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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 2 (Published on: 23/01/2009)

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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
0042/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Stand fan

Brand: SUPER DELUX FAN

Name:

Type/number of model: FS-40

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has a white plastic cover with a black insert at the speed and time switch. The stand is approximately 130 cm high, the push button and time switch is on the upper part. The blue fan blades (diameter: 40 cm) with the motor can be found on the top of the stand. Main components: mains plug (10 A 250 V CE VDE KEMA); mains supply cord (N/15382 H03VVH2-F 2x0,5 mm² + marks of approval); time switch (DFJ-60 220 V 1,6 A); speed control (KQ-41A 250 V CQC); suppression unit (CBB61 1µF 400 VAC 50/60 Hz 25/070/21 CQC); motor without marking. Technical specification: 220 V; 50 Hz; 60 W; Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated parts come into contact with accessible metal parts; furthermore certain accessible parts of the appliance are separated only with basic insulation from the mains supply elements.

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

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

 

2
0043/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - BMW F 650 GS

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: type E8GS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected motorcycles were manufactured between May 2007 and 29 August 2008 and have the type-approval number e1*2002/24*0352.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the reduced torque suffices to release the threaded fasteners securing the front brake disc. At the limits of the range of tolerances the depth of engagement of the threaded fasteners might be insufficient. There is a possibility of threaded fasteners working loose. Under worst-case conditions there is a possibility of the brake disc becoming loose. Consequently, the possibility of safety-critical riding conditions occurring cannot be excluded.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Hungary,
Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

3
0044/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Baby pyramid

Brand: nina

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5900946000346

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy plastic pyramid composed of 12 varicoloured elements in the form of cups. Each cup has a sticker with a digit corresponding to the number of images. Packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Suffocation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of suffocation and choking because children can put the cups into the mouth (imitating drinking). These parts may block the nose and mouth of a child by forming an air-proof stopper, which may lead to suffocation.

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

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

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

 

4
0045/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Child's mobile phone

Brand: Vision

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 636- 600D, LD9-829

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s plastic mobile phone with a cord, operated by 2 button batteries of 1.5 V. The product is packed in a blister.

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 96.1 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.

 

 

5
0046/09

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s highchair - Simona

Brand: AGS

Name:

Type/number of model: data on sticker from Czech supplier: EAN code 8594019433840; data on sticker from Slovak distributor: EAN code: 8581505001065, code: 500106

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s highchair made from pinewood. The seat and backrest are upholstered in PVC with motifs of a dog on a motorcycle and cats in a boat. The product has two variant positions – high chair or a small chair with a table.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the rearwards stability is not sufficient and it might tip over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

6
0047/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Children’s mobile phone

Brand: Quinxing

Name:

Type/number of model: on packaging: QX-6600; on sticker: EAN code 8590756250276, No. 25027

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s blue plastic mobile phone with black buttons and a sticker instead of display, operating on 2 batteries of 1.5 V, type AA. Packed in a blue cardboard box with data 6600, Quinxing, QX-6600.

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 97 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

7
0048/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Spot light

Brand: ESTO

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. Nr. 54006-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The adjustable bracket has a metal structure. It includes an aluminium base, two non-flexible brackets and metal-covered lampholders fixed with a hinged connection and supplied with a decorative glass plate. Main components: 2 E14 lampholders ("22 500/CI T190" + marks of approval), terminal block ("a 230 380V 1,5-2,5" + marks of approval), double-insulated 2-core internal wiring. Technical specification: 230V 50Hz; max 2x40W; F-mark

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- sharp parts protrude into the wireways,

- during installation the live parts on unfixed terminals may come into contact with earthed parts,

- bushings to protect contacts with sharp edges are missing.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

8
0049/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Folding toy cat

Brand: MROWIEC TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5908258100853

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made of different coloured, plastic, removable rings. It is packed in a clear plastic bag on which there is a sticker in Latvian containing the name of the distributor and a warning that the product is not suitable for children under 3 years. "Contain small parts. Use only under supervision of an adult. Choking hazard".

