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Report 39 (Published on: 09/10/2009)

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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
1283/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Children's diary set - Secret Wishes Diary Set

Brand: Hot focus

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 253BF barcode 0278523000030

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic transparent hand bag which contains one diary with lock, one pen, one key chain with alphabet and zodiac inserts, and stickers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Greece  

2
1284/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable turtle

Brand: Bebe toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Group (176) barcode 0268775000032

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic inflatable turtle, green colour, in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 4.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Greece  

3
1285/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Cattex

Name:

Type/number of model: 110.12/11.5/ 110.28

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue, orange and yellow balloons. The balloons are packed in a plastic bag containing 100 pieces.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain nitrosamines which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

Blue balloons:

- N-nitrosamines (total): 4.18 mg/kg

- N-nitrosatable substances (total): 6.15 mg/kg

Orange balloons:

- N-nitrosamines (total): 0.472 mg/kg - N-nitrosatable substances (total): 2.46 mg/kg balloon

Yellow balloons:

- N-nitrosamines (total): 1.65 mg/kg

- N-nitrosatable substances (total): 6.95 mg/kg balloon.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Italy  

4
1286/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Everts

Name:

Type/number of model: Balloons 05014

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is packed in a plastic bag containing 50 pieces.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.112 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 0.334 mg/kg of nitrosatable substances which are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
1287/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Danina Lovely Girls

Brand: Yilesi Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model YLS814-6, barcode 8 100020055591

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic doll with blond hair and orange clothes. The box in which the doll is packaged also contains hair accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 23% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

6
1288/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - Water Pump

Brand: Sport Machine

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.10687-HI, barcode 0282565000033

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A sponge-type pump with a plastic hippo head in pink colour. Shoots waters up to 20 ft.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 12.8% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).

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

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

 

7
1289/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring - Fairyland on the Water

Brand: Mandash

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 59603, barcode 4135191283225

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow, 61 cm, inflatable swim ring in the shape of a duck. Sold in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 3.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

8
1290/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring - Bestway Inflatables

Brand: RIR World

Name:

Type/number of model: COD. 82612 (61 CM), barcode 6924421321640

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink, 61 cm, swim ring with pictures of fish. Sold in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

9
1291/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative candles

Brand: Fairy cakes

Name:

Type/number of model: Code A0514230,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 203390 576215

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative candles in a shape of coloured small cakes with various toppings (approximate dimensions: max. diameter 6 cm, height 4 cm). The candles are packed in six pieces in a plastic box (approximate dimensions: 20 cm x 14 cm x 5 cm), decorated with pictures of cakes, with a transparent top.

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 (small cakes). This may lead children to put the product in their mouth, cut it into pieces and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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.

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

 

10
1292/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Boxing set - Sport Toys

Brand: SNOOPY (counterfeit)

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM NO. TY-5538A, barcode 5291410028127

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boxing bag and boxing gloves with the image of Snoopy packed in a net.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because: - the green colour on the boxing bag contains 27% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by weight,

- the yellow colour on the glove contains 31% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.12% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and - the green colour on glove contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.8% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 

11
1293/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Kitchen play set

Brand: SF

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 9962,

Batch number/Barcode: 5887380099627

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Kitchen accessories, fruits and vegetables in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 0.24% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

12
1294/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: My Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907664200935, MK 3139875.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with dress and boots with pink glasses. Packaged in a plastic, transparent bag, closed with folded cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 10% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

13
1295/09

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Light fitting

Brand: Drew-Lamp

Name:

Type/number of model: Z-501-Z2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light fitting with three lamp holders and wooden frame. The wooden part may be in different colours: oak, venge, natural, alder, mahogany, brown.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock,
Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because of lack of proper insulation.

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

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

 

14
1296/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - LED Christmas Light Chain

Brand: RM

Name:

Type/number of model: LED-TW-20-230V,

Batch number/Barcode: 6944623300601.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 20 db series connected LEDs, a rectifier, a negative booster module, a connecting plug, a terminating plug. Technical specification: 230 V / 50Hz, 0.9 W, bulb: 3 V 0.045 W, Class II, F-mark, inscription: “for indoor use”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires of the stranded conductor can come loose from the soldered connections and contact accessible metal parts.

