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Report 26 (Published on: 10/07/2009)

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
0894/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: 1. SW; 2. Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Model: TY–KL067 2. Model: #0312623

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Silver laser pointer in the shape of a spaceship, with two blue and red blinking LEDs on the side. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG13 (LR41) button cells. The product is packed in a cardboard box with 4 different exchangeable heads that produce different shaped laser beams. Approximate dimensions: 16x8.7x2.3 cm (package), 12.7x2.8x2 cm (unpacked).

2. Silver pocket knife with a laser pointer in the form of a key ring. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG13 (LR41) button cells and has 5 different exchangeable heads that produce different shaped laser beams. The product is packed in a dark grey cardboard box. Approximate dimensions: 11x7x1.6 cm (package), 13x3x1.2 cm (unpacked).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The products pose a risk of damage to sight if the laser beam is pointed at the eye. They bear the indication “Class IIIA Laser Product”. Class 3 laser pointers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

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

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

 

2
0895/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: X.Y and LD

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Unknown 2. S/N. 2008100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. 3-in-1 laser and LED pen in silver colour with flexible LED light head. The laser is operated by four 1.5V LR41 button cells. The product is packed in a silver metal box. Approximate dimensions: 17.8x3.8x1.8 cm (package), 13.3x1.9x1.3 cm (unpacked).

2. 2-in-1 laser pointer and LED light in silver with expandable magnetic light head. The laser is operated by three 1.5V LR41 button cells. The product is packed in a silver metal box. Approximate dimensions: 17.8x3.8x1.8 cm (package), 13.3x1.9x1.3 cm (unpacked).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

These 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. The 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 and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
0896/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: 1. IK2. Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Item No.: ZK-806

2. S/N. 2009108

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. 3-in-1 laser and LED black pen in the form of a key ring. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG13 (LR41) button cells. Approximate dimensions: 12.3x7x1.6 cm (package), 12.7x1.9x1 cm (unpacked).

2. 2-in-1 green laser pointer and LED light in the form of a key ring. The laser is operated by three LR44 button cells. The product is sold unpacked. Approximate dimensions: 11.5x2.5x1.3 cm.

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. The 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 and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities.  

Malta,
Italy,
Czech Republic  

4
0897/09

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Tealight holder - Glas Teelichthalter (incl. 5 Teelichtern)

Brand: Chris Piper

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no K374, EAN 4038611087031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass holder for 5 tea lights, including 5 candles, packed in a cardboard box showing a photo of the item.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the candle holder may detach during use and fall. In addition, the side of the glass holder may crack.

One complaint reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

5
0898/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along musical car - Little Minds Press & Go Fun

Brand: Bhs

Name:

Type/number of model: Model number - 036/00362444/18093. Barcode number- 5051525453265

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Individual red, blue and yellow coloured ‘Bhs Little Minds Press & Go Fun’ pick-up truck, fire engine and dump truck toy vehicles, with light and sound effects. Each supplied separately in cardboard packaging with an open display window.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rubber treads on the back wheels can break and detach at less than 90 N and these small parts, which fit wholly within the small parts cylinder, could pose a choking hazard to children.

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

One incident reported.

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

Poland  

6
0899/09

Lithuania

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children's shampoo - Karapuz lion with orange extract

Brand: Karapuz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 482 00493 80750.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shampoo for kids, in plastic bottle (height: 11.5 cm) with red cap. Volume: 190 ml.

Country of origin: Ukraine


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Methyldibromo glutaronitrile, a preservative which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

7
0900/09

Lithuania

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children's shampoo - Karapuz baby elephant with camomile extract

Brand: Karapuz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 482 00493 80767

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shampoo for kids, in plastic bottle (height: 11.5 cm) with pink cap. Volume: 190 ml.

Country of origin: Ukraine


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Methyldibromo glutaronitrile, a preservative which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC

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

 

8
0901/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: 1. LED white, 2. X.Y, 3. CW.

