Report 29 (Published on: 31/07/2009)

Corrigenda
Notification 0499/09 from week 14 of 2009 has been permanently removed following clarification on the risk.

Notification 0948 /09 from week 27 of 2009 has been removed pending clarification of the risk assessment.

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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Sweet wedding dress doll

Brand: eLaine

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 38185

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll, approximately 30 cm high, with blond hair, dressed in a white and gold wedding dress. Accessories: 2 pairs of shoes, 2 hair slides, 1 bow, 2 hair ties, gloves.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material, from which the doll and its accessories are made, contains 4.4% to 25.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin care product - Peeling 100

Brand: Feminin Nature

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial No 061

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cosmetic facial scrub cream packaged in a white box with green edging

Country of origin: Poland


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains Aerobic mesophilic flora (3 000 000 CFU/g instead of maximum 100 CFU/g) and isolated colonies identified as achromabacter xylosoxidans, which can cause infections. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: Bino, Ferina

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 4 019359 880559

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-layer laminated wooden board with slot-in puzzle pieces with red knobs. Motif: animals, farmyard (30 x 22.5 x 0.8 cm)

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 511 mg/kg of formaldehyde (maximum allowed limit 80 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.  

Germany  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Mercedes-Benz M class

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 164, EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0315

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The problem affects vehicles built between July 2008 and March 2009, VIN numbers A 371.944 to A 511.386.

Country of origin: Germany

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, due to a faulty seal around the rear lamp assembly, water can enter the tailgate control unit, potentially leading to short-circuit and fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Estonia,
Slovenia,
Malta,
Spain,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Sweden  

Poland

Category: Hand tools

Product: Torque wrench

Brand: RAHSOL DREMOTEC and CAROLUS.

Name:

Type/number of model: Tools made from July 2006 till April 2008: RAHSOL DREMOTEC, models: TORCOFIX-K, TORCOFIX-SE, TORCOFIX-Z, TORCOFIX-K US, TORCOFLEX-K CAROLUS

Serial numbers from: Serial numbers to:

1268368 1341104

A003977 A039760

B000493 B032301

C000001 C017795

E000001 E020205

F000001 F013249

H000001 H000128

2174340 2230753.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because, due to incorrect material used in these products, the cover of the spring may crack. The failure may lead to divergences in the applied torque of ± 50%.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Greece,
Germany,
France  

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Floor puzzle - Princess Hopscotch - Cinderella

Brand: Disney Store

Name:

Type/number of model: 411076602829

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink floor puzzle mat for use as hopscotch game. Has picture of Cinderella on the cover, a certificate like paper which has the instructions in several languages. Packaging age graded 3+. Size: 30cm x 30cm x 10cm. Materials; puzzle mat made from EVA, bag made from clear plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the bag in which the puzzle is sold contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) which is prohibited in toys according to the REACH regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Tyre

Brand: HANKOOK

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Radial RA08; sizes and codes:

185/75R16 08 RA08, 2X VFJM 1308 ~ 2309

205/75R16 10 RA08, 2X VDJM 1608 ~ 2309

205/75R16 08 RA08, 2X VDJM 1408 ~ 2309

215/75R16 10 RA08, 2X W8JM 4408 ~ 2309

215/75R16 08 RA08, 2X W8JM 1408 ~ 2309.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tyre

Country of origin: Hungary


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the too low pressure, which may lead to cracks in the side wall of the tyre. If the tyre with cracks is used, it may lead to vibration and damage to the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Denmark,
Spain,
Ireland  

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Pluto Galaxy

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial number M080229756

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Steel welded frame size 210 mm; front brake type V, steel not marked; rims Al alloy not marked; plastic pedals HF 816.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when the bicycle is tilted by an angle of 20°, the pedal at its lowest point hits ground. This may lead the rider to fall during a normal use of the bicycle.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Poland  

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Interwoven toys - Scoubidou

Brand: Baolin

Name:

Type/number of model: No: 10881,

Batch number/Barcode: 06197706

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glittering plastic fibres in transparent bag, closed with cardboard. Instructions are in English. Dimensions of the package: 11.5 x 32 x 1 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material, from which the product is made, contains 9.4% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

10
0992/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Camping lamp

Brand: Idealgas

Name:

Type/number of model: FHSTAJP - camping lamp STAR Junior

Batch number/Barcode: 8013729004145

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable camping gas lamp, metal body, auto-ignition, for a pierceable gas cartridge 190 g. Packaging: tall cardboard box.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of burns and injuries because it is possible for the user to replace the gas cartridge in a way that can lead to an unsafe and/or unintended piercing of the gas cartridge.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and with the relevant European standard EN521.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Greece  

11
0993/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 60 Luzes

Brand: ANTE

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3858852510515

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain that includes 60 db series-parallel connected miniature lamps, covered with transparent rubber imitating a butterfly, a flashing unit, mains cable and a connecting plug. Main components: bipolar plug with inscription ("2.5 A 250 V~"), 2-core mains cable without inscription, 8-function flashing unit ("FLASHER CONTROL UNIT", "PRESS").

