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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 24 (Published on: 26/06/2009)

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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
0811/09

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Fruit Series

Name:

Type/number of model: 6336DS100480

Batch number/Barcode: 5998379385055

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three candles imitating red apples. The candles are packed in a box with a transparent plastic lid.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries as, due to its appearance, it may be confused with food, especially by children. Small parts can detach and may be swallowed by children, posing a risk of choking or blockage of the digestive system.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

2
0812/09

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Toy xylophone - Xylofon

Brand: Søstrene Grene

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy xylophone consisting of 14 wooden, coloured bars held together with screws and two wooden sticks.

Dimensions: approximately 410 mm long, 235 mm wide and 35 mm high.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, since the screws can be easily undone and swallowed by children. The released screws fit into the small parts tester;

- cuts, since the screws have accessible sharp points.

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

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

Norway  

3
0813/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp - Trouble light

Brand: Power G

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 3800070031556

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable lamp with a metal grill, a cable measuring 7.5 meters and a two-pin plug without an earth terminal. Technical data on the product: 220 V, ~50 Hz, 60 W. The lamp is packed in a plastic transparent bag closed with orange cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lamp holder is not ensured against rotation by two independent means - at least one of which should be operable with the aid of a tool.

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

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

 

4
0814/09

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Apple Candle

Name:

Type/number of model: 6333DS150660

Batch number/Barcode: 5998379352965

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Six candles in the form of apple halves placed on a green tray.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries as, due to its appearance, it may be confused with food, especially by children. Small parts can detach and may be swallowed by children, posing a risk of choking or blockage of the digestive system.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

5
0815/09

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's cardigan

Brand: Tutto Piccolo

Name:

Type/number of model: code 2640, bar code: 8430332462672

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's short cardigan which fastens at the front with long functional strings, one of which goes around the back.

Country of origin: Spain


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes by more than 140 mm (length of right string: 280 mm; left string: 580 mm). The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

6
0816/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - OHLINS front fork

Brand: Ducati

Name:

Type/number of model: Streetfighter S model years 2010, 1198 S model years 2009, 1098 R model years 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles with the following frame numbers for EU models:

- STREETFIGHTER S from frame No. ZDMF100AA9B000068 to ZDMF100AA9B002082,

- 1198 S from frame No. ZDMH704AA8B020786 to ZDMH704AA9B025026,

- 1098 R from frame No. ZDMH702AB8B021458 to ZDMH702AB9B024905.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because on the affected motorcycles there is a possibility of cracking of the right-hand side fork bottom-end clamp situated at the front wheel shaft pinch bolts. As a result, the fork could break, causing a risk of a fall for riders.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Norway,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

7
0817/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Pretty wear collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's pink jacket with hood and embroidered inscriptions "Love by girl" and "Pretty".

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood.

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

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

 

8
0818/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp - Wohnlichter

Brand: Esto Qualität

Name:

Type/number of model: number of model 56328; bar code 9003348835861

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A portable metal lamp in the form of a colourful flower in a flowerpot with grass, and the inscription “Happy flowers Blau". The following information is written on a label on the product: ESTO, art. 56328, E14 Glote 1x max 40W, 230V~, CE, sign F; plug type “euro” with technical data: 2.5А, 250V~; supply cord КЕМА № 19103 ССС27 300/300 V 2х 0.75mm² and assembled switch with symbols: 2/250V~, СЕ; packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because : - it is possible to access live parts, - there is no transformer for voltage exceeding the low voltage level.

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

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

Germany  

9
0819/09

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Cheng Huo Wun Ju

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 2388, bar code: 4892096249311

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll packed in a transparent plastic bag printed with flowers and butterflies. The upper part of the packaging is a strip of card bearing the text: “CHENG HUO WUN JU, Made in China, for ages 3 and up” with labels showing the article code, barcode and name of the importer. The bag contains a doll made of soft plastic material, wearing different clothes in each package. The doll comes with small detachable parts made of coloured plastic: a tiara, earrings, a necklace, a comb, a handbag and boots.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Slovakia  

10
0820/09

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Folding bicycle

Brand: Dahon

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Roo D7

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 7-speed; 20-inch wheels; folded size 30 x 77 x 64 cm; weight 11.9 kg

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a fault in the alloy of the handlebar which may cause it to break and thus the cyclist may fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

Germany,
Sweden  

11
0821/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Les Copines de Thea

Brand: B&G International

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. Nr. 60615 (bei Fa. OSMA Werm). EAN 3 588270 042601

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll made of beige-coloured plastic material, approximately 25 cm tall, with long blond hair, wearing a simple white textile dress and red plastic boots, together with a plastic comb, a handbag and a hair clasp.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll’s head contains 27.6 ± 4.1 g / 100 g by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

France,
Greece  

12
0822/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress costume, lion - Carnaval de disfraces

Brand: PROFISA

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 91.107, bar code: 8426215911078

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lion costume of size 2 years packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

13
0823/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's track suit

Brand: Hausel AAS Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: bar code HAS 70866 SWIFT/C STULE: HAS 520

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's track suit "Hausel AAS Collection" with inscriptions containing the barcode and composition (65% cotton and 35% polyester) and symbols for maintenance and treatment.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

14
0824/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sleeveless sweatshirt

Brand: EMBU BEBE

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's zip-up, sleeveless, pink and white sweatshirt with hood. There is embroidery on one side at the front and the text "Goodnight and sleep well".

