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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 25 (Published on: 03/07/2009)

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Notification 0826/09 from week 24 of 2009 has been removed at the request of the notifying country.

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

1
0858/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's track suit

Brand: Güfix

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's track suit with the inscription SKECHERS across the front of the top, which has a hood.

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. Press release has been issued.  

 

2
0859/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress costume – Clown-Hoop

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: CLOWN HOOP CHICA T2. 702676 (88386)

Batch number/Barcode: 8423667035833

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A clown costume, consisting of a suit and hat, for children aged 7-10. The packaging is 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 (length 300 mm) in the neck area.

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

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

 

3
0860/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Metaline

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 28208.

Batch number/Barcode: 8430806060120 Model 28206-5. Barcode: 8430806060076 Model 28123-1. Barcode: 8430806060014

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ shoes in different models packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

 

4
0861/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: Clara Garcia

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 52300252 Black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black, fold-over boots. The packaging consists of a cardboard box containing two sachets.

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 reported.

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

 

5
0862/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Baby lovely

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. XMY201A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll made from softened PVC, dressed in a pale-blue jumpsuit and hat. The doll operates on 3 batteries of 1.5 V. It performs the following functions: it laughs, cries, moves its hands and drinks from a bottle. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material, from which the toy is made, contains 0.21% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 44.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

Czech Republic,
Italy  

6
0863/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with carriage - Funny play set

Brand: Beautiful princess

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 0058

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll in a horse-drawn carriage. The doll is made from softened PVC and is dressed in pink textile clothes, red boots and has monofilament blonde hair. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window and marked "Funny Play Set".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 

7
0864/09

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby crawling shoes

Brand: Clarks

Name:

Type/number of model: Kirsten 20325230. India Sparkle 20325230. Little Kyle 20324553. Little Kyle 20332303. Little Kyle 20324554. Grizzly Bear 20332302. Sparkle Toes 20332967.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby crawling shoes in different models.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the rubber moulding on the sole and toe of the shoe can detach, generating small parts that could be swallowed by children.

Two complaints have been reported.

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

Belgium  

8
0865/09

Slovakia

Category: Furniture

Product: Rocking chair

Brand: Lazypap

Name:

Type/number of model: 111013-2, EAN code: 2000159238918, EDV No.: 15923891, Order No.: 950889, SUPPLIER No.: 27599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The frame of the rocking chair is made from rattan; the seating part and backrest are made from natural material. The seat is provided with a cushion made of PVC foam covered in brown textile material. Dimensions: 58x96x98 cm. Packed in a cardboard box marked with EAN code, EDV No., Order No., Supplier and country of origin Indonesia. The rocking chair is sold unassembled.

Country of origin: India


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can tip over. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1022.

One incident reported.

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

Austria  

9
0866/09

Germany

Category: Stationery

Product: Felt-tip pens

Brand: Grafix kids

Name:

Type/number of model: 4 009017 050578 Article No 706019

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 20 felt-tip pens in a transparent pack.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene. The felt component in the black pen was found to contain 29.8 mg benzene/kg and the yellow pen 13.7 mg benzene/kg (limit value: 5 mg/kg of the weight of a toy). According to Directive 67/548/EEC, benzene is a Category 1 (R 45) carcinogen, a Category 2 (R 46) mutagen and poisonous (R 48/23/24/25).

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

Poland,
The Netherlands  

10
0867/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots

Brand: Tintori

Name:

Type/number of model: Model T5815

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black boots with two buckles packaged in cardboard boxes.

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.  

 

11
0868/09

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Machete

Brand: Puma-tec

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.Nr. 311244 EAN 4001833083044 Art.Nr. 311442 EAN 4001833083037 Art.Nr. 311136 EAN 4001833083020

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Machete or cutting knife with plastic handle, available with various types of metal blade.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the hollow pin passing through the end of the handle, used to secure the handle to the blade tang, is missing. Thus, the blade can come loose during use.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

12
0869/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Clown costume - Payaso

Brand: Boys toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 19001 Bar Code: 8423831032996 and 8422259190011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A clown costume, size 0-6 months. The packaging is a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to functional strings in the neck area.