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking for children under 36 months because the plastic ring around the cat's neck may easily be detached and the ring fits completely into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Estonia  

9
0050/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hand mixer with bowl

Brand: SANUSY Austria

Name:

Type/number of model: SN-4212, bar code: 9120028903372

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is white and grey colours. The appliance is supplied with various beaters. Main components: mains plug (JWM, 2,5 A, 250 V, + marks of approval); mains supply cord (CABLE TON N/12017, H03VVH2-F 2X0,875mm2, + marks of approval); motor (HD4515, 230 V, 50/60 Hz, Z.P Class: B), speed switch (BK-218). Technical parameters: 230 V; 50 Hz; 250 W; Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cord is not fixed properly to the appliance,

- the internal wiring comes into contact with moving and sharp parts,

- there is non-compliance of plug dimensions,

- there is no device to prevent food from getting into the appliance.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

10
0051/09

Finland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Elexi 2020

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: XML-805-20m, EAN: 6 420300 020203

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts can become accessible due to damage of the sleeves of the lamp caused by sharp parts on the conductor.

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

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

 

11
0052/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: FETIS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product consists of a frame (dimensions: 35x15x15 cm) made of bamboo and wood and fabric decorated with various motifs. An E27 porcelain lampholder is fixed to the lower wooden part. Main components of the light: mains supply plug (KF-H1; 2,5A; 250V;S); mains switch (KF-HK1; 2,5A; 250V); E27 lampholder (B8e)SS; 4A; 250V; CE); mains supply cord (NINGBO KAIFENG ELECTRIC APPIANCE CO. LTD; H03VVH2-F; 2X0,75 mm2; VDE).

Country of origin: Indonesia


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since basic insulated parts are accessible and cord anchorage is missing.

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

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

 

12
0053/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable flashlight - Solar power flashlight

Brand: YUQIANG

Name:

Type/number of model: YQ-389

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The housing of the product is made of white plastic. Six white LEDs are placed on the front and covered with transparent plastic. The product has a built-in battery, which can be charged from the mains supply. Main components of the product: mains supply cord („RVVB PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V”); mains plug („6A 250V”). No Hungarian label or CE marking can be found on the product or the packaging. Dimensions: 15,2 x 5,7 x 3 cm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the socket and the plug of the connecting unit and certain distances do not comply with the requirements,

- the dimensions of the mains supply cord are not appropriate,

- insulation is not properly fixed in the lamp,

- the product does not pass the electric strength test.

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

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

 

13
0054/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: PHH SZCZEPAN

Name:

Type/number of model: A101541-B/9 , A101544-B/9,

Batch number/Barcode: 5907768176921, 5907768176938

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamps with paper lampshades. The technical structure of each lamp is the same, but the ceramic base of the lamps is different. Main components: mains supply cord („VDE ÖVE KEMA-KEUR H03VVH2-F 2CX0.75mm2 SINOFAIR NC-2729”), mains switch („303 2/250~ Patent: 99332137.2 99238813.9”), mains plug („VDE QL-VA1 2.5A 250V~”); lampholder with spring clip (E14 230V~40W MAX) („250V 2A 1210 CE ZM 0500 E14 HD88”). The labelling is in Polish and English. Technical specification: 230 V 50 Hz; E14 max. 40W; Class II. Dimensions: 200X200X310mm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the wires are led through metal tubes with sharp edges, and the lampholder and the wires are not secured against rotating.

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

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

 

14
0055/09

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Unilite Electronic

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A refillable, plastic, gas lighter in the form of a pen with an inscription (UNILITE® GK), astrologic motifs and an integrated LED flashlight. Dimensions: 98x22x15 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

15
0056/09

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Mobile phone 3610

Brand: Mobile phone

Name:

Type/number of model: 28890929

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Telephone made of hard plastic, (white with blue front side), battery-powered, battery compartment on the back for 2 AA batteries, keypad in soft plastic (white with black print), three cherries depicted on the "display.

