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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 02/03/2012)

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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
0327/12

Austria

Category: Pressure equipment/vessels

Product: Gas cylinder Map/Pro - Map/Pro TUV

Brand: 1) Worthington (Map/Pro and Map/Pro TUV) 2) Bullfinch (Map/Pro)

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall affects cylinders produced before 12 January 2012. Cylinders produced after 12 January 2012 are not part of the recall. They are marked with a black or white diamond on the top shoulder of the cylinder.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sold loose, packaged with a torch (in a separate bag) or in boxes.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries,
Fire

MAP/Pro, Propylene and MAPP gases may, over time, degrade the epichlorohydrin seal in the valve core which could result in the valve core failing to completely reseal and therefore leaking when the torch is removed from the cylinder.

The product does not comply with the Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

Spain,
Ireland  

2
0328/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Tapon de Goma"

Brand: Phimax

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 91434, code 6882009914342

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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

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

 

3
0329/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Adaptador del Enchufe de la Corriente Alterna"

Brand: WWD - Europa

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 508C, ref. 12382, code 8643568123822

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug adaptor with white and orange parts in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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

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

 

4
0330/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Adaptador Universal"

Brand: FTEC

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. No. QK-44060; barcode 8435241702307

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor in a blister pack.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a Class I plug can be inserted into a socket intended exclusively for Class II plugs.

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

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

 

5
0331/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Universal"

Brand: T´nB

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: ADPOEU1

Batch number/Barcode: 3303170043301

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor packed in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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

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

 

6
0332/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Adaptador de Europeo"

Brand: New Casty

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 10A/16A

Batch number/Barcode: 8300000104602

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor packed in a blister pack.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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

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

 

7
0333/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume "Ninja Rojo" ("red ninja")

Brand: BT-Boys Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Size: 4-6 years Model BT36542

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562365427

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red and black Ninja costume in several parts. The part covering the upper body bears a red skull design. Packed in a transparent plastic bag. The label shows a photograph of a child wearing the costume, the size, the distributor's information, barcode, safety warnings and indication of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns if exposed to a flame because the mask burns too fast.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

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

 

8
0334/12

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflective jacket (High Visibility Warning Vest)

Brand: Top Accs

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No FD070316 8414569490202

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow reflective jacket with two reflecting strips, packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the surface area of the retro-reflective material is not adequate. The product is not a class 2 product, as indicated on the product, and as a class 1 product, it is unsafe for its intended use.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

9
0335/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy bee figure "La Abeja Maya" ("Maya the Bee") (trade name: Classic Toy)

Brand: SD Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Gencod FAB 8437009800612 REF MAG 7286405

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black and yellow toy bee made of foam representing "Maya the Bee".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and could be swallowed.

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

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

Spain  

10
0336/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Bovny Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: ZH 3503

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with a hood and elastic drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 2 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries as the elastic drawstring may get caught, stretch, loosen again and flick back into the child's eyes.

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

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

 

11
0337/12

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Brazilian Keratin Treatment Step 2 Grape Extract"

Brand: Rio Keratin

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch: 2549031 (same batch no for 946 ml and 118 ml)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair treatment product contained in a white plastic bottle, 946 ml and 118 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of formaldehyde (limit 0.2%).

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

One incident reported.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.  

 

12
0338/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's shoes

Brand: 5th Avenue

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 114315310119

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pair of women's lace-up shoes, brown leather upper, brown leather lining and insole, dark brown synthetic outer sole (stamped to indicate size 38).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the brown leather upper contains 17.3 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

13
0339/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: For Us

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. A 197 / SL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll with plastic hands and feet, dressed in outfits of various forms (flower, piglet, chick, dog). All the models have the same reference. They have a label showing the importer’s details, the reference, and ‘Made in China’.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because in the doll in a piglet outfit, the hands and feet have been found to contain more than 0.2% by weight of di(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: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

Hungary  

14
0340/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Socket

Brand: Sassin

Name:

Type/number of model: Model/batch: 1000ANT019 - WRRASS310

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White sockets, supplied in boxes of six.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there are no shutters to prevent access to live parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

15
0341/12

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Scented wax "The Original Fragrance Melt"

Brand: Scentchips®

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8 716516 118765, Item: 251991

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brightly coloured pieces of paraffin wax in a variety of shapes. They resemble confectionery and have a markedly sweet and, in some cases, fruit-like smell.

