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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 20 (Published on: 20/05/2011)

Corrigendum
Notification 1773/10 from the report 48 of 2010 has been modified and removed from the RAPEX website following the additional information on the risk assessment provided by the notifying authorities.

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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
0433/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van Sprinter

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 906, Number of the type approval: L763, L764, L765, L766 FIN-End number: S 529050-S 530759

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles produced between 29.11.2010 and 07.12.2010.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the two-person front passenger seat may not be securely fixed to the seat frame because of the use of incorrectly sized rivets. In the event of a frontal collision, there could be a greater risk of injury as a result of the seat breaking away from the frame.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Sweden  

2
0434/11

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden cars "Bambini Perlen Fahrzeuge"

Brand: HABA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4 010168 019741; TL 61399; Item No: 1974.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden cars in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because 21.8% di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) was detected in the bag containing the toy.

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 in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Slovenia,
Belgium,
Slovakia  

3
0435/11

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model: Not known

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty Lighter with a brown body. The front has an image of a dart board which is surrounded by LED lights. When the top cover is opened to ignite the lighter the LEDs begin to flash.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

4
0436/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trilby Hat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number 7913560300

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black hat with brim, black hatband and black lining.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes (black colours) releasing 189 mg/kg of benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer/importer.  

 

5
0437/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with sweets "Sirenita"

Brand: Fantasy Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: FTC 50179, BATCH 10/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mermaid doll with a plastic bag of sweets. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent front through which the product can be seen. The following information is printed on the box: Sirenita (mermaid).- FTC 50179.- Fantasy Toys .- Net weight 10g; detailed ingredients, danger symbol, the word DANGER, choking hazard, small parts, not suitable for children under the age of 3 and the symbol denoting a product not suitable for children under 3. There is also some text in languages other than Spanish.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains more than 0.2% by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

6
0438/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket "Light Jacket"

Brand: "Kenvelo"

Name:

Type/number of model: style No. 30600624 103 EK; barcode 2 050001 327871

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sports jacket, intended for children up to 7 years of age, with a high collar supplied with cords and attached labels with the inscriptions: "Kenvelo", "Waterproof," "magenta","2-4", "www.kenvelo.com", "98-108", "Composition: upper layer: 100% polyester, lining: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, padding: 100% polyester".

Country of origin: China


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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.

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
0439/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket "Puffed jacket"

Brand: "Kenvelo"

Name:

Type/number of model: style ?40600697 103 NED barcode 2 050001 374097

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket intended for boys up to 7 years of age, with a hood supplied with cords and attached labels with the inscriptions: "Kenvelo", "Waterproof", "dark", "grape", "2-4", "www.kenvelo.com", "boys", "98-108", "Composition: upper layer: 100% nylon, lining: 100% polyester, padding: 100% polyester"

Country of origin: China


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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.

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0440/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Cruze"

Brand: Chevrolet

Name:

Type/number of model: Production year: 2011 (manufactured between 15/11/2010 and 12/01/2011); Serial numbers: BK000001~BK000772 and BK043568~BK098277.

See attached list of VIN numbers

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in some of the affected vehicles the rear, centre seat-belt anchor mounting nut might not be assembled.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Denmark,
Malta,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

9
0441/11

Romania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Xinpu Lighting

Name:

Type/number of model: 042-2:031-2:031-3:042-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lotus flower-shaped table lamp, orange colour. 220 V; 10 W; E 14 Cardboard box package.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires coming out of the lamp are not properly connected to the power cord.

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.  

 

10
0442/11

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Toy key-rings Dummy Whistle Key-rings and Dummy Pendant Key-rings

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Dummy Whistle Key-rings – item 124, barcode 5015931101240; Dummy Pendant Key-rings – item 411, barcode 5 015931104111

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 12 key-rings, to be sold individually, on a piece of cardboard marked “KEY RINGS”. The cardboard display packaging has a barcode sticker and the warning: “This is not a toy”, “Choking hazard, small parts” “Not for children under 5 years”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

11
0443/11

Denmark

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother-holder

Brand: Småfolk

Name:

Type/number of model: Style 981-03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soother-holder in textile with apples printed in lilac, red or green. The soother fastener is a Velcro ribbon at the end of the strap. The garment fastener is a green metal clip. The brand “Småfolk” is sewed on the strap.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and/or injuries as the strap is too long and may get entrapped.

In addition the child may trap his finger in elements of the soother

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Sweden  

12
0444/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Blow-pipe "Puhallusputki"

Brand: Lelukulma

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no G2828

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blow-pipe set containing a pipe and 6 projectiles with suction cups.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be detached easily.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

 

13
0445/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy buggy

Brand: Doll Carrier

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number 20881 in the package; item number CA-124212 in invoice.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A folding buggy with a pink metallic frame and pink/white wheels. Pink and white as main colours in the textile parts, decorated with colourful animal figures. Packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the handle may collapse with a child inside.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN-71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

14
0446/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car V70 and S80

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

V70 126136 - 145264 Model Year 2010

S80 116899 - 124504 Model Year 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as water may leak into the electric hydraulic power-assisted steering pump affecting the functionality of the pump. As a result of this, various warning messages and symbols may light up on the dashboard display. In the worst case, a sudden loss of power-assisted steering could occur and the engine may unexpectedly stall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Portugal  

(*)

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

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