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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 51 (Published on: 26/12/2008)

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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
1494/08

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power supply - DC ELECTRICAL SOURCE

Brand: WENLE

Name:

Type/number of model: WL-328

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black multi-voltage power supply, marked: WENLE AC-DC, DC ELECTRICAL SOURCE, MODEL: WL-328, INPUT: 220 V 50/60 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 1,5 V-12 V, CURRENT: 1000 mA MAX. Packaged in a cardboard box. The front of the box displays a photograph of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the output voltage exceeds the 5% when measurements are taken with an output intensity of 800 mA,

- accessible parts can overheat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

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

 

2
1495/08

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's boots

Brand: Hotline Fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: "neat feed", Art. No 52313426, EAN code: 4033446091338

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's boots; uppers: brown "leather look" mixed material; side zip; brown textile lining; insole: brown textile glued to plastic foam; brown rubber sole.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes:

- dye disperse yellow 23 in the brown textile sock,

- content of 355 mg/kg 4-aminoazobenzene after cleavage.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

3
1496/08

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Strap nightdress: white, printed in black and grey

Brand: Identic

Name:

Type/number of model: 56371008131150000499; season: 108; WGR: 813; Contract No: 30686; Size: S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Strap nightdress in white fabric printed in black and grey (leopard pattern) with black elasticised straps, black lace band at neckline and black bow.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bezidine-based azocolourants. 136 mg/kg benzidine after cleavage.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

4
1497/08

Spain

Category: Machinery

Product: Heat-sealing gun

Brand: CM

Name:

Type/number of model: ref.: 090101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trigger-activated glue gun. It comes in a blister pack marked: Imported by CM.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the difference between the limits of the rated voltage range is 11.7% of the mean value of power measured for each voltage, which exceeds the 10% mean value laid down by the standard. Accordingly, the manufacturer must indicate the power for each of the voltages of the rated voltage range,

- the gun has no instructions for use, which must include the following warning for supply cables with a Z clamp: ‘The supply cable cannot be replaced. If damaged, the appliance must not be used',

- the supply cable has only basic insulation accessible and so there is insufficient protection against accidental contact with live parts,

- Class II appliances and Class II parts must be built and enclosed in such a way as to ensure sufficient protection against accidental contact with the primary insulation and with metallic parts separated from the live parts only by primary insulation,

- the appliance failed the electrical strength test at 3 000 V~ in relation to reinforced insulation between the live parts and the appliance’s casing,

- the conductors of the supply cable should not be fixed by Sn-Pb soldering where they are subject to contact pressure, unless the fastening mechanisms are built in such a way as to ensure there is no risk of poor contact because of the cold flow of the soldering,

- the markings are not long-lasting and do not remain legible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

 

5
1498/08

Sweden

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter - Electronic decorative lighter

Brand: Tokai

Name:

Type/number of model: P12C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic lighter in various colours and with various decorative pictures.

Country of origin: Japan


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns as it does not comply with the requirements of the relevant standard ISO 9994 regarding:

- flame height,

- resistance to spitting, sputtering and flaring,

- resistance to dropping,

- flame extinction.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

6
1499/08

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: appliances Product: AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone

Brand: Profset Pro10 (on the packaging) Type: HCR-EUR-D05-001 EAN: 6 430029 640101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug-in type AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone. Handset operates with Bluetooth mobile phones with USB connector.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is insufficient isolation between the parts connected to the mains and the output circuit which can be touched via the output cable,

- creepage distances in the mains transformer (QYD 080310T1) between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4 mm / 5 mm; measure a minimum of 0.2 mm between the primary winding and the output of the secondary winding,

- there are no insulation tubes on the output wires,

- the mains transformer does not pass the electric strength test of 3000 V AC for 1min between the primary winding and the secondary winding,

- flash-over occurs at 1250 V AC.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
1500/08

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Engine spacers

Brand: Porsche

Name:

Type/number of model: models 911 Carrera 4 (997) / 911 Carrera 4S (997)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns model year 2009 market launch vehicles.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that stress caused by vibrations can result in noise and the formation of cracks in the engine spacers of the affected vehicles. The engine spacer can break and fall off vehicles with high mileage, causing the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden  

8
1501/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp made from PVC with a white plastic lampshade, a plastic gold coloured lamp holder, a black and silver plastic base in the shape of a fish and an anchored bulb holder. The fish has an opening with a picture of two cats, stars and wording “Happy time”. A black supply cable with a black switch and a red button is anchored to the base. Data on plug – 2,5 A, 250 V, data on the cable - PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V. Packaging – a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the base of the lamp can break,

- the lamp is without SELV. 10.10,

- the parameters of the plug and the cable (cross-section of 0.1 mm2) are not compliant,

- the supply cable is not fixed to the lamp; it moves freely and can be released from the lamp holder,

- the product is not insulated and the plastic cover can be released resulting in access to live parts.

