Report 24 (Published on: 17/06/2011)

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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:

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Chainsaw KS 58

Brand: Timbertech

Name:

Type/number of model: KS 58

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chainsaw, orange, engine capacity 58 cm³, power 2.6 kW, bar length 50 cm

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in the event of kickback by the chainsaw, the chain brake may not activate.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant standard ISO 13772.

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

 

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream "Caro light Lightening Beauty Cream"

Brand: Caro

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 9501101370111; Product ref.: 11B07487; use-by date 14.07.2012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Container: white plastic pot (120 ml), with all-over orange print and orange screw-top lid; sealed foil cap.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.67% of hydroquinone as a skin-lightening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective action by the importer.  

Malta  

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men’s T-shirt

Brand: MEN

Name:

Type/number of model: Style: 59000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black T-shirt for men. Composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Syria


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 4118 mg/kg of benzidine and 83mg/Kg of 4-aminobiphenyl exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales ordered by the authorities.  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Fluence and Mégane III

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles manufactured from 01/10/2009 to 12/02/2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Turkey,
Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of contact between the power-assisted steering electrical supply and the steering column universal joint which, in extreme cases, could damage the wiring and result in an unexpected loss of the power steering assistance which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Spain,
Finland,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set COMMANDOS

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: BRTY-10042, EAN code: 5149760060079

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black pistol, 3 black arrows with transparent pink suction cups, yellow whistle, silver handcuffs, compass, 2 dartboards and knife. Packed in a blister pack with the marking "COMMANDOS The arming for powerful and advanced”, "BRTY-100042" and others

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the suction cups can easily be removed and swallowed and also because the whistle is too small.

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

Compulsory measures: Stop on sales, withdrawal from the market and corrective action ordered by the authorities.  

 

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension cable "European Electrico soquete com ineterruptor"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: B-067 TT. EURO-KFT-BP, EAN code: 8067007406893

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension cord, red colour, length 10m with 1 socket. Packed in a transparent bag closed with a blue cardboard fastener with the text “European Electrico soquete com ineterruptor, schalter 8-fach do mit do tisch-stockdose; Sob a licença pelo tusker dirige germany”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the power cord does not have an earth wire;

- the plastic materials supporting live parts do not have sufficient heat resistance.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

France

Category: Toys

Product: Nursing necklace"Rabbit" mother & child necklace

Brand: Dushi

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product composed of multicoloured bands forming loops, at the ends of which there are fabric figures and pompoms. The product is used to amuse babies during feeding or nappy-changing. A label attached to the product states that this article is not intended for children aged less than three years. However, the photograph on the packaging shows a mother with a child aged under 36 months.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation owing to the presence of a cord with a free length of over 220 mm, which may form a noose. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

Sweden  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle "Thunderbird und Thunderbird Storm"

Brand: Triumph

Name:

Type/number of model: Type B 16BA EC type-approval: e11*2002/24*0833. Also imported vehicles from USA. Vehicles of model years 2010 to 2011 with vehicle identification numbers in the range SMTTNB1097A398664 to SMTB01TL3BJ466489 are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the screws fastening the front mudguard may become detached and damage the outside of the tyres, which could lead to a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Hungary,
Sweden,
United Kingdom  

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Police set "Power Police Wins"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy set comprising 6 pistols (4 black, 2 black with red handgrips), 15 projectiles with transparent pink suction cups, 2 compasses and 3 silver policeman badges. Packed in a blister pack with marking "Power Police Wins", "Superior Powerful", "Top Thunder Power and others".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the suction cups can easily be removed and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and corrective action ordered by the authorities.  

Hungary  

10
0548/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Prius

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model: Prius NHW11. The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 25 January 2000 to 20 May 2003, with VINs in the range JT1 53FU1# #0001001 to #0088335.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the steering wheel is repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position, there is a possibility that the nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gearbox assembly may come loose. If the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the pinion shaft could become unstable and power generated by the electric motor may not be fully transmitted. This could result in a significantly increased steering effort being needed when making a left turn and could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Spain,
Iceland,
Sweden,
Finland  

11
0549/11

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Children’s set - pistol and dartboard with arrows S.W.A.T GUARDEE MODERN COMBAT

Brand: Euro-One Hungary

Name:

Type/number of model: SE208, EAN code: 1354354353541

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set: black/silver pistol, dartboard, 6 darts with transparent orange suction cups. Packed in a blister with marking S.W.A.T GUARDEE and others on the black-grey cardboard. Sticker attached to the back includes the following: EAN code, SE208 and a website address.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the shafts of the darts are not long enough to allow the suction cups to be easily removed from a child's mouth in case of airway obstruction.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective action by the distributor.  

Hungary  

12
0550/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car iQ

Brand: Toyota

Name:

Type/number of model:

Production period 30 October 2008 to 19 May 2010. Right-hand drive vehicles.

WMI VDS VIS.

