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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 12 (Published on: 23/03/2012)

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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
0474/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' slippers

Brand: Rebecca Bonbon

Name:

Type/number of model: Model:RB550096 Size:32 Colour: Black/White

Batch number/Barcode: 3000000564127

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' slippers in black and white packed in a black and pink cardboard box.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.2 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachet which is included inside the packaging.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

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

 

2
0475/12

Iceland

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Whipped cream dispenser

Brand: Excellent Houseware

Name:

Type/number of model: 170 871998

Batch number/Barcode: 8711295859975 and 8711295005985. Batch code 170297230

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One 1L whipped cream dispenser.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Due to a manufacturing defect, there is a possibility that part of the dispenser head could be ejected, thus injuring the user.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive.

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

 

3
0476/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animal set

Brand: My Farm

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4 250052 645483 Art no: 320/9492

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two packs each containing six coloured plastic animals - horse (orange-brown), sheep (yellow), cow (black and white), ox (orange), donkey (brown-red) and pig (pink). Transparent packaging, colourless plastic bag with multicoloured printed card edge.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the product (the cow) contains 4.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic straps of the toy contain 5.9% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

4
0477/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Shape sorter toy "Shape sorter intelligence"

Brand: Fantastiko

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 8936

Batch number/Barcode: 8 424345 089360

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is made of orange-coloured plastic in the shape of a house with a handle and is provided with a set of pieces in different shapes and colours (triangle, star, circle, pentagon and cross) which are to be slotted in the appropriate holes. There are some pictures and the words “Happy time”, and “Happiness cabin”. There is also a green plastic mallet with a red head attached to the toy with a cord. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent window through which the toy can be seen.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the shapes can break releasing the pellets inside which could be swallowed by 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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

5
0478/12

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with accessories "Happy Beauty"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with accessories packed in a clear plastic bag with colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 33% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the body of the doll contains 0,12% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

6
0479/12

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "My Baby"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll packed in a clear plastic bag with colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Bulgaria  

7
0480/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car S60, V60, XC60, S80, V70 and XC70

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: Models: S60, V60, XC60, S80, V70 and XC