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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 51 (Published on: 23/12/2011)

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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
1434/11

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Stabiliser for cosmetic products“Estabilizante 1:1"

Brand: Salerm Cosmetics

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches

Batch number/Barcode: 8420282011174

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is sold in blue cardboard boxes containing 12 glass phials of 5ml each. It is intended to extend the shelf-life of shampoos that have been diluted with tap water.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25% of formaldehyde and, in addition, it contains 10% methyl alcohol.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

Czech Republic,
Estonia,
Spain  

2
1435/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van/passenger vehicle "Sprinter"

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 906

The vehicles in question were manufactured between 30.03.2011 and 06.04.2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van/passenger vehicle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rear axle spring may break in which case the driver may be unable to fully control the vehicle which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Norway,
Portugal  

3
1436/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled model helicopter "Helicopter – Pure Metal"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 5889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled model helicopter in red and white glossy cardboard carry box with display window.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit:

- does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;

- has internal connections which rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

4
1437/11

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Baby monitor

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby monitor with flower attachment incorporating a camera. Base unit in blue/white or pink/white. Packaging is a blue box showing a picture of a baby with its mother. The product is supplied in one of two formats:

1) with two mains adaptors with BS 1363 pins;

2) with two mains adaptors with continental European pins and two-plug adaptors for conversion.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of :

- fire because the mains adaptors can overheat.

- electric shock because it is possible to plug the mains adaptor into the plug adaptor with one pin in the live socket and the other in the earth socket, or over the edge of the plug adaptor where it can be contacted by the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant national regulations.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

5
1438/11

Denmark

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tyre repair kit "Lappegrej" (Repair Kit)

Brand: Tiger

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0 200000 997304

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A yellow and red tube of glue bearing the words "Rubber solution". The label on the packaging bears the words "LAPPEGREJ – REPAIR KIT – TIGER".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 78 % by weight of benzene and 0.9 % by weight of toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawn from the market. .  

 

6
1439/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s t-shirt

Brand: FRJ - Free Juniors

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 20530 A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's orange, sleeveless t-shirt with cords that have free ends intended to be tied around the neck. On the front there are various green inscriptions in English.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

7
1440/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: NJW London

Name:

Type/number of model: Item # 15144 and barcode 8696404151442

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s denim trousers in dark blue colour with a white-dotted red ribbon serving as a belt around the waist. There are also red and white sequins and white and red rhinestones sewn to the garment. On the rear right pocket there is a patch with the inscription 'Exceptional Style' as well as another inscription 'Daisy' surrounded with sequins. There is an attached cardboard label with information in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sequins and rhinestones can be easily detached and thus become small parts.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform the consumers that the product is dangerous ordered by the authorities.  

 

8
1441/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Oryeda kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 22307

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s denim trousers in blue colour with a blue cord around the waist. On the front left trouser-leg there are embroidered figures in different shapes and colours.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstrings in the waist area are not fixed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

9
1442/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's blouse

Brand: Minisu baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Item # 22599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pink blouse with a picture of a cat’s head and a heart on the front, with inscriptions in Latin and small rhinestones. There is an attached cardboard label with information in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of

- injuries due to the presence of cords that have free ends at both sides and hang below the lower hem of the garment.

- choking because the rhinestones can be easily detached and thus become small parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform the consumers that the product is dangerous ordered by the authorities  

 

10
1443/11

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy weapon set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model.620B;

Batch number/Barcode: 6951285500126

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various plastic toy weapons in yellow and blue colours with suction cups. Plastic-coated cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the projectiles are too short and the suction cups may be detached and could be placed in the mouth by a child and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

11
1444/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric heater

1) Halogen Heater 1200W

2) Halogen Heater 1600W

Brand: Tesco

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) SAAME-120Y2S

2) SAAME-160Y2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Upright halogen heaters.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Poor electrical connections within the products present a risk of overheating and fire.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

 

12
1445/11

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Growing dinosaur "COLORED GROWING"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Expanding toy dinosaur in a clear plastic bag with a coloured label.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the dinosaur can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of small children.

