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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 43 (Published on: 29/10/2010)

Corrigendum
Notification 1202/10 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities.

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
1559/10

Hungary

Category: Other

Product: Fire extinguisher - Stop Fire

Brand: Walser

Name:

Type/number of model: JO0208

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fire extinguisher for household use - water based foam. Net weight: 1000 g.

Country of origin: Austria


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the labelling on the product could give the user a false sense of security:

- a pictogram incorrectly indicates that the product can be used to extinguish class “C” fires involving flammable gases;

- it is not indicated that the product is only suitable for extinguishing the initial stage of fires.

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

 

2
1560/10

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Scooter

Brand: Spartan Sport

Name:

Type/number of model: 318

Batch number/Barcode: 9 001741 003184

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White-yellow-red coloured foldable scooter with aluminium frame, packaged in cardboard box. Weight limit indicated on box is 70 kg.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:

- fingers can become trapped between folding parts;

- the user’s hands can slip off the handlebars because the retaining plugs for the handlebar grips can come out easily;

- the steering column does not have sufficient strength and can deform;

- the accessible parts of the rear wheel-fork are sharp and have protruding sharp points.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14619.

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

 

3
1561/10

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard - BurnOut

Brand: Skateboard Hot Wheels

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 980066, bar code: 4 040333 220085

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skateboard, 31 x 7.75 cm. The wheels are made out of polyurethane (50 x 30mm). On the bottom of the board there is a yellow sports car on a black background. Weight limit: Category B (up to 50 kg).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the supports for the wheel axles do not have sufficient strength and can bend and crack, which would affect the controllability of the skateboard causing the user to lose balance.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

4
1562/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter - Scooter Alu 2 Roues

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 690899 (SCO/067). Bar code: 3 245671 407346

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable scooter made from aluminium alloy with two red semi-transparent plastic wheels. Maximum weight 50 kg. The colour is blue. Ladybird sticker on top.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the fingers of a child could get trapped in gaps between moving parts.

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.  

 

5
1563/10

Ireland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic musical animals - Musical Roll Along Playmates

Brand: Navystar

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4891622050391 No. 65039-E.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy imitating caterpillar with 5 musical buttons that also light up. Product suitable for 18 months +. Batteries supplied contain mercury.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the button cells are easily accessible and can be swallowed.

One reported case of a baby swallowing the batteries.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

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

Sweden,
Czech Republic  

6
1564/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter - Transformers

Brand: Stamp

Name:

Type/number of model: P/O#-B9260-01, bar code: 3 245671 877361

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable scooter made from aluminium alloy with two red plastic spoked-looking wheels. Maximum weight 50 kg. The colour is blue.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the fingers of a child could get trapped in gaps between moving parts.

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.  

 

7
1565/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toys for babies including inflatable balls

Brand: FISHER PRICE

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground: ref. 73408

2. Crawl & Slide Arcade: ref. B2408

3. Ocean Wonders Aquarium: ref. H8094

4. Baby Goal: ref. K0476

5. 1-2-3 Tetherball: ref. J0327

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The withdrawal from the market includes the following models: Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground, Crawl & Slide Arcade, Ocean Wonders Aquarium, Baby Goal and 1-2-3 Tetherball. The code and date for the Ocean Wonders Aquarium are on the back of the label fixed to the mattress. The code and date for the 1-2-3 Tetherball are located on the lower part of the base. If the fourth digit of the six-digit code is 7 or less, the product is included in the withdrawal. Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground (Product 73408): For children aged six months and above. The Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground has three types of play, permitting crawling, pulling and cruising and walking inside and out. Crawl & Slide Arcade (Product B2408): For children aged nine months and above. Becomes the baby's first imaginative playground. Ocean Wonders Aquarium (Product H8094): For newborn and older babies. This is a gymnasium with two bars to which toys are attached. The gymnasium is converted into a play area to enable the child to crawl. 1-2-3 Tetherball (Product J0327): For children aged six months and above. Big inflatable ball with base light. Baby Goal (Product K0476): For children aged six months and above. Football goalposts with dismountable ball.