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

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

 

9
1502/08

Bulgaria

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: see Description

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candles placed in glass containers of different shapes, filled with a transparent liquid and decorations such as clams, snails, hearts, etc. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.

- Model 1465, in the shape of a flask,

- Model 1464, in the shape of a flask,

- Model 2220, a cocktail glass,

- Model 1753, a wine glass,

- Model 7073, a cocktail glass,

- Model 1752, in the shape of a flask,

- Model 6719, in the shape of a cone,

- Model 1477, in the shape of a flask type II,

- Model 1472, a brandy glass,

- Model 1487, in the shape of a medium-sized vase,

- Model 1480, a wine glass type II,

- Model 1751, in the shape of a small-sized vase,

- Model 1470, a cognac glass.

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk due to:

- the possibility of spilling the melted jelly substance onto the skin, which would cause scalding and reddening,

- the established discrepancy of the product in the glass containers with other paraffin products, i.e. its specific nature and the inability to identify it,

- the smell of burning candles because the content of the jelly substance has not been identified – the smell is not typical of semi-refined paraffin wax and is not in conformity with other paraffin and wax products. Incidents reported.

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

Czech Republic  

10
1503/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Xu Shun Wan Ju

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 810A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll dressed in textile clothing and plastic boots, with monofilament hair. Small comb and hand-bag are included in the package. Packed in a plastic bag with data: Xu Shun Wan Ju, No. 810A, Made in China, a 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 the plastic material of the head contains 19.9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.56% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

11
1504/08

Bulgaria

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candles in the shape of a flower

Brand: MUSIC CANDLE

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6 933550403011

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candles in the shape of a flower - a lotus - made of thin plastic on which there are 8 small candles about 1 cm long and in the middle there is a combustible substance which can be ignited with the help of a special stick. When ignited, the tune “Happy birthday to you” plays. Packaging: a cardboard box with pictures of the candles, and the following inscriptions - “MUSIC CANDLE”, “Happy birthday to you”.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because after lighting the candle the leaves open up and once the candle has burnt the leaves catch fire, burning intensively together with the rest of the flower. The battery then explodes and can be unexpectedly “thrown out” in any direction.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers by the distributor ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
1505/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy for bath - Mimi Collection "Hracky pro miminka"

Brand: MADE

Name:

Type/number of model: 34986

Batch number/Barcode: 8590756349864

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A bath toy made from softened plastic material comprising 1 big frog and 3 small frogs. When squeezed they produce a whistling sound. Packed in a plastic net bag with a plastic fastening.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses:

- a chemical risk because the plastic material contains 0.38% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) by weight. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited,

- a risk of choking because the plastic fastening of the net is a small part which might pose a risk of choking.

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

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

 

13
1506/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Triumph

Brand: Triumph

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 986ME2, EC type approval: e11*2002/24*0625*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The motorcycles in question were manufactured in model year 2008 and 2009. List of vehicle identification numbers

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the attachment screws on the brake calliper bracket of the front wheel may be too short, thereby failing to guarantee that the brake calliper is securely attached. This can cause brake failure and lead to a fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

14
1507/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car manufactured by Fiat

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Panda, Type: 169

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured in October 2008. The action is being taken by the vehicle manufacturer under code 5335. Vehicle identification numbers: ZFA16900001277360 - ZFA16900001279265

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because due to a manufacturing error in the steering angle sensor of the vehicles in question, the EPS can be erroneously triggered, thus leading to loss of vehicle control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

15
1508/08

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat Punto

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Grande Punto, type 199

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured in July 2008. Vehicle identification numbers:

ZFA19900000446267 - ZFA19900000455662 and ZFA19900001433556 - ZFA19900001435864

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because incorrect chassis parts are fitted to the affected vehicles, which can cause a loss of stability.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

16
1509/08

Portugal

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby gym shoes for indoor use

Brand: Domyos

Name:

