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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 42 (Published on: 24/10/2008)

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No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
1181/08

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Gelatine hearts – "Jel window sticky"

Brand: FOTOALBUM (on the sticker)

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 8511690050111 (on the sticker).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 9 large and 4 small hearts made from plastic material resembling gelatine, packed in a transparent plastic bag with a sticker marked with "FOTOALBUM", country of origin China, CE mark and EAN code.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because although the product is not a food, its form and appearance are such that it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse it with a foodstuff and place it in their mouth, suck or ingest it, which could be dangerous. The smaller hearts fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and pose a risk of choking for children.

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

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

 

2
1182/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Triumph Motorcycles Limited Sprint ST

Brand: TRIUMPH

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 215NA, EC type approval e11*2002/24*0438*02

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question are 2008 models with various Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) - see list attached.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because bolts used in the rear suspension drag link assembly can break, which may cause the rider to fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

3
1183/08

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable clip-on lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 889150, EAN 5608888891002.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A clip-on desk lamp with a black, plastic and metal base and a blue plastic shade. The product can be fastened to parts of furniture by means of a clip. The E-27 screw thread bulb can be installed in the fitting.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and Fire

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

- there is no cord anchorage to prevent the power supply cord from being pulled out,

- wires in metal parts of the fitting lack insulation,

- wires are not correctly welded,

- the insulation lining and sleeves can be easily moved.

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

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

 

4
1184/08

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for doll (with doll)

Brand: ANGRILIAL BABY

Name:

Type/number of model: GKU 55247, EAN 8594088050146

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red toy pushchair with a doll, sold in plastic packaging with inscriptions: Angrilial Baby No. KU 55247-163.80, mark of conformity, information regarding unsuitability for children under 3 years old.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts and Injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because :

- the structure of the pushchair includes four open-ended tubes, giving access to sharp edges,

- other tube-end protectors are not properly fixed and are easy removable,

- the toy has only one locking device and the child's fingers may be jammed when the toy collapses,

- the moving parts have a distance of only 3 mm instead of 12 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
1185/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's rattle

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: NO: 015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic baby's rattle in the form of a teddy bear wearing a cap. The bear wobbles and has a mechanism inside which produces a jingling sound when it moves. Packed in a transparent bag, closed with a coloured label marked "Toys, No: 015". Warning on sticker – not suitable for children under 3 years. It contains small parts.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the body of the toy can be broken and the cap and other small parts can be detached. Sharp edges and points are exposed in some parts. In addition, the metal mechanism enabling the jingling noise could become accessible, revealing unprotected wires tips.

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

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

 

6
1186/08

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body lotion - QEI+ Paris Moisturising Lightening Body Lotion

Brand: LABORATOIRE PHARMAPLUS

Name:

Type/number of model: 080223

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White lotion in a 500 ml plastic bottle.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.8% w/w of hydroquinone.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

7
1187/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's clothing - sweatshirt top for girls

Brand: SEAGULL

Name:

Type/number of model: CSQ-662; bar code: 1000108735018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark brown sweatshirt top with hood containing a drawstring with knots at the ends. Size: S.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

 

8
1188/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electrolyser

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a plastic casing of dimensions approx. 9 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Underneath are 2-2 electrodes made of aluminium and iron (length: 62 mm, diameter: 8 mm). The red LED and the inlet of the mains supply is placed on the side. The mains switch (ZX; KCD1-101; 2A/8A 250V; CQC), the fuse F8A/250V, the fuse holder and the rectifying bridge (pec; GBU; 8J) are inside the casing. There is no data plate attached to the product.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the electrodes are accessible when connected to the mains supply and there is a lack of proper protection.

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.  

 

9
1189/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Beauty set.

Brand: NEW STYLE BEAUTY/BEST MAKE UP

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900700032064.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of 12 eye shadows, 8 lipsticks, a small brush, 2 applicators and a pocket mirror. Four of the eye shadows are packed in additional packaging – a transparent, plastic box. Packaging: blister pack with pink cardboard marked with the following information: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, pictogram “not intended for children 0-3”, and a list of ingredients.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of glass used in a product intended for play (mirror) and sharp edges (mirror).

