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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 20 (Published on: 29/05/2009)

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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
0681/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts - Shot game

Brand: Shot gun

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Shot Game, Code No. 3388

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Target game consisting of a black shot gun with 5 small magnetic arrows with suction cups, 3 arrows with pointed tips and a multicoloured round target. The set is packed in a blister on cardboard with a CE mark and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because:

- the length of the small magnetic arrows is less than 57 mm and the suction cup may detach by applying a force lower than 60 N,

- the surface of the magnetic disk on the small arrow’s head is lower than 3cm².

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.  

 

2
0682/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rattle - Funky Play Centre, Little steps

Brand: Tesco

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5051790422508.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A tree-shaped toy with rattles inside transparent, plastic balls. The packaging is a cardboard box coloured green and red. The toy is intended for children aged + 6 months.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toy may be damaged if dropped and small parts from the toy may then be accessible to children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Ireland  

3
0683/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police play set - Combat Constabulary Equip

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5709457901773 (on sticker applied by F C Imports) along with FCILL 18INL.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A play set comprised of: 2 toy pistols, eye visor, 5 sucker-tipped projectiles held within a plastic ammunition holder and sight target attachment. Packed in a blister pack on cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation, because the suction cups from all five darts detach at a force less than the permitted level. If swallowed, the detached suction cup poses a potential suffocation or asphyxiation hazard to a child, by blocking the airway,

- injuries, because the kinetic energy for both guns exceeds the permitted 0.8 J for rigid projectiles.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the retailer.  

 

4
0684/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Portable gas stove - Fivestar

Brand: Gelert

Name:

Type/number of model: MS-1000V, Gelert BUR011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliance.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because of discharge of unburnt gas caused by flame lift at maximum pressure.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

Malta  

5
0685/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Mascara - Long Life

Brand: Astor (Coty)

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 6019 EAN-code 3595673308005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mascara in 13 ml black container with grey plastic cap.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 200 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

6
0686/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Fiat Scudo

Brand: FIAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Van, model Scudo 2.0 JTD 16V

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns Fiat Scudo 2.0 JTD 16V vehicles, with chassis numbers in the range from 4004001 to 4019385.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the valve of the brake booster vacuum pump may not be compliant, and over time the performance of the brake booster will be reduced, consequently causing the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Poland,
Slovenia,
Portugal,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

7
0687/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Workbench and tool set - Bricolage & Tool

Brand: Xiong cheng

Name:

Type/number of model: 57008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic toy imitating a black and orange coloured workbench with orange plastic tools. The set is packed in a transparent bag inside a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Suffocation

The product poses:

- a chemical risk because of excessive migration of toxic heavy metals. In particular, the migration of chromium (Cr) is 166 mg/kg (maximum allowed limit 60 mg/kg) and of lead is 1471 mg/kg (maximum allowed limit 90 mg/kg),

- a risk of suffocation, because the plastic bag which is located inside the packing (with perimeter more than 380 mm) is less than 0.038 mm thick, which is the minimum limit allowed.

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.  

Bulgaria  

8
0688/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Portable gas stove with lid and piezo

Brand: Gelert

Name:

Type/number of model: WG 601PI, Gelert GAS061.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Liquefied petroleum gas appliances for outdoor use.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because of: - discharge of unburnt gas caused by flame instability,

- the quantity of CO in air and water vapour free products of combustion exceeds the maximum of 0.15%,

- missing warnings concerning restrictions for use.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

Malta  

9
0689/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child's bicycle

Brand: Dragon ball z

Name:

Type/number of model: code 12SXL, DN014, 3-6 years

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's bicycle with stabilisers. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: "Dragon Ball Z CE Conforms to ISO 8098 3-6 years. H 870 min 1200 max. 125XL Deportica S.L. order no. 577707 SKN 708674 Our reference DN014 Made in Italy 11999, to be assembled by an adult."

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the break is not adequate,

- the saddle does not withstand the impact test,

- during the longitudinal-loading test distortions exceed the permissible limits.

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

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

 

10
0690/09

Germany

Category: Gadgets

Product: Party Air Horn - Traba Powietrzna

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8715427004969

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A party hooter consisting of a pressurised gas canister filled with a flammable propellant gas and a red plastic horn. The canister carries various warnings and instructions in Polish only. The packaging consists of transparent foil with instructions also in Polish only.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the aerosol canister contains highly inflammable gas. Escaping gas may be easily and spontaneously ignited by an ignition source.

