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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 1 (Published on: 08/01/2010)

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Notification 0153/09 from week 4 of 2009 has been updated (column Product).

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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
1694/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable mattress - Fun turtle

Brand: Sun Games

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 2206890004298

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable mattress FUN TURTLE, size 94 cm x 84 cm x 43 cm, colour – green head and legs, yellow with orange base. The toy with packaging. On label there is a name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian language.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toy contains 12% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Estonia  

2
1695/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Roomster, type 5J

Brand: Skoda

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles with the type-approval numbers e11*2001/116*0291*00 to *23. Only vehicles with safety belts marked with the production identifier 17082009X, 17082009Y or 17082009Z are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the tongue of the rear middle safety belt may break under extreme loads.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Greece,
Sweden  

3
1696/09

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Tiere mit Herz, für kleine Hände das Größte ("Animals with heart: the greatest for little hands")

Brand: Bauer

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 400 3402 150003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of a (pink) pig with black button eyes and a wooden disc sewn on at the neck. Stuffed with plastic fibre wadding; velcro fastening on the underside, behind which is a white, cuboid, bolted plastic box containing inter alia a pressure switch and a bolted battery compartment for 3 button cells. Pig: length ca. 14 cm; wooden disc: diameter 30 mm, height 45 mm. When the stomach is pressed, the words Ich bin ein Schwein ("I am a pig") and a grunting noise are heard.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewn-on wooden discs, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached (at a force of only 44 N).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Luxembourg  

4
1697/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Play set - Hello Kitty

Brand: Smoby

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial number 024529, EAN 3032160245295

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A play set for children until 18 months consisting of a cradle, a chair and table (connected), a ball, a mattress, feeding bottle (the one with the problem), teaspoon, dish, powder box and a wheeled bag. (The doll on the packaging is not included in the set).

Country of origin: France


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the play set includes a feeding bottle where the soft spout can loose and release small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Greece  

5
1698/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX Bumi

Name:

Type/number of model: 803 413,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 996033 241266

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy rabbit in a dress, with a tie and a button. The rabbit has hard plastic eyes. Height: 25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the button on the dress can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.

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

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

 

6
1699/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX Bumi

Name:

Type/number of model: 809 479,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 996033 190601

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy bear in a dress and with hard plastic eyes. Height: 10 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.

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

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

 

7
1701/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Car - XC60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 2009 to 2010 model year Volvo XC60 vehicles, with VINs from 0027474 to 0070444.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the fuel line rail, protecting the fuel lines underneath the car, may not be properly attached and may come loose exposing the fuel lines underneath the vehicle to damage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Malta,
Finland,
Lithuania  

8
1702/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX

Name:

Type/number of model: 404513,

Batch number/Barcode: 5996033853810

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, stuffed textile rabbit figure in a dress with two buttons on it. The eyes are made of plastic. Height: approximately 20 cm. The label includes an age restriction symbol. According to the label the product is a decorative article.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons on the dress can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children. The product due to its appearance is attractive to small children and it cannot be excluded that children would use it as a toy.

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

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

 

9
1703/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden Golf Puzzle

Brand: Dilemma Games

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden, shape sliding puzzle game with a wooden lid, 1 shape containing a ball bearing and 9 other shapes being painted.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of choking due to small parts,

- a chemical risk, because the dark green paint contains 93 mg/kg of lead and 22 mg/kg of chromium and the light green paint contains 871 mg/kg of lead and 184 mg/kg of chromium

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
1704/09

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle for children

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: AG-12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a bicycle for children, coloured green, moving on two wheels, with two additional, detachable smaller wheels. For more details, please see the pictures.

Country of origin: India


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Injuries,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the insufficient cover of the bicycle chain. There is a risk that the child’s clothes may get into the chain mechanism and stuck causing an accident. Moreover there is a risk for fingers and palms of a child as the sharp and dangerous parts are accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

11
1705/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: ZHONGFU

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers 7/8, in oil green with a wide elastic cord in the waist area, provided with cords 42 cm long (each) and textile cords at the lower edge 29 cm long (each), and embroidered caption at the left side "enn PROJEKTOVAEN CINNOST", "SORCIUM", with a textile label sewn to the inside of the belt, reading „ZHONGFU, 100% cotton”, Size 17 to 21.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 

12
1706/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Windstar and Explorer

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles produced in the United States in 1998.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because it is possible that the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke or burn. This may occur either when the vehicle is parked or when it is being operated, even if the speed control is not in use.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Germany,
Finland,
Sweden,
Portugal  

13
1707/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit

Brand: Burja

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. n° 1471004

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit intended for children up to 7 years, art. n° 1471004, height 104 cm and 110 cm, country of origin: Bulgaria. The upper part of the suit has a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends, it is fastened with a zip, it has two side pockets; the lower part of the suit has a functional drawstring in the waist area with knots at the ends. The children’s sports suits are supplied for sale without a packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as in the collar there is a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends.

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

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

 

14
1708/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Smile

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 2000079316031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft stuffed toy in the form of a hippopotamus.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts (eyes) which 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 by the distributor.  

 

15
1709/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Yuxinda

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shoes of brand „YUXINDA” – grey colour/silver, decorated with 8 decorative stones on the upper toe area and a metal chain with five stones, with a hanging decorative element attached to the buckle. There is a strap around the ankle with a buckle that has an attached metal element in the form of a flower.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorations of the shoes can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

16
1710/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit

Brand: Melly

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit – trousers and a sweatshirt provided with a hood and a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends, with applications on the front – a car, a caption: "grand city" and "I can run really fast”" made of cotton flannel, contents 100% cotton, label, with some information in a foreign language: 100% cotton, made in Turkey. It is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring 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
1711/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit - Take care

Brand: J&H

Name:

Type/number of model: Code Y-9057

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit – trousers and a sweatshirt provided with a hood and a functional drawstring made of cotton flannel with captions “Team work”, “take care” on the front. There is a label attached to the product that reads: 90% cotton, 10% polyester, country of origin: China, Code Y-9057. It is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring 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.  

 

18
1712/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sleeveless jacket - J.S.J Collection

Brand: Magic fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. n° JSJ 9140

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cotton flannel sleeveless jacket with functional elastic strings with stoppers at the ends. There are captions on the front: Sport fashion, wheel and prints. There are labels attached to the product, contents specified: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, country of origin: China, art n° JSJ 9140 and captions J.S.J Collection wear. The product is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as in the collar there is a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends.

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

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

 

19
1713/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Russ - Zip Button

Brand: Zippety

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 039915268595, nr 26859, 0108.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a soft doll, made of multicolour plush, dressed in trousers, waistcoat, shoes and hat. The eyes and lips are laced. The waistcoat is zipped and embellished with buttons made of hard plastic (dimension ~ 34 mm). Zipper is ended with the ribbon (40 mm). There is also a ribbon in the shape of bow on one of the shoes. The other has a Velcro fastening. The visor is fastened with a fastener. The toy is offered without packaging. There are labels attached, with markings and warnings as follows: name of a toy, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, “Suitable even for newborn babies”, “Mach the size and type of a toy with the age of a child”, “Remove the labels before use”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (part of zipper with a ribbon) which can easily detach.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Cyprus  

20
1714/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: 99 PLASTY-M HOME PRODUCTS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 59007440601192; B066-40.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone with a picture of Spiderman and logo on the display and on the cover. Powered by two 1.5V LR batteries (LR44) which are supplied. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with warnings and information in English.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (98 dB) for a toy that is held close to the ear.

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.  

 

(*)

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

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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