Country of origin: United States


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Choking

The product resembles confectionery, and both the shape and the sweet smell may result in confusion with foodstuffs. The products can be easily put into the mouth and swallowed. There is a risk of children, in particular, coming within reach of these small pieces and of their curiosity being aroused by the shape and smell.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

16
0342/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Fashion Girl

Name:

Type/number of model: No. LL-8137

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood, intended for children of 7-8 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

17
0343/12

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's dress

Brand: Sardón

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 011AB-1272 (size 18/M)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Corduroy dress with polka-dot frills. It has a cardboard label indicating, among other things: "Vestido pana volantes 1272" (frilled corduroy dress). It also has a fabric label which indicates "18/M Sardón ".

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord belt which is too long.

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

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

 

18
0344/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Newness

Name:

Type/number of model: art. G1908

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with a hood and elastic drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 4-5 and 5-6 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an elastic drawstring which could get caught, stretch, loosen again and flick back into the child's face.

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

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

 

19
0345/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fuse wire 5, 15 &30 Amp Fuse Wire

Brand: 1.        B & Q,
2.        Wilkinson,
3.        Homebase,
4.        Masterplug

Name:

Type/number of model: 1.       FUSEW/BQ-BQ,
2.       FUSEW-WK,
3.       FUSEW-HB,
4.       FUSEW-MP

Batch number/Barcode: 1.       03611814,
2.       53508409,
3.       5013669955739,
4.       5015056363776

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 5A, 15A & 30A fuse wire.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

Incorrect material was used to produce the 5A fuse wire. It should be made of tin-coated copper, however, due to a mix up in the factory, stainless steel wire was used instead. Stainless steel has a different electrical resistance to copper and at normal working current (approximately 2.5A) the fuse wire will glow red hot.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

20
0346/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Mono Star

Name:

Type/number of model: art. SH-1612

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with a hood and drawstring - 100 mm. Intended for children of 4 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

21
0347/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: C'est La Vie

Name:

Type/number of model: art. G-2798

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 140 mm. Intended for children of 4 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

22
0348/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy car - Toy Story 3 Bump Up And Go Action Engine (THIS PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO.2612A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy car, battery powered with ‘bump and go’ action. Finished with Toy Story 3 decals.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag containing the car is not thick enough.

The product does not comply with the Toy safety directive and with the relevant European standard 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market ordered by the supplier.  

 

23
0349/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Unknown "Fluffy Ball"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Elastic balls with numerous ‘tentacles’ and a finger loop. A face is printed on one side in various colours (orange and yellow found); size: 10 cm in diameter. The balls contain a plastic spherical object with a flashing light mechanism. Packaging: cardboard box, size 29 x 18 x 20cm with a folding lid which can be opened as a display card. Marked with various texts: ‘Fluffy Ball’, ’Two Tone’ , ‘Soft & Safe’, ‘Flashing’, ‘Soft & Squeezy!’, ‘Throw It!’, ‘Caution: To avoid the sharp matter & point’, ‘Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years’.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The combination of the elasticity of the material and the mass of the toys means that if the ball is swung round it has the potential to wrap around a child’s neck thereby posing a strangulation hazard.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

24
0350/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "Conversion Plugs"

Brand: FY

Name:

Type/number of model: Model FY77 Bar code: 8401451355916

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White travel adapter/connector packed in blister packaging with a blue and yellow cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         It is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of a live socket while the other pin of the plug remains accessible.

·         It is possible to bypass the shutters protecting the holes and access the internal contacts of the socket.

·         The holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure on the pins.

·         The resistance of the insulating material to heat is not sufficient.

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

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

 

25
0351/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "International Adapter"

Brand: Hamann

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 99935 Bar code: 7900692999350

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal travel adaptor individually packed in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of a live socket while the other pin of the plug remains accessible.

