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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 48 (Published on: 05/12/2008)

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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
1383/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes – sandals

Brand: Hanny

Name:

Type/number of model: F30-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The footwear is made of white, leather upper, leather lining and plastic sole. There is a butterfly decoration on the front of the shoe and the inscription "Hanny" indicated on the insole. Size: 23.

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk because the design of the footwear is not appropriate. The toe-part is too narrow and the sole is too rigid and hard. Therefore, the footwear could hinder the healthy development of the foot.

The product does not comply with the national standard.

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

 

2
1384/08

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs used with Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers

Brand: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq

Name:

Type/number of model: These lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs are used with various Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers as listed below:

- HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000, and zd8000 series.

- Compaq Presario: v2000.

- HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6220, nc6230, nx6110, nx6120, nx4800, and nx9600.

(The Compaq Presario V2400, Compaq nc6140 and nx4820 are included in the worldwide recall programme, but HP has not placed these units on the market in the EEA/EFTA). Affected packs will have coding starting with A0, L0, L1, or GC. (Note that not all packs with this starting code are affected however.) Verification of the complete code by HP is required. Products manufactured during the period from December 2004 through March 2006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: There are four different battery pack designs, each of which is compatible with a subset of the listed notebook computers. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack. (The battery pack must be removed from the notebook computer to allow access to this label.) The vast majority of affected battery packs will have been included with the 15 models of notebook computer to which they belonged. These notebook computers were last placed on the market around early 2006, and it is very likely that all packaging will since have been discarded.

Country of origin: Japan


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Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because certain battery packs (shipped in notebooks PC products manufactured between December 2004 and June 2006) may overheat. 28 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

3
1385/08

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: JAZZ

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 3KD162 CR I LOVE U

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable, novelty lighters in light blue or pink colour with picture of a boy and a girl and the phrase “Love is…”. Small plastic figures are suspended from a metal clip at the top of the lighter. Dimensions: 8.3x2.3x1 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy. Furthermore, the product does not comply with the requirements of the EN ISO 9994 on resistance to high temperature.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

4
1386/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phones – Novelty Mobile Phone

Brand: FANTASTIKO

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 15568, n° 6680B,

Batch number/Barcode: 8413930155689

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pack of three plastic toy mobile phones (in green, red and orange). The packaging is a blister pack with the inscriptions "Novelty Mobile Phone" and "Made in China", a CE mark, a warning symbol that it is not recommended for children under 36 months, an indication that it is battery-operated and data on the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the temperature of one of the three phones exceeds the maximum limit of 45°C for accessible metal parts if insulation between parts of different polarity is short-circuited.

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

 

5
1387/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter for children

Brand: SCOOTER

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: JS402-4, bar code: 8435225842609

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pink scooter with a basket decorated with a sticker of flowers. Packaging is a pink cardboard box labelled "SCOOTER", with CE marking and assembly instructions in English.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of sharp edges.

In addition, as the assembly instructions are only available in English, the product may be incorrectly assembled causing the user to fall.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

6
1388/08

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electrical adaptor

Brand: LEIVA

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 13201

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A three-way electrical adaptor. Packed in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it is possible to insert one pin of the plug into the socket-outlet of the adaptor while the other pin is freely accessible,

- the dimensions of the base of the adaptor are different from those given in the standard for a 10A 250V two-pin device with earth contact,

- it is possible to insert a rigid steel wire of 1 mm diameter into the compartments at the base via the seals when no plug is inserted.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

7
1389/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars – Steering control unit

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger cars, models Passat (type 3C) and Passat CC (type 3CC) (Recall Campaign 48J1).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced between 15 August 2008 and 23 September 2008 with the following chassis number ranges:

WVW ___3C _ 9 E 023951 to 057828 WVW ___ 3C _ 9 E 515773 to 523742 XW8 ___ 3C _ 9 G 004211 to 004323 WVW ___ 3C _ 9 P 026694 to 031381.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the steering may malfunction during parking due to a fault in a condenser in the steering control unit. A fault in condensers in the steering control unit can affect steering movements.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