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

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

 

13
1446/11

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Mini-motorcycle "Young 50"

Brand: BSE

Name:

Type/number of model: PH06A

Serial number: BSED0501100501972 Engine serial number: 10050022 Production year: 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini dirt bike.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The kickstand does not move up automatically, nor does the engine stop when the engine is put in gear and the kickstand is down. As a result, the kickstand can touch the ground whilst the motorcycle is being ridden which could result in an accident especially when riding on asphalt.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

14
1447/11

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Mini-motorcycle "KXD 50"

Brand: KXD 50

Name:

Type/number of model: DB705

Serial number: JLM20100608139

Engine serial number: JLM201008139 Production year: 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini dirt bike.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The foot pegs has very sharp end points and their fastening does not allow them to fold up in the longitudinal direction of the bike. As a consequence, there is a risk of injuries when falling with the bike.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

15
1448/11

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: ZLA0125F;

Batch number/Barcode: 5901436706045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug adaptor without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible during use.

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

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

Poland  

16
1449/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Children’s mobile phone with toy wristwatch "Beautiful Girf"

Brand: Ding Li

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink and white plastic, flip-open children’s mobile phone with pink string and flashing antenna. By pressing the buttons it plays various sounds. It is operated with 2 x LR 44 button cells. A plastic toy wristwatch is also included in the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Choking

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (measured level, 102.6 dB). In addition, the product poses a risk of choking because the lid of the button cell compartment can be opened easily without the use of a tool and the button cells may then become accessible to children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1and EN 62115.

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

 

17
1450/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone “Beautiful cellular”

Brand: Dong Sheng

Name:

Type/number of model: No.: 0068A-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and white plastic, flip-open children’s mobile phone with green string, flashing antenna. By pressing the buttons it plays various sounds.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Choking

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (measured level, 102. 7dB).

In addition, the product poses a risk of choking because the lid of the battery compartment can be opened easily without using a tool and the button cells can then become accessible to children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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

Bulgaria  

18
1451/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone "Back Berry 9000" (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: Qing Pai

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.9000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's yellow and black toy mobile phone. By pressing the buttons it plays 4 different sounds. It is operated with 2x AAA batteries.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Burns

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (measured level, 110.2 dB). In addition, it poses a risk of burns because, in the case of a short-circuit, the battery holder may become hot.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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

 

19
1452/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Qing Pal

Name:

Type/number of model: 7260

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and black plastic, children’s toy mobile phone with yellow string. By pressing the buttons it plays various sounds.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (measured level, 105.6 dB).

In addition, the product poses a risk of strangulation because the string of the mobile phone is too long.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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

 

20
1453/11

Bulgaria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Armbands

Brand: Deluxe Swim Easy

Name:

Type/number of model:

Barcode 2360000064807

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s armbands, transparent, uncoloured. On each armband there is an inscription "Deluxe Swim Easy”, a picture and some warnings in English. They are packed in a transparent polyethylene bag on which there are stickers containing information in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warning and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

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

 

21
1454/11

Bulgaria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Children’s inflatable armbands

Brand: A&K

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 3047-4

Batch number/Barcode: 8 697197 005646

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s inflatable armbands with pictures of elephants and inscriptions, packed in cellophane packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warning and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

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

 

22
1455/11

Bulgaria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Inflatable armbands

Brand: Tama Original

Name:

Type/number of model:

Barcode 2360000108709

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s armbands, transparent in blue and yellow colours. On each armband there is an inscription "Tama Original”, a picture of dolphins and warnings. They are packed in a transparent polyethylene bag on which there are stickers.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

23
1456/11

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Juke"

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Juke F15 produced in Japan between: 08.03.2010-12.05.2011 and in UK between: 23.03.2010-14.11.2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

Possible disconnection of a sensor bracket from the turbocharger air intake pipe can cause incorrect measurement of the turbocharger boost pressure. As a result, the car may stop suddenly whilst driving, without the possibility to restart, leading to the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Portugal,
Spain,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Sweden,
Greece  

24
1457/11

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1405;

Batch number/Barcode: 8429760210610

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug adaptor in clear plastic bag with a label.

