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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 1 (Published on: 16/01/2009)

Corrigendum:
Notification 1043/08 from week 37 in 2008 has been removed.

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No.
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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
0001/09

Poland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamps - Classic Kerosene Lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. KL-4 COLORS (blue), 2. L-888 HG (red).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Both lamps are made of glass with a glass container and a wick holder made of metal. The wick has a metal cover.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- in the oil lamp KL-4 COLORS the wick guard does not prevent access to the wick by small children;

- in the lamp L-888 HG the following irregularities were detected:

- the wick cover comes loose while being lifted or rotated at 180°, so part of the lamp may be broken or fractured,

- the wick guard does not prevent access to the wick by small children as it can be easily opened in one movement,

- the lamp is not leak-proof.

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

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

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

 

2
0002/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket - Sporting jacket

Brand: Sinisalo Blaze

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. Nr: 96384313 (in the label attached to the jacket)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black jacket with functional hood cords. White and turquoise text “Sinisalo Blaze” printed on the front and back of the jacket.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area. The jacket does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children (<7 years, <134 cm) may not include drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

3
0003/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycle Esperia Excalibur 3900 26

Brand: ESPERIA

Name:

Type/number of model: Excalibur 3900 26“, frame No. XLO427175, EAN code: 8585030598465

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bike with 26” wheels, full suspension, with 21 speeds. Marking on the frame: "Esperia Excalibur 3900, Sport series, full suspended, Light strong"; marking on the sticker: "ESPERIA bikes conformity EN 14766"; data on the front fork: "ZOOM 351, ENDURA"; data on the speed changer "AMAR DUO INDEX".

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- cracking of the sleeve bolt can occur resulting in dysfunction of the handlebar and stem assembly,

- the ream, which forms part of the braking system, has no warning or marking to make the rider aware of the possible dangers caused by ream wear,

- the pedal-spindle may fracture,

- the bearing system of the pedal does not meet requirements.

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

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

Italy  

4
0004/09

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Jacket for fencing - Beijing FIE 800N Jacket & Beijing FIE 800N Breeches

Brand: Wuxi

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jacket and breeches for fencing to level 2 (800N).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, despite claims, the garments do not meet the requirements for Level 2 penetration resistance (a mean value above 800 N). A level of protection below the minimum 800 N required will expose users to the risk of injury.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13567.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.,
Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
0005/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soothers - “Griptight” Safety Soothers 4 pack - Silicone

Brand: Griptight

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code: 66450,

Batch number/Barcode: 5026827664503

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pack of four baby soothers with clear silicone teats. All soothers have a white ring and cover and either a pink, light blue or dark blue shield. Packaging consists of a blue and yellow trimmed plastic bag with a large, transparent section on the front bearing the “Griptight” brand name in blue letters. All four soothers contained in the packaging are visible through the transparent section on the front of the bag. Packaging bears the name and address of the importer, as well as warnings and instructions for use.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because in some cases the silicone teat can become detached from the product with a force of less than 90 N.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

6
0006/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: CHAMPION

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 301878

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt available in red, blue and light blue, with two side pockets and a hood containing cords ended with plastic toggles. On the front of the product there is a printed inscription: “ATHLETIC Champion 19 NY 19”. Sizes: 5 to 14 years old.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of cords in the neck area with length between 19 cm (ages 5-6 years old) and 24 cm (ages 13-14 years old).

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

- 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,

- garments for children aged from 7 years up to age 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
0007/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Side airbag module wiring

Brand: HYUNDAI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Elantra

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2000 to 2002 model year vehicles, produced from 12 March 2000 to 18 December 2001, with VIN list from KMHD(*)41BP1U033251 to KMHD(*)41BP2U336251 [where (*)= M or N].

