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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 46 (Published on: 21/11/2008)

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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
1319/08

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair balsam - Bálsamo Nutritivo e Reparador

Brand: Botica Natural

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches of the product.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bálsamo Nutritivo e Reparador” is a maintenance product for the care of dry, damaged hair. Packed in a 200ml bottle.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide, which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

2
1320/08

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Central-heating boiler

Brand: Buderus,
Sieger,
Milton,
Tata,
Nefit,
Oso

Name:

Type/number of model: list of types and numbers of model

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Central-heating boiler.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the top of the burner can overheat due to extreme pollution of the heat exchanger.

14 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

3
1321/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light – Bear light

Brand: Prezent

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 1208 BEAR BLUE, EAN code: 8586007087982,

2. 1209 BEAR GREEN, EAN code: 8586007087999,

3. 1210 BEAR ORANGE, EAN code: 8586007088002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A night light in the shape of a teddy bear – three models in blue, green and orange. Data on name plates - model, 1,5W, 230V, 50Hz, CE, R06W51. Packed in a blister with a cardboard background marked – "PREZENT The Lamp Company, model, Lovely Mini Night Light". The information provided on the packaging is in 4 languages – Slovak, Czech, Polish, English.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- construction and dimensions of the plug are not compliant,

- no special screws are used for the cover,

- the switch does not comply with the relevant requirements, as the clearance and creepage distances of the switch are less than permitted.

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.  

 

4
1322/08

Ireland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys - Colored Growing Pets & Growing Pet Hatch’Em Egg

Brand: Hingfat Toys

Name:

Type/number of model:

Item 510 Colored Growing Dinosaur Assortment Barcode 7523542005102/

Item 513 Colored Growing Sea Life Assortment Barcode 7523542005133/

Item 512 Colored Growing Dolphins Assortment Barcode 7523542005126/

Item 516 Colored Growing Frogs Assortment Barcode 7523542005164/

Item 652 Hatch’em Growing Pets Alligator Egg Barcode 7523542006550

Item 655 Hatch’em Growing Pets Penguin Egg Barcode 7523542006550

Item 657 Hatch’em Growing Pets Snake Egg Barcode 7523542006550

Item 531 Colored Growing Large Whale Barcode 7523541005295/

Item 537 Colored Growing Large Lobster Barcode 7523541005295

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toys are:

3 dinosaurs (A-C), 3 sharks (D-F), 3 dolphins (G-I), 3 frogs (J-L), 3 eggs (M-O), and 2 sea creatures (P,Q): (A) triceratops-orange with brown spots, (B) two-legged dinosaur, yellow in colour with brown and white strips, (C) armoured dinosaur - green in colour with camouflage on back, (D) great white shark - blue and white with yellow mouth, (E) shark - yellow and white with black eyes, (F) basking shark - grey and white with white strips and spots, (G) dolphin - blue and pink in colour, (H) dolphin - yellow and pink in colour, (I) dolphin - grey and pink in colour, (J) frog - green and yellow in colour with orange spots and strips, (K) frog - orange and yellow with green spots and purple legs with black specs, (L) frog - red and yellow with large webbed feet with black outline, (M) penguin - grey with yellow beak and a black head, (N) alligator - green in colour with red eyes, (O) snake - purple and yellow with an orange head and a red tongue, (P) whale – black in colour with red spots, and (Q) lobster– red in colour with green strips on the tail. Each toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag. On the cardboard label situated inside the packaging there are markings and information: “CE mark”, the name of a toy, barcode and type. Model numbers, pictogram concerning the age “0-3” restriction and written information”. Other warnings are in English only: “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts”, “do not swallow.” “Dimensions of a toy may extend up to 600%”. The user’s manual is in English only.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toys expand in different dimensions of 250% - 270%. The small parts (arms, legs, tails & fins), which may detach from the toy, as well as the rest of the animal entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and may expand more than 50% in three directions.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

5
1323/08

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Honda CB 1000

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: CB 1000 R/RA.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Honda motorcycles, CB 1000 R/RA (2009) models with the following VINs:

ZDCSC60A*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60B*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60C*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60D*9F000074 - *9F008647

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because part of the rear light may not function, causing the level of light emitted to fall below the approved standard, thus posing the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

6
1324/08

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Anti-ageing cream - Emulsão Contorno de Olhos

Brand: Botica Natural

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches of the product.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Emulsao Contorno de Olhos" is an anti-ageing product for the area around the eyes, sold in a 15 ml tube.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide, which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

7
1325/08

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor Multi plug

Brand: Melissa

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 692004, type No 931L, EAN No 5707160920043

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor for use in the United Kingdom.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the contact pins of the adaptor, intended for use in the United Kingdom, can be exposed and therefore touched prior or during use,

- the contact pins of the inserted plug can be touched,

- it is possible to insert one plug contact pin, while the other live pins are exposed.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

8
1326/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for doll - Doll’s trolley

Brand: Doll Carrier

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 122348

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A metal hulled, pink doll’s trolley with colourful seat.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it collapses when loaded with the test mass.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

9
1327/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Children's scooter - Rollerboard

Brand: SCOOTER

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8470898090834

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding metal scooter with black handlebars. The word "Scooter" is printed on the footplate and the bar. A yellow sticker on the lower part of the scooter includes safety instructions in English. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a photograph of the scooter and the wording "Rollerboard. Scooter".