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

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

 

26
0352/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: 828189

Name:

Type/number of model: GTIN 4 038732 802773

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Medium-brown suede leather gloves; knitted fabric along the seams between the fingers and down the sides; 6 cm-wide cuff made of same fabric; lined with black fleece on a 2 mm-thick dark grey synthetic underlay; brown cardboard label (approx. 6 x 4 cm) in the form of the 'genuine leather' symbol marked with the words 'Echt Leder, L/XL' printed in black.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 17.5 – 35.9 – 29.3 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in various sections of the glove leather. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

 

27
0353/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring‘Big Eyes’

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 0541

Batch number/Barcode: 6920111177016

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key-ring with a blue plastic dolphin with two big eyes. Description of packaging: -Transparent cellophane packaging, with reference 0541 and number of the ‘big eyes’ dolphin, a label stating the importer’s details, the CE marking, the barcode and ‘Made in China’.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the dolphin come off easily, and these small parts could be put into the mouth and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

28
0354/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy Mask "Máscaras Animales" ("Animal Masks")

Brand: Frogy

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. 7168, code 8435097912165

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rabbit mask, white, with pink colour in the ears and nose, and four whiskers on each side of the mouth. Packaged in a transparent plastic bag rendering the product visible. The front of the cardboard label bears the brand, the name and an image of a frog. The rear bears an internet address, the CE mark and the origin. Inside the packaging, a label is attached to the rear side of the mask bearing information on the importer, the Web address, the barcode and the reference.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns if exposed to a flame because it burns too fast.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

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

 

29
0355/12

Finland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Combined pushchair

Brand: Pireus Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Forward folding pushchair with reversible and adjustable handle, fixed 2-in-1 seat body, linked brakes on front and rear wheels. Complete with carrycot and shopping basket, hood and canopy. Finished in mocha and black coloured squares.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of entrapment of fingers within the access zone and the area between the plastic arm rest and the hinge. The compression points may cause severe damage to children's fingers if inserted in the gap. The internal height of the carrycot is too low and the child may roll out of it and fall. In addition, the product does not have proper markings, purchase information and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and corrective action taken by the importer.  

 

30
0356/12

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Sportage"

Brand: Kia

Name:

Type/number of model: Sportage 1.7 CRDi

The model build dates are October 2010 to April 30, 2011 and the VIN range is U5YPC8****L019910 to U5YPC8****L065395

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Slovakia

No pictures are available

Injuries

Some vehicles have been fitted with a vacuum pump that could fail in service. If this occurs it will reduce the amount of vacuum available to the servo which, after a number of braking applications, will result in increased braking distances and pedal hardness. This could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Lithuania,
Portugal,
Sweden  

31
0357/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle "V-Strom"

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model:

DL650A, DL650ASE and DL650EXP

The recall concerns 2012 models with VIN numbers from JS1C7111100100314 to JS1C7111100105723.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The front brake switch is susceptible to failure. If this occurs, the brake light will not illuminate when the front brake lever is operated. Should this occur, motorists behind may not notice braking deceleration, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Norway,
Spain,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Sweden  

32
0358/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Aquamarine

Name:

Type/number of model: QY 09090

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999547 112633

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Athletc Tiem” and „Natural Boo”. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends and the waist area of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 134-146.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles on the ends placed in the hood and poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 

33
0359/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Gr&Ce

Name:

Type/number of model: WZ 59590

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999011 595900

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's outfit consisting of blue trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Top Class” „56” and „Fight”. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include unattached drawstrings with knots on the ends. Size: 146-164.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The drawstring placed in the hood with knots on the ends poses a serious risk of strangulation to children. The use of an unattached drawstring in the waist area poses a serious risk of injuries to children. According to the risk assessment the product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries during normal use.

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

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

 

34
0360/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: LB-72

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' outfit in dark pink or peach colour consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Sizes: 116, 122, 128.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

35
0361/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sleeveless jacket for girls

Brand: Ideal

Name:

Type/number of model: AG-07

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' sleeveless jacket with a hood decorated with artificial fur that can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles at the ends. The product is decorated with two pockets, an embroidered crown and an inscription “Groovy girls”. Sizes: 2, 4, 6.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The drawstring placed in the hood with toggles at the ends poses a serious risk of strangulation. The drawstring is made out of elastic and so if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries. According to the risk assessment the product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries to children.

