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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 10 (Published on: 20/03/2009)

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Notification 0257/09 of week 7 of 2009 has been removed.

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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
0346/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s padded waistcoat

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Article N°SB102-24, barcode 0252114000036.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s padded waistcoat with a zip, pink coloured, with beads attached to the front in the shape of flowers. There is a label attached to the product containing the following information: "Jumbo", 24m, shell: 100% polyester, lining: 100% polyester, padding: 100% polyester, "Made in China", and instructions for use.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the flowers may be detached from the coat and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.

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

 

2
0347/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Set of 3 plastic dolls

Brand: TEDi

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 36452001211000000300 208; No.: 6004; order/article No.: 36452/00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 small dolls – approximately 10 cm high, in colourful clothes, 2 with blonde hair and 1 with brown – each with a small animal figure (horse, dog and goat); dolls' heads and animal figures in soft plastic. Packaging: transparent plastic tube divided into 3 "storeys" (1 per doll and animal figure)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the dolls' heads contain 13.82% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the animal figures contain 0.88% by weight of DEHP and 0.75% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

3
0348/09

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Set of four baby bibs - "4=1"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Season: 208, WGR: 884, order No: 7113300, EAN: 71133008841000000299;

2. Season: 208, WGR: 884, order No: 3309500,EAN: 33095008841000000299

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two sets of four assorted baby bibs, each consisting of one white textile side with printed design and backed with white plastic film, each edged with a coloured textile seam binding (1x light green, 1x yellow, 1x beige-brown, 1x light blue), with extended ends for tying (direct skin contact).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the light green and beige-brown seam bindings on the respective bibs contain the amine 4-aminoazobenzene, at a level of 73 mg/kg in the light green seam binding and 111 mg/kg in the beige-brown one,

- the light green, olive green and dark blue seam bindings on the respective bibs contain the amine 4-aminoazobenzene, at a level of 72 mg/kg in the light green seam binding, over 1 000 mg/kg in the olive green one and 112 mg/kg in the dark blue one.

These products do not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

4
0349/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Aerodrome playset

Brand: HLD

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 9891, Bar code: 8888200839444.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a self-assembly kit containing planes, trucks and various structures typical of an aerodrome. Packaging: A cardboard box with an image of two children playing, the words “Aerodrome Playset” and other texts in English.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because :

- it has tubes and rigid components in the form of projections which constitute a puncture hazard to children,

- when applying a tensile force of 60 N to the wheels of the planes and vehicles for 110 seconds, the wheels can easily become detached leaving the axis exposed, which can be hazardous to children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

5
0350/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s pullover - "Superstar Deejay" Girl’s polo

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 331951, bar code: 0 277579 000032

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s polo-neck sweater in pink with fabric, decorative cords in the neck area. On the front of the pullover there is embroidery depicting a guitar and a flower. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label marked: “JUMBO, 02 YEARS” and containing information about the product (composition and country of origin). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the pullover marked: “Jumbo, 18 months” which contains information such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Composition: 100% acrylic. Sizes: 02 to 08 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of :

- decorative cords in the neck area (sizes 02, 04 and 06). 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,

- cords in the neck area with length from 80 to 200 mm (size 08).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

6
0351/09

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother - "Keep-it-Kleen pacifier"

Brand: RaZbaby

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 857371000098, Batch: 0703

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A soother for babies and young children with a butterfly, open effect, coloured plastic cover that closes around a silicone teat when dropped in order to keep it clean. Printed, decorated knob and a clear, non-flexible, plastic shield which has two ventilation holes. The packaging is marked: "The only pacifier that closes instantly when it drops!" and contains a warning; “Do not tie the pacifier around baby’s neck as it presents a strangulation danger”. On the back of the package there is information in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking because the soother can split into five pieces. Each piece is a small part which poses a choking hazard to babies or young children.

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

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

 

7
0352/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set – trousers and top

Brand: Chernomorka

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1623

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set – a pair of trousers and a top, intended for children under 7 years of age, with a hood provided with functional cords. Several labels are attached to the product containing information about the composition, the size, the producer, the price, international symbols for washing, ironing and an additional label containing a code – 1623. The product is sold in transparent polythene packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.

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

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

 

8
0353/09

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: S40/V50/C30

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model year 2007 with 4-cyl diesel engine, D4164T and D4204T, with following VINs:

- S40 VIN:0250050-0296660,

- V50 VIN: 0270052-0313575,

- C30 VIN:0000263-0010315

Country of origin: Sweden

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the cover of the electrical cooling fan control unit does not meet requirements and may lead to water penetration and an electrical malfunction in the control unit. In the worst case scenario, this condition may cause a short circuit and local overheating of the control unit. Should this occur, a fire could start in the engine bay. Since the fan is permanently connected to battery voltage, a fire could also start when the vehicle is parked - both in a key-on and key-off position.

