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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 13 (Published on: 10/04/2009)

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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
0458/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' boots

Brand: POLONI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model B81587,

Batch number/Barcode: 72049102131587 010 084 06

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ grey boots packed in a cardboard box labelled with the Poloni logo along with a desiccant sachet with a tablet inside and a warning that it is not to be eaten. Model B81587.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the boots and 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.  

 

2
0459/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's ankle boots with velcro fastener

Brand: TOKITOS

Name:

Type/number of model: MODEL 820821

Batch number/Barcode: 3021100311134223

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's ankle boot, brown, with decorative stitching and with two Velcro fastening flaps. The word "TOKITOS" appears on one of the flaps. The shoes are packed in a cardboard box bearing photographs of children and printed with the following text: "Tokitos.- dream shoes. Modelo 820821. Color chocolate. Size 30. Comical 134223 30." Inside the box is a white sachet printed with the following text: "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 (DMF) in the footwear and in all of 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.

One incident reported.

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

 

3
0460/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes - "Marino-Hebilla" (navy buckle) girl's bootee

Brand: OLE CON OLE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 04/283005-21/29, lot 000045182920

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Navy blue girl's bootee, open on top, with a buckle to the side and decorations in the form of a flower and a heart on the front. OLE CON OLE is screen printed on the inside of the shoe. The packaging is a multicoloured cardboard box with a light blue top on which the brand OLE CON OLE is printed in red and yellow letters. The label reads BOTA MARINO HEBILLA (Navy buckle boot).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. 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.  

 

4
0461/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's shoes

Brand: TATTOO

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 822674, black "foot wear"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These are black shoes. They are packed in a cardboard box carrying an adhesive label that reads as follows: Model 822674. Colour BLACK SIZE 40. TATTOO footwear. The sole of the shoes has an adhesive label with the pictograms for the components of the footwear.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. 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.  

 

5
0462/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Mobile for the car

Brand: Latitude enfant

Name:

Type/number of model: 332036

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, padded activity mobile with little characters, a mirror and two suction cups. Dimension: 44 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cups contain 0.44% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.9% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

6
0463/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Hanging activity set

Brand: Infantino

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio: Model 550-3092/150-3092 UPC 773554030921

2. Infantino Activity Stackers: Model 558-202/158-202 UPC 773554582024.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. A toy with three figures – a sunshine figure and two bugs – suspended from a cloth wrap that attaches to a car seat or stroller. The item is marked “Infantino” on the top blue section. Products containing blue satin material are not part of this notification.

2. A pyramid made up of five removable activity rings fitting onto a soft cylinder. The very bottom largest ring contains the blue metallic material on one of the five petal shaped protrusions. A small yellow tag with “Infantino” is found on four of the rings (other than the fish ring) and the cylinder base. Products containing blue stain material are not part of this notification.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shiny blue metallic material located on the yellow flower (bottom petal) and bug wings, in the case of Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio (Model 550-3092/150-3092), and on the very bottom removable ring in the shape of one petal, in the case of Infantino Activity Stackers (Model 558-202/158-202), can separate from the white polyester backing, coming off the toy in small fabric fragments. If the blue metallic material separates from the toy, it can pose an aspiration, gagging or ingestion hazard to young children.

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

Denmark,
Sweden  

7
0464/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Clockwork mice

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clockwork toy. There are two heads of mice (violet and yellow). On the toy there is a plastic casing with small balls inside. "TOYS" is written on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of:

- choking because small parts (balls and key) can be swallowed or inspired,

- injuries because of a sharp pin.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0465/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Liquid cleanser - Saugella Poligyn – pH neutral

Brand: Saugella

Name:

Type/number of model: batch code: 06308361; 07309198.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Liquid cleanser intended specifically for intimate hygiene composed of lactic acid and camomile extract. Volume: 250 ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned for use in cosmetics and personal hygiene under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

9
0466/09

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: ELECTRA

Name:

Type/number of model: Electra bicycles with front rack

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with racks connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front rack on the bicycle can come loose and touch the front tyre, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Denmark  

10
0467/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's poncho - Poncho Giraffe

Brand: Nattou

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 135610 Bar code: 5414673135610

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An orange cotton poncho with a hood.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

This product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area. This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children (<7 years, < 134 cm) may not include drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Belgium  

11
0468/09

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cleanser for leather - Amsterdam special

Brand: Superhawk

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cleanser for Leather "AMSTERDAM SPECIAL", Markings: "DANGER"- danger symbol: "FLAMMABLE" and pictures of the flame and cross. Safety information in English. CONTENTS: Alkyl Nitrite. Adhesive danger mark. Safety information: Xn – "harmful" F – "Highly flammable", risk phrase R20/22, safety phrase S1/2, S16, S24, S46.

