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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 08/10/2010)

Corrigenda
Notification 1113/10 from report 29 of 2010 has been removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the national authorities.
The risk description of notification 0278/10 from week 7 of 2010 has been updated.

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No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
1469/10

France

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas cooking hob

Brand: Listo

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: TG L4b – white; Retailer’s code: 847484

Batch number/Barcode: 3497678474849

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Factory product code: SV6EG243

Build-in gas cooking hob with four rings. White.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because gas can leak from the taps, as a result of the poor heat resistance of the internal rubber seals, when used under conditions that lead to high tap temperatures (60–80°).

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.

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

 

2
1470/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ford Ranger

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: J97

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pick-up truck. The vehicles in question were manufactured between 15 May 2007 and 25 July 2008 with type approval numbers 022A1011V…20V and POCC DE.MT02.E03777.

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bracket of the automatic gearbox lever may break and as a result gear changes might not occur. If the gears were actually in "neutral" when the lever was in the "parking" position, the vehicle could roll away unexpectedly if the handbrake was not on and the vehicle was on an incline.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Greece,
Poland,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

3
1471/10

Sweden

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Earphones - Stereo Earphones

Brand: Exibel

Name:

Type/number of model: DX963, Bar code: 7393173151383, art. No 38-2485 NS663, Bar code: 7393173151871, art. No 38-2376

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pair of black and a pair of white earphones made of plastic with a metal ring around the earpiece.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a risk of allergic reactions due to the release of nickel (1.3 – 4.3 µg/cm²/week) in the metal rings which could be in prolonged contact with the ear.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Finland  

4
1472/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of baby’s rattles - Handbell toys

Brand: Junyi

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 74, EAN code: 3604823732413

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of baby’s rattles comprises 7 pieces varicoloured plastic rattles of different shapes. Packed in cardboard box with transparent plastic window in the front.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle in the shape of a key can easily crack and release small parts that fit entirely into the small parts test cylinder. Other rattles did not comply with the requirements on shape and size of some toys.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
1473/10

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Night light

Brand: Tiaoguangdeng

Name:

Type/number of model: NO.01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light for mains socket made from white PVC with a red cover for the light and a red switch. Packed in a blue-violet cardboard box with a picture of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it is made from a material which is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire and may consequently deform leading to the possibility that live parts can be accessed.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

6
1474/10

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Night light - Home Decor Night Light

Brand: Euro-one

Name:

Type/number of model: EP1300 (on the pack),
QS-05 (on the product)

Batch number/Barcode: 8800130032139

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light for mains socket with switch, cover from white PVC with a picture of a flying pig with wings and text “there is nothing so beautiful as the creation of a new life”. Packed in yellow cardboard box with transparent plastic window.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it is made from a material which is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire and may consequently deform leading to the possibility that live parts can be accessed. It poses a particular risk for children because it is decorated with a child-appealing motif which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged in the socket.

The 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.  

Hungary  

7
1475/10

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring

Brand: Diana

Name:

Type/number of model: MPM1009, EAN 4750959004968

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim ring crab, multicoloured (yellow, white, black) on a red base. There are warnings in English. The product is packed in a transparent bag containing a sticker with the name of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toy’s red polymer material contains 19.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.49% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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 stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

8
1476/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toy - Growing Spider

Brand: Blue 2

Name:

Type/number of model: 7B3009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic spider in two colours that expands. Packaged in a plastic bag with a header card ‘GROWING SPIDER’ on the reverse are the age and choking hazard warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Health risk / other

The product poses a risk of choking because the legs can be easily pulled off from the body of the spider and could be put in the mouth. The legs could cause adverse health affects if they were swallowed because they could expand in the stomach.

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.  