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

15
0825/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Nil Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: C939965/R Code on invoice: 52-6505/50

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hooded sweatshirt with zip and various motifs on the front.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

Portugal  

17
0827/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycle - Proxima

Brand: Esperia

Name:

Type/number of model: Proxima 7400, Art. 9 7400 U, EAN code: 8015236072761. Only the products with frame No G6002111201 and G G6002111300 are concerned.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycle with 26”wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame made from aluminium alloy. Marking on the label in the top part of the frame: CICLO 7400 PROXIMA MTB 26 TZ, Art. 9 7400 U and EAN code. Marking on the sticker of the saddle tube, logo ESPERIA, the number of the standard EN 14766, and the number of frame G62111238. The same product is marketed also under the name Esperia Proxima 7400 MTB 26T x 50 21V. Marking of the product by TZ, TX, or TY has no influence on model, quality or safety of the product. Identification of the model "Esperia Proxima" is determined by: name "Proxima, Art. 9 7400 U", where the number 9 defines the year of the model, 7400 the model of the bicycle and the letter U determines that it is a bicycle for men.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the design of the brake lever does not enable its safe grip and safe stoppage of the bicycle, - the frame of the bicycle and the front fork may crack which may result in injuries if the rider should fall.

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

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

Italy  

18
0828/09

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's clothing set - Niedzwiadek

Brand: EWA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5906245130111.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's clothing set "Niedzwiadek" consisting of two parts (top and trousers), size 68 cm. The top has a hood containing functional cords with toggles on the end. Intended to fit to children size.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

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

Poland  

19
0829/09

Portugal

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's windbreaker jacket

Brand: Zippy Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 2100001510275; Internal code: 2973874ZB-1.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red windbreaker jacket for ages 12-18 months. The item has a drawstring in the hood and a drawstring with plastic toggles in the bottom hem. Composition of the shell: 100% polyamide and of the lining: 100% polyester. Length of the drawstrings in the hood (± 67 cm) and in the bottom hem (± 73 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the hood and the bottom hem of the children's clothing contain drawstrings.

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

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

 

21
0831/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress costume - Blancanieves

Brand: Boys Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 6995 Model 89021

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Snow White" outfit for age 2 to 4 years consisting of a dress, tiara and cape.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord around the neck.

The product is not compliant with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

22
0832/09

Poland

Category: Gadgets

Product: Shock items

Brand: 1. Shock 2. Haoke 3. Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products are joke items: 1. “Shock Chewing Gum” – product resembling chewing gum – white, green or yellow packaging, 2. “Shock Lighter” – product resembling a metal lighter, 3. “Shocking pen” – product resembling a pen, made of black plastic, with metal tip and cap.

The products are packed in plastic blisters fastened to cardboard bearing the CE marking and the following information in English: “Made in China”, “The product may cause a risk especially for children under 14 years and persons with health disorders”. There are also instructions for replacement of the batteries and information in Polish: “Exclusively for children over 3 years”, “Use only under supervision of an adult”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated by the Shock Chewing Gum (385 – 400 V), Shock Lighter (144 V), and Shocking pen (380 – 400 V) are above the permitted level (42.4 V) and therefore they should be considered dangerous for the health of the user.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

 

23
0833/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Bubble soap bottle – 1. Batman, 2. TMNT bubble soap

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. and 2. Art no. MK-08-01682 1. Bar code: 2278348735016 2. Bar code: 2278348735030

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Both of the products are liquids for the creation of soap bubbles: 1. with Batman’s face and a text “Clooney/Batman” on the label, 2. with the text “TMNT” and various Turtle characters on the labels.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The products pose a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the toys contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

24
0834/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Tokitos

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 82077

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's leather shoes with Velcro fastener, packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

One incident has been reported.

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

 

25
0835/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: LATINAS

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 721405

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' knee-length boots with a high heel. The boots are packed in a dark coloured cardboard box, the entire surface of which is printed with the brand in white letters. Inside the box, along with the boots, there are two square white sachets marked in green lettering: "Mouldproof agent. Do not eat ".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be 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.  