Country of origin: Spain


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible during use.

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

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

 

25
1458/11

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue "Super glue EXPRESS"

Brand: EXPRESS

Name:

Type/number of model:

Item. NO.: 7181112;

Batch number/Barcode: 8713171811123

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A small tube of glue (3 g), packed on a cardboard base and a transparent sheet of plastic. Notes on the tube are in the Czech language. The other side of the cardboard is marked with a pictogram indicating the hazard symbol, indication of danger 'Irritant' and the following information in the Lithuanian language: "Bonding of wood, rubber, plastic, metal, glass, paper and leather". Ingredients: Ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains approximately 25.11% by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

26
1459/11

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Super Glue "Super Glue 110"

Brand: Shenqiang

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6926035005381

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glue in a small tube of 3g, packed on a cardboard base in a transparent sheet of plastic. On the yellow cardboard background there is a photo of an elephant, and the text "SUPER GLUE, 110".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.32% by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

27
1460/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Highchair

Brand: AMAL II

Name:

Type/number of model: WIKTORIA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s highchair made of wood. The seat is covered with PVC which is decorated with teddy bears and stars. The product can be used as a high chair and a small chair with table.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the highchair contains holes in which children might get their fingers stuck and because the rearwards stability is not sufficient and the highchair might therefore tip over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

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

 

28
1461/11

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's T-shirt “Deluxe cropp”

Brand: CROPP

Name:

Type/number of model: model: P1588, EAN 5900050931253

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's black T-shirt made of cotton (100%). The front of the T-shirt is decorated with a printed yellow inscription “Deluxe cropp” and white, yellow and blue stars.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to lead release from the print. The rate of lead released from the yellow printing is 5630 ± 460 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the relevant national legislation.

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

 

29
1462/11

Czech Republic

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger carSuperb (3T), Octavia (1Z), Yeti (5L)

Brand: Skoda

Name:

Type/number of model:

Octavia M1 : e11*2001/116*0230

Octavia N1 : e11*2007/46*0012

Superb M1 : e11*2001/116*0326

Superb N1 : e11*2007/46*0014

Yeti M1 : e11*2007/466*0010

Yeti N1 : e11*2007/46*0034

The 2.0 litre CR TDI engines of the cars concerned by the recall were manufactured within a limited production time period.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Fire

During the life-time of the engine, fuel could leak from the high pressure pipes of the engine which could lead to a fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Poland,
Norway,
Finland,
Spain,
Lithuania,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Greece,
Portugal,
Slovenia  

30
1463/11

Germany

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide alarm "Co-Alarm CO 20"

Brand: Pentatech

Name:

Type/number of model: 4015162220209

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Carbon monoxide alarm for use in private dwellings. White plastic housing. Dimensions: 50 x 100 x 40 mm. Mains connection.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it does not properly detect carbon monoxide gas.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 50291.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Luxembourg  

31
1464/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger vehicle/vanVito; Viano; Sprinter

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Types: BR 204, 207, 212, 218, 221, 251, 463, 164, BR 639, BR 906

Sales names: C-, GLK-, E-, CLS-, S-, R-, G-, GL-, ML-Class, Vito, Viano, Sprinter

EC type-approvals: e1*2001/116*0315, e1*2001/116*0340, e1*2001/116*0431, e1*2001/116*0457, e1*2001/116*0480, e1*2001/116*0502, e1*2001/116*0501, e1*2007/46*0200, e1*2007/46*0485, e1*2001/116*0335, e1*2001/116*0341, e1*96/79*0064, e1*2007/46*0457, e1*2007/46*0458, e1*2007/46*0459.

The vehicles affected were manufactured between November 2009 and July 2011 and are fitted with an OM651 or OM642 engine with fuel filter, built-in fuel heating and water separator function.

