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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 17 (Published on: 29/04/2011)

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

1
0371/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Galaxy, S-MAX, Mondeo

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles manufactured between 25.03.2010 and 27.12.2010.

Galaxy and S-MAX: type approval No e13*2001/116*0185*11.

Mondeo: type approval No e13*2001/116*0249*11.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Belgium,
Russia

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a number of vehicles may be affected by software errors affecting the Body Control Module which could cause various electrical malfunctions, including headlamps and indicators flashing unintentionally and/or headlamps switching off.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Slovenia,
Poland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

2
0372/11

Italy

Category: Hand tools

Product: Laser level Level Pro3 Laser

Brand: Fixit

Name:

Type/number of model: item No 830281;

Batch number/Barcode: 8597621830281

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser level with retractable measuring tape approximately 20 cm long, grey with metallic trim and a ruler along both lower edges. Product has warning labels in English including the mention “Class III A”. The packaging consists of a sheet of red and yellow cardboard enclosed in clear plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, according to the information on the product, it contains a Class 3 laser.

Compulsory measures: Products seized by the authorities.  

 

3
0373/11

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap Bubbles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: ICA 749194 Blister packaging

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister packaging measuring 45 x 7 x 3 cm. The article is a container of soap solution, made of green plastic and elongated to resemble a sword, in packaging of cardboard and plastic. The packaging is 45 cm long, the sword 37 cm and the handle - made of opaque hard plastic - 12 cm. Inside the container is the bubble wand, with a compressed and elongated hoop through which users can blow giant bubbles. The small label on the package bears the following wording: "I-Sabre à Bulles de Savon Sous Blister" (soap bubble sword in blister packaging) Distributed by SNC OIA 200 Rue de La recherche BP 169 59650 Villenevue D’ASCQ – France

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a risk of microbial infection because it contains 4.4 x104 CFU/g of aerobic micro organisms and, in particular, 2 x 104 CFU/g of coliforms.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

4
0374/11

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Henna Hair Dye Black Henna

Brand: Black Rose

Name:

Type/number of model: Not indicated

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair dye; appearance: fine, dark green/brown powder; Packaging: individually packed aluminium bag in an outer box that reads, in addition, to the name and brand: "Kali Mehandi", "Herbal based" and "10 g".

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a risk because it contains 3% by weight of p-phenylenediamine in the ready-to-use preparation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal by the wholesaler.  

 

5
0375/11

Belgium

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker Trotteur

Brand: Bambino

Name:

Type/number of model: K-006 EAN: 8717333419530

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walker with grey plastic frame and blue fabric seat. Includes detachable toy elements. Sold in a white box bearing the brand and name of the product as the CE marking and a number of warning labels.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk as the detachable toy in the shape of a bee may break and release small parts that pose a risk of choking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

6
0376/11

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Toy pen with soap bubbles 4 in 1

Brand: International Novelties

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 8034025132516

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-function toy that can be used as a pen, soap bubble toy or a stamp; sold. Sold individually but presented for sale in packs of 24 units. These multi-The packs are consist of a blue cardboard box with pictures of fairies on the outside and printed with the words “4 in 1, Bubble, pen, stamps, 'it’s self inking'". The individual pens are clear in the middle, containing soap bubble solution with and a ring through which the bubbles are blown, and . They are coloured at the top and bottom; there is a red stamp at the top. Available in six different colours: violet, blue, bright green, fuchsia, yellow and red.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a risk of microbial infection because it contains more than 3 x 105 CFU/g of aerobic micro organisms.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

7
0378/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp Sókristály lámpa gömb

Brand: Mentavill

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5998282108635; Type: MV-SCG1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sphere-shaped salt crystal lamp. The lamp holder can be inserted into the salt lamp shade. A lamp is attached (15W, E14-capped).

Packaging: Cardboard box

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since when moving the luminaire the lamp holder with the lamp can fall out and the lampshade can break, resulting in live parts being accessible.

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

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

 

8
0379/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric fan heater "Flat Fan Heater"

Brand: Argos and Homebase

Name:

Type/number of model: Argos catalogue numbers 515/2583 & 415/0190. Homebase article number 458193.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fan heater

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because dust collecting on the heater element can prevent air flow through the element and cause overheating. This overheating is far enough away from the thermal cut outs that they do not operate, however the temperature rise in the immediate vicinity is sufficient to cause the plastic casing to melt.

46 incidents reported.

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

Ireland  

9
0380/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's fancy-dress costume "Fairy fatina"

Brand: WIDMANN

Name:

Type/number of model: Product ref. 8591F CB 8 003558 859108

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink fairy costume for babies with bib and hood

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the white net fabric may catch fire and stay burning.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Slovenia  

10
0381/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mobile phone charger "Travel Charger"

Brand: Mr Phone

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch Code: ST-099A17

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black enclosure, with round ballpoint size LED on the back. Supplied in white and green generic “Cellular” box. Cellular is written in navy blue.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard BS1363.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary surrender of seized products and withdrawal from the market. Seizure of products by the authorities.  

 

11
0382/11

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes "Woman`s Shoes MIZIA"

Brand: MIZIA

Name:

Type/number of model: Code nr 79-9253; EAN: 5908279586766; size 37

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Women's summer shoes, made of beige-coloured leather. Inside the shoe is the inscription “MIZIA®”, the number of the article and the size.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1.32 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

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

 

12
0383/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains adaptor

Brand: Toyo

Name:

Type/number of model: TY-611B and TY-3E(1)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: These are multi-way adaptors, white in colour. Description of packaging: Blister packaging bearing the brand name and model number.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the sockets are not recessed and consequently one of the pins of a plug engaged in a socket may still be accessible when the plug is live.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315-1-1.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

13
0384/11

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light 4" Nightlight “Giverney”

Brand: Benaya

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: A-7107

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug-in night light with ceramic shade

Country of origin: United States


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the lamp and the cover can be removed whilst the nightlight is inserted into a socket outlet;

- the insulation is inadequate as the creepage distances between live parts and the external enclosure is not sufficient;

- there is no provision for a fuse, required to provide the nightlight with overcurrent protection.

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

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

 

14
0385/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Pancake maker

Brand: Delta

Name:

Type/number of model: Model TXW-9816; Barcode 25184662; 2011 batch affected only

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Double pancake maker in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it can overheat causing the handles to become hot and the plastic to melt.

Some incidents of burns to the hands reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

Ireland  

(*)

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.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

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