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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 12 (Published on: 03/04/2009)

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No.
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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0419/09

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Suspension forks 888RC3 and 888RC3WC for bicycles

Brand: MARZOCCHI

Name:

Type/number of model: Models manufactured between 10 July 2007 and 15 September 2007. Date codes starting T07D07, T07D08 and T07D09.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Suspension forks for bicycles

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, if compressed violently, the fork may jam and fail to return to the starting position. This can cause loss of control of the bicycle and the rider may fall. The fork can also suddenly un-jam if the user attempts to repair. Incidents reported.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Greece  

2
0420/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Ball-pen with suction cup

Brand: KIK

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 5297800911100000100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ball-point pens in the form of fantasy birds made of solid transparent plastic (1 x yellow and 1 x lilac), with coloured artificial hair. A suction cup made of soft transparent plastic is attached to the feet.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 50% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
0421/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks

Brand: OBS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Opal: Battery with 9 rounds 2. 5-round roman candle 3. Glinting surprise: battery with 9 rounds: two different effects

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain :

1. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 7 075 mg/kg,

2. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 1 035 mg/kg,

3. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 5 730 mg/kg in green/violet effect and 5 470 mg/kg in green and crackling effect.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

4
0422/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks - Kakow SI brand K13 and Phoenix SI brand K15

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rocket - 25-round battery

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain:

1. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 247 mg/kg,

2. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 3 425 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

5
0423/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. "Dragerør" ("dragon" roman candle): roman candle with 8 rounds and 2 different effects

2. X-Red: battery with 36 rounds and 6 different effects

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain:

1. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of more than 6 000 mg/kg in blue effect,

2. POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 900 mg/kg in red and blue effect and 4 900 mg/kg in gold effect.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

6
0424/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: JIMEI

Name:

Type/number of model: Style JM-7801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ shoes, black in colour. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: “JIMEI DESIGNED IN SPAIN. STYLE No JM-7801 COLOUR BLACK”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 19 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear. 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.  

 

7
0425/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: MARIA MARE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 3758

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ boots, black in colour. The packaging is a cardboard box labelled as follows: “BOTAS DE SEÑORA MOD. 3758 COLOR NEGRO” (Ladies' boots, model 3758, colour: black). In addition to the boots, the cardboard box contains a white sachet reading: “MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 102.4 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachets included in the packaging. 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.  

 

8
0426/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: TOO MUCH

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 8236

.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' long boots, black or brown in colour. Attached to the boots by a plastic thread is a cardboard tag marked "TOO MUCH". The packaging is a black cardboard box marked "TOO MUCH-SHOES COLLECTION-REF 8236", colour and number. As well as the boots, which are wrapped in tissue paper, the box contains five paper sachets; two are white with black lettering, and marked with the words “DESICCANT SILICA GEL THROW AWAY” DO NOT EAT”. Another two sachets are printed with the words “DESICCANT BIOCHEMICAL DRY DO NOT EAT” in blue, and one other sachet is marked with “MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT” in green.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in all three types of sachets included in the packaging. 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.

One incident reported.

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

 

9
0427/09

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains adaptor used in Philips DVD Player/Recorder/VCR combi/hts and DVD/Photo Frame

Brand: Philips and DVE

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Portable DVD: Product brand -PHILIPS. The by-pack adaptor can be either one of the following two trademarks: “DVE” as trademark, model# DSA-9W-09 FUK 090100 or “PHILIPS” as trademark, model# AY4132/05. Only date codes within the following range are being recalled from market: Date code from AA07 to BB08. Where AA is from 31 to 53 both inclusive (e.g. 3107, 3207…5307). Where BB is from 01 to 43 both inclusive (e.g. 0108, 0208…4308). Product model# (Philips brand) that are sold with the above adaptors: PET716/05PET716S/05DCP750/05DCP850/05DCP951/05Group.

2. Photo Frame: Product model# 7FF2FPAS/05 is sold with the above adaptor. Product brand is PHILIPS. Only the by-pack adaptor with “DVE” brand will be recalled: “DVE” as trademark, model# DSA-9W-05 FUK 050150. Only date codes of the adaptor within the following range will be recalled from market: Date code from the adaptor AA07 to BB08. Where AA is from 31 to 53 both inclusive (e.g. 3107, 3207…5307). Where BB is from 01 to 43 both inclusive (e.g. 0108, 0208…4308). Date code: Same as above.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The device to be recalled is the AC/DC adaptor that was sold with the above appliances.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the upper plug housing may give way exposing the live parts. One incident reported.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 60065.

