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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 13/03/2009)

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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
0314/09

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: Miss Coquines

Name:

Type/number of model: BOT0852

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black leather boots. The upper and sole of the boots are made of a synthetic material and the lining is made of fabric and leather.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 49 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

Incident reported.

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

 

2
0315/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Spray paint - Light Grey Primer

Brand: Quicksilver

Name:

Type/number of model: 92-802878Q52 (part)

Batch number/Barcode: 74506103989

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Spray paint in a can (Net wt 12 oz / 340 g) The can is grey and have prints in white, black and blue. The prints read: 'Quicksilver Marine parts & accessories', 'Light gray primer', 'Spray paint' and warnings about flammable contents.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

 

3
0316/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle repair kit - CB Reparationssats

Brand: CB

Name:

Type/number of model: 3000585

Batch number/Barcode: 7392584398400

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle tyre repair kit containing glue and patches in an orange box. Glue is in a yellow tube with red cap. The tube has three pictures: a red skull, a red flame and a black bicycle tyre. There is also a print “For all rubber repair”.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

 

4
0317/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle repair kit - Equip Punkteringssats

Brand: Equip

Name:

Type/number of model: 901205

Batch number/Barcode: 7330597001528

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A kit for bicycle tyre repair. Rubber solution is in a yellow tube with a white cap, approximately 10 ml. On the tube there are prints, “Rubber Solution” “Thumbs” and a pictogram of a hand in red.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 17% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

 

5
0318/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Rubber solution - Twice cycle parts

Brand: Hall Miba

Name:

Type/number of model: 7450026

Batch number/Barcode: 7313227450026

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle repair kit containing glue and patches. The word Rubber Solution on a yellow tube of glue, approximately 20 ml.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

 

6
0319/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle repair kit - Lappegrej med vaerktöj

Brand: Cycletrack

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5750003371434

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle repair kit containing glue, patches and tools. The word Cycletrack on a black tube of glue (10 ml). On the package there is “Lappegrej med vaerktöj” printed.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.1% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

Denmark  

7
0320/09

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wooden playpen

Brand: Vertical

Name:

Type/number of model: 75x100 VERTICAL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The playpen is made of solid wood varnished on surface. It consists of parts of frame construction, side parts with vertical bars with diameter of 16 mm. The packing is in cardboard box.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries and in particular finger entrapment, head or neck entrapment in the sidebars because the Ø 65 mm cone can penetrate using force of 30N. The inner height of restraints is measured as 590 mm (minimum is 600 mm).

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.

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

 

8
0321/09

Norway

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wooden playpen

Brand: Basic

Name:

Type/number of model: 020100002

Batch number/Barcode: 4042219119780

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A playpen made of white painted wood. 1 x 1 m. The base can be adjusted in two positions.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a too large hole in the base attachment, the base may fall down and the child can be hurt.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.

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

 

9
0322/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars/vans - Spare wheel carrier

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Vito,
Viano

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model series 639 with RR6 and without RR8

The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between July 2003 and May 2008, with the following vehicle identification numbers:

- WDF63960313001522

- WDF63981513434776

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the spare wheel, which is under the floor, may get lost as a consequence of a breakage in the spare wheel support, causing a risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Malta,
Portugal,
Sweden  

10
0323/09

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Scooter - GHOST 50

Brand: TNT

Name:

Type/number of model: GHOST 50

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: V.I.N. from 1 May 2008 to 10 December 2008. Length: 1860 mm, Height of saddle: 780 mm, Dry weight: 94 kg.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the piece fitting for the back suspension to the chassis can break due too poor quality welding, which may lead to an accident.

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

 

11
0324/09

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy - Dinosaur egg – growing pet

Brand: Magic egg

Name:

Type/number of model: 0803370

Batch number/Barcode: 5100008033705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy in form of egg. The shell is made from white fragile material with perforations. The green dinosaur is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersing it into water and growing up it broke down shell of egg.

The dimensions of the egg approximately: 58x46 mm, weight: 29 g. The toy intended for kids elder than 36 months.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the figure and parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50%. If a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.

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

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

 

12
0325/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby sets - Princess

Brand: Play zone

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: I. Art. 6852, Cotton-polyester shirt and pants, 86 cm, red-brown with text peguena – ficcais girl, II: Art. 6852, Cotton-polyester shirt and pants, 86 cm, pink-grey with text peguena – ficcais girl.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends are tied. Drawstrings on the waist line are not attached to the garment and are free-moving.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

13
0326/09

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy

Brand: Beetle

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three toys in form of egg, shell it made from white fragile material with perforations. The pet is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersing it into water and growing up it broke down shell of egg. The dimensions of the package: 85x60x30 mm, weight of toy: 20 g. The toy intended for kids elder than 36 month.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the figure and parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50%. If a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.

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

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

 

14
0327/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Bath/shower cream - Sinnesrausch Erotik-Schaumbad

Brand: Orion

Name:

Type/number of model: SchSi 04

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 250 ml bottle.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 128 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
0328/09

Cyprus

Category: Gadgets

Product: Funny goods - Shoking Peni

Brand: Sanlian

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5290504200999

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pen farces which discharge a strong voltage leading in electric shock. The front side of the package has the inscription: ‘Shoking peni” , “SANLIAN” and Not available for non adult to touch or carry this product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Health risk / other

The product poses a risk of electric shock and a health risk because it generates pulses of very high voltage. It is dangerous for sensitive population groups like children, old people and people with pacemakers. The danger is bigger if the user holds the pen with both hands in a manner that the discharged voltage poses through the heart.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
0329/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Light 10M

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 10M, EAN code: 2004112211352

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sealed lighting chain as a plastic transparent red tube of 10 m length, packed in a rose-red cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock, because:

- the flasher unit is not sufficiently anchored on to the cable, - the mains cable is not suitable for outdoor use, - the cover of the flashing device does not pass the test, - the product does not pass the test and may break between current-carrying parts and external insulation of flasher unit.

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.  

 

17
0330/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains - 320 L and 240 L Rice Light

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. 320L, EAN code: 6924324307055 2. 240L, EAN code: 6924324307055

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Lighting chain with 320 transparent bulbs equipped with a flasher unit, packed in a blue cardboard box with printed small yellow stars. Marking on packaging - 320L darabos, 8 FUNKCIOS, 230V~, 50Hz, 67,2W, 3V, 0,07A BUDAPEST CLEAR

2. Christmas lighting chain with 240 small varicoloured bulbs, equipped with a flasher unit, packed in a blue cardboard box with printed small yellow stars. Marking on packaging -240L darabos, 8 FUNKCIOS, 230V~, 50Hz, 58,8W, 4V, 0,07A BUDAPEST MULTICOLOUR

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because: - the cover of the flasher unit does not pass the test, - the mains plug does not have the required parameters Diameters of wires as well as the length of the supply cable are not compliant, - the covering is not sufficient to protect against the electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 55015.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

18
0331/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Dolls - Lovely friends

Brand: Beauty girl

Name:

Type/number of model: 05V-001, P001, EAN 8134935502291

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of a boy and a girl with a plastic head, arms and legs.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains from 20 to 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.25 to 0.30 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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.  

 

19
0332/09

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Floor lamp - Floor uplight

Brand: Tween Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Tween Light HF-8779EB-3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Floor uplight with reading lamp attached.

- EAN 4 024506 312814, Item No 12019738, Colour: nickel;

- EAN 4 024506 312821 Item No 12019752, Colour: brass

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of damaged insulation in the joint area.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

20
0333/09

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Alicia Shoes

Name:

Type/number of model: ART. N°H0406

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies court shoes, black or brown, synthetic upper, dyed leather insole (brown, black or white, coordinated with the colour of the upper), synthetic lining, plastic sole, packaged in the original box containing sachets of dessicant and antimould agent.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of:

1. dimethylfumarate (DMF),

- black model: 200 mg/kg, - brown model: 109 mg/kg.

Dimethylfumarate is substances that considered being harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised;

2. chrome, - black model: 74 mg/kg, - brown model: 54 mg/kg.

Chrome is considered being harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin.

Incident reported

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

 

21
0334/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Alfa Romeo 920

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 920, EC type approval: e1*KS*0012*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between December 2007 and May 2008 with the VIN between ZAR92000000034064 ¿ and ¿038946.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the weak screw joints can cause the control arms to become loose, consequently damaging and destroying them. The driver can lose control over the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

22
0335/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Modelling clay - Polyform oven-bake clay

Brand: Sculpey III

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 573 or 521 depending on colour. Barcode 1589111521 - 1589111573

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rectangular slabs (4.5 x 6 x 2 cm) of 57 g in various colours. Warning: "suitable only for children over the age of 8 years – to be used under adult supervision. Read the instructions before use, follow them, and keep them for reference."

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 0.1% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), respectively 2.1% and 2.3% in the yellow and green clays. Children could put these materials into their mouths.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Belgium  

23
0336/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Playpen - Soft Sided/Fabric Playpen

Brand: Lindam

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Number LD123 & LD123N, bar Code 5019090443739 & 5019090444835. All product purchased prior to 9 February 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fabric sided playpen with separate mat.

Provided in either brown box or white poster box.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small bolts on playpen may come loose, which fit into the small parts cylinder. Several incidents reported.

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

Spain  

24
0337/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Xsara Picasso

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model: Type C***** EU type approval e2* 98/14* 0153 * 18

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerned vehicles were built between 31 March 2008 and 10 April 2008, with following vehicle identification numbers: VF7CH9HXC8L501828 to VF7CHNFUC98296631.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front right-hand seat console of the vehicles may be inadequately welded. In the event of an accident this could reduce the effectiveness of the restraint system.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Portugal,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

25
0338/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: AC-DC adaptor - Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger and USB Power Supply

Brand: Skytronic or Mercury

Name:

Type/number of model: 421.746-1000mA USB Power Supply -8715693153637. 421.740-500mA USB Power Supply-8715693101508. 421.734-Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger Set-15693100433. 421.735-Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger v2-715693181951.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1000mA USB Power Supply. 500mA USB Power Supply. Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger Set. Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger v2. All items packed in sealed blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - a loose wire may reduce creepage distances and clearances with the risk of electric shock, - the adaptor had inadequately sized pins. This could cause damage to the socket with the risk of overheating or arcing within the socket.

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

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

 

26
0339/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Children's bike cycle - Super Power 007

Brand: Super Power 12

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 055

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bike for children with backrest, steel frame, plastic pedals, plastic chain-guard, steel front and rear hub that are without marking and the wheel rim too. It has front shoe brake and the rear drum brake type TAIZHENG and plastic brake handles. Mudguards of steel, balance wheels, plastic basket in front of handle-bar, bandage on cross-bar, bell, back mirror.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of: - the braking effect of the brakes is not sufficient, - the handle diameter of the handle-bar is 28 mm whereas 40 mm is required, - the handle-bar does not withstand the impact test of 15 Nm but only fulfils 10 Nm, - the upper edge of the saddle backrest is 250 mm while it should not exceed 125 mm, - the saddle column does not withstand the impact test, - the chain guard does not cover the inner side of sprocket and join points of chain and sprocket.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14765.

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

 

27
0340/09

Latvia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters - SPORT

Brand: KELE

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters of various colours with flashing lights when ignited, with inscription "SPORT" on one side.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

This product poses a risk of fire and burns because flashing light on lighters is attractive to children particularly those under the age of 51 months who may confuse it with a toy.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which prohibits placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
0341/09

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas light chain

Brand: Galerías Lorens

Name:

Type/number of model: Lot: 12538

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four different types of Christmas light chains. The packaging is a cardboard box with writing in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of: - inadequate resistance to humidity, - inadequate insulation resistance and electric strength, - inadequate construction of external and internal wiring.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

29
0342/09

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Bicycle for young children

Brand: SUPREMA

Name:

Type/number of model: Fly 16" No. of frame MY 004

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's bicycle in a blue, red, white and yellow colour combination with a green basket in the front, two 16" wheels with mudguards and 2 additional small stabiliser side-wheels, 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, carrier on the back, marking "SUPREMA".

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the handlebar grips are not sufficient and their ends are not protected. This could cause the child's hands to slip from the handlebars and lead to a fall while riding, - the bicycle is not equipped with a chain-guard that fully shields the chain, - the stabiliser wheels do not pass the longitudinal load test which could result in loss of stability.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

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

 

30
0343/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s overalls

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: 9611

Batch number/Barcode: 0259194000031

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s overalls with a hood containing cords, intended for children aged 0-3, with a motif in the form of a teddy bear on the front decorated with 5 small glass stones and 2 glass hearts. There is a label attached to the product containing the following information: "Jumbo, 03m, Made in China, MHNΩN" and further information in a foreign language.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the stones and the hearts may detach from the overall and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder;

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

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

 

31
0344/09

Sweden

Category: Chemical products

Product: Spray paint - Enamel spray paint EDP Propeller Black

Brand: Quicksilver

Name:

Type/number of model: Part no: 92-802878Q50, EAN-code: 74506103985

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Enamel spray paint in a can (Net wt 12 oz / 340 g). The can is marked: "Quicksilver Marine parts & accessories", “EDP Propeller Black” and contains warnings about flammable contents.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.8% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should 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. Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.

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

 

32
0345/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Eyeliner

Brand: Hashmi Kohl Aswad

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: SA-17/07 (blister pack)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black powder in gold plastic container with screw top and blister packaging

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains toxic heavy metals and in particular 774425 mg/kg of lead.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Sales ban ordered by the authorities. A press release has been issued.  

 

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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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Disclaimer - EN

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Disclaimer - DE

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