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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 41 (Published on: 17/10/2008)

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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
1136/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone – Super Telephone

Brand: Benign Girl

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5906722061242

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s plastic toy mobile phone, operated by 2 button batteries of 1.5V, equipped with a string to hang it around the neck of a child. The front of the phone has a cover with a picture of a doll marked "Beauty". The product is packed in a blister pack with marking "Benign Girl Super Telephone", and a barcode label on the back marked "TELEFON KOMORKOWY".

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 87.9 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB.

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 distributor.  

 

2
1137/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Jégcsap égö

Brand: Chang Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: 224L,

Batch number/Barcode: 6908010071314

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighting chain containing 224 series-parallel connected, incandescent, non-replaceable lamps with resistor bridge. There are flashing unit controls and four parallel circuits. Mains plug with inscription: " CH, TS-01, 2,5A 250V, VDE "; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS". Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 55 W, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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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 the requirement,

- the wires broke when checking the cord anchorage,

- the protection against ingress of water is missing.

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.  

 

3
1138/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s blouse

Brand: Asilgüc

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 8317

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A girl’s blouse with short sleeves, shoulder straps and an elasticated waist, decorated with sewn-on beads. Attached are labels with the inscriptions: "Asilgüc, Kids & junior", 100% cotton, Made in Turkey, model No. 8317, size 0-14."

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewn-on beads, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, may be easily detached.

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

 

4
1139/08

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger

Brand: CPA®

Name:

Type/number of model: on packaging: ATCLG 1100MIBK U8210C/1100/1200, on the product: TC98A, on sticker placed on the product: CPAE-08/2005.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, sold separately packed in a red cardboard box with marking CPA®, cellular phone accessories, ATCLG 1100MIBK U8210C/1100/1200, product name in four languages.

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 safe separation of a primary winding from a secondary winding,

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

- parameters of the mains plugs do not comply with the requirements of the standard,

- the product did not pass the voltage test between the output connector and the mains plug even for basic insulation.

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  

 

5
1140/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: EVA PUZZLE MATS

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 2000457954015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The mats are made up of 36 rubber puzzle shapes in various colours (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc.), each with an animal figure (elephants, fish, etc.) in the middle.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of acetophenone, which is a harmful substance if swallowed and can cause irritation to the eyes.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Compulsory measures: Seized by the authorities.  

 

6
1141/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy butterfly

Brand: HangeLei Toys.

Name:

Type/number of model: PULL-PUSH BUTTERFLY OF EASY- NO.2135, bar code: 8655611705671

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured, pull-along butterfly with rotating balls at the ends of the wings and antennae consisting of green balls, which are attached to the head by a spring. The toy is packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which can be detached and which may constitute an asphyxia hazard for small children. Although the labelling indicates that the toy is not recommended for children under 3 years of age, this toy is designed for children of that age.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

7
1142/08

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power plug adaptor – Power conversion plug

Brand: Chengyuanpai

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 80132 Bar code: 8757958801327

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White power plug adaptor with the following inscriptions: For Travel Use. 41-13619. 2.5/250 V 10 A The packaging is a transparent plastic blister. The label includes the name of the importer, the reference, the CE mark, barcode and symbols for recycling and for recommended ages.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to:

- the absence of a protective hollow enclosure at the base,

- the adaptor bears the CE marking illegally and does not indicate the maximum permissible power level.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

8
1143/08

Sweden

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Drinking glasses

Brand: &k

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Drinking glasses in three sizes, height 6, 9 and 12 cm. Colours: turquoise, dark blue, smoke and purple. The bottom of the glass is marked with &k.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts in the mouth area because the upper edge of the glass can break after being washed in a dishwasher. The glass is very thin and it could be difficult to observe the sharp edge before using the glass.