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

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

 

36
0362/12

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Horizontal pram-chain.

Brand: Smallstuff

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy intended to be strung across a cradle, cot or pram. The toy is an elastic string with wooden beads and 3 crocheted owls made of cotton and stuffed with fibrous filling. At each end are round wooden fasteners marked with the manufacturer's name. Available in various colours and models. Total length: 55 cm. Height of owls: 5 cm. Warning in English: "Only for decoration - not to play with." The pram chain is CE marked.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because warnings are missing both on the chain and the packaging. A child may risk entanglement and strangulation if he/she gets hold of the pram chain.

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

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

Sweden  

37
0363/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Vacuum cleaner

Brand: Hyundai

Name:

Type/number of model:

VC006-2 PLU256749

Order No. M5001393

Batch number/Barcode: 5 029551 546176.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cyclonic vacuum cleaner made of black coloured plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Poorly made electrical terminations could lead to overheating and arcing, eventually leading to the product bursting into flames.

Two incidents reported.

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

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

 

38
0364/12

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter "Italia Shirt Lighter"

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A novelty lighter in the form of a football jersey with the colours of the Italian national football team.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.

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

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

 

39
0365/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Yehaijing

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 6 Hai 503, Bar code: 1000002455050

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece girls' swimwear in red or yellow colours. The bikini is decorated with shells, starfish, fish, octopuses and sequins. The top of the bikini can be tied in the neck area with an unattached elastic cord. Size: 4-8.

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 of the bikini.

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

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

 

40
0366/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Yehaijing

Name:

Type/number of model: 6 Hai 08

Batch number/Barcode: 1000002454053

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Horizontal-striped, two-piece girls' bikini in different colours (blue, green, pink, peach). The top of the bikini can be tied with elastic cords in the neck area. The front of the top includes a drawstring. The bottom of the bikini can be tied with functional cords at the waist. There are knots and plastic beads at the end of the cords in the front of the top and in the waist area. Size: 2-4, 4-8, 8-12.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the bikini. The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords, knots and plastic beads in the front and in the waist area of the bikini.

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

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

 

41
0367/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Idexe

Name:

Type/number of model: 622554460055A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' dress with cords in the neck area – 170 mm. Intended for children aged 4 years.

Country of origin: Romania


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

42
0368/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Glostory

Name:

Type/number of model: 3831095794898, 98-128, art. BFY-7592-02/11

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with a hood and drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 7 years.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Strangulation

Due to the presence of a drawstring in the jacket, the product poses a risk of strangulation .

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

43
0369/12

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body Lotion "Completely Quenched" Moisturising Body Lotion

Brand: No7

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: 59-66-280

Batch number/Barcode: 5045095966287 Batch 1KK

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Body lotion in plastic 200ml crimped top tube.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because a body wash product has been accidentally packaged into tubes of body lotion. The intended use of the body lotion is to leave in contact with the skin without rinsing, whereas the body wash product contained within the body lotion packaging is intended to be rinsed off immediately. There is a small possibility that members of the public may experience a reaction if they leave the body wash in contact with their skin for prolonged periods of time.

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

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

 

44
0370/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Hot water bottle in the shape of a teddy bear

Brand: Import Distribution

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cuddly toy hot water bottle in the shape of an animal teddy bear, packed in a transparent plastic box of approx. 15 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the temperature reached by the outer casing of the teddy bear presents a potential risk of burns to children (measured temperature up to 95 C).

In addition, in the absence of a seam on one of the soft toy's front legs, the stuffing can be accessed and thus could be ingested or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant standards EN 71-1 and BS 8433.

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

 

45
0371/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Hot water bottle in the shape of a hippopotamus

Brand: Import Distribution

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hot water bottle, perfumed with lavender, in the shape of a hippopotamus, packed in a transparent plastic box of approx. 15 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the temperature reached by the outer casing of the hippopotamus presents a potential risk of burns to children (measured temperature up to 95 C). In addition, in the absence of a seam on one of the soft toy's front legs, the stuffing can be accessed and thus could be ingested or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant standards EN 71-1 and BS 8433.

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

 

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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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