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the diameter of the core of the internal and external wiring is less than required (15 mm² instead of 0.5 mm²), the wires are not properly fixed into the flashing unit, cord anchorage is missing, the cable inlets are not rounded and have sharp edges, the dimensions of the plug do not comply with the requirements.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60598.

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

 

12
0994/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Camping stove

Brand: Meva

Name:

Type/number of model: Taborak type 2137

Batch number/Barcode: 8590584213702

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Camping stove with two burners, for direct mounting on a gas cylinder. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical,
Burns

The product poses a risk of burns since the quantity of CO in the air and water vapour free combustion products was 0.4%, above the maximum requirement of 0.2%. The following information required by the standard is missing both on the appliance and in the instructions for use: gas type, gas pressure, appliance category and application of the specified gas container, which could lead respectively to incomplete combustion, CO production and gas leakage. The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive 90/396/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

13
0995/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable heating fan

Brand: OK

Name:

Type/number of model: FH06(FH-901)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is made of white plastic. The requested mode of operation (only ventilation or lower and higher heating power) can be selected by the rotating switch. The product has a continuous temperature control. Main components: connecting plug („QIAOPU 16A250V~ D02”+ marks of approval); mains cable („H05VV-F 2X1.0mm2 QIAOPU” + VDE); double heating element without marking; mains switch („XK233-4 250VAC15A T125 CIXI YIXIONG Electromotor Factory”); motor („YJ58-16 220-240VAC 50Hz E S1”); temperature control („KST207 250V~ 10A T250 CJ TÜV” + CQC); thermal fuse („TF 121°C R3 JET” + VDE); thermal cut-out („CRU US S”). Technical specification: 230V~ 50Hz 2000W; Class II

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of:

- fire, because the temperature rise exceeds the permitted value,

- electric shock, because the protecting guards deforms during the thermal test and thus live parts become accessible.

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

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

 

14
0996/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Indoor TV antenna (VHF-URH-UHF)

Brand: Qiaohua

Name:

Type/number of model: UVR-AV878C,

Batch number/Barcode: 6936774818784

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Indoor TV antenna with amplifier and a clock (VHF-URH-UHF) The base part is made of grey plastic with the printed board inside including the transformer, rectifier and amplifier. On the back side there are the power supply (12V) inlet and an external antenna adaptor. Main components: plug („2.5A 250V L.Y.E.M”); mains cable („PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/500V”); transformer („69086-HO”); printed board („QH12B”); IEC type RF socket outlet without inscriptions; IEC type RF plug without inscriptions etc. Inscriptions on the back side of the clock: („HQ3268”); transformer („NC-V2597 TM”). Technical specification: AC 220V~, 50Hz, 3,5W Class II, amplifier: adjustable between 0-35 dB etc.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses risk of electric shock since the dimensions of the plug significantly differ from the requirement. The cross section of the core in the mains cable is also less than required and the basic insulated live parts are in contact with the antenna.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

15
0997/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Ball - Hi-Bounce-ball

Brand: Notabene

Name:

Type/number of model: There are two different sizes of this ball: 4.5 cm in diameter and 9 cm in diameter.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A heavy and compact bouncing ball in two different sizes: 6 cm and 10 cm in diameter. The balls are made of transparent rubber and are filled with liquid and various small objects, one of which flashes when the ball is bounces. The balls are sold with no packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because when exposed to sunlight the balls act as a magnifying glass and can cause a fire.

One accident reported.

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

 

16
0998/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable heating fan

Brand: NIMBUSZ

Name:

Type/number of model: FH 901,

Batch number/Barcode: 5998389323474

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Main components: connecting plug („QIAOPU 16A250V~ D02” feliratokkal + marks of approval); mains cable („N18298 227IEC 53[RVV] 300/500V H05VV-F 4V-75 2X1.0mm2 NINGBO QIAOPU” + VDE); heating element without marking; switch („XK2 250VAC15 20T100 PA66” + marks of manufacturer + CE + TÜV Rheinland); motor („YJ58-16 220-240V E SI BX” + mark of rotation) ; thermal control ( „KST220 10A/250V~ XINGQIU T250” + CQC + TÜV Rheinland + CE); thermal fuse („TF 121°C R3 JET” + VDE); thermal cut-out („C/RU US”). Technical specification: 230V~ 50Hz 2000W Class II

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses risk of fire since the temperature rise exceeds the permitted value.