8
1390/08

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy – Charisma toy duck

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Charisma

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy duck, with a second smaller duck on its back. The latter is holding a small roundabout in its beak, to which four balls are attached. There is a plastic fitting at the rear, to which a string is attached and a drive mechanism inside (spiral spring). The duck is available in yellow or green with pink wheels; the roundabout is green or mauve. Length approximately 10 cm, height approximately 11.5 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because small parts can be easily detached (plastic balls, wheels);

- injuries due to solid metal pins.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the remaining stocks and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
1391/08

Italy

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flasks - SUN FLOWER

Brand: SUN FLOWER - SHANGAI CHINA

Name:

Type/number of model: A058H; A118H; A138 H; A 258H, A510.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various thermos flasks and containers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the small spacers within the double glass casing of the containers are made of compressed chrysotile asbestos fibrous material, which could cause cancer if inhaled. This product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

10
1392/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Face mask - MASK

Brand: Widmann

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. 2680U Bar code: 8003558268009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Panda bear mask attached to a cardboard label bearing the name WIDMANN, a warning of unsuitability for the under-3s, the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire as it fails to comply with the flame test (fire persists for more than 2 seconds after the flame is extinguished).

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.  

 

11
1393/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic construction game

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: MAGNET STICKS,

Batch number/Barcode: 4006592620820

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a magnetic construction game composed of 19 metallic balls and 32 small pieces of rigid, polymeric material in various colours with magnets on the ends.

It is packed in a blister pack inside a cardboard box printed in various colours.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not comply with Commission Decision 2008/329/EC which specifies that the following warning must be included: "Warning!! This product contains magnets or components with magnets. Magnets can stick to each other inside the human body, thereby causing a serious health risk. Consult your doctor immediately if the magnets have been swallowed or inhaled."

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

 

12
1394/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Playset - Weapon set

Brand: ATOSA

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 79.496.- Ref. 0606S410,

Batch number/Barcode: 822259794967.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic mesh bag containing a plastic sword, a plastic trumpet in the shape of a horn, imprinted with a pirate-face, and an eye-patch marked with a pirate-face on the outer side.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached from the horn and may be swallowed or inhaled by children.

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

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

 

13
1395/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top - Club kids - Sead iness – Toop esc

Brand: URCHIN

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and yellow sweatshirt top embroidered with white and yellow printed patterns on the front, with a zip and a hood containing a drawstring with knots. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 6 (6 years old).

Country of origin: China


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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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

14
1396/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top - LES KA MILANO

Brand: LES KA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 22

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green coat with hood and zip, containing an elastic drawstring with toggles in the hood area. The labels contain the inscription "LES K A milano". There is also an affixed label containing the inscription: "STYLED ITALY". Composition: 100% nylon. Size: S (small).

Country of origin: China


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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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

15
1397/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Insect imitating toy

Brand: BEETLE insect family

Name:

Type/number of model: Insect family, music and light, code 823-01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A multicoloured plastic toy in the form of a beetle (yellow head, red nose, green body, red and black wings, white antennae). The toy produces music and light when the wings are pressed. Approximate dimensions: length 15 cm, width 10 cm, height 12 cm. The toy is packed in a green and red cardboard box with a transparent window. On the package there is a CE mark and the indication “Ages 3+”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and cuts

The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because the antennae of the beetle can be detached and small sharp parts may be generated which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder. 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.  

 

16
1398/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: Eva puzzle mats

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8009761124309

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each mat is made up of 10 coloured rubber puzzle shapes (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc.) each with an animal design in the centre.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

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

 

17
1399/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Make-up

Brand: DASINI

Name:

Type/number of model: CHARACTER Make Up, item No. 70306,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 203266 468309

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cream make-up set intended to be used as a toy. The set consists of four colours (white, blue, yellow and red) and a two-sided small brush for applying the cream. Packaging: a blister pack with a picture of a frightening face on the card (approximate dimensions: 18.5 cm x 21.5 cm x 2 cm); warnings: “CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts, Not for children under 5 years", and the corresponding pictogram.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead (Pb/ 260+1ppm) and chromium (Cr/ 80,0+0,2ppm).

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, the presence of heavy metals is not allowed in cosmetics.

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

 

18
1400/08

Germany

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Champ

Name:

Type/number of model: Gorilla

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 9 gorilla-shaped gas lighters in a display unit, rechargeable.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the design of the lighters makes them attractive to children, particularly those under the age of 51 months, who might mistake them for toys. Inappropriate use by children could lead to the risk of burns.