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

The Netherlands  

11
0691/09

France

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Computer power source - Legend

Brand: Axxyon

Name:

Type/number of model: P630S4 legend series

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Not provided

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the capacitors connected between the primary circuit and the protective earthing are not compliant – nor are the capacitors on the printed circuits,

- the soldered connections of the wiring on the supply base and the switch are held in place only by soldering, which is insufficient,

- the diameter of the screw is only 3 mm, whereas the minimum requirement is 3.5 mm.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

12
0692/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Whitening cream - Natural Skin Fade Cream

Brand: Mililo

Name:

Type/number of model: 1006Ex1112

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin Lightening Cream, 50-gram package

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.7% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening substance, above the permitted maximum of 0.3%, which can endanger human health as a result of frequent and prolonged use.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

The Netherlands  

13
0693/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sleeveless sweater

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 331545, bar code 0 240741 000031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A sleeveless sweater for children with a fabric drawstring at the waist. It has a label on the inside with the inscription: “JUMBO, 23 MONTHS”. A cardboard label is also attached, with the same inscription and information pertaining to the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Size: 23 months. Colour: fuchsia

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes more than the maximum threshold of 140 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

14
0694/09

Poland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: Luckystar, Rice Light

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Lucky Star – lighting chain, class II protection, and

2. 100 Rice Light – lighting chain, class II protection

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products are packed in plastic bags. The packaging is marked "Everlasting" and contains a reference to the origin, written in English (“Made in China”) and misleading information (“for indoor and outdoor use”, and the possibility of replacing the bulbs, even though the bulbs are disposable). The plugs contain the following markings: CE mark, XU, ~ 2,5 A, 250 V.

The 100 Rice Light chain is equipped with a control unit to select between 8 different types of luminosity: “Combination”, “In waves”, “Sequential”, “Slo-Glo”, “Chasing/flash”, “Slow fade”, "Twinkle/ flash", “Steady on”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- the wires of the power supply cords are too thin – 0.03 mm², instead of the required 0.5 mm²,

- the distance between the plug and the first lampholders is 0.59 m and 0.85 m respectively, which is less than the minimum of 1.5 m,

- the control unit of the 100 Rice Light chain is poorly assembled, which may cause to damage the wires while moving or plugging in the product.

The products do not comply with the requirements set out in the relevant European standard EN 60598.

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

 

15
0695/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Worldwide travel adaptor

Brand: Super traveller

Name:

Type/number of model: ST 22

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor in heat-sealed packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as when the adaptor is inserted into a socket and a slide switch is pushed into a different position, a second set of pins is released. This makes it possible to touch exposed live pins.

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

Ireland  

16
0696/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Bath set - seahorse and crab

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art no. GG450-KN9883S/BDFGH; Code no. 20363-0279

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy contains a set of two plastic bath toys (a yellow seahorse and a green, red and blue crab) in a white mesh bag.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the small shape and size of the seahorse, which may prevent a child from breathing if put into the mouth. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

17
0697/09

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Combined wheeled child conveyance - Vivaro

Brand: Adbor

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A combined pram and push-chair with four wheels, all equipped with braking devices. The handle is height-adjustable and foldable. User’s manual and warnings are attached to the product.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries, because the product has accessible openings causing a risk of entrapment of the child's fingers in the gaps,

- choking, because detachable parts (small snap-hooks for fastening the safety belts) are accessible to the child and could be swallowed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

Poland  

18
0698/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outerwear

Brand: Ticket to Heaven

Name:

Type/number of model:

Baggie Tough 102-847-083

Caroline 102-126-083

Carl 102-125-083

Othello Reflex 106-433-083

Kaja 106-870-083

Kristopher 106-905-083

Uffo 106-716-091

Carla Down 108-252-083

Michelle Down 108-122-083

Carla Poly 108-152-083

Nino 131-697-091

Noreen 133-700-091

Nissine 133-702-091

Nille 133-706-091

Janus 108-934-083

Baggie Reflex 102-408-083

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outerwear intended for young children (up to 7 years). Various jackets and overalls (11 different models) with drawstrings and functional cords in the hood and neck area.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings and functional cords in the head and neck area (on the hood). 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.  

Denmark,
Norway  

19
0699/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic ball - Finding Nemo

Brand: John ®, Disney PIXAR

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4006149528579

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A light-blue ball made of softened plastic with white textile stitching. The ball is marked with a picture of the fish Nemo, Disney PIXAR; CE mark and a sticker with the price. Diameter: 10 cm. No individual packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.52% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.14% 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: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
0700/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's clothing set - "Minnie"

Brand: Mini Raxevsky

Name:

Type/number of model: Model “MINI SUPER 60’s”, code 82DBJ1001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s clothing set consisting of a dress (with long sleeves) and trousers. The dress is red and black with a polo neck, two pockets and a fabric drawstring in the waist area. It is also embroidered with the cartoon character "Minnie Mouse" on the front and has the inscription “Minnie” on the back. The trousers are white with black stripes. On the front of the trousers there is embroidery depicting a heart and the inscription “Minnie, super 60s”. On one side of the trousers, there is a sewn fabric label with the inscription “Disney”.

Country of origin: Egypt


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes 190 mm at each end. 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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

21
0701/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Mascara - Amazing Length’n Build

Brand: Gosh

Name:

Type/number of model: Electric blue L600

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mascara in a black container with a black cap.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 134 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Denmark,
Slovenia,
Poland  

22
0702/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Mascara - Go for volume

Brand: 2B Cosmic

Name:

Type/number of model: Dark blue 03, batch number B07

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mascara in a 12 ml grey container with a grey cap.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 162 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
0703/09

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: References: 1016879 and 1016878

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding bicycle B-fold (14" and 16").