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because on the affected vehicles the Side Air Bag (SAB) module wiring may move freely, which could turn on the airbag light and set a diagnostic code. In such a case, the SAB would not expand in the case of a road accident, thus reducing the protection of the driver and the co-passenger.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

8
0008/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Elegance City bicycle

Brand: KENZEL

Name:

Type/number of model: Elegance City Bike 26“, frame No. KEN266927

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: City bicycle with 26”wheels, 1 speed and back pedal brake on the rear wheel. Marking on the frame - KENZEL Elegance, City Bike, KEN266927.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the design of the brake lever does not ensure a safe grip and the bicycle therefore fails to stop safely,

- the stem may become entirely detached resulting in loss of control of the bicycle.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

 

9
0009/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Intensive City Classic bicycle

Brand: KENZEL

Name:

Type/number of model: City 26“, EAN code: 8586012291732

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: City bicycle with 26” wheels and 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, equipped with a basket at the front, back carrier and lighting with dynamo. Marking on the frame - KENZEL INTENSIVE City Classic 265.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- unprotected sharp edges were detected on the bicycle, which may cause injuries to the rider during normal use,

- the design of the brake lever does not ensure a safe grip and the bicycle therefore fails to stop safely,

- the fork twists, which may cause the user to lose control of the bicycle,

- the stem may become entirely detached resulting in loss of control of the bicycle.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

 

10
0010/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: City bicycle

Brand: C-Trading

Name:

Type/number of model: NEW 20"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: City bicycle for ladies with 20”wheels and 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, equipped with a basket at the front, back carrier and lighting with dynamo. The bicycle is foldable. Marking on the frame - New 20, Made in Europe.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the design of the brake lever does not ensure a safe grip and the bicycle therefore fails to stop safely,

- cracking of the stem can occur and the stem can become entirely detached resulting in loss of control over the bicycle,

- the bicycle is capable of being leaned over at an angle of 23° instead of the required 25°, which may cause the rider to fall from the bicycle,

- the spindle can fracture.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

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

 

11
0011/09

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit - rubber solution

Brand: Toolmate

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM NO: AM7259, Código de barras: 8800824002622

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a bicycle tyre repair kit containing glue, patches and tools. The words “RED SUN” appear on the tube of glue. Printed on the bottom of the blister pack are the words “ITEM NO.: AM7259. Distributed by RSW International M8 8HN UK”. On the back of the packaging there is a label with marking: “CB 8800824002622", information concerning the importer and "MADE IN CHINA".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the rubber solution contains 28% by weight of benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogen Cat I and mutagen Cat II.

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

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

 

12
0012/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: CHAMPION

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 301895

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt available in black, orange, red, blue, light blue and grey with side pockets and a hood containing cords ended with knots. On the front of the product there is an embroidered inscription: “ATHLETIC Champion DEPARTMENT 19”. Sizes: 5 to 14 years old.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of cords in the neck area with length between 20 cm (ages 5-6 years old) and 25 cm (ages 13-14 years old). 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,

- and on garments for children aged from 7 years up to age 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall not be more than 75 mm length.

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

 

13
0013/09

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Auris

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as both rear brake calliper bolts may come loose from the rear axle beam due to insufficient torque of calliper bolts.

Detachment of the rear brake calliper can cause the brake rotor to break, which could result in the vehicle becoming inoperative.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden,
The Netherlands  

14
0014/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: GLOBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 58109, EAN code: 9007371119561.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black fluorescent table lamp made from PVC and metal, with adjustable lamp height. Packed in a cardboard box with data - EAN code, art. No, 1 x max 11W, PL, G23, IP 20.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the plastic material of the bulb-holder does not pass the ball pressure test,

- during durability and heat tests, deformation of the ballast cover occurred,

- neither the user’s guide nor the installation instructions are incomplete.

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 importer.  

 

15
0015/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: NEOVE

Name:

Type/number of model: 1L. Ref. 15732

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a white thermos flask, the lower part of which is decorated with blue flowers. The base of the flask bears the reference "GLASS VAUUM-1L/340z PULSAR-DESING: NEOVE". There is no packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

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

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

 

16
0016/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: CASA SELECCIÓN

Name:

Type/number of model: Thermos flask for solids, 1.4 litres. Item 31510. Batch: CL052005.

Batch number/Barcode: 8413930315106.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue thermos flask with a grey lid; capacity 1.4 litres. The label reads "CASA SELECCIÓN" and another label reads "TERMO SOLIDOS 1,4 LITRO. ITEM 31510".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask. The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

17
0017/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Parasol patio heater

Brand: Changzhou Gardensun Furnace

Name:

Type/number of model: HSS (28-30/37 mbar,13.0 kW, 870 g/hr)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flueless radiant heater for outdoor use only.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns due to a flame burst after ignition at low pressure.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive 90/396/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 14543.

