Report 27 (Published on: 08/07/2011)

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit

Brand: Raiz Da Sorte Imp E Exp Unipessoal Lda

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 20118 Bar code: 5606868201181

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a bicycle repair kit. It comes in a blister pack, the front of which includes the following information: "BICYCLE TIRE REPAIR KIT". The rear has an adhesive label including the model number and barcode. The kit contains a white tube of glue bearing the legend "RED SUN" in orange.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 70% by weight of benzene and more than 6% by weight of toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Vuvuzelas "Mini Vuvuzelas"

Brand: CRIK CROK

Name:

Type/number of model: Code and lot No of gadget: 20101018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hard plastic trumpet with a whistle. The gadget is sold inside a packet of Crik Crok crisps and wrapped in clear plastic, inside which there is a label with the CRIK CROK logo and the following information: "Mini Vuvuzelas. Read and retain. Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. Small parts could be swallowed or inhaled. Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it is possible to inhale the artificial whistle.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat "Foam Puzzle"

Brand: Nickelodeon

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Sponge Bob

Batch number/Barcode: 8423599066264

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 9-piece puzzle mat made of foam material, forming an image of the cartoon character "Sponge Bob". It is packaged in a cardboard box with images of the character and information on the importer and country of origin as well as the words "not suitable for children under 36 months".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth by young children.

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

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger vehicle / van "Scudo 1.6 JTD and 2.0 JTD"

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 270, EC-type approval e2*2001/116*0351.

The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle / van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries owing to a defective master brake cylinder, which could result in an oil leak and potentially lead to reduced braking performance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Poland,
Sweden  

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening cream "Lightening beauty cream with carrot oil"

Brand: Caro White

Name:

Type/number of model: Manufacturing and expiration dates: “fab: 08/2010; exp: 07/2014”; Barcode “9 501101 373068”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The packaging bears the list of ingredients – including "Hydroquinone (max.2%) and the indication: “Carowhite beauty cream is a formula rich in B-carotene and vitamin A and E in order to make your skin light, manageable, and satin-smooth. Contains hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children” in Portuguese, French and English.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC).

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Portugal  

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle VT750C

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model:

Production period: 2010~2011;

2010 Year Model VT750CS;

2010~2011 Year Model VT750C2B;

2010~2011 Year Model VT750C2S.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, under some riding conditions, the bank angle sensor can malfunction which can lead to the engine stalling when idling or when the motorcycle is being ridden.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Bulgaria,
Finland,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Sweden  

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle LX250S9/A/B

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model: LX250S9/A/B

The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers from JKALX250SSDA01774 to JKALX250SSDA09430.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of fire and injuries because:

1. Brackets welded on the fuel tank may crack due to stress while riding. This can cause fuel to leak causing a risk of fire.

2. Water may enter the ECU or Vehicle Down Sensor connectors through the wiring harness. This can lead to corrosion on the terminals and may cause the engine to cut out creating the potential for an accident.

3. The wiring for the fuel injection may rub on the frame wearing the insulation away. This can cause the engine to cut out, creating the potential for an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Spain,
Finland,
Slovakia,
Slovenia,
Poland,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Portugal  

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Inboard / sterndrive engine D3-D

Brand: Volvo Penta

Name:

Type/number of model:

D3-110i-D, D3-140A-D, D3-150i-D, D3-170A-D, D3-170i-D, D3-200A-D, D3-200i-D, D3-220A-D, D3-220i-D.

Engines within serial number range: 2003016541 – 2003018887.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inboard and sterndrive engines.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to a bolt in the power control unit bracket which can rub against the fuel return hose and, in certain cases, cause fuel leakage, leading to a fire and explosion hazard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Austria,
Spain  

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bikini for children

Brand: Power Flower

Name:

Type/number of model: F514

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue and white striped (marine style) bikini for children aged 9-10 years old with a gold coloured anchor on both the top and bottom piece. The bikini has elastic, red coloured loose end functional cords at the neck and back area. The length of the cords at the neck area is 36 cm. The length of the cords at the back area is 35 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of loose end functional cords on the top of the bikini.