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Model: MX-01 2. S/N. 2007408 3. Model: HC-101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Copper laser radiation: 3-in-1 laser and LED pen in blue and in the form of a key-ring. The laser is operated by three 1.5V LR41 button cells. The product is packed in a blister box. Approximate dimensions: 12.7x6.5x1.6 cm (package), 14x2.5x1.1 cm (unpacked). 2. Laser LED light: 2-in-1 laser pointer and LED light in silver and in the form of a key-ring. The laser is operated by four 1.5V AG13 button cells. The product is packed in a blister box. Approximate dimensions: 12x8x2.5 cm (package), 12.4x2.5x2 cm (unpacked). 3. 2 in 1 super LED lamp: 2-in-1 laser pointer and LED light in silver and in the form of a key-ring. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG3 button cells. The product is packed in a blister box. Approximate dimensions: 11x6.8x2 cm (package), 10x2.2x1.1 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. 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 and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

Malta  

9
0902/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Everyday

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 19-V6125

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ high-heeled shoes, black and red in colour. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

One incident reported.

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

 

10
0903/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: Pasite

Name:

Type/number of model: Model P923

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shoes with a gold-coloured buckle. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and the sachets contained 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
0904/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Nio Nio

Name:

Type/number of model: Model XL 3305 WINE RED

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' red shoes packed 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 sachets contained 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.  

 

12
0905/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Volvo S80, V70, XC70, XC60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: S80 ,
V70,
XC70,
XC60

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns XC60/S80/V70/XC70 cars (model year 2008-2009), equipped with engines B6324S/B6304T2/B8444S/D5244T4/D5244T5/D5244T10 (excluding XC60 D5244T5 with manual transmission, S80 5 cyl diesel engines with manual transmission and S80/V70/XC70 with 6 cyl petrol engines in East Europe, Korea and China).

See attached list.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the engine cooling fan may permanently stop working due to a software error in the Fan Control Module (FCM). If the fan stops it may cause reduced Air Condition (AC) performance and the driver will normally be informed of the increased coolant temperature by a yellow information lamp and the following written message: "reduce speed". However, if the engine temperature continues to rise, a red warning lamp will light up and text instructions will indicate that the car should be stopped safely. In this specific failure mode, the deviation may lead to a rapid increase in coolant temperature and the driver may not notice the indication lamps and the text messages. The situation could result in boiling coolant, loss of coolant and eventually engine damage or engine break down, which may lead to accidents.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Malta,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Portugal,
Hungary  

13
0906/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Puffer ball - Bushy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 96210, EAN 4012093962109

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puffer ball, various colours, stated diameter 22 cm

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns since it can catch fire and burn very rapidly if it comes into contact with a flame.

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.  

Malta  

14
0907/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Puffer ball - Blowfish

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 96215, EAN 4012093962154

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puffer balls in different colours, with face and light.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns since it can catch fire and burn very rapidly if it comes into contact with a flame.

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.  

The Netherlands  

15
0908/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: Parco

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 4 019359 880542

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-layer, laminated, wooden board with slots for puzzle pieces with red handles; motif: farm vehicles, farm building (30 x 22.5 x 0.8 cm).

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 202.6 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

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

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

Slovenia  

16
0909/09

Malta

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle Mat

Brand: Eva

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foam rubber mats with alphabet and numbers.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that fit entirely in the small parts cylinder, endangering the health and safety of children under 3 years old.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

17
0910/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Rucksack in the form of a soft-toy animal

Brand: Blue Bear Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4015679038588

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy rucksack in the form of a soft-toy animal. The rucksack has a zip approximately 22 cm in length and two shoulder straps. Each strap is approximately 53 cm in length and each of its ends is securely attached to the rucksack. Attached to the toy is a label with a barcode, a CE mark and the address of the distributor. A second, sewn-on label bears a CE mark and information concerning the distributor.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it contains straps of more than 380 mm in length, which, when pulled with a force of 25 +/- 2 N, do not break up into small, non-hazardous pieces.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

 

18
0911/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: White beard

Brand: Huahao

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 2238. Ref: 11689.

Batch number/Barcode: 8643568116893

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White beard packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the beard does not pass the flammability test for toys with hair, pile or similar material protruding 50 mm or more from the surface.