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 64.7% of isobutyl nitrite which is classified as a carcinogen (and mutagen) and banned in the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

12
0469/09

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cleanser for leather – "JUNGLE JUICE PLATINUM"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "JUNGLE JUICE PLATINUM, Leather Cleaner, The Original Room Odorizer" comes in a 5.3 cm high, 10 ml brown glass bottle. Children are able to reach the contents of the packaged product by easily opening the cap, which is covered with transparent plastic foil. Markings: "DANGER"- danger symbol: "FLAMMABLE"and pictures of the flame and cross. Safety information in English. CONTENTS: Alkyl Nitrite. Adhesive, danger mark. Bottle packed in black cardboard box. On the label in Lithuanian are markings: Jungle Juice Platinum, 10 ml, chemical substance. Amilnitrite, izopentilnitrite EINECS Nr. 203-770-8, CAS Nr. 110-46-3, Purpose: Leather Cleanser. Safety information: Xn – "harmful" F – "Highly flammable", risk phrase R20/22, safety phrase S1/2, S16, S24, S46.

Country of origin: Canada


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.3% of chloroform and 5.2% of isobutyl nitrite which are classified as carcinogen (and mutagen). Both are banned in the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 

13
0470/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: REALM

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. RIC-1402 (on the packaging: GSH-140IC-2, Ref. Nr.:11402),
2. GSH-100IC-2

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 6944623301059,
2. 6944623301066

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chains include 140/100 orange, green, red and blue series-parallel connected miniature lamps, a flashing unit („SPEED FUNCTION, two-core mains supply cable without marking, and a plug („2,5 A 250 V EDV”). Technical parameters: 230V 50 Hz 32W, bulb: 3,5V 0,245W, Class II, F-mark.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The products pose a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the soldered wires are not fixed in the flashing unit,

- there is no efficient protection against twisting and pulling,

- the insulation of the flashing unit is insufficient, thus flashover can occur and the product can catch fire.

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.  

 

14
0471/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's shoes

Brand: BI 4b

Name:

Type/number of model: Model STYLE No 86562, colour 654 BOSCO

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Manoletina"-type shoes, green with approximately 3 cm heeland a strap with button. The model number and brand 86562-40-bi 4 are printed. The sole of the shoe bears an adhesive label with pictograms of the components and composition of the footwear. Packaging: a pink cardboard box with a label bearing the words: “STYLE Nº 86562-COLOR 654 BOSCO SIZE 40”. The box contains two white paper sachets. One is marked in black letters: “SILICA GEL-THROW AWAY DO NOT EAT DESICCANT”; the other, with green letters, bears the words: “MOULDPROOF AGENT DO NOT EAT”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

 

15
0472/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes

Brand: JOYCA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 73837, colour CH. Fancy Black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black shoes with a velcro fastening, packed in a cardboard box. The sole has an adhesive label carrying the following information: Model 73837, colour CH.FANCY BLACK, 36.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes. 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.  

 

16
0473/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - pil-food shampoo pH 6

Brand: pil-food

Name:

Type/number of model: Various numbers with the brand Pil-food.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shampoo for fine, damaged and fragile hair, with “pH 6” and “millet extract”. Volume: 200 ml.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned in cosmetics and personal hygiene products by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

17
0474/09

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Super Glue

Name:

Type/number of model: Super Glue, 3g; EAN 4250245342960

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glue with "material from Osaka Japan" written on the packaging.

Country of origin: Japan


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because it contains approximately 30% chloroform, which is banned in preparations with a mass content of 0.1% or more and may not be put on the market according to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Cyprus,
Bulgaria,
Lithuania  

18
0476/09

Denmark

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Monsoon Accessorize

Name:

Type/number of model: 381 721 08 00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver coloured metal earrings, approximately 5 cm in diameter.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases lead.