 

26
0836/09

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath milk - Deliciously creamy

Brand: DE LAURIER

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 12303

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent plastic bottle (height: 17 cm) similar to certain milk bottles on the market. The bottle cap is made of white plastic. The bottle contains a mildly viscous, white, lightly perfumed liquid. From the label and the overall presentation of the product (appearance, shape and packaging) it would be perfectly reasonable to assume that the bottle contains a milk drink.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because on the basis of the product's presentation and appearance, consumers, especially small children and elderly persons, could mistake it for a foodstuff and therefore put it in their mouth and swallow it. This could result in serious damage to their health due to the high surfactant content. The product contains the anionic surfactant, sodium laureth sulphate, measured at 12.5%. There is no bittering agent in the product.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of stocks.  

 

27
0837/09

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Sun cream - Lilien SUN active

Brand: Union Cosmetic

Name:

Type/number of model: Lilien SUN active, Sun LOTION opaľovacie mlieko OF 4, 2441, EAN code 8594008293417

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sun lotion in an orange bottle 275 ml with a blue cap.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (amount: 550 000 KTJ/g, 150 000 KTJ/g, 600 000 KTJ/g, 1 900 000 KTJ/g, 1 300 000 KTJ/g) and the abundance of micro-organisms (in the amount of: 720 000 KTJ/g, 7 500 000 KTJ/g, 2 600 000 KTJ/g, 7 500 000 KTJ/g, 5 700 000 KTJ/g).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

28
0838/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative candles

Brand: Fairy cakes

Name:

Type/number of model: Code A0514231,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 203390 576222

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative vanilla scented candles in the shape of coloured cakes with various toppings (approximate dimensions: diameter 7 cm, height 7 cm). Each candle is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a red and white bow on the top. The candles are packed in nine pieces in a transparent plastic box (approximate dimensions: 23 x 23 x 8 cm). The candles can be bought separately.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (cakes). This may lead children to put it in their mouth, cut it into pieces and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

29
0839/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Lunedi

Name:

Type/number of model: Models W10 and K236

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - model W10: ladies’ flat pumps with round toe, black; - model K236: ladies’ shoe, black with a square toe and buckle. For both models the packaging is a cardboard box containing two dehumidifying sachets, one marked “SILICA GEL” and the other “MOULDPROOF”, together with a label identifying the importer and showing details of the composition.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be 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.  

 

30
0840/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Cooking set - Happy Family Cooking Set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Code No. 2393 2394

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy cooking set for kids, consisting of a yellow and pink hotplate and various coloured cooking accessories. The set is packed in a blister on cardboard that bears the CE mark, pictogram concerning the age restriction (+3) and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to excessive migration of toxic heavy metals. In particular, the migration of lead (Pb) in the yellow paint is 374 mg/kg (maximum allowed limit 90 mg/kg), causing a possible chemical risk.

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. Press release has been issued.  

 

31
0841/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Cute baby

Brand: HX Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 0723, No. of product: NGZ3522816, EAN code: 5900308181829

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll in a small pink bath with other accessories – a comb, a hairdryer, a spoon, a fork, a dish, a cup, a potty and a soap container. The doll is made from softened PVC, dressed in a short T-shirt and short trousers made from a textile material. The doll is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag. Marking on the sticker "Cute baby, no. 0723".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll contains 10.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited

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

 

32
0842/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child 4 in 1 swing seat

Brand: TP QuadPod

Name:

Type/number of model: TP 999. Bar code: 0053865179992

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A green plastic "four in one" swing seat – four different options of seat assembly; aimed at children between 6 months and 8 years for use in conjunction with a swing.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the seat may - in some circumstances - turn upside down during use, resulting in the child's head hitting the ground.

5 complaints reported.

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

 

33
0843/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Transformer - AC – AC Convertor

Brand: Neuling

Name:

Type/number of model: MW2P045.EAN 4011186055711

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Voltage transformer with Europlug and pluggable earthed 110-volt plug (e.g. for operating American electrical equipment)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a three-pin American plug with protective conductor can be plugged into the voltage transformer's output socket and this could lead to possible misuse of the product. It is not permitted for Class I apparatus socket plugs to be able to be inserted into Class II equipment sockets.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60320.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

34
0844/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Ladybird picture book - Marienkäfer

Brand: arsEdition

Name:

Type/number of model: Marienkäfer. ISBN: 978-3-7607-4907-S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Picture book made of textile material with a humming ladybird.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the ball made of textile on the end of the antenna and the entire antenna) can detach with a single pull, with a force of less than 90 N and can be swallowed by children.

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

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

35
0845/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy double-barrelled gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907791541185; art. No. 9236.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy double-barrelled gun made of hard plastic, coloured yellow, green, dark blue and orange. There are also 6 darts made of soft plastic, ended with suction cups, and 4 shells.

