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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 49 (Published on: 12/12/2008)

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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
1425/08

Belgium

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Whitening cream "Topclaire plus Lait éclaircissant hydratant"

Brand: TOPCLAIRE PLUS

Name:

Type/number of model: FAB 05/08 ; EXP 05/10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White container, pink cap, pink text. ‘Hydroquinone’ is mentioned in the list of ingredients.

Country of origin: Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to the presence of hydroquinone (4 %). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

2
1426/08

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Rear bicycle rack

Brand: MOTTEZ

Name:

Type/number of model: Bicycle rack model A026P, serial numbers: 041914, 060748, 214558, 261259, 162746, 183700, 230517 and 001246

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rear bicycle rack for 3 bicycles to be attached to the spare wheel of 4x4 vehicles. There is an additional support on the boot of the vehicle. The metal frame is supported by plastic grips which allow the support arms to be kept in a perpendicular position.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as, under certain circumstances, the bicycle rack can be deformed and the supporting arms may give way, which could lead to a road accident caused by the bicycle rack breaking. Two incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

3
1427/08

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats

Brand: EVA PUZZLE MATS

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8032523279986

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Each mat is made up of 10 coloured, rubber puzzle shapes depicting an animal design (butterfly, fish, tortoise, etc.) on each side. Two labels are affixed to the outside of the packaging, one with the phrase “product tested by the Italian Toy Safety Institute”, the other giving the name of the importer and bearing the CE mark.

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: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

4
1428/08

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cord extension set " Ilgintuvas"

Brand: SIRIJUS

Name:

Type/number of model: GON3 (5m);

Batch number/Barcode: 4 770083 055759

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set with 3 outlets. Technical characteristics: -250V, 16A, 3500 W, safeguard rate IP20. The cord extension set is packed in a transparent plastic bag. Cable connexion – under mountable, Type of cable - H05VV-F, cross-section of cable – 1.0 mm².

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock and fire

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

- the cross-section area of the cable is 1.0 mm² which is lower than the required 1.5 mm²,

- the electric conductor resistance is higher than the permissible limit.

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

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

 

5
1429/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pram

Brand: OTTO SIMON

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 552-1237; EAN code: 5907693162372

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A wicker doll's pram with pink wheels and a pink cover. Dimensions: length approx. 28 cm, width approx. 30 cm, height approx. 58 cm, handle height 52 cm.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts, which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be detached at a tensile force of less than 20 N.

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 retailer.  

 

6
1430/08

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor – All-in-one Universal

Brand: One batch is marked "CMS". No brand name appears on other batches

Name:

Type/number of model: Model number 931L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All-in-one Universal travel adaptor with surge protection. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock from exposed live pins because when the adaptor is inserted into a socket it is possible to unlock a second set of pins and for them to be touched.

Incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

7
1431/08

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing

Brand: KALOO

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference B598: 9678097 – 1 month. 9678103 – 3 months. 9678110 – 6 months. 9678127 – 12 months.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plume blue set of overalls with two pom-poms at the bottom of each leg. A small soft toy with a cord is provided with the outfit.

Country of origin: France


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a decorative cord with pom-poms, which hangs below the lower edge of the garment.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

8
1432/08

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy candy mouse

Brand: CANDY FUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 6914204000855

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is in the shape of a mouse on a motorcycle, which can be moved by pulling a string at the end of the toy. It is attached to a soft plastic tube of sweets in various colours: green, yellow and pink. Attached to the mouse's ears are metallic earrings. The axle of the wheels of the motorcycle and small bolts are also made from metal. A colourful sticker is attached to the toy. One sticker has the inscription: 'NO: 363'.

Country of origin: China


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Choking and injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (nose, earrings, wheels and stickers), which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and which can be easily detached with forces of 2 N, 5 N, 10 N and 50 N.

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.  

 

9
1433/08

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Terrace heater

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model H1104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the flame flashes back inside the interior of the burner,

- ignition at a maximum heat input of more than the required 5 kW (Hs) is possible. Ignition with a burst of flame is likely to occur.

Both shortcomings cause an unstable ignition procedure.

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

 

10
1434/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - "Gran Chiquitren" (toy train)

Brand: VTECH

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 80-76622, barcode 3417768766227

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic toy comprised of a locomotive, a carriage and 27 letter blocks. The toy functions as an activity panel, baby walker and small toy train.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the space between the two back wheels and the carriage exceeds 5 mm and is less than 12 mm, thereby causing the risk of entrapment of children's fingers.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

11
1435/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Beads in jewellery box

Brand: THE TOY COMPANY

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 261 032 0

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A craft set for making fashion jewellery. Flower-shaped, transparent plastic box with blue inset; four plastic rings in different colours on the cover and three cords of different colours (pink, green and blue); different plastic shapes in various colours in the box (stars, hearts, triangles, etc.) which are to be threaded onto the cords.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pink cord contains 15.78% plasticiser phthalic acid diisononyl ester (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the retailer.  