Type/number of model: - Model reference: 8070134, 8070135, 8070139, 8070142;

- Article reference:

1024669, 1024668, 1024667, 1024665, 1024664, 1024662, 1024661, 1024660, 1024659, 1024679, 1024678, 1024677, 1024676, 1024675, 1024674, 1024673, 1024672, 1024670, 1024719, 1024718, 1024717, 1024716, 1024715, 1024714, 1024713, 1024712, 1024711, 1024819, 1024818, 1024816, 1024815, 1024814, 1024813, 1024812, 1024811, 1024810.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Domyos" brand Baby Gym Shoe for indoor use. The shoes are dark grey, pink, mauve and khaki, with silicone anti-slip nubs on the sole. Distributed by Decathlon.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the silicone anti-slip nubs on the sole can become detached and may be put in the mouth then swallowed by children.

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

 

17
1510/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rattle - Rattle "Funny"

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: B1 (printed in the PVC)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a rattle in the shape of a teddy bear on a tree bearing the sticker “FUNNY”. The trunk of the tree is the rattle holder and it is about 5.5 cm long. The teddy bear holds a rattling ball in its hands. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with data - Toys, Warning: Choking hazard- small parts. Not for children under 3 years, CE, pictogram (0-3), Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle-holder may be inserted into the mouth, as far as the throat.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

18
1511/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Bessy

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 808, EAN code: 8590756367516

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s telescopic mobile phone operated by two 1.5V button batteries, equipped with a string for hanging around the neck of the child. On the mobile is a sticker with a picture of a doll and the text "Bessy". Packaging – a cardboard box with a picture of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because, for toys which are clearly made for sound production and to be put close to the ear, the weighted emission of acoustic pressure must not exceed the value of 80 dB. The measured value of the sound produced by the mobile is 90.8 dB.

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

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

 

19
1512/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and pony sets

Brand:

1. Doll set: Babyz love 2. Pony set: Luckily pony

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Doll set: Item no in invoice 6273871 and in package 22016,

2. Pony set: Item no in invoice 6273846

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Doll set: A plastic doll, approx. 13 cm high, with accessories (mirror etc.) packed in a clear plastic package,

2. Pony set: A blue plastic pony with green and pink mane and tail packed in a clear plastic package including pink brush. The pony is approximately 14 cm high.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the plastic material in the doll’s face contains 23% and the plastic material in the pony contains 26% by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

20
1513/08

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll set - Princess Thalia

Brand: Doll set Lelukulma Hunson

Name:

Type/number of model: Item N° in invoice B2063/2110

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic doll, approximately 15 cm high, with accessories (a bag, sunglasses, a comb, etc.) packed in a plastic blister on card.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

21
1514/08

Ireland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys - Magic Grow Reptile and Dinosaur Eggs

Brand: Wild World

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Reptile Egg - EAN Number 5 050837 093619. Item Number 1370936.

2. Dinosaur Egg - EAN Number 5 050837 093527. Item Number 1370935.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toys are reptile and dinosaur eggs of 5 different kinds that grow when placed in water.

1. Lizard in various colours. Black Reptile with white spots and yellow eyes and green reptile with scaly back and black stripes,

2. Green Dinosaur with scaly back and yellow eyes,

3. Crocodile in various colours - green and pink/purple colour,

4. Black coloured dinosaur with yellow eyes,

5. Yellow chameleon with pink spots. There are twelve toys in a box, which contains warnings: "not suitable for under 3. Do not swallow".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking due to the fact that after 72 hours in water the toys expand more than 50% in three directions. All animals entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and small components (arms, legs, tails and fins) may be easily detached from the toys.

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 distributor.  

 

22
1515/08

Lithuania

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety vest

Brand: Ningbo Pa-am Co

Name:

Type/number of model: Safety vest art. 0315003 Barcode 4750848014610

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety vest made from fluorescent fabric in orange-red colour, with two reflective stripes sewn in horizontally. Marking: CE, EN 471, Size L, Composition of fabric - 100% Polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the characteristics of the reflective material do not meet requirements and therefore the Safety vest does not ensure safety of the user in the dark.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

23
1516/08

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy soldier - ULTIMATE SOLDIER

Brand: CM

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 3053, Ref. 0756

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Crawling action figure dressed as a soldier. The package is a box with a transparent window allowing the action figure to be seen. It is labelled: "SOLDIER ULTIMATE. CM. Made in China." There is also a CE mark and a pictogram indicating that the toy is prohibited for children between 0 and 3 years old.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- sharp points can be accessible if the foot breaks,

- if the body of the toy comes apart, dangerous and unprotected rods (rods with off-centre levers) are revealed.