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.  

 

10
1190/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Make-up set – " Kosmetyki - Mój prawdziwy makijaż" (My real make up)

Brand: DROMADER

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 59003631120028.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of 2 plastic hairpins in the shape of a hat (colours yellow and pink), 2 plastic rings (colours pink and blue), nail polish and a box with lipstick, blusher, 4 eye shadows (violet, brown, blue and green) and an applicator. Packaging: blister pack with pink and blue cardboard marked with the following information: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, pictogram “not intended for children 0-3”, and a list of ingredients. There is also a sticker with information and warnings in Polish, the name and address of the importer, the barcode and information stating that the product has been certified by an institution responsible for children’s health.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries and chemical

The product poses :

- a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges on the hairpins,

- a chemical risk because of a high level of chromium migration (green eye shadow).

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.  

 

11
1191/08

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power supply adaptor

Brand: CHIEFTEC

Name:

Type/number of model: CFT-620-A12S.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A power supply adaptor for computers, packed in a transparent plastic bag and cardboard box.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock and fire

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

- inappropriate connection between earth (PE) and the base (it is only welded),

- minimum insulation distances are not respected,

- sharp edges can cut parts of the insulation.

- the supply wires are only welded.

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

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

 

12
1192/08

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp

Brand: LAVA.

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) LAVA LD-11, 230 V/ 50 Hz, 40 W

2) LAVA LD-01, 230 V/ 50 Hz, 25 W.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful lava lamps.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the supply wires are totally galvanized and not properly fastened to the current terminal,

- screw joints and fastenings between the fitting and the base come loose while the bulb is being changed.

- lack of user manual and essential warnings.

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

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

 

13
1193/08

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Raincoat for young children – "Pearly assorted rucksack"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: H826; barcode 6931686600199

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brightly coloured raincoat with hood. An image of a cartoon character is printed on the left-hand side of the raincoat. Each raincoat has a different image. The product is sold in a coloured plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the hood’s transparent soft plastic visor contains 34% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

Compulsory measures: Seizure by the authorities.  

 

14
1194/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring

Brand: INTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Line: The Wet Set 59241; barcode 078257592418

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A swim ring contained in a transparent plastic bag in which there is an explanatory sheet with the following symbols: CE mark, pictogram denoting that the product is intended for children aged between 6 and 10, pictogram denoting that it is recyclable. Its diameter is 61 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10% 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: Seizure by the authorities.  

 

15
1195/08

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Toy machine gun "Mitra"

Brand: LINEA

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 8019050249637

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in a cardboard box featuring the following inscriptions: “MITRA” (i.e. “machine gun”); “by pulling the trigger you will automatically activate the infrared beam, and the bullets inside the magazine will rotate, producing lights and sounds”; “colours, characteristics and content may differ from the photo shown”; "product imported in compliance with the rules laid down in Legislative Decree No 313 of 27 July 1991, Made in CHINA”. Symbol denoting non-suitability for children aged under three years, CE marking, instructions for use of the batteries.

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 3B laser which is dangerous if a direct beam, or even a beam reflected off a reflective surface, strikes the unprotected eye.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and seizure from the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
1196/08

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy – plush brown bear

Brand: HERO GIFTS

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 806900, 4004LM01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown bear approximately 15 cm in height.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the bear (13.75 mm), which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, may come loose.

