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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 07/10/2011)

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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: (*)

1
1023/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ Knitted Jacket "Dragonfly"

Brand: TUC TUC

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 41904;

Batch number/Barcode: 8474190401336

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink knitted jacket for 3 month-old babies. At the neck there are two functional cords with free ends. The label states 100% cotton.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of two functional cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

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

 

2
1024/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Minnie

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: BMX 12;

Batch number/Barcode: 5998230 309893

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's yellow bicycle decorated with bird stickers with a pair of stabilisers. The height of the saddle is adjustable and can be fixed with a screw. The bike is equipped with a front-wheel braking system and rear-wheel breaks. On the steering mechanism there is a waterproof protective coating with the inscription “Minnie”, one red and one white reflective prism. The wheels are covered with mudguards.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the static strength of the saddle is not sufficient;

- the chainguard does not completely cover the edge of the chain and therefore clothing may get caught;

- the stabilisers are too close to the vertical plane of the frame, so the bicycle can easily tip over on uneven surfaces.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

3
1025/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Quattroporte", "Gran Turismo"

Brand: Maserati

Name:

Type/number of model:

Quattroporte: assembly number 42685 to 44955

Gran Turismo: assembly number 42686 to 44957

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The tie rods regulating the rear suspension of the vehicle could in extreme cases break, leading to loss of control of the vehicle and the possibility of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Slovenia,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Sweden  

4
1026/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power inverter

Brand: ProPlus

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 450073

Batch number/Barcode: 8 717568 792705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power inverter with USB. 12VDC to 220V AC.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the user can touch the live pin of the plug while it is being inserted or withdrawn.

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.  

 

5
1027/11

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Clear-N-Smooth – H Organic Brightener

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4093900053; batch No: 072610; best-before date: July 2012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with two red labels. The bottle is marked with the following description: 14-Days Clear N Smooth Complexion Toning Milk – Lait de Beaute – Organic Brightener – Improved Formula". Content – light-brown cream.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.69% kojic acid content.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the market.  

 

6
1028/11

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Snap-hooks

Brand: MEYCO Hobby®

Name:

Type/number of model: a) Item No 61414; b) Item No 61415

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: a) A pack of silver-coloured, spring hook with ring and eyelets in three sizes 14, 16 and 18 cm; b) A pack of gold-coloured snap-hook with ring and eyelets in three sizes, 14, 16 and 18 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the eyelets release a quantity of nickel exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

In addition, the product contains a high quantity of soluble lead.

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

 

7
1029/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van "Sprinter"

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 906.

The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 25.07.2011 and 29.07.2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Various control units may be incorrectly programmed which could lead to the ESP and airbag systems malfunctioning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Norway,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Poland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

8
1030/11

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: SLM

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension lead with three socket outlets and switch.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the earth conductor is missing;

- the conductors are soldered directly to the switch.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

9
1031/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car / van "Scudo", "Ulysse"

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Scudo: Chassis numbers range in the interval between 4274504 and 4294259

Ulysse: Chassis numbers range in the interval between 3399722 and 3402001.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car / van

Country of origin: Italy,
France

No pictures are available

Injuries

In some cases the wiring for the power steering electric pump might interfere with one steel edge of the left front-wheel arch and get damaged. This damage could cause the operation of the power steering to fail and lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Norway,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Sweden,
Portugal  

10
1032/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power inverter

Brand: Powermax

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 8081Y;

Batch number/Barcode: 0 683969 970012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power inverter. 12V DC to 230V AC

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distances between the acccessible USB connector and hazardous secondary voltage on the printed circuit board are not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can get an electric shock from the USB connector if there is 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.  

 

11
1033/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hair curler "Baby Curls"

Brand: HerStyler

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hair curler supplied with a travel plug adaptor.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the contact pins of a plug which is inserted into the travel adaptor can be touched as it is possible to insert one plug contact pin, while the other live pin is exposed.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard SFS 5610.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Norway  

12
1034/11

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: LED energie

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: Art. Nr:936742;

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430035 360338

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp (6W-GU10)

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The combined creepage distance between the live supply parts and accessible surfaces is not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can get an electric shock from the accessible metal parts in the case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

13
1035/11

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter "VX Shark "

Brand: Atlanta

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch no: 10523GW1; Item no. 211530

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Special scooter designed for children. Black with green handles, action-seat and footrest. The scooter has a handbrake and the bike can be used for stunts.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the steering column may collapse.