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

 

19
0477/09

Denmark

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace

Brand: ENVY

Name:

Type/number of model:

- 319: Necklace, 5750005 305550, - 323: Necklace, 5750005 305567, - 316: Necklace, 5750005 305567, - 325: Necklace, 575000 305567.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

- 319 Necklace with gold metal pendant approximately 5 cm in diameter, embossed with bright red enamel pattern

- 323 Necklace with gold metal pendant approx. 5 cm in diameter, embossed with bright red enamel pattern

- 316 Necklace of black plastic beads with three square metal pendants on metal chain

- 325 Necklace, embossed metal pendant on black textile string, pendant approximately 2 cm in diameter

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they release lead.

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

 

20
0478/09

Denmark

Category: Jewellery

Product: Jewellery

Brand: KARVANY

Name:

Type/number of model: - 334: necklace - 340: necklace - 346: bracelet - 352: necklace - 350: bracelet - 337: necklace

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

- 334: Black textile necklace with silver coloured metal pendant, embossed, approx. 3.5 cm in diameter,

- 340: Necklace with 8 circular pendants of embossed metal,

- 346: Large metal bracelet with three shiny charms, between 2 and 3 cm in diameter,

- 352: Long thin necklace, with crystal like light red, green and light blue pendants. Three droplet shaped pendants,

- 350: Six rings held together by a single link. Three rings approximately 3 cm in diameter and three approximately 2 cm,

- 337: Long silver coloured necklace with three light blue and one bronze coloured flower shaped pendants.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the items release lead.

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

 

21
0479/09

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: “CBF600N08”, “CBF600NA08”, “CBF600S08” and “CBF600SA08”, from 2008, produced by “Honda Italia Industriale”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “Honda” motorcycles, with model numbers and VIN as follows:

1- model “CBF600N08”: - ZDCPC43E08F001479 / ZDCPC43E08F014308; - ZDCPC43E08F001839 / ZDCPC43E08F015597; - ZDCPC43E08F001109 / ZDCPC43E08F013558.

2- model “CBF600NA08”: - ZDCPC43H08F002269 / ZDCPC43H08F014788; - ZDCPC43F08F001895 / ZDCPC43F08F017938; - ZDCPC43F08F001119 / ZDCPC43F08F011851. — “CBF600S08”: - ZDCPC43A08F000769 / ZDCPC43A08F017878.

3- “CBF600SA08”: - ZDCPC43D08F000479 / ZDCPC43D08F017098; - ZDCPC43B08F000419 / ZDCPC43B08F018178; - ZDCPC43B08F000119 / ZDCPC43B08F018022; - ZDCPC43B08F000899 / ZDCPC43B08F018118.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the speedometer may display incorrect information. Water may get into the wiring and build up in the U-shaped protection tube for the ground wire. This could trigger a short-circuit in the terminal of the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) and, consequently, cause the speedometer to fail.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Iceland,
Greece,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Ireland,
Hungary  

22
0480/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: Arcade

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 15695,

Batch number/Barcode: 6438114059678

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red viscose scarf with dots in a darker red shade. Size: 70 x 180 cm

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants:

- the main red colour releases 210 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg,

- the dark red colour from the dots releases 78 mg/kg of benzidine and 74 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, which both exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg. Levels in excess of 30 mg/kg indicate that azocolourants have been used to dye the scarf and therefore the product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

23
0481/09

Malta

Category: Chemical products

Product: Insecticide - CIAK

Brand: AGRIMIX

Name:

Type/number of model: Powder insecticide

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 250ml bottle

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to the user of the product because its active substance is fenitrothion, which is not authorised under the Directive 91/414/EC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

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

 

24
0482/09

Malta

Category: Chemical products

Product: Insecticide - Labgarden Z

Brand: SOLE VERDE

Name:

Type/number of model: Fungicidal insecticide in dry powder. Package: 200g bottle.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dry powder insecticide against parasitic diseases and fungal diseases. To be applied to leaves and flowers as dry powder or diluted in water 5-10g/l.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk to the user of the product because its active substance is diazinon, which is not authorised under Directive 91/414/EC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products in stock.  

 

25
0483/09

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Kids illuminated roller-skates - Small whirlwind pulley

Brand: Whirlwind

Name:

Type/number of model: Type:HJ-A 16

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's illuminated roller-skates, plastic, packed in cardboard boxes with information in English:

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not equipped with safety warnings indicating that theroller-skate should only be used by children weighing up to 20 kilograms and that it should be used with protective equipment.

Also, the instructions for use should contain a reminder that the toy should be used with caution since it requires great skill.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.  