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

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

 

17
1197/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Type RHP2, Model Enduro HP2 / K25/HP

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This affects vehicles built between 2004 and 2006 with the type-approval number e1*2002/24*0254*00 and additions.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, in certain cases, the front bolt of the paralever can come loose. If the bolt comes out completely, the stability of the rear-wheel drive unit is no longer ensured and the vehicle may be unsafe to ride.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

 

18
1198/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Docka i plastväska"

Brand: BILTEMA

Name:

Type/number of model: Doll 25 cm, Art. 28-316

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A baby doll with accessories in a plastic bag. The height of the doll is 25cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exceeds the limit of 0.1%. The clear plastic material of the plastic bag contains 19% DEHP and the pink plastic material contains 14% by mass of plasticised material. DEHP is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

19
1199/08

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Patio heater "Cosystand Edelstahl Classic"

Brand: ENDERS

Name:

Type/number of model: CE0085AS0452, 12 kW / 870 g/h

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stainless steel patio heater

This notification concerns models with a 2006 label

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it can be ignited at full capacity. The ignition of the patio heater can take place at the maximum capacity of the appliance, which is 12 kW, while a maximum of 5 kW is permitted. This can cause the product to burst into flames, posing a risk of burning of clothes and/or skin.

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

 

20
1200/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's tops

Brand: XPrmt

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s t-shirt vests with strings in the neck area, in various colours, with embroidery and printed patterns on the front. Labels contain the following inscriptions: "XPrmt, tekstil", composition: 100% cotton. The item 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.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

21
1201/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Plastic Lighter

Brand: BIZWORK

Name:

Type/number of model: No 39033

Batch number/Barcode: 8482841007028

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic lighter with a clear reservoir and a barcode on an adhesive label. The number 39033 appears on the base of the lighter.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because there is no device which makes it child-resistant. Furthermore, the product does not carry safety information or information to enable users to make the correct connection between the refill cartridge or container and the lighter’s fuel reservoir.

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

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

 

22
1202/08

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toy building set

Brand: U-Mag

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Toy – magnetic constructor, LY 0403, 138 /92+46/ U-Mag,

2. Toy – magnetic constructor, LY 0405, 126 /80+46/ U-Mag .

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Magnetic building sets packed in cardboard boxes with a sticker with “Co” marking for conformity and the name and address of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, if swallowed, magnetic pieces can attract each other causing internal trauma (perforations) and blockage of the intestines.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

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

 

23
1203/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: White lighter

Brand: BIZWORK

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8482841007059

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White lighters, each with an adhesive label bearing a barcode.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns and Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because:

- the lighter does not include a device to make it child-resistant,

- it does not meet requirements as regards adjustment of flame height,

- the lighters are not accompanied by safety information giving users the correct instructions for use.

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

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

 

24
1204/08

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Stair lift

Brand: SC Heim SRL

Name:

Type/number of model: Adler

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lift for disabled persons, distance covered approx. 3m, two access points, manufactured before 2005

Country of origin: Romania


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the stopping device does not work,

- there is no emergency release or hand wheel,

- there is no emergency brake switch on the control unit situated on the armrest,

- there are no switches to indicate movement has ceased, - there are exposed drive cogwheels,

- the obstacle sensors on the footrest do not work,

- the lift does not stop if obstacles are encountered as the lift moves upwards.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1205/08

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Binoculars – "Alien attack UFO binoculars"

Brand: XIAOGOU

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5050577950876

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver and black plastic toy binoculars with black cord.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products poses a chemical risk because the plasticized material that forms the eyepiece of the binoculars contain 4.94 % of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.14 % of di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP) and 1.00 % of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

26
1206/08

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Portable fire extinguisher

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model MFQ3 52542,

Batch number/Barcode: 5706245230015

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable fire extinguisher in the shape of a truncheon. It is red with a black rubber handle, markings and pictograms. The markings translate into English as: "Ideal for fire class A, B and C. Especially for electric fires. Can be used for defence."

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the classification marking 0,6B does not meet the requirements for hand-held extinguishers defined in the standard SS-EN 3 - the lowest marking defined in the standard is 21B. The markings on the fire extinguisher claim that it is suitable for putting out all kind of fires, even electric fires, thus the consumer may be mislead by the performance of the product.

The fire extinguisher does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 3-7.

