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Report 49 (Published on: 10/12/2010)

Corrigendum
Notification 1479/10 of report 40 of 2010 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX system and from the RAPEX website 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
1795/10

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Shower and bath gel - Bagno Schiuma

Brand: Titillapapilla

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Shower and bath gel, wild strawberries, EAN code: 8 008860 010735

2. Shower and bath gel, caramel, EAN code: 8 008860 010988

3. Shower and bath gel, chocolate, EAN code: 8 008860 010742

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear plastic bottle (400 ml) with plastic screw top

Pink, viscous liquid

Odour: fruity – strawberry, chocolate or caramel

Taste: unpleasant, but not bitter

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because consumers, and particularly small children and the elderly, could mistake the product in question for a foodstuff, owing to its form and appearance, and consequently place it in their mouth and swallow it. Because of the product's detergent content, this represents a serious health risk (toxic pneumonia).

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.  

Greece  

2
1796/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for girls

Brand: GRACE

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. WT 9017,

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011590172

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sweatshirt with hood and zip for girls containing drawstring, passed through a channel around the chest area, with a 3 dimensional knot and a metal toggle. The string is fixed in at one point on the back. The garment contains purple “dance” writing. Around the channel and the writing the garment is decorated with artificial stones. Size: 98

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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

 

3
1797/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trousers for boys

Brand: B.S.T

Name:

Type/number of model: model: K15-005, bar code: 6942145607628

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trousers made for small boys, with a drawstring in the waistband. The size is 98.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

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

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.  

 

4
1798/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for children - Gyermek pulóver

Brand: Benfish

Name:

Type/number of model: model: 1049204

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light brown sweatshirt with a hood containing a drawstring. The front of the sweatshirt has the inscription “Restless Benfish” and a pirate head decoration; there is another pirate decoration on the right sleeve. The size is 90.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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.  

 

5
1799/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Sanbest

Name:

Type/number of model: SB 370

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt in various colours. The sweatshirt includes a hood with a drawstring with toggles on the end. Size: 98-122.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood, and choking because the toggles can be easily detached and swallowed.

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.  

 

6
1800/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: SUN & RISE

Name:

Type/number of model: RT-57

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece young child's outfit with a zipped sweatshirt with pockets. The sweatshirt is fluffy on the inside, has a hood with a drawstring and two plastic toggles on the end. On the front of the sweatshirt there is the inscription “HIP HOP street games 26”. The sleeves of the trousers have stripes down the side. The elastic waistband of the trousers contains a drawstring. Size: 92.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood, and choking because the toggles can be easily detached and swallowed.

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.  

 

7
1801/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - Nagy torony

Brand: Fakopancs

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No: 230095

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 10 piece, wooden building toy, the final part is sphere shaped. The 10 pieces have different sizes and colours. The toy is packed in plastic.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be swallowed.

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.  

 

8
1802/10

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Laser sight for airgun - Laser Sight for Air Soft Guns

Brand: Action Sport Games (ASG)

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 15198 / barcode 5 707 843 025 201

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser sight for air guns powered by three LR-44 (3-volt) batteries.

Country of origin: Denmark


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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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the exporter.  

 

9
1803/10

Greece

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Junior

Name:

Type/number of model: C207 (J-207R)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic baby walker in green and yellow, with a rocking function for babies from 6 to 12 months. The product has a textile seat and a metal foldable construction, which includes a yellow tray with toys. There is a label attached with product brand, instructions and warnings. The product is packed in white cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there are circular holes (openings) with dimensions between 5 and 12 mm under the tray as well as in the mechanism for adjusting the seat which can cause finger entrapment,

- 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.  

 

10
1804/10

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative candles - Fruit Candle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art No. S-062/1-0400,

Batch number/Barcode: 8 429283 104007

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative candle in the shape of a yellow pear (approximate dimensions: maximum diameter 7 cm, height 8 cm). The candle is packed in a transparent cubic plastic box (approximate length of edge: 8 cm), with an internal yellow cardboard base.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (pear). This may lead children to put it in their mouth, bite it into pieces and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
1805/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's clothing set

Brand: LOSAN

Name:

Type/number of model: ROSA FLUO, code: 018-803404

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby girl’s clothing set consisting of three parts: a sleeveless T-shirt, short tights and a skirt. The T-shirt and the tights are pink with orange and mauve horizontal stripes, with the inscription in silver “LET’S GO” on the front. The skirt is white, with the inscription in silver “LET’S GO” on the front left-hand side. The skirt also has a sash at the waist and two drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 120 mm each). Sizes: 6 – 24 months.

Country of origin: Spain


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings below the lower edge of the garment.