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

 

10
1145/08

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bikini

Brand: Sport

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN Code: 4330717128626

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bikini top and briefs made from elastic textile, both with flower patterns in colours beige, brown and black. There is a white plastic buckle at the top of the briefs. Bikini top has sewn-in reinforcement. There are black seams which come directly into contact with the body.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black seams of the bikini contain banned azodyes (356 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene) which, when broken down, can form carcinogenic amines.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

11
1146/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: type 906

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured between 24 October 2008 and 29 October 2008 with VINs ranging from: WD*906*3**S241267 to S245275.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the installation of rear leaf springs with a limited life expectancy may lead to sudden premature breakage of suspension leaves. In critical situations, the vehicle may no longer be safely controlled which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

12
1147/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Mini Coupe John Cooper Works and Mini Clubman John Cooper Works

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Mini-N, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0343*10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured between 07.05.2008 and 01.08.2008 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in certain cars 16 inch brake discs have been fitted instead of 17 inch ones. Thus, in case of intensive brake usage, vapour bubbles in the brake fluid may appear, reducing the braking effect and causing the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

13
1148/08

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Garden torch – "Kairo" Edelstahl Ollampe

Brand: SIENA GARDEN exclusive line

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4019111341410, Art. No 590182.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stainless-steel oil reservoir, conical seal between wick-holder and oil reservoir is perforated and painted red; cardboard-like structure with many fibre tufts, diameter approx. 30 mm, perforations approx. 3 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres (chrysotile > 40 %) in between the oil reservoir and the wick holder. Asbestos fibres may pose a carcinogenic effect.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
1149/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Play tent

Brand: Holiday

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8712427087077

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a play tent in the shape of a pyramid, dimensions: 140 cm x 120 cm x 90 cm. The toy is made of fine, artificial fabric, fastened together with plastic rods (6 pieces). The entrance of the tent closes with a zip. The packaging is a cardboard box coloured mostly yellow, with a picture of a tent and two children inside it. The toy has a CE mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information: “Made in China exclusively for Impag HK Ltd.”, “Unsuitable for children below 3 years old, due to small parts”, “Use and assembly only under supervision of adults”, “Keep information for further reference”, “Caution! Place the tent at a safe distance from the fire or heat sources."

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk due to the fact that the toy is closed by a zip, which is not permitted for this type of toy. A toy with entrances, doors or cover, should be designed so that opening from inside is possible with a force of 50 N or less.

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.  

 

15
1150/08

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy farm tractor

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: 4006592478384

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic tractor and animals in a white and blue box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the headlamp of the tractor may easily be detached. The lamp fits completely into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

16
1151/08

Lithuania

Category: Construction products

Product: Cement - Portland cement CEMEX

Brand: Broceni

Name:

Type/number of model: CEM II/B-M (S-T) 42,5N

Batch number/Barcode: 4751002340071

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Paper bag containg 40 kg cement mix.

Country of origin: Latvia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains soluble chromium VI 0.000425%. Hydrated cement and cement-containing preparations which contain soluble chromium VI more than 0.0002 % of the total dry weight of the cement, may not be used or placed on the market.

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

 

17
1152/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 20L LED light

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no: 0618

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighting chain including a plastic and metal frame in the form of a shooting star, with 20 connected non-replaceable LEDs, 20 resistors and a rectifying unit. Mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~CE+VDE; rectifying unit with inscription: LX-01 24V-240V 50/60Hz 1.0A +CE; resistors of 620 ohm; LEDs without marking, mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 4,6 W; 3 V; 0,02A; 0,06W; Class II, IP20.

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 too small,

- the cable inlet of the rectifying unit has sharp edges,

- the cord anchorage is missing in the rectifying unit.

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.  

 

18
1153/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 20L LED light

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no: 0620, 20L-43x32,5x5 cm,

Batch number/Barcode: 6924524300122

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lighting chain including a frame in the form of a star with 20 connected non-replaceable LEDs, 20 resistors and a rectifying unit. Mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~CE+VDE; rectifying unit with inscription: LX-01 24V-240V 50/60Hz 1.0A +CE; resistors of 620 ohm; LEDs without marking, mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 4,6 W; 3 V; 0,02A; 0,06W; Class II, IP20.