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.  

 

15
1297/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - LED Christmas Light chain

Brand: RM

Name:

Type/number of model: LED-TW-60-230V, bar code: 6944623304593

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 60 db series connected LEDs, a rectifier, a negative booster module, a connecting plug, a terminating plug. Technical specification: 230 V / 50Hz, 2.7 W, bulb: 3 V 0.045 W, Class II, F-mark, inscription: “for indoor use”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires of the stranded conductor can come loose from the soldered connections and contact accessible metal parts.

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.  

 

16
1298/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Mini globe Christmas light

Brand: RM

Name:

Type/number of model: Mod.: RV-50P; Ref Nr.: 2010502,

Batch number/Barcode: 6944623301196

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 50 series connected mini-globe bulbs. According to the information on the package and in the instructions for use the product is intended for indoor use (IP20) and class protection II is indicated, while outdoor use (IP44) and class protection III is written on the data plate. Technical parameters: 220-240 V 50Hz, 32.5W, bulb 5 V 0.65 W, F-mark

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the lampholder may catch fire and keep burning, and small burning parts may fall down.

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.  

 

17
1299/09

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Table top decoration - Knitted Smiley Bunny

Brand: Junction 18

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 502 9306

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table top decoration in the form of a soft toy rabbit – no packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking for children under 36 months as it can be used as a toy and the plastic eyes detach easily and could be swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Ireland  

18
1300/09

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Notebook computer - Aspire 5738

Brand: Acer

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Aspire 5738G LX.PAL0X.002 – 4712842602880,

2. Aspire 5738G LX.PAM0X.006 – 4712842602903.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Intel Core 2 Duo 15.6” notebook, with UK adaptor. Boxed in- retail box and outer carton.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the external power supply may overheat under extreme operational circumstances.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Cyprus,
Malta,
The Netherlands  

19
1301/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons - Plastic balloons 3 inch pastel assorted

Brand: Globos

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Sample: 54062702, 3 inch balloons EAN 7501060400036, production date 12.11.2008. 2. Sample: 54062729, 12 inch balloons EAN 7501060401781, production date 27.01.2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 100 balloons in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Mexico


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the migration of 0.14 mg/kg (sample 54062702) and 0.18 mg/kg (sample 54062729) of nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
1302/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Memory game

Brand: KIK

Name:

Type/number of model: code: 36770009121000000199, season: 208, WGR: 912, order No: 3677000 (according to data plate)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden memory game; wooden box and 16 squares with images (bee, butterfly, frog, dog, cow, cockerel, fish and ladybird).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there are gaps between the glued layers of wood into which finger nails can be inserted. The upper layer of wood on some of the squares can be removed by applying slight pressure with the finger nail, revealing sharp splinters.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Hungary  

21
1303/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Corsa D

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: Type S-D, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0379*08

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-door vehicles built in 2009 within the vehicle identification number range W0L0 SD L08 9 6 121296 to W0L0 SD L08 9 6 131696.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because it is possible that the screws connecting the front seat rail to the seat frame do not meet the required specifications, which means that the solidity of the screws and the performance of the entire seat/seatbelt system are compromised.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands  

22
1304/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric toaster - Tostadora

Brand: LC

Name:

Type/number of model: LCG-4

Batch number/Barcode: 9789867735881

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four-slice pop-up electric toaster packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns

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

- the sheath of the cable is not suitable to withstand the heat from external parts,

- the earth terminal can be loosened from outside the appliance, meaning that accessible metallic parts can become live if the insulation is faulty,

- the temperature of some accessible surfaces is too high.

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

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

 

23
1305/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes - Moccasin

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 04/034 036/02 B7 53 605/0 42 Suppl. No.: 17118

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lady's moccasin shoe with white upper, beige crocodile pattern on front, silver lining, heel in beige-coloured leather-like material, buckle set with paste jewels, shoe box with adhesive labels, 1 sachet of desiccant, 2 sachets with no discernable content bearing the words: 'Mouldproof agent do not eat'

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 800 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in lining and 1700 mg/kg in heel area.

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and product destruction.  

