Report 33 (Published on: 28/08/2009)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of notifications EN DE FR
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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:

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden rattle - Tetra Hoora

Brand: I’m International Co

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8850714220407

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden rattle

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the green half ball may come loose which will cause other small parts to come free.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales  

 

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of police toys - Police set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908249038806, customs code 08-9038806

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of: gun made of black plastic, three darts made of black plastic, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups, police badge and watch. 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 there are warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Pickup - L200

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model: L200 (KA4T, KB4T) Double Cab.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles sold from January 2007 to February 2009. The VIN numbers of the vehicles are given in the attached document.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because the hinges of the retractable cover of the vehicle can become loose and, in the worst case, the cover could detach from the vehicle during driving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Slovenia,
Portugal  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Panda

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type 169, EC type approval e3*2001*116*0151

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned were built in January 2009. VINs are provided in the attached document.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries since the braking system’s efficiency may be reduced owing to a possible contamination of the brake fluid. In individual cases braking system failure may occur, which could lead to an accident.

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

Poland,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor - Con-cube universal travel adapter

Brand: Brunner

Name:

Type/number of model: Con-Cube/Con-Cube II, Art. 7203361N, barcode 8022068027555.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a rectangular shape of white coloured plastic, with two green ‘slides’. Packed in a transparent plastic box.

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - it is possible to insert one plug contact pin, while the other live pin is exposed, - the shutters can be operated by a single pin,

- the contact pins of the adaptor can be touched while they are live,

- the contact pins of a plug which is inserted into the travel adaptor can be touched, - the adaptor has no provision for earthing and is, therefore, unsuitable for use with appliances of Class I, - the adaptor also accepts Class 0 (zero) plugs; in this case a Class 0 appliance can be used in a place where Class 0 is not allowed,

- it is possible to access live parts when the adaptor is plugged in and ready for use, - the UK and USA plugs are live when the Europe plug is used.

The product does not comply with the national standard NEN 1020.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hand mixer

Brand: Sanusy Austria

Name:

Type/number of model: SN-4112, bar code: 9120028903129

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product has white (on the upper part) and grey (on the bottom part) plastic cover. Main components: mains plug (JMW, 2.5A, 250V, + marks of approval); mains cable (ÖVE KEMA-KEUR CEBEC SHUN DE SHUN LANG HO3VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 VDE); speed control; motor. Technical parameters: 230 V; 50 Hz; 250 W; Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the internal wires are not fixed and thus can get damaged when contacting sharp edges, - the mains plug is of a non-standardized type. In addition, the beaters are interchangeable and food can get into the appliance.

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

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

 

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Bubble soap - Soffia Soap Bubbles

Brand: The bubble club

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 2208, bar code 8027501814242

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardboard base and transparent plastic wrapping containing the Soffia Soap Bubbles toy. On the packaging, the instructions for use are only in English. The product is described as being unsuitable for children under three years of age and it bears both the CE marking and the words "Made in China". Adhesive label with the importer's name.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk if the aqueous solution of which the toy is composed is ingested or if it comes into contact with damaged skin or mucose. The aqueous solution contains micro-organisms, in particular Pasteurella Multocida, at very high values.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities and destruction of the products.  

 

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor - Worldwide Travel Adaptor

Brand: Duwell

Name:

Type/number of model: 33801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because when it is plugged into the mains supply because another set of live conductors can be exposed and can be touched by the user.

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

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: NTH

Name:

Type/number of model: 105L ICICLE light, bar code: 6924324307086

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 105 db series-connected non-replaceable lamps with resistor bridge and a bipolar socket outlet. Main components: plug (2.5 A 250 V~); socket outlet, mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230V ~, 50 Hz, Max. 16.5W; 2V, 0.07A, 0,14W; Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the cross section area of the core is less than required, - the insulation of the lamps is insufficient thus flashover may occur, - the dimensions of the plug do not comply with the standard.

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

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

 

10
1149/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable guitar

Brand: Vidal

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 0217920, EAN code: 8432583179200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable guitar designed for water and made from plastic with varicoloured printing. Packed in a transparent bag. Marking on varicoloured paper label inside the pack (name, model and deflated size: 94 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because: - the transparent plastic material of the valve contains 0.76% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 35.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), - the green plastic body contains 12.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 12.8% 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.  