 

12
1436/08

Slovenia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's bib "Kiti"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3283111807264

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's plastic bib with printed figures.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 16% of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

13
1437/08

Cyprus

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace

Brand: Fashion Jewelry

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 9 601071 503479

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A silver-coloured chain necklace with a diamante pendant, attached to a card marked "Nickel free".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel at 0.55 μg/cm2/week.

The product does not comply with the provisions of Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC

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

 

14
1438/08

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cord extension set

Brand: ETM212

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: ETM212S/LA017D, EAN: 6 420617 641597

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange cord extension set with two portable socket-outlets. Length 20 m. Cord: H07RN-F.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it contains insufficient electrical insulation,

- when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 40 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, there are cracks both in the sheath and in the insulation causing the wires of the conductors to become accessible,

- the sheath may break under pressure.

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.  

 

15
1439/08

Sweden

Category: Furniture

Product: Blinds - IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds

Brand: IKEA

Name:

Type/number of model: IKEA Supplier no 19799 and 21369

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cotton roman blind; top rail in wood and cross rail in steel. Identifying marks and location: Article name, 5-digit supplier number and 4-digit date stamp (YYWW) located on a sewn in label at the top edge of the blind. Recall issued for repair of all IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds date stamp 0823 and earlier on all markets.

Country of origin: India


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the inner cords on the back of the blinds can be pulled downwards to form a free-standing cord loop presenting a risk of entanglement for young children.

One incident reported.

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

 

16
1440/08

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy candy - chicken

Brand: CANDY FUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 6914204339498

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy in the form of a chicken on a sledge, which moves by pulling a string at the end of toy. It is attached to a soft plastic tube of sweets. On the bottom is the inscription: "Made in China No.315". There is also a colourful sticker on the toy with the inscription: "SUPER SLEDGE 315".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toy may be easily separated from the base and release small parts - wheels, stickers and pieces of plastic – which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

17
1441/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Racing car set "Motor Express Road Racing"

Brand: TOYMAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no 5204-121 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A battery-operated, remote control racing car set with 2 racing cars, 2 extra covers for the cars and a track of 265 cm. The product is packed in a red cardboard box. Scale 1:43.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because the black material in the tyres contains:

- 5 % di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP),

- 11 % di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP),

- 2 % dibutylphthalate (DBP),

- 2 % butylbenzylphthalate (BBP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities. The import was rejected in 2008 and in 2011  

 

18
1442/08

Lithuania

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycles - MTB NORTHTEC Redhawk VB20

Brand: NORTHTEC- BIKE

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5907645855277

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycles MTB NORTHTEC Redhawk VB20 in black and orange colours with a metallic frame marked "Northtec- Bike" and reflectors attached to the wheels. The bicycle seat is covered with leather material; hand grips are covered with soft plastic.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because :

- it does not comply with the safety requirements for mountain bikes,

- breakage of the frame and pedals may occur,

- the braking distances of front and back wheels differ; the back wheel braking distance on dry and wet roads does not comply with requirements.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14766.

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

 

19
1443/08

Poland

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: T 475, 4,75 KM, model M510, ref. 10235540, supplier ref. 201336.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rotary lawnmower with combustion engine.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:

- moving parts are not protected and the foot of the operator may come into contact with working parts,

- several markings and warnings are missing.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 836.

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

 

20
1444/08

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy – Happy Tumbler

Brand: FUNNY TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4578894754478

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy figure made of yellow and red plastic. Approximate size of toy: 15 x 8 cm. Approximate size of packaging: 16 x 9 x 8 cm. The box contains a warning: "CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years", and a CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can break causing parts of the toy to be detached. The detached, accessible parts have sharp edges and points which may pose a serious risk of injuries, scratching the skin of a child.

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.  

 

21
1445/08

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children’s Cosmetic Set - Vanity Organiser

Brand: GIRLZ

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 1370576 Batch code: GF060715

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's cosmetic set containing 27 various products consisting of eye shadow, lip gloss, lipsticks and nail polish.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the gold and purple lipsticks respectively contain 219mg/kg and 55mg/kg of lead, which is a prohibited substance under the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sale by the distributor.  