Country of origin: China


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Cuts and injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:

- the diameter of the front wheel is 100 mm, which is below the minimum requirement of 120 mm,

- the diameter of the end of the handlebars is 31 mm, which is below the minimum requirement of 40 mm,

- the toy contains sharp edges.

In addition, there is a lack of warning information and instructions for use.

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.  

 

10
1328/08

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up remover - Emulsão Desmaquilhante Integral

Brand: Botica Natural

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches of the product.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Emulsão Desmaquilhante Integral” is a product for removing make-up from the face and the eyes, which is packed in a 250 g bottle.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

11
1329/08

Latvia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child’s bib - Soft pelican bib

Brand: Libra

Name:

Type/number of model: Child’s bib "KOD033", EAN code: 5907746000033

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s bib with a pocket, printed with a picture of dogs and flowers. The bib is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with coloured card. A coloured card is stapled to the bib with the inscription: “Libra Soft pelican bib. Strong practical - large packet catches crumbs and spills - only wipe it."

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10.2% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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 distributor.  

 

12
1330/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Setty Koop

Name:

Type/number of model: Model SК -8207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s outfit consisting of three parts: a hooded jacket with drawstrings, a top and a pair of trousers in a variety of colour combinations. There are beads sewn to the front of the jacket forming the following inscription: "Smartly white", a printed pattern with the inscription: "Great amity" and a motif of a dog, with an attached label. On the top there is a picture and the inscription "Great". On the trousers there is an textile motif with beads forming the word "Kiss" and a textile label with the inscription: "SKІІ, 65% cotton, 35% polyester. The product is sold with a label in Bulgarian containing the following information: item – outfit, size, composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, and the importer's details: The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation and strangulation

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

 

13
1331/08

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes - trainers

Brand: COCCODRILLO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. W82-11104 SHO

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The shoes are made from blue plastic material with pink embroidered flowers and a velcro fastener, to which a white and pink round plastic decoration (diameter 24 mm) is attached. A sticker with the word SPORT is on the back. The product is packed in a box with marking COCCODRILLO.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic decorations, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, may be detached from the velcro fasteners by a tension force of 55 N (right trainer) and 45 N (left trainer).

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

 

14
1332/08

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Ten-piece baby gift set

Brand: Beanstalk (Argos own brand)

Name:

Type/number of model: Argos catalogue number 347/0572

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A ten-piece baby's gift set containing various plastic items.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because one component part, a “remote control”, has a rotating clear plastic ball containing beads. This ball may break apart allowing the beads to escape. Four incidents reported.

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

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

 

15
1333/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hair straightener - Intellectual ionic hair permer

Brand: Guangming

Name:

Type/number of model: GM-528, bar code: 6925979788505

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The appliance is made of black plastic. A red LED indicates if the appliance is in operation. Main part of the product: mains supply cord (RVVB Insulated Wire 300/300V), mains plug (2.5A, 250V), the heating elements and the switch have no marking. Technical parameters: AC 220V, 50-60Hz, 30-180W, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug are smaller than required,

- the insulation is not sufficient and therefore flashover may occur between the live parts and accessible metal parts,

- the sharp edges of the spring and metal plate may damage the wires,

- the insulation is not properly fixed at the heating elements.

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.  

 

16
1334/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hairdryer - Eifa – "Elektrischer Föhn"

Brand: ART-LAND

Name:

Type/number of model: HD-217, bar code: 4038478106166

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A hairdryer made of plastic. A power switch is placed on the grip. Main parts of the appliance: mains plug "KENIC KE-21 2.5A 250V~ VDE CE NDSFI ÖVE CEBEC", 2-core mains supply cord "227 IEC 52, H03VVH2-F, 2×0.75mm2, KELF-75, N15075, NF-USE, 1327, A003828, 300/300V, CE". Technical parameters: 230 V, 50 Hz, 200W, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the heating elements are not properly fixed in the appliance.

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.  

 

17
1335/08

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s hat

Brand: Baby by Lindex

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No 6037593

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown and white baby’s hat in fur-type fabric with small ears on the top and chinstrap. Size 42/44 – 46/48.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the press studs on the chin strap, which can easily be detached, fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

Two incidents reported.

