215, 137216, 137218, 138512, 144474, 144475, 145862 and 145865.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leather recliners. Only products manufactured during the monsoon are concerned and this has enabled the trader to identify the imports concerned by the risk.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk and can cause skin irritation due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF). This substance is a fungicide used to combat mould during the monsoon period. The substance is packed in sachets inserted in the arms and/or seats, and/or foam of the recliners and sofas. The dimethylfumarate contained in the sachet may be allergenic depending on the speed of release or the quantity released from the sachet, which then impregnates the leather of the chair.

Ten incidents have been reported.

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

 

18
1113/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Shooting set

Brand: Special toys collections

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 681

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy comprises 1 bow, 3 arrows with suction cups and a dartboard made from PVC.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because during the tensile test the suction cups were detached by tensile forces of 42, 50 and 41N respectively. There is a risk that the detached suctions cup could block the airways causing asphyxiation if put into mouth.

- injuries because the kinetic energy of arrows shot from the bow was 0.1305J. In such cases where kinetic energy exceeds 0.08 J, the consumer should be warned about the danger posed: there is no such warning on this product.

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

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

 

19
1114/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy weapon set

Brand: Police set

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908445713743, n° 2010 or 2011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a gun made of black plastic, two darts, ended with orange suction cups, an imitation truncheon and small dartboard. The toy is packed on cardboard marked with a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information is provided in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “Made in China”. There is other useful information and markings as well as user’s instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups can easily be detached.

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.  

 

20
1115/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Crossbow

Brand: Super Heroes Bowman

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 189-A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is comprised of 1 crossbow, 2 arrows with suction cups made from PVC and a dartboard made from paper, packaging – blister.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cup can be detached by a force less than 90N (20 and 21N respectively). If the suction cup is not properly affixed to the toy, it could be easily detached during normal use. As children often put suction cups in their mouths to moisten them before sticking them on a surface, there is a risk that the suction cup could block the airway causing asphyxiation.

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 distributor.  

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

 

21
1116/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Gyral umbrella - Roundabout

Brand: Clockwork

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5906713824603, SPS 228.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a wind-up roundabout, emitting sounds as it moves. The toy is made of different coloured plastic materials. There is a base with rotating parts suspended from the top.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp edges and a protruding needle, which may become accessible in different parts of the toy.

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

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

 

22
1117/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Darabos

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: 0608-105L, 2.5X0.5M, bar code: 6924524300122

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain contains 105 series connected incandescent lamps with a resistor bridge and a bipolar socket. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~; socket with inscription: 2,5/250+CE; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 104 W; 2,2 V; 0,07A; 0,65W; Class II, IP20

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- the length of the cord between the mains plug and the first lampholder is too short (0.48 m),

- there is only basic insulation on the soldered connections of the light sources,

- the cross-section area of the core is too small,

- the bipolar socket and the mains plug are of a non-standard type.

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.  

 

23
1118/08

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Alpine ski helmet

Brand: Carrera

Name:

Type/number of model: model: Prorace 2001/ article: E001703GQ, E001702BX, E001705BM/ bar code: 221801113 / batch code:65061080.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red, silver or blue coloured helmets decorated with silver shapes and labelled “CARRERA”. The inside of the helmet is covered in textile marked “CARRERA”. There is also a label with a CE mark and the following information: “model-PRORACE 2001, EN 1077, Italy”. The packaging is black marked with “CARRERA”.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shock absorbing capacity test (low temperature, impact zone crown) shows that the peak acceleration exceeds 250 g.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sale by the distributor.  

 

24
1119/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pram

Brand: BABY Cart

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 8826AH, EAN: 8591945023886

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll's pram, metallic frame with plastic accessories and a hood and bag made from textile. Packed in a cardboard box with pictures of prams.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- some open edges of the metal frame are not protected by plastic caps,

- the diameter of the metallic tubes enables entrapment of children’s fingers resulting in possible injuries,

- the pram does not meet the requirements for blocking devices.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 71.

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

 

25
1120/08

Sweden

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream

Brand: Tura England

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 023721100045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin lightening cream. Yellow cardboard box with text in blue and a white logo. The packaging bears the following warnings in French: “If comes into contact with eyes, rinse with a lot of water. Use together with sun protector”. Methyldibromo glutaronitrile is mentioned in the list of ingredients.

