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Report 34 (Published on: 27/08/2010)

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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
1280/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Jeans – Jeans Size XS Urban Surface

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. D8553N6824133, Code 28879000000008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Women's jet black jeans, half-length.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The product releases more than 30 µg/kg of 3,3´-dimethoxybenzidine and 3,3’-dimethylbenzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products.  

 

2
1281/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic nurse doll - Beautiful Nurses

Brand: Fantastiko

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 18098,

Batch number/Barcode: 8413930180988.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic nurse doll with accessories. The product comes packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic front. The brand name "Fantastiko" and the word "Nurses" appear on the box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.2% 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.

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

 

3
1282/10

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - ZAFIRA-B and COMBO-C

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model:

ZAFIRA-B: VIN from 6 2 000073 to 7 2 093405

COMBO-C: VIN from 5 3 030635 to 7 3 027257

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the magnetic valve of the fuel tank may deteriorate potentially causing fuel leaks.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Sweden,
Finland,
The Netherlands,
Lithuania  

4
1284/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: 1. Spinning Top, and 2. Toy mobile phone

Brand: Toinsamadrid

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Flashing Top: 03-739 2) Electronic Mobile Phone: 03-6630

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 8349103037394,
2) 8349030366307

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Spinning top: multi-coloured plastic, packaged in cardboard marked with the indication: flashing top, lighting and music.

2. Toy mobile phone: plastic, blister packaging. The box is marked with the indication: electronic mobile phone, electronic sounds.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight,
Cuts

1. The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it contains a Class 3 laser.

2. The product poses a risk of cuts because it does not have sufficient mechanical resistance and can break easily producing sharp points and edges.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 60825 and EN 62115.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

5
1285/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirts

Brand: Calvin Klein Jeans

Name:

Type/number of model: Type of model: CKP620-JV608.691.6

Batch number/Barcode: 100002838646.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt in blue colour intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt has a white hood which is designed with cords. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age and treatment.

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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

6
1286/10

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Ms Adventure

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8436046383692 Model: 418

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walker for children up to the age of 6 months, weighing up to 12 kg, The baby walker is plastic, with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. There is a caption on the product: TAŞPINAR. The product is packed in a transparent packaging.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The baby walker poses a risk of injuries due to openings in the frame where the fingers of a child could be trapped and because the design does not prevent falls down steps.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

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

 

7
1287/10

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Armbands - Aquawinschool

Brand: Carrefour

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Aquawinschool Learn to Swim 1-2-3, 3-6 YEARS, Yellow and Turquoise, barcode 3608141028418.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Armbands, yellow outer and blue inner sides, others turquoise, labelled with the words "Aqua 123" and a number "3" inside a circle.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because the diameter of the armbands is bigger than the average size of the arm of a child aged 3-6 years.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

8
1288/10

Cyprus

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Soap - Cupcake Bath Fizzers

Brand: Sweet treats – Bath Fizzers

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: 1729090801

Batch number/Barcode: 4 850466530100

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pack of three soap bars in the form of cupcakes.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, especially for children, because the soap could be mistaken for food and children could easily bite off a piece.

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.  

 

9
1289/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Prenatal

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: so basic, Ref.: 210537 (5A, 101-107cm), 210538 (6A, 107-113cm), 210539 (6A, 113-119cm), 210540 (7A, 119-125cm), 210541 (8A, 125-131cm).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jogging trousers in brown with two drawstrings in the waist area.

Country of origin: India


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
1290/10

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pram / pushchair / car seat - Fokus

Brand: Deltim

Name:

Type/number of model: AT 018492

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combination pram, pushchair, and children’s car seat. Equipped with bag, sunshade, rain protection, mosquito net, 2 covers for pram and pushchair, holder for pushchair and adaptor for installation of the car seat.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of injuries because there are accessible gaps where the fingers of a child could be trapped;

- a chemical risk because the plastic of the front handle contains 24.1% 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.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

11
1291/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: MINI

Name:

Type/number of model: Art: A9MJ-25378, color: 296.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt in beige, grey and brown with a zip, two pockets, a hood and drawstrings, protruding in the hood area. The word “MINI” appears on the left side of the product. Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14A (years).