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

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

 

19
0912/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Speed Scooter - 21

Brand: Speed Scooter

Name:

Type/number of model: 79699

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a collapsible, blue, three-wheeled, metal and plastic scooter. There is a small basket on the front and the rear part of the scooter is marked : Speed Scooter - 21. Packaging: a green cardboard box. It has a label bearing the importer's details, the CE mark and a warning that it is not suitable for children under 3 years of age written in English and French. The assembly instructions are in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because the diameter of the handlebar is less than 40 mm and the diameter of the front wheel is less than 120 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

20
0913/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Coffee Grinder - Blade Grinder

Brand: Starbucks Barista

Name:

Type/number of model: Products with the following SKUs (product identifiers):

179319 (Blade Grinder, S/S) (Barcode 7/6211161892/4)

179391 (Blade Grinder, S/S) (Barcode 7/6211161899/3)

162642 (Blade Grinder BLK) (Barcode 7/6211161830/6)

162643 (Blade Grinder BLK) (Barcode 7/6211161831/3)

The product CN code is 8509400000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The coffee grinder is made up of the following components: Grinder Lid; Grinder Contact Button; Grinder Blade; Grinding Chamber; and Power Cord. Available with a stainless steel or black finish.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a potential risk of injuries because if consumers fail to follow the operating and cleaning instructions and pour ground coffee beans over the side of the unit, the grinder blade could continue to operate after the unit is turned off.

There have been approximately 176 reports, worldwide, of continuous operation of the blade, including 3 minor injuries that occurred during cleaning.

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

Ireland,
Greece,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Denmark  

21
0914/09

Malta

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle - Educativo

Brand: Colour Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 20.899 Bar Code: 8412842 208995

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foam Rubber Puzzle

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Choking

This product poses a risk of choking for children because of the presence of small parts which fit into the small parts cylinder. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

22
0915/09

Bulgaria

Category: Other

Product: Heating radiators

Brand: BP Bulplast

Name:

Type/number of model: 70/500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The heating radiators are made from aluminium alloy, white in colour, with 10 panels connected by gaskets. The dimensions of the radiator are 700x500 mm. The radiator is packed in a transparent plastic bag inside a cardboard box and contains instructions for use in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the gaskets contain asbestos fibres, presenting a health risk for consumers during use. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

23
0916/09

Ireland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Hanging votive candle

Brand: Dunnes

Name:

Type/number of model: 7431739

Batch number/Barcode: blue: 5099011207077,
green: 5099011207084,
pink: 5099011207091

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2 pk glass and metal hanging votive candle with two tea lights included.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the tea lights are of poor quality and the wick burns down too quickly causing the wax to catch fire.

One incident reported.

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

 

24
0917/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Squeezable toy ducks

Brand: D'tot

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 1331. Bar code: 8435264213316

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mother duck and three little yellow ducks made of rubber with whistles on the underside.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the whistles detach at a force of less than 90 N generating small parts that fit in the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

25
0918/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Fairies Magically

Brand: Meibaoer

Name:

Type/number of model: No. M6900. EAN 5907784427281 on the pack; G277737 LALKA on the sticker

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll made from softened PVC, dressed in long clothing from textile material, with a necklace and diadem. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with transparent front. Accessories – shoes, handbag and hair clips.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk since the plastic material from which the toy is made contains 13.40% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.11% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

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

 

26
0919/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Betty Beauty Collection

Brand: Harlekyn

Name:

Type/number of model: No. B243 (on the pack), type: B243-4 (on sticker)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll made from softened PVC, dressed in long clothing from textile material, with monofilament hair on the head. The doll is packed in a coloured cardboard box with transparent front. Accessories – a textile handbag and other pieces of clothing are included.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material from which it is made contains 0.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 26.7% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

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

 

27
0920/09

Czech Republic

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Children's Bicycle - Junior Alu PiDaPi

Brand: Junior Alu

Name:

Type/number of model: 12"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's bike: welded steel frame, front V brake, aluminium alloy rims, plastic pedals.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the ends of the handlebar grips are not of sufficient diameter, - the chain guard is insufficient, - the saddle is fixed by a quick-release device.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
0921/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Iron set

Brand: Santoys Thailand

Name:

Type/number of model: Item: 95260 / lot P2407 1208/ EAN 8851883 952601

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden ironing board, approximately 50 cm in height, with four hinged legs. Packed in a cardboard box.