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

 

10
0428/09

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Massage cream - Massage und Pflege Balsam, 100% naturrein - Sheabutter (Massage and skin-care cream, 100% pure shea butter)

Brand: Aurea

Name:

Type/number of model: Lot identification: 04.2009-12.2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jar of opaque white plastic with plastic screw-top, 500 ml

Country of origin: Austria


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated with the pathogen "staphylococcus aureus" which can cause bacterial infection of the parts of the body treated with this cosmetic product. In addition, according to the labelling and advertising, this product can also be used on babies.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
0429/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: BALLERI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model TT7908-6, colour: black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flat, loafer-style ladies’ black shoes, with white stitching along the seams and metal link embellishment on the front. The packaging is a cardboard box with orange and red flowers on a gold-coloured background.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachets included in the packaging. 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.  

 

12
0430/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Blow pipe with darts - Foam Missile

Brand: Slammer

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: PLU: 235245, Bar code: 8712916541141.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange and grey blow pipe with 5 yellow foam projectile darts with orange suction cups. Cardboard blister packaging with instructions marked “Not suitable for children under 3 years due to the risk of swallowing of small parts.”

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup component on four of the darts can be detached with a force of less then 5N and it 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 by the distributor.  

The Netherlands  

13
0431/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts - Model gun

Brand: Fun-tastic ( Cartoon toys)

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no. 59486, Bar code: 5025066594862, Item no. 3854.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow, pink and blue plastic toy gun with four red foam darts with red suction cup ends. Attached to a cardboard blister pack. Packaging marked: WARNING: Do not use any bullets/darts/arrows or any other projectiles except those supplied with this toy. Do not aim at eyes or face. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 6 years.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup component of all four projectiles can be detached with a force of less than 90N (i.e. two can be detached at 22N and 29N and the other two can be detached at 20N and 24N) and they fit into the small parts cylinder. As children often put suction cups into their mouths to moisten them, there is a risk that the suction cup detaches in the mouth and this could pose a potential choking or asphyxiation hazard to a child, by blocking the airway.

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.  

 

14
0432/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots - Women's ankle boots

Brand: Coconel

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.-No 202754.001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black ankle boots with zip, black textile lining and a metal ring, size 39

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of benzene (283.5 mg/kg).

In addition the product also contains toluene, formaldehyde and dimethylfumarate (DMF).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

15
0433/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Digital table clock

Brand: CAIXING

Name:

Type/number of model: CX-868

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The clock is made of silver coloured plastic. The LED display is located on the front side behind the red plexi plate, and it displays time, date, temperature and various modes. There are 5 grey plastic buttons on the top. Main components: mains plug without marking (6 A; 250 V); mains supply cable without marking (PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/500 V); transformer without marking.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the plug is non-compliant, - cord anchorage is missing.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Poland  

16
0434/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's vest

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 331716, bar code: 0 256534 000034

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s (girl’s) knitted vest with stripes in various colours. On the waist area of the vest, there is a drawstring and decorative pompoms (in white, pink, green, and blue). On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “JUMBO, 04 YEARS” and information concerning the product (the composition and the country of origin of the product). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached on the vest, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 04 YEARS” and information about the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Composition: 100% acrylic. Sizes: 12, 18 and 24 months, 04 and 06 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area with free ends which protrude 170 mm each. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area shall protrude by a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat.

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

 

17
0435/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908264450034; HS58650/53673; No 6210.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a mobile phone with buttons in the shapes of fruits. The toy is coloured pink with blue, violet, green and pink coloured buttons. By pressing any of the buttons, different sounds are emitted. The toy is powered by 2 button batteries (L1154), which are not attached. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information in Polish concerning the product, name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the detected noise limit is 99 dB which exceeds the maximum limit of 80dB.

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.  

 

18
0436/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Kitchen play set - Cook play set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5903116699340; No 190B.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a set of kitchen and cooking utensils made of plastic coloured pink, blue, yellow, green, violet, beige and brown. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag, closed with folded cardboard with inscriptions “Great time for picnic”, “Cook play set”. On the stickers there are the following markings and warnings: CE mark, EAN number, name and address of importer, “Made in China”, “Use under supervision of an adult”, “Not intended for children aged 0-3”, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction, “May contain small parts”, “May have sharp edges or endings”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges and burrs on different items in the set.