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 96.1 dB exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

16
0057/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hair straightener - Plancha de pelo

Brand: ITC

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: BL-137 Reference: 7300056, Bar code 843512700567

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and pink hair straightener with interchangeable plates of the same colour. The packaging is a cardboard box with a label reading BL-137; Reference: 7300056; Bar code 843512700567; Power supply 110-230V; 50 HZ; 30w-CE MADE IN CHINA.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the area of the supply cord is 0.18 mm2, which is less than the 0.50 mm2 required by the standard.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

17
0058/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Headlamp with adaptor - Field work lamp

Brand: HUASHENG

Name:

Type/number of model: 0804

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a headlamp supplied with 7 white LED reflectors and rechargable via an adaptor. Technical parameters: 220 V~, 50 Hz adaptor input; 4V, 400 mA adaptor output; 4 V 4000 mAh battery. Dimensions: 125x90x140 mm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the live pins of the plug are accessible since the dimensions of the plug do not comply with the requirements.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

18
0059/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Peugeot 207

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0340

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between 7 and 24 July 2008. The vehicle identification numbers are in the range: VF3WB5FWC34492346 to VF3WM9HZC34524276

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the 17-inch "Pitlane" alloy wheels on the affected vehicles may have a material defect.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.,
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Portugal,
The Netherlands  

19
0060/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Mercedes Benz 639and 639/4

Brand: Mercedes Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: :

1. type 639, EC type-approval e9*2001/116*0048

2. lorry: type 639/4, type-approval (ABE) No L275

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between February 2003 and April 2008 and have a vehicle identification number in the range:

WDF639*****000078 WDF639*****438620

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the underfloor spare wheel may get lost as a consequence of a breakage in the spare wheel support.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Portugal  

20
0061/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pirate skull mask

Brand: Danza

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: C7340

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skull mask with pirate cap and cigar. The product is unpackaged, with a resistant plastic label attached to the upper part. The label bears the words: "Made in China. HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL F-16". CE mark. Pictogram showing the toy is prohibited for children between 0 and 3 years old. "Modelo c7340.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because during the test the flame persists for more than 2 seconds after the test flame is extinguished.

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

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

 

21
0062/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric soldering iron

Brand: LEIVA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: SDA-40 Bar Code: 8431487118711

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is an electric soldering iron packed in a blister with the following labelling: Novedades Leiva. CE mark. Made in China. 40-W soldering iron

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the increase in temperature of the insulating part of the device (handle) is in excess of the value specified in the standard. The value measured is 60.5 +/- 3.2ºC, whereas the limit laid down is 50ºC.

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

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

 

22
0063/09

Austria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Alpine Ski Binding

Brand: Atomic & Dynamic

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. ATOMIC Race 310 / Race 412 / RaceRace310 / RaceRace412 Xentrix310 / Xentrix311 / Xentrix412 / C310 / C311 / C412 / CR310 / CR412 / R310 / R412 / SX310 / SX 412 Device 311 / Device 412 Centro 310 / Centro 412

2. DYNAMIC ADX310 / RD10 / X412 / Centro 412.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Heel components of ski bindings. The binding models listed were manufactured between 1998 and 2002.

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the heel components may crack, resulting in premature release and placing the skier at risk of falling. There have been cases of falls resulting from premature release of the heel components of these bindings.

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

Sweden  

23
0064/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Auto zone

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: HIGHT SPEED, Bar Code: 8429283040039

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a transparent plastic tube containing four cars of different colours.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels come off the axles under a force of less than 60 N, exposing dangerous axles.

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

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

Belgium  

24
0065/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: HABA

Name:

Type/number of model: Triolino, Serial number 2268, EAN 4010168022680.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden puzzle with nine pieces forming three beetles in the colours red, blue and green and arranged on a green base. Size: approximately 17 cm x 17 cm.

Country of origin: Germany

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be swallowed, as the heads of the bugs can come off and fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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

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

 

25
0066/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Swift

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: model Swift RS413, RS413 DIESEL, RS415 and RS416, (Recall Campaigns HUGS and HUGT)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles produced from the start of mass production to 30 September 2007, with VIN from TSMMZ***S00100001 to TSMMZ***S00499999.

Country of origin: Hungary

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because due to the inappropriate material of the inner quarter trims, if the trims receive water such as rain, rainy trims may cause the electric terminals of luggage room lamp to be rusted gradually. After certain period of usage, the above condition may cause electrical problem such as the open-circuit, short-circuit, melting, etc. In the worst case, the lamp itself may be ignited, when somebody opens the back door (tail gate).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. ,
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Iceland,
Sweden,
Portugal  

26
0067/09

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Klorane soothing eye make-up remover with cornflower

Brand: Klorane

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bottles 25 ml (ACL 432 606 9), 100 ml (ACL 641 712 6), 200 ml (ACL 748 942 9) and 2 x 200 ml (ACL 773 697 4).

