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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 3 (Published on: 30/01/2009)

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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
0087/09

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Honda motorcycles

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: CRF 150 R/RB (2007 and 2008)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Honda brand motorcycles: - model ‘CRF 150 R (normal wheel)’ and VIN: JH2KE03A*7K000002 – JH2KE03A*7K000579 // JH2KE03A*8K100001 – JH2KE03A*8K100003;

- model ‘CRF 150 RB (big wheel)’ and VIN: JH2KE03B*7K000001 – JH2KE03B*7K001632 // JH2KE03B*8K100001 – JH2KE03B*8K100418.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a possible anomaly in the welding on the right-hand side of the swing arm. In certain driving conditions, the welding may fail and the swing arm could break, causing an accident in which the rider may be seriously injured.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Iceland,
The Netherlands  

2
0088/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable mattress

Brand: Barbie 50.251

Name:

Type/number of model: 50.251; EAN 8412842502512

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is made of softened plastic in violet-mauve colour, dimensions 170 x 69 cm. Sold in a cardboard box with CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The layer of inflatable mattress contains 27.6% 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 ordered by the authorities.  

Poland  

3
0089/09

Poland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: MENU/DUKA.

Name:

Type/number of model: 4740039, 900353

Batch number/Barcode: 5709262940738

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a silver, round, oil lamp, diameter 5 cm, with a 14 cm long wick. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a photo of the product and marking as follows: EAN code, article number, “Menu A/S”, “Danish Design”, and “Made in PRC”.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of burns and a chemical risk because of an insufficient wick guard, which does not prevent small children from having access to the wick.

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

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

 

4
0090/09

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candles - Star Lytes ‘Rose Garden’ Scented candle

Brand: Star Lytes

Name:

Type/number of model: Rose Garden Scent

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 113g/4oz Rose Garden scented candle (pink) in a dimpled glass jar, contained within cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: United States


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- secondary ignition may occur in the candle as a result of a secondary wick being formed after carbon debris accumulates in the wax pool. This is a significant safety hazard as the candle is no longer under control. This secondary ignition causes the side and base of the container to overheat which could result in personal injury i.e. burns,

- secondary ignition can also be caused as a result of the glass shattering, the spreading of fire to surrounding items by virtue of an enlarged flame height, wax spillage as a result of shattering – all of which constitute safety hazards.

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

 

5
0091/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: S-Class, type 221, EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0335

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between August 2004 and September 2006 and have Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) in the range 221 A 000.001 to 221 A 089.997.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the durability of the front strut radial steering knuckle does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. This can affect the vehicle’s steering.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal  

6
0092/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim-ring - Wet Set

Brand: INTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: 59242, bar code: 078257592425

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White inflatable PVC swim-ring decorated with animal figures. Diameter: 61 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the inlet (mouthpiece) contains 32% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (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.  

 

7
0093/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: RM

Name:

Type/number of model:

- LED-TW-20XN-230V,

Batch number/Barcode: 6944623300601

- LED-TW-60-230V, barcode: 6944623304593

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chains includes 20/60 series-connected LEDs and a rectifying unit. Main components: mains plug (”PK-001 205A 250V~”); rectifying unit with plastic housing ("000LK Bauart geprüft", "TYPE: LK-1Z AC: 24V~240V 50/60HZ 1A", CE); mains supply cord without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V / 50Hz, 0,9 W/2,7W; izzó: 3 V 0,045 W; Class II, F mark

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the wires released from the soldered connections come into contact with accessible metal parts, and due to insufficient insulation flashover occurs.

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.  

 

8
0094/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Face paint set - Perfect make up set

Brand: Dasini

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 70332.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Face paint set containing four individual cream make-up sachets, a four-colour cream block palette with applicator and two pots of colour stamps.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black paint contains 25.22 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.  

 

9
0095/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Girl's make-up box

Brand: It's Girl Stuff!

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch no 07462 Bar code 5033849034849, Ref. TY2954

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Make-up box containing 11 eyeshadows and a 6 colour lip pen.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the beige eye shadow contains 20.09 mg/kg of lead.

