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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 39 (Published on: 30/09/2011)

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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
0986/11

Italy

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Stainless steel flasks and cups

Brand: Ferrino

Name:

Type/number of model: Not present on the article. Identifying code on the 10 boxes of flasks (weight 79 kg): 868985—YMLU488024; identifying code on the 28 boxes of bottles (weight 223 kg) 868985—YMLU488024.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black neoprene coverings for flasks and bottles, bearing the “Ferrino” brand name and logo and packaged in a cardboard box with a picture of the item.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of a significant exposure to naphthalene (present at a concentration of 4.7 mg/kg of material) and toluene (present at a concentration of 0.12 mg/kg of material).

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Spain  

2
0987/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: EVA puzzle mat

Brand: Dragon Asia

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8420000027371

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puzzle mat with images of fruit and vegetables sold in transparent plastic packaging. There is an adhesive label with the CE mark and symbol denoting the toy is unsuitable for children under the age of 3.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product contains small parts that can be easily swallowed.

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

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

 

3
0988/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic game "Bigdardi doppio bersaglio magnetico – Frecette magnetiche"

Brand: Bigdardi

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8001097534852

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Magnetic target for darts. The product is packaged in a white cardboard box to which two photographs of red and yellow darts have been affixed. The brand name "Bigdardi" written in blue and yellow on a red background.

Country of origin: China


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Injuried

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a magnet with a surface area of less than 3 cm2 that can be easily detached and swallowed, and with a magnetic flux index of 840 kG2mm2.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

4
0989/11

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchairs "Everyday" and "Elite"

Brand: Zooper

Name:

Type/number of model:

"Tango", SL808G, date code 022009-060510;

"Waltz", SL800J, date code 022009-060510;

"Flamenco" SL350B, date code 071509

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pushchairs with armrest/food tray.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the opening between the armrest/food tray and the lower part of the seat may allow the child to slide down if it has not been fastened with the belt, which may cause the child to become entrapped in the neck area.

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

 

5
0990/11

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Basketball game

Brand: Lifetime Europe

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no 1364333

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable, freestanding basketball game with an adjustable pole with polycarbonate backboard and a hoop with a net. The removable ballast box can be filled with water.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the polycarbonate cover of the backboard can fall off and injure the basketball player.

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

 

6
0991/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bikini "Cherie"

Brand: Poppy

Name:

Type/number of model: "Cherie"

Batch number/Barcode: 0002 2996

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swimming costumes intended for girls, consisting of two parts, with cords that have free ends in the neck area, cords that are tied at the back and also cords with free ends in the waist area. Size: 116-122, composition: 80% polyamide and 20% elastane.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to cords in the neck and back area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

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

 

7
0992/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Citroen C3"

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model: C3

The recall concerns vehicles built on 14/12/09.

e2*2007/46*0003*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The fixing bracket of the air unit on the engine may break under the effect of vibrations and in this situation some surrounding components on the engine may be affected which may lead to an extension of the parking brake travel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Slovakia,
Malta,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Lithuania,
Portugal  

8
0993/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's blouse "Fashion Young Look"

Brand: G&L

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: 13

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sleeveless, light brown, shiny blouse with elasticated frill trim.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 262 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor. Destruction of stock ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
0994/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's top

Brand: Forever

Name:

Type/number of model: certificate M/L 1907

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured top with black lining; elasticated waist; attached chain.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 622 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor. Destruction of stock ordered by the authorities.  

 

10
0995/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers "Best"

Brand: Happy Tree

Name:

Type/number of model: style No: HR-0007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers with a functional fastening cord made of textile in the waist area. The trousers have two pockets, a picture of a kitten and the inscription: "SUPAR Popular". There is an attached textile label with the following information: "Happy Tree", 100% cotton, style No: HR-0007, size: 3A, Made in China H.K. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

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

 

11
0996/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Top box for motorcycles "Sprint GT" and "Tiger 800 / Tiger 800 XC"

Brand: Triumph

Name:

Type/number of model: 1.        Sprint GT: Part code: T2351020

2.        Tiger 800 / Tiger 800 XC: Part code T2353172

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Original Triumph accessory: top box

1.        55 l capacity

2.        35 l capacity

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The top box's locking handle can come undone by itself and the top box can detach itself from the carrier plate. This could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Poland,
Sweden,
Norway,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
The Netherlands  

12
0997/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Guai Niu Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: 2933

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers with four pockets and cords which hang below the lower hem of the garment. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of cords which hang below the lower hem of the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

13
0998/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's tracksuits

Brand: F.J.J Fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: F.J.J-11259 ,
F.J.J-11260

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tracksuits intended for children from 7 to 14 years of age consisting of two parts: a sweatshirt with a hood and trousers. The hood has cords with free ends and the trousers have cords with free ends in the waist area. Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. One tracksuit is available in a combination of dark blue and yellow colours and also light grey and blue, with an appliquéd pattern with the inscription: "ENGALE". The other is a combination of grey and yellow, with an appliquéd pattern depicting the number "10".

