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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 50 (Published on: 17/12/2010)

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No.
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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
1847/10

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Air freshener

Brand: Crystal Air Freshener Series

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 07670 (apple and lemon aromas)

Batch number/Barcode: 843085207670007670

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Air freshener in penguin-shaped container; the transparent lower part houses the air freshener pearls. The container is a blister pack with a transparent front through which the product can be seen.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Ethanol, 2-tert-Butylcyclohexanol and acetato o-tert Butylcyclohexanol and, having an appearance and a shape likely to attract or arouse the active curiosity of children, it is likely to be treated as a toy.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

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

 

2
1848/10

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pram - Fast Rider

Brand: Tako

Name:

Type/number of model: 2009088423

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combined pram with portable cot and accessories, bag to hang on handle, shopping basket and raincover.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the insufficient retaining function of the side of the portable cot which could allow babies to fall out.

Furthermore, the product poses a chemical risk because the black plastic of the handle contains 34.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1466.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
1849/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s hairbands - Style Bÿu

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: item: 3705,

Batch number/Barcode: 8697970002411

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s plastic hairbands with two rows of teeth on the inner side. There are silicon or leather decorations in various colours and different decorative elements attached (hearts, animals or flowers). There is also a label with the inscription: "Style Bÿu".

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges on the teeth of the combs which do not bend when applying a force of 4.5N, and could cause injury to the child’s head.

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

 

4
1850/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with sweets - Candy Missile – Toy candy car

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 305

Batch number/Barcode: 6914204338989

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardboard box containing 24 pieces, the individual units are not packed.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, because of small parts (wheels, the front holders of the rocket, rear part of the rockets) which can easily detach from the toy,

- injuries, because the toy can easily break, opening the metal axles of wheels. There is also a risk due to the thickness of the cord (0.9 ± 0.1 mm).

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

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

 

5
1851/10

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Chocolate-scented candle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: references: gls cup w/coffee scent

Batch number/Barcode: 8717794336339

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round, chocolate-scented candle in a glass pot. It is decorated with imitation chocolate beans.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because this chocolate-scented candle (which can be smelt even when the candle is not lit) is decorated with imitation chocolate beans which can be mistaken for coffee-bean shaped chocolate. These imitation chocolate beans fall off and fit completely into the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

6
1852/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Construction set - Construction Spot

Brand: Junior Builder - Toyman

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 6438022389690, item no 38969 in the package

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic construction toy set containing excavators, conveyors, traffic signs and other equipment for building sites. Packed in a cardboard box. Information “Junior BuilderTM” attached.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black plastic material in the belt of the conveyor contains 0.7% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 13% 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

7
1853/10

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: LCD Monitor - 7" TFT Color LCD Monitor

Brand: Super

Name:

Type/number of model: PL7003.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 7" LCD monitor supplied with mains power supply (model number PA005A-12004GE). Packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearance and creepage distances in the mains transformer primary and secondary windings of the power supply unit are not sufficient.

Due to this defect, the user can easily get a fatal electric shock from accessible parts of the power supply unit in a case of a fault in the device.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
1854/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Movano

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: 2010 model year vehicles produced in France:

1. Recall 10-C-038: only vehicles with single front seats (driver and/or passenger) are affected.

2. Recall 10-C-039: only front wheel driven vehicles are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

1. The seatbelt bracket may be incorrectly assembled on the outer side of the single front seat which could prevent the seat belt from protecting the driver in the case of an accident.

2. The left-hand axle stub of the rear axle might detach from the knuckle holder with the result that the axle could separate from its holder, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and leading to the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Germany,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

9
1855/10

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night Light

Brand: Finding Nemo

Name:

Type/number of model: 91906, EAN code: 8420406919065

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light (size 12.5 cm x 5 cm) made from PVC with a switch. The lampshade is decorated with a red fish on a blue background with red "NEMO" text.

Country of origin: Spain


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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the shade overheats during use; and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with child-appealing pictures which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged into the socket.

