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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 27 (Published on: 17/07/2009)

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Notification 0753/09 from week 22 of 2009 has been permanently removed following clarification of the risk assessment.

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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
0930/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Amelia Zaragoza

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 820197 Moccasin

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' moccasins in beige patent leather with two metal tassels on the upper. The packaging is a black cardboard box bearing the words “Amelia Zaragoza”. It includes 3 damp-proof and mould-proof sachets and one of silica gel.

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  

 

2
0931/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin cream - Exclusiv-Vital –Basische Frische-Kosmetik

Brand: Siriderma

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4 260061 240449. Production batch No. 0000.53

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin cream in white and grey cylindrical pump dispenser with label, in cardboard packaging (50 ml )

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chloride/titanium dioxide (silver chloride deposited on titanium dioxide) which should not be used in cosmetics intended for application around the eye area.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

3
0932/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin cream - Exclusiv-Vital – Basische Frische-Kosmetik-

Brand: Siriderma

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4 260061 244324

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pump dispenser, in cardboard packaging (50 ml)

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chloride/titanium dioxide (silver chloride deposited on titanium dioxide) which should not be used in cosmetics intended for application around the eye area.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

4
0933/09

Italy

Category: Kitchen/ cooking accessories

Product: Vacuum flask - Porta pranzo

Brand: Alca

Name:

Type/number of model: 54047, 1.4-litre model

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packed in a blue cardboard box, the vacuum flask is cylindrical, and made of plastic on the outside and glass on the inside. It is available with a base in red, green or yellow, while the lid may be blue, yellow or grey.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of asbestos fibres (carcinogen by inhalation). Fibres could be inhaled if the glass container breaks and the asbestos discs are handled.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

5
0934/09

Italy

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Vacuum flask - Bidone di Acquacalda

Brand: Bidone di Acquacalda

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 6 927733900886

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A cylindrical vacuum flask, with a floral decoration on the outside.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres (carcinogen by inhalation). Fibres could be inhaled if the glass container breaks and the asbestos discs are handled.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

6
0935/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Leather and pvc sofas

Brand: Heartlands Furniture

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Sassari - WE12110805 2. Latina - WE05110802 3. Enna - WE05110801 4. Lindaro - WE24110802 5. Rozzo - WE24110801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1, 2 and 3 seater sofas in cream, black and brown. Packed in white sack type material.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because during tests the foam filling in the back of the sofa and in the seat cushions continues to burn after the specified period.

The product does not comply with the British national standard BS 5852.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

7
0936/09

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Sun cream - Soltan, Kids Lotion with Wasp Repellent

Brand: Boots

Name:

Type/number of model: 1N,2N1M,1K,2K,1S,2S,1W

Item code 38-14-858

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic bottle (200ml) containing children's sun cream with wasp repellent, SPF 30.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk because the cream separates, giving a level of sun protection lower than SPF 30 as indicated on the bottle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Ireland  

8
0937/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy scooter

Brand: HL - Happy LU

Name:

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green folding metal scooter. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: "Happy LU, Scooter". It has a label with statements in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - it has protruding edges; - the diameter of the handlebar is less than the minimum required (40 mm); - the front wheel is smaller than the minimum required (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.  

 

9
0938/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Mermaid princess

Brand: Global

Name:

Type/number of model: GE/881-900A, EAN code 8590222590974

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll made from softened PVC, dressed in clothing from textile material. It has monofilament hair on the head. The toy is packed in a blister together with accessories – comb, handbag and boots.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21.20% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.89% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP). 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.  

 

10
0939/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric steam iron

Brand: HERU

Name:

Type/number of model: Series No. DBS 10408

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric steam iron

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord connecting the iron to the steam generator breaks at the point bearing the greatest strain, and there is therefore a risk of contact with live components.

Three complaints reported.

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

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

 

11
0940/09

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Infant car seat

Brand: Bugaboo

Name:

Type/number of model: Bugaboo car seat group ECE 0/0+ (up to 13 kg), up to approximately 15 months of age developed by Takata:

1. 80700BL01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU1 BLUE 8717447019305;

2. 80700RD01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU1 RED 8717447019312;

3. 80700SA01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU1 SAND 8717447019329;

4. 80700YE01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU1 YELLOW 8717447019336;

5. 80700ZW01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU1 BLACK 8717447019343;

6. 81700BL01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU2 BLUE 8717447019350;

7. 81700RD01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU2 RED 8717447019367;

8. 81700SA01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU2 SAND 8717447019374;

9. 81700YE01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU2 YELLOW 8717447019381;

10. 81700ZW01 Bugaboo car seat developed by TAKATA EU2 BLACK 8717447019398.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The infant car seat has a handle for carrying which is screwed into the left and right-hand side of the car seat. The screws are covered by black plastic caps so cannot be seen from the outside. Colours: yellow, red, black, blue or sand.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the plastic cap which is designed to hide the screws prevents the user from seeing if the screws are missing and, if this is the case, there is the danger that the handle detaches itself and the seat and child may fall;

- the car seat may be clicked on to the frame of a pram but in some cases the mechanism does not fit correctly into the pram frame. This may cause the infant car seat to fall off the frame with the result that the child gets hurt.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12790.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and warning to retailers and customers.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Belgium  

12
0941/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hand tools – Power Tools

Brand: Bumac

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 22100002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three power tools in a carry case - jigsaw, angle grinder, drill

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock from touching external parts of the tools.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745-1.