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long, have not been secured against unravelling and which have not been fixed to the garment in at least one point equidistant from the exit points. In addition, the products pose a risk of strangulation as the hoods of the sweatshirts have functional cords with free ends that have not been secured against unravelling.

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

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

 

14
0999/11

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls dress

Brand: Julia

Name:

Type/number of model: Item E11-J1665 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress with a drawstring in the waist area; pink and white; 100 % cotton. Sizes 104-152 cm.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

15
1000/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger "iPod Accessories Kit" (NOT AN ORIGINAL ACCESSORY)

Brand: Deltaco

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: FTO-06PS-5.0V

Batch number/Barcode: 7 340004 638636

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply intended for use with an iPod.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as the clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
1001/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies shoes "City-Aktivschuhe für Damen"

Brand: BLUE MOTION

Name:

Type/number of model: Size: 39, Model 3;

Batch number/Barcode: 2321 9557

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' shoes (lace-up) with skin-coloured, leather inner lining, upper: PU synthetic (colour: black), abrasion-proof outer sole.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.5 mg/kg; 38.3 mg/kg and 35.6 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

17
1002/11

Luxembourg

Category: Gadgets

Product: Laser pointer "Shock & Laser"

Brand: Nicky Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: ART Nbr. 18128 EAN 8 717273 181283

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer with electric shock function.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the laser is above Class 2M.

In addition, the product poses a risk of electric shock as a person could touch the part which is high voltage.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

18
1003/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and accessory set

Brand: Mairyn Girlz

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 225645 in invoice (3 different sets)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) A dark-haired plastic doll with accessories (a guitar, a microphone, a telephone etc.) packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

2) A blond-haired plastic doll with accessories (a guitar, a microphone, a telephone etc.) packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

3) A red-haired plastic doll with accessories (a guitar, a microphone, a telephone etc.) packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose chemical risks because:

1) Plastic material in the doll contains 29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Also DINP was found, not quantified.

2) Plastic material in the doll contains 31 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

3) Plastic material in the doll (face) contains 31 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and DINP (quantitative determination has not been done).

According to the REACH Regulation, the 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.  

 

19
1004/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and accessory set "Vogue Honey"

Brand: Beauty

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 225644 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic doll with accessories (handbag, hair dryer etc.) packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 28% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.8% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the 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.  

 

20
1005/11

Spain

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Plastic flower with candles

Brand: Sparkling

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: On product: 6933550402014 ; on adhesive label: 8422220113100

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic flower with a little candle on each petal. The flower is closed when sold, and gradually opens as the candles are lit. The packaging is a red cardboard box with a series of instructions in English.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire as the container holding the flowers is made of a plastic material that does not self-extinguish.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

21
1006/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB Charger

Brand: Goobay

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 46889

Batch number/Barcode: 4 040849 421990

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply with USB output

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are less than required. Due to this defect, the user can easily get a fatal electric shock from the accessible metal parts in case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

22
1007/11

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Nightlight

Brand: Bébé Création

Name:

Type/number of model: Model SEC 51223

Batch number/Barcode: 8431681413599

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED nightlight for children that changes colour from blue to pink.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it can overheat and burn.

Four incidents reported.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

23
1008/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby outfit

Brand: Savidon

Name:

Type/number of model: VE-1478 (size 6M)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's outfit consisting of knitted trousers and a matching jacket. The buttons on the jacket are pompoms made of yarn and sewn to the garment. 100% acrylic. 6M, Made in EC.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Strangulation,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as the circumference of the loops protruding from the garment is greater than 75mm.

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

In addition, the product poses a risk of suffocation as the pompoms at the neck of the garment are easily accessible to babies who could put them in the mouth, which could result in obstruction of the breathing passages.

One incident reported.

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

 

24
1009/11

Luxembourg

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer "Porte-clé"

Brand: NeWave

Name:

Type/number of model: LAM019 EAN: 3 660472 008774

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer key-ring with 2 buttons: one button to operate the red laser; the other button operates 2 white LEDs.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is higher than class 2M (measured power: 7,490 mW).