Ireland  

9
1477/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animals - Ocean Animal

Brand: Ausini

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 73-S707 Barcode 5205066730587

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of Plastic Ocean Animals (Fish, Octopus, Turtle, etc.) Warning Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 4.01% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 4.67% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.43% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

10
1478/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Bratz Sasha Doll

Brand: Mga Entertainment

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 258322

Batch number/Barcode: 035051258322

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with extra clothes and accessories. Warning Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 24.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.32% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

12
1480/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Soft ball - Soft stuffed ball

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8013510300531

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 4 Plastic Soft Balls - Warning Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 48.8% 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

13
1481/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Catwalk Fashion Doll

Brand: Beauty

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 38035

Batch number/Barcode: 0258352000036

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll in a plastic cylindrical window box with surfing board. Warning Choking Hazard. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 33.62% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and 0.16% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) while the arms of the doll contain 0.80% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.24% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The legs of the doll contain 2.48% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.39% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

Bulgaria  

14
1482/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Hoavico

Name:

Type/number of model: A 418

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush duck with length of 23 cm, yellow, with eyes and yellow hair on the head and with a suction cup on white string. Cardboard label attached to the product with marking A418.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, can be easily detached from the duck. The suction cup with the string fits also into the small part cylinder.

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.  

 

15
1483/10

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s high chair - Bobas

Brand: Bocian

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s high chair, plastic seat part with motives of grey elephants. Packed in cardboard box.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because rearward stability is not sufficient and it could tip over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
1484/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy - Toys

Brand: Dolseta

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 91029

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Push-along butterfly, bar code 91029, made from hard plastic in pink and purple colours on two wheels with push handle. Into wheels in two slots are inserted clear plastic balls with beads posing rattle. There are colourful stickers with plastic wrap on the toy. Pushed butterfly is moving and flapping wings. Fasteners (screws) and the wheel axle - metal. Toy, mass 117 g, dimensions 600 x 365 x 140 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, because it contains small parts (part of the connection pushing handle, wheel) which fit into the small part cylinder. Furthermore, hard plastic edges and surfaces are available.

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.  

 

17
1485/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Brassi Chic Girl

Brand: Co Creation & Distribution Ltd

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 2350

Batch number/Barcode: 4891927023502

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fashion doll 29 cm in a cardboard window box with stand and other accessories. Warning Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 59.4% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.85% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

18
1486/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Children's watch and set - Stylish Set

Brand: Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. No. TY06153/MT1800

Batch number/Barcode: 3390503833494

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 8 pieces fashion fun set in blister card. The toy accessories are attached to a multicoloured cardboard box containing a plastic watch, hair pins, rings, bracelets, etc. Warning Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the watch contains 0.28% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

Greece  

19
1487/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy - Toys

Brand: Dolseta

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 91028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Push-along airplane, bar code 91028, toy made from hard plastic, of different colours on three wheels with push handle with smile face - plane. The colourful toy has stickers with plastic wrap. Fasteners (screws) and the wheel axle - metal. Moved aircraft moves and sounds, eyelashes blinking, tongue rolled out, rotating propeller. Toy, mass 194 g, dimensions 260 x 250 x 165 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, because it contains small parts (part of the connection pushing handle, wheel) which fit into the small part cylinder. Furthermore, hard plastic edges and surfaces are available.

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.  

 

20
1488/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's toy - Baby’s Deluxe Toys – Soft Developmental Toys

Brand: Happy Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no. HB097

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby Toy In Plastic Bag - Warning 0+, All New Materials, 100% Polyester Fibres.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 0.38% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

21
1489/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Fashion Girl - Doll 15 cm

Brand: Tian Fu Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 1181/1182/1183;

Batch number/Barcode: 8013511862274

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll, 15 cm, in a cardboard box. Warning. Not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 14.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 5.72% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.31% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

22
1490/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic pyramid of rings - Pyramid Of Rings - Pyramides Des Anneaux

Brand: Tigex / Hutchinson

Name:

Type/number of model: R:646 190 -2K;

Batch number/Barcode: 3159926461901

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pyramid of 7 Plastic Multicoloured Rings, +6 Month.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the plastic material contains 0.66% 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

23
1491/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Lovely Baby

Brand: Zaislas

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. 3393

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll sold in clear plastic bag with colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 25.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.12% of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

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: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

24
1492/10

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy's sandals

Brand: Cars

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 6402993900, Art. No. 531388

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy's sandals made of synthetics and textile, coloured red with white lining. Printed on the sandals: McQueen, 95 and a picture of the cartoon character McQueen.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 1.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.28% by weight of di-"isobutyl" phthalate (DIBP). The sandals may be worn by a child with bare feet for many hours, in which case the child's feet would be in intense contact with the plastic and the child's exposure to phthalates could be very high.