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

 

18
1336/08

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket – "Sport - Teсhnal wear"

Brand: Aijia fashion qualified

Name:

Type/number of model: -

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s jacket with detachable hood, elastic drawstrings with plastic ends, available in different sizes, with printed patterns and inscriptions: ”Fashion kids”, „Jiushon”, „Jflai xzdud”. The product is sold with a label in Bulgarian containing the following information: item – sweatsuit, composition: 65% cotton and 35% polyester. The product is sold in a transparent plastic packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation and strangulation

The product poses a risk of suffocation and strangulation 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.  

 

19
1337/08

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: AC-DC adaptor

Brand: METRO

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: GW-TR-008, EAN: 5 060017 978773

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: AC-DC adaptor (travel charger). The mains plug forms part of the black plastic enclosure.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- insulation between the parts connected to the mains and the secondary parts (output), which can be touched, is not sufficient,

- clearances/creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings are 0.5 mm instead of the required 4 mm/5 mm,

- there are no insulation tubes on the output wires.

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

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

 

20
1338/08

Hungary

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric impact drill

Brand: VD-TECH Profi

Name:

Type/number of model: V532,

Batch number/Barcode: 8014132030189, batch code: T-2247-1

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The outside of the electric drill is red plastic. There is a switch on one side for selecting the material to be drilled. The chuck speed switch has two positions. The direction of rotation can be changed and there is also a locking option for permanent operation. Technical parameters: 230V~; 50Hz; 500W; 1900/2800RPM; 13mm, Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the basic insulated wires may come into contact with moving, accessible metal parts, and could therefore be damaged,

- insulation of the wires is not sufficient, thus flashover can occur between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

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

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

 

21
1339/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Handbrake lever

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: Jazz (model codes: GD1 and GD5).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: VIN GD1 2004 JHMGD1XX04S232566-JHMGD1XX04S247249 GD5 2004 JHMGD5XX04S210286-JHMGD5XX04S212382 GD1 2005 JHMGD1XX05S200004-JHMGD1XX05S287642 GD5 2005 JHMGD5XX05S200002-JHMGD5XX05S236804.

The recall concerns certain 2004 and 2005 model year vehicles.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the internal push rod within the handbrake assembly may have been damaged during manufacture of the parking brake. This damage can lead to the joint 'jamming' and subsequently the handbrake may not engage or in some cases it may release itself.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

22
1340/08

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Mask & Snorkel Set - Juniors

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 4750649050640, Art. Nr. #24007 and 380-192

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set for swimming marked "Mask & Snorkel Set. Juniors" The set is intended for children from age 7+. Made of plastic in blue or green nuances. Consists of 2 parts - diving goggles and snorkel. There is a sticker on the packaging in Latvian language with the name of the distributor. A user's manual and warnings are also attached to the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the plastic in the diving goggles contains 35.7% by weight of di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP) and 0.11% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- the plastic in the snorkel contains 1.1 % by weight of di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP) and 6.3 % by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).

Certain phthalates are prohibited in toys and childcare articles at levels exceeding 0.1%.

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

 

24
1342/08

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Expander

Brand: Tchibo

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. number 252882

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is an expander used for physical exercise, made of rubber and metal parts, coloured blue, red and black.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the insufficient durability of snap hooks and rubber, these parts may break during use.

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

 

25
1343/08

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic air squeeze gun - Octoshot

Brand: Chupa Chups

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no. 8300449/15742, EAN code 8410031938906.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic air squeeze gun in the form of a squid, foam projectile with suction cup. Brown soft plastic body and tentacles, red plastic suction cup with yellow foam. Lollipop attached in the head of the squid. Age grading 3+ pictogram and “Warning! Read and keep. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled."

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup, which fits entirely into the small parts cylinder, is easily detached from the foam projectile.

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.  

 

26
1344/08

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Skate helmet

Brand: Skills

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 918996099, EAN code: 4897021001064

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The helmet is available in blue or red. Packed in a black cardboard box with pictures of children riding scooters and a photo of the helmet. The word “Skills” is printed on the box along with an adhesive label with warnings in Swedish.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shock absorbing capacity is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1078.

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

 

27
1345/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano, type 639

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles manufactured between 20 June 2008 and 16 July 2008, VIN range WDF639****3449314 to WDF639****3456797.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the passenger airbag is activated in the case of an accident, the airbag attachment can shear off from the housing. As a result, the passenger airbag might not be completely released and inflated. In unfavourable circumstances, components may also be detached and propelled into the passenger cabin.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

28
1346/08

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Squeezable toy ducks

Brand: BABA MAMA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of squeaky toys in the shape of ducks - 5 different sizes and different colours (yellow with pink and blue heart shapes, and orange with yellow and blue hearts).