Country of origin: South Africa


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk of developing skin sensitization due to the presence of methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

26
1121/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy special agent set

Brand: SWAT

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902849810435, n° 9009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of: a gun made of grey plastic, three darts 80 mm long, ended with orange suction cups of diameter 24 mm, a whistle, an imitation grenade, binoculars, handcuffs with key, walkie-talkie and a badge. The packaging has a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and choking

The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because :

- the whistle has inappropriate dimensions and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.

- the suction cups can be easily detached.

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.  

 

27
1122/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jumpsuit – Dino

Brand: Gunkon baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's jumpsuit in yellow and blue with a hood containing drawstrings ended with textile tassels. The front upper part has an image of a dinosaur’s head, above which is marked “DINO”. Closes up the front with 5 press studs, located diagonally from left to right. On the inside, there is a textile label sewn on with information in a foreign language, "Gunkon baby" and the size. A card label is attached with the following information in Bulgarian: Produced in Turkey, material: cotton, three symbols for correct treatment of the clothing. On the reverse side there is an image of Santa Claus and text “Baby junior wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for choosing us!"

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of 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.  

 

28
1123/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's clothing set

Brand: Vis Vitalis

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 00010422, set “Fani”

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby set in two parts (sleeveless jumpsuit and jacket) in pink and blue, with hood containing drawstrings ended with plastic bears. The suit has buttons at the shoulders and a rabbit is embroidered on the front. On the inside at the back there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following information in Bulgarian language: "Vis Vitalis", written in a flag carried by a bear, and the size. On the back of the label: 100% cotton and 3 symbols concerning correct treatment of the clothing, "Produced in Bulgaria". Jacket contains a hood, with sewn on drawstrings ended with plastic bears, which is attached with 5 press studs. The jacket has 3 buttons at the front and is embroidered with a bear and a flower. On the inside there is a textile label identical to the one on the trousers, a card label is attached with a safety pin, and has an image of a bear and a company logo. The baby’s set is packed in a transparent packet with an adhesive paper label marked with the barcode, "set “Fani”, t. quilted knitted fabric, 100% cotton", and the size.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Suffocation

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

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

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

 

29
1124/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching power supply

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: ATX-350W P4

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers, with a sticker on the side with marking. Sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements on distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- mains and secondary wires are not sufficiently fixed on the board of printed circuits,

- material of mains plug does not pass the resistance test against excessive heat,

- the product does not pass the voltage test between output connector and mains plug for double insulation.

Due to non-compliance with the technological requirements for this type of product, interference may occur among clearances, creepage distances and respective insulation resulting in line voltage on the output connector, which could lead to an electric shock if it came into contact with the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 55022 and EN 55024.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of import, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

30
1125/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching mode power supply

Brand: EuroCASE

Name:

Type/number of model: ATX-450 JSP, P#2007-09, 0718014014, ATX 2,03AAA(P4), E401-9

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers sold without packaging, user's manual and installation guide.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- the capacitors in primary circuits do not comply,

- values for clearances and creepage distances are less than the minimum required, - the length of conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release and a possibility of presence of mains voltage on exit connectors,

- material of connector is not resistant against excessive heat,

- the product did not pass the tensile test for basic insulation between cover and mains plugs.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 55022, EN 55024 and EN 61000.

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

 

31
1126/08

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Furniture

Brand: Bedanfer

Name:

Type/number of model: - N703-1 (1 seater brown), - N703-2 (2 seater brown), - N703-3 (3 seater brown), - JN223-1 (2 seater cream), - JN223 –3 (3 seater cream), - JN223 –1 (1 seater black), - JN223-2 (2 seater black), - JN223-3 (3 seater black), - N705-1 (2 seater black), - N705-3 (3 seater black), - N923, - T044.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various household furniture - armchairs and sofas.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because they fail the ignition test for:

- loose fibres, - PVC fabric, - layered fibres.

In addition, all the furniture fails to comply with the furniture fire safety labelling requirements.

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

 

32
1127/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: 100L RICE LIGHT,

Batch number/Barcode: 6924324307017

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 100 miniature, non-replaceable, incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit. The flashing unit controls the four parallel circuits. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug with inscription: "B, 2,5 A 250 V"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63 W, 9V; 0,07A; Class II, F-mark.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- there is only basic insulation on the soldered connections of the light sources,

- the cross-section area of the core is less than required,

- the wires broke when cord anchorage was checked.