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.  

 

10
1856/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers

Brand: SUNIS LAND

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: TYD-51

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s grey trousers with mauve seams on the pockets and a mauve picture of a girl skating. The garment has two sash cords in the waist area. 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 excessively long sashes in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
1857/10

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes

Brand: Finzi

Name:

Type/number of model: Oxford model

Batch number/Barcode: 5412252891247

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oxford-style leather shoes for men.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the soles of the shoes have high levels of extractible chrome (120 mg/kg) and in particular of chrome VI (60 mg/kg). Chrome VI is a contact allergen. Furthermore, the chrome VI components are generally very toxic.

One incident reported.

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

 

12
1858/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Mobile phone screen cleaner - Mobile Screen Cleaner

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 901 040 215 901 040 216

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone accessory – small soft toy charm intended for cleaning the screen of mobile phones.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts which can be easily detached

In addition, there is a risk of injuries due to the presence of a string which is less than 1.5 mm thick.

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

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

 

13
1859/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy – 1. plush frog, 2. cat, 3. plush frog

Brand: Eetu ja Konna

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Konna: Item 34800000 in invoice

2. Pushkin: Item 34804000 in invoice 3. Sammakkokuningas: Item 34802000 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Green frog (“Konna”) with green shirt, yellow trousers and white shoes. Height approximately 23 cm.

2. Reversible cat (“Pushkin”) which can be white/pink with yellow eyes or grey/black with red eyes. The other “side” of the cat can be hidden inside the toy (in stomach). Pearl necklace included. 3. Light green frog king ("Sammakkokuningas") with yellow crown, red coat, red pants and black legs. Height approximately 25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the frogs and the pearls of the cat’s necklace can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

14
1860/10

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains charger for mobile phone

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: MOT-V8/V9/Q9

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains charger intended for use with Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT). Product supplied without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- wires to the conductor pins are held in place by solder only;

- single insulation mains wiring could touch low voltage parts on the printed circuit board;

- the electric strength of the insulation between the input conductor pins and the DC output connector is not sufficient;

- there is no fuse fitted to the mains circuit.

One incident reported involving damage to the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN60950.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

15
1861/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - F 650 GS

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: E8GS, EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0352. The vehicles in question were manufactured between October 2006 and January 2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the screw connection of the front brake disc may not be tightened sufficiently and there is the possibility that individual screws could become loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Greece,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
United Kingdom  

16
1862/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment - Blonde Hair

Brand: Coppola

Name:

Type/number of model: LOT 062410

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging: bulk product, filled from original packaging: white plastic bottle with print - 32 oz/ 946 ml Appearance: cloudy, milky gel Consistency: semi-liquid.

Coconut fragrance

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.6 g/100g of free Formaldehyde. Due to the high level of free Formaldehyde (8 times the limit value), the product presents a serious risk to health, even if used according to the instructions, both for the consumer and for the hairdresser, e.g. through inhalation. Formaldehyde vapours can affect the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Due to the high Formaldehyde content, the product has an irritating effect on skin and mucous membranes and significant allergenic potential. Formaldehyde is to be classified as a genotoxic carcinogen for the nasopharynx if the substance is breathed in.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Luxembourg  

17
1863/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment - Keratin Complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Brand: Coppola

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch #0022KT, Lot #092909

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap - 4 oz / 119 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.7 g/100g of free Formaldehyde. Due to the high level of free Formaldehyde (8 times the limit value), the product presents a serious risk to health, even if used according to the instructions, both for the consumer and for the hairdresser, e.g. through inhalation. Formaldehyde vapours can affect the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Due to the high Formaldehyde content, the product has an irritating effect on skin and mucous membranes and significant allergenic potential. Formaldehyde is to be classified as a genotoxic carcinogen for the nasopharynx if the substance is breathed in.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Luxembourg  

18
1864/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Brand: Coppola

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. LOT#072610, Batch#0049KT

2. LOT 042810

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap – 32 oz/946 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous liquid. Coconut fragrance.