Country of origin: Mexico


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the valve of the inflatable balls of these toys many become detached and be swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

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

Hungary,
Sweden,
Malta,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Greece,
Norway,
Portugal,
Finland,
Iceland  

8
1566/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rampway - Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway

Brand: FISHER PRICE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model LITTLE PEOPLE WHEELIES STAND 'N PLAY RAMPWAY Ref. T5095

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The withdrawal from the market concerns only purple and green vehicles from the Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway ® with model number T5095 identified by the “Mexico” brand that do not have a yellow dot on their lower part. The Stand 'n Play Rampway includes cars from the new Little People® "Wheelies" collection, which contain Little People dolls and which a child can push up and down the ramps contained in the toy. They are recommended for children aged between eighteen months and five years. The reference number is stamped both on the box containing the toy and on the lower part of the grey base of the Stand 'n Play Rampway.

Country of origin: Mexico


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the wheels of the purple and green cars can become detached and be swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

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

Sweden,
Ireland,
Luxembourg,
Denmark,
Finland,
Portugal  

9
1567/10

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric fan - Air40

Brand: Esperia

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 743292

Batch number/Barcode: 8024972645467

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Floor-standing electric fan. Voltage 230 V – Power 45 W - Class II.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the internal wiring supplying power to the motor and the power supply cable are not effectively protected against tensile stresses.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

10
1568/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - S80, V70, XC70 and S60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: S80, V70, XC70 and S60. Model year 2010 and 2011. See attached list of VIN numbers

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Sweden

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there may be an electrical problem with the driver's airbag. The problem will cause the message "Airbag system service required" to be displayed. If the driver ignores the warning however, the driver's airbag may not deploy as intended, or not deploy at all, in the event of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Denmark,
Iceland,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Greece,
The Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Spain,
Poland,
Finland  

11
1569/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter

Brand: Stuf

Name:

Type/number of model: model S1000, article No: 1000754, bar code: 4 047818 751812.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable scooter with two wheels. The colour is black and white, with red and yellow decoration (stars and flames). Maximum weight is 50 kg.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient strength and the steering column can bend, leading to loss of control, and because the fingers of a child could get caught in gaps between the moving parts.

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.  

 

12
1570/10

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Crazy Creek

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. 149535, bar code: 7 611311 603083

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skateboard. The upper surface is black, the bottom is decorated with white and yellow patterns.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the platform does not have sufficient strength and can break, resulting in the user falling.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

13
1571/10

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard - Fire street board – Crazy Fire

Brand: U-Punky

Name:

Type/number of model: Cool Design 2, bar code: 5999042301006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skateboard decorated with two gun-holding figures. The product has aluminium alloy trucks and plastic wheels. According to the instructions manual the product is not suitable for anyone who weighs over 80 kg.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the surface of the board is slippery and the user could slip off, and because the axle supports are not sufficiently strong and can break.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

14
1572/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden building toy

Brand: CUBURI MARI CU ROTI

Name:

Type/number of model: 0663

Batch number/Barcode: 6422906000276

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Building toy consisting of elements of various shapes in a wooden box supplied with wheels (looks like a little cart).

Country of origin: Romania


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Choking,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of choking because the smallest wooden part could be swallowed and strangulation because the pulling cord affixed to the little cart is too long.

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

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

 

15
1573/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Over garment for children

Brand: Sancred Denim

Name:

Type/number of model: model: 1. 78501; 2. 78503

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Over garment with zips, a hood and drawstrings at the neck area with 3 dimensional plastic toggles and knots on both ends. Size: 92/98

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

 

16
1574/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-piece children overall

Brand: S&R

Name:

Type/number of model: model: MC0605

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece children overall the exterior is purple and the interior is green. The coat contains hood and zips. The exterior is decorated with a green stitched butterfly and rhinestones. The hood contains a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 90

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

 

17
1575/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweat suit for boys

Brand: Arino

Name:

Type/number of model: model: F-824,

Batch number/Barcode: 2008111018240

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweat suit for boys containing sweatshirt and trousers. Green and white coloured striped sweatshirt with a hood. The interior is light green. The shirt contains an RS BORUDS writing. Next to the writing it also contains a stitched green lion. The hood is equipped with a drawstring with two 3 dimensional knots on ends. The trousers do not contain any strings. Size: 98

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

 

18
1576/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-piece baby garment

Brand: Dong

Name:

Type/number of model: model, A-15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece baby garment containing a winter coat and suspender trousers. The coat has zips and a hood. The front of the coat is decorated with a “happy cat” and “kids” writings. The chest area is decorated by a stitched rabbit and a seal. The sewn-on pockets are shaping an apple and a cat. The hood is containing a drawstring with 3 dimensional knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The size of the product is 12M.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

 

19
1577/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Winter coat for children

Brand: Good children

Name:

Type/number of model: model: DH-802

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink winter coat with a sewn-on pocket on the front. The bottom part is decorated with stitched flowers. The hood contains a drawstring with 3 dimensional knots and toggles on the ends. Size: 3

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

Czech Republic  

20
1578/10

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair straightening treatment - Acai Professional Smoothing Solution

Brand: Brazilian Blowout

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1 litre (34 oz) brown plastic bottle with white lid, white and brown writing and a rust coloured flower picture to front.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive level of free Formaldehyde (8.8% and 9.5% in two samples).

In addition, the list of ingredients, as on the Product Formula and MSDS provided, includes methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBG), which should not be present in any cosmetic products.

One incident reported.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall of the product by the distributor.  

 

21
1579/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy trumpet

Brand: Igra Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 871421707010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden, red and yellow, toy trumpet.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece easily detaches and is a small part that could be swallowed by a child.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

22
1580/10

Denmark

Category: Machinery

Product: Cutting attachment for grass cutters - Profi Predator

Brand: Ratioparts

Name:

Type/number of model: art. No 6-565

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cutting attachment for grass cutters with three metal chains. Used for brush cutting.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the metal chains are subject to high stresses during normal use and can consequently break, ejecting parts at high speed which could hit persons in the vicinity. The operator could also be hit on the leg by ejected parts, as the guards of brush cutting machines are not designed to withstand the kinetic energy of ejected parts of a metal chain.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

23
1581/10

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Plisata Igraca

Brand: Tender Moments

Name:

Type/number of model: item No. 145-307, EAN 5050565065841

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush sheep with flower.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (plastic label and eye) can be easily detached from the toy and swallowed by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

24
1582/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Valle Karhunen

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 91457D in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white bear with brown nose tip and brown plastic eyes. The label attached to the toy contains text “Valle Karhunen”. Length from nose to tail is approximately 27 cm.

Country of origin: Indonesia


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the eyes), which fit into the small parts cylinder, can easily come off.

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.  

 

25
1583/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Carnival mask - Lidex

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8100000099058

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Carnival mask in the form of a clown's face, packed in transparent film.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toy's green polymer material contains 17% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.317% by weight 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: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

26
1584/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Purse

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: INO-25-035-02 / 10103343

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black leather purse, approximately 7.6 x 5.9 cm, with press-stud closing loop; one inside compartment; two skin-coloured figures stamped on one outside surface; black gauze-type textile lining; with one pouch of silica gel (6 x 3 cm).

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black textile lining contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine benzidine (390 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Germany  

27
1585/10

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Colouring shampoo - “BIO EXTRATUS HOMEM - Shampoo cabelos grisalhos - cevada e nogueira”

Brand: BIO EXTRATUS

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch Number 1004/002 (Volume: 250 ml) and 1004/187 (Volume: 250 ml).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colouring shampoo, for man with grey hair, presented in a blue package with blue cap.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The products poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient “CI 51319 (Violet 23)” as declared in the label, which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products when used as a substance in hair dye products by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

28
1586/10

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric terrace awning - Sunea CSI RTS

Brand: Somfy

Name:

Type/number of model:

1113212 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 20/17 VVF 3M

1113213 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 20/17 RRF 3M

1115198 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 30/17 VVF 3M

1115202 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 30/17 RRF 3M

1117219 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 40/12 VVF 3M

1117220 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 RRF 3M

1118165 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 VVF 3M

1118166 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 RRF 3M

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric terrace awning.