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

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

 

12
1806/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dinosaurs - Dinosaur Play Set, Fierce and Power

Brand: KD

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 604

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This toy set consists of four dinosaurs (one large and three small) made from multicoloured plastic material. Toys placed in a transparent plastic bag fitted with a multicoloured label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 18.06% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.152% di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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.  

 

13
1807/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top

Brand: PALATINO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 19761

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink sleeveless top with white lining. The garment bears two white cords that are to be tied at the back of the neck. Inscriptions in front: 22, DANCE ACADEMY, TEAM SPORTS, DANCE, NO.1. Sizes: 8, 10, 12 and 14 years.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends 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.  

 

14
1808/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: BLACK CAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Style: L008B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s white dress with short sleeves, transparent outer part and lining. The garment has a pink border at the neck and the lower edge, three sewn, decorative, pink flowers in the waist area and a bigger one in the chest area. The dress also has two drawstrings at the waist. Sizes: 6-12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

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

 

15
1809/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: WINX

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: E 10F1912,

Batch number/Barcode: 3 384371 919121

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 4 fuchsia cords, fuchsia polka dots, the WINX logo and a picture of a WINX fairy. The lower part has 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the side of the waist, and fuchsia and white polka dots. Sizes: 4, 6, 8 and 10 years.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
1810/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers - Ladybird Roll Up Trousers

Brand: Next

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: MF/099, 717963 H

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s roll up jeans (light blue outside, red with white dots inside) with multicoloured ladybug insects. The trousers have two red drawstrings at the waist. Sizes: 9-18 months, 2-3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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.  

 

17
1811/10

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electrical illuminated decoration - Living Aquarium

Brand: PMS

Name:

Type/number of model: Item numbers affected – 074/319, NSP/010, 074/324 (bar code 5022896743248).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical, illuminated decoration consisting of a clear plastic casing, similar in appearance to a small domestic aquarium, with a plastic silver base and top. Inside the casing is a printed “aquarium” scene consisting of various brightly coloured tropical fish on a generally blue background with pictures of aquarium plants. The mains operated product contains a motor and lamp. The motor rotates the “aquarium” scene when the power is turned on.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- the supply cord is poorly terminated which could lead to overheating and arcing;

- there is inadequate clearance between live parts of different polarity and a short circuit could occur;

- it does not have an adequate means of cord anchorage and the supply cord connections could fail.

Two incidents reported.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Ireland  

18
1812/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers

Brand: NEXT STARS

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.: PTF 040

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s white or mauve trousers with decorative sequins on the left leg. The garment has four drawstrings that hang below the lower edge. Sizes: 4-12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings below the lower edge of the garment.

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

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

 

19
1813/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s outfit

Brand: SPRIDER

Name:

Type/number of model: Girl New Born, Art. 32160/NE, Colour: 53/Khaki, T/H Funky Girl,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 306886 100120

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby girl’s outfit consisting of two parts: a khaki sweatshirt with pink sleeves and the inscription “SPIRIT” on the front, and pink trousers with two white side stripes. The trousers have two white drawstrings in the waist with free ends protruding 170 mm each. Size: 18 months.

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 with free ends that protrude more than 140 mm each. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
1814/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Whistle – ROBOT

Brand: SWEETTOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 081208 Bar code: 8436033022207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a whistle containing sweets. The central part is a transparent tube containing sweets. One end is designed to look like a robot's head and the other is the whistle. There is no packaging but there is a leaflet attached to the item by a band indicating, among other details, the list of ingredients in the sweets, the barcode, the batch, the CE mark, the instructions for use, the net content, the 'best-before' date, the age restriction symbol and identification of the undertaking responsible for the product.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the whistle comes off easily and can be swallowed.

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.  

 

21
1815/10

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: USB charger - USB Mains Charger

Brand: T'nB

Name:

Type/number of model: CHIPH02

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: USB mains charger for charging personal music players.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the electronics do not provide sufficient protection against excessive transient voltages (varistor is rated at 0.8 kA, whereas the required minimum pulse current is 3 kA).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

22
1816/10

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Christmas Tree Garland Lamp

Brand: Realm, Green-Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: RM60,

Batch number/Barcode: 6944623301677

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with 60 small light bulbs (red, blue, green, yellow). The chain is extendable by 3 lighting chains maximum. For extension there is a non-standardized terminal attached. Technical specification: 230V, 16.8W, bulb: 4V, 0.28W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is insufficient.

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.  