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.  

 

24
1517/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: LEE (boys)

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Rock Hoodie, Code: L227GB01, Bar code: 5 414843 704639

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s sweatshirt top in black, with a zip, two side pockets and a hood containing fabric drawstrings. On the front of the top there is an embroidered pattern including the name of the product: “LEE JEANS BLUE RAGS NIGHT ROCK, Lee Drive 1 9101 w.67, since 1889”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following marking in English: “LEE, boys” and the size of the jacket: 8y, 128. There are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket which contain the following information: price, composition and bar code, colour, along with the marking: “ROCK HOODIE”. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 8y 128 (8 years old)

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings of length 150 mm with plastic toggles in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which on garments for children aged from 7 to 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1518/08

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Snowmobiles

Brand: Ski-doo

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Expedition TUV V800, MY 2007 and 2008

- Scandic SWT V-800, MY 2007 and 2008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ski-doo Snowmobile Expedition TUV V800 and Skandic SWT V-800 Model year 2007 and 2008. The model name is located on the side panels. The snowmobiles are sold in deep red/black or yellow/black colours.

Country of origin: Finland

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This could cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard. Four incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

26
1519/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Photo-sensored night light

Brand: S

Name:

Type/number of model: type: SNL 340

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light for sockets in the shape of a clown with the following marking - SNL 340, 230V, 50 Hz, E14/7 W, CE

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there are no special screws used to secure the cover,

- the base and the cover are not firmly connected,

- the cover may break, giving access to the light source,

- the cover is shaped and decorated in a way that could lead a child to treat it as a toy.

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

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

 

27
1520/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: IDEXE

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. TG 128 8A, bar code: 0691656900042 8A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver-grey jacket with silver-grey hood, a zip and two side pockets. The hood contains a drawstring (made of velvet fabric) with knots. A red printed pattern in the form of a mushroom is embroidered on the front of the product alongside the inscription “High School”. Labels contain the information "IDEXE"; Composition: 65% cotton, 18% metallic fibre, 10% polyester, 7% elastane; Size: 8A.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings with a length of 120 mm in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which on garments for children aged from 7 to 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm in length.

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

 

28
1521/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: NEXT STARS

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No. DT-20122

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sweatshirt with a hood containing drawstrings with plastic toggles. White printed patterns and the inscriptions: “HIPO - JUNOR” and “INELIGE BE LOALE” are embroidered on the front. There is a cardboard label attached to the sweatshirt containing the name of the product. Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Size: 10 (10 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings with a length of 110 mm and plastic toggles in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which, on garments for children aged from 7 to 14 years, functional cords and adjusting tabs should not be more than 75 mm in length.

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

 

29
1522/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: BRANDS 1970

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 8002, code FRD:088002, bar code: 8002003006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red jacket with a hood, containing drawstrings with knots, a zip and two side pockets. On the front, are the inscriptions: “BRANDS SINCE 1970” and “Junior League”. Four labels are attached to the sweatshirt containing the name of the product and various information, such as the price, the composition, the origin, the barcode and the inscriptions: “FERNANDO FRND”, “FERNANDO COLLECTION”, “BRANDS 1970”, “HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION SINCE 1970”. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 8A (8 years old).

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 length 130 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which, on garments for children aged from 7 to 14 years, functional cords and adjusting tabs should not be more than 75 mm in length.

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

 

30
1523/08

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s top "Baby"

Brand: Wenice

Name:

Type/number of model: art. AL105764, barcode 8698745349540

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's top "Baby" with two textile strings for fastening around the back of the neck. The clothing is embroidered with different coloured beads and a printed flower motif. Size 68.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of strings in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended.

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

 

31
1524/08

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: ENERGINO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. ST-4196, bar code: 5 200000 147537

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange, dark grey and light grey jacket with hood, drawstrings with plastic toggles and a zip. A cardboard label attached to the jacket contains the name, the model and composition of the product, as well as washing instructions. Composition: 100% nylon.

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, 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 actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

32
1525/08

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shirt with gloves

Brand: P.P.H.U. ANNA

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5790464102529.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shirt for infants with gloves. Shirt contains textile strings to be tied around the neck (length of strings from 19 to21cm); size 56-68.