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

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

 

17
0999/09

Austria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's soother - Lip Pumpkin

Brand: Billy-Bob

Name:

Type/number of model: 132 8089; 100053306, EAN-Code: 658890501406

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's dummy with shield in the shape of a Halloween pumpkin.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because If the dummy enters completely into a child's mouth, it cannot be pulled out as neither a pin, nor a ring, nor a knob projecting by 10 mm is provided as required. In addition, the 6.2 mm diameter measuring rod passes easily through the holes of the shield, which means that a child's fingers could become trapped in it. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.

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

 

18
1000/09

Austria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's soother - Two Front Teeth

Brand: Billy-bop

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN Code: 658890500904, 132 100179, 100051808

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's soother with a shield in the form of lips with two large incisor teeth.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because if the dummy enters completely into a child's mouth, it cannot be pulled out as neither a pin, nor a ring, nor a knob projecting by 10 mm is provided as required. In addition, the 6.2 mm diameter measuring rod passes easily through the holes of the shield, which means that a child's fingers could become trapped in it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.

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

Norway  

19
1001/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: SK

Name:

Type/number of model: 39029

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Disposable lighters SK – transparent plastic in various colours, filled with coloured gas /various colours/, when pushing the lighting mechanism the body of the lighter starts flashing in different colours for a long time. The lighters have a push button that can be used for filling and have a mechanism for controlling the flame. They also have a button for a lamp that does not show any images when turned on. The lighters are sold without any information in Bulgaria.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire,
Burns

The products pose a risk of fire and burns because they are attractive to children, especially those under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
1002/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Top Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 1 051608 140314 and model „LP-1051” Bar code 3800220560080

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic lighters, 8 cm long, which resemble a pen, with a button for controlling the flame, different decorations and a built-in LED torch, which is activated by means of turning. The label contains the following information: importer – “Five Stars 96” Ltd., producer China, name of the product – lighter. On the lighters there is an inscription: “Keep out of reach of children. Contains gas under pressure. Make sure that the flame has been extinguished after use. Keep away from the face and the clothes. Do not make holes in it and do not throw it into fire. When using it do not expose it to sunlight or temperature of 60 С. Do not keep it burning for more than 30 seconds”

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns since it is attractive to children, especially under the age of 51 months, due to its unusual appearance.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

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

 

21
1003/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Playboy

Name:

Type/number of model: PB-RHD-CUBE-1,

Batch number/Barcode: 5060075234545

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The luminaire has a cube-formed lamp-shade with cut-outs. The luminaire is supplied with a bulb (E14-es, 25 W). Components of the product: adaptor ("VISICOM 16/250 V"); mains plug ("BS 1363 NEMKO STD 001 3A 250V~ FUSE 3A"); switch inserted into the cable ("423 2(2)/250"); mains cable ("H03VVH2-F 2X0.75mm2 <ÖVE> KEMA-KEUR +~+~+~ CEBEC IEMMEQU CCC A001671 YUXIN 227 IEC 52(RVV) 300/300 2X0.75mm2); E15 lampholder ("V02199"). Technical specification: 220-240V/AC~50Hz E14 Max 25 W Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the plug is of a non-standardized type and live parts become accessible if the plug is not properly connected to the adaptor. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

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

 

22
1004/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: MERE

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0501700300259

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighter resembles a pen and has a nozzle for refilling and a built-in LED torch. On the plastic cap there is an inscription “MERE”. The lighters are sold with a label containing the following information: country of origin – China, name of the product – lighters. On the lighters there is an inscription: “MADE IN CHINA. Keep out of reach of children. Contains gas under pressure. Make sure that the flame has been extinguished after use. Keep away from the face and the clothes. Do not make holes in it and do not throw it into fire. When using it do not expose it to sunlight or temperature of 60 С. Do not keep it burning for more than 30 seconds”.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns since the lighters are attractive to children, especially under the age of 51 months, due to their unusual appearance.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

Fire and burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns since the lighters are attractive to children, especially under the age of 51 months, due to their unusual appearance. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

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

 

23
1005/09

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby pram

Brand: Emmaljunga

Name:

Type/number of model: Twin Cerox 360 (Water Blue, Jungle, Grey/Apple, Camo Grey, Camo Pink, Camo Beige, Zinnober Red, Red, Red, Pro Ocean and Pro Lime).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Twin conveyance with replaceable handle.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the lack of a braking mechanism on both sides of the pram. Moreover there is misleading information in the user manual, concerning the handbrake (which is lacking) and the maximum weight of the baby.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

Norway  

24
1006/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Sweet fashion girl

Brand: YIDa Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 330-2, EAN code: 8580100802213

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Head and hands of the doll are made from softened PVC, the body is made from fabric with a soft stuffing and contains a device producing a sound inside. The doll operates on batteries. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 16% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.5% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) which is prohibited in toys according to the REACH regulation.