The toy is packed in a cardboard box. On the packaging there are markings and information as follows: “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, and distributor, “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed."

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups become detached during the stretching test.

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

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

 

36
0846/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s knitted sweater

Brand: K-K Apsyelekp

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n°3268, barcode 8697799021341

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s knitted sweater with a hood containing cords and a zip at the front. The waistcoat is striped and has embroidered flowers on the front. There is also a label with information about the garment in Bulgarian, item no. 3268, barcode 8697799021341.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which clothes intended for small children should not be designed, produced or supplied with strings, functional or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

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

 

37
0847/09

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and baby doll - Dong Hao

Brand: Dong Hao

Name:

Type/number of model: TA-768E, bar code 0715843076883

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll and baby doll, packaged in a clear plastic bag printed with flowers and butterflies. The upper part of the packaging is a strip of card bearing the text: “DONG HAO, made in China, for ages 3 and up” and with labels showing the article code, barcode and name of the importer. The bag contains a doll made of soft plastic material, wearing different clothes in each package. The doll comes with a tiara, earrings, a necklace, a comb, a handbag and boots. There is also a baby doll made of soft plastic material with different outfits and a stroller made of coloured plastic with detachable wheels.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 40% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Administrative seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

38
0848/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother chain - Silver baby

Brand: International Gift

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pink-coloured soother holder with a sound emitting element. The packaging is a cardboard box and a plastic bag. The box containing the article also includes a guarantee certificate.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because babies' fingers can be entrapped in the chain. In addition, sharp edges could cause lacerations.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 12586 and EN 71.

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

 

39
0849/09

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative strawberries

Brand: Marianne hobby

Name:

Type/number of model: 502-57, 22 cm, EAN 9005791218017.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (strawberries).

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 product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The strawberries can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

40
0850/09

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative bunch of green grapes

Brand: Marianne hobby

Name:

Type/number of model: 502-03, 20 cm, green, EAN 9005791241398

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (green grapes)

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 product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

41
0851/09

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative bunch of red grapes

Brand: Marianne hobby

Name:

Type/number of model: 502-36, 13 cm, red, EAN 9005791103955

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (red grapes).

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 product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

42
0852/09

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative bunch of grapes with 49 berries

Brand: Marianne hobby

Name:

Type/number of model: 502-18, 20 cm, EAN 900579101401

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (grapes)

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 product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

43
0853/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: ESS

Name:

Type/number of model: Models 8865 and 8865-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' shoes in black or white.

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.  

 

44
0854/09

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bubble bath - Bath Bubbly Carbonated Bubble Bath

Brand: Get Fresh Cosmetics

Name:

Type/number of model: 5 037028 244821

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green glass bottle resembling a champagne bottle; neck covered with golden-coloured metal foil (which must be removed before the bottle is opened for the first time); stopper: plastic cork secured with a wire collar; diameter of opening: approximately 2 cm, no dispensing aperture.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The tensides in the product pose a risk of serious damage to health because users may confuse the product with a foodstuff, taking it into the mouth and swallowing it. The possible damage to health includes aspiration pneumonia (following inhalation of vomit), which can be fatal.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

45
0855/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Burberry

Name:

Type/number of model: KB6 CLAUDY

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with snap buttons, available in various colours.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons on the garment may become detached and could be swallowed by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

46
0856/09

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Fish-shaped bath thermometer

Brand: Pommette

Name:

Type/number of model: 55 452 002 (internal reference),
40184 (supplier reference)

Batch number/Barcode: 3250391277223

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic, fish-shaped bath thermometer. Colours: yellow, green, blue or pink.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Burns

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, because small parts may be detached and swallowed by children,

- burns (scalds), because the temperature is incorrectly displayed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

47
0857/09

Italy

Category: Other

Product: Wood fuel pellets

Brand: Naturkraft premium

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wood fuel pellets, 6 mm in diameter, packed in transparent sacks containing 15 kg of pellets and marked with the brand name.

Country of origin: Lithuania


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Caesium 137 in the ashes and smoke resulting from the combustion of the product. Caesium 137 is a highly toxic radioactive substance and the amount present is 23.828,38 Bq/kg.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

48
0746/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: SUZUKI

Name:

Type/number of model: GSXR1000 K5-K6, years 2005 and 2006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns the following models:

GSX-R1000K5: JS1B6111100100302 to JS1B6111100107283,

GSX-R1000K6: JS1B6111100108058 to JS1B6111100116030

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the frame may crack and/or break on the side below the steering head tube. The cracking or breaking are the result of certain uses that cause extreme fatigue to the frame, such as extended or extreme wheelies or other stunts.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Poland,
France,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Norway,
Malta,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Hungary  

(*)

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.

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