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 as there is a risk of fuel leaking from the drainage aperture in the sealing area in the diesel fuel filter. Fuel on the road could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

United Kingdom,
Lithuania,
Greece,
Portugal  

32
1465/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Fiesta"

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: JA8, EC type approval e9*2001/116*0069 (only vehicles with a 1.6 l TDCI/70 kW diesel engine).

Type JR8, EC type approval: e9*2007/46*0002*04 (only vehicles with a 1.4 l TDCI/51 kW diesel engine).

The vehicles affected were produced between 21 July 2011 and 2 November 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

A plug in the exhaust system may come loose of its own accord. In rare cases, the plug may become fully detached and hot exhaust gases may escape into the engine compartment. Those hot exhaust gases may be sufficient to ignite the plastic cover of the radiator fan and enter the interior of the vehicle. As a result, there is a risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Poland,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Finland,
United Kingdom,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
Bulgaria,
Greece,
Portugal  

33
1466/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Polo"

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model:

N9 MYs with right-hand drive. Year 2003-2010.

The vehicles affected are equipped with a head-level airbag.

VIN ranges are attached.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the event of a rear side impact, activation of the rear head-level airbag could be delayed, resulting in limited protection. There is also a possibility that the opposite head-level airbag could be activated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany  

34
1467/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Heated massage mat "Massage - Reversible Faux Sheepskin Mat"

Brand: Wal-Mart

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CA-36045(CN) - Silky Model: BYM-620C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A fake sheepskin massage mat with motor and heating. Supplied in clear polythene bag.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: -the transformer does not have adequate mechanical strength and can break leaving live parts exposed; -the plug adaptor does not have a fuse and the socket contacts are not screened by shutters.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national regulations.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary surrender of products to authorities.  

 

35
1468/11

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Sevva

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White dress with pink flowers, sequins and beads and white netting layered skirts.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- choking because the beads and sequins can be easily detached and swallowed;

- injuries because the ribbon attached to the waist area is too long and hangs below the hem when untied. In addition, the monofilament thread in the hem of the netting can be easily pulled from the stitching and could come into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907 and with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

36
1469/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor "Universal Travel Adaptor"

Brand: Home by Somogyi

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: AC 01;

Batch number/Barcode: 5 998312 749128

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor. An accessory is attached to the adaptor which allows connection of a two-pole plug into a UK socket.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the remaining live pin accessible;

- it is possible to insert a Class I plug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor.

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

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

 

37
1470/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: Bemko

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DFA-7;

Batch number/Barcode: DFA-7

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White travel plug adaptor.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the remaining live pin accessible.

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

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

 

38
1471/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's windbreaker

Brand: QiFeng

Name:

Type/number of model: 6058C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue windbreaker for young children with orange inscriptions across the front and the word “Power” in white on the pockets. The hood contains an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles at the ends. Size: 98-116.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with free ends in the hood and the presence of toggles made out of rubber which, if pulled, could spring back into the eyes and face of the child.

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

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

 

39
1472/11

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toys "Bathtime Animals"

Brand: Playgro

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: 0109864, Batch code: 001724, date of production: 01.04.2011; EAN code: 9321104098641

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of bath toys consisting of eight various animal-shaped toys. The toys are made of flexible green and blue plastic. The toys are packed into a transparent plastic bag. The top of the bag is closed with slide fastener.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Greece  

40
1473/11

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Boat "300 R CIN"

Brand: Nimbus

Name:

Type/number of model:

300 R CIN from SE-NIMH0116

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boat: Overall length: 9.15 m Beam: 3.10 m Dry weight: 4200 kg.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

A possible fault in the manufacturing could cause a short circuit at the charge distributor which could lead to a fire.

One incident reported in which a boat caught fire.