 

22
1446/08

Portugal

Category: Furniture

Product: Office chair – "Cadeira PVC Preta/Cinza"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 7039, EAN code 3397700070394, Batches: DEDKG202, DEDKG203, DEDKG204, DEDKG226, DEDKG231, DEDKG233, DEDKG234 and DEDKG237.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: PVC office chair with gas lift, black/grey in colour, dimensions 40 x 74 x 53 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because during normal use the legs of the chair may give way (break off), causing the chair to become unsteady and the user to fall.

This is due to a manufacturing fault detected in the level of resistance of the polypropylene base to which the chair wheels are attached.

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

 

23
1447/08

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Rear-mounted bicycle rack

Brand: MOTTEZ

Name:

Type/number of model: Cycle rack model A008P, serial n°: 173220, 139698

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cycle rack for four bicycles to be fitted with bars and mounted on the coupling ball at the rear of the vehicle. The platform can also be used for luggage

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because tests reveal non-conformity, resulting in a crack in the tube, causing the rack to warp and the platform to sag.

12 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

24
1448/08

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Rear-mounted bicycle rack

Brand: MOTTEZ

Name:

Type/number of model: Bicycle rack model A014PPO, serial numbers: 069353, 102790, 139694, 188845, 218112, 235020, Bicycle rack model A014PPO NM (New Model), serial number 308694 (bicycle rack model FEU VERT B4: model sold in France only)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rear bicycle rack for 4 bicycles to be attached to roof rails. There is an additional support on the boot of the vehicle. The metal frame is supported by plastic grips which allow the support arms to be kept in a perpendicular position.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the grips holding the supporting arms can break, which could cause them to give way and lead to an accident.

Two incidents reported.

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

 

25
1449/08

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Rear-mounted bicycle rack

Brand: MOTTEZ

Name:

Type/number of model: Bicycle rack model A009P3, serial numbers: 071024, 076100,100336, 140001, 182652, 188835, 226833, 249726, 260716 and 001241 (these traceability details are not indicated on the product)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rear bicycle rack for 3 bicycles to be attached to the tow ball using a system of clips.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the bicycle rack can break and may lead to an accident. Tests revealed displacement when longitudinal forces are applied.

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

 

26
1450/08

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: PÓRTICO

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM NO:1747-1,

Batch number/Barcode: 1747000001

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Aluminium thermos flask with a pink lid, handle and base; capacity of one litre. An adhesive label is attached marked: "TERMO ALUM. 1L. TAPA COLOR.S3I".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the flask. The flask may trigger carcinogenic effects due to its asbestos fibre content.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restriction Directive.

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

 

27
1451/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Textile book

Brand: EDICIONES SALDAÑA - COLECCION CHIQUITIN

Name:

Type/number of model: ISBN 84-9796-497-7 ; Edition titles in Spanish: "Pato" [Duck], "Pera" [Pear], "Tortuga" [Turtle], "Manzana" [Apple]

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Book made of fabric with a plastic handle on one side. The handle contains small beads of various colours.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because the book's handle can break into small pieces which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

28
1452/08

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring – "Nemo Ring – Bouée Nemo"

Brand: SMOBY

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN Code 3032160672268

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable synthetic swim ring, labelled 'Nemo' (Disney), with a diameter of approx. 47 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because the plastic contains 28 % di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers and destruction of the products.  

 

29
1453/08

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles "Yankee Candle - Tarts Wax Potpourri"

Brand: FARMER'S MARKET

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Cinnamon Apple Berry: batch code: 2366B23,

Batch number/Barcode: 609032540920

2. Fruit cocktail: batch code: 1936B29, barcode: 609032540913

3. Peach & Sweet Berries: batch code: 2366B23, barcode: 609032540937

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A package made of card and plastic containing three small, scented wax candles imitating food (fruit tarts). Dimensions: approx. 30 mm x Ø60 mm

Country of origin: Guatemala


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because, due to their form, appearance, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put the product in their mouths, suck or ingest them. As the small parts may be easily detached, the products pose the risk of choking or perforation or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The products do 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.

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

 

30
1454/08

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: BENFISH

Name:

Type/number of model: RY020; bar code: 157605826012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark brown children’s sweatshirt with hood and inscription ("Benfish Club"). The hood includes a drawstring.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area.

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.  

 

31
1455/08

France

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring with soft-toy purse

Brand: OUT OF THE BLUE

Name:

Type/number of model: ART 63/1054

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key-ring with a purse in the form of a soft-toy pig, pink and beige with grey thread eyes, nose in pink thread and mouth in black thread. On the back of the toy is a zip which opens into a pink fabric pocket. A fabric label is attached. On the pig’s head, there is a white tie to which a metal ring is attached.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of a small element which detaches under a pressure of less than 90N (metal ring on the draw cord) and which can be ingested or inhaled, making this toy unacceptable for children under the age of 36 months.