Colours: blue, red and yellow.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the free space between hinges is less than the minimum requirement of 12 mm and the child's fingers could be entrapped.

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

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

Spain  

29
0922/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Diadora

Name:

Type/number of model: Model D 563150 Palermo Jr

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey and blue jacket with hood, fabric drawstrings ended with plastic toggles, a zip and two side pockets. On the front of the product there is an embroidered inscription: “DIADORA”. Sizes: 7 to 14 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings with free ends in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
0923/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Fan heater 2000w

Brand: Sealey Power Products

Name:

Type/number of model: 5051747349667, product code: FH2008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2000W Fan heater, tough composite case with integral handle for carrying. Can be placed in a vertical or horizontal position. Two-position heat settings control two 1000 Watt heating elements. Full range, ambient room thermostat maintains temperature at pre-set level. Fan doubles as a cool air blower for use in the summer. Supplied with 13Amp non-rewirable ASTA approved plug.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to possible contact between the insulated live terminal and the heater element enclosure during assembly. This could lead to a short circuit and overheating causing the plastic casing to melt and, in extreme cases, combust.

Three incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Ireland  

31
0924/09

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Antenna amplifier

Brand: XJ

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 2108, Bar code 6 438022 201022

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Antenna amplifier with plastic casing.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the clearances in the mains transformer between the primary winding and the secondary windings are not sufficient, - the secondary circuit is accessible through the antenna terminals, - the windings are positioned concentrically on a single coil former, and wound to the edges of the coil former, - the insulated wires of the mains switch touch the metal enclosure of the antenna unit which is accessible and supplementary insulation of the wires is missing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

32
0925/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy train - My first train

Brand: Santoys Thailand

Name:

Type/number of model: 95443 EAN 8851883 954438, lot P2407 1208

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A wooden train comprised of a simple locomotive with a driver and two carriages. The box indicates the age of the user: 1+.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts.

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

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

Spain  

33
0926/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Children's tool set

Brand: Werkzeugkoffer Profi

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref under barcode – Art Nr: 7385. Product code: lg7385

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children's tool chest containing various tools.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the hammer can break during use.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the British Standard for hand hammers BS 876.

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

France  

34
0927/09

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up and hair accessories - Happy Hour – Glamour Make up

Brand: Kimyon

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number 21699, EAN code: 6 940176 216994, PAO: 6M

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Eye shadows, lip-gloss and hair clips in transparent boxes packed in a violet blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains levels of lead of 61.8 mg/kg (blue colour) and 2502 mg/kg (green colour).

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

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

 

35
0928/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of cosmetics for doll - Pretty girl

Brand: WEIQIAN

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900733104790, No. 3432.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of nine eye shadows, two nail enamels, two lip-glosses, one applicator and one lipstick. The packaging is a transparent plastic blister on light-blue cardboard. On the packaging there are the following markings: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, pictogram “not intended for children from 0-3”, and the ingredients. The packaging and markings suggest that different variations of this toy exist with similar products. There is also a sticker with information and warnings in Polish, the name and address of the importer and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the level of migration of chromium in the green eye shadow is 288.3 mg/kg, which exceeds the maximum permitted level of 60 mg/kg, and the level of lead is 1457 mg/kg, which exceeds the maximum permitted level of 90 mg/kg.

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 distributor.  

 

36
0929/09

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Battery-powered car

Brand: Flip Over

Name:

Type/number of model: GIOC /202 A and GIOC /202 B, GIOC /202 C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a clear plastic cover. There are various inscriptions in English on the box. The underside of the box that contains the products with reference numbers GIOC /202 A and GIOC /202 B bears text in English and Arabic; there is no text on the boxes containing products with reference number GIOC /202 C.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15 400 mg/kg of lead and 3 480 mg/kg of chromium.

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

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


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Disclaimer - DE

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