2 accidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

Norway,
Finland  

14
1036/11

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Police set "The True Heroes"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a pistol with three suction cups, darts, a pair of glasses, a knife, a pair of handcuffs and a magnetic compass. The packaging is transparent plastic and cardboard. On the back there is the CE mark, age restriction symbol, the country of origin, including a warning: "Choking hazard, not for children under 36 months".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached from the darts, placed in the mouth and swallowed by children.

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

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

 

15
1037/11

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: ScanLight

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: LB231;

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438168 049939

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED Lamp (4x1,25W-GU10)

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distance between the supply voltage and the accessible metal body is not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can get a fatal electric shock from the accessible metal parts in the case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

16
1038/11

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring

Brand: Paowang

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim ring (80 cm) made from yellow PVC, packed in a transparent plastic bag containing a paper label with a picture of 4 swim rings (yellow, blue, green, violet) and marked "Swim Ring paowang". The valve is marked "LP-C01".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the top part of the ring contains 15.17% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate DEHP and 0.103% by weight of DINP, the bottom part 15.42 % by weight of DEHP and 0.315% by weight of di-'isonyl' phthalate DINP.

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

 

17
1039/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Swim ring

Brand: Jianling

Name:

Type/number of model: JL-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is an inflatable swim ring. The underside of the swim ring is red; the top is transparent, decorated with dolphin, fish and octopus figures. On the top of the swim ring there is a stopper which is marked "Made In China" and “JL-1”. On the other side there are foreign language signs.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 23% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) of choking.

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.

The product poses a risk of choking as the inflation nozzle may easily become detached and could be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

18
1040/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable work lamp

Brand: Somogyi Elektronic

Name:

Type/number of model: PL 10,

Batch number/Barcode: 5998312767191; Batch code: 007051

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The main components of the lamp: black plastic handle with a two-position, "on-off" switch, metal grid with a hook, E27 lamp holder, 5m long mains supply cable. There is a label with technical data and a brand symbol on the handle. The CE mark, the indoor use symbol (a house), and the Class II marking are stamped on the covering of the lamp.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the distance between the grid and the lamp is less than required so that the lamp can be easily damaged. In this case, the live spiral holders of the lamp may come into contact with the protective covering and grid,

- the mains supply cable is not sufficiently insulated. The cable insulation can be easily damaged and the live parts of the cable can become accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

19
1041/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Socket outlet "Base fija doble enchufe"

Brand: ExtraStar

Name:

Type/number of model: LK65421

Batch number/Barcode: 8432011614068

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White socket outlet

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure on the pins and because the side earth contacts become deformed.

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

Compulsory measures: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

20
1042/11

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle helmet

Brand: IXS

Name:

Type/number of model: IXS / model HX 2400 / serial number between 15235713 and 15239030 (this serial number is found on the chin strap and is allocated by the Chinese manufacturing plant). Size 59-60 cm.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle helmet sold in various sizes.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as it does not have sufficient shock absorption capacity and therefore will not protect the user effectively in the event of a fall.

The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation 22.

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

Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Denmark  

21
1043/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: DAXUN

Name:

Type/number of model: RF 7520B/SL;

Batch number/Barcode: 6657711300130

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stuffed doll with rubber head and hands, dressed in a pink romper suit and with a baby's bottle in the hand. Description of packaging: Transparent plastic bag with an adhesive label bearing the CE mark, the importer's details, the barcode etc.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's head and hands contain more than 0.2% by weight phthalates (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.  

 

22
1044/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric steam iron "Steam Generator"

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: HSG2200-10;

Batch number/Barcode: 3608142630245

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and blue steam iron, measuring 40 x 20.5 x 25 cm, 2000-2400 W and 220/240 V.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it may leak steam during use.

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

Greece  

23
1045/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Construction toy

Brand: Jianhui Block

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No/Lot: Ref.3890A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic lorry with building blocks and 2 figures inside.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that fit completely into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

24
1046/11

Spain

Category: />

Product: Key-ring with plush toy bear

Brand: Catal

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A key-ring attached to a plush teddy bear packaged in a transparent cellophane bag with a sticker bearing the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the key-ring can easily be detached, and children could place it in the mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

25
1047/11

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Solar panels "Q 125PI(TP)"

Brand: Conergy

Name:

Type/number of model: 40-101-960 ,
40-101-993

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Solar panels with pre-connected cables for photovoltaic facilities.