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
1292/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Beach sandals for children

Brand: Chicco

Name:

Type/number of model: Model MAX-ref. 43631

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rubber sandals for children in blue, fuchsia and orange in the shape of animals with protruding eyes

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic, decorative eyes can become detached and be swallowed by a child.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Malta  

13
1293/10

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Bow and arrow set

Brand: Study Gunshot Club.

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900132503552; NO. 855.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy bow and arrow set with a target board. The set consists of :

- a bow made of hard plastic, coloured green and yellow;

- three arrows made of hard flexible plastic, coloured yellow, red and green, with orange, semi-transparent suction cups;

- a target board made of rubber-like material.

Packaging consists of cardboard with a transparent, plastic blister.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there are sharp edges and the suction cups of the arrows easily detach.

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.  

 

14
1294/10

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set

Brand: Police of Sets.

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900132503149; NO. 508.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of:

- a gun made of hard plastic, coloured black,

- 3 darts made of flexible plastic, coloured black, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups,

- a knife made of flexible plastic, coloured grey,

- a walkie-talkie made of flexible plastic, coloured black.

Packaging consists of cardboard with a transparent, plastic blister.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups of the arrows easily detach.

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.  

 

15
1295/10

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains plugs and adaptors

Brand: Bricman

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 090950, barcode 8424906909502

2. 090948, barcode 8424906909489

3. 090951, barcode 8424906909519

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. 3-way adaptor

2. Schuko-type multi-way adaptor

3. 4-way 10-A adaptor

Packaging: blister packs with a cardboard side carrying the following information: the brand, reference, barcode and the importer's details.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because live parts could be touched due to the fact that:

1. an inserted plug sits flush against the adaptor;

2. the adaptor has no shutters.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

16
1296/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter – "Toy Story" – Foldable Scooter

Brand: Disney Pixar

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3496271006006, ref. J100600, batch B10110-01 (dated 01/04/2010) and B10103-01 (dated 02/04/2010).

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding aluminium scooter with yellow and red wheels and handlebars with yellow hand grips. An image from "Toy Story" is printed on it. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because there is an exposed sharp edge on the brake / mudguard.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Belgium  

17
1297/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers

Brand: MISS GRANT

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW92104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s trousers in mauve with two drawstrings in the waist area and various decorative stones on the front right-hand side. Sizes: 6-13 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

18
1298/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s coat

Brand: LU LU

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW91401

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s coat in dark grey with a zip and a hood with two silver-coloured drawstrings. Sizes: 7-12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

19
1299/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s jacket

Brand: J & R

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 92159

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s jacket in black with a zip, two pockets and a hood with two drawstrings. The phrase “SOCCER ST” is printed on the front side, the letters “J” and ”R” are stitched over this phrase and the symbol “J & R” (on a white label with red letters) is stitched onto the hood. Sizes: 3-9 years

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
1300/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s coat

Brand: WINX CLUB

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: WW92901 (mauve), WW92902 (pink)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s coat in mauve or pink with a zip, two pockets in the front side and a hood with two drawstrings with toggles in the neck area. A picture of the WINX CLUB cartoon figures is stitched on the left in the chest area, and a silver metallic label with the logotype of the cartoon is stitched on the front side of the garment under the left pocket. Sizes: 6-8 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

21
1301/10

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment – Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

Brand:

1. Coppola Designer Hair Care;

2. Coppola Designer Hair Care.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy – Blonde Hair: hair treatment in a white plastic bottle with screw-cap lid, with black, grey & brown writing: "Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing treatment – Designed & Created for BLONDE HAIR “For professional use only” (8fl.oz/237ml)";

2. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment: hair treatment in a white plastic bottle with screw-cap lid, with black, grey / brown and red writing: "Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing treatment “For professional use only” (8fl.oz/237ml)".

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (1.9% and 1.7% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Germany  

22
1302/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s trousers

Brand: 65M

Name:

Type/number of model: Article ZW8118

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s trousers in blue or black with two side pockets, plus two other pockets with zips stitched onto the front of each leg, and two drawstrings at the waist. Sizes: 6-11 years

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
1303/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Decorative ball - Superpallo

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN-code 7332447835406 Art. Nr. 83540

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ball, diameter 9 cm, with liquid and glitter dust inside. Available in three different colours: pink, gold and silver.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it can focus sunlight and set fire to the surface on which it is placed.