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

 

19
1401/08

Germany

Category: Stationery

Product: Felt-tip pens

Brand: GAD

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4038732752191

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 24 felt-tip pens in various colours, top and cap in the same colour as the pen, white stopper at the bottom.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the ink of the individual felt-tip pens contains:

- dark orange: 52 mg/kg benzene, - red-brown 14 mg/kg benzene,

- light yellow: 15 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

20
1402/08

Germany

Category: Gadgets

Product: Gas signal horn - Party Air Horn

Brand: Aliki

Name:

Type/number of model: Article n° 6052, bar code 4012594100529

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A party hooter consisting of a pressurised gas canister and a red plastic horn measuring 14.5 cm in length. The gas canister is approximately 13 cm long with a diameter of approximately 5 cm, and is filled with a highly flammable propellant gas. The canister carries various warnings concerning small parts, chemicals and risk of explosion. The packaging consists of transparent foil with a sticker bearing a CE mark and a symbol indicating that the product is unsuitable for children under 3 years of age. There is also a warning in German and English about the risk of choking; the Article No and EAN Code are indicated.

Country of origin: China


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Fire and damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of: - fire because the hooter is powered by a highly flammable propellant;

- damage to hearing because the sound level is higher than the maximum limit of 115 dB (C) for C-frequency peak sound pressure, causing a risk of irreversible damage to hearing, possibly even if the hooter is used only once.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

21
1403/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Mobile

Brand: Circling Music Dog

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 6927544609190

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A mobile for children under 36 months old consisting of several parts which can be assembled and attached to the child’s bed. Packaging: a cardboard box with a built-in handle. All instructions and information on the packaging are in English.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts, that can be swallowed (the hook breaks at 45 N, whereas it should be able to withstand a force of 90 N).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

22
1404/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: Tappetino Eva con Gioco ("Eva mat with game")

Name:

Type/number of model: 16649

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each mat is made up of 10 coloured rubber puzzle shapes (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc) depicting numbers.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

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

 

23
1405/08

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars- FIAT: 500, Linea, Doblo, Doblo Cargo, Albea, Grande Punto, Idea- LANCIA: Ypsilon, Musa

Brand: FIAT and LANCIA

Name:

Type/number of model: Cars with 1,2 and 1,4 8v EVO and 1,4 EVO CNG.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Affected cars were produced in September and October 2008 in Italy, Turkey and Poland.

List of VIN-numbers

Country of origin: Italy,
Turkey,
Poland

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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because of inadequate materials used in compliant petrol manifolds which may cause fuel leakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

24
1406/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: Tappetino "Baby Puzzle" ("Baby Puzzle" mat)

Name:

Type/number of model: Models 30801 and 30802.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - Model 30801: each mat is made up of 10 coloured rubber puzzle shapes (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc.) depicting numbers.

- Model 30802: each mat is made up of 10 coloured rubber puzzle shapes (yellow, green, blue, orange, etc.) each with an animal picture (e.g. a fish) in the centre.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

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

 

25
1407/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger van - Parking brake cable connector to passenger van

Brand: OPEL

Name:

Type/number of model: Vivaro

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2006 to 2008 model year OPEL Vivaro van vehicles, with VIN numbers from 6V623373 to 8V666296 (factory: Luton England) and from 6Y715311 to 8Y951548 (factory: Barcelona Spain).

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a possible fracture on the parking brake cable connector between primary and intermediate cable.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

26
1408/08

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Electronic kitchen

Brand: HONG CHANG

Name:

Type/number of model: Code n° 011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic toy kitchen which emits a noise when buttons are pushed and a light when the door of the oven is opened (approximate dimensions: 60 cm x 58.5 cm x 31.5 cm). The kitchen set includes 22 kitchen accessories and is packed in a transparent bag inside a red and green cardboard box (approximate dimensions: 50 cm x 50 cm x 10 cm), which has a CE mark and the indication “Ages 3+”.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag which is located inside the packing (with perimeter more than 380 mm) is less than 0.038 mm thick - which is the minimum limit permitted. Plastic bags which are not sufficiently thick pose a serious risk of suffocation.