The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

41
1474/11

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting chain

Product: Artificial tree with lights "45cm Cherry Tree with 64 LED Lights"

Brand: Astralis

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch: 00215712

Model: 14720020

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown artificial tree 45cm high with 64 red LED lights and an AC/DC adaptor (RKBSAC2400200). Also comes in different colours (white and pink as well as red). Packaged in a box showing a picture of product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the transformer connections rely upon the solder alone to maintain the position of the conductors and there are no barriers to prevent creepage distances and clearances from being reduced. If a wire should become detached the loose end could touch parts of the output circuit. This could make the output be at mains voltage.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

42
1475/11

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy"KROLIK Z BEBENKIEM"

Brand: Suchanek Zabawki

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5901448340367

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Push-along toy in the form of a rabbit on two wheels made of red, yellow, blue and green plastic. When pushed using the handle, the rabbit plays a drum. On the toy there are stickers with information about the product name, the producer, the EAN code and CE-mark.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of

- choking because the drumsticks can be easily detached, put into the mouth and swallowed, and

- injuries because the base of the toy has sharp edges.

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

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

 

43
1476/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-Controlled Car "Subaru Radio Controlled Car"

Brand: STARPLUS LON LTD/QILI

Name:

Type/number of model: A2206 Item No. 2205.

Power supply unit model: TL0688-096250

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled Subaru car in a blue glossy cardboard box with large display window. Supplied with power supply unit TL0688-096250. Input 220-240 V AC 50/60 Hz. Output 9.6 V DC 250 mA.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit:

- does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;

- has internal connections which rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

44
1477/11

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Felt-tip pens "Hello Kitty 12 feutres"

Brand: Hello Kitty

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3 281640 292377

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 12 felt-tip pens in assorted colours, packed in a pink box with the words “Hello Kitty” marked on the box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the excessive quantity of benzene (from 38 mg/kg to 70 mg/kg benzene) in 3 felt-tip pens.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Slovenia  

45
1478/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled toy helicopter"Helicopter 2-speed"

Brand: GT Model

Name:

Type/number of model: Model QS8004 AC/DC Adaptor - model JH0841200

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter in white glossy cardboard box with black and red text and a small display window. Supplied with power supply unit - Jing Heng brand, model JH0841200 Input 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz. Output 8.4 V DC 1200 Ma.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit:

- does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;

- has internal connections which rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

46
1479/11

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: VIP

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Large, refillable, adjustable lighter with piezo-electric ignition mechanism. The lighter operates on butane and is equipped with a fixable push-button actuator and an LED light. Size: 13 x 4.5 x 2 cm. The transparent plastic reservoir contains 3 cylinders. The LED light is located on the bottom of the product and the switch is on the side.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the reservoir can easily break and free too much of the operating butane gas.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 13869 and EN 9994.

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

 

47
1480/11

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: M2000 Premium

Name:

Type/number of model: M2000 PREMIUM

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Large, refillable, adjustable lighter with piezo-electric ignition mechanism. It operates on butane and is equipped with a fixable push-button actuator and an LED light. Size: 16 x 4.5 x 2 cm). The transparent plastic reservoir contains 3 cylinders. The metal part contains a "CHINA" mark. The product contains a sticker which has a warning sign and text. On the bottom of the lighters there is a mark of 'B5' and 'B6' respectively.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because during use after fixing the operating button and placing it on a plain surface, the product is unstable and could thus fall over causing a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 13869 and EN 9994.

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

Ireland  

48
1481/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-Controlled Helicopter "Raging Monster"

Brand: Fei Xiang Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Model - A68690. AC/DC Adaptor model - MJ12800

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter in a golden cardboard carry-box with a small label attached. Supplied with power supply unit model MJ12800 - Input 110-240 V AC 50/60 Hz Output 12 V DC 800 mA.

Country of origin: China


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Fire or Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit:

- does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;

- has internal connections which rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

49
1482/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-Controlled Helicopter"Turbo Helicopter 3D"

Brand: Fei Xiang Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 68789 Power supply model: JHEE0430550

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter in a glossy, printed cardboard carry-box with a small display window. Supplied with power supply unit Jing Heng brand, model JHEE0430550 Input 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz Output 4.3 V DC 550 mA

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit:

- does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;

- has internal connections which rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

50
1483/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Good Children

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DH-803

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s pink anorak with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the coat includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 2.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of an unattached drawstring in the hood.

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

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

 

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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


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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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