Country of origin: Poland


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because it does not meet the safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which clothes intended for young children up to 7 years of age should not be designed with any strings in the hood or neck area.

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

 

33
1526/08

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp "Sea Artist"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: TL-159,
TL-160 (on packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp made from PVC and a lampshade covered in textile. The lamp has a brown base with a blue textile cover decorated with flowers. A sticker on the bottom of the base contains data concerning the origin and the importer. A black supply cord is anchored to the base marked "PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V"; the plug contains data 6A, 250 V. Packaging: a cardboard box marked "LAMP TL-159, Made in China", six safety warnings in foreign language and warning: "Choking hazard- Small parts. Not for children under 3 years."

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- there is external and internal wiring,

- the size of the plug is not compliant,

- the cord cross-section is 0.1 mm2,

- the supply cord is not appropriately anchored to the lamp and moves freely,

- the supply cord can be released from the switch screws,

- the plastic material of the bulb holder does not meet requirements,

- marking, data about frequency, type of supply and other instructions are missing.

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

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

 

34
1527/08

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull along toy – "PUZZLE INTEREST - The elephant with puzzle blocks"

Brand: LISTA

Name:

Type/number of model: MT – 20099. EAN 5907664207408

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy elephant made of yellow coloured plastic, on pink wheels, with a yellow cord for pulling the toy along. On the side of the toy are different shaped holes and the elephant contains eight colourful puzzle blocks to match the holes, in the shape of different mammals and sea creatures coloured: pink, violet, yellow, orange and green. Underneath the toy there is a flap to remove blocks from the toy – coloured violet.

With the toy there is a tag with a CE mark and the following markings: “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer, CE mark. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging as it contains useful information.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp edges around the puzzle holes as well as on the puzzle blocks.

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.  

 

35
1528/08

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along dog

Brand: LUCKY DOG

Name:

Type/number of model: 515 (on cardboard label),
B79397 (on sticker)

Batch number/Barcode: 8595090793977

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made from PVC. White dog on wheels with black markings and wearing a red cap on the head. Red and green rings are strung on the tail. A textile yellow string with a plastic ring at the end is fixed to the neck. Packed in a plastic bag closed with coloured cardboard. Marking - LUCKY DOG, No. 515, Made in China, warning: Choking hazard- small parts. Not for children under 3 years, CE.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the plastic tail can be detached and the rings released. All released parts fully fit into the small parts test cylinder,

- strangulation because the length of the string for pulling the toy is 950 mm and, together with the plastic ring, enables loops to be formed posing a risk of strangulation.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.

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

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

 

36
1529/08

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Patio Heater

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 562/052

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Patio Heater.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the gas supply does not turn off if the appliance topples. This could lead to a fire and burns,

- it is not easy to light the product (due to an unstable pilot flame), combustion is not stable and ignition of the main burner is delayed. The accumulation of unburned gas and the delayed ignition can cause a sudden burst of flame.

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

 

37
1530/08

The Netherlands

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Series de lampadas

Brand: ORGANIZACOES CIAGE IMPORT EXPORT, LDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no.: 96911/96912/96913/96914/96915/96916/96917, EAN code: 5608992969128

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas light / light chain with LEDs with figures of a moon, a star, a flower, an icicle, a Christmas tree decoration and an angel.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord anchorage of the control box does not comply with the requirements and live parts can be accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected and sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

38
1531/08

The Netherlands

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains - Series de lampadas

Brand: ORGANIZACOES CIAGE IMPORT EXPORT, LDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 96923, EAN code: 560899296234

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lights/lighting chain with 4 LEDs in glass Christmas baubles.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it lacks cord anchorage and live parts may become accessible. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

39
1532/08

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: D'CASA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: "CHOCO Y NATA" (CHOCOLATE AND CREAM), Ref. 233214, 1L, Bar code: 8400002332147

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Thermos flask bearing a label which reads: "CHOCO Y NATA BY D´CASA. HOGAR, DULCE HOGAR. D´CASA 902885779. www.cial-lama.com. REF.233214. 840002332147. CE. Es necesario mantener los datos del importador".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains asbestos fibres in the separators of the flask's double glass wall.

In addition, there are no instructions for use which are necessary to ensure correct use of the product. The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC.

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

 

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Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

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