Report 30 (Published on: 30/07/2010)

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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:

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Baby doll

Brand: Chang He

Name:

Type/number of model: 338

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is plastic made having 40 cm height and packaged in a polyethylene bag with the inscription "Chang He" Made in China "and the symbol indicating that the toy is prohibited for children under the age of 3 years. The doll has a pink dress and red shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges.

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

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Vivaro

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type: X83; EC type approval e1*98/14*0170*09

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles affected are 2006 models with VINs in the range *********6V660597 to *********6V660817. All vehicle owners will be notified and dealers will provide information on the measure under code 10-C-022.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front left suspension strut dome could become detached from the body, resulting in an unforeseen loss of control over steering.

Incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ka

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type approval E3*2001/116*0280*02, Type RU8

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Ford vehicles in question were manufactured between 24 September 2009 and 13 October 2009.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the affected vehicles are fitted with a faulty universal connection joint at the base of the steering column. There is a risk that the steering shaft could come loose from the connection causing the risk of loss of steering.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Greece  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor homes - Bürstner motor homes

Brand: Bürstner

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles with bicycle racks of model "Omni-Bike Lift"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Affected vehicles have been built in 2010 and have bicycle racks that can be lowered. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in unfavourable conditions there is a possibility that the upper supports may come away, with the rack and/or its load falling off, posing a danger to vehicles behind.

Two incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Sweden  

Italy

Category: Other

Product: Incense sticks - Camomile - perfumed incense sticks

Brand: HEM

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The article is sold in a rectangular green cardboard box with images of white camomile flowers shading into green towards the edges of the box, which are decorated with golden stripes. All sides of the packaging bear the article name (“Camomile – incense sticks”) in a green frame in white and yellow lettering, and the brand logo (HEM in white lettering in a small red oval); at the bottom is the full address of the manufacturer/exporter (HEM Corporation).

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the incense sticks release 82 µg/m³ of benzene during combustion and 88 µg/m³ of benzene after combustion.

Furthermore, the product releases also 21 µg/m³ of toluene during combustion and 15 µg/m³ toluene after combustion.

As the product is intended for use in closed environments and not to be dispersed by ventilation, the values for benzene and toluene are to be considered harmful to health.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflector - Warn-Leuchtband

Brand: Kleiber

Name:

Type/number of model: Article number 609

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Reflective wrap with Velcro. Reflective wrap colour is orange.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The results for retroreflection are so low that it can not be regarded as a safe visibility accessory.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Multi-socket adapter

Brand: F-LINE

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 1001631

Batch number/Barcode: 8435151008117

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a multi-socket adapter with a switch and an extension lead. The base has three sockets. The switch is red. The product comes in blister packaging. The front of the box reads, among other things: F-Line. Reference: 1001631. 3-WAY SOCKET WITH SWITCH.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the sockets do not meet the requirements, so it is possible to establish contact with a peg of a plug in live parts of the base while the other peg is accessible,

- the cross section of the measured cable is 1 mm², and the cable is marked with the indication that the cross section measures 1.5 mm².

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) or the relevant national standard UNE 20315.

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

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy Gun - Super Shoot Game – Military Force

Brand: PEI LI DA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No: 933-33

Batch number/Barcode: 8435284012265

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a rifle with telescopic sight which launches projectiles. An adhesive label is affixed to the middle of the rifle which reads: SACHER. The product comes in blister packaging. The front of the box reads, among other things: SUPER SHOOT GAME.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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.  

 

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towel with an imitation strawberry - Verrines

Brand: Le Pâtissier

Name:

Type/number of model: Handoek 454647 strawberry

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic cup containing a guest towel with an imitation strawberry and biscuit in a plastic wrapper fastened by a red bow.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative item consists of an imitation of strawberry and a biscuit which may be confused with a real strawberry and a biscuit. The strawberry fits entirely into the small parts cylinder and therefore presents a risk to consumer safety, in particular to children (suffocation, obstruction of 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Belgium,
Ireland,
Bulgaria  

10
1132/10

Portugal

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Deep fat fryer - 2000W

Brand: Domédia

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch: all Code EAN : 3250391372706

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Deep fat fryer 2000W

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the handle may break which may cause, in some cases, splashing hot oil during use.

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

 

11
1133/10

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electrical adapter

Brand: Gilma/Simon brico

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8412852418704

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3-way electrical adapter (white) class 1, blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it can cause mechanical overload of the wall socket. Mechanical overload can damage electrical contacts, causing overheating of the contacts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

12
1134/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Kawasaki EX650

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model: EX650C9F/CAF (ER-6f) and EX650D9F/DAF (ER-6f ABS)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers:

1. EX650C9F - JKAEX650CCDA21538 to JKAEX650CCDA46986

2. EX650CAF - JKAEX650CCDA47198 to JKAEX650CCDA61185

3. EX650D9F - JKAEX650CDDA23433 to JKAEX650CDDA46644

4. EX650DAF - JKAEX650CDDA44655 to JKAEX650CDDA61206

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the rider’s footwear may contact the edge of the top lower cowling when operating the rear brake. This can obstruct the rider from operating the rear brake pedal effectively.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
Finland,
Sweden,
Spain  

13
1135/10

Italy

Category: Other

Product: Incense sticks - Jasmine

Brand: Libero Mondo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The item's packaging is made out of cardboard and is rectangular, flat and yellow. On the front there is a picture of a long green leaf; at the top there are pictures of two smaller symmetrical leaves placed horizontally; beneath them the logo of the "Libero Mondo" brand and the word "JASMINE" are displayed in green font. At the bottom a text box contains the text: natural incense sticks. The back of the packaging bears details and the address of the importer and distributor and of the manufacturer.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the incense sticks release 30 µg/m³ of benzene during combustion and 21 µg/m³ of benzene after combustion.