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 too small,

- the cable inlet of the rectifying unit has sharp edges,

- the cord anchorage is missing in the rectifying unit.

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.  

 

19
1154/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s boots

Brand: COCKATOO

Name:

Type/number of model: TR-790

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The upper is made of black leather and artificial suede, decorated with silver patterns, cords and pearls. The boots have a textile lining and plastic sole. Size: 22.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the pearls fixed to the outside of the boots can be detached by applying a low force and may be swallowed or inhaled.

In addition, there is a health risk because there is no cap in the toe and heel part of the boots to prevent the boots from becoming deformed during use. This could harm the healthy development of the foot.

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

 

20
1155/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain – MD 0604

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: 0604-240L-13M,

Batch number/Barcode: 6 924 524 300 122.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain including 240 miniature non-replaceable incandescent lamps with resistor bridge and an 8-function flashing unit. The flashing unit controls four parallel circuits. Mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ VDE CE"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS"; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63.7 W, Class II, IP20, 9 V, 70 mA.

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 (0.98 m),

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

- the cross-section of the core is less than the requirement,

- the cable inlets are sharp,

- cord anchorage is missing.

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

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

 

21
1156/08

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Frost protection convector

Brand: EWT

Name:

Type/number of model: Clima 404 TL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wall-mounted metal convector, colour: beige, intended to increase room temperature when temperature falls below zero. Power connection is a flexible cord. Parameters: 230V AC, 500W, class of protection II. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the product, dimensions 10 x 27 x 25cm.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the plug dimensions are non-compliant (the coating is missing) and thus it is possible to touch live parts of the plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
1157/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: euro-one

Name:

Type/number of model: No:630 EP 116,

Batch number/Barcode: 8436002007631

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll. Height: 33 cm. Two dolls are packed in one package.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 29 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

23
1158/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Ball set

Brand: euro-one

Name:

Type/number of model: EP 490,

Batch number/Barcode: 5131475802433

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 4 colourful spiky plastic balls packed in a mesh bag. Diameter of ball: approx. 6.5 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because they contain 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

24
1159/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress with hood

Brand: Lilax

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s dress and hood with cords around the neck, a front zip and laces. On the front of the dress there is an inscription “Lilax girl”; labels attached with inscriptions: "Lilax", Made in Turkey, 100% cotton" The product is sold without packaging.

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

 

25
1160/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Children's scooter – "Hulajnoga"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: H8010B/L, EAN 5900700025707.

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 blue metal and plastic elements, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of :

- sharp edges on the metal frame and slots in the plastic basket,

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

- lack of 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.

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

 

26
1161/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt with hood

Brand: Blue jeans

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sweatshirt with hood for boys. The hood includes a drawstring with toggles at the ends. The waist area of the sweatshirt includes an elastic drawstring which is knotted and supplied with a plastic toggle on both ends. Size: 134.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring 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.  

 

27
1162/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy

Brand: Growing pet

Name:

Type/number of model: Turtle egg, EAN 5907479468278

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy egg containing a turtle. Dimensions of the egg are approximately 59 x 46 mm. Inside the egg is a turtle made of hard plastic coloured yellow and red. Supplied with the toys are tags with a CE mark, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and warnings: “Do not swallow”, “Product 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”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toy expands in different dimensions: 97% - 151% (maximum permitted by the standard is 50%).

The products do 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.  

 

28
1163/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: HEDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lined trousers for children. The waist area includes a drawstring with toggles at the end. Size: 98.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries, since the drawstring is not fixed at least at one point and toggles are used at the ends of 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.  

 

29
1164/08

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Flashing ball with paddle

Brand: euro-one

Name:

Type/number of model: EP 437, bar code: 9000999992479

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A flashing ball with suction cups and two paddles. Diameter of the paddle: approx. 17.5 cm, diameter of the ball: approx. 5.5 cm. The product is packed in a mesh bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the ball contains 2.3 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

30
1165/08

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Marine engines - diesel inboard and stern drive

Brand: Volvo Penta Marine engines

Name:

Type/number of model: D3-110I, D3-130, D3-160 and D3-190

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diesel engine for leisure crafts.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because an incorrect alloy was used by the injector yoke supplier, making the yoke susceptible to breakage and fuel leakage.

