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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 34 (Published on: 04/09/2009)

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Notifications 1128/09 and 1130/09 from week 32 of 2009 have been permanently removed following confirmation that not all the notification's criteria have been met.

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

1
1192/09

Finland

Category: Jewellery

Product: Bracelet

Brand: New collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Art no. MTBR-17 series

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured metallic-wooden-leather-textile bracelet. Brown leather straps, green textile cord with a couple of black wooden parts and a key-shaped pendant and a red textile cord with wooden parts in various colours and two metallic cylinders.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 3.1-19 µg/cm²/week of nickel from the metallic cylinders.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

2
1193/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger

Brand: LG

Name:

Type/number of model: on pack: LG KG800, EAN code: 4895120339453 on product: S/N: RAS6120043; model: STA-P51ER

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger LG TRAVEL ADAPTER is made from black plastic material. Marking on product: CE, S/N: RAS6120043, model: STA-P51ER, input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0,2A, output: 4,8V, 0,9A, Made in China. Packed in blister with sticker on right top corner marked LG KG800 and EAN code. This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the mean output power deviated by 50% (10% permitted);

- the temperature during use can reach up to 113 ْ C (105ْ C permitted);

- the construction of the transformer does not comply with the requirements;

- the casing close to the plug does not comply with the requirements for resistance to heat.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor.Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Romania  

3
1194/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Royal Enfield Bullet

Brand: Royal Enfield

Name:

Type/number of model: Bullet 500 EFI Classic and Bullet 500 EFI Electra Vehicle type: Bullet, EC type-approval e11*2002/24*0134*05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Affected vehicles of build years 2008 and 2009. VIN range: ME3CKEAT58C000026 to ME3CKECT59C001838

Country of origin: India

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is insufficient clearance between the gearbox main shaft and the second to fifth gear pinions and the gears could seize up while the motorcycle is being driven, causing an accident.

Five incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
France,
Sweden,
Portugal  

4
1195/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - BMW K1300

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: model: K1300S - K1300R - K1300GT, category L3e, code NC 0508 0518 0538

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question bear the following identification numbers: see the attached list pdf.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because air may enter the front brake circuit as a result of vibration, leading to loss of braking efficiency for the front wheel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Norway,
Sweden,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Portugal  

5
1196/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother holder

Brand: Carisma baby

Name:

Type/number of model: CA-5801-1r

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The item consists of a soother fastener a plastic chain. The fastener has a silver covering. It is packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Italy


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the silver covering may detach from the clip which fastens the chain to clothes under a force of less than 90N and a child may put it in his/her mouth.

One incident reported.

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

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

 

6
1197/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Coffee maker - Caffettiera in Ceramica

Brand: Golden Hill

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 575578, Bar Code 8032732037964

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Six-cup coffee pot, the lower part is made of an aluminium alloy while the upper part is ceramic. The packaging is a cardboard box and the address of the producer is written in the label.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the pressure safety system may not work properly and the upper ceramic part may explode breaking into pieces.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13248.

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

 

7
1198/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Yomax Italy Style

Name:

Type/number of model: No. AN-F-A 918C SILVER.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown patched high-heeled shoes with a strap. Packaging is brown with the label Yomax Italy style.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.24 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachet included in the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

8
1199/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Lady's shoes

Brand: Yomax Italy Style

Name:

Type/number of model: No. AN-F-A 918A RED

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red, strapped high-heeled shoes. Packaging is black with the label Yomax Italy style.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) up to a value of 5.57 mg/kg in the accompanying sachets.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

9
1200/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sleeveless jacket

Brand: N New Page

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sleeveless jacket with a hood with elastic drawstrings ending in plastic caps in different colours – red, dark blue, dark green, light blue, beige, a zipper and two small pockets. In the front part on both sides there are printed Latin letters and a textile inscription "BEST SPORTS" is sewn on the front left. A label is sewn inside the collar with the brand and care instructions. Another label is sewn inside with information on composition (100% polyester) and country of origin. 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 drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 

10
1202/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Suzuki Grand Vitara

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: Grand Vitara diesel JB 419 D

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Suzuki Grand Vitara all-purpose passenger vehicle, JB 419 D model, diesel. Affected vehicles: see the attached VINs pdf.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because there is a possibility that the engine’s electrical wiring may come into contact with the screw of the engine distributor cap, damaging the wiring insulation and causing a short-circuit.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Norway,
Slovenia,
Malta,
Iceland,
Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

11
1203/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Jeans - Kik-Jeanshose; X-Mail, Gr. 34 slim fit

Brand: KIK

Name:

Type/number of model: Saison: 208 WGR: 983. Order No. 70110. EAN-Code: 701100009831340001999

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue women's jeans, size 34, with flaps on the back pockets.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of banned azocolourants; the jean fabric releases 154 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine which exceeds the limit 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Austria  

12
1204/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Universal adapter - Adaptator universal/all-in-one adapter

Brand: Extrastar

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: QZ36-9, bar code: 8432011609606

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a white adapter with the reference marked in black.