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.  

 

33
1128/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Battery charger

Brand: home

Name:

Type/number of model: BAT 6 (transformed version of mains adaptor SAX 500)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The battery charger BAT 6 was transformed from the output cord of the mains adaptor SAX 500 by removing the original plug and replacing it with a red and a black split plug. The cover of the product is black and has an integrated mains plug. Main part of the product: mains transformer (MW TF-70GS); thermal link (MW W3 Tf135°C 250V 2A). Technical parameters: 230 V; 50 Hz; 12 W; 3-12V; 500mA; 6VA max; Class II; 6 V; 400 mA.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Fire

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the deviation of the actual value of the secondary current from the nominal one is significant (+48,5 %),

- the instructions for use do not include all information necessary for the safe use of the product.

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

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

 

34
1129/08

Lithuania

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: tpt Power

Name:

Type/number of model: T16133/ TJ 080111891.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s bicycle tpt Power model T16133.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the supporting wheels do not withstand the impact test and the generated permanent deformations are 56mm and 61mm (allowed 15 mm).

- the handlebar is non-compliant.

The product does not comply with European standard EN 14765.

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

 

35
1130/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power supply unit

Brand: TRUST

Name:

Type/number of model: PSU 370W, item no. 14885, EAN code: 8713439148865

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers with marking "Trust".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- capacitors in primary circuits do not comply with the requirements,

- the length of conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in case of connector release and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connectors,

- the material of the connector is not resistant against excessive heat,

- the product does not pass the tensile test for basic insulation between the cover and mains plugs.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60950, EN 55022 and EN 55024.

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

 

36
1131/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching power supply

Brand: ALLIED

Name:

Type/number of model:

a) Type: AL-8400BTX b) Type: AL-8360BTX

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers with CE and RoHS marks, safety warnings in English, German, Italian and French.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- capacitors in primary circuits do not comply with the requirements,

- the length of conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in case of connector release and the possibility of the presence of mains voltage on exit connectors,

- the products do not pass the tensile test for double insulation between the cover and mains plugs.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60950, EN 61000, EN 55022 and EN 55024.

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

 

37
1132/08

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: DVD player

Brand: Qvision

Name:

Type/number of model: QV-53

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All products with QV-53 model number are affected.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to:

- basic insulation between primary conductors and the Class 2 housing (requires double insulation),

- no clearances/creepage distances in the transformer as required for double insulation (5 mm),

- a live connection in the primary input voltage and an exposed output voltage on the Video and Audio outputs and the housing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

38
1133/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Switching power supply – The new generation

Brand: COLORSit

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 400U-SPT

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for computers. The product is packed in a cardboard box with marking "COLORSit The new generation", CE mark and a reference to the standard EN 60950.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- the capacitor's discharge is not sufficient,

- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in case of connector release and the possibility of presence of mains voltage on exit connectors.

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

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

 

39
1134/08

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Alpine ski helmet

Brand: R.E.D.

Name:

Type/number of model: model: TRACE 05, article: R70706074/

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The helmet is black with the following information on the inside: “meets ASTM F2040-00 and EN 1077, mod. TRACE 0.5, size, weight 489 g., location of manufacture China”, CE mark and warnings. The packaging is a red box with a label marked: "TRACE 0.5 Youth M, black./noir."

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to its insufficient shock absorbing capacity, sharp pieces of plastic may come loose from the helmet and result in concussion.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.

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

 

40
1135/08

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Ski helmet- wintersport helmet

Brand: Scott

Name:

Type/number of model: LOWRIDER, article: 207399, size L (58-59),

Batch number/Barcode: 0948867000101.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The helmet is white with the name “SCOTT” marked on the back. On the inside of the helmet there are symbols, warnings and the following information: “Made in Czech Rep., CE mark, standard EN 1077/96”/ The packaging is a black box marked “SCOTT wintersport helmet protection technology”.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because due to its insufficient shock absorbing capacity, in case of shock the peak acceleration exceeds 250g which may cause concussion.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and with the relevant European standard EN 1077.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction by the retailer.  

 

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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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Disclaimer - DE

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