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

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

 

10
0096/09

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Folding cot with changing unit

Brand: BabyOno

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5904341203296, catalogue numbers 281 and 283

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a folding baby's cot with a changing unit, colours: grey and red, grey and orange, olive and green, navy blue and light blue, beige and dark green, beige and olive, grey and light blue, dark and light blue. The product is intended for babies up to 15 kg and 90 cm. Dimensions of cot: 1240 x 630 x 760 mm and the changing unit: 650 x 410 x 50 mm. The changing unit has a strap in the form of a loop, used for assembling the unit to the top of the crib – 590 mm. The product bares the logo “BabyOno”, name of the product, address of the trader responsible, information concerning conformity with EN 716-1 and EN 713-2.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the diameter of the loop of the strap used for assembling the changing unit is 590 mm which is more than the maximum permitted 360 mm.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12221.

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

 

11
0097/09

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Oscillating car fan

Brand: All ride

Name:

Type/number of model: item no 20014, bar code 8711252200149

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oscillating blue fan in metal casing for use in a motor vehicle, run from a cigarette lighter, packed in a blue cardboard box. Designed to be attached to the dashboard.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the peripheral speed of the blades exceeds the maximum permitted (should be less than 15 m/s),

- the fan has a power output of 9.6 W, which exceeds the maximum permitted (2 W when supplied at rated voltage).

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

One incident reported.

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

 

12
0098/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Foam magnetic play letters

Brand: LEE CHYUN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4714928007411. Reference:FM 741

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Magnetic polyurethane foam letters packed in a transparent plastic jar. The labelling includes: the CE mark, the symbol indicating that the toy is not recommended for children under 3 years of age and the wording "foam magnetic letters" in several languages.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the magnets detach easily from the letters and fit into the small parts cylinder. The toy may cause intestinal perforations and blockages if ingested by a child.

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.  

 

13
0099/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Panda Sitting 18 cm

Brand: Pia Holland

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8715964 157135

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy panda approximately 18cm in height. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the nose of the toy can be detached at a force of 76.52 N and it fits completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities. Voluntary destruction of the product by the importer.  

 

14
0100/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable pool for children - 2-ring kiddie pool / Splash play

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: 821808510610

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable paddling pool for children in pink and blue colour, the product is marked "Usable from 3 years under supervision of adult person. Keep out of reach of children under 3 years, contains small parts, danger when swallowed".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 11.9% 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 ordered by the authorities.  

Malta  

15
0101/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Baby Jeremy

Brand: Deluxe

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902849724169

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a baby doll, dressed only in underpants. The packaging is a plastic, transparent bag, closed with folded cardboard with marking as follows: name of a toy, “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings such as: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “Store the packaging out of reach of small children”, “Play under supervision of adults only.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 24% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP), the hand contains 25% by weight of DINP and the leg contains 28% by weight of DINP.

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

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

 

16
0102/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of toy guns with darts - Airgun Game

Brand: Jing Met

Name:

Type/number of model: N° 111A2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consist of two guns made of silver and black coloured plastic, 8 darts made of orange, semi-transparent plastic ended with suction cups and a target made of cardboard, with numbers, coloured yellow, red, black and green. Packaging: plastic blister on cardboard with the following markings: name of the toy, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the inappropriate dimension of the darts, which are 30 mm long instead of the minimum requirement of 57 mm.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

17
0103/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Plastic phone with torch

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Type n° 818H, Item n° 5242818A; EAN 9713152428180

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic toy mobile phone powered by two AA batteries. Sold in a plastic package bearing the marking: ITEM No 5242818A, mobile toy. Warning: contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.

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 106 dB which exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

19
0105/09

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Underwear for girl

Brand: girl 2 girl

Name:

Type/number of model: bar code: 2000075319388

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is an underwear „girl 2 girl“ panties for baby girl, made from textile, knitted with pink rubber and inscription: „Surfin Pretty“, size 86-92 cm. Composition of fibrous: - 95% cotton, 5% elastane, three pink plastic buttons are attached in front of panties.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because there are three small pink plastic buttons in front of panties which may be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

 

20
0106/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush elephant on key chain

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: 66.0819 item no. AT 8046A-1B-1, EAN 8713219 227794

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A grey plush elephant on a key chain, wearing a striped, hooded sweater.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the last link of the chain and the ring come loose at a force of less than 90 N and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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.  