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

 

25
1493/10

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tops

Brand: Lindex

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Star Wars: 6301141

2. Hello Kitty: 6341035

3. Hello Kitty: 6390015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Children's T-shirt, green with printed silver text, “Star Wars”.

2. Children’s short sleeve top, red with white polka dots, yellow with white polka dots and print, “Hello Kitty”.

3. Children’s short sleeve top, pink with print, “Hello Kitty”.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the green top contains 3.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the pink top contains 0.68% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 2.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the yellow top contains 0.12% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 1.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the red top contains 2.7% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), 0.17% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 0.39% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP) and 0.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Finland,
Estonia  

26
1494/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy set - Activity & Sport

Brand: Dodo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. S1081; Bar code: 4770364150296

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy set – ball and two cubes, sold in a clear plastic bag with a colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the ball shell contains 0.23% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the cube shell contains 3.32% 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: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

27
1495/10

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension lead

Brand: m MAKEL

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set: white multiple socket outlets with switch, with four, five and six sockets; packaged in a plastic bag stapled to a cardboard label; the upper and lower parts are joined by cross-headed screws. 3.10 m connecting cable with moulded, grounded plug; inscription: "m MAKEL", CE mark and GS mark on the cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient;

- the earth lead has no metal conductor;

- live leads are soldered onto contact surfaces;

- the cord anchorage is inadequate.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
1496/10

France

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas cooking hob

Brand: Far

Name:

Type/number of model: TGS40X

Batch number/Barcode: 3451552895816

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas cooking hob to be built in, comprising 4 burners – stainless steel finish.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because wear of the gas valve seal could cause a gas leak.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.

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

 

29
1497/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Ball and catcher - Toys

Brand: Superior

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code named by importer 4770364150364

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear plastic bag with colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.63% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). It also contains a negligible quantity of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to 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: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
1498/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - City Style

Brand: Vogue Beauty

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. 2072A; bar code 2000508536160

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll in cardboard and plastic box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 27.06% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). It also contains a negligible quantity of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to 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: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

31
1499/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's set

Brand: Lily

Name:

Type/number of model: 790124

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set for children up to 7 years of age: a waistcoat with functional cords in the hood and a pair of trousers 7/8 with functional cords in the waist area with stoppers attached to the free ends. In the left area of the waistcoat and the trousers there is a printed inscription "elegant boys". The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the hood with free ends, and cords in the waist area that are not attached to the garment at at least one point equidistant from the exit points.

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

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

 

32
1500/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and accessories

Brand: Girl set Beauty

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. AB01; Bar code named by importer 2000508536245

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardboard-plastic box

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 50% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). It also contains a negligible quantity of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to 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: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

33
1501/10

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sets

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Children's set 3-parts Grace, size 98 cm, art. WT8166, bar code: 5999011581668;

2. Seagull baby shirt, size 12 months, Art. CSQ28022, bar code not indicated;

3. Seagull baby shirt, size 6 months, Art. CSQ55163, bar code 545321697.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Pink (pants, jacket) and white colour (shirt) knitted material, decorated with shiny silver and red hard plastic crystals.

2. Lilac-coloured knitted material, shirt front is decorated with shiny silver and blue coloured hard plastic crystals.

3. Dark pink knitted material, shirt front is decorated with shiny silver-coloured hard plastic crystals.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts which can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

34
1502/10

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Legacy/Outback

Brand: Subaru

Name:

Type/number of model: 2010 model, 2.0R, 2.5 CVT, 3.6R and 2.OD. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Under certain circumstances, there is a possibility that the driver’s airbag will not deploy in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Lithuania  

35
1503/10

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser Pointer - Laser Star Manual

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylindrical silver/black laser pointer with clip and a sensing device including two batteries; packaging: black box in white wrapping.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3 laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

36
1504/10

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: T-shirt

Brand: Step Comfort

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Navy blue and red cotton T-shirts, both in size XXL

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the navy blue colour releases 1100 mg/kg of benzidine and the red colour releases 910 mg/kg of benzidine from azo dyes. These values exceed the permitted limit (30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

37
1505/10

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air gun - M39 Air Soft Gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: M39

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Air gun with laser sighting device which projects a red laser beam onto a potential target for the gun. The laser device is marked as being a Class 3A laser.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3 laser. The measured output was 5.89mW.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Compulsory measures: Safety warning notice issued by the authorities.  