The toys are packed in a transparent bag closed with a multicoloured card. A sticker in Latvian with the name of the distributor and warnings is attached to the packing.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- lemon colour : 16.8% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- orange colour : 20,3% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- yellow colour : 15,2% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

29
1347/08

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: Inflatable swim ring "Batman" (30"- 76cm), EAN code: 4750649050541, Art. Nr. 96004 and 380-202.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim ring, printed with a picture of Batman in blue, black, yellow and white colours. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a colour picture of the inflatable ring on the front and marking on the back, including a sticker in Latvian language with the name of the distributor. A user's manual and warnings are also attached to the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the blue plastic material contains 5.9% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- the yellow material contains 7.2% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- the valve contains 0.16% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and 1.0% by weight 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, recall from consumer and destruction of the products by the importer.  

 

30
1348/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Reindeer and Father Christmas - Battery-powered reindeer and Father Christmas

Brand: BENZI

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8425982009094, Reference: ROYAN200900101

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A battery-operated, plush reindeer carrying a Father Christmas on its back. The batteries, which are not button batteries, are located in the reindeer's underside. The packaging is a cardboard box with indications in English. It carries the symbol indicating that it is not recommended for children under the age of three because it contains small parts, and a CE mark. The importer's details are given, along with the warning that it is not a toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and chemical

The product poses a choking and a chemical risk because the batteries in the toy can easily be removed.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

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1349/08

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Tricycle

Brand: EURO baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tricycle with pedals attached to the front wheel. Black metal frame with red dots and three wheels made of hard plastic.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the compression springs are accessible when the gap between two consecutive turns exceeds 3 mm at rest and can be affected by a force of 40 N or more during play,

- the direct pedal drive wheel has holes bigger than 5 mm,

- the space between the wheels and the frame are not adequate,

- stickers separated during the tensile test fit into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

32
1350/08

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy helicopter - Police Zoom Copter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pull-string helicopter

Country of origin: China


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Cuts and injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries caused by sharp edges because:

-the helicopter operates by a spring mechanism, which enables it to fly. There is no protection around the rotating surfaces. Owing to the design and the way the toy operates, the rotor blade edges constitute an injury risk,

- in launching the helicopter there is a danger of the rotating blades hitting the child in the face. Also, if the helicopter hits the ceiling, a rotor blade can fall off, constituting a further injury risk.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

33
1351/08

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace - Janina necklace 50 cm

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 23624006211000000299

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver-coloured necklace with large metal links and various metal charms (squares, rectangles, cloud, stars, wedges).

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a nickel migration from 0.147 - 38.661 µg/cm²/week, which exceeds the limit laid down by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

34
1352/08

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Halloween costumes

Brand: Poundstretcher

Name:

Type/number of model:

PLU 229071 - Delightful Devil, PLU 229069 - Faceless Ghoul, PLU229063 - Vampire Cape, PLU 209287 - Skeleton Outfit, PLU 229070 - Witch Outfit, PLU 202320 - Little Devil.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's red velour dress with a functional tie at the back of the neck.

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 neck area.

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

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

 

35
1353/08

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic inflatable toys - Fun Friends Turtle Float

Brand: My 1st Summer

Name:

Type/number of model: 01448, EAN 026753014484

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy - Inflatable turtle float with shade canopy made of softened PVC. The float is yellow, blue and green. On the float is a safety warning in English. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a picture and description of the float and a safety checklist. A sticker in Latvian with the name of the distributor and warnings is attached to the packing.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the foil of the inflatable toy contains 16.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and 0.20 % by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- the valve of the toy contains 0.94% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.15% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).

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.  

 

36
1354/08

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boots and booties

Brand: ETAM

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model « Anne Sophie » ref 6258546,

Model « Marie » ref 6258544, Boot « sioux » black ref 6260758,

Boot « sioux » brown ref 6260758,

Bootee « Pocahontas » black ref 6256860, Bootee « Pocahontas » camel (light brown) ref 6256860,

Shoes « amandine » black ref 6256861,

Shoes « amandine » navy blue ref 6256861.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: See pictures

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain anti-mould sachets with dimethylfumarate (DMF), a biocidal substance used to prevent mould, which may cause irritations and allergies to certain persons. The allergy results in: an itching sensation, redness, burns and, in some cases, articular pains (rheumatism).

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

 

37
1355/08

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Disco lights - Twins disco lamp

Brand: Out of the blue

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 57/8296 EAN 4029811195244

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Disco lights, 230 V, 15 W, E 14.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- live parts of the lamp socket can be touched when changing the bulb,

- the lampholder lacks protection against touching the live lamp socket,

- the cord strain relief device is not firmly attached to the lamp.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60238.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

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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


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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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