 

11
1151/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's canvas shoes

Brand: Padini

Name:

Type/number of model: PJ-12: Bar Code: 1309001 524010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange canvas shoes with textile lining and plastic sole. The shoes can be adjusted with rubber strings supplied with toggles on the ends. Size: 20.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, since the toggles can be removed with very low force and thus they can be swallowed or inhaled. In addition the product poses a risk of injuries since the shoe-laces are 8-10 cm long and could get caught during normal use.

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

 

12
1152/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 140 L darabos

Brand: NTH

Name:

Type/number of model: 140L on the packaging, 140L RICE LIGHT on the product, bar code: 6924324307024

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 140 db series-parallel connected non-replaceable lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit controls 4 parallel circuits. Main components: bipolar plug (2.5 A 250 V~); flashing unit (FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230 V AC 50 HZ 0.83 A CE TÜV EMC NTH PRESS); two-core mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, Max 65 W, Class II, IP20, bulbs: 6.5 V, 0.07 A 0.455 W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the wires connecting the miniature lamps have only single insulation, - the cross section area of the core of the wire is less than required, - the cable inlets of the flashing unit have sharp edges, - there is no protection against pulling force in the flashing unit.

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

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

 

13
1153/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt and trousers

Brand: Flower girls

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s set consisting of two parts – trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood with functional cords. The trousers are in the following colours: grey, brown and violet, the sweatshirts are in pink and bright violet. The two parts have the following printed inscriptions - H2О, ЕММА, CLEO, RIIKKI and stars. There is a label sewn to the product with information: 100% cotton, made in Turkey. No packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the sweatshirt.

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

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

 

14
1154/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: Wallop

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 696

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Top for children in green with a white neckline, sequins in the form of hearts and 4 pieces of decorative buttons in various colours. On the front, one of the embroidered hearts bears an inscription ("Love") and there are also stars and butterflies embroidered. A paper label is attached with the following inscription: “WP Wallop kids collection” and on the side, there are textiles labels with the brand, country of origin in various languages, composition: 80% cotton, 20% viscose and maintenance instructions. No packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of sequins, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

 

15
1155/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt and trousers - HERO

Brand: E&H

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s set consisting of two parts – trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood, provided with functional cords, composition: 100% cotton, various colours, with printed inscription "HERO". There is a print, stating "EH" on the trousers. There is a label sewn to the product with information: "Childrens E&H" department, 100% cotton, made in Turkey, Е.Н. The product is sold in transparent packaging

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the sweatshirt.

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

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

 

16
1156/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's set – trousers and sweatshirt

Brand: Sancido kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set for girls up to 7 years of age. It consists of two parts - trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood provided with functional cords. Composition: 50% cotton, 45% polyester, 5% elastane. A paper label is attached to the product with the brand and a label contains information on the composition and the country of origin. No 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

17
1157/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: Cockatoo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The upper of the sandals are made of black-white and silver artificial leather. There are decorative beads on the toe part. Size: 20.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, because the beads can be removed with very low force, and swallowed or inhaled by children.

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

 

18
1158/09

France

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - Extinguisher-style gas lighter

Brand: Volcan Fire BBQ

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 911 Fire Alarm 119 4 035687 022 461. V-FIRE BBQ FEUERLÖSCHER FLEX

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Piezoelectric gas lighter with flexible tube for the flame. It resembles a red and white fire extinguisher.

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns

This product poses a risk of fire and burns because the flashing light on lighters is attractive to children.

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

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

 

19
1159/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Interior spotlight

Brand: CRISTALMER

Name:

Type/number of model: r2F SP20L: (NOMINAL VALUES: 60 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20); H: 10 cm; P: 16 cm.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Polished brass interior spotlight.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of defective earthing and lack of adequate insulation.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

20
1160/09

Malta

Category: Chemical products

Product: Insecticide spray for plants - Diazispray

Brand: Flortis

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Insecticide spray to be used on flowers, house plants and domestic gardens. 300ml spray can.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because its active substance is diazinon, which is not authorised under the Plant Protection Products Directive 91/414/EC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

21
1161/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Backup generator

Brand: SDMO

Name:

Type/number of model: - TURBO 4000 - TURBO 5000 - VOLTELEC 4000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Backup petrol generator for private use.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because an opening in the connection casing between the motor and the generator is not closed up and the wheel of the motor is visible through it. Since there is no mechanism to close the opening, if users were to put their finger into the opening accidentally while the motor was running, they could be cut badly or even lose their finger.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12601.