Furthermore, the product releases also 26 µg/m³ of toluene during combustion and 21 µg/m³ toluene after combustion.

As the product is intended for use in closed environments and not to be dispersed by ventilation, the values for benzene and toluene are to be considered harmful to health.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

14
1136/10

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Gerimport

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 8430540162319

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red and blue table lamp with a red shade. It comes in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the flex passes over rough areas or sharp edges, which may result in wear of the cable insulation;

- the flex has no sleeve to protect against metallic parts;

- the internal wiring is not protected against sharp edges;

- the luminaire is not fitted with a sleeve made of resistant and insulating material.

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

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

 

15
1137/10

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative mushrooms

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5414383121217 Invoice reference: 04235/4

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These imitation mushrooms are composed of a brown top and a white stem with a metal wire.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can be mistaken for a real mushroom. These mushrooms fit completely into the small parts cylinder. They may therefore present risks for the safety of consumers, in particular children (choking, 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

16
1138/10

France

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair - Black folding chair, 3 positions

Brand: EDL

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: gencod: 21502170

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black folding chair.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the possibility of falling and crushing fingers.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 581 and EN 1022.

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

 

17
1139/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Yamaha VMAX

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: Motorcycles, model VMAX1700 (model code for France and Belgium 2S34 and for the rest of Europe 2S35)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns motorcycles with VIN numbers from RP212-0000301 to 0000544 (2S34) and RP211-0000301 to 0001027 (2S35).

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the resistance of APS and TPS wire in the wire harness may increase due to an insufficient crimped connection of the ground lead wire from the APS/TPS to the ECU. Under these conditions, the output voltage of APS/TPS may read an improper value and send the incorrect signal to the ECU. With this improper signal, the ECU may cause unstable engine idle speed and/or the display of a malfunction code (50 and/or 60). In the worst case, the engine idle speed may become suspended around 3000 rpm even if the throttle grip is released while riding.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Finland,
The Netherlands,
Portugal  

18
1140/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat Doblò

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: All models Cargo, Combi and Panorama

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects:

1. Fiat Doblò all models Cargo and Combi vehicles, whose chassis numbers range between 8000360 and 8004996 and between 9000504 and 9007020,

2. Fiat Doblò all models Panorama vehicles, whose chassis numbers range between 8000920 and 8004999 and between 9000500 and 9006875.

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the non-compliance of the anti-roll bar, which may cause a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Denmark,
Poland,
Finland,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Portugal  

19
1141/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat Panda and 500

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: all models (Recall Campaign 5475)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects:

1. Fiat Panda vehicles (all models) with chassis numbers ranging from 1753825 to 1755818,

2. Fiat 500 vehicles (all models) with chassis numbers ranging from 0549070 to 0550399.

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the non-compliance of the fixing screw of the upper joint of the steering shaft, which may cause a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
The Netherlands  

20
1142/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Gun sets - Swat Force (LeluKulma) – Toy Gun Set

Brand: HT TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Item A1299/1118/1-2 in invoice

2. Item A1299/1119 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. A gun set containing a pistol, a pair of goggles, 3 darts, a whistle

2. A gun set containing a rifle, 5 darts, handcuffs, a shield and a binoculars

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

21
1143/10

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Dodge Caliber

Brand: Dodge

Name:

Type/number of model: Caliber PM

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicle is equipped with an Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system that utilizes “smart pedal” technology. It allows a brake pedal input to override the throttle control system. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the accelerator pedal may stick during vehicle operation. This could cause the vehicle to react differently than the driver anticipated and lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands  

22
1144/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Ducati Monster

Brand: Ducati

Name:

Type/number of model: Monster family 696, 796, 1100, 1100S MY2010 with or without ABS (European versions only)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles from the start of production until frame number ZDMM503AAAB37222.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, due to the non-conformity of the fuel pump flange and tank coupling, there is a possibility of fuel leakage at the fuel tank flange.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

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

23
1145/10

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic pony

Brand: My Little Pony (THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 199748, EAN 6921997480801.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a pink-coloured pony, or rather a unicorn, made of soft plastic. The toy has pink head, tail and horn. The packaging is a pink-coloured cardboard box, marked with the CE mark, a pictogram concerning the age 0-3-years old restriction, the name and address of the importer, the inscription: “Made in and the warnings: “Product not suitable for children below 3 years” and “Keep the packaging due to useful information”.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

24
1146/10

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Welding filter

Brand: HAXPOL

Name:

Type/number of model: Level of protection: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a welding filter.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, due to an incorrect light penetration ratio, it does not provide the appropriate protection to the user's eyes. Furthermore, the user manual lacks basic information for the safe use of the product (e.g. storage, cleaning, maintenance, disinfection, protection features and characteristics of operation, lack of warnings).

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive or the relevant European standards EN 166 and EN 169.

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

 

25
1147/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Small plastic toy - Figurenmix i/c

Brand: Gamaco NV

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is sold in a semi-transparent ball in a vending machine. The machine contains the text “Pokémon gotta chatch ‘em all”. The toy has approximately the following dimensions: 3 cm length, 1.5 cm width, 3.5 cm height.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.45 m/m% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.16 m/m% of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban 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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