Three incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Bulgaria,
The Netherlands  

9
0354/09

United Kingdom

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas appliances - NEW WORLD & BELLING Gas Grill and Cooker - GLEN DIMPLEX. LEISURE ALTA & FLAVEL Gas Grill and Cooker - BEKO PLC

Brand: Belling, New world, Leisure and Flavel

Name:

Type/number of model: See the attached list

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Items are all double cavity gas cookers (separate Gas Grill and Cooker).

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the grills in the cookers were found to give off dangerous levels of CO when operated with the doors closed.

Four accidents reported.

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

 

10
0355/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy puppy with a collar marked "Offrez moi un merveilleux Noël" ("Give me a wonderful Christmas")

Brand: UNADEV

Name:

Type/number of model: batch code: Q1003979 et Q1003237, supplier reference: 1018685

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stuffed soft toy puppy, brown in colour with a predominantly red collar around its neck. Its eyes and nose are of black plastic and its mouth of red and black fabric. It comes with a metal chain and heart-shaped metal pendant. The word “UNADEV” appears on the red collar and on the metal pendant.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because of the presence of small unattached parts (heart-shaped pendant and chain), or parts that can become detached at a force of less than 90N (one of the eyes), which can be ingested or inhaled.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and destruction of the product.  

 

11
0356/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: ESS

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. 2098

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White boots made of synthetic material and textile. Inside they carry a label stating the composition and "Made in China". The packaging is a lilac-coloured box which reads ESS model 2098.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate in the footwear and in the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

One incident reported

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

 

12
0357/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes - Patent leather shoes

Brand: LATINAS

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 821161

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black patent leather shoes with a red lining. The word "LATINAS" appears inside the shoe and on the paper used to wrap them. The packaging is a cardboard box marked with the word “LATINAS” and other text. Inside the box are two sachets marked: "Mouldproof Agent Do Not Eat"

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

13
0358/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes - Moccasins

Brand: Benini Shoes

Name:

Type/number of model: A-8352. Ref. 051/101, Bar Code: 9232083520071

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown moccasin type shoe with buckle. The packaging is a yellow cardboard box with a label bearing the pictograms indicating the composition of the shoe, the identification of the importer, the barcode and the words "Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachets contained in the packaging (bearing the word “mouldproof”). Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

14
0359/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Benavente

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Sabrina Cua Charol Mod. 32022, 2. Sabri Cha Mod. 36048 Ref. 83694

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Manoletina"-type shoes. Model 32022 Sabrina Cua Black patent leather and Model 36048 Ref. 83694 Sabri Bordeaux-coloured Cha. They have a label reading: BENAVENTE CALZADOS. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: BENAVENTE Made in China. Inside there are two sachets marked SILICA GEL and MOULDPROOF.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the presence of dimethylfumarate in the footwear and in the sachets contained in the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

15
0360/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: Model C2,

EC type-approvals e2*2001/116*0316*,

e2*2001/116*0339*,

e2*2001/116*0283*,

e2*2001/116*0284*,

e2*2001/116*0309*

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles built between 15 March 2008 and 19 March 2008. Vehicle identification numbers VF7JM8HZC97533771 to VF7JMNFSC97534771. The recall is taking place under code YJH. Information is provided by official dealers.

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries as, due to poor attachment of the rear seat bases, the rear seat-base fixings may become damaged and the seat base may not stay in place. This means that the rear seat passengers may not be restrained properly in the event of a collision.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece,
Portugal,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

16
0361/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Type 906

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Concerns vehicles built between 2 June 2006 – 23 November 2006, VIN range: WD*906*5**N304272 to N318869 and. S105093 to S129722.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the bushing of the parking brake adjuster can break due to insufficient wall thickness. If this happens, the brake can lose its holding power.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

Sweden,
Spain,
Portugal  

17
0362/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fishing game - Fishing – Funny set

Brand: Boys Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° GH2677 Code. 35510 N°. 9909 CON IMANES

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562355107

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic fishing game with batteries containing two rods and 18 coloured fish. The packaging is a blister pack. FISHING NO. 9909B, MADE IN CHINA, CE, barcode, importer details and the statement: "Warning: contains small parts which may be ingested or inhaled. Not recommended for children under 36 months of age. Please keep this label for future reference”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the warning concerning magnetic toys is not displayed.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2008/329/EC requiring Member States to ensure that magnetic toys placed or made available on the market display a warning about the health and safety risks they pose.