 

23
1817/10

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety shoes - Evrard safety shoes

Brand: BIGAND

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: EVRARD

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to insufficient resistance to shock, crushing and resistance to sliding.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20345.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

24
1818/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: SUPER

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sandals – flip-flops - made of artificial materials. They are available in pink and blue. The products are sold in transparent packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.35% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1819/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ford Galaxy and S-Max

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: The vehicles affected were manufactured on 6 November 2007 (1-day production) with type approval number: e13*2001/116*0185*05.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Belgium

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the sun roof may not have been correctly affixed to the vehicle and may consequently become detached whilst the car is moving, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

26
1820/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: BEAUTY

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 5398

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s short-sleeved, white dress with orange drawstrings at the edges of the sleeves. The garment has the picture of a multicoloured peacock and the word “Beauty” on the front. Composition: 100% polyester. Sizes: 8-10 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 edge of the short sleeves with free ends protruding more than 140 mm each.

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

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

 

27
1821/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s outfit

Brand: J & H

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: YS910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s outfit consisting of two parts:

- a red sweatshirt with short sleeves, a hood, two outer pockets, decorative silver stars, the picture of a dog and the inscription “sweet dog” on the left-hand side. The sweatshirt has two drawstrings with toggles in the hood;

- red trousers with the inscription “sweet dog” on the lower part of the right leg. The trousers have two red drawstrings in the waist area with free ends protruding 220 mm each. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 8 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The sweatshirt poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood and in the waist area.

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

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

 

28
1822/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s short trousers

Brand: BODYTALK Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 101-755009,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 206502 153021

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s short trousers in olive colour, with grey parts in the waist area and the pockets. Inscription on the front: "BT". The garment has two drawstrings with toggles at the ends that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 150 mm each). Composition: 100% cotton. Sizes: 6-14 years

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

29
1823/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s swimming shorts

Brand: KNOT SO BAD

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 109.859,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 206068 322961, SAM 0-13

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s swimming shorts in red with side vertical, blue and white stripes. The garment has two blue drawstrings in the waist area. Sizes: 8-12 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 with free ends protruding by more than 140 mm each.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
1825/10

Slovenia

Category: Machinery

Product: Mitre saw - 846

Brand: Femi

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 8.43.60.27

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combined bench and mitre saw, cardboard packaging, dimensions 60x40x60 cm.

Country of origin: Italy


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the saw blade-guard can be locked in the open position and because the stopping time of the saw is too long (36 seconds).

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61029.

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

 

31
1826/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden train - Mini Clocodile Train

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden building toy without any tag, serial number or model specification.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking because it contains small parts and the string for pulling the toy is longer than 22 cm, so therefore capable of forming a loop.

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.  

 

32
1827/10

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Chainsaw - 2500 W and KW 3500

Brand: Kraftwelle

Name:

Type/number of model: 2500 W and KW 3500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Top-handled chainsaw in a plastic case 25cc, cutting length: 20 cm, black and red (type 2500) or grey and orange (type 3500).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries for unskilled users. Top-handled chainsaws are designed so that they can be used single-handed, when essential, by skilled users, and their unrestricted sale to untrained non-specialised persons is not permissible. In addition, the chain brakes have insufficient braking effect and the handles can break.

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

 

33
1828/10

France

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: BG Lights & Sound

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 13496

Batch number/Barcode: 3588270013496

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer in the shape of a silver-coloured mobile telephone with five detachable tips. It is indicated on the packaging that it has a class 2 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 3B laser (not class 2 as indicated on the packaging).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

34
1829/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Finger puppets - Puppet theatre

Brand: Yick Wah

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 142063 EAN-Code: 4038967420636 No: 7190

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four finger puppets (wolf, elephant, hare and deer); head in soft plastic; clothed in various fabrics.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the shiny grey fabric on the "wolf" finger puppet contain azo dyes releasing the carcinogenic amine 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration of 126 mg/kg, exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

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1830/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Energiers

Name:

Type/number of model: Swimmy Beachwear, Code: 120-28-68.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s bikini in pink, orange or turquoise. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with two cords with free ends in the neck area, a big yellow and three smaller dark blue flowers. The lower part has four cords that are to be tied at the side of the waist and yellow, orange and mauve small flowers on the front. Sizes: 6 - 14 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

36
1831/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Marasil

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: 29-701807, code: 0271208,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205704 541964

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s bikini with multicoloured horizontal stripes. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 4 cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The lower part has a white decorative cord with yellow, orange and green beads (without free ends) on the front. Sizes: 2 - 10 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends 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.  

 

37
1832/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Borabora

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: NILE-J, code: 423576,

Batch number/Barcode: 8 423816 108418

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s bikini. The upper part is a white halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is decorated with pictures of white flowers with red leaves. The lower part is red and has two white cords that are to be tied at the side of the waist. This part is decorated with pictures of a white flower with white leaves. Sizes: 14 years.

Country of origin: Spain


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends 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.  