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

 

18
0018/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Speed bicycle

Brand: OLPRAN

Name:

Type/number of model: OLPRAN Speed 26“, No of frame CMP06K3648, EAN code: 8595243803218

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycle with 26” wheels and 18 speeds, marking on the frame – OLPRAN, SPEED, on brakes YINXING, on rear gear-changer SUNRUN.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the caps on the brake cables do not withstand the required force. If the caps are accidentally removed, there is a risk of injuries due to unprotected cables,

- the point where the handlebar and stem are assembled does not withstand the fatigue test resulting in crack of the stem,

- the bottom frame tube does not withstand the frame fatigue test with horizontal forces,

- the front fork does not withstand the front fork bending fatigue test, - the saddle cover disengages from the chassis of the saddle during tests.

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

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

 

19
0019/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Astoria bicycle

Brand: MADISON

Name:

Type/number of model: MADISON Astoria 20", No of frame UAX 070903130

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycle with 20” wheels and 6 speeds, marking on the frame – MADISON.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the bicycle has no data on recommended tightening of bolted joints,

- cracking of the stem can occur, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall,

- the ream, which forms part of the braking system, has no warning or marking to make the rider aware of the possible danger caused by ream wear.

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

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

 

20
0020/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Piranha bicycle

Brand: PIRANHA

Name:

Type/number of model: BMX Yetti 16“, No. of frame HZ732900667

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycle with 16” wheels and 1 speed, marking on the frame – PIRANHA, Yetti, with child motifs of smiling clouds.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the point where the handlebar and stem are assembled does not withstand the fatigue test resulting in cracking of the stem.

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

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

 

21
0021/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's t-shirt

Brand: Ronis

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s t-shirt “Ronis”, pink in colour, with a printed pattern of a girl on the front and cords for tying at the back of the neck. A label has been attached to the product, which contains information in Bulgarian and other languages: composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane, manufactured in 2007, common washing and ironing symbols. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of strings in the hood or the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

22
0022/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Kidsplanet

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8 856384 009991

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A short-sleeved children’s sweatshirt with printed patterns, embroidery and inscriptions "58", "Skater girl”, "we can do it", and a hood with textile cords. Labels attached to the product provide the following information: composition: 100% cotton, imported from Thailand, made in Thailand, barcode 8856384009991, washing and ironing symbols. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of strings in the hood.

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

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

 

23
0023/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Air bazookas

Brand: Palodone Products

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Brainiac Bazooka, BR1270,

Batch number/Barcode: 5032331022302,

- BHS Powershot Bazooka, BHS 0166, Barcode: 5032331023255.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is in the shape of a bazooka air-powered pump action toy gun, made of plastic and coloured black and yellow. It is approximately 500 mm long with a yellow pump action handle at one end. The Paladone Products branded version is supplied in Yellow and Black Packaging bearing the words ‘Brainiac Bazooka’ and ‘Sky One’. The reverse of the packaging is marked ‘Warning! Choking Hazard. Not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to small parts. Warning! To be used only under direct supervision of an adult. Sharp point present. Warning! Do not aim at eyes of face. It is supplied with two yellow foam projectiles.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have the required mechanical strength to withstand the stress to which it is subjected during use without breaking, at the risk of causing physical injury to the consumer or third parties. One incident reported.

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

 

24
0024/09

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Crystal soap

Brand: Lutex SRL

Name:

Type/number of model:

- soap in the shape of sliced fruit “pineapple”, barcode 4892505084007,

- soap in the shape of sliced fruit - „orange”, barcode 4892505084021,

- soap in the shape of sliced fruit - „peach”, barcode 4892505024850.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glycerine soaps that have a shape, appearance and fragrance similar to those of sliced fruit: pineapple, orange and peach, and are packed in hard transparent packaging, with a label containing information in Bulgarian and another foreign language: glycerine soap - 100 g.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to partial deformation and the detachment of some small elements, which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder. The product poses a risk to children who may place these small elements into their mouth, resulting in suffocation or choking.

