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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 25 (Published on: 24/06/2011)

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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
0566/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Corvette"

Brand: Chevrolet

Name:

Type/number of model: EC Type approval: e13*2001/116*0150*00, Type GMX-245

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2005 – 2006 models with VINs in the following ranges: 2005 55100001 – 55137341 2006 65100001 – 65115536.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because repeated movements of the steering column could cause the transmission of signals to be interrupted, resulting in automatic activation of the brakes on one side, causing the car to swerve which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

2
0567/11

United Kingdom

Category: Chemical products

Product: Specialist metal treatment "Rust Converter Gel 750ml"

Brand: Fortress

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 04024477

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rust Converter Gel 750ml contained in a round metal tin.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as, on opening, the lid of the can may fly off, travelling for up to five metres in some cases. This is caused by a build up of hydrogen in the cans as a result of voids in the lacquer coating and compounded in some cases by a deformation in the cans.

Accident reported.

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

 

3
0568/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket with hood

Brand: Disney Hannah Montana (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT).

Name:

Type/number of model: DGFY-6250; Bar Code: 5999032762503

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with zip fastener. The removable hood includes drawstrings with three-dimensional toggles on the ends. Blue (Sizes 110,128,134); Green (Size 122); White (Sizes 110, 116,122,128).

Country of origin: Unknown


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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.  

 

4
0569/11

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy "Music Toys"

Brand: Zim

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 5566 Barcode 6 900000033203

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of toys consisting of two maracas-shaped rattles, a drum with two sticks and a yellow rattle. Packed in a transparent bag closed with a cardboard fastener. On the packaging there is a pictogram indicating the age limit for the toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle grips protrude too much and the toy does not comply with the requirements on shape and size.

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

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

 

5
0570/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket with hood

Brand: Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: A 7910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s blue jacket with zip fastener and hood. The removable hood includes drawstrings with three-dimensional toggles on the ends. Sizes 2 & 4.

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.  

 

6
0571/11

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police sets 1) S.W.A.T.

2) POLICE SET

Brand:

1) Unknown

2) JLM

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) ITEM NO: 121-089, EAN code: 6568521210895

2) ITEM NO: 122-235, EAN code: 6568521222355

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Plastic copper-coloured crossbow with 4 multicoloured projectiles (blue, green, yellow, rose) with transparent pink suction cups. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed by a dark cardboard fastener with marking S.W.A.T., 3+ Ages, Made in China and others.

2) Plastic pistol of golden colour, 2 black projectiles with orange suction cups, dark blue watch, grey handcuffs with a small key, dark grey transmitter and black binoculars. Packed in a blister with marking Police Set, World Champion, Made in China, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached. If the suction cup is entirely stuck in the mouth, it can block the airways resulting in choking.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

7
0572/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy "Giraffe Giro Musical"

Brand: Happy Horse

Name:

Type/number of model: Giraffe Giro Musical; art nr. 17243; EAN 8711811079889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical plush toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts may easily become detached, meaning they could be placed in the mouth and inhaled.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
0573/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Bath Toy

Brand: Meuse Import

Name:

Type/number of model: Bathing Toy, Article no: 1792; EAN 26017921

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic bathing toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be easily detached and which 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: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0574/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream "Skin Lite ’n’ Smooth Cream"

Brand: Symba

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code (tube) 1075 EX 0312; EAN 74366500014; 57 g

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of skin-lightening cream in an orange cardboard box with white and dark-brown characters and the following description: “Lightens uneven and dark discoloration; Fades freckles, age and liver spots; Moisturizes the skin; Leaves skin perfumed, soft and smooth; Active ingredient hydroquinone 1,9%.”

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0,8% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC

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

 

10
0575/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream

Brand: Crusader

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code 502169000381 50 g.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of skin-lightening cream packed in a cardboard box with green and red characters and the following description: “For a lighter, brighter skin; Active ingredient hydroquinone 2 %.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2% of hydroquinone as a skin-lightening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

11
0576/11

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shower Gel "Vitamin Mix Exotic"

Brand: Art Layf

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 4606492007853/ Batch code: Produced: 10.11.2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shower gel packed in 200 ml plastic bottles with pictures of a flower.