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns,
Fire

Some of the cables in the junction boxes may have been connected incorrectly and this could potentially produce an electric arc that could, in turn, start a fire in the panels.

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

Greece  

26
1048/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Long Cheng

Name:

Type/number of model: SW2007C29

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Young child’s 12" bicycle with a pair of stabilisers. The saddle is higher than 435 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries because:

- there are sharp edges on the handlebars and luggage carrier;

- using the backpedal brake, the difference between the driving and braking positions of the pedal crank is too high which increases the braking time;

- the distance between the pedals and the front mudguard is too small (2.5 mm) and therefore the feet may get caught in the front mudguard during use;

- the chainguard does not completely cover the edge of the chain and clothing may get caught;

- the static strength of the saddle is not suitable, since the seat is removable, which can cause injury;

- the stabilisers are too close to the vertical plane of the frame, so the bicycle can easily tip over on uneven surfaces.

In addition, the diameter of the ends of the handlebar is too small.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

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

 

27
1049/11

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Mini motorcycle "Samurai Cross 70cc (DAR0929)"

Brand: Samurai

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model number: CM88 (CD70)

Serial number: L6UA4CA29BA071959 (on the frame)

Engine serial number: T2H147FMD011S4964

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 70cc mini motorcycle.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries to the leg because the drive chain is inadequately guarded: the rear sprocket's lower front side is not guarded.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

28
1050/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid’s

Name:

Type/number of model: XS0991

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: STYLE: IM11-991

Pink bikini intended for girls of 11 to 12 years old. The bikini has elastic, light purple cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 14 cm each side.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords and halter neck cords with loose ends.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

29
1051/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Hello Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: CBA2740 – 11SC160002

Batch number/Barcode: 2210000010406

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fuchsia and white bikini for girls aged 10 years. The bikini has images of teddy bears printed on the top and bottom parts. It also has elastic, fuchsia coloured cords at the neck and back.

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 with free ends in the neck and back areas of the bikini top.

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

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

 

30
1052/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: GUESS

Name:

Type/number of model: J12900IC0S0 – M05

Batch number/Barcode: 7613265892407

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red bikini with white spots intended for children under the age of 7 years. The garment has free end halter-neck cords and functional cords that are to be tied at the back.

Country of origin: Serbia


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords and halter neck cords with loose ends.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer  

 

31
1053/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Alexis

Name:

Type/number of model: LZ 688-5

Batch number/Barcode: 5907734740941

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful, plastic baby walker with plastic musical characters and a braking device.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the stability is not sufficient; it can tip over or fall downstairs.

- the seat height is less then required. Furthermore, small parts can be detached from the product causing a risk of choking.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

32
1054/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Petit Patapon

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Model: 5T6102, 5T6102MBW3Y

2. Model: 5T7107, 5T7107UNQ3Y

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Blue and white striped bikini for girls aged 2 to 3 years old. The bikini has elastic, white cords in the neck and back area.

2. Multi-coloured, floral bikini for girls of 2 to 3 years old. The bikini has elastic, white cords in the neck and back area.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck and back area.

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  

 

33
1055/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: Kennede

Name:

Type/number of model: KN-4007L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch with 7 LEDs. The housing is made of plastic with a built-in plug. The torch includes an "on-off" switch, a charge indicator LED and a wrist band.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

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

- there is no current-limiting device;

- the cross-section area of the core in the internal wires is less than required and, in case of a short circuit, the internal wires may overheat;

- parts can be removed by hand during charging, leaving live parts accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

34
1056/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Playpen

Brand: Berber

Name:

Type/number of model: KAJA - KIRA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable playpen with metal frame and net.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because there are sharp edges on accessible parts of the playpen and the rim of the playpen is not resistant to biting, which could lead to small pieces of the foam filling from the rim being put in the mouth. In addition, the static strength of the playpen is not suitable and it could tip over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal and recall from consumers ordered by the authority  

Poland,
Sweden  

35
1057/11

Luxembourg

Category: Laser pointers

Product: 2 in 1 Laser Pointer & LED Light

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red laser pointer with 2 buttons: one to operate the red laser, the other to operate 2 white LEDs.

Country of origin: Unknown


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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: 4.583 mW).