Country of origin: France


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock for anyone coming into contact with a metallic part of the awning under the following circumstances:

- the handle of the integrated emergency control for the motor has been used,

- use of the handle has caused the swivel connector to jam,

- the jammed swivel connector has caused the hood of the electronic chassis inside the motor to open,

- the opening of the chassis hood has led to the chassis support breaking due to the strain increment,

- the connection wires of the electrical power cable have been pulled out following the rotation,

- one of the two power cables is disconnected and the other has just touched a metallic part of the motor (crankcase),

- the earthing cable is completely disconnected.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

Hungary,
Greece,
Poland  

29
1587/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Astra J and Meriva B

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2011 model year vehicles:

- Astra J vehicles, with VIN numbers from B 8 012507 to B 8 016159 and from B G 013718 to B G 028039;

- Meriva B vehicles, with VIN numbers from B 4 023636 to B 4 061403.

Only vehicles with a passenger seat without seat height adjustment are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom,
Poland,
Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bolts connecting the passenger seat rails to the seat frame could break in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Ireland,
Germany,
Sweden,
Malta,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Finland,
Portugal  

30
1588/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Beach ball - Pelota Playa - Tarta de Fresa

Brand: BOYS TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259206927

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a beach ball. The ball has coloured stripes. The middle is pink with pictures of strawberries. It is packaged in a cardboard box on which the following is marked: beach ball. Strawberry tart.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toy's green polymer material contains 27% 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.

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

 

31
1589/10

Greece

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother - PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+

Brand: CHICCO

Name:

Type/number of model: CHICCO PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+, LOT 1009120051/12/2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pacifier (soother) of caoutchouk, packed in blister with white cardboard label and the following inscription in blue: “CHICCO PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+, ORTHODONTIC CHICCO SYSTEM”.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 166.2 μg/kg extractable nitrosable amines (as NA) - N-nitroso-dimethylamine (NDMA).

The product does not comply with the Directive 93/11/EC and with the relevant European standard EN 12868.

Compulsory measures: Recall from the consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Denmark,
Bulgaria,
Spain  

32
1590/10

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension lead

Brand: Halotec

Name:

Type/number of model: SK08103

Batch number/Barcode: 8435100506435

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 metre extension lead in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- a higher-power plug can be inserted at the base of the extension lead;

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

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national and European standards, UNE 20315 and EN-60238.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

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1591/10

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - V60, V70, XC70, S80, XC90

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

V60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02

V70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10

XC70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10

S80 - e4*2001/116*0057*14

XC90 - e9*2001/116*0046*22

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the standard wheel bolts (the locking wheel bolts are not affected) may corrode leading to noise and/or vibration, and, if left, to a wheel becoming loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Greece,
Hungary,
Finland,
The Netherlands  

34
1592/10

Latvia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp - Berta Lamka

Brand: Ultra Lighting

Name:

Type/number of model: 506001-17, EAN 5906737302064

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table/reading lamp with metallic shade in yellow, stand covered with plastic in red, stand base in blue. Packed in cardboard box.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have a cord anchorage mechanism (the cord is anchored by a knot) and there is no isolating bushing of the internal wires.

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 and recall from consumers.  

 

35
1593/10

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Lamp oil - Colour flame lamp refill, ruby red

Brand: FAERIE FLAMES

Name:

Type/number of model: Plastic bottle, 250 ml - EAN 5060075371127

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic bottle with lamp refill oil and an oil lamp.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it is classified as toxic and highly flammable and the closure is not child-safe. Therefore, the bottle can be easily opened by children.

Furthermore the product the danger symbols of toxic and highly flammable are missing, as well as the obligatory R&S sentences. Flame point: < 21°C Methanol: 25.0% w/w/ Ethanol: 56.2% w/w

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EG.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

36
1594/10

Poland

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decoration balls - Seven Color Crystal Boll

Brand: EM & EM

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Seven Color Crystal Boll BH9K081,
2) Seven Color Crystal Boll SIM2921

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 5907626231595,
2) 5907626210996

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product is crystal soil/water gel in form of irregular cubes packed in clear plastic bags. Product use is: for indoor planting and decoration. Crystal gel is sold in yellow, purple, dark blue, green, orange and red colours.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the appearance, shape (similar to jelly beans or sweets) and packaging (with picture of little girl) is such that it could be mistaken for food, especially by children. Product expands more than 50% in any dimension and in case of swallowing by child it may cause gastrointestinal occlusion or internal injuries.

One accident reported.

The products do 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: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Bulgaria,
Czech Republic  

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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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