Country of origin: Russia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance methyldibromo glutaronitrile.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdraw from the market by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
0577/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men’s shorts

Brand: Victory

Name:

Type/number of model: Style: Tuti Fruti. Colour: Silk Purple

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men’s shorts in purple, with 6 outer pockets (2 on the front, 2 on the back and 2 on the side of the garment). Composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 112 mg/Kg (ppm) 3,3-dimethoxybenzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

13
0578/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening cream

1)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk

2)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin

3)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Tone – for dry skin

4)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular

5)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin

6)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Tone – for dry skin

7)Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular

Brand: Palmer

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk Batchcode H9301C; MFG: 10/09 Exp: 10/12 Ean 10181 07705 250 ml

2) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin Batchcode J9203A; MFG: 07/09 EXP: 07/12 Ean 10181 07605 125 g

3) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Tone – for dry skin Batchcode J8233A; MFG 08/08 EXP: 08/11 Ean 10181 07609 125 g

4) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular Batchcode J9050A; MFG 02/09 EXP: 02/12 Ean 10181 07600 125 g

5) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin Batchcode J9149A; MFG 05/09 EXP: 05/12 Ean 10181 07505 75 g

6) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Tone – for dry skin Batchcode J9218A; MFG: 08/09 EXP: 08/12 Ean 10181 07509 75 g

7) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular Batchcode J9364A; EXP: 10/12 Ean 10181 07500 75 g

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cosmetic products in blue/green/red coloured cardboard box with the following description: “Active ingredient hydroquinone 2 %, Purpose skin lightener."

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain hydroquinone:

1) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk Hydroquinone: 2,0 %

2) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin Hydroquinone: 2,0 %

3) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Tone – for dry skin Hydroquinone: 2,0 %

4) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular Hydroquinone: 1,9 %

5) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – for oily skin Hydroquinone: 2,1 %

6) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fades Dark Spots Evens Skin Hydroquinone: 1,9 %

7) Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream – regular Hydroquinone: 1,9 %

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

14
0579/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy hammering bench "Pounding Doggy"

Brand: I’m Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: Type / Number of model / Barcode / Batch code Pounding doggy; Item No. 22059; EAN8850714220599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy hammering bench supplied in a cardboard box with pictures and instructions.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts (the bell on the end of the dog's tail) may easily become detached and could be placed in the mouth and inhaled.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and corrective action ordered by the authorities.  

Slovenia  

15
0580/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Focus and C-Max"

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Ford Focus 1.6L Diesel - e13*2001/116*0144*03

Ford C-Max 1.8/2.0 Petrol - e13*2001/116*0144*07

Ford Focus 1.8/2.0 Petrol - e13*2001/116*0109*14

Vehicles manufactured between 01.08.2004 and 25.01.2007.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany,
Spain

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because moisture can penetrate the radiator fan control module, causing corrosion, malfunction or overheating of the module. In very rare cases, regardless of whether the vehicle is in operation, this can cause cables and adjacent components to ignite.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Finland,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

16
0581/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Blowpipe

Brand: Sport Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 0415 on the packaging. Item No 923113; EAN8713836024554

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy blowpipe with darts in blue/purple/yellow colour, sold in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached. If the suction cup is entirely stuck in the mouth, it can block the airways resulting in choking.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

17
0582/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden train "Toys – Train"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No 61.0383; EAN 8713219 228036

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden train comprised of one locomotive and three wagons.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be easily detached and which fit into the small part cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Poland,
Norway  

18
0583/11

Malta

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Outboard engine "Verado"

Brand: Mariner

Name:

Type/number of model: Models MA-275XL; MA-275CXL; MA-250L; MA-300L; MA-300CL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Outboard engine for recreational craft.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bell crank stud may break, due to corrosion caused by prolonged exposure to saltwater, causing a potential loss of gear change control.

The product does not comply with the Machinery directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action.  

Greece,
Denmark,
Finland  

19
0584/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Unsea

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A white halter-neck dress for children with printed patterns depicting flowers and double cords with free ends in the neck area which are tied in a knot. There are sewn textile labels indicating the brand “Unsea”, the composition: 100% cotton, symbols for use and ironing instructions in English. There is also a label with information in Bulgarian about the producer. It is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

 

20
0585/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s skirt

Brand: Çikoby

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's purple skirt with embroidered flowers and cords in the waist area, sold without packaging. There is a textile label attached to the product which shows the brand name.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstrings present in the waist area are too long, protruding by more than 140 mm at both ends.

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

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

 

21
0586/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Çikoby

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 2015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s clothing set consisting of two parts – a skirt and a sleeveless top. On the skirt there are small metal parts in various shapes, some of which have sharp edges. There is a label attached to the product with the following information in English: the brand name, 12-18 months, item 2015, info@cikobykids.com, and there is also a label with information in Bulgarian about the producer. It is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative metal elements detach easily and can be swallowed by a child.

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

 

22
0587/11

The Netherlands

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Coffee glasses "Barista"

Brand: Durobor

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 8795/34. No. 5410808103578

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 6 coffee glasses 34 cl – 12 oz, tempered glass, dishwasher proof.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because the glasses have insufficient thermal shock resistance and may break when filled with hot liquids, causing the user to be scalded.

One incident reported.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and 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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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

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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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