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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 32 (Published on: 21/08/2009)

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

1
1101/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Pair of cherries

Brand: Legler

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 1350

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden toy cherries on an elasticated string

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the cherries, which can be mistaken for real ones, become detached at a force of 63 N and fit into the small parts cylinder. Children, especially under 36 months, may put them in their mouth and swallow them.

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

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

 

2
1102/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Interior spotlight

Brand: CRISTALMER

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 118/3: WALL LIGHT FITTING (RATED VALUES: 2*75 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20) LENGTH 32 CM.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Polished lacquered brass internal wall light fitting.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of defective earthing. In addition, the fixations of the lamp holder on the luminaire and the connection of the supports of lamp holder on the luminary are not compliant.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

3
1103/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Interior spotlight

Brand: CRISTALMER

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. P160: (NOMINAL VALUES: 40 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Interior spotlight in varnished brass. Height: 10 cm; P: 16 cm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the earthing is defective and adequate space for the terminal block is not provided.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

4
1104/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Interior spotlight – international sea line 1850

Brand: CRISTALMER

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref SP224L: Nominal Values: 2 x 60 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20; L: 20 cm; P: 16 cm.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Polished brass double interior spotlight.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of defective earthing.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

5
1105/09

The Netherlands

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Cannabis

Name:

Type/number of model: Fingers CR and bijouterie CR. 40523, 40313.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighters are novelty lighters. One type can project a picture. The other type has ornamental beads. Presented in cardboard box with 50 pieces.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse them with a toy.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which prohibits placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

6
1106/09

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Balls

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured balls with initial diameter of 0.2 cm which can absorb water to reach a diameter of 1 cm, packed in transparent plastic marked "TOYS", with the recycling symbol, the indication not suitable for children aged 0-3, the EC mark and "MADE in CHINA".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it expands rapidly on contact with water and could therefore partially or completely obstruct the airways if accidentally swallowed or if it enters the respiratory tract.

Incidents reported.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

7
1107/09

The Netherlands

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters - Projector Love is in the air CR

Brand: Prof

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tray containing 50 pieces of lighters with hearts in 5 different designs able to project love is in the air.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse them with a toy.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which prohibits placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

8
1108/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone with sweets - Global G28S

Brand: VERO Sweet Presents

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code 8711318287213. Article number 28721

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone in different colours with sweets.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure level (88 dB) exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.

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

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

 

9
1109/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy torch - Ben 10 Alien Hero Torch

Brand: Kinnerton

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small green torch approximately 16 cm in length sealed in bright yellow packaging with four projector lenses. Sold as part of chocolate Easter egg.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because during the first operation of the product the handle heats up rapidly to a maximum temperature of 99.3° C within approximately 4 minutes to then cool again as the battery power drains. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Three incidents reported

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Ireland  

10
1110/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Key ring with soft toy (bird)

Brand: PIA Holland

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code:8715964179113; item number 1070911

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue or Yellow plush bird attached to a key ring

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts, which can be detached with a force of less than 90 N (key ring of the blue bird at 62.56 N and of the yellow bird at 51.37 N). The small parts, which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be ingested or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 

11
1111/09

The Netherlands

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Folding bicycle handelpost - Batavus Nova Versa

Brand: Batavus

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall involves the Batavus folding bicycle wheelsize 20" single speed and the Batavus folding bicycle wheelsize 24" 3 speed or 7 speed. The affected Batavus bicycles have been manufactured and sold from November 2008 through February 2009. They are fitted with the Dahon handlebar stem.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the hinge on the handlepost can crack.

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

 

12
1112/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - ALIEN Gsm

Brand: VIDAL

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8427265040794, model 3210, ITEM NO. 1014079

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a mobile phone in yellow and black and it displays an alien. Pressing any of ten rubber buttons produces different sounds. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1.5V batteries, which are supplied. The packaging consists of cardboard with pictures of a boy and of a toy. On the stickers and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product: name and address of Spanish importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, and number of model, brand, and pictogram with the age 0-3 restriction”.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure level (98 dB) exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.

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.  

 

13
1113/09

The Netherlands

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Folding bicycle - Tranza Pure and Tranze Xtra

Brand: Gazelle

Name:

Type/number of model: Gazelle Tranza Pure,
Gazelle Tranze Xtra

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected Gazelle Bicycles have been manufactured and sold between September 2008 and June 2009. They are fitted with the Dahon handlebar stem.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebar post may have a material and/or machining defect close to the hinge and may crack and break.