2. Packaging: bulk goods, filled from original packaging: white plastic bottle with print - 32 oz/946 ml Appearance: brown, cloudy gel. Consistency: semi-liquid. Coconut fragrance

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (1.8% and 1.9% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Luxembourg  

19
1865/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment - Keratin complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment - Blonde Hair

Brand: Coppola

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Batch#0005BT, LOT#02 1710

2. Batch#0011BT, LOT 07 1210

3. Batch#0003BT, LOT#11 1209

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Packaging – plastic bottle with screw cap. Appearance – white viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance

2. Packaging – plastic bottle with screw cap. Appearance – light brown viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance

3. Packaging – white plastic bottle with screw cap, printed, no covering box. Appearance - cloudy, milky gel. Consistency: semi-liquid. Coconut fragrance

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (1.7%, 1.7% and 2% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Luxembourg  

20
1866/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set - ”SURF BABE”,”HONOLULU”

Brand: WANEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8001234597672

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set consisting of two parts – a short-sleeved top with the inscription 'WANEX”, ”SURF BABE”,”HONOLULU” on the front, and a skirt with elastic and functional cords in the waist area. There are also printed flowers and an inscription “Beach” with small white rhinestones glued to them. The sets are available in two colour combinations – a white blouse with orange edging on the sleeves and around the neck and an orange skirt, and a white blouse with red edging on the sleeves and around the neck and a red skirt. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

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

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

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

 

21
1867/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: MISS ONE

Name:

Type/number of model: Style Nr.: 0094-702-26,

Batch number/Barcode: 1 800022 940105

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress in grey, with grey buttons, two pockets in the waist area, a silver tie belt and a decorative silver coloured heart. The garment bears two drawstrings with toggles at the ends that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 100 mm each). Sizes: 6-14 years

Country of origin: China


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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: Withdraw from the market and corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
1868/10

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night Light - Bart

Brand: The Simpsons

Name:

Type/number of model: 91301, EAN code: 8420406913063

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light sized 12.5 cm x 5 cm, made from PVC, equipped with switch. The lampshade is decorated with a picture of Bart Simpson with a skateboard on the blue background. Sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Spain


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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the shade overheats during use; and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with child-appealing pictures which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged into the socket.

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.  

 

23
1869/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s overalls

Brand: ANGEL-G

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 110336,

Batch number/Barcode: 206347 210101

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sleeveless, short overalls in dark pink with two stripes of small decorative stones in the front. In the chest area there is a heart and a star made from decorative stones and the inscription “Angel-G” in dark blue. The garment has a functional cord in the waist area. Sizes: 6 and 8 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 protruding 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.  

 

24
1870/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s swimming shorts

Brand: SAM 0-13

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 109.860,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 206068 323067

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s corduroy swimming shorts in yellow with side vertical white and blue 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 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.  

 

25
1871/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s outfit

Brand: BARBIE

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 0102061.B7001,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205620 702890

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sleeveless, one-piece outfit with a white top with red straps and turquoise shorts with red edging. Across the chest there is a grey and mauve flower and the inscription “Have a BARBIE SUMMER”. The garment bears 4 functional cords, 2 in the waist (330 mm length) and 2 in the chest area (260 mm length). Sizes: 6 to 12 years. The product is not counterfeit.

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 chest and the waist area that their free ends 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.  

 

26
1872/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Refillable lighter

Brand: FOGO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 1214 (SKD107R HC5), 5-digit code on lighter base: 44002

Batch number/Barcode: 5 201467 012147

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable, electronic gas lighters with the pictures of tropical beaches (approximate dimensions: 8.3x2.6x1 cm). The lighters are packed in a transparent plastic bag (3 items), with an orange part bearing the name “GALAXIAS”, the barcode and the address of the importer (approximate dimensions: 13x4.5x1 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.  