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

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

 

19
0437/09

Denmark

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative articles - strawberry and apple

Brand: Sia Home Fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Strawberry: 3 533591 692400, Apple: 3 533591 660645

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

- Strawberry: Decorative article made of red plastic. The green leaves on top are made of synthetic material. The strawberries are soft and filled with air. The approximate size of an article is 64 x 42 mm.

- Apple: Decorative article with a stalk made of hard plastic. The colour of the apple is red and it resembles a real apple. The apple has a thin golden thread attached, so that it can be hung up. The apple has no distinct smell. The approximate size of the article is 56 x 60 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (the leaves on the strawberry can be pulled off and swallowed, and pieces of the apple can be bitten off and swallowed). These parts can be detached with forces of less than 37 N and they fit into the small parts cylinder. Due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for a foodstuff (strawberry or apple). This may lead children or visually-disabled persons to take a bite and swallow it. This can 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

20
0439/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boots - Graceland, black boots

Brand: Graceland

Name:

Type/number of model: Graceland Article No 1 111 429 size. 40

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black lace-up boots in artificial leather with black fabric lining.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of 78 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the lining of the footwear and 0.6 mg/kg of DMF which is released from the lining when worn. 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.

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

Poland,
Germany  

21
0440/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy hammer with sound effects, battery-operated

Brand: AOON TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 55-4748, ref. 084548,

Batch number/Barcode: 8499690845480

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy hammer with sound effects, battery-operated. The product is contained in a sealed plastic net bag with a cardboard label bearing the words: AOON TOYS, Made in China. It bears the symbol for children aged under 3 years and the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because it can easily break, giving rise to sharp pieces.

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

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

 

22
0441/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s costume witch - Kinder kostum HEXE

Brand: Lucida Handicraft/Kaufland Warenhandel

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM No 6002259, DE16000048, NO 88730, EAN code: 4300175417723

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Witch’s costume for children, consisting of short-sleeved dress and witch’s hat, made of various black textile materials. Dress with lilac-coloured textile sleeves and orange and gold trim. Hat with orange textile band sewn onto the side, and gold foil. Hat brim with metal reinforcement.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains prohibited azo dyes, 92 mg/kg of amine 4-aminoazobenzene, in the hat’s black textile material.

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

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

 

23
0442/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots - PASTORAMA

Brand: COOLWAY

Name:

Type/number of model: 14574

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' brown boots The packaging is a cardboard box labelled: "Coolway - Model. Pastorama - color 2907669 Nº 39- BOTA PASTOMAP RFA. 14574".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 223 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the boots. 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.  

 

24
0443/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks - Jiang

Brand: Jiang

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rocket.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 3 430 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

25
0444/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks - Royal First Class Intensity

Brand: ROYAL

Name:

Type/number of model: Art nr 1011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery with 16 rounds and 2 different effects.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because it contains the POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 93 mg/kg in blue/yellow effect.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

26
0445/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks - Festival palmetræ/festival palm tree

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: SS6002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rocket.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 5 109 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

27
0446/09

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks - Denver Red Eye

Brand: Apollo

Name:

Type/number of model: U100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rocket.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the POP hexachlorbenzene in a quantity of 1 890 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with Regulation 850/2004/EC on persistent organic pollutants.

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

 

28
0447/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle - Top Quality / Wooden playpuzzle

Brand: Simplex

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN No 8710181513009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Five-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle with animal motifs

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 704 mg/kg of formaldehyde (maximum allowed limit 80 mg/kg).

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

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

The Netherlands  

29
0448/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp – desk lamp

Brand: Techno-Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: R08W19 (GUMI DELFIN 1046), batch No. R08W19

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lampshade of the product is made of blue rubber and is in the form of a dolphin, with a spiral-shaped base. The lamp is supplied with an E14 10 W bulb. Technical specifications: 230 V, E14, 10 W, Class II, IP20.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp is not supplied with a transformer/converter generating extra low voltage, as is required for the child-appealing lamp,

- the lampholder is not secured against torque during replacement of the bulb.

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

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

Poland  

30
0449/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Footwear

Brand: Roberto Botella

Name:

Type/number of model: Models: M5752, M5760, M5773, M5798, M5807, M5823, M5828, M5829, M5842, M5843, M5856, M5859, M5872, M5895, M5907, M5915, M5936, M5941 and M5945

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Footwear packaged in cardboard boxes. Inside the boxes are white sachets printed with the following text in green: "MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT."