VIN range:

KGJ10R JTN ML11##  0J000115 - 0J057235

KGJ10R ML19## 0J017449 - 0J019081

NGJ10R MH11## 0J000110 - 0J005590

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there may be foreign material inside the brake tube which can potentially move into the brake master cylinder. If this occurs, the seal inside the brake master cylinder may become damaged, resulting in a reduction of the braking force and an increase in the brake pedal travel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

United Kingdom  

13
0551/11

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Hooded sweatshirt

Brand: Zalekua

Name:

Type/number of model: Dinosaurs Land, 1024P_9_0712_2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy's sweatshirt with a hood containing a drawstring. The text "Dinosaur's Land" is printed on the front. Sizes 92-128 cm.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. The drawstrings can easily become entangled in fixed objects if the child is moving quickly.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

14
0553/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Megane III Generation

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Type Approval No.: e2*2007/46*0010. Manufacturing period: start of production up to until 23/082010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Turkey

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a possible malfunction of the air bag computer which may result in the non-deployment of the driver’s air bag and/or deployment of the passenger air bag even when it has been deactivated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Lithuania,
United Kingdom  

15
0554/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car XC60 and S60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

The recall concerns model year 2011 vehicles, equipped with the following engines:

S60: B4204T6, B4204T7, B4164T3, B4164T, B5254T5

XC60: B4204T6, B4204T7.

The VINs of the affected vehicles are:

S60: from 0031679 to 0033476

XC60: from 0192616 to 0195006.

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 because a fuel supply line may be incorrectly manufactured and lead to fuel leakage. In the worst case scenario, the fuel line connection may completely detach and the engine may stall due to there being no fuel supply. This may occur suddenly and without any prior warning to the driver which could cause a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

16
0555/11

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun

Brand: Police Gun

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 103, TWJ 14163, EAN code: 2010062101551

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black pistol with a black and red handgrip and orange case, 3 projectiles with transparent red suction cups. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed by a yellow cardboard fastener with the markings: "Police Gun", "Flashing Enter", "Play Games" and others.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the suction cups can easily be removed and swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and corrective action by the distributor.  

 

17
0556/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Miss Ergi

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5200000814736, 5200000814705, 5200000814712 Art. No. 7201 Model ST-7202, 106-7202G

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Top and trousers, with the following information on the labels: size, article no., barcodes, composition 95% cotton, 5% spandex. There are embroidered and printed pictures and small elements (sequins, beads and stones) sewn on the top and the trousers.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

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

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

 

18
0557/11

United Kingdom

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Plastic drinking cup

Brand: Cambridge Diet

Name:

Type/number of model: Not known.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic drinking cup with a lid. The lid has a drinking spout with a detachable cap. The Cambridge Weight Plan logo is displayed on one side. Supplied in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the small plastic plug on the inside of the cap that covers the drinking spout may detach and it easily passes through the hole through which drink would be consumed.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14372.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

19
0558/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt with hood

Brand: Brubaker Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: B1D2F and B1D31

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirts with hoods that include drawstrings with knots at the ends. Sizes: 110 cm, 128 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. The drawstrings can easily become entangled in fixed objects if the child is moving quickly.

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.  

 

20
0559.11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: DJDUTCHJEANS

Name:

Type/number of model: BO4F2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s grey sweatshirt with zip-fastener and hood including a drawstring with knots at the ends. The lining, the zipper and the drawstring in the hood are green. The front is decorated with the inscription “79” and a crest shape. Size: 98 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. The drawstrings can easily become entangled in fixed objects if the child is moving quickly.

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.  

 

21
0560/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: New Facts Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: B3A15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood, which includes a drawstring with folded and sewn ends. Size: 116 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to 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.  

 

22
0562/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s jacket

Brand: KE YI QI

Name:

Type/number of model: B-815

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink jacket with zip fastener and hood. The hood includes elastic drawstrings with three dimensional toggles on the ends. Size: 98 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area. It also poses a risk of injury to the child’s face if the elastic drawstring is pulled or released while being fixed.

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.  

 

23
0563/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's tracksuit

Brand: Raman

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no.: 706-2#

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tracksuit consisting of a sweatshirt and trousers, sizes: 6, 8, 12 and 14. Sweatshirt: inscriptions on the front ("Club FIRST ROUND 25"); fastened with a zip; 2 pockets; two labels: one containing information in a foreign language and another with information in Bulgarian, including the name of the importer and the composition: 100% polyester. In the waist area of the trousers there is a functional fastening cord with plastic toggles, 2 pockets with edging, composition: 100% polyester. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long and not fastened in one place to the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

24
0564/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Raman

Name:

Type/number of model: Item: 932-4#

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tracksuit consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers. On the front of the sweatshirt there are some inscriptions – "DAKOT STATE, Tiger of dake". It is fastened with a zipper and has 2 pockets, an attached label containing information in a foreign language about the brand, the item no. and the size. In the waist area of the trousers there is a functional fastening cord with plastic toggles, 2 pockets with edging, composition: 100% polyester. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to 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  

 

25
0565/11

Malta

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Rechargeable battery pack Battery packs sold with certain HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario, HP and HP Compaq notebooks.

Brand: Hewlett-Packard

Name:

Type/number of model: Battery barcodes and notebook model numbers are visible in the picture

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs sold with various models of HP and Compaq notebook computers from July 2007 to July 2008. The recall is an expansion of a 14 May 2009 battery recall previously expanded on 19 May 2010.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The products pose a risk of fire and burns as the recalled lithium-ion battery packs can overheat and rupture.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

Greece,
Bulgaria  

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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