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

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

 

25
0025/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Audi A3 Sportback

Brand: Audi

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type 8P, EC type-approval e1*2001*116*0217*, extensions 20 and 21.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles, which were manufactured between June 2008 and October 2008, have a 147kW 2.0 litre engine and a VIN in the range: WAU_ _ _8P_9A000869 to WAU_ _ _8P_9A056233.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the tyres fitted on the vehicles by the vehicle manufacturer have a tyre identification with the speed symbol “W” (270 km/h), in accordance with the maximum design speed of 236 or 238 km/h. Due to a control error, the Certificate of Conformity (COC) documents (sections 15.1 and 15.2) indicate the speed index “H” (for 210 km/h) for the tyre size. Speed symbol should be “W”.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

26
0026/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Orange thermos flask

Brand: MOMPÓ

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode : 8435019705639

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An orange thermos flask with no packaging or labelling.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

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

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

 

27
0027/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: CASA SELECCIÓN

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 31511 Batch: CL102004, Bar Code : 8413930315113

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 0.45 litre thermos flask. ‘CASA SELECCIÓN’ is written on one label and 'ITEM 31511’ on the other. The flask comes in a variety of colours. The importer is identified on the product. There is no packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

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

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

 

28
0028/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: MOMPÓ

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8435019735896

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue thermos flask, with a label in the centre marked ‘MOMPÓ’. There is no packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

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

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

 

29
0029/09

Norway

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Transportable LPG vessel

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: LPG 26.2L-1, Serial no.051201-051250

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable transportable welded steel gas cylinder, capacity 26.2 L, test pressure 30 bar. Vessels used by consumers for cooking and heating.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and explosion because:

- pi-mark is missing on all LPG vessels,

- the certificate of conformity is missing,- the vessels have no identification marking.

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

 

30
0030/09

Belgium

Category: Other

Product: Attachment system for radiator - Rettig

Brand: Radson (BE), Funimetal (FR) and Purmo (DE, FI, IE, UK, RO, LT, PL)

Name:

Type/number of model: Vertical 10, 20, 21, 22; Kos V 21 en 22; Faro V 21 en 22. Attachment system: U2V1 or U2V2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vertical radiators, all equipped with the same attachment system.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the upper clamp of the attachment system is not fully engaged (pressed into place) and there is a gap, the radiator could come loose at the top, tip forward and fall off the wall. The upper clamp may break in the event of disassembly and/or reassembly. A malfunction of the upper clamp can cause the radiator to fall off. For types Vertical 10, 20, 21 and 22, Kos V 21 and 22 and Faro V 21 and 22 radiators equipped with the U2V2 attachment system: the lower clamps of the attachment system may bend slightly or begin to distort when installed (e.g. if the full weight of the radiator is allowed to rest on one clamp, or through rough handling in general) or if placed under excessive load, causing the radiator to come loose at the top. One possible consequence is that the radiator is no longer held in place by the support mechanism and may fall off the wall.

Several incidents reported.

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

Sweden  

31
0031/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with pony - Fruit Kids

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 746531808219

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with soft body, plastic head, arms and legs, packaged in a transparent box alongside a plastic pony.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 26% 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.  

 

32
0032/09

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Jet Ski Kawasaki - Fuel hoses

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model: models JH1100-B1/2/3/4, JT1100-C1, JT1100-F1/2, JT1100-G1, JT1200-B1/2 and JT1500-A1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects 2000 to 2004 model year Kawasaki Personal Water Crafts (PWC), with serial numbers:

1. JT1200-B1 from KAW50001A303 to KAW54516G303

2. JT1200-B2 from KAW40001I304 to KAW42896E404

3. JT1500-A1 from KAW60001J304 to KAW64295E404

4. JT1100-C1 from KAW50001B000 to KAW55315G000

5. JT1100-F1 from KAW10001J001 to KAW13292101

6. JT1100-F2 from KAW10001J102 to KAW15232F202

7. JT1100-G1 from KAW70001G203 to KAW71091C303

8. JH1100-B1 from KAW90001B101 to KAW91112F101

9. JH1100-B2 from KAW90001B102 to KAW90493K102

10. JH1100-B3 from KAW90001I203 to KAW90285B303

11. JH1100-B4 from KAW10001I304 to KAW10259K304

Country of origin: United States


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because on certain watercraft models, the fuel hoses may not seal sufficiently at the fuel pump and filter. This creates the potential for a fuel leak which may result in a fire or explosion.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Portugal  

33
0033/09

Latvia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Natural rubber

Brand: Technicqll

Name:

Type/number of model: Stock No.310, EAN 5902051000310, EXP 08/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Natural rubber solution for bicycle repair sold in a white tube with green print (20 ml) provided in a blister pack.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.29% toluene. Toluene may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives intended for sale to the general public. Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

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

 

34
0034/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll Fruit Style Sheila

Brand: Beuty funny

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3831008223361

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll in a box marked with the 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 0.3% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.6% di-“isononyl”phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

35
0035/09

Latvia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue - Boot glue Polyurethane 4

Brand: Technicqll

Name:

Type/number of model: Stock No.341/U17, EAN 5902051000341, EXE100205/4L/KB, EXP 03/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White tube with blue print, 20 ml.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.15% toluene. Toluene may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives intended for sale to the general public.