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

Slovenia,
Poland,
Belgium  

14
1114/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of police toys - Police set

Brand: Met Pol

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5906340375998, 4-5/TS 1012, nr 112.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of: gun made of black plastic, binoculars, police ID made of cardboard, compass, watch whistle. Packaging consists of plastic, transparent part fastened to the cardboard. There are following markings on the cardboard: name of a toy, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. On the sticker there is information concerning the importer of the toy and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the set contains a whistle which fits fully into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

15
1115/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Butterfly – push along toy

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: NGZ 3176892

Batch number/Barcode: 5903176892125

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Butterfly with a stick, moving on two wheels. While the toy is moving the wings are beating. It carries a tag with CE mark and the following markings in Polish and Slovak: name and address of the distributors, “Made in China”, EAN number. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging, but not within the reach of children.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, due to the presence of small parts that fit fully into the small parts cylinder,

- suffocation, due to the thinness of the plastic bag that it is packaged in.

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.  

 

16
1116/09

Portugal

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shorts

Brand: Throttleman

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5609071539638

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink shorts for girls aged 8, with ribbons in the waist and hem area. Labels on the item bear the following references, among others: - “THROTTLEMAN girl”; - “8”; - “BRASOPI COMÉRCIO DE VESTUÁRIO SA, PORTO, PORTUGAL” , “THROTTLEMAN RG.TM.”;“00153963”;“G0804710P09N 110 8”; and the bar code.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the lower edge of the garment. Moreover, when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat, the free ends of the drawstrings in the legs protrude by approximately 190 mm.

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

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

 

17
1117/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Felt tip pens - 20 felt-tipped pens

Brand: Free & Easy

Name:

Type/number of model: 538 001739 and 8 711295 889646

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pack of 20 felt tip pens, assorted colours, with ventilated caps. Pen length 13 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene in free state above the maximum limit: - wine-red 120 mg/kg - black 129 mg/kg - grey 138 mg/kg - dark blue 254 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

The Netherlands  

18
1118/09

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Halogen table lamp - Mira 2

Brand: Ecoplanet

Name:

Type/number of model: Model L116A, EAN 8 590849 116120

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp with joint mechanism. The light source is a halogen lamp 12V/50W. Supplied with a power adaptor 230V/12V connected to the lamp by a connector.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the transformer has insufficient power capacity. In addition, the lamp has insufficient stability, there are missing safety instructions in the manual for users, the lamp is incorrectly classified and the label contains wrong information.

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

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

 

19
1119/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° NGZ4074669, EAN code: 8640746691234

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The doll is made from softened PVC, clothing from textile material, plastic shoes and monofilament hairs. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked "TOYS". Marking on affixed sticker "ITEM NR. NGZ4074669".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.8% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by weight.

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.  

 

20
1120/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys

Brand: 1. Pistol: Toys 2. Appel guitar BEL (BO ER LE) 3. Music guitar: Unknown 4. Strawberry piano: YAN FA

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Pistol: F-11 2. Guitar: 2008 ½ 3. Guitar: 5005 ½ 4. Piano: 2216 A15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - Space pistol: coloured pistol packed in a transparent plastic bag bearing the word ‘TOYS’ and a sticker with the CE mark and the importer information.

- Guitars: 2008: the toy looks like an electric guitar. It is coloured, with various fruit on it on both the fret and the sound box. It is packed in a cardboard box on which is written ‘Music Guitar – 5005’. The sound box looks like an apple, it has fruit on it and a butterfly in the centre. The words ‘Apple Guitar’ are written on the box and on the back there is a lot of writing in English and a label with the importer information. - Piano: 2216: it looks like a strawberry and has animal faces on it with their names in English. The packaging consists of a cardboard box bearing the wording ‘Strawberry Piano’. On the back there is a lot of writing in English and a sticker with the importer information.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The products pose a risk of cuts because they do not have sufficient mechanical resistance and can be easily broken resulting in sharp pieces.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

Czech Republic  

21
1121/09

United Kingdom

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Set of four tea light candles - Scented Candles

Brand: Naughty but Nice!

Name:

Type/number of model: 5060081144579

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cup cake candles. The gift set includes four tea light candles with scents including cream tart, chocolate cream puff, strawberry cream and raspberry cream

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (cakes). The top ‘icing’ layers and raspberry and strawberry detaches with little force. Children, especially under 36 months, may put them in their mouth and swallow them.

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

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

 

22
1122/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Beauty – Babika plast

Brand: Casallia

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8585017202309

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The doll is made from softened PVC. It has a plastic blue raincoat, a plastic blue hat, and plastic blue shoes. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked Beauty. Marking on affixed sticker reads BÁBIKA PLAST.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) by weight.

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.  

 

23
1123/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's camisole

Brand: Plami

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s camisole in white with a cord in the waist area. There is a textile label containing some information in Bulgarian about the size, the producer and the composition – 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ends of the functional cords in the waist area are not protected against unravelling.