Two incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

24
1304/10

Finland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle trailer

Brand: Energym

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle trailer for transporting children.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it may be possible for a child to touch the wheel spokes while the bicycle trailer is moving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the retailer.  

 

25
1305/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat

Brand: Eva Puzzle Mats

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 2000009230031

OECD Portal Category:

Description: EVA foam mat in the form of an educational puzzle.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking for children because it contains small parts that could be put in 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.  

 

26
1306/10

Finland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle trailer

Brand: Amazor

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle trailer for transporting children.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it may be possible for a child to touch the wheel spokes while the bicycle trailer is moving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the retailer.  

 

27
1307/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: MC Baby Girls

Name:

Type/number of model: 91-4613

Batch number/Barcode: S09CSS005

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange bikini for girls up to 2 years, with cords in the neck and chest area. The bottom part has a decorative bow with two beads on one side.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of free-end, halter-neck cords and functional cords with free ends at the back.

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

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

 

28
1308/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: Microbe Grant

Name:

Type/number of model: Article QW94442

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress in black with long sleeves and various patterns in white (circles), grey (half-moons) and mauve (leaves) in the area between the chest and the bottom of the dress. The garment bears two very long functional cords in the waist area. Sizes: 2-4 years.

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: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

29
1309/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s jacket

Brand: M+é

Name:

Type/number of model: Article NRW90637

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s jacket in pink artificial fur with two long cords in the neck area. Size: 9M (9 months old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
1310/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s blouson

Brand: Miss Grant

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW92852

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s blouson in mauve, white or black with a zip, two pockets and a hood with two drawstrings in the neck area. The garments bear decorative pearls in black on the outside of the pockets. Sizes: 6-11 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the hood area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

31
1311/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: 62M

Name:

Type/number of model: Article RW81662

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket in red with two outer pockets and three metallic silver buttons. The jacket bears internal grey cotton lining with a zip, a hood with two drawstrings in the neck area. The inner side of the lining consists of red and white stripes. Sizes: 2-13 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the hood area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

32
1312/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: MINI

Name:

Type/number of model: Art: A9MJ-25377, color: 27 (grey) or 80 (dark blue).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers in grey or dark blue with two side pockets and two drawstrings in the waist area. The word “MINI” appears on the right leg of the product. Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14A (years). Composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

33
1313/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s coat

Brand: WINX CLUB

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: WW92906

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s coat in mauve with pink, long sleeves, a zip, two external pockets at the front and a hood with two drawstrings with toggles in the neck area. A picture of the WINX CLUB cartoon figures is stitched onto the left-hand side of the chest area. Sizes: 6-8 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the hood area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

34
1314/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s sweatshirt

Brand: J & R

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 92168

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s sweatshirt in grey with a hood with two black drawstrings. The phrase “SEVENTYFOUR” is printed on the front side, and the symbol “J & R” is stitched over this phrase. Sizes: 4-9 years

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

35
1315/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: LU LU

Name:

Type/number of model: Article LW91422

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress in dark green with grey, long sleeves and grey lining. The garment bears long cords in the neck area. Sizes: 8-10 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

36
1316/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s jacket

Brand: Miss Grant

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW82653

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s jacket in red or black with 4 buttons and 2 drawstrings in the neck area, ending in spherical pom-poms. Sizes: 6-9 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

37
1317/10

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Shower screen for the bath

Brand: Bath

Name:

Type/number of model: Model K035-W, ref. LM14386050

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shower screen for the bath, one sheet of glass 85x140cm.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the hinge is prone to breakage when opening and closing, potentially causing the screen, which is made of tempered glass, to fall.

One accident reported.