The Netherlands,
Belgium  

24
1306/09

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves - Arbeitshandschuhe

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 2905 8105

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One pair of work gloves. Palm, fingertips and strips on back made of grey leather; cuff and back made of green cotton material; padded white lining; inner white elasticated strip at the wrist; green edging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a risk because it contains banned azo-dyes. It contains 208 mg/kg of benzidine in the green cotton material.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

The Netherlands  

25
1307/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - Calculation Balance

Brand: Happy Nature

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 10585

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured rings to be placed on wooden pins. The wooden pins are mounted on a strip of wood that tilts on a pivot in the middle. This balances when the same number of rings is placed on either side of the pivot.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that may be swallowed and which fit completely into the test cylinder.

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

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

 

26
1308/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boots - Lace-up boots

Brand: Graceland

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 1 111 544 1 0123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mid-height lace-up boots with zip, made of red imitation patent leather with black textile lining. Size 40.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

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.

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

 

27
1309/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Mini Globe Christmas lights

Brand: RM (Realm)

Name:

Type/number of model: RV-35P, bar code: 6944623301172

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas Lighting chain with 35 series-connected mini globe bulbs. Technical parameters: 220-240 V 50 Hz, 31.8 W, bulb 7 V 0.91 W, F-mark.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the lamp holder may catch fire and continue burning, and small burning parts may fall off.

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.  

 

28
1310/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boots

Brand: Graceland

Name:

Type/number of model: Product Number 1 115 437; EAN-Code: 11443710127.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black boots with 7-cm heel; a black zip is sewn into the inner side of the boots. On the outside of the boot, on the heel, ankle, instep and upper shaft, straps made of the same material as the upper are sewn to silver buckles for ornamental purposes.

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 (80 mg/kg) and in the lining (45 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.

One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

29
1311/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic strings - Funny Scoubi Lace

Brand: New Series

Name:

Type/number of model: Model NMAQ700041

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic coloured strings in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 11.18% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 

30
1312/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys - Natural Creatures & Accessories to create FUN!

Brand: Reptiles World

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 0816030900001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic reptiles (crocodile, lizards, chameleon) in different sizes and colours in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

31
1313/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Squeeze toys - Juguetes de Bano

Brand: BBY puericultura

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. AB01P08AZ, barcode 8435213505103

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of 6 bath toys in an orange cardboard box. The set includes 2 mice, 1 frog, 1 crab, 1 duck, 1 dolphin and a storage net.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 0.14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH Regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

32
1314/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic balls - Sport Toys

Brand: DQ - Da Qian

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5291410042321

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 4 soft plastic balls in different colours in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 13% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

33
1315/09

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby bib

Brand: Olmitos

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. 7012 /LOT. 2007/, barcode 8414147070123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's bib made from PVC in blue colour in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 4% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

34
1316/09

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Diving snorkel

Brand: TRIBORD

Name:

Type/number of model: SNK 500 blue, codes 1105364 and 1105830, SNK 500 grey, code 1105371, and sets consisting among others of the pipe: - CARAIBI 500 blue, codes 1111751, 1111753, 1111754, 1111755, 1111756, 1111757; - R’GO LADY NAUSICA blue, codes 1105277, 1105278, 1105279 and 1105281; - MT 500 LADY pink, code1105365; - MT MAN blue, codes 1105368 and 1105369; - MT MAN red, codes 1105827 and 1105828.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diving snorkels in different colours with the transparent rivet.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning due to the leakiness of the diving snorkel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

35
1317/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull along toy - Elephant - Zabawka-SO

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: LR-138

Batch number/Barcode: 5902496023479

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy in the shape of an elephant with a cord, moving on four wheels. The cord has a small ring at the end. There are seven numbered blocks and small bells attached to the toy and on the sides there are matching holes.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, because the blocks with numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, as well as other small parts that can easily detach from the toy, fit fully into the small parts cylinder;

- suffocation, due to inappropriate length of the cord (745 mm, while it should be 220 mm).

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

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

 

36
1318/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' boots - Lisa / Lucio

Brand: To Be

Name:

Type/number of model: Lisa: 4551/2; Lucio: 5428/7.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two models of ladies' high boots, black or brown colour, leather upper with rubber sole and high heel. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the Lucio model contains 3.11 mg/kg and the Lisa model contains 0.41 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

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: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Greece  

(*)

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