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of contact eczema due to 3-dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA), which is one of the impurities formed in the synthesis of cocamidopropyl betainamide MEA chloride, found in the composition of the product.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

27
0068/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable whale rider set

Brand: HX Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 871195308 9807

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Whale set for pool 125 x 77 made of softened plastic in black colour. The set contains also a Frisbee. The packing is a cardboard box bearing the safety requirements, CE mark and indication "no phthalates" in English. There is also marking of unsuitability for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the whale's handle contains 20.5% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

28
0069/09

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Combined wheeled child conveyance - Baby Active

Brand: Breaker

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. NO. CN87150010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The wheeled child conveyance is made as a combination of pram and push-chair. It has four inflatable wheels, all equipped with braking devices. A handle is height adjustable with a toggle system. User’s manual is attached to the product.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, within the access zone of the child there are accessible gaps in place of handle-rail fixation on left as well as right sides of the wheeled child conveyance, which may cause the entrapment of fingers of a child in those gaps.

The product does not comply with safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

 

29
0070/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring and ball

Brand: TESCO

Name:

Type/number of model: SC 102940, Bar code 5051399500935

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable Ring and Ball is made of softened plastic in colour of blue-white with some print. Sold in plastic package where there are safety requirements of it. Inside the package there is the cardboard label with colour picture of child with ring and ball. There are also mark of age category 3-6, the symbol of unsuitableness for children to three years, CE marking, importer, safety instruction in Czech and Slovak concerning the products. On the product there are safety instructions in black colour and CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the valve of inflatable ring contains 2.0% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales. Information to consumers by the authorities  

 

30
0071/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable boat - Baby Water Sled

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN : 8003608191790

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The boat in form of the frog is made of softened plastic in colours red and yellow with two yellow handles. The product is packed in a cardboard box bearing data of product in foreign language only, CE marking and a notice that product is good only for children from 3 to 8 years. Inside the box there is the leaflet with data in Czech language and with importer's identification.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the boat's layer contains 24% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.75% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- the boat's handle contains 27.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.62% by weight 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.  

 

31
0072/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children's cosmetic set - Fantasy Girl & the Pegasus

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 4132

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's cosmetic set containing 2 nail polishes, 8 blushers/eye shadows, 2 lipsticks, 1 applicator and 2 hair clips.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the lead levels of 8200 mg/kg, 7500 mg/kg and 7100 mg/kg were found in the green blusher/eye shadow in three different products.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

 

 

32
0073/09

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Engines for leisure crafts - Penta

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 3.0GLP-J, 4.3GL-J and 4.3GL-JF

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gasoline stern drive engines with carburettor for leisure crafts

Country of origin: United States

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it may contain carburettors which have float bowl retaining screws that were not properly torqued during carburettor assembly. Therefore, fuel may leak from these screws when engine is operated. Leaking fuel is a fire and explosion hazard if an ignition source is present.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

 

33
0074/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby pyjamas - Pick Quic Kids / Summer dreams

Brand: Pick Quic

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 5318.610, bar code: 53186100010209

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby pyjamas with a short-sleeved white jacket with check trim; the trouser are checked. The front of the pyjama top is marked "Summer Dreams" and has a motif of a sleeping puppy.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because excessive separation may cause long wool fibres to form a ball in the child's mouth, with a consequent danger of choking.

One incident reported.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Portugal  

34
0075/09

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Portable DVD player

Brand: Höher

Name:

Type/number of model: Model PDV2038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey-colour portable DVD player with screen size 7”. The DVD players have been sold after 1 January 2006, with serial numbers ranging from: RA07354133 to RA07365172; RA0703039385 to RA0703046744; RA0610350940 to RA0610354624; RA010015177 to RA06010018856; RA0603053862 to RA0603057542; RA06010018857 to RA06010022536.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the corn-yellow eye shadow contains 2700 mg/kg of lead.

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

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

 

35
0076/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic Strands / Scoubidous

Brand: Interwoven Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: XN ntt 432-3-4, bar code: 5015815237034

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful PVC strings. Dimension of the package: 11.5x31x2 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

36
0077/09

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Folding table with a folding chair - Masa Sandalye Setti / Bloom

Brand: WINX CLUB

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: FR-85540,

Batch number/Barcode: 8698520085540

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s set comprised of a folding table and a folding chair with a backrest, with a metal construction and a seat made of plastic, with the logo "WINX CLUB". The product is packaged in a cardboard box bearing the following inscriptions: Made in Turkey code: FR-85540, barcode: 8698520085540.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the folding table and chair do not have locking mechanisms,

- the distance between the moving parts is less than 12 mm.

