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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 23 (Published on: 10/06/2011)

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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
0522/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Zero"

Brand: Tazzari

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that the front suspension arm tie rod could break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Spain  

2
0523/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Zero"

Brand: Tazzari

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, possible overheating of the remote control switch and its connected cables on the battery power line could lead to the risk of fire and fire propagation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Spain  

3
0524/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical toy

Brand: Play & Learn

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 27489

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842274891

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical toy in the form of a rocking horse with lights. Packaged in a cardboard box bearing a label showing the importer's details.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as it may break easily, releasing small parts. In addition, the casings for electrical components are too weak, meaning that the toy may present a risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.

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

 

4
0525/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy set "Combat"

Brand: Loob

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 10412

Batch number/Barcode: 8499690903128

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combat pistol with compass, badge, goggles, etc. Description of packaging: pistol in a blister pack which states the brand, reference and barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pistol, grenade, badge and goggles contain 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: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

5
0526/11

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Shoe dryer "Shoes Drier"

Brand: WEIWEI

Name:

Type/number of model: 6941757104549 WW-768

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical shoe dryer, protection class II; Colour: orange; Metal base; Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 15 (width, height, length). Mains lead approx. 1.37 m long, with moulded Europlug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- leads with only basic insulation come into contact with accessible metal parts,

- protective tubing can easily be dislodged, and

- the leads are not sufficiently held in position.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 6033. In addition it does not comply with European standard EN 50075.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

6
0527/11

Austria

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric bicycle battery

Brand: Genesis

Name:

Type/number of model: 9020159992088 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 44, Mod. 09,
9020102137368 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 48, Mod. 09,
9020100016511 - E-Mover, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 09,
9020104319618 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 44, Mod. 10+11,
9020104320539 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 48, Mod. 10+11,
9020104321338 - E-Mover1, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 10+11

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns the battery. Battery dimensions: width: 290mm, height: 75mm, Depth: 120mm (11Ah, 13.2Ah)

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because if the battery charge falls below a certain voltage (e.g. if the battery is not charged over the winter months), in certain cases there may be the danger of the battery catching fire when it is charged again.

Two incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the Machinery directive.

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

 

7
0528/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mains socket outlet

Brand: Lumitek

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 21324/156

Batch number/Barcode: 8436003113249

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Socket outlet for outdoor use. Description of packaging: - The product comes in individual plastic packaging with a label showing the brand and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the socket holes are not elastic enough to guarantee an appropriate contact pressure on the plug. This can cause a spark which could burn the cables and lead to overheating and fire.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

8
0529/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Lady’s bag

Brand: X SIDE

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 8699867905676

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A lady’s bag resembling a purse, which is made of silver coloured, imitation leather and has an appliquéd pattern depicting a tree and bats. There is a moisture-absorbing blue sticker.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0530/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: X SIDE

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8 698579 380 105.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ summer shoes with an upper made of brown imitation leather. The sole is made of artificial material. The products are sold in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.5 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities..  

 

10
0531/11

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Set of toys "Baby Concert"

Brand: MYL – Ming Yu Long

Name:

Type/number of model: N. 885-10, Barcode 6921501648000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of musical toys consisting of maracas shaped rattles, a drum with two sticks and a saxophone. Packed in a transparent bag closed with a cardboard fastener. On the packaging there is a printed logo indicating the age limit of the toy: "unsuitable for children under 3 years".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle grips are too long. The child could put the grips in the mouth and thus the grips could enter the throat.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1

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

 

11
0532/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sports shoes

Brand: Mania

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 9990000003006, item number 4ML – 3#

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ sneakers made of black, imitation leather with cyclamen seams and two tongues, one in each colour. Outer sole: natural rubber; inner sole/insole: textile. On the insole there is the inscription "Mania Team". Sold in transparent bags with labels containing information in Bulgarian about the producer, the importer, the price, the type of product and pictograms concerning the materials used.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 52.1 mg/kg of Benzidine and 73.4 mg/kg of 4,4 methylendianiline, exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

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

 

12
0533/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream "Lightening & purifying body creme"

Brand: Maxi Light

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 6181100231731; Batch code: p 10/10; E 10/13 D122883 “23”; 325 ml

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and brown plastic packaging with brown screw-cap and brown characters.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of hydroquinone as a skin-lightening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Norway,
Portugal  

13
0534/11

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s undergarment 8026/ baby sprockets

Brand: unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s undergarment, green with floral pattern, packed in plastic transparent bag.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44,9mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

14
0535/11

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Energy absorber "Absorbica"

Brand: Petzl

Name:

Type/number of model: 11137*****

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is designed for protection on a lifeline (rope or cable). The energy of the fall is absorbed by the tearing of specific webbing. A mesh pouch with a zipper protects the energy absorber from abrasion or projections and allows regular verification of the absorber's condition.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.

One accident reported.

The product des not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directive and the European standards EN 355 and EN 362.

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

Slovenia,
Norway  

15
0536/11

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Via ferrata lanyard "Petzl Scorpio"

Brand: Petzl

Name:

Type/number of model: Scorpio; lanyards manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137**** with product references : L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is designed for protection on via ferrata. The lanyard consists of an energy absorber, with two arms which connect to the cable with karabiners, and a means of connecting to the harness.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standards EN 355 and EN 362.

One accident reported.

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

Sweden,
Slovenia,
Norway  

16
0537/11

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Wig

Brand: JINRUILI

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 2609

Batch number/Barcode: 8435320926099

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Long blue wig. The wig is packaged in a transparent plastic bag measuring approximately 15 x 60 cm, and marked with a small adhesive label measuring 3 x 4 cm, indicating the details of the importer, the barcode and the item reference. Inside the bag, attached to the product by a plastic thread, is a large golden oval label, indicating, among other things, the make JINRUILI, kanekalon? and Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because, during testing, the combustion lasts for more than two seconds after the flame is extinguished. Moreover, the entire wig was burned.

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

 

17
0538/11

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Pirate skull mask "CARNAVAL"

Brand: Atosa

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 73049

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259730491

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pirate skull mask with a red headscarf and black beard. The product is not packaged. The front of the label indicates the brand and name as well as the warning: "KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE. ABG." The back of the label reads: "¡ADVERTENCIA! MANTENER LEJOS DEL FUEGO. ESTE ARTÍCULO NO ES UN JUGUETE. USO EXCLUSIVO PARA ADULTOS. FABRICADO EN CHINA" ("Warning! Keep away from fire. This article is not a toy. For use by adults only. Manufactured in China").

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk because the hair elements, if they catch fire, remain burning for too long.

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

 

(*)

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.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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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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