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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 14 (Published on: 17/04/2009)

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

1
0494/09

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: "Cotton Cake" set with beaker, washcloth & spoon

Brand: Salsa Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No. 103308

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set consisting of a beaker in colourless clear plastic containing a washcloth in dark brown towelling material (approx. 31 cm x 33 cm) and a colourless clear plastic spoon (approx. 8.5 cm long) with an imitation plastic strawberry.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the imitation strawberry can be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, 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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

2
0495/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: Citroën

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type (C2 model), EC type-approval

e2*2001/116*0283*.., e2*2001/116*0284*.., e2*2001/116*0344*.., e2*2001/116*0285*.. e2*2001/116*0309*.., e2*2001/116*0286*.. e2*2001/116*0316*.., e2*2001/116*0339*..

Type (C3 model),

EC type-approval e2*98/14*0256*.., e2*98/14*0257*.., e2*2001/116*0289*.., e2*98/14*0258*.., e2*98/14*0259*.., e2*2001/116*0317*.. e2*98/14*0261*.., e2*2001/116*0318*.. e2*2001/116*0329*..

Type (C3 Pluriel model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0266*..

Type (C4 model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0302*..

Type (C4 Picasso model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0345*..

Type (C5 model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0360*..

Type (C6 model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0320*..

Type (Berlingo car model), EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0366*..

Type (Berlingo lorry model), ABE N129

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between the end of February and mid-June 2008 and have a vehicle identification number in the ranges:

C2: VF7JMHFXC97520052 to VF7JMHFXC97545482

C3 Pluriel: VF7HB8HZC28105813 to VF7HBKFVC28108149

C3: VF7FCHFXC29061113 to VF7FCHFXC29154093

C4: VF7LC5FXH74853490 to VF7LC5FWC74867705

C4: VF7LC5FXH74853490 to VF7LC5FWC74867705

C5: VF7RWRHRJ54004739 to VF7RDRFJF54032534

C6: VF7TDUHZJ78017960 to VF7TDUHZJ78018085

Berlingo: VF77G9HXC67000531 to VF77J9HTC67612959

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a fault in the engine relay unit, which controls certain functions such as the windscreen wipers, headlights and ignition, and which can lead to intermittent malfunction or failure which may cause a risk of accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

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

3
0496/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: ESS

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 2132

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' calf-length brown boots with pleats, packed in a cardboard box.

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.

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

 

4
0497/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: NIO NIO

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: AB 2810

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' boots with pleats around the calf and a knot at ankle height. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: "NIO NIO Art. No. AB 2810. Made in China". Inside the box there are two sachets, one marked "silicagel" and the other "mouldproof".

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 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.  

 

5
0498/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: PASITE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Ref. P937

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' blue shoes with front strap. The packaging is a pink cardboard box with drawings of butterflies and hearts.

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. 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
0500/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Motorised projector screen (100")

Brand: Oley

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains-operated, retractable projector screen with remote control.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the basic insulation of the supply cord conductors is accessible even when the control box is fitted,

- the creepage distance on the printed circuit board (PCB) between live and neutral before the fuse measured 1.5 mm (required 2.0mm),

- there is no insulation between the PCB and the "keyhole" slot for wall-mounting the control box.

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

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

Ireland  

8
0501/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Adaptor for remote controlled boat ("Wavechopper") with battery charger

Brand:

- remote controlled boat: Newquida - adaptor: Huazheng electronic

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Boat: No 757T-6013, EAN 6940117760111 - Adaptor: CH-4116D

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: AC/DC adaptor sold with a remote controlled boat.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the dimensions of the plug do not meet requirements. The insulating sleeves on the pins are approx. 6.5 mm long which is insufficient as they should be at least 10 mm long. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standard EN 50075.

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

 

9
0502/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Twingo,

Type C06, EC type approval: e2*98/14*0071

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between October 2003 and 19 October 2006 exclusively with the Quickshift gearbox.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the distance between the engine cable harness and the high-pressure pipe of the automated gearbox (Quickshift gearbox) may not be sufficent when the engine is running (engine vibrations). If the high-pressure pipe touches the engine cable harness, it could become eroded, or part of it could be broken through. This can lead to the engine jerking or dying and in extreme cases it could cause a fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Portugal,
The Netherlands  

10
0503/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: General Motors

Name:

Type/number of model: Cadillac DTS, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Hummer H2,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned are 2006–2008 models equipped with a heating system for windscreen washer fluid.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The products pose a risk of fire in the case of a short-circuit on the printed circuit board for the heating system for windscreen washer fluid. In the vehicles concerned, the ground lead of the control circuit may overheat and cause other electrical systems to malfunction and produce smells and smoke. In extreme cases the vehicle could catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands  

11
0504/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Coffee machine

Brand: Philips Senseo

Name:

Type/number of model: HD7805,
HD7810,
HD7811,
HD7812,
HD7814,
HD7816,
HD7820,
HD7822,
HD7823,
HD7824,
HD7826,
HD7830,
HD7832,
HD7841,
HD7842

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Only appliances with serial numbers in the following ranges are affected: 06270 – 08477 (inclusive).