 

38
1833/10

Finland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: 1. Nursing pillow, 2. Crib bumper

Brand: Trold & Co.

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 19-20X,

2. 17-41PR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. A beige nursing pillow with giraffe figures, packed in a transparent plastic bag;

2. A brown and beige crib bumper covered with cotton and filled with foam plastic. Several bindings attached. Packed in a transparent plastic bag

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk and an environmental risk because the packages (i.e. plastic bags) contain respectively 390 mg/kg and 570 mg/kg of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal), exceeding the limit of 100 mg/kg by mass of the polymer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken and import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

39
1834/10

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Visibility accessory - Soft Reflector Reindeer

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430028 826315

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A soft reflector, which is filled with PES-wadding and sewn together using reflective fabric. The product is attached with a key chain hook.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore gives a false feeling of security to the consumer when used as a visibility accessory.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

40
1835/10

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Angle grinder

Brand: Straus Austria

Name:

Type/number of model: ST/115-103, bar code: 9120022491356

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Angle grinder.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation is insufficient and electric breakdown can occur between accessible metal parts and live parts;

- the protecting sleeves for wires are not fixed and if they come out of place the wires could touch metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN

60745.

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

 

41
1836/10

Ireland

Category: Other

Product: Bathroom handle - Grab Handle

Brand: Miomare

Name:

Type/number of model: 4032611164655

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Handle which attaches to bathroom tiles via suction pads to assist persons getting out of the bath. Overall length: approx. 40.5cm, handle length: approx. 12cm, suction cups: approx. 9cm. Material: ABS plastic

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handle does not fix securely to the wall and could come away from the wall, causing the user to slip and fall back into the bath.

One incident reported of a person slipping in the bath.

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

Spain,
United Kingdom,
Denmark  

42
1837/10

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sleeveless top

Brand: St. Barth

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s sleeveless top with cords at the neck – 170 mm, length: 92, 104, 116, 128 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions taken by the supplier.  

 

43
1838/10

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirts

Brand: SkyBlue

Name:

Type/number of model: KBS-91505

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirts intended for children up to age of 3 years, with a hood and functional drawstring with knots at the ends – 150 mm. On the garment is the inscription »Voyager Club«.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the supplier.  

 

45
1840/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Refillable lighter

Brand: Flash

Name:

Type/number of model: mat-maxi-1919

Batch number/Barcode: 5 201467 019191

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable, transparent, plastic lighter in light blue (approx. dimensions: 5.5x2.2x1cm). The lighters are packed in a black cardboard box (25 items), with instructions for use and warnings in 6 languages (approx. dimensions: 13x8x7.3 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not carry a child-resistant mechanism.

According to Commission Decision 2006/502/EC, Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

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

 

46
1841/10

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt

Brand: Rosso Kid's

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. RK 41

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirts intended for children up to age of 6 years, with a hood and functional drawstring with knots at the ends – length: 120 mm. On the garment is the inscription "Rosso".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

47
1842/10

Greece

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Junior

Name:

Type/number of model: C213 (J-213)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic baby walker in green and yellow for babies from 6 to 12 months, with a textile seat and a metal foldable construction, which includes a tray with toys. There is a label attached with product brand, instructions and warnings. The product is packed in white cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed, and a risk of injuries because:

- the entrapment of fingers or toes is possible as the openings are too wide (openings between 5 and 12 mm with depth of penetration more than 10 mm),

- the product can easily fall down steps.

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

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

 

48
1843/10

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt

Brand: To Mean

Name:

Type/number of model: art.3970, EAN: 8300045164906

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirts intended for children of age 30 months and size 95 cm, with a hood and functional drawstring with knots at the ends – 150 mm. On the garment is the appliqué with the letters "r" and "s", and the inscription "Marine 1984 Life is Wonderful".

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

49
1844/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s t-shirt

Brand: Rimelino

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 75408/16.22.XX, where XX is the size of the garment (04, 06, 10, 12, 14)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sleeveless t-shirt in light green with two pictures of Betty Boop on the front. The garment has four decorative cords at the waist (two each side) that are to be tied at the sides. Sizes: 04, 06, 10, 12 and 14 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist area with free ends that protrude more than 140 mm each.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

50
1845/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top

Brand: Palatino

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 19759

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s halter-neck style top in blue and white plaid fabric. The garment bears a small, sewn, red dragonfly and a red label with the word “PALATINO” on the left-hand side of the chest area. Sizes: 8, 12 and 14 years

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends 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.  

 

51
1846/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: Yong Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: H 6091

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink dress with shoulder straps, transparent outer part and lining. The garment has two drawstrings in the waist area. Composition: 100% polyester. Sizes: 6-10 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 with free ends that protrude more than 140 mm each.

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

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

 

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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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