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

 

31
1166/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's sweatshirt

Brand: LITTLE Girl star- SAFARI

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. A69AB; Bar code: 6000000074188

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's sweatshirt with hood. Orange colour with pink motifs decorated with pearls. Size: 74/6-9M.

Country of origin: India


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative pearls may easily detach when a low force is applied and be swallowed or inhaled by children.

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

 

32
1167/08

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer - 3 in 1 Laser.LED & pen

Brand: Laser.LED & pen

Name:

Type/number of model: S/N: 2004101

Batch number/Barcode: 529065601658

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An aluminium pen which emits a white LED light and a laser. Packed in a box with 3 x AG3 batteries, the product carries the following inscriptions:

1. On the product – Avoid exposure, Laser Radiation is emitted from this aperture, DANGER Laser Radiation, Avoid direct eye exposure, Max output <5Mw Wavelength 650± 10, Class III A Laser product.

2. On the package - NEW 3 in 1 LASER.LED & PEN and on the back: information about the batteries, user instructions and warnings: DANGER Laser Radiation, Avoid Direct Eye Exposure, Diode Laser, Wave Length: 650± 10, Max Output <5MW, Class III Laser Product, Keep out of reach of children, FDA Approved, Accession #0411146 and CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III A laser which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

 

33
1168/08

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle repair kit - rubber solution

Brand: Perfect / RED SUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.EP031,

Batch number/Barcode: 5902188032635

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The kit consists of metal bicycle spanners, two small metal levers, 2 tyre valves, a metal scraper, 3 rubber parts. Preparation Rubber Solution “RED SUN”, in a small white tube, marked in English with a pictogram of a skull and an orange flame on a white background and the inscription "Danger".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the rubber solution contains 34.45% by weight of benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogen Cat I and mutagen Cat II.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

34
1169/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Truck - U-Bolt

Brand: MITSUBISHI

Name:

Type/number of model: Light Duty truck, model L200 (KA4T &KB4T)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2006 and 2007 model year vehicles. Various VIN's.

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the U-bolt may break due to incorrect manufacturing. As a result, the stability of the vehicle may be affected and a severe rattling noise may come from the rear axle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

35
1170/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's boots

Brand: Giolan

Name:

Type/number of model: 6029-HX306-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's boots made of black, leather and artificial fur, with an artificial fur insole marked "Giolan" and a plastic sole. On the outer part of the boot is a decoration made of cord and pearls and a metal buckle. Size: 25.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because of the pearl decoration which may easily detach,

- injuries as the cords may easily detach from the boot causing the child to trip.

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

 

36
1171/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Mc.ENDO

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s outfit consisting of two parts – a long-sleeved top, decorated with flowers and beads, and a pair of trousers, decorated with flowers, with labels attached containing the following information: "Mc.ENDO Girls Club", Made in Turkey, 80% cotton, 20% viscose. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains easily detachable parts (the sewn-on beads) which can come off with a force 42 N, instead of the required 90 N, and therefore can be dangerous if swallowed by children.

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

 

37
1172/08

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toothbrush & toothpaste kit – "Yanys on the go!"

Brand: YANYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 004 820;

Batch number/Barcode: 3374470048204

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1 white tube, 10ml, bearing the word "toothpaste", combined with a mini-toothbrush in a bag. The two items are sealed in a transparent blister pack with a cardboard backing; background colours white and orange.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toothpaste contains 5% of diethylene glycol, which can be toxic if ingested by young children.