Coffee machine for use with pads, with back reservoir and metal drip-tray under the flow device. The product is available in different colours.

Country of origin: China,
Poland


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Burns,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of burns and cuts because in cases where substantial lime scale deposits accumulate in the inner workings of the machine (caused by a high concentration of calcium in the water), AND at the same time the machine suffers an electrical fault – pressure build-up can damage the machine causing it to suddenly come apart, leading to possible injury from steam, flying parts or exposure to live parts.

Several incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Denmark  

12
0505/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lotion - Ziegenbutter-Crème/Goat butter cream

Brand: Botanis

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN No 4 002867 43290 7

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 200 ml plastic container (white), Exp: 10.10.2010.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because of the presence of pseudomonas aeruginosa micro-organisms (total aerobic mesophilic bacteria count 1.9 x 107 cfu/g).

This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

13
0506/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: PASITE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 773, Article No P1050, Code JTG0439 23BL.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, ballet-style girls' shoes with a silver-coloured bow on the upper part. The packaging is a pink cardboard box containing two sachets, one marked "SILICA GEL" and the other "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 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.  

 

14
0507/09

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Electronic lighter with ball-point pen

Brand: UNILITE

Name:

Type/number of model: 48130CR-3KD183CRP

Batch number/Barcode: 8716509481302.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic lighters in various colours incorporating a ball-point pen. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it fails to meet the necessary requirements as regards spark and flame stability and flame extinction. In addition, when dropped the gas loss exceeds 15 mg/min.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

15
0508/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical Doll

Brand: Hohot Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: No. HE-025,

Batch number/Barcode: 8582008120000.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical doll with umbrella-type opening skirt.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp points in the skirt. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

16
0509/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Draught excluder

Brand: Koopman

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8711295731730

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Draught excluder in the form of a snowman.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts that could be swallowed (buttons, eyes and nose) and which can be removed with a force of 10 N (minimum prescribed: 88 N).

In view of their form (similar to soft toys), such items must be as safe as toys for children under the age of three.

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.  

Portugal  

17
0510/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Draught excluder

Brand: Koopman

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8711295731730

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Draught excluder in the form of a reindeer.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts that could be swallowed (buttons, eyes and nose) and which can be removed with a force of 10 N (minimum prescribed: 88 N).

In view of their form (similar to soft toys), such items must be as safe as toys for children under the age of three.

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.  

 

18
0511/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car / van

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model: "Crafter" type 2E or 2F

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 model year vehicles with chassis numbers in the following ranges:

2E: from 001001 to 016818

2F: from 010079 to 013033

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because on some vehicles the adjustment bushes of the rear brake shoes may break when tightening the handbrake because of insufficient wall thickness. In such cases, the handbrake cannot be tightened, or may loosen again after tightening, causing the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

Sweden,
The Netherlands  

19
0512/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 1001, bar code: 0 265494 000039

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s jacket in red and blue with four pockets, a zip and a hood bearing elastic drawstrings which form loops ended with plastic toggles. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “JUMBO, 18 MONTHS” and information concerning the product (the composition and the country of origin of the product). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 18 months” and information about the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Composition: 100% polyester. Sizes: 06, 12 and 18 months.

Country of origin: China


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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”.

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

 

20
0513/09

Greece

Category: Stationery

Product: Water colours

Brand: LIBERTY

Name:

Type/number of model: GOUACHE 12 colours 1206-W5,

Batch number/Barcode: 4 711093 130326

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 12 water colours in white tubes with screw tops, packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the migration of toxic heavy metals is excessive. In particular, the migration of barium (Ba) in the light yellow colour is 2559 mg/kg and 1969 mg/kg in the mauve colour,

- the product contains more than 0.05% by weight of 1,2-3 benzoisothiazol-1-one.

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

 

21
0514/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: Atomic

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5290173000883

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Lighters of various colours with a picture of a skateboarder.