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

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

 

27
1409/08

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Bicycle BMX (Art. 330A)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 4893126191983

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle "BMX" (Art. 330A) for children age 4-8 years, with pedals attached to the front wheel and a direct fixed gear. The frame is made of blue and white metal, with two supporting wheels. Hand grips are covered with soft plastic. A musical box is attached to the handlebar. There are two big wheels with openings and two small supporting wheels without openings made from hard plastic. The components are made from metal and plastic. A colourful plastic sticker is attached to the bicycle.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bicycle lacks braking devices, and should have one braking system which affects the front or the rearward wheel.

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

 

28
1410/08

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Water jet ski – Fuel hose

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: FX1800-G/H and FX1800A-G/H

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2008 and 2009 year models water vehicles. The ID number ranges of the affected water vehicles are: 800101-809300 and 809301-815900

Country of origin: Unites States

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the fuel hose may come loose from the pipe joint at the fuel rail on the engine. This could cause fuel to spray into the engine compartment, with the risk of fire or explosion.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

29
1411/08

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Soother Holder - Boots Essentials

Brand: Boots

Name:

Type/number of model: Boots Item Code 55-15-769

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s clothing clip with short cord to which a soother is attached. The product is available in 4 different colours.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to defective moulding causing spontaneous failure and stress cracking failure, the hinge arrangement may break during use and generate small parts.

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

 

30
1412/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: Eva puzzle mats

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 6 931268732003 shown on the inner slip of paper and code 8 002866100834 shown on the exterior of the packaging.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each mat is made up of 10 coloured rubber puzzle shapes (yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, etc.), each with a fruit or vegetable design in the centre. Other shapes depict numbers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

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

 

31
1413/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Shoulder bag – Duck-shaped bag

Brand: Sunkid

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° 99405, EAN 4016833994054

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Width: approximately 140 mm, height: approximately 140 mm, length of cord: approximately 1 100 mm

Country of origin: Germany


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the shoulder strap does not detach under a traction force of 25 N and is therefore too long. As the bag looks like a cuddly toy it is very appealing to children under the age of 36 months. Since the manufacturer has made only a short reference in English on the packaging ("Up to 3 years old"), use by children under the age of three cannot be excluded.

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

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

 

32
1414/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Coat for girls

Brand: YISILI

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink coat decorated with glitter. The hood is detachable and contains an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the end. Size: 98-104, 104-110

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation,
Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of suffocation and strangulation due to the presence of the drawstring and toggles. Furthermore, when pulling the elastic drawstring the plastic toggles on the ends may cause injury to the eye or face if released suddenly. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

33
1415/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Mouth light – Flash mouthpiece

Brand: MULT-GLOW

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a toy palate that lights up in the mouth. The product is intended for use as a palate and contains button batteries and lights that are activated by pressure. It is packed in a transparent blister pack. The front reads MULT-GLOW. The reverse carries the instructions for use, "Warning Choking Hazard, This toy has small parts, Not recommended for children under 5. Made in China."

Country of origin: China


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Choking and chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of choking, because a piece of the toy, which fits into the small parts cylinder, can be easily detached;

- a chemical risk because, as this is a device intended to be placed in the mouth and activated by the teeth, it is feasible that it might lose its water tightness, thus exposing the internal circuit and the button batteries to liquids (saliva) which could cause a short circuit and leakage of chemicals. In addition, the markings and safety instructions required by the standard are missing.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.

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

 

34
1416/08

Norway

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Multi-fuel burner and gas lamp

Brand: TYLDUM

Name:

Type/number of model: BRS-6 Moonwalker/Camp 6, BRS-8 Booster Multifuel Z-498, BRS-21 Wind Resistant Gas Lamp Z-497, BRS-9 Gasoline/Gas Multi Stove, HM166-L3 Mini gas cooker/ Gas Burner 2800W Z-358, HM166-L6 1/2 Versitale camping oil gas furnace/Himalaya Varifuel Z-388 2/Himalaya Gas burner Z-388-1, HM166-L1 Gas burner, HM166-L9 Camping stove.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas burners and gas lamps intended for outdoor use.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns and explosion because it is made inaccurate in many details, e.g. gaskets, surface towards gaskets. This may lead to gas leakage and fire from e.g. beneath the nozzle and the change between hose and tube.