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

 

38
1318/10

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - XT1200Z

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: XT1200Z, code 23P1/23P2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1200 cc motorcycle.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the top-box mounting plate may break as it is not sufficiently strong and this may cause the top-box to come off and fall from the motorcycle causing injuries to third parties.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Slovenia,
Germany,
Bulgaria,
The Netherlands,
Hungary,
Greece,
Finland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

39
1319/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toning cream - Maxi Tone Complexion Toning Milk with Vitamin E and Sunscreen

Brand: CLEAR N SMOOTH

Name:

Type/number of model: EXP Jan 2011, Net Wt. 6.5 fl. oz., EAN740939000114 Batch code: 04Jan09

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, white cream, perfumed; packaging: plastic bottle with label, wrapped in transparent film with additional adhesive label on the film.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.08% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied over a large area over a long period of time.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the wholesaler. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

40
1320/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Cushion cover - "Fleur" sofa cushion with stripes in different colours, 40 x 40 cm

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No 761070 / EAN Code: 4 035179 092903

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured textile cushion cover; vertical blue, cream, grey-blue and beige stripes, some with woven-in golden motifs, packed in a transparent, colourless, plastic, self-sealing bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The yellow textile material releases 135 mg/kg of 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

41
1321/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarves - Lainey

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 13642001731000000300, Article number 13642/00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two textile scarves, dark green/turquoise with black designs (flower motifs); presented without packaging, on a plastic ring with a hanger and a cardboard label attached.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the azo-dye "dispersion yellow 23" (706 mg/kg), which releases the carcinogenic amine 4-amino azobenzene (49 mg/kg). The product therefore does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

In addition, the product contains "dispersion orange 37/76" (165 mg/kg), which is sensitising on contact with the skin according to the expert working group "Textiles" related to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

42
1322/10

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pram / pushchair - Piccolino

Brand: Adbor

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combination pram/ pushchair. All four wheels are equipped with a parking mechanism.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because:

- there are openings where the fingers of a child can be entrapped;

- there are detachable small parts which could be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

Poland  

43
1323/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's halter-neck blouse

Brand: "Creem" girls collection

Name:

Type/number of model: Model code: 71-1427

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls halter-neck blouse supplied with cords with free-ends in the neck area. Brand "Creem" girls' collection, model code - 71-1427, height: 128 cm, 140 cm, 150 cm and 166 cm, composition: 95% cotton and 5% elastane. There is a pocket on the front as well as a decoration made of buttons and sewn mirrors. 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

44
1324/10

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Wrangler

Brand: Jeep

Name:

Type/number of model: Wrangler, JK (Recall campaign K15). Cars made from 22 April 2010 to 19 May 2010.

VIN numbers of the fourteen cars affected in Poland:

1J4HA6H58AL199635

1J4HA6H50AL202446

1J4HA2D52AL199435

1J4HA3H52AL196583

1J4HA3H56AL196585

1J4HA3H54AL196584

1J4HA2D5XAL199764

1J4HA3H52AL199774

1J4HA3H56AL199762

1J4HA3H58AL199763

1J4HA3H50AL199773

1J4HA3H58AL199651

1J4HA3H5XAL199652

1J4HA6H59AL202171

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the braking system may lose brake fluid, consequently reducing braking performance and increasing the risk of road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Spain,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Portugal  

45
1325/10

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative branches

Brand: Le Comptoir de Lise

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 3700469800049, TF8 4267

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative branches for arrangements, length 10 cm, with raspberries.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the imitation raspberries could be confused with real raspberries and swallowed by children.

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 and recall from consumers and destruction of the stock.  

 

46
1326/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's hair accessories: hair band

Brand: Huiyun

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of hair accessories for children: 1 plastic hair band and 5 elastics. On the inner side of the hair band there are two rows of sharp teeth and on the outer side there is an attached butterfly made of textile. The accessories are sold in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges which may injure the scalp of small children.

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

 

47
1327/10

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED Lights - LED-starry sky

Brand: S-LUCE

Name:

Type/number of model: S-LUCE Cosmos LED-starry sky

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A panel of lights with five drive-motors, five fan-motors and five reflector halogen lamps, which give the impression of a starry sky with changing luminosity and colour. Surface area 1.2m x 2.4m, estimated weight 30 kg.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries, because the lights can fall down (approximately 30 kg!) if not correctly attached to the ceiling and the installation instructions are missing;

- electric shock due to insufficient insulation (basic insulation) on the internal wiring. Requirements for protection category II are not completely met.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by importer.  

 

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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.

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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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