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

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

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

 

37
0078/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Citroen passenger car

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model: C4 Picasso

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 9 September 2006 and 31 October 2006 and have Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) in the range from 45000004 to 45015577.

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the screws securing the front brake callipers may come loose. The non-compliant screws first produce knocking sounds and then vibrations while braking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Portugal,
Sweden  

38
0079/09

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Bathroom Cabinet - Mirror Box

Brand: Diplon

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: JB2611

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bathroom cabinet with metal enclosure 2x14W-G5, 230V, lk I, IP20

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the switch is easy to remove by hand from its mounting hole and therefore live terminals of the switch are accessible from the outside of the cabinet. In case the switch is in its position, it is possible to access the live terminals of the switch during lamp replacement,

- the luminaire-parts are fitted with two appliance inlets. Live pins of the appliance inlet are accessible with the test finger during lamp replacement,

- the conductors used for connection of the mains connector are also connected to a terminal block but the conductors at the terminal block are not properly attached because live parts of the conductors are accessible with the test finger,

- the live parts of the mains connector are accessible with the test finger when it has been removed from the appliance inlet.

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.  

 

39
0080/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable set dolphin and ring

Brand: HX Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: TBS 306991 EAN 8712427846605

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is an inflatable dolphin made of softened plastic in grey colour. It is sold in cardboard box with the picture of dolphin with sitting baby. On the packaging there is complete information about the product, safety instructions, CE mark and age limit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the dolphin's handle contains 20.7% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on distribution, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

40
0081/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim-ring - FELFUJHATO USZOOV GYERMEKEKNEK

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 718613, bar code: 0020027186136

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim-ring with colourful, printed motifs. Diameter: 61 cm.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the stopper detaches at a force of 90 N ±2 N and it fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

 

41
0082/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket - Class house/Fashion wear

Brand: Collection wear

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 503

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s jacket with a detachable hood with drawstrings, a zip, three buttons on the front and two pockets. On the front there is an embroidered motif of a girl. The product is sold with labels containing information about: the origin - China; the composition - 100% polyacrylics and the inscriptions “Class house, fashion wear, new collection wear, it is the best choice, model 503". The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation 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.  

 

42
0083/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit - Qualified JIN TONG LE

Brand: JIN TONG LE / Jinhong Garment Factory

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s outfit consisting of a jacket with a hood that has drawstrings and additional elements attached in the shape of “ears”, with sequins and embroidery with various images on the front and a pair of trousers, with labels containing information about the origin - China; composition - 50% polyacrylics and 50% wool; and labels in foreign languages, with inscriptions – "JIN TONG LE", "qualified", "Jinhong Garment Factory", "JIN TONG LE CHUPIN". The product is sold without a packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of strings 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.  

 

43
0084/09

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide alarm

Brand: Lloytron

Name:

Type/number of model: Model B822

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Carbon monoxide alarm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it fails to warn/operate when it is exposed to various concentrations of carbon monoxide gas.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.

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

Ireland  

44
0085/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Delight - toy mobile phone

Brand: HUI JIA

Name:

Type/number of model: HJ.1185-1 (on the packaging), bar code: 5998665714439

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flip-up mobile phone (beige or pink). By pressing the buttons it emits various sounds and lights. It is operated with 2 x 1.5 V button cells (LR4G). The lid of the battery compartment is not fixed with a screw. Dimensions: approximately 93 x 53 x 26 mm

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the lid of the battery compartment can be opened without using a tool and the button cells become accessible.

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

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

 

45
0086/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable water scooter - Blizzard / Speed Race Rider

Brand: Torpedo sports

Name:

Type/number of model: JL-10-308

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The inflatable water scooter is made of softened plastic in blue-grey colour. It is sold in a cardboard box with a picture of the scooter (with an adult and seated child). CE mark, age limit 3-8 years, type JL-10-308. The safety instructions on the packaging are in a foreign language.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The cover layer of inflatable scooter contains 29.2% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and the handle contains 15.6% by weight of DINP.

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

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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