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

 

38
1173/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat

Brand: EVA PUZZLE MATS

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 2000139587012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each mat is made up of 10 rubber puzzle shapes in various colours (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc.), each with an animal figure (elephant, fish, etc.) in the middle.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of acetophenone, which is a harmful substance if swallowed and can cause irritation to the eyes.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

39
1174/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy boat

Brand: RONG HUA

Name:

Type/number of model: n° 5403

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic boat-shaped toy, with wheels on the bottom and a cord with a grip at one end for pulling it along. The toy also has three moulds in the form of a crab, a duck and a fish for making shapes with sand. The packaging is a plastic net bag with a label showing a picture of a baby playing with sand, CE marking, Made in China and a pictogram indicating the toy is not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because certain parts can be detached, generating small parts which may constitute an asphyxia hazard for small children. The labelling indicates that the toy is not recommended for children under 3 years of age, but this toy is designed for children of that age.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

40
1175/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical toy accordion

Brand: SHENGJIE

Name:

Type/number of model: LGS-175

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue accordion with seven gold keys and three white buttons. The packaging consists of a yellow cardboard box with a picture of the accordion on the front and the text ‘ACCORDION 10 keys, 14 tones’, as well as an age recommendation, the brand name and a stave with musical notes. The back of the box carries a pictogram indicating that the product is not recommended for children under three years of age, and safety instructions in various languages, including Spanish.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the keyboard has parts with sharp edges. This poses a risk that children playing this musical instrument will cut their fingers.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

41
1176/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Royal

Name:

Type/number of model: MD 0615, Barcode 6924524300122

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain including 180 miniature, non-replaceable, incandescent lamps with a resistor bridge and an 8-function flashing unit. The flashing unit controls four parallel circuits. Mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ VDE CE"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC "; 2-core mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 104 W, Class II, IP20, bulbs: 2,2 V, 0,07A; 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 the requirement,

- cord anchorage is missing in the flashing unit.

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.  

 

42
1177/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy vehicles:

1. Challenger : Amphibious stunt panzer,

2. F1 Racing : Formula 1 racing car series

3. Racing series.

Brand: NQD

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 95000 (757T-2042); 2. 95001(757-2048); 3. 95002 (757-5034)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. A green, plastic remote-controlled panzer with black crawler track in a blue cardboard box with transparent window. 40 MHz.

2. A red plastic remote-controlled formula F1 racing car (1:12 scale) with black tyres in a red/white cardboard box with transparent window. 27 MHz.

3. A red plastic remote-controlled sports car (1:10 scale) with colourful motifs on the side (a skull, etc.) and black tyres in a brown cardboard box with transparent window.

The size of the imported batch is 288 pcs (95000); 1800 pcs (95001) and 160 pcs (95002)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because the black material in crawler track/tyres contains 24-27% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), which are banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 79/769/EC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

43
1178/08

Ireland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Halogen floor lamp – floor-standing halogen uplighter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Argos Catalogue Number 430/8052. Homebase article number 776111

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Floor-standing halogen uplighter

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a break down in the insulation may occur and the metalwork may become live. Anyone who touches the live metalwork will get an electric shock.

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.  

 

44
1179/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for dolls – Doll Carrier

Brand: Xin Youan

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 0881, #H7651/0881M, 24170, EAN code: 5908310575087

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a folding pushchair for dolls, with a metallic frame and plastic accessories. The seat part is made of textile material. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard tag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- some open edges of the metallic construction are not protected by plastic caps and contain burrs caused by flatheads,

- the diameter of the metallic tubes enables entrapment of children’s fingers,

- the pushchair does not meet the requirements for blocking devices. The consumer may think that the pushchair is fully unfolded. After loading the pushchair it immediately tilts.

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

Voluntary measures: Stop of sales, voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by one distributor.  

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

 

45
1180/08

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s high chair – "Helen"

Brand: MEGGY

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5906598350082

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The frame of the chair is made from metallic tubes with plastic corners to ensure stability. The seat and backrest are made of green plastic material, striped polyurethane foam and PVC. It has a textile seatbelt. The plastic tray is detachable and adjustable. The product is packed in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it tips over during the rearward stability test.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14988.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers 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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Disclaimer - EN

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Disclaimer - DE

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