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a defect in the locker holder that could alter the steering operation. The problem comes from the fork that can eventually detach itself from the bike and the user can fall down.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Belgium,
Sweden,
Portugal  

24
0704/09

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain Bicycle

Brand: Rockrider 5.1

Name:

Type/number of model: References: 862722 (size S), 863086 (size M) and 863418 (size L)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Only bicycles with frame numbers between 08130 and 08252 are affected.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of incorrect assembly of the fork which may create a hazard for the user. The problem comes from the lock holder that could eventually get blocked. The user can get surprised since he/she will not be able to use the bike, the direction being blocked.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Belgium  

25
0705/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Network adaptors

Brand: BELKIN

Name:

Type/number of model: Models F5D4073S and F5D4074S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Device which transmits data to computers via electrical wiring.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

Greece  

26
0706/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy in a wooden box

Brand: HH

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A soft toy tiger, approximately 14 cm long, with a wooden heart on its collar, which is not attached to the toy. The toy is placed in a box with holes through which parts of the toy stick out: a heart-shaped opening for the head, and round openings for the back paws (on the front of the box) and the front paws (on the sides of the box).

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- cuts, because the hinges of the wooden box surpass the lid and have sharp edges which could injure users,

- choking, because of the presence of a loose, small part (wooden heart) on the soft toy. This part could be ingested or inhaled.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales. Seizure of the remaining stock.  

Belgium  

27
0707/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Hyundai i20

Brand: Hyundai

Name:

Type/number of model: model i20

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns i20 vehicles equipped with 15” steel wheels, produced from start of the production until 31 March 2009. The vehicle identification numbers of the affected vehicles are:

from MALBB51BP9M000992 to MALBB51BP9M031200,

from MALBB51CP9M003103 to MALBB51CP9M028064,

from MALBB51SP9M012597 to MALBB51SP9M019167.

Country of origin: India

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because some vehicles may exhibit air leakage from tyre valves causing the risk of accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Hungary  

28
0708/09

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Radio transmitter for model aircraft

Brand: Spektrum (transmitter);E-flite (kit); Hangar 9 (kit).

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. DX6i Transmitter (part numbers SPM6600E and SPM6601E),

2. E-flite Blade 400 Helicopter (part numbers EFLH1400IM1 and EFLH1400IM2),

3. E-flite T34 Mentor 25e PTS (part number EFL4800),

4. Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang Mk2 PTS (part number HAN4425). Scope: all models containing the DX6i transmitter with the following date codes, sold since September 2008: 807E, 808E, 809E, 810E, 811E, 812E and 901E including those ending in “US”, “UK” and “DE”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Spektrum DX6i radio transmitters are used to control model aeroplanes and helicopters. “Spektrum DX6i” is printed on the front of the transmitters. The transmitters are sold individually or as part of three different ready-to-fly model aircraft.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a fault with the electrical connections within the DX6i transmitter unit, between the control stick and potentiometers, which can cause model aeroplanes and helicopters they control to fall while in flight. The propellers can also turn unexpectedly causing injury to the user or persons standing too close to the aircraft.

The product does not comply with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.

Two incidents reported.

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

Ireland,
Norway,
Cyprus,
Denmark  

29
0709/09

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Lithium ion battery

Brand: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq

Name:

Type/number of model: HP Pavilion dv2000,
HP Pavilion dv2500,
HP Pavilion dv2700,
HP Pavilion dv6000,
HP Pavilion dv6500,
HP Pavilion dv6700,
HP Pavilion dv9000,
HP Pavilion dv9500,
HP Pavilion dv9700,
Compaq Presario A900,
Compaq Presario C700,
Compaq Presario F700,
Compaq Presario V3000,
Compaq Presario V3500,
Compaq Presario V3700,
Compaq Presario V6000,
Compaq Presario V6500,
Compaq Presario V6700,
HP Compaq 6720s,
HP G6000,
HP G7000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lithium ion battery used with various Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook. The notebook computers themselves are not subject to the recall action.

All affected packs will have a CT coding that includes the following sequences where ^ can be any letter A-Z or number 0-9. Not all packs that include one of these sequences are subject to the recall. Verification of the complete code by HP is required 62940^^AXV^^^^ 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V^^^^, 65033BGU^^^^ 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035BGV^^^^ 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^

There are three different battery pack designs, each of which is compatible with a subset of the listed notebook computers. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack located as shown in the images provided per section 11. (The battery pack must be removed from the notebook computer to allow access to this label.). The vast majority of affected battery packs will have been included with the models of notebook computer to which they belonged. These notebook computers were last placed on the market around March 2008, and it is very likely that all packaging will since have been discarded. Images of the notebook computer packaging are no longer available.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire because the batteries can overheat, posing a risk of fire and burn hazard, and possibly contusion or cut. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Greece,
Cyprus,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Slovakia,
United Kingdom  

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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


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

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.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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