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

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

 

10
0618/11

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Model: 10-34 PIR

Batch number/Barcode: 8435168197606 2. Model: 10-34 FUF Barcode: 8435168196791

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable, adjustable lighter made of plastic. The lighter is equipped with a switch enabling the projection of a picture.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The products pose a risk of burns and fire because they are attractive to children.

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

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

 

11
0619/11

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Brikais

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rectangular, refillable, electric, adjustable lighter made of silver plated metal in the shape of a watch. The area for the numbers is illuminated.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire 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.

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

 

12
0620/11

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Atomic

Name:

Type/number of model:

HB (sex appeal baby),

HB (daily sexercise),

GG (stars),

GI,

HA,

GK.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylindrical-shaped, refillable, electric, adjustable lighters made of plastic and covered with pictures of naked women or fashionable women. The lighters are equipped with a switch enabling the projection of a picture.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The products pose a risk of burns and fire because they are attractive to children.

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

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

 

13
0621/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men’s shoes

Brand: West Coast

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 70602-009767

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men’s sports shoes. The upper is made of white imitation leather in combination with genuine leather. The lining is made of textile and the sole is made of thermo rubber. On the inner side of the shoes there is an inscription BRAZIL. The shoes are packed in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the toe area contains 8.0 mg/kg of chromium (VI).

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

 

14
0622/11

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light Luz Nocturna + Interruptor

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 1101489, batch code N.I.F.: B-95036372

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light with sensor.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it is possible to change the lamp or gain access to the internal live parts whilst the mains socket-mounted night light is connected to the power supply;

- the plug dimensions are not compliant;

- there is no over-current protection.

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

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

 

15
0623/11

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night Light "Jesus Nite Lite"

Brand: Nite Lite

Name:

Type/number of model: NNL-1A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light with a cover resembling a religious figure.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it is possible to change the lamp or gain access to the internal live parts whilst it is connected to the power supply;

- it does not have any over-current protection;

- due to the fact that the cover resembles a religious figure and/or has the appearance of a statue, it has a high potential to be child attractive.

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 withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

16
0624/11

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tyre repair kit

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tyre repair kit including a white tube of rubber cement, named PAX, with the description: “Rubber cement, for all rubber repairs, 20 cc”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains between than 36.1% and 41% benzene. In addition, it can contain up to 15.4% toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Slovenia  

17
0625/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's sweatshirt

Brand: Oviesse

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 2347274 (size 8-9) Barcode 2023472710008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The garment is a light blue boy's sweatshirt for ages 8-9, with green functional drawstrings in the hood. It has a cardboard label, marked on one side with the words “Green Generation”. The front of the sweatshirt is printed with the inscription: "Sidewalk Cali 45".

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as it has drawstrings with free ends 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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

18
0626/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's bikini "GIULIA JIA JIA"

Brand: GJJ

Name:

Type/number of model: Type of model: XT1106

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Purple and yellow bikini intended for children aged 9-10 years old. The bikini has elastic, light purple halter neck cords and back and waist cords with free ends. The length of the cords at the neck is 34 cm. The length of the cords at the back is 32 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the bikini top has functional cords with loose ends. 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  

 

19
0627/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's bikini

Brand: Katia Fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Type of model: LYQ515

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue and yellow coloured bikini for children aged 5-6 years old. The bikini has elastic, green cords at the back with loose ends. The length of the cords at the back is 17 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the bikini top has functional cords with loose ends. 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
0628/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's bikini Power Flower

Brand: International Trade Company S.R.L

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: F626

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fuchsia and yellow bikini intended for children aged between 2-4 years old. The bikini has yellow and fuchsia elastic cords with loose ends in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the neck is 34 cm. The length of the cords at the back is 35 cm. The length of the cords at the waist is 32 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the bikini top has functional cords with loose ends. 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  

 

21
0629/11

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Bonny"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902496054817

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 23.7% 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

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