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

 

27
1207/08

Poland

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: HONDA

Name:

Type/number of model: HRX537C1 (TDEA, HXEA, HMEA, VYEA).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lawnmowers with petrol engines. Affected models were produced between 1st September and 26th November 2007. The products are rotary mowers with grass boxes, width of cut – 530 mm.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of an insufficient safety component made of rubber. If the rubber protection breaks, the operator may be exposed to objects thrown out by the mower during operation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the distributor.  

 

28
1208/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sports suit for boys

Brand: BALAFISH

Name:

Type/number of model: LY 06011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange and dark blue sports suit for boys consisting of 2 parts including a hood containing a drawstring with knots at the ends. Size: 18M.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

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

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

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

 

29
1209/08

Finland

Category: Children’s articles and children's equipments

Product: Baby's bib "Coquin Requin"

Brand: PYLONES PARIS

Name:

Type/number of model: 20429224

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s bib decorated with four animal figures. Made of clear plastic material with orange edging.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in the bib exceeds the limit of 0.1%. Clear plastic materials in bibs contain 23% DEHP by mass of plasticized material.

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

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

 

30
1210/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of football and cones – "Football trainer"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 6408641638127

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s football set with four cones.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) exceed the limit 0.1%. Plastic materials in footballs contain 36% DEHP and 4.5% by mass of plasticised material. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

31
1211/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy "The Dog" - Basset Hound, Bulldog and Pug

Brand: ARTLIST INTERNATIONAL

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code:

- Basset Hound: product code 1002282, batch code: 6253/L36L.

- the Bulldog: product code 1002283

- the Pug: product code 1002287

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy dog with dark brown nose.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the plastic material in the dog’s nose contains Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the limit 0.1 % by weight. One of the toys contains 16% by weight of DEHP.

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

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

 

32
1212/08

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: PIN BO PB

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a lamp with an alabaster base and a plastic lampshade. An E-27 screw thread bulb can be installed in the fitting.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it lacks cord anchorage to prevent the power supply cord from being pulled out,

- wires in metal parts of the fitting lack insulation.

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 distributor.  

 

33
1213/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Farm animal - cow

Brand: WIKY

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8590331169320, 116932

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic cow to which a cardboard tag is attached marked "FARM ANIMALS". No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The plastic material contains 1% by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 7.38 % by weight Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

34
1214/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll " Annie Fashion Doll"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 6410410122676

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll with blond hair, height 29 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll’s head contains 35% by weight of Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), which exceeds the limit of 0.1%.

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

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

 

35
1215/08

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Garden torch

Brand: ARISTO

Name:

Type/number of model: Athens, Alexandria, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cairo, Caracas, Copenhagen, Manhattan, Munich, Rome, Venice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various garden torches (oil lamps) with a stainless steel oil receptacle.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because :

- the filler cap is not child-resistant,

- the leak protection and the wick protection are missing.

This could lead small children to drink out of unsecured oil lamps.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14059.

Several incidents have been reported.

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

 

36
1216/08

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: "Nougat" soap

Brand: DE LAURIER

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rectangular yellow and pale yellow soaps wrapped in transparent cellophane, tied at each end with a yellow ribbon and labelled as follows: "Soap (in four languages), Nougat", list of ingredients, "Not edible".

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, given its appearance, colour, size, name and packaging, it could be confused with a foodstuff, especially by children. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and small parts can be generated if bitten, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

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

 

38
1218/08

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath salts - effervescent bath "pralines"

Brand: DE LAURIER

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5 425013 551106.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Effervescent bath "pralines" – four cuboid tablets: two blue and two white, wrapped in transparent cellophane closed at both ends by a dark blue ribbon with a self-adhesive label stating the following: "Pralines effervescentes pour le bain bleu, Brusende Badpralines Blauw", and a list of the ingredients, 55g.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as due to its appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. The “pralines” fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.

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

 

39
1219/08

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Soap "Brochette de savons"

Brand: DE LAURIER

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5 425013 551106.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Five pink and white soaps on a skewer with a label marked in French: "An assortment of small coloured soaps to give your life more flavour; glycerine soap enriched with essential oils – non-edible."