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.  

 

32
1456/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: WPM

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 3005600, art. No. 7219, bar code: 8032676468930

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black and grey sweatshirt top with grey hood containing a drawstring with knots. The top is embroidered with silver printed patterns on the front and back. The labels contain the inscription THE BLACK HEART, A DENIM MADE FOR YOUR NEEDS, STYLED IN ITALY, HOUSE OF PUNK, WPM. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: L (large, intended for children of 12 years of age).

Country of origin: Italy


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area with a length of 150mm.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be no more than 75mm in length in garments intended for children aged from 7 to 14 years.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

33
1457/08

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Katja"

Brand: DENIS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3850223532034

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a plastic doll "Katja" with hair extensions (25cm). The toy carries the following warning: "Choking hazard: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15% by weight of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and 15% by weight of di-“isononyl”phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

34
1458/08

The Netherlands

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: TARUS

Name:

Type/number of model: CT.C46Z

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Circular lawnmower – Petrol powered motor – 1 rotating blade

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the casing of the rotating blade under the plane of the circle protrudes by 0.6 mm instead of the required 3 mm. This can lead to severe injuries as a result of objects, such as small stones, being thrown out when the lawnmower is in operation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 836.

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

 

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1459/08

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Digital multimeter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: DT-830B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Digital multimeter with red and black cables. In appearance it resembles RAPEX notification 0573/06, but the back panel and the structure inside are different. Technical parameters: Class II; Measuring range: 200mV-1000V DC; 200V-750V AC; 200μA-200mA DC; 10A DC; 200Ω-2MΩ Dimensions: 135x100x34 mm

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to insulation defects, which may cause flashover to occur.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.

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

 

36
1460/08

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone "High performance phone 3618"

Brand: QUNXING

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 7460745802841

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone made of blue and black plastic with a green flashing antenna. The screen of the phone displays the inscriptions "TELEGRAPHY PHONE", "Menu", "Names". The phone produces different sounds when the buttons are pressed. Approximate size of phone: 108 x 23 x 45 mm. The phone is packed in a colourful cardboard box (approximate size: 125 x 25 x 46 mm). The package contains warnings: "Not suitable for children under 3 years. Choking hazard – contain small parts", and a CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the weighted emission of acoustic pressure is between 87.8 and 92.5 dB which exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.

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.  

 

37
1461/08

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's coverall bib

Brand: PETIT CADEAU

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Opaque plastic bib with arms, yellow edging and a picture of a duck. The front of the bib has a clear plastic pocket.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because the clear plastic front pocket contains 4.5 % di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sale by the distributor.  

 

38
1462/08

Cyprus

Category: Jewellery

Product: Chain necklace – "Monogramma Strass"

Brand: Fashion Jewelry

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 9111306530922, model number 1113/110

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver coloured chain with a pendant in the form of an initial.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel (0.97 µg/cm2/week). The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC.

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

 

39
1463/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: ENERGINO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. ST-768, bar code: 5 200000 325218

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's yellow jacket with hood. The product contains a drawstring with toggles in the hood area. It is embroidered with red, black and white printed patterns with the inscriptions: “ENERGINO”, “MOTO”, “WORLD GRAND PRIX”, “NRG TRIP”, “NRG” and “NRG MOTORCYCLE on the front and back of the product. There is a cardboard label attached to the jacket with washing instructions and also labels marked: ENERGINO. Composition: 100% nylon. Size: 1.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of elastic drawstrings with toggles in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

40
1464/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: PIMMY

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. P21YG, code FRD:07P21YG

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue jacket with a hood and elastic drawstrings with silver toggles in the hood area. The hood contains a fur-like fabric. In addition, there are three cardboard labels attached to the jacket containing the name of the product and other information, such as the price, the composition, the origin, the barcode and the inscriptions: “FERNANDO FRND”, “FERNANDO COLLECTION” and “PIMMY OUTWEAR COLLECTION”. Composition: cloth: 100% nylon, lining: 100% polyester. Size: 104-4A (4 years old).

Country of origin: Italy


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of elastic drawstrings with toggles in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action taken by the distributor ordered by the authorities.  

 

41
1465/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: NEXT STARS

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. N° PL075A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt with blue and white stripes and a red hood containing a drawstring. The top is decorated with red printed patterns and the inscriptions: “GIMME FIVE” and “FRE DOM RIDER” on the front. In addition, there is a cardboard label attached to the sweatshirt containing the name, the model and the size of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 4A (4 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of elastic drawstrings with toggles in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action taken by the importer 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


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.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
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Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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