 

27
1873/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s jacket

Brand: SPRINT WEAR

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 10-68411,

Batch number/Barcode: 11989040103

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s jacket with white transparent outer part and floral lining. The garment bears a zip with a decorative silver coloured heart and two drawstrings in the neck area. Sizes: 4 and 6 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

28
1874/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s coat

Brand: Mini Mignon

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 3609,

Batch number/Barcode: 79989030104

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s fuchsia coloured coat with two outer pockets and a sash in the waist area. The garment also contains two drawstrings in the hood. Size: 6 years

Country of origin: France


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

29
1875/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s shorts

Brand: Miss Ebita

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 6049,

Batch number/Barcode: 67998010104 (white), 67998010204 (red)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s white or red shorts with a zip, a button and two pockets. Inscription in front: MISS EBITA (red – yellow frame and white letters). The garment bears 4 drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 230 mm each). Composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastane. Size: 6 years

Country of origin: Thailand


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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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

30
1876/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top

Brand: PALATINO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 19774

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink, halter-neck style top. The garment bears the picture of two sandals and four small white hearts in the chest area. Composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane. Size: 6 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.  

 

31
1877/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: ADVANCED

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. HS 56

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sleeveless, white summer dress with pink flowers. The garment has fabric ties at the waist. 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 strings in the waist area 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.  

 

32
1878/10

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Alta Linea

Name:

Type/number of model: ART.XBA.105 / art.1050000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with a hood and functional drawstring with decorative stones. Intended for children of 2 years.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood with decorative stones.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

33
1879/10

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini - Collezione Mare

Brand: Gems

Name:

Type/number of model: G 24-23

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue bikini for children up to 9/10 years old, with cords with plastic toggles in the neck, chest and waist area.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 

34
1880/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable ball - Tapbal 2000

Brand: Marsupilami

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.nr 100011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable ball with a print of a ‘Marsupilami’ figure, attached to a plastic racket by an elastic strap. The product has a CE-mark.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.5% by mass 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

35
1881/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini and skirt - New Style Jia Jia – Best Fashion

Brand: Jia Jia

Name:

Type/number of model: 206

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and white bikini for children up to 4 years old with cords in the waist area. The set also includes a skirt with cords in the waist area.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and 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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

36
1882/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini - Costume da Bagno

Brand: Katia

Name:

Type/number of model: 6618

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured bikini for children up to 9/10 years old, with cords in the neck and the back area.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and a risk of injuries because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and functional cords with free ends in the back area.

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

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

 

37
1883/10

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Inflatable swimming seat

Brand: Race Car Kiddie Rider

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: JL 036003NPF Bar Code: 6926799200664

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swimming seat with a steering wheel and printed images resembling a car. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing warnings and the name of importer.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements giving the impression that it is a toy and children under 3 years could capsize in the seat, with a risk that their head may go underwater and it is not possible for them to return to the upright position on their own.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

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

 

38
1884/10

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair - Brio Duette

Brand: Brio

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This recall involves the Brio Duette pushchair.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the hinges on the pram’s hood can pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to a child standing next to the pushchair when the user closes the hood. Examination of the product showed that the hinges of the hood have a shear point less than 12 mm. One incident reported This product does not comply with the EN 1888

Voluntary measures: Voluntary actions taken by the producer.  

Norway  

39
1885/10

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Naphthalene moth balls - Jolly Plus

Brand: Relevi

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8 002 100 234066

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Naphthalene moth balls which look like white, round sweets. They are sold in coloured plastic packaging on which there are some inscriptions in a foreign language: Jolly plus, ANTITARMICO PROFUMATO, Per armadi e cassetti, 4 MESI DI EFFICACIA Non macchia, 100g.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk and a risk of choking because the naphthalene is attractive to children due to its appearance. If it is swallowed, it may lead to choking and suffocation and the contact with naphthalene may cause irritation, burning and poisoning.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

Malta  

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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.

Disclaimer - FR

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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