2. Lighters of various colours with a picture of flowers.

3. Lighters of various colours with a picture of fireworks.

4. Lighters of various colours with a picture of a heart.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire,
Burns

The products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not have a child resistant safety mechanism. These irregularities may result in the lighters being used inappropriately by children, causing the risk of a fire or burns.

These products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

22
0515/09

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt tops and jacket

Brand: XOOPS

Name:

Type/number of model:

(i) sweatshirt for girls, name: XOOPS, mod: RZ7NR6,

(ii) sweatshirt for boys, name: IN STYLE, mod: RZ8HX35,

(iii) jacket for girls, name: IN STYLE, mod: PV9KE1.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

(i) sweatshirt top for girls (size 128 cm) with drawstrings with knots at the end in the hood area,

(ii) sweatshirt top for boys (size 128 cm) with drawstrings in the hood area,

(iii) jacket for girls (size 92-128 cm) with a hood containing elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

 

23
0516/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: Honda Jazz,

- Vehicle type GG2, EC-Type approval e6*2001*116*0127;

- Vehicle type GG3, EC-Type approval e6*2001/116*0128

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles affected were manufactured in 2009 and have the following VIN numbers:

- type GG2: LUCGG2**093200013 to LUCGG2**93208862

- type GG3: LUCGG3**093200018 to LUCGG3**093205692

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product (Vehicle type GG2 and GG3) poses a risk of injuries because one of the screws attaching the head airbag may be missing. Each head airbag is fastened with six screws on each side. If a screw is missing, the head airbag might not unfold properly and the occupants of the car would not be protected to the same degree in the event of an accident.

The product (Vehicle type GG3) also poses a risk of injuries because the screws in the mechanism assembling side airbags and seats belts may be missing. The failure may lead to a risk of injuries due to malfunctioning of airbags and seat belts during the accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Malta,
Hungary,
Sweden  

24
0517/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Make-up set

Brand: POP

Name:

Type/number of model: Code No. 2232

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Make-up beauty set, intended for use as a toy. The set consists of two lip-gloss in gel (orange and light green), a green liquid lip-gloss in a small bottle with brush, a pink blusher and various coloured eye-shadows. The set is packed in a mauve transparent bag (approx. dimensions: 20 cm x 15 cm x 3 cm), with a paper butterfly on the strap, bearing the appropriate warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the migration of toxic heavy metals in the light green colour exceeds the maximum accepted limits. In particular, the migration of chromium (Cr) is 333 mg/kg (limit 60 mg/kg) and of lead (Pb) is 1647 mg/kg (limit 90 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.3.

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

 

25
0518/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Yo-Yo ball – "Fluffy ball – Soft & safe"

Brand: Common toys

Name:

Type/number of model: BWCT0213

Batch number/Barcode: 96-96 (code),
096009600001

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow, green, blue and lilac coloured yo-yo balls with 2 white eyes and a black line for a mouth. When pressed, a flash-light is produced from inside. The balls are packed in a blue cardboard box in 12 pieces, but can also be sold separately.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- fire, because during tests carried out the material presented behaviour of rapid ignition,

- strangulation, because the length of the elastic rope reaches 900mm, while the maximum permitted limit is 220mm.

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

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

Italy  

26
0519/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Hooded sweatshirt top

Brand: Dipinto

Name:

Type/number of model:

I: Art No. 20552484001 (DIKE091136)

II: Art No. 20552489001 (DIKE091227)

III: Art No. 20552665001 (DIKE091233)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

I: Girls red cotton (95 %) – elastin (5 %) sweatshirt top with a hood, size 92-98 cm.

II: Girls turquoise cotton (95 %) – elastin (5 %) sweatshirt top with hood, 134-140 cm.

III: Boys yellow cotton sweatshirt top with hood, size 134-140 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

These products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area.

I: Garments intended for young children (≤7 years, ≤134 cm) may not include drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

II & III: Drawstrings shall not have free ends in the hood and neck area in garments for older children and young persons (7-14 years, boys 134-182 cm, girls 134-176 cm).

These products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

27
0520/09

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Lithium battery for DENVER DVD players

Brand: DOKOCOM / DENVER

Name:

Type/number of model: DENVER MT-748: where the first 4 digits of the serial number starts with 4181 or 4182 or 4245 or 4361 or 4445 or 4449,
DENVER MT-738: where the first 4 digits of the serial is 3952,
DENVER MT-732 BLACK: where the first 4 digits of the serial is 4105,
DENVER MT-732B: where the first 4 digits of the serial is 3953

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lithium battery in portable DVD players with 7” TFT screen (black and silver).