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

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

 

24
1124/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Shun Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: n°. 8512, EAN code: 8027501896019

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The doll is made from softened PVC, clothing from rose textile material with white stars, black shoes, monofilament hair. Plastic hat is a part of packaging. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked SHUN HONG, NO: 8512 and DUE ESSE.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.7% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.8% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 1.89% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) by weight.

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.  

 

25
1125/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Universal electrical adaptor

Brand: NC - New Casty

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8300000106248

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a universal adaptor, white in colour and packaged in a plastic bag with a cardboard label bearing the following information: NC New Casty Universal Adaptor for temporary use. 10A/250v max 2200w, bar code: 8300000106248.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because - the dimensions of the accessory differ from those required, - it is possible to insert a plug with a higher rating into the socket, - the live parts of the socket protected by a seal can be accessed without a plug being inserted, - the holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure.

The product does not comply with the national standard UNE 20315.

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

 

26
1126/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother chains (with a mouse's head, and in the shape of a train)

Brand: HESS SPIELZEUG

Name:

Type/number of model: - Mouse: 13405 - Train: 13453

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These are soother chains, one with a mouse’s head and one in the shape of a train. The products are sold in blister packs. The brand name, “+0 months” and “made in Germany” appear on the front of the blister pack. CE marking is present. The words “Folgende Hinweise Werden” [“the following warnings…”] and the warnings in different languages appear on the back. A white label stuck to the cardboard part of the blister bears the following text: the bar code and (respectively): - “Soother chain - mouse” Art. Nr. 21 cm/03-2008 – “Soother chain - train” Art.Nr.21cm/04-2008 del.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the chain can easily break producing small parts that entirely fit into the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.

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

 

27
1127/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Laser pistol - Fire Game - Revolves

Brand: Novel

Name:

Type/number of model: No 198

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 1.78 mW, which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

 

29
1129/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Panda Nova

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket for girls supplied with a functional cord in the hood and a zip. The jacket is made of blue plastic fabric with a lining. In its left lower part there is embroidery depicting a bear/panda and a pocket on the right with the inscription "Bambino best collezione”. The product has a label containing the following information - „Panda nova”, city of Sofia, Made in Bulgaria, composition: 55% cotton, 45% polyester /for children up to 7 years of age. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

31
1131/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Panda Nova

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket for girls supplied with a functional cord in the hood and a zip. The jacket is made of orange plastic fabric with a lining. In the left front part of the jacket there are sequins in the form of a flower and a pocket on the right. The product has a label containing the picture of a panda as well as the following information – "Panda nova", city of Sofia, Made in Bulgaria. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

32
1132/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Laser Pistol - Terror Game

Brand: Happy baby

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 6889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy laser pistol comprising: one laser pistol and 1 target.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 4.3 mW, which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

 

33
1133/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy laser pistol - Shoot game train the gun

Brand: Champion

Name:

Type/number of model: No 168

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy laser pistol comprising one laser pistol and one disc.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 1.84 mW which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

 

34
1134/09

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Carnival fancy dress – Hat and headband - Naruto

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hat made of knitted dark grey synthetic material and a head band, made of dark blue textile material, with a metal plate attached through 6 rivets, bearing the mark NARUTO.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of accessible metal parts having sharp edges.

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

Two incidents have been reported.

Compulsory measures: Import and sales ban, and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

35
1135/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s skirt

Brand: Pixel

Name:

Type/number of model: Model GONNA, Linea: OB, art. GC412700, col. 0999, barcode 150M0BGC412700099905

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s skirt in white with a zip, a belt and blue, green and red seams (two at the front and two at the back of the garment) that end in drawstrings. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the skirt. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “PXL 0.14”. Additionally, there are three cardboard labels attached on the skirt, which contain the inscription “PIXEL, 0.14, KIDS AND FASHION”, instructions concerning the washing of the product and information concerning the product, such as the colour, the article number and the barcode of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 5 - age 18M - height 86 (18 months old)

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the lower edge of the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

36
1136/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone travel charger

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone charger marked NOK3310 in blue box.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible for the user to touch internal components.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.

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

 

37
1137/09

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Set of drills - 16 Pc Drill Set

Brand: Unique Tools

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 45/041

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 16 drill bits for home use.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cutting tip of the masonry drill bit is not hardened and does not cut into the masonry. The force applied by the user to compensate can cause the drill bit to bend which would be detrimental to the safety of the user.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

38
1138/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone travel charger

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: KMEM89

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone charger with no packaging

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible for the user to touch internal components.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.

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

 

39
1139/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy - helicopter

Brand: TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured helicopter in the shape of a whale with a stick to pull it. The packaging consists of a transparent plastic bag on which is written ‘TOYS’ and ‘Made in China’. There is a sticker on the bag with the CE mark and other information.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking since the piece holding the bar and lever together comes apart from the toy and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder. The toy is clearly intended for children also under 36 months.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

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Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

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.

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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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