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

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

 

13
0870/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Triumph Rocket III

Brand: Triumph

Name:

Type/number of model: Rocket III Touring, Type 23XC, EC

type-approval: e11*2002/24*0624*00 and vehicles imported from the USA.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The problem affects vehicles of model years 2008 and 2009 fitted with Bridgestone tyres.

See attached VIN numbers. .

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a loss of pressure in the rear tyre which could potentially cause a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece,
Norway,
Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

14
0871/09

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: Ducky Mini Beau

Name:

Type/number of model: E581085-661

Batch number/Barcode: 8717567219968

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s light pink trousers consisting of a drawstring, 3 pockets, a zip, a metal fastener, six sewn-on labels and a card label attached with a cord marked with the article number, colour, size 50/56 (for a child of 0–3 months) and the price.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the card label sewn onto the outside lower leg can be detached with a force of 60N. The label could be swallowed by a child which may induce vomiting and lead to choking and/or serious illness.

The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907.

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

Poland  

15
0872/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product:

Brand: ory: Laser pointers Product: Laser pointer - Laser and LED light

Brands: 1. IK 2. LD

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Item No.: MT-S0510260, S/N: 2008108 2. S/N: 2006108

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Items 1 and 2 have the same characteristics: Laser and LED pointers, silver colour, with a long black flexible light head. The LED light has a magnet in the bottom. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG13 button cells. The products are packed in plastic frames in blue cardboard boxes. Approximate dimensions: 21x3.5x2.3 cm (cardboard package), 16.3x1.6x1.4 cm (unpacked).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because they incorporate a class 3A laser which is dangerous if a direct beam, or even a beam reflected off a reflective surface, strikes the unprotected eye. Both pointers bear the indication “Class IIIA Laser Product”. Class 3 laser pointers should not be placed on the market for use by consumers.

These products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

Malta  

16
0873/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's rattle

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 2108

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two plastic varicoloured rattles packed together in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label marked "TOYS", with a CE mark, a pictogram and the country of origin. Sticker affixed to the toy is marked: "Funny: 2108". The rattle is comprised of a ball with 3 rings on the handle.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ball on top of the rattle can break into small parts, generating sharp edges and releasing a rattling small ball that fits entirely into the small part test cylinder.

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

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

 

17
0874/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's rattle

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: - rattle with saxophone NO: 685, - rattle with guitar NO: 686

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic varicoloured baby’s rattles in the shape of animals playing musical instruments. Two pieces packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label marked "TOYS", with a CE mark, a pictogram and the country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ball of the rattle can break into small parts, generating sharp edges and releasing a rattling small ball that fits entirely into the small part test cylinder. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

18
0875/09

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Condor Ducky 12"

Name:

Type/number of model: SAN 061203581

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's bicycle with steel welded frame, front brake type V, aluminium alloy, aluminium alloy rims and plastic pedals K 327.

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, when the bicycle is tilted over at 15° and the pedal is in the lowest position, the pedal hits the ground which may cause the rider to fall.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

19
0876/09

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Azurelle

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, patent leather, ladies’ court shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 48 mg/kg 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 reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

20
0877/09

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Screen wash and anti-freeze

Brand: Lamont products

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white 500 ml plastic bottle with blue liquid, black and red printing and the symbols indicating the product is toxic and flammable.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it is classified as toxic but does not have a child-resistant fastening. Children could therefore open the bottle easily and have access to the toxic fluid.

The product does not comply with the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC.

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

 

21
0878/09

United Kingdom

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Kitchen utensils

Brand: Marks and Spencer

Name:

Type/number of model:

Stainless Steel and Nylon Slotted Spoon - T32 0601G / 0640G.

Stainless Steel and Nylon Solid Spoon - T34 0601S / 0640S.

Stainless Steel and Nylon Ladle - T34 0601L / 0640L.