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

 

22
1162/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light - Classic Pooh

Brand: Mothercare

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 5021465775475

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains socket night light

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the live pins are not the correct size. In addition, the product is shaped and decorated like a toy for children, and instructions for safe use are not provided in Greek.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Malta  

23
1163/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric halogen heater

Brand: Adam

Name:

Type/number of model: SMB-180N

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a halogen heater. It is used to provide heating for domestic purposes. It is white and it has five switches. One switch to switch on/off, another three to adjust the heating power, one button to turn on and off the rotation of the fan.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the stability of the heater is not adequate,

- the fireguards openings dimensions are exceeding the ones specified by the standard.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

24
1164/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan

Brand: Baumann

Name:

Type/number of model: FS-50

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oscillating, 3-speed, electric fan with a floor stand.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the conductor of the supply cord has a nominal cross-sectional area of 0.43 mm instead of 0.5 mm;

- the protective earthing conductor has a resistance value of 140 mΩ instead of 100 mΩ.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1165/09

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Stepladder

Brand: Hailo

Name:

Type/number of model: Model ProfiStep 7412-011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a metal stepladder / ladder. Attached to it is an adhesive label bearing the following text: HAILO. EN-131 GS. Max.150 Kg. ProfiStep 7412-011. 4x3 sprossen/steps/échelons, bar code 4007126941219. Two further sheets of paper taped to the stepladder read as follows: Universal stepladder 74-031 GS EN 131 Made by Hailo. Hailo Werk-Germany, and pictograms showing how it is to be used.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - there are sharp points on the locking struts,

- when the product is used either as a free-standing stepladder or as a single ladder leaning on a support surface, the manual mechanisms (metal plates 1.2 mm thick and 73 mm long) that lock the joints in leave a gap in which fingers could be entrapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard UNE EN 131.

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

Belgium  

26
1166/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Indoor Twinkling Lights

Brand: Cinlights Indoor

Name:

Type/number of model: CINTER BV-NL 1187 ZS, 83312

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 360 lamps in cardboard box. 230V- 50Hz, 65W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it has a H03VH7V-H cable, instead of H03VV-F or H03VVH2-F.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

27
1167/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric halogen heater - Infrared Heater

Brand: Malber

Name:

Type/number of model: NSB100E1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a parabolic halogen heater with a stand. It is used to provide heating for domestic purposes. It is grey, fitted with an oscillating heater on top. It has four buttons. One button to switch on/off, one to adjust the heating power, one button to turn on and off the oscillation of the fan and one to adjust the time. 240V-50Hz, 1200W, Class I.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the stability of the heater is not adequate,

- in case of fire the flames are not extinguished within 30 seconds,

- there is no adequate protection against accidental contact with live parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
1170/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Twinkle net lights

Brand: Quality products

Name:

Type/number of model: GS/CE-180M-4W8F, bar code: 014575113010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: There are 180 lamps on the lighting chain. 230V- 50Hz, 0.83A on the product. Packaging: GS/CE-180M-4W8F, 230V- 50Hz, 5V, 0.46A, 0.23W, 42w, The package is decorated with Christmas decoration.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it uses an unknown type insulated cable without sheath, instead of H03VV-F or H03VVH2-F. In addition the maximum rated ambient temperature table is not provided.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

31
1171/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 600 L Rice curtain light

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 600L. Bar Code: 5290633164223

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 600 lamps Christmas lighting chain. Packaging: 240V-600L/C rice curtain indoor. The package is decorated with Christmas motifs.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it has an unknown insulated cable without a sheath instead of H03VV-F or H03VVH2-F. In addition, the maximum rated ambient temperature and the electric current rating are not indicated on the product.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

32
1172/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Felt-tip pens

Brand: Kik

Name:

Type/number of model: WGR: 911 (Saison 109). EAN-Code: kik-25305009111000000100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 20 felt-tip pens in various colours. Pen caps vented and grooved. White stopper at the end. Length: approximately 13 cm, diameter: approximately 0.8 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the individual felt-tips (e.g. red, yellow, pink, dark blue, etc.) contain benzene from 19 to 308 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Austria  

33
1173/09

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Watch - Q Collection wristwatch

Brand: Q Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 7396498835682, RQC-102, C4007, 88358-101.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wristwatch

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive nickel migration: 52.9 ± 18.6 Ni [μg/cm2/week].