 

38
1506/10

Ireland

Category: Toys

Product: Set with cosmetics and jewellery - Beauty Assistant Personal make up

Brand: Teresa

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The rectangular plastic cosmetic set contains 6 eye shadows and one lipstick. Toy/novelties included earrings and two rings.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pink eyeshadow contains 506.9 mg/kg of lead and the yellow eyeshadow contains 480.3 mg/kg of lead, which is classified as carcinogenic of category 1 and toxic for reproduction of category 2.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

39
1507/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers

Brand: Miss Grant

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW92100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s trousers in mauve with two drawstrings in the waist area. The side seams are decorated with a brown textile line. At the lower end of the legs there are elastic straps that fit under the feet of the user. Sizes: 6-12 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.  

 

40
1508/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable plastic dog - Dalmatian Dog 21’’ Inflatable

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 81241

Batch number/Barcode: 821808812417

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable plastic dog (53 cm) - warning choking hazard - not a life saving device.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the plastic material contains 0.29% by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 43.1 % by weight di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.31% by weight di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

41
1509/10

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic cars - Wader Car

Brand: Knuffie

Name:

Type/number of model: Art 05060

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red toy car, made from hard plastic.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

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

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 distributor.  

 

42
1510/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Canlier Doll

Brand: Hawaiian Sunlight

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8100020051821

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll in a cardboard window box with accessories. Warning Choking Hazard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 69.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.67% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) while the body of the doll contains 0.99% by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

43
1511/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Girl Vernal - Fairylike Doll

Brand: Jian Xin

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. C3207

Batch number/Barcode: 2200020032861

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll in a cardboard window box with accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 73.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.11% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) while the body of the doll contains 11.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.21% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 4.01% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.33% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

44
1512/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Lovely Baby Doll

Brand: Magnificent Reach

Name:

Type/number of model: No. HD3006

Batch number/Barcode: 4990876096176

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll dressed in red in a cardboard window box with milk bottle.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 73.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.67% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.13% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

45
1513/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Toy sword

Brand: Musketeer Sword

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 7100010005385

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy sword in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 1.02% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

46
1514/10

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll - Stylish Doll Series

Brand: Unknown (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. GD18

Batch number/Barcode: 7100010008119

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll in a cardboard window box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 53.4% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) while the body of the doll contains 3.08% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 5.24% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.19% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  

 

47
1515/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s hair bands

Brand: Takistir

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 3705,

Batch number/Barcode: 8697970002411

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair accessories – children’s hair bands. The products are available in various colours and are made of plastic. There are two rows of teeth on the inner side and on the outer side there is a textile band and a ribbon on which there is a flower with a stone.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of head injuries for children because of the presence of sharp edges on the teeth.

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

 

48
1516/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tire repair kits for bikes

Brand:

1. YONG CHENG - JIN SHONG

2. YONG CHENG - RED SUN

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. TIRE REPAIR KIT' for bicycles Vulcanising solution (glue): Article No: CTG-0903 as shown in the catalogue

2. COLD PATCH-48 PCS 'Sprint cycle accessory' repair kit: Article No. CTG-0901 as shown in the catalogue

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. The cardboard and transparent plastic packaging displays the components of the kit. The GMI logo is visible at the top right and, just below that, the description: TIRE REPAIR KIT. The contents are tyre repair patches and a little green-coloured tube containing approximately 10 grams of glue. This is marked: “Rubber Cement” and “RED SUN”.

2. The article is packed on a cardboard rectangle. The top cover carries the picture of a burst tyre with a dual carriageway running through the centre carrying a car, a bus and a motorcycle. The sub-code RS4803 appears at the top left. The RED SUN trademark and logo appear on the right. The label carries the text SPRINT CYCLE ACCESSORIES, a further sub-code (RP0903) and a barcode (8000000611536). The tube contains approximately 20 grams of glue. It carries the RED SUN brand and logo.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 30% by weight of toluene.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

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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.

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