Stainless Steel and Nylon Turner - T34 0601T / 0640T.

Stainless Steel and Nylon Masher - T34 0601M / 0640M.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A selection of stainless steel and nylon kitchen utensils branded as M & S. Other than the above codes there are no further identifiers on the products or their packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Primary Aromatic Amines which are a potential carcinogen. The levels are in excess of the amount permitted under Directive 2002/72/EC on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (0.01 mg/kg). Only products from one source are affected but the recall relates to all the utensils.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Cyprus,
Greece  

22
0879/09

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish “Advanced Hard as Nails”

Brand: Sally Hansen

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 2GPXKC; EAN: 074170261264

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink nail polish in a 13.3 ml glass bottle of approximate size: 85x35 mm.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.045% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and lead to the possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.

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

Latvia  

23
0880/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts - Action Swat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. A266

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A shooting game consisting of 2 revolvers, arrows with suction cups, bullets and safety goggles. Packed in a blister pack marked (in English) “Not suitable for children under 3 years, CHOKING HAZARD, small parts”.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

24
0881/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Assault police set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 629

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A police set consisting of a revolver, arrows with suction cups, a whistle, knife, badge, baton, target, watch and compass. All packed in a blister pack with markings (only in English): “The things can’t be put into the mouth, Can’t aim at peoples shooting," "WARNING CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not for children under 3 years”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder, which may detach and be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
0882/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police set - Police material

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 234

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Police set consisting of a revolver, arrows, knife, hand grenade, telephone, target and handcuffs. Packed in a blister pack and marked: “WARNING CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not for children under 3 years” in English.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups. The arrows fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

26
0883/09

Poland

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Garden grill

Brand: OBI

Name:

Type/number of model: BB00504G (FFT-22014); art. No. 460509.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a round, barbecue grill, diameter 365 mm, which consists of an enamel grill pan, 3 legs, a wind-guard and a fire grate. It is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns due to poor manufacturing which does not guarantee the required level of stability of the fire grate. Moreover, the product can become perforated. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1860.

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

 

27
0884/09

Estonia

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: Aikon

Name:

Type/number of model: A1 (by importer) ,
BD-F01 (by manufacturer)

Batch number/Barcode: 4742279000034 (on lighter),
4742279000164 (EAN on packaging)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A disposable, adjustable gas lighter made of transparent coloured plastic (dark blue, yellow, red, green, blue). The lighter is marked with the brand, a sticker with safety information in Estonian and data about the importer. The collective packaging bears the following inscriptions: "C•R Lighter type A1 Aikon; EAN; 50 pcs; Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Contains pressurised flammable gas. Do not expose to temperatures above 50º C and do not place the lighter in direct sunlight for long periods. When lighting keep away from face and clothing. Do not puncture or throw into open flames. Check that the lighter is extinguished after use. Do not keep lighter lit more than 10 seconds."

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it fails to meet the necessary requirements as regards flame height and extinction, volumetric displacement and resistance to continuous burning.

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

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

 

28
0885/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts - Shoot game - super power

Brand: Rongye

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 8818 (A or B)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shooting game consisting of a revolver, bullets, target (with animal figures which appeal to small children) and arrows. Packed in a blister pack and marked: “CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not suitable for children under 3 years” (in English language).

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

29
0886/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Kammakarlo

Name:

Type/number of model: Alex

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's mid-season jacket ("Kammakarlo" Spring 2008) with a fleece lining, in blue and green, and a drawstring in the hood and in the hem.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children up to 7 years shall not have drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers.  

Denmark  

30
0887/09

United Kingdom

Category: Gadgets

Product: Vision card - BlueChart g2 SD card

Brand: Garmin

Name:

Type/number of model: BlueChart g and BlueChart g2 Vision cards

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Affected products are all 2009 versions of BlueChart g2 in Garmin card format, BlueChart g2 in micro SD/SD card format and BlueChart g2 Vision in micro SD/SD card format, purchased between 8 April 2009 and 3 June 2009. The hardware or firmware of the Garmin unit is not affected. Affected cards can be identified in one of the following ways:

1. The exterior packaging is a cardboard envelope.

2. BlueChart g2 Vision cards will have one of the part numbers mentioned in the attached list and have a MAR 09 release date on it.