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

 

25
1007/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas barbecue - Deluxe

Brand: Quality Camp

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8712013925301

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Manufacturers model no.: ER-8102P

Barbecue with movable lid and two side tables, packed in a cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Burns

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of CO in the air and water vapour free combustion products was 0.29%, exceeding the maximum requirement of 0.2%. In addition, relevant information is missing from the instructions for use, such as that the appliance shall not be moved during use or that the gas containers shall be changed in a well ventilated location away from any sources of ignition and from other people. The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive 90/396/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 498.

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

 

26
1008/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt and matching trousers - Mr Surf

Brand: Kids Happytree

Name:

Type/number of model: HR-135

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cotton sweatshirt with matching pair of trousers. The sweatshirt has a hood with a drawstring. On the front of the sweatshirt there are some embroidered inscriptions “MR SURF" as well as embroidered flowers. On the pocket of the trousers there are also some embroidered flowers. A label with the following inscription is attached: KID`S HAPPYTREE, 100% cotton, made in China. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

27
1009/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt, blouse and trousers

Brand: Abentiny

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 6165, bar code 8698764551658

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sets consisting of three parts – a sweatshirt with a hood and functional drawstrings, a blouse and a pair of trousers. The sweatshirt has yellow and grey stripes, a picture of a “bunny” and an embroidered inscription “Baby”. The blouse has long sleeves. On the front there is an inscription: “perfect baby”. Labels with the following inscriptions have been attached and sewn to the product: brand, 100% cotton, made in Turkey. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
1010/09

Austria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Inflatable swim seats - Baby Boat and Pool Boat swim seats

Brand: Shenya Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No CA 1368-05; SY A1051; EAN 8788060902282

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim seats in bright colours appealing

to children

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

These products pose a risk of drowning because infants may capsize with their head underwater and their legs stuck in the openings. The seats have a colourful and decorative appearance which gives the impression that they are toys.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Malta  

29
1011/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Partner 3

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type approval e2*2001/116*0365*02. Vehicle Identification Numbers between VF37J9HTC6803535 and VF37P9HZC6803670

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicle Identification Numbers between VF37J9HTC6803535 and VF37P9HZC6803670

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The welding on one of the fastening points on the single left-hand second-row seat may be inadequate, possibly leading to injuries in case of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Spain,
Portugal,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

30
1012/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - Classic Gray

Brand: American Crew.

Name:

Type/number of model: XF851; F811E.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's shampoo for grey hair. Volume: 250 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance “Basic Blue 7” which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Latvia  

31
1013/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Land Rover

Brand: Land Rover

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type LM, EC type-approval e11*98/14*0185

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The windscreen is inadequately secured and there is the possibility that it may become detached in the event of the vehicle suffering a severe impact, increasing the possibility of injury to the occupants.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands  

32
1014/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ypsilon

Brand: Lancia

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from 3255238 to 3257793

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The problem concerns the wheel bolts of the car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The wheel stud bolts might not be tightened to the correct torque, which could possibly lead to an accident when driving the car.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
The Netherlands  

33
1015/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Touareg - Rear spoiler

Brand: VW

Name:

Type/number of model: Touareg, type 7L6

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The measures concern vehicles produced between December 2007 and February 2009.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the holders of the rear spoiler can break and come off completely, endangering road users.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Ireland,
Norway,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Spain,
Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

34
1016/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden car

Brand: De Bijenkorf

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink wooden car with play figure in different colours.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking since the play figure comes loose at a force of 75.12 N, the front wheel with axle comes loose at 61.31 N, the rear wheel comes loose at 82.43 N and loose parts fit into the small parts cylinder. In addition, the bottom part of the car comes loose at 83.57 N, causing the rear axle, which fits into the small parts cylinder, to come loose. 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.  

 

35
1017/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Truck

Brand: Vidal Europa

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 0271007; EAN code 8432583710076

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy truck in 3 different models

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product, which falls under the age category for children below 36 months, poses a risk of choking because the front and rear wheels come loose at a force of respectively 41 and 34 N and the loose parts fit in the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

36
1018/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic strings

Brand: Fashion strings

Name:

Type/number of model: Model WP-100C, bar code 8 525369 685481

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic strings (25 pieces, 1 m length each) which children can use to form various shapes. The product is packed in plastic transparent packaging with a cardboard label that bears the pictogram 0-3 and instructions in 4 different languages: Dutch, German, French and English.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

Hungary  

37
1019/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Avensis

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model: Avensis 270

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The measures concern vehicles, produced from 29 October 2008 through 10 February 2009 with a towing hitch.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the towing hitch installation bolts are over-tightened, which could cause the bolts to break under certain usage conditions. This could lead to road accidents.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Poland,
Norway,
Estonia,
Denmark,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

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