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

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

 

31
0450/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hand mixer - COMFORT

Brand: VINCHI

Name:

Type/number of model: MX-002A, bar code: 5999883027417

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is made of white plastic with a yellow insert at the speed switch. Beaters are supplied with the product. Main components with the product: mains plug (YYEAC, YXD-01, 2,5 A, 250 V, VDE); mains supply cable (YUYAO YUXIANG, H03VVH2-F 2X0,5mm 2, VDE); motor (HD 45/15, 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Z.P Class: B), suppression capacitor (MEX GPF, 275 V~, 40/085/21/C 0,1 μFK, X2, + marks of approval). Technical parameters: 220-240 V; 50 Hz; 150 W; Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the beaters are interchangeable and there is no device/protection preventing the food from getting into the appliance,

- the supply cable is not properly fixed to the terminals (only soldered).

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

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

 

32
0451/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Set of bow and blow pipe - Action Archery - Blow Pipe

Brand: Fun-tastic

Name:

Type/number of model: 2735/2301

Batch number/Barcode: 5025066405854

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red and turquoise bow with two red arrows with black suction cups and a red, green and yellow blow pipe with four yellow foam darts with green suction cups. Packaging is multi-coloured cardboard blister pack with instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the suction cups detach from the arrows and the foam darts at considerably less force than 90N and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder,

- injuries because arrows can be fired without the sucker ends, meaning that the arrows would be classed as ‘rigid projectiles without resilient impact surfaces’ and the kinetic energy of 0.56J exceeds the permitted maximum of 0.08J for rigid projectiles.

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

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

 

33
0452/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Vision

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 7460745604872; No 636-100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a pink folding mobile phone with a picture of a doll and the “Vision” inscription. The toy is powered by 2 button batteries (L1154), which are attached. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information in Polish concerning the product, name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, a pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts".

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the emission sound pressure is 98dB, whereas the limit for close-to-the-ear toys is 80 dB.

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

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

 

34
0453/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Jie Cheng Toys (JC)

Name:

Type/number of model: JC-6670, EAN 5907800860825, AL. 3407.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a mobile phone with a picture of bird. The toy is coloured red, with yellow and silver on the front. It is powered by 2 R6 batteries, which are not attached. The packaging is a cardboard box. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information in Polish concerning the product, name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, a pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts".

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is 98dB, whereas the limit for close-to-the-ear toys is 80 dB.

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

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

 

35
0454/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - SCENTED CANDLE

Brand: COFFEE

Name:

Type/number of model: REF: 24551,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205609 245516

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative coffee-scented candles in the shape of brown or white coloured small chocolates with brown or white topping (approximate dimensions: diameter 3.6 cm, height 2.1 cm), placed on a metallic base. The candles are packed in six pieces in a cardboard box (approx. dimensions: 15.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 2.8 cm), decorated with images of coffee beans. The candles cannot be bought separately.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, it may be mistaken for a foodstuff (chocolate). This may lead children to put it into their mouths, cut it into pieces 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.  

 

36
0455/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Brake booster

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name:

Type/number of model: models 159, Brera and Spider all types (Recall Campaign 5338)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns ALFA ROMEO 159, Brera and Spider (all types) vehicles with 3.2 V6 engine and automatic transmission, both left-hand drive and right-hand drive, with chassis numbers:

- 159 - Chassis numbers from 7029869 to 7158997,

- Brera/Spider chassis numbers from 5000021 to 5024089

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the brake pedal can be stiff when pressed for the first few times after starting the cold engine at altitudes higher than 1000 metres above sea level. This is due to insufficient brake booster assistance caused by low vacuum at low engine speed at high altitude immediately after cranking and could cause a risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Portugal,
Sweden  

37
0456/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: BABY TEAM

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 2080

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket in grey, orange, green and blue with a hood containing elastic drawstrings that end in plastic toggles. On the front of the jacket there is embroidery with the following inscription in English: “THE WINNER PUPPY, 23, Challenge by Puppy”. Size: 18 months.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

38
0457/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's high chair

Brand: Fisher Price

Name: 3 in 1 High Chair to Booster Seat

Type/number of model: P6028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's high chair which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. It includes a removable tray, height adjustment and folds for storage.

Country of origin: Mexico


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the seat is occupied and the release latch is released, the booster seat portion can fall. In addition, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place and the child can fall out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands  

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

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

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

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


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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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