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. The cube-shaped soaps fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.

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

 

40
1220/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: DORA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 39018 Bar Code: 8435168193998.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey and chrome-plated lighter.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns and fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not include a device to make it child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC, ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters

In addition, the lighters are not accompanied by the relevant information to give users correct instructions for use or specific details on how to refill the lighter safely.

This lighter does not comply with the following chapters of Standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

41
1221/08

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Small effervescent balls

Brand: DE LAURIER

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small white, pink, yellow and green balls in a transparent cellophane bag closed by a pink ribbon and labelled as follows: (front) "Fizzing bath Delicacies – Heavenly sweet"; (side) "Petites boules effervescentes".

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. The balls fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.

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

 

42
1222/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's coat

Brand: AOLES

Name:

Type/number of model: CM 865

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange and pink, lined child's coat with zip fastener and hood. The hood, which is fixed to the jacket with press-studs, includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the end. On the front, on an embroidered label, is the inscription "Imces 23". Size: 1-2

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

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

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

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

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

 

43
1223/08

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's dress

Brand: MODNA MAJA

Name:

Type/number of model: bar code:5907354012718

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's dress with short sleeves, made of 100% cotton, colour light blue. On the front, there is a small heart-shaped decoration made of adhesive spangles. Size: 68/92.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the decorations can be easily detached, with little force applied, generating small parts which could be easily inhaled or swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

44
1224/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: GIANNI

Name:

Type/number of model: ART. 37505003 and 9 others,

Batch number/Barcode: 4014663008118 and nine others.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various lighters which operate irregularly and which contain no child safety mechanism. The lighters are presented in display boxes with instructions for correct, safe use.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns and fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the lighters do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

45
1225/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: MUNDO BAZAR

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. BBD889-2, bar code: 8482841007059 REF. BBD319, bar code: 8482841007028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two novelty lighters, which can also be used as torches, which operate irregularly and which contain no child safety mechanism. The lighters are presented in display boxes on which there are no instructions for the safe and correct use of the product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns and fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the lighter does not include a device making it child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

46
1226/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: PROF

Name:

Type/number of model: MOD. 801702

Batch number/Barcode: 873159036074

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters with no child safety mechanism, presented in 50-unit display boxes, without instructions for correct, safe use of the product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns and fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the lighter does not include a device making it child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

47
1227/08

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Set of sun blinds

Brand: AUTO COMFORT

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: "Alien", zèbre/zebra, etc.,

Batch number/Barcode: 26077383. Distributed in ALDI stores.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product sold in a cardboard box marked "AUTO COMFORT. Set of sun blinds "Alien", "Zèbre". Material: polyester. Dimensions: rear sun blind: 100x40 cm, lateral sun blinds 45x40 cm, colour: black/printed.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to easy removal of the suction cups on the sun blinds and, since the lateral sun blinds are designed for installation in the vicinity of young children, the suction cups could be pulled off by a child and placed in the mouth. The suction cups on all 3 models can be detached at forces between 8 N and 72 N (instead of the required resistance of 90 N) and they fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

 

48
1228/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: BAIDE

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. REF. E2623D,

Batch number/Barcode: 6935071310168

2. REF. E01-23d, barcode: 6935071310014

3. REF. E02-23d, barcode: 6935071310199

4. REF. E30-22d, barcode: 6935071310120

5. REF. F27-22a, no barcode

6. REF. F25-24e, no barcode

7. REF. E25-24, barcode: 6935071310144

8. REF. E26-24d, barcode: 6935071310182

9. REF. F26-22e, no barcode.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various lighters without child safety mechanisms, presented in display boxes on which there are instructions for the safe and correct use of the product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire and burns

These products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

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

 

49
1229/08

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: SOWA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Fire and burns

These products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market 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.

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


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Disclaimer - EN

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

Disclaimer - DE

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

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