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the batteries melt during charging and they are a flammable source.

Several incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60065, EN 55013, EN55020, EN 61000.

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

The Netherlands  

28
0521/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s jumpsuit "Disney Baby/Jumbo"

Brand: Disney baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: AM-280558, bar code: 0 271800 000037

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s jumpsuit in pink with a piece of velvet cloth that can be tied around the neck with a fabric cord. On the front of the cloth, there is embroidery depicting the figure of Minnie Mouse. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “06 MONTHS” and another sewn label with the inscription: “Disney baby”. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 06 months” and information about the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Composition: Body: 100% cotton, Insect: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Sizes: 06, 12 and 18 months.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends 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 action taken by the importer.  

Denmark  

29
0522/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford Focus 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.0 L Turbo diesel

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles built between 01.06.2006 and 25.01.2007 with type-approval numbers e13*2001/116*009, *144 and *157 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the use of road salt can cause corrosion of the control module of the radiator fan on the concerned vehicles. The salt can penetrate the electronics and lead to overheating, which can cause the module and the surrounding cable and components to catch fire.

30 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Iceland,
Spain,
Portugal  

30
0523/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: vivanco

Name:

Type/number of model: NBK TRAVEL, Serial number: 23244, Bar code: 4008928232448.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Compact travel plug. Marking: 6A max 100-240VAC, 6A fuse.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the travel plug is designed only for operation in protection class 2, as it is not possible to use an earthing conductor of the corresponding supply network,

- it is possible to use a UK plug and therefore to operate devices that require an earthing conductor (protection class 1).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

Greece,
Spain,
Iceland  

31
0524/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Toy boxing set

Brand: Boxing game

Name: Toy boxing set

Type/number of model: Item No. TY-0999V1, Code No. 5100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boxing game set, consisting of a yellow punching bag (approx. dimensions: 15 cm x 15 cm x 45 cm) and a pair of red gloves. The set is sold unpacked.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because a part of the toy (a small button) which fits entirely into the small parts cylinder may be detached by applying a force of 5N.

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

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

 

32
0525/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Vacuum cleaner

Brand: Kress

Name:

Type/number of model: 1200 NTX EA, EAN 4000649042658

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Serial numbers: 2008 34 00000 to 2009 08 99999; First placed on the market: 2008

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation resistance of the earthing conductor in the power cable plug does not comply with the standard.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN 60335, EN 55014 and EN 61000.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands  

33
0526/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: PASITE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: P912.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s footwear, black in colour with Velcro closure. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: PASITE; STYLE Nº P912 COLOR BLACK.

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 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.  

 

34
0527/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic educational toy – "Magnetic Constructiln Toy / Zhija"

Brand: WITKA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy made up of various small parts containing magnets that can be used to build different geometric shapes. It is packaged in a blister pack bearing the brand name, the CE mark and various statements in English (choking hazard, age guidance for children under the age of 5 [sic], etc.).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the appropriate warnings for magnetic toys are not present.

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: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Cyprus  

35
0528/09

Spain

Category: Machinery

Product: Petrol power generator

Brand: POWERPLUS

Name:

Type/number of model: POW 4730 SC Bar code: 5400338028137.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Petrol power generator.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the area around the exhaust outlet of the engine has an unprotected exposed surface which can reach high temperatures,

- if fuel leaks out, as may happen when the tank is being filled, there is nothing to prevent it from dripping onto the area around the exhaust outlet.

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

 

36
0529/09

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden train with animals - "Safaritog"

Brand: Buddy Wood

Name:

Type/number of model: Puzzle tag och vagnar.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden train with animals in a gift box. For children under 3 years. A locomotive with two wagons, each with 6 coloured animals made of wood. The animals can be put into the wagons by using the correct holes. Approximate dimensions of the locomotive: 180 mm long, 107 mm wide and 110 mm high. The buffer is 20 mm long. The diameter is 7 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buffers of the locomotive can be pulled off and swallowed.

When tested, one of the buffers was pulled off with a force of less than 90 N. Failure was found to occur at a force of 8 N. The buffer 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 and recall from consumers by the importer.  

Norway  

37
0530/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: AKAMAI

Name:

Type/number of model: Code No. 16096

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s jacket in white with buttons and a hood with fur trim. The hood has drawstrings ended with fur pom-poms.

Country of origin: Italy


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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 “should 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.  

 

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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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