 

26
0484/09

Slovakia

Category: Other

Product: Ladders three-parts universal

Brand: HELPER

Name:

Type/number of model: models Batch code: 6631, EAN code: 8595038366317

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Aluminium 3 part telescopic ladder which can be used in up to 3 configurations, universal use, each part with 11 rungs, the first ground part with stabiliser, two textile bands of red colour between the first and second parts to secure unfolded ladder, the second and third parts are equipped with 2 hooks with safeguard bolts to secure the telescopic parts. All parts have plastic feet.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the construction of the bolt for securing the third telescopic part of the ladder is not secured properly and the ladder can collapse.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

One incident reported.

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

 

27
0485/09

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Motor vehicle parts - Brake linings

Brand: Pyramid Parts

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small brake pads, shrink-wrapped onto a card bearing the name and logo of “Pyramid Parts”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains significant levels of chrysotile.

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

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

 

28
0486/09

Slovakia

Category: Hand tools

Product: Set of axes

Brand: O.K.

Name:

Type/number of model: BMX #10023815, EAN code: 9004181133381

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 1 axe and 2 hatchets of 1250g, 600g and 1000g, metallic edges, wooden handles are embedded into the axe heads up to 75-90%, secured by wooden fitting wedges of red colour coated in adhesive material.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the metallic parts can become detached from the axe handles.

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

Slovenia,
Austria  

29
0487/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden theatre playset

Brand: Yick Wah TOYS / ALLTOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: GG1581/7170/1, NO. 7170, EAN code: 8591945035346

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small wooden theatre with a textile curtain and 6 puppets. The heads of the puppets are made from PVC, the body from textile material. 6 plastic tubes serve as stands for the puppets. Packed in a varicoloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window in the front.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the textile material of the puppet which is designed as a devil (Old Scratch) contains azo dye (4-methyl-m-phenylendiamin) in concentration of 55.2 mg/kg. Azo dyes should not be used in textile toys and toys with textile clothing in excess of the limit of 30 mg/kg according to the Chemical Restrictions Directive.

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

 

30
0488/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: SAM 0-13

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 208.231

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s jacket in green with red buttons on the front and embroidery depicting umbrellas. The jacket has a zip and drawstrings in the waist area. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the inscription: “Sam Baby 0.13”. Size: 15 months

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 that protrude by more than 140 mm. 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.  

 

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0489/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 70602, bar code: 0 265708 000039

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers in red with two drawstrings ended with knots in the waist area. 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 to the trousers, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 04 YEARS”. Composition: 80% cotton, 20% polyamide. Sizes: 04, 06, 08, 10 and 12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends that protrude by 200 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

32
0490/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 140L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with small, non-exchangeable, varicoloured bulbs, equipped with a flashing device. Packed in a blue cardboard box with winter landscape, the inscription "Christmas" and a picture of Santa Claus.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cover of the flashing device does not pass the hammer test,

- the plug is non-compliant,

- insulation is not sufficient,

-the appropriate marking mentioning that the product is only for indoor use and the basic technical data are missing.

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.  

 

33
0491/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s T-shirt - Madeira Beach Florida

Brand: NEWNESS

Name:

Type/number of model: No. M-8337

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s T-shirt in white, blue, green and red with a hood containing fabric drawstrings that end in knots. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered palm tree and the following inscription in English: “Madeira Beach Florida”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “Newness casual wear, 5/6”. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the logo of the product and information about the product such as the style number, the size and washing instructions Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Size: 5/6 (5 to 6 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

Cyprus  

34
0492/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: MEK

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 083MFEP003, bar code: 1 710001 867753

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket in red, blue and white with a zip and a hood containing fabric drawstrings that end in knots. On the front of the jacket, there is embroidery with the following inscription in English: “GREY DOME, MEK”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the logo of the product: “MeK®”. Additionally, there are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket, which contain the logo of the product and information such as the style number, the size, the colour, the composition, the origin and the price of the product and washing instructions. Composition: Fabric: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Hood lining: 100% cotton Size: 3, h 98 (3 years old).

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

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

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

 

35
0493/09

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hair-styler/curler

Brand: VALERA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Slim Style, item no. 614.01, code no. 56140102

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Valera Slim Style silver and black hair-curler set and brush, production codes 0801, 0802 and 0816.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because, with time, the plastic on the screw domes deteriorate and become fragile. Therefore, if a certain pressure is applied, the handle of the appliance may open and when the plug of the cord is inserted in the mains supply, live parts may be accessible to the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

 

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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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