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Czech Republic  

36
1058/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric massage device "Nyak, Vall, Hat Masszirozasara"

Brand: Panorama

Name:

Type/number of model: CRK-11-02

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric neck, shoulder and back massaging device with a grey and white, artificial leather cover. There is a blue and grey control unit with push-buttons on the housing. Rubberized handles are connected to the housing with a karabiner. The massage bars are made of metal and plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cover can be opened by means of a zip, causing internal live parts to become accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

 

37
1059/11

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Net for trampolines

Brand: Domyos

Name:

Type/number of model: 8132387/8132389/8150428

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Net for trampolines of 2.4 m; 3.65m and 4.2m in diameter.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the safety net is made of insufficiently resistant components, and there is a risk of ripping the net and falling off the trampoline.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Hungary  

38
1060/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van "Sprinter"

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 906,

EC type approval e1*2001/116*0353, 0354 and 0424, as well as e1*2007/46*0569, including all follow-up entries.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van. Vehicles concerned were produced between 11.4.2011 and 27.4.2011 and have a 3-seater bench seat.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The Isofix anchor points (for fitting child seats) on the passenger seat may become detached in the event of an accident involving a frontal impact.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

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

39
1061/11

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Dental whitening strips "3D White Whitestrips – Gentle Routine"

Brand: Crest

Name:

Type/number of model: (L) 1061BT2 MR/2013, (L) 1019BT2, JA /2013,

Batch number/Barcode: 0 3700026485 9

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 28 pouches of whitening strips packed in a cardboard box.

Unregistered import by third-party distributor. The manufacturer did not produce it for distribution in the EU

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.4 % by weight of hydrogen peroxide.

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

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

Estonia  

40
1062/11

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Dental whitening strips "3D White Whitestrips - Vivid"

Brand: Crest

Name:

Type/number of model: (L) 9336BT4 DE/2012

Batch number/Barcode: 0 3700026483 5

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 10 pouches of whitening strips packed in a cardboard box.

Unregistered import by third-party distributor. The manufacturer did not produce it for distribution in the EU

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2 % by weight of hydrogen.

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

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

Estonia  

41
1063/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp

Brand: Technolux

Name:

Type/number of model:

Galapagos 1994 and Galapagos 1995;

Batch number/Barcode: 5 903139 199490 and 5 903139 199599

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Turtle-shaped desk lamp. The base component is made of metal. The lamp shade is made of metal and different coloured glass. The lamp plugs directly into the mains and there is no transformer.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Due to its design, the lamp is attractive to children and could be used as a toy. The lampshade and bulb can be easily removed, thus live parts can become accessible, leading to a risk of electric shock.

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

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

 

42
1064/11

Ireland

Category: Furniture

Product: Roller blind

Brand: Home Innovations

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A roller blind with a scallop edge border. 100% polyester fabric with a metal top tube. Available in cream, natural and white colours. Sizes: 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6ft. The blind is operated by a beaded chain cord and has a sidewinder mechanism with a safety device to keep the chain taunt.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as the length of the cord is too long and can form a loop in which a child could become entangled. The product does not bear adequate warnings.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13120.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

43
1065/11

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Dental whitening strips "3D White Whitestrips - 5 Minute Touch"

Brand: Crest

Name:

Type/number of model: (L) 1025BT 2 SE/2012;

Batch number/Barcode: 0 37000 26446 0

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 28 pouches of whitening strips packed in a cardboard box.

Unregistered import by third-party distributor. The manufacturer did not produce it for distribution in the EU

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.8 % by weight of hydrogen peroxide.

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

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

Estonia  

44
1066/11

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Dental whitening strips "Whitestrips - Daily Whitening Multicare + tartar protection"

Brand: Crest

Name:

Type/number of model: (L) 8018BT31 JA/2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 37 pouches of whitening strips packed in a cardboard box.

Unregistered import by third-party distributor. The manufacturer did not produce it for distribution in the EU

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.7 % by weight of hydrogen peroxide.

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

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

Estonia  

45
1067/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Long-sleeved T-shirt "Abba F Ls Long Top"

Brand: Outfitters Nation

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5710894205690

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' long-sleeved t-shirt with printed text.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the print on the T-shirt contains azo dyes releasing 98-160 mg/kg of 2.4 – Toluenediamine, exceeding the limit value of 30mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

46
1068/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's jacket "Dune Blazer, "Very" range"

Brand: Vero Moda

Name:

Type/number of model: 5710895045998

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies blazer.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains azo dyes releasing 119 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

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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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