 

21
0107/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys set of whistling fish

Brand: Letaotao´s Toys - Fashion & High-Quality

Name:

Type/number of model: QKU 16797; EAN 8519989167977

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of whistling fish (3 fish and 1 starfish) made of softened plastic in different colours. The whistle is inserted into the bottom part of toy. The product is sold in a plastic bag closed by a carton label bearing the text "Letaotao´s Toys Fashion & High-Quality" and a CE mark. The safety requirements are in a foreign language.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains easily removable parts (the whistle), which completely fit into the small parts cylinder and which could pose a serious risk if swallowed or inhaled.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
0108/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll (Zabawka – Lalka)

Brand: Sweet Girl – Fashion Doll

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902849724169

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll packed in a plastic, transparent tube.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 26% by weight in the head of the doll and 5% by weight in the hand. - di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) 10% by weight (hand) and 14% (leg).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the importer.  

 

23
0109/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police gun with darts

Brand: Rongye Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900362306428; No 8810 (on the toy).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a gun made of silver and light brown coloured plastic, 5 darts made of orange, semi-transparent plastic ended with suction cups and a target made of cardboard, with numbers, coloured yellow, red, black and green. Packaging: plastic blister on cardboard with the following markings: name of a toy, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Made in China, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children 0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the inappropriate dimension of the darts which are 54-55 mm long, instead of the minimum 57 mm.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

24
0110/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush mouse - Soft filled toys (CR 14379:2002 (E), Tabel 9, Category H)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 66.0817 item no. 877507/08/09/10, EAN 8713219 227770

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plush mouse with red markings on the feet, wearing a red jacket.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toggles (wooden bead buttons) on the jacket detach at a force of respectively 79.7 N (bead 1) and 87.8 N (bead 2). They both fit entirely into the small parts cylinder. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

25
0111/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Teddy bear wearing coat

Brand: Van Maanen

Name:

Type/number of model: 66.0807, item no. AT 6035ABCDEF, EAN code 8713219 224175.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Beige bear approximately 23 cm in height wearing a beige jacket.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toggles (wooden bead buttons) on the coat may come loose and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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.  

 

26
0112/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Small Mouse PH

Brand: Scheepers

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed on invoice: 102-84881 (Italy); Printed on invoice; 871364784714 (Netherlands)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark grey plastic toy mouse.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 54.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Belgium  

27
0113/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soft duck on key chain

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: 66.0817 item no. 877507/08/09/10, EAN 8713219 227770

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plush duck on a chain, approximately 5 cm in height with a white body and an orange or beige/brown beak, wearing a yellow or red bow around the neck.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the links of the chain come loose at a force of 32.4 N and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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.  

 

28
0114/09

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cord extension set

Brand: VIVANCO

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. VIVANCO 3 sockets extension cord, 5m, PP04 nr 1705228495;

2. VIVANCO 4 sockets extension cord, 5m, PP28 nr 1705228505.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because an irregularity in the insulation was detected. In addition, it lacks the required markings.

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

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

 

29
0115/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light

Brand: S

Name:

Type/number of model: NL 100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light in the form of a football, marking CE, 230V~ 50 Hz, 1W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the night light should not be shaped and decorated as a toy,

- the cover of the bulb may break resulting in access to the light source,

- the cover is not secured sufficiently.

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

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

 

30
0116/09

The Netherlands

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby soothers - Small Dummy

Brand: Scheepers

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed on invoice: 104-84714 (Italy); Printed on invoice: 871364784714 (Netherlands)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink and blue soothers hanging on a blue or red cord.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 51.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

31
0117/09

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Fire extinguisher - dry powder extinguisher

Brand: PROTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: PD 4 kg, PD 6 kg, PD 9 kg and PD 12 kg – manufactured from December 2006 till October 2008.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Typical fire extinguisher in red colour.

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns due to a fault in the bolt on the valve (control device), which in some cases may render the extinguisher inoperable.

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

 

32
0118/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toys with candy - Action toy and Candy holder

Brand: Candy Play

Name:

Type/number of model: Elephant and plane: Item no 025/116, 025/117, 025/118.