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

25
1010/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Pull toy

Brand: Eichhorn

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4003046024463, item-No. 10 000 2446

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: wooden pull-along duck.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts can easily become detached from the front wheel of the toy and children may place them in the mouth.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor  

Austria,
Italy  

26
1011/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animal figure "Sweetie peri"

Brand: You Beauty Pony (PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number in invoice: 3228/A348070/1/2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic pony toy set containing an orange, 15 cm high, plastic pony with a long purple mane and tail and a brush. Toys are packed in a pink cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 21% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the 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.  

 

27
1012/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animal figure

Brand: Little Horse (PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number: 83069

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic pony toy set containing a pink, 30 cm high, plastic pony with a long yellow mane and tail and a comb, crown and accessories. Toys are packed in a pink cardboard box with a transparent window marked "dressed for a party."

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 17% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the 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.  

 

28
1013/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: Mariatti

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 11315/101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black shoes made of genuine leather. The insole is made of beige leather with the inscription "Mariatti", the lining is made of beige leather and the sole is made of artificial material. The shoes are packed in a cardboard box with the inscription "Mariatti" on the lid.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 17.2 mg/kg of chromium (VI) in the lining and 17.3 mg/kg of chromium (VI) in the insole.

Chromium (VI) is a very strong allergen which may cause allergic reactions to sensitive people.

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

 

29
1014/11

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s chair

Brand: PILSAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 06-149, model 2007/05660,

Batch number/Barcode: 8 693461 061493

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding, portable chair for children. The product is sold in polyethylene packaging with a cardboard label containing information in a foreign language.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the chair does not have a braking or blocking device and the distance between the moving parts, which have a scissors-like movement, is too small.

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

 

30
1015/11

Luxembourg

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Green Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green laser pointer pen with an adjustable lens. By turning the lens ring different green laser patterns can be projected. The lens can also be easily removed so that the laser beam will be a straight beam projecting a small spot. Supplied in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is higher than class 2M (measured power: 40.64 mW).

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

31
1016/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bikini

Brand: Katia

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. 6034 ,
2. 6036

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Blue coloured bikini with printed images of little girls intended for girls aged 5 to 6 years old. It has blue coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The set also contains a blue coloured skirt which has blue coloured cords at the waist area. The length of the cords at the waist area is 31 cm. The length of the cords on the skirt is 15 cm.

2. Red coloured, floral bikini for girls aged 7 to 8 years old. The bikini has elastic red coloured, floral cords in the neck area. The set also contains a red coloured, floral skirt which has pink coloured cords in the waist area. The length of the cords on the skirt is 28 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 functional cords.

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

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

 

32
1017/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bikini

Brand: Power Flower

Name:

Type/number of model: F618

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Purple coloured, striped bikini for girls aged 11 to 12 years old. The bikini has elastic, purple coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 30 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 functional cords.

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

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

 

33
1018/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bikini

Brand: Rosso Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. XS0903,
2. XS0911,
3. XS0913,
4. XS0925

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Yellow coloured bikini for girls aged 7 to 8 years old. The bikini has elastic, yellow coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 24 cm.

2. Purple and green coloured bikini for girls aged 3 to 4 years old. The bikini has patterns of fish and a mermaid printed on the top and bottom parts. The bikini has elastic, purple and green coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 28 cm.

3. Red and green coloured bikini for girls aged 11 to 12 years old. The bikini has patterns of flowers stitched on the top and bottom parts. The bikini has elastic, green coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 35 cm.

4. Purple and yellow coloured bikini for girls aged 9 to 10 years old. The bikini has patterns of fish stitched on the top and bottom parts. The bikini has elastic, purple and yellow coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 29 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 functional cords.

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

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

 

34
1019/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name:

Type/number of model: AO4

Batch number/Barcode: 2210000010413

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red coloured, floral bikini for girls aged 3 to 4 years old. The bikini has elastic, red coloured cords in the neck and back area. The set also contains a red coloured skirt that has the same floral pattern as the bikini top.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords.

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

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

 

35
1020/11

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead "Surge and Noise Protector"

Brand: Pilot-GL

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension lead with surge and noise protector having five earth protected outlets placed in line with a power indicator, a red and a green light, a push button (press to reset), a switch with neon, power cord with plug. 230 V-50 Hz, 16A.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts are not connected to the protective cable.

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

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

 

36
1021/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger "Smart charger"

Brand: Brooklyn

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: PS3015

Batch number/Barcode: 4 030923 000692

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger with USB output for games controller (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are less than required. Due to this defect, the user can easily get a fatal electric shock from the accessible metal parts in case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

37
1022/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll and accessory set "Girl Top Style"

Brand: Beauty

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 225641 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic doll with accessories (pink shoes, a mirror, a bag and several dresses in different colours) packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the doll’s face contains 29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.9% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Also di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) was found (quantitative determination has not been done).

According to the REACH Regulation, the 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.  

 

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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.

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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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