It is packed in a blister pack marked "ADAPTADOR UNIVERSAL - ALL-IN-ONE ADAPTER".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the dimensions of the plug are not correct, - live parts are accessible by the holes.

In addition, the maximum permitted power is not stated.

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

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

 

13
1205/09

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and bathtub - Baby & Bathtub

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM No.810; EAN: 200903211879

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set of toys consists of one doll, a blue coloured bath and a pink coloured soap container. Toys are packed into a net bag. On the label is WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years; CE-mark; Approximate size of packaging: 15 x 26 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 29.1% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the doll.

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

14
1206/09

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Plunge router - 1/4” Shank

Brand: Trend

Name:

Type/number of model:

T5EB-5027654516256. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EB/EURO-5027654516737. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK-5027654135068. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK/EURO- 5027654514757. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK/MK2- 5027654527870. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5ELB- 5027654516775. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5ELK- 5027654135907. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric plunge router in blow mould case with colour sleeve, or four colour carton.

Country of origin: Slovenia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the collet is over-tightened the armature can fracture and the collet and nut assembly with the cutting tool can break away from the machine whilst under load during use.

Two incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Norway,
Slovenia  

15
1209/09

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Brave TN

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for children with freewheel gear, colour blue-yellow-white combination, 12" wheels, two side stabilisation wheels, rear carrier, blue-yellow-white saddle with picture of lion, marking on frame BRAVE TN.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the chain guard does not protect the chain adequately; - fingers could be trapped between the front wheel and the forks; - there is a sharp edge on the front fork.

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.  

 

16
1210/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - My little baby

Brand: Ming Ming

Name:

Type/number of model: W04519-4, NO. 30021, EAN code: 8585018038822

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll made from softened PVC, wearing textile cap, socks, pants and scarf. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with transparent front and the marking "My Little Baby, NO. 30021".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.124% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers by the retailer ordered by the authorities. Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

17
1211/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - HYUNDAI SONATA

Brand: HYUNDAI

Name:

Type/number of model: SONATA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hyundai motor vehicle. Please see the attached VINs pdf.

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ESP light may switch on. The brake lights may not light up or may remain lit permanently. The automatic gear shift lever cannot be moved from the P position to other positions or vice-versa. Cruise control cannot be cancelled or cannot be activated. These features may lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Sweden  

18
1212/09

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - Zabawki Piszczki

Brand: MAP

Name:

Type/number of model: Article nr 041; EAN 5905485120418

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Duck-shaped toy made of flexible yellow plastic. Approximate size: 5.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 5.5 cm. The toy is packed into a cellophane bag, using a cardboard header which closes the upper bag lips.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.79% 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.  

 

19
1213/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Mobile phone

Brand: Batman

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5905882501629; zr 350, BATMAN NO. AK 1430SS-3, NO 1430SS – on the toy only.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone with aerial and red cord. There is a Batman logo on the display and on the cover. The toy may differ from the picture on the packaging, so similar toys may be in the circulation. The toy is powered by two 1,5V LR 4 batteries (LR44) (supplied). The cardboard packaging contains warnings and information in English: “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of model, brand, and pictogram concerning age “0-3” restriction. The product may be counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB (95 dB).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

20
1214/09

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Golden Eagle

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter in the form of a grey mobile phone.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

This product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

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

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

 

21
1215/09

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Towable water ski tubes

Brand: Sevylor

Name:

Type/number of model: Models

- G38244 (ADG 204 945) ST 2607 Drag’N Master,

- G38153 ST 2624 Drag’N Master,

- G38209 (ADG 204 955) ST 9007 Double Threat,

- G38142 (ADG 204 746) ST 2000-12 Le Biscuit,

- G38236 (ADG 204 848) ST 7050N Aurora,

- G35507 ST7050 Aurora.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various models of towable water ski tubes.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the "Quick Hitch" connector may be too weak to withstand the forces exerted and may consequently break while in use. The connector is then liable to fly backwards towards the boat while still attached to the tow rope, and can strike the person in the boat.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Spain,
Portugal  

23
1217/09

United Kingdom

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - Dice Lighter

Brand: Dice

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number on box LT-49, bar Code on box: 5015815297946.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cubed shaped lighter, measuring approximately 30 mm, decorated with dice spots. Available in yellow, white, green, blue and red, in a box of 24. The box is a green and white cardboard. The push-button of the lighter is on the six dot side and the flame emerges from the centre of the one dot side.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because since it is shaped like a dice, it is attractive to children, especially those less than 51 months of age.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

(*)

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

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

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

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


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
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