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

 

18
0363/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft doll

Brand: Shu Yi Baby

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blond-haired doll with a soft body: the arms, legs and face are made of soft plastic. It has different outfits, one of which consists of a checked dress and cap, a white knitted jersey, a jacket with a fur trim and a scarf. Packaging: packed in a transparent plastic bag inside a cardboard box with a sticker. The instructions for changing the batteries are in English.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag does not have air holes, as required given that the average thickness is less than 0.038 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

19
0364/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Chihuahua

Brand: Van de Walle

Name:

Type/number of model: JF 08650

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Velour soft toy in the form of a seated Chihuahua. The dog is white with embroidered eyes and wears a turquoise jacket with seven buttons.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 2 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

21
0366/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: F & D

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6 F&D 80776 (batch code),
7000077210745 (barcode)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink top for children with printed patterns, tinsels and functional cord in the neck area.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a serious risk of:

- strangulation due to the presence of the free ends of the functional cord in the neck area by which the child can get entrapped. Therefore it does not comply with the safety requirement of the relevant European standard EN 14682,

- choking because the tiny decorating tinsels can be removed with a very low force.

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

 

22
0367/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy - Shangsou Toys Factory – Quacker Float

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: QKU 16651, EAN 8519989166512

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim-ring made of softened, yellow plastic in the form of a duck with blue print "Quacker Float". It is sold in a plastic package with a sticky label bearing the CE mark, type and dimension. There is a paper label inside where the age category 0-3 is specified. The safety warnings on the product and on the label are in a foreign language only.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the layer of inflatable swim-ring contains 23% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.517% of by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and the valve contains 13.4% of DEHP and 0.88% of DINP.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
0368/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' ankle boots

Brand: WSK

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: S36708

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' ankle boots with velcro fastening. The packaging is a cardboard box which contains a sachet marked "SILICA GEL". The box carries the statements: Velcro boot. 010211236708. Black Model 5: WSK.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

24
0369/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts - Airgun Game

Brand: Jing Met

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907784420336; No 555 81 (on the cardboard), G 162094 – on the sticker.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a gun 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, coloured yellow, red, black and green. Packaging blister pack on cardboard marked with the name of the toy, “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, "Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and a warning “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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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the inappropriate dimension of the darts, which are 29 mm long. According to the standard, they should be at least 57 mm in length.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

25
0370/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons with whistles – set of four

Brand: ARPEX

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907667211235.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a set of four balloons, made of pink, navy blue, light blue and orange rubber, with whistles made of red plastic. The label attached to the packaging of the toy contains the following information: CE mark, barcode, the inscription: “Made in Spain”; the name and the address of the distributor, information and warnings: “Store in a temperature of +10°C”, “Made of natural rubber”, "Attention! Only for children over 8 years. Risk of choking or suffocation”, “The supervision of an adult required” etc.

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the whistle can be detached and it fully fits 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.  

 

26
0371/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy - Funtastic – Flowered Heart

Brand: BJ Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: model 81082; EAN:8595046388233

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable heart made of softened plastic decorated with flower motifs. The product is sold in a plastic bag with a self-adhesive label bearing the following information: CE mark; type; dimension; age category 0-3; and safety requirements. Inside the plastic packaging there is a cardboard label with a picture of the toy and a notice in English concerning the age limit 3+.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the material of the inflatable heart contains 1.92% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 13.3% of by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and the valve contains 23.8% of DEHP and 2.63% of DINP.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

27
0372/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy - Eight unguis fish

Brand: Senior toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 2010

Batch number/Barcode: 5900851234621

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a spider with a cord, which moves on eight wheels. The cord is ended with a small ring handle. While the toy is moving all the legs wobble and rotate which causes a noise to be emitted from the rattles situated in the endings of the legs, beneath a transparent plastic cup. With the toy, there is a tag with a CE mark and the following markings: name and address of the importer”, “Made in China”, EAN number. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the necessity of storing the packaging, due to useful information, but not within reach of children, the packaging is not a toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of :

- choking, because the ring handle, which fits into the small parts cylinder may be easily detached;

- suffocation due to the inappropriate length of the cord which is 375 mm, while according to the standard it should be 220 mm.

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 importer.  

 

28
0373/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Cosmetic set for dolls - Party girl collection

Brand: Weigian

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900733006292; No. 3532.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of five eye shadows, an applicator and a lipstick. The packaging is made of light blue cardboard with a transparent plastic blister. On the cardboard part of the packaging there is the following information: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3”, ingredients. The packaging and markings suggest that there are different types of this toy available consisting of similar products. There is also a sticker with information and warnings in Polish, the name and address of importer and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the green eye shadow contains 260.3 mg/kg of chromium (maximum in the standard 60 mg/kg) and 1181.5 mg/kg of lead (maximum in the standard 90 mg/kg). 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 distributor.  