One incident reported.

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

 

35
1417/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Handbrake intermediate connector

Brand: RENAULT

Name:

Type/number of model: model Trafic II

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between 1 January 2006 and 29 May 2008 at Barcelona (Spain) or 10 June 2008 at Luton (England). Recall campaign OTS 0B18.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the handbrake cable intermediate connector may break. As a result, the handbrake function will be lost.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

36
1418/08

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: NISSAN

Name:

Type/number of model: J10 Qashqai and J10 Qashqai +2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall covers passenger cars with K9K engine, made from 4 January 2008 until 28 October 2008.

List of VIN-numbers

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because there is a risk that a connector in the Diesel Particulate Filter fuel system may not be attached, which can lead to leakage of fuel from the connector during a Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration cycle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

37
1419/08

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - SAAB 9-5

Brand: SAAB

Name:

Type/number of model: SAAB 9-5 Model year 2006-2008 with 1.9 TiD engine Vin number: YS3EF45W763500004-YS3EF45W083510845

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the material in the fuel return hose does not meet requirements and cracks may occur. As a result, fuel could come into contact with warm parts, starting a fire in the engine area.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

38
1420/08

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Restructuring hair mask

Brand: Optima

Name:

Type/number of model: All lots of the product. On the packaging in the photograph the barcode is: “8 028149 000141”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A hair maintenance product for damaged hair provided in a 150 ml package labelled: “Optima – Restructuring Treatment For Damaged And Curled Hair”.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance “bis-hydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide”, which is banned for use in cosmetics and personal hygiene products under the Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

39
1421/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Parking brake cable connector in Nissan passenger car

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Primastar, type X83

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 1 January 2006 to 10 June 2008, with VIN numbers from the start of the production to: VSKJ4BHB6UY617785, VSKF4AHA6UY617647 and VSKF4AHA6UV178816.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a manufacturing fault, the parking brake cable connector between primary and intermediate cable may fracture.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

40
1422/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Water pistol "SUPER EMITTER"

Brand: HUI YUAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: BL 70; bar code: 8436019620946

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A water pistol with a label marked with the reference "BL 70". The pistol itself is marked with the reference "C-508". The product is packaged in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the perimeter of the bag opening is greater than 380 mm and its thickness less than 0.038 mm. This packaging poses a risk of suffocation in the case that a child should put his head inside.

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

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

 

41
1423/08

Germany

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Fairy lights with 100 lamps

Brand: PHU

Name:

Type/number of model: EL100MT, EL100MX

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Indoor chain of lights with 100 little jack lamps, extendable, with a Euro plug 230 V, 50 Hz, max. 35 W

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock and fire

The existing conductor cross section is about 0.15 mm², the required cross section is 0.5 mm², thus overload is possible, as the function is that of an extension cord with accompanying luminaire. The conductor insulation does not fulfill the requirements for double insulation according to EN 60598-2-20, thereby it can be easily damaged.

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

 

42
1424/08

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Ceramic desk lamp

Brand: Hemar

Name:

Type/number of model: HY06, bar code: 5904543091103

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable lamps in the form of a dog or squirrel, which may thus be attractive to children and used as toys. The lamps are not provided with a transformer generating SELV (extra-low voltage) or an a. c. supplied step-down converter. Main components of the lamps: E14 plastic lampholder (ZM 05001 E14 HD88 250V 2A T210° CE 0.5-1.5 mm²); switch inserted into the cable (Patent 99332137.2 99238813.9 KETI 303 2/250~ CE+marks of approval); mains plug (KENIC 35 KE-21 2.5A 250V~" + marks of approval); mains supply cord (CCC AO36162 227IEC52(RVV) 300/300V 2 x 0.75 mm² N/15382 H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75 mm² LEADER TOP RESOURCES" + marks of approval). Dimensions: 10 cm x 9 cm x 27 cm Technical specifications: 230V, 50 Hz, 1xE14 max: 40W, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no effective protection (cord anchorage) against twisting force,

- the lampholders are not ensured against loosening or rotation,

- there is no transformer generating SELV (extra low voltage-24 V) or a. c. supplied step-down converter provided with the lamps.

The products do 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.  

 

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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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