- Green elephant: Barcode 022896251163.

- Pink/green plane: Barcode 5022896251187.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two plastic toys in the shape of an elephant, with a transparent plastic drum filled with polystyrene balls in colours green, yellow, white and pink and a frog shaped plug which is easily removed. The drum spins and the wheels underneath the legs move when a string at the end of the toy is pulled. The elephants are attached to a soft plastic tube of sweets in colours blue, green, yellow and pink. A colourful sticker is attached to the toy with a picture of a baby elephant, stars, paw prints and the inscription “no.8857”and "Made in China". The toy aeroplane is made of pink and green plastic and is also attached to a plastic tube filled with sweets.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (frog shaped plastic drum cover, small polystyrene balls from the drum, wheels, plastic cap on sweets tube and plastic attached to the cord) which fit entirely within the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

33
0119/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden clip toy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. number: 18471, Bar code: 4 025356 201365

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nine wooden beads and shapes (some coloured) threaded onto an elastic cord and attached to a heart shaped wooden clip.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which could be put in the mouth.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

34
0120/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - BMW F 650 GS, BMW F 800 GS

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: , type E8GS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between May 2007 and 17 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 procedure used in the past for torquing the threaded fasteners securing the sprocket to the sprocket carrier (tightening torque 25 Nm) resulted in excessive fluctuations in preload force, on account of the fact that the nuts used are of the self-locking type with clamping element. This, in turn, meant that individual threaded fasteners worked loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

35
0121/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Farm Animals - CUTE FARM

Brand: Koppen B.V.

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed on Facture: 2617 (China); Printed on invoice: 25005 (Netherlands).

Batch number/Barcode: 8717371466336

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Six plastic farm animals: pig, sheep, donkey, horse, cow and dog.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the sheep contains:

- 0.56% by weight of di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP),

- 37.5% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- 0.26% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Czech Republic  

36
0122/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Sea Animals - FANTASTIC OCEAN

Brand: Koppen

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed on Facture: 2618 (China). Printed on invoice: 25008 (Netherlands),

Batch number/Barcode: 8717371466404

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 6 sea animals: dolphin, squid, whale, turtle, crocodile and penguin.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the penguin contains:

- 0.35% by weight of di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP),

- 57.5% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- 0.59% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Czech Republic  

37
0123/09

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle fork

Brand: SRAM

Name:

Type/number of model: RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle forks with steel steerer sold for installation on new bicycles. Only those forks manufactured between March 2008 and October 2008 with dates codes 09T8 through 42T8 are affected. The date code is located on the back of the fork crown and on the lower leg. The RockShox Domain fork is installed on Transition Bottle Rocket bicycles, and may have been installed on Rocky Mountain Flatline 1, Rocky Mountain Slayer SS350, and Rocky Mountain Slayer SS396 bicycles.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the steel steerer on the forks can crack, causing the fork to detach from the bicycle frame. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

Sweden  

38
0124/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Jing Ping

Brand: He Yang

Name:

Type/number of model: AFGH NL-7327AC-12, article: 43913

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll wearing a pink and light blue dress, packed in cellophane.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- 40.15% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- 13.85% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- 0.15% by weight of di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP).

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 importer.  

 

39
0125/09

Czech Republic

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Fluorescent table lamp - Eurolite / Jupik

Brand: Rifeng Lighting Electric Appliance co.

Name:

Type/number of model: L 103/EAN 8590849010312.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A table lamp (classified protection II), with casing IP20, basic technical data: 230V, 50 Hz, tube DZ 9W with socket G23. Multilingual instructions, packed in a cardboard box approx. 40x10x5 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp is unstable and can tip over,

- the plastic casing does not withstand heat;

- due to a fault in the socket of the fluorescent lamp the temperature of the base may increase causing distortion of parts,

- the tube socket does not withstand high temperatures,

- the tube socket does not comply with fire resistance requirements.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

40
0126/09

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Front bicycle suspension fork

Brand: Magura

Name:

Type/number of model: Model "Durin Race 80/100" Bicycle Suspension Forks

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The suspension fork is located on the bicycle’s front wheel and is either white or black in colour. The inscriptions “Magura” and “MD100R” or “MD80R” are printed on the forks. The affected products have been sold between October 2007 and December 2008.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front bicycle suspension fork can break causing the rider to crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden  

41
0127/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative article - grapes

Brand: MASTERETAIL

Name:

Type/number of model: 16359

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205255 163592

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food imitating products – grapes in dark-red colour, with plastic soft green leaves. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag, without any indications or warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of choking and suffocation as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product (grapes) may be mistaken for a foodstuff.