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

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

 

36
0036/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Subaru Tribeca - VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) G-Sensor

Brand: Subaru

Name:

Type/number of model: Tribeca

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2008 and 2009 model year vehicles, within the following VIN range:

1. '08MY 8S016867~8S018781 (RHD European & General specs.) 8S016843~8S018791 (LHD European & General specs.) 84418312~84420236 (North American specs.)

2. '09MY 9S022001~9S025235 (RHD European & General specs.) 9S022004~9S025474 (LHD European & General specs.) 94400001~94406703 (North American specs.)

Country of origin: Unites States

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, on the affected vehicles, the VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) G-Sensor may have been installed incorrectly. As a result, the VDC does not operate properly (for example, when the vehicle is turning) and the driver could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Iceland,
The Netherlands  

37
0037/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy telescope - Skywatcher Infinity 76P

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's blue, moulded, plastic telescope with screw-in lens. Provided with flat stand and neck strap.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the potential hazard presented by the strap when it is placed around the child's neck. The strap remains attached to the telescope when subjected to a force of 90 N.

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

Voluntary measures: 'Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

38
0038/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone travel charger

Brand: BEST MOBILE (on packing), NOKIA® (on product)

Name:

Type/number of model: AC-5E (on product), N6300 (on packaging), EAN code: 8588003498021

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A mobile phone travel charger made from black plastic material with the following data on the product - NOKIA®, AC-5E, CE, input: AC 100V- 240V, 50-60 Hz, 180 mA, output: DC 5,0V, 800 mA, for its use only, Made in China, LPS, ASTEC, 3943497052060601019, 0675540. The product is packed in a black cardboard box with a picture of the product and data "BEST MOBILE, The best for your mobile, mobile phone travel charger, N6300", etc.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements on safe separation of primary windings from secondary windings,

- the clearances, creepage distances and parameter of insulation between the mains part and output voltage do not comply with requirements for basic insulation,

- the length of conductors enables bypassing of double insulation in case of conductor release and a possibility of presence of the mains voltage on exit connectors,

- the product does not pass the voltage test between output connector cover and mains plugs for double insulation.

- the product does not meet the requirements on electromagnetic compatibility.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 61000 and 55024.

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

 

39
0039/09

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: AOMAI SMOKING

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a refillable, metal lighter imitating a bottle-opener; operated by gas with an integrated flashing light. Dimensions: 68x36x12 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.

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

 

40
0040/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft cubes - My first animals

Brand: TEDDIES

Name:

Type/number of model: 00500052, EAN code: 8592190000523.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two soft cubes made from plastic material decorated with images of animals. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label marked "TEDDIES".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.24% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 0.2% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

41
0041/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone travel charger

Brand: BEST MOBILE (on packaging), NEPTUNE (on the charger)

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. D800/D900, EAN code: 8588003498021

2. 6101/N70, EAN code: 8588003498021

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone travel charger made from black plastic material, marked with stickers with the following date on the front:

1. FOR D800/D900

2. FOR 6101/N70

and on the back: NEPTUNE TRAVEL CHARGER, input: AC 100V- 240V, 50-60 Hz, output: DC 4,5- 9,6V, 300- 600 mA, CE, Made in China. The products are packed in a cardboard box with marking "BEST MOBILE, The best for your mobile, mobile phone travel charger, CE", etc.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements on safe separation of primary windings from secondary windings,

- clearances, creepage distances and parameter of insulation between the mains part and output voltage do not comply with requirements even for basic insulation,

- the length of conductors enables bypassing of double insulation in case of conductor release and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the output connector,

- the product does not pass the voltage test between output connector and mains plugs even for basic insulation.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 61000 and 55024.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers 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

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Disclaimer - DE

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