3. BlueChart g2 cards will have one of the part numbers mentioned in the attached list and have a description that begins with the letter H or HX (example: HXUS039R).

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries since in certain waters, there are inaccuracies and/or omissions in the way that the BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision v2009 cards present depth contours and depth areas which could result in the depiction of water depth as deeper than the actual depth under certain display conditions. As such, there is a possibility of boats going aground leading to possible accidents.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Poland,
Denmark,
France,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Malta,
Ireland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

31
0888/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Hooded jacket

Brand: Dipinto

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. DISY08836

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' grey Dipinto hooded jacket with drawstrings and functional cord in the head and neck area. Sizes 92-134 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it has drawstrings in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children up to 7 years shall not have drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers.  

 

32
0889/09

Estonia

Category: Lighters

Product: Gas lighter

Brand: StarLine

Name:

Type/number of model: 0105541CR-cartoon cat; 5-digit number 39018

Batch number/Barcode: 4044352055413 (on packaging)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The refillable, adjustable, electronic gas lighters are made of coloured plastic printed with cat images. On the lighters there is a logo with the brand name, the sticker with the safety information in Estonian and data about the distributor. The collective packaging bears a series of inscriptions.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it fails to meet the necessary standards as regards volumetric requirement and resistance to elevated temperature. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.

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

 

33
0890/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars - Punto, Idea, Idea, Panda, Palio, Siena

Brand: FIAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Fiat Punto, Punto Van, Idea, Idea Van, Panda, Panda Van, Palio, Siena with 1.3 SDE, 70 HP engine

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns Fiat vehicles, with chassis numbers in the range:

Punto and Punto Van: from 1103252 to 1117100;

Idea and Idea Van: from 191321 to 194341 + single chassis 1954056;

Panda and Panda Van: from 1380151 to 1425382;

Palio and Siena: from 6478169 to 6482332.

Country of origin: Italy

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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire since on the affected vehicles, some diesel leaks could occur in the recirculation pipe due to the non-compliance of welding on one connector.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Ireland,
Germany,
Portugal,
Hungary  

34
0891/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's clothing set - Girl's jacket and bib overalls

Brand: Glass house

Name:

Type/number of model: Z903

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sets for girls consisting of two parts – bib overalls and a jacket. The overalls have shoulder straps, a small zip and embroidery in the right section – 2 flowers in pink and yellow, a white background and a green leaf. The jacket is in various colours – pink, red, dark pink. It has cords sewn into the hood. The jacket is fastened with a hook-and-loop fastener and a zip which is covered with a flap on which there are 2 decorative buttons with ribbons and embroidery. There are labels with an inscription in a foreign language: “Glass house”, model Z903, 65% polyester, 35% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood of the jacket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

35
0892/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy's clothing set

Brand: AI XIN TONGLILUDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model n°А011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy's clothing set consisting of two parts – a pair of trousers and a jacket in light and dark blue. The trousers have elastic in the waist with 2 blue stripes and white piping along the outer length of the legs and embroidery above the hem. The jacket has a hood that cannot be detached and elastic cords with plastic toggles. The clothing is embroidered with pictures from basketball scenes. There is a label with the following inscriptions: "AI XIN TONGLILUDA, the best fashion, model n° А011". The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

36
0893/09

Bulgaria

Category: Gadgets

Product: Joke item - 99 Мarker – M

Brand: 99 Мarker – M

Name:

Type/number of model: Number 0132865.Х

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A joke marker pen in various colours: yellow, red, blue, black. The product is marked: "99 Мarker – M, N° 0132865Х", and has a label with the inscription: "Made in China". When pressing the nib while using the marker, it produces an electric shock which causes spasm of the muscle and tingling of the arm. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it could therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers 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


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

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Disclaimer - DE

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