The grapes can be detached with a force of less than 50 N and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

42
0128/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative article - candies

Brand: MASTERETAIL

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.: 15813,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205255 158130

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food imitating product presented as candies in the shape of small red apples with gold coloured leaves, covered with grains of sugar-imitating plastic (approx. dimensions: diameter 3.3 cm, height 3.8 cm). The product is made from spongy, synthetic material and is packed in a transparent box containing 6 pieces (approx. dimensions: 11 cm x 7.5 cm x 4 cm) with gold coloured ribbon. The “candies” cannot be bought separately. The packaging contains no indications or warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, the form and appearance of the product is such that it is likely that children will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently either place the product in the mouth, suck or ingest it, which could cause 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

43
0129/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy pram - Toy pushchair with carry-cot and doll

Brand: DOULE TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy folding pram with carry-cot, plus doll. The packaging is a thick plastic bag with 2 zips, and a decorative ribbon. There are two models; one pink, the other blue.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp points on the rods shaping the pram's hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

44
0130/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat - Foam rubber interlocking play mat

Brand: EVA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8436039478985

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foam rubber interlocking play mat. Each mat is made up of 10 foam pieces in various colours, each of which has a removable letter. The packaging is a plastic bag with a label showing two small children sitting on the mat. It is marked EVA, followed by Chinese characters. There is also an importer’s label with the CE marking.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of :

- choking due to the presence of accessible and easily separating small parts, which completely fit into the small parts cylinder,

- suffocation because the plastic wrapping is less than 0.038 mm thick.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

45
0152/09

Finland

Category: Furniture

Product: Recliner chair

Brand: Doris, Herman, Adena, Strada, Oona

Name:

Type/number of model:

Doris: WI-E06014 or WI-E06015 Herman: WI-EO6019 Adena: WI-EO6016 Strada: WI-EO6006 Oona: WI-EO6017

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Recliner chairs for single use, different colours, both fabric and leather chairs.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk and can cause different types of allergies, skin symptoms of various degrees and peculiar severe dermatitis due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) which is used as an anti-mould agent.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer  

 

46
0154/09

The Netherlands

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Cell phone

Brand: Samsung

Name:

Type/number of model: SGH-C450

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone for use in cell phone networks

Country of origin: Korea


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Injuries

The product poses health risks because it exceeds the maximum Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limit of 2 W/kg.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 50360 and 50361.

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

Portugal  

47
0155/09

Sweden

Category: Personal protective equipment

Product: Helmet for equestrian activities

Brand: Horse Pro

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: QL-615B EAN-code: 7392512029161, 9178, 9185, 9192, 9208, 9215, 9222, 9239

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black helmet with a silver stripe on the front. The helmet is for equestrian activities and is made of microfiber. The cardboard box is marked with Horse Pro and CE EN 1384. There is a sachet in the helmet with the text: Silica gel “Do not eat” Throw away Desiccant.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk and can cause skin irritation due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF). The dimethylfumarate contained in a sachet may be allergenic depending on the speed of release or the quantity released from the sachet, The content in the sachet were analysed and found to contain > 80% dimethyl fumarate.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the manufacturer.  

 

48
0168/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Toyota Yaris– sound insulator

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model: Yaris

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 13 June 2005 through 9 April 2007 (Japan), or from 7 November 2005 to 17 April 2007 (France).

Country of origin: Japan,
France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because of sound insulator underneath the front seatbelt retractor with pyrotechnic pretensioner, located at the bottom of the center pillar. There is a possibility that the sound insulator may become damaged by the high temperature gas generated from the seat belt pretensioner when it is activated in the event of a crash. In the worst case, if the insulator ignites, this condition may result in a post-collision fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden,
Portugal,
Iceland,
Hungary  

(*)

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

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

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

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

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