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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 36 (Published on: 18/09/2009)

Corrigendum
The attached list with the model numbers and serial numbers of notification 1055/09 from week 30 of 2009 has been updated.

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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
1236/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Master LED lamp 7W 230 Dimmable

Brand: Philips

Name:

Type/number of model: GU 10 E27 standard, E27 NR63

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamps intended for professional use, but some may have been fitted for domestic use.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the overheating of one component of the power supply of the lamp may damage the electrical fitting and/or the luminaire.

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

Ireland,
Spain  

2
1237/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's shoes

Brand: Yimaida

Name:

Type/number of model: A91-89C-005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's shoes, brown, size 44

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the permitted threshold of 0.1 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) is exceeded in the uppers (45 mg/kg) and in the lining (28 mg/kg).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
1238/09

United Kingdom

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas barbecue

Brand: Landmann

Name:

Type/number of model: 923738302. Barcode 25120455. PLU 331.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas barbecue with side burner, wheels and bottom table.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the gas hose that feeds the side burner can, if assembled incorrectly, 'kink' up against the underside of the barbecue causing it to melt and allowing gas to escape which could ignite.

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

Ireland  

4
1239/09

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Personal water craft

Brand: Kawasaki

Name: JT1500A8F - STX-15F

Type/number of model: Serial numbers from US-KAW49096A808 to US-KAW49325E808

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Personal Water Craft

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, under certain circumstances, the fuel tank can develop cracks which could allow fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands  

5
1240/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor car - Carens, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento

Brand: KIA

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 model year vehicles, produced from 20 September 2006 to 25 October 2006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor car

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries with the affected vehicles because the brake light switch may malfunction causing the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed, or to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. In addition, it is possible that the electronic stability control may be disabled and that the cruise control may not deactivate when the brake pedal is pressed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Norway,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Malta,
Sweden  

6
1241/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Viano, Vito

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 639, EC-type approval: e9*2001/116*0048, ABE L275. The vehicles affected were manufactured between October-December 2005 and March-April 2006 and have vehicle identification numbers in the range 113873 – 243876.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because the rear vent windows of the affected vehicles can become loose and may detach completely causing an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

7
1242/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - K25 / R-series

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: R12, R 1200 GS. The motorcycles affected (47 691 worldwide) were manufactured between August 2006 and January 2008 and have the type-approval number: e1*2002/24*0199*.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because water ingress into the fuel-pump electronics can result in failure of the fuel supply. This may have the effect that the engine can cut out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Norway,
Spain,
Hungary,
Portugal,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

8
1243/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Ball

Brand: WD Spiderman

Name:

Type/number of model: 3230 MM, EAN code: 8420011025403

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ball made from PVC with a picture of Spiderman and the marking "Marvel Spider–man & Friends"

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 0.34% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

9
1244/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with pony - Dressing Room

Brand: My Little Pony (counterfeit)

Name:

Type/number of model: TS269

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll and pony made from softened PVC. The doll has monofilament hair and clothing made from a textile material. The green pony has a mane and tail from monofilament material. Violet textile saddle in shape of heart is a part of the packaging. Packed in a plastic bag closed with a coloured cardboard tag. This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 21.20% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

(*)

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

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

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

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


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


Disclaimer - EN

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

Disclaimer - DE

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

Disclaimer - FR

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

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