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

34
1174/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Romance Style - Beautiful Legend

Brand: Yiduozi

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 38284

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because: - the head of the doll contains 30% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by weight, - the shoes contain 11.5% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 9% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by weight.

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

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

 

35
1175/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - ELaine

Brand: Yiduozi

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 38169

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). A DEHP content of 21.5% was found in the plastic of the head; 24.5% in the arms, and 22.4% in the legs.

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

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

 

36
1176/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Key ring with soft toy - pig

Brand: Rasehorn

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 21090

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key-ring with soft toy in the form of an orange and white pig with black plastic eyes

Country of origin: Germany


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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 (chain with less than 20 N, eyes and nose with less than 50 N). The small parts can be ingested or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 

37
1177/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's set – trousers and sweatshirt - Small Fanatik

Brand: Sancido kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s set for boys which consists of two parts – trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood provided with functional cords, with a print of a football player and an inscription "Small Fanatik". Composition: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. A paper label is attached to the product with the brand and a sewn-on label with information on the composition and country of origin. No 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

38
1178/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - "Blade" rear wheel kits

Brand: HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Name:

Type/number of model: Models FLTRSE3. Type: FL2; EC type approval: e4*2002/24*1918

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The motorcycles affected are those from model year 2009 (manufactured between 3 October 2008 and 14 May 2009) on which the "Blade" rear wheel kit (part numbers 42091-09), was fitted ex-works. VIN list attached.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because wheel failure may occur during use if the wheels have developed cracks during the manufacturing process.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

39
1179/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Phone set - Sweet Accessories

Brand: Intercom phone set

Name:

Type/number of model: No.A09440; NO 1204; EAN: 859 145 201 9440

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of two wall-hanging phones, battery operated, connected by a cable. Sound emitting devices are in the handset.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level for handset 1 is 108.1 dB and for handset 2 is 101.2 dB, which exceeds the maximum permitted value of 90 dB.

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.  

 

40
1180/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s summer dress - Navy waves

Brand: Miss Ergi

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 111-29351,

Batch number/Barcode: Red, size 1, 5200001308074,
Red, size 2, 5200001308081,
Red, size 3, 5200001308098,
Red, size 4, 5200001308104,
Red, size 5, 5200001308111,
Blue, size 1, 5200001308128,
Blue, size 2, 5200001308135,
Blue, size 3, 5200001308142,
Blue, size 4, 5200001308159,
Blue, size 5, 5200001308166

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s summer striped dress in red or blue and white with short sleeves, a hood, two pockets and a fabric drawstring in the hips area. On the front of the jacket there is embroidery in silver and red with the inscriptions: "NAVY WAVES" and “Miss Ergi”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “Miss Ergi, 2”. Additionally, there are three cardboard labels attached on the dress, containing information concerning the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Sizes: 1 to 5 (years old)

Country of origin: India


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hips area that protrude 200 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

Cyprus  

41
1181/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: La

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. AP1617 2. Erica

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Red-black viscose scarf with square design, size 90 x 90 cm 2. Blue-green viscose scarf with squared design, size 55 x 180 cm

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because of banned azocolourants. The red-black scarf's red colour releases 44 mg/kg of benzidine and the blue-green scarf's blue color releases 240 mg/kg of benzidine, in both cases exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

42
1182/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bedspread - Oscar

Brand: Meidän koti,

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 20598489

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green-violet-red bedspread, 160x250 cm. 80% cotton/20% polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of banned azocolourants. The red colour releases 740 mg/kg of benzidine and the violet colour releases 370 mg/kg of benzidine, in both cases exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

43
1183/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Partner

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: Type B9, Partner 3, EC type approvals:

e2*2001/116*0365*02, e2*2001/116*0365*03 Acceptance specification (ABE) No: N128.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured in the period from 19 November 2007 to 25 July 2008 are affected. The serial numbers are in the range 68000115 to 9J002945.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the heat shield mounting for the spare wheel cage may be damaged by vibrations when the vehicle is used over a fairly long period. As a result, part of the shield may become detached and fall onto the road causing a risk of accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Spain,
Portugal,
Hungary  

44
1184/09

The Netherlands

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair

Brand: Mäc-Geiz

Name:

Type/number of model: 8711295591808

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding Chair (producers type YK1/100310) with a top in triangle shape with grip 30 x 29 cm; height 45 cm, metal frame in silver colour; tube 19 x 0.8 mm; 4 ass. solid colours packed in carton 3x rhodamine red; 3x lime green; 3 x aqua blue; 3x hexachrome orange with sticker under seat with barcode and address in Amsterdam.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because fingers can get entrapped in the folding scissor mechanism underneath the seat.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.

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

Greece,
Spain,
Portugal  

45
1185/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan

Brand: Imperial

Name:

Type/number of model: TF-40D

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, oscillating electric fan used to provide cooling airflow for domestic purposes. It has four buttons and a time switch.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the temperature of windings exceeds the limits set by the standards,

- the nominal cross-sectional area of the supply cord is 0.27 mm² instead of 0.5 mm² (required).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

46
1186/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ferrari 430 Scuderia and Scuderia Spider

Brand: Ferrari

Name:

Type/number of model: 430 Scuderia and Scuderia Spider 16M, EC type-approvals: e3*2001/116*0043*09 and e3*2001/116*0043*11

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The cars affected are those manufactured between May 2007 and July 2009, in the VIN range 155217 to 170213. The cars are fitted on the rear axle with Pirelli "P Zero Corsa" tyres, size 285 / 35 ZR 19, with the DOT code "XB".

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, at high and constant speed, part of the tyre tread could become detached, with concomitant possible loss of control of the vehicle, which may lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Portugal  

47
1187/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Aygo

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cars with production dates between 19 and 23 May 2009. Vehicles affected: JTDKG12C00N372250 and JTDKG18C20N371656.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a machining defect in the front axle wheel hubs in the vehicles in question. In the worst-case scenario, the wheel hub nuts could work loose affecting the wheel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

48
1188/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Model R1200RT; code NC 0368

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: BMW motorcycle, model R1200RT, issued to police forces, code NC 0368, category L3e. VINS attached.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front brakes could fail during use as a result of the loss of brake fluid due to leaking brake fluid lines.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Sweden,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

49
1189/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: Halonen

Name:

Type/number of model: Art no: 1436

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Scarves in dark blue and orange colours made of viscose. Size 70x200

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a health risk because of banned azocolourants. The dark blue scarf’s material releases 590 mg/kg of 3.3’-demethoxybenzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg. The orange scarf’s material released 210 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

50
1190/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Flying UFO

Brand: Sport Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no. BB102561 and BB099486. Code: Item 6326

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic green propeller with black plastic launch machinery. The propeller has lights that go on when launched.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ends of the propeller's blades are not contained inside a ring around the perimeter.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

51
1191/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Fleece blanket - Home

Brand: Playboy

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN No. 8715944087773

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unknown

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the PVC packaging contains 400 mg/kg of cadmium which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 100 mg/kg.

This product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

52
1201/09

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport

Brand: 1. Land Rover 2. Range Rover

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Discovery 3

2. Sport-EU4

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model year 2006-2009

1. Land Rover Discovery 3 – VIN numbers: LA 367110 – LA 513325,

2. Range Rover Sport - VIN numbers: LS 929086-LS 999999.

Cars made from November 2005 till April 2007 and from May 2007 till June 2009.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The vehicles pose a risk of injuries because:

- vehicles produced between November 2005 and April 2007: Engine oil may migrate from the engine to the brake system causing a progressive loss of braking assistance. In extreme cases, engine oil may migrate to the brake master cylinder, leading to a total loss of braking.

- vehicles produced between May 2007 and June 2009: A temporary sticking of the vacuum non-return valve in the brake assistance vacuum pump may lead to a temporary loss of breaking assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Greece,
Malta,
Spain,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

53
1207/09

Norway

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Tea lights - First Price t-lites 100 pieces

Brand: First Price

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The tea lights have been sold in packs of 100. They are packed in layers with thin paper between the layers. These candle lights marked with First Price, are only sold in Norway. But the importer has knowledge of the producer selling these tea lights also to Sweden and Germany but under another brand or product name.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because once ignited, the candles can suddenly and unexpectedly become inflamed. Several incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493

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

 

54
1208/09

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Super glue 502

Brand: Evo Bond

Name:

Type/number of model: W-20, 3168 A188

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White translucent plastic bottle with a two-piece tapering tip, screw cap made of white plastic.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk since it contains over 40% dichloromethane and should therefore be classified as a category-3 carcinogen. It should therefore bear the “Xn” danger symbol and R-phrase R40. Other information not indicated: distributor, carcinogenic ingredient, content (volume), safety advice. Nor does it have a childproof cap or tactile warning symbol.

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

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

 

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

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


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