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

 

13
0942/09

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - Swimmers set

Brand: Dasini

Name:

Type/number of model: 738

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy crocodile made from hard plastic in blue, green and yellow colours. To make the toy move, a key should be turned and the crocodile's front legs will move and swim in the water. Weight of toy: 25 g, measurement (145 x 90 x 41) mm. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag with a label. Both sides of the packaging have colourful drawings and the name of the product in large letters: "SWIMMERS SET", as well as smaller print which reads "Dasini", "Made in China". There is also a CE mark and a pictogram concerning the age restriction and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the start key and the front legs, which can be easily detached from the toy, fit entirely into the small parts test cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Choking and InjuriesThe product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the start key and the front legs, which can be easily detached from the toy, fit entirely into the small parts test cylinder.The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.  

Compulsory measures: Choking and InjuriesThe product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the start key and the front legs, which can be easily detached from the toy, fit entirely into the small parts test cylinder.The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.  

 

14
0943/09

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys – Growing Fish

Brand: Changchang

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy fish that expands when placed in water.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries if swallowed by a child because it can expand by more than 100 % when placed in water.

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

Compulsory measures: Import ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
0944/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy - Growing Hatching Egg – Dinosaur egg

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 7460745950726

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is an egg with dimensions of approximately 58.7 x 45 mm, containing a cockerel made of hard yellow coloured plastic, painted partly red. The egg shell consists of two glued parts. With the toys are tags with the CE mark, warnings: “Do not swallow”, “Use only under supervision of an adult”, “Store out of reach of children below 3 years”, “Small parts - risk of choking”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Please keep the packaging for further reference”, “Made in China”, and user’s instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toy expands by 105% - 176%. If a child swallows the toy, or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.

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.  

 

16
0945/09

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Cordless kettle

Brand: Dynora

Name:

Type/number of model: DY–335C, AC 230V, 50Hz, 2200W

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A cordless kettle for minimum 0.5 and maximum 2 litres of water. The product is coloured light green. The packaging is a cardboard box with a picture of the product on the side. The packaging is marked as follows: “Made in China”, CE mark, GS mark, B mark. There is no EAN number on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock because of:

- the use of incorrect material for thermal connection (thermal switch-off), which means the kettle can become deformed and allow water to leak;

- the use of inappropriate material in the wires and conductors and unsuitable length of wires.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market by the authorities.  

 

17
0946/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Whitening cream

Brand: Fair & White

Name:

Type/number of model: Lot 1FW06047 Bar code 3425123 645391 50 ml

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White tube with white cap in white box.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.6% of hydroquinone.

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

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

 

18
0947/09

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Carotte Lightening body lotion

Brand: Pr. Francoise Bedon Paris

Name:

Type/number of model: 500 ml, EAN 376009570735;

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with metal coloured cap.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.6% of hydroquinone.

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

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

 

20
0949/09

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - Holder til mælketænder (Container for milk teeth)

Brand: Søstrene Grene

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A wooden cat figure with elastic arms and wooden balls as hands. The figure can be opened and small items such as milk teeth can be kept inside. The approximate dimensions of the figure: 34 mm in diameter and 60 mm high.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the elastic arms with wooden balls can be pulled off with a force of less than 90 N and swallowed as they fitted within 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.  

Iceland,
Norway  

21
0950/09

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Tool set – Promethean

Brand: Tony

Name:

Type/number of model: 1105/5701719434098

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Collection of plastic tools including a hard hat, saw, hammer, screwdriver, 2 nuts & bolts, spanner and imitation wood made from plastic. The approximate dimensions of the hard hat are: 230 mm long, 170 wide and 80 mm high. The nuts are 28 mm in diameter and 13 mm high.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it is intended for children under 36 months and the nuts can be swallowed as they 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 recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Norway  

22
0951/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Thermal actuator

Brand: Oreg / Eberle

Name:

Type/number of model: TS Kompakt / TSK (TSK 5.11), 230V version.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Thermal actuator used as part of the control system for heating installations. It is normally used for under floor heating, however an estimated 1 % of the products are fitted to radiators. This notification only concerns products fitted to radiators.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock if it is fitted to a radiator because the transparent cap can crack or break off and users can thus touch live components.

The product is not considered to pose a serious risk when it is installed in heating systems in such a way that it is not accessible to users.

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

 

(*)

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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