 

29
0374/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Blue Light (1-15),
Pollyflame (16),
CONEY (17)

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. beer bottle opener,
2. motor spark-plug,
3. lighter–pendant in shape of apple,
4. lighter in shape of compass,
5. lighter–pendant with compass,
6. bottle cap,
7. lighter–pendant in shape of pouch with a hand,
8. hand shell,
9. medallion with relief of woman,
10. lighter with switchblade knife and compass,
11. lighter with switchblade knife, compass and thermometer,
12. lighter– small snap-hook with compass and digital watch,
13. mobile phone,
14. lighter - small snap-hook with compass and thermometer,
15. flat bottle,
16. lighter with imitation of screwdriver,
17. lighter - boat,
18. gun with laser gunsight,
19. pen

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 01045,
2. 01057,
3. HD 13396-97-98,
4. PL200,
5. 80972,
6. 80993,
7. HD 14176-77,
8. HD1476-77,
9. HD 14185-86,
10. HD 16819,
11. HD 16788,
12. HD 16409,
13. HD 16881,
14. HD 16408,
15. 166775,
16. HD 16411,
17. 4041,
18. 40065,
19. 8260872

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighters of various shapes.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

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

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

 

30
0375/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother holder with sound emitting element

Brand: Ranieri argenti

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 5104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a soother with a silver-plated holder incorporating a sound emitting element. The packaging is a gift box within which the product is wrapped in paper. The labelling of the box reads: "Ranieri Argenti" and carries reference no. 5104. Inside the box there is a card with the Ranieri Argenti brand and a series of statements in Italian. It also reads "Argento 92.5 %. Made in Italy".

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries,
Strangulation,
Choking

The products poses a risk of:

- injuries because the chain links have an accessible aperture with a diameter larger than 5.5 mm and smaller than 12 mm which may cause finger entrapment;

- strangulation because the length of the chain is greater than 220 mm;

- choking because:

- the central part of the button on the fastener can become loose, and this may generate a small part,

- during the tensile test the components of the element for fastening the soother to the clothes come apart,

- the batteries should not be accessible in toys for children younger than 3 years of age.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586, EN 62115 and EN 71.

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

 

31
0376/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's clothing set - Baby's top and trousers

Brand: GRACE

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: Batch code: 6 G 89139,
bar code: 7000078103750

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red baby's top with hood and trousers, supplied with knotted drawstrings in the hood and bottom of the trousers, decorated with tinsels. Size: 12M.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the decorative tinsels can be easily detached,

- strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings supplied with knots in the hood area,

- injuries due to the presence of a free-ended drawstring in the trousers.

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.  

 

32
0377/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Qing pal

Name:

Type/number of model: No 7260, EAN 5908249003927

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy, green and silver mobile phone with a picture of Spiderman. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1.5V batteries, which are not supplied. Blister pack with a picture of a girl playing with the phone, and pictures of five different models of the toy. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish, the name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product, EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep the packaging for further use of information”. On the packaging or sticker there is no data about the licence etc; for that reason the product may be treated as counterfeited.

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 99 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 withdrawal from the market.  

 

33
0378/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: GIOSEPPO

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Galvano, Ref. 67914-01,

Batch number/Barcode: 8432851975282

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ white boots packed in a cardboard box. The label carries the following information: Customer service. Style: 67914-01, model: Galvano, colour: white, size: 40 and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

34
0379/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: Seagull

Name:

Type/number of model: 6 SeGu 998/CSQ-998,

Batch number/Barcode: 7000076644729

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sports trousers with a pink stripe at the sides, with drawstrings in the waist area and at the bottom of the legs. The free length of the drawstring with knots at both ends when closed: 360 mm, when opened: 270 mm. Size: 140/6

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstring with knots in the waist area is too long and is not fixed. In addition, the drawstrings in the legs may pose a serious risk of injury to the child if it gets entrapped.

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.  

 

35
0380/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Baby Peggie

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: BB 306

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby with plastic head, arms and legs and soft body

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 38% of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) in the plastic head of the toy.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

36
0418/09

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Television

Brand: Sharp

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: LC-26SB25E.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 26 inches (65 cm), black cover.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock when the following circumstances appear simultaneously:

- the TV is wall-mounted,

- the TV is connected to the main power supply,

- the TV is switched on,

- the direct force applied to the left fixing point of the wall-mounting is 8.5 kg, or the force applied to the right of the lower front cabinet is 15 kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Estonia,
Malta  

(*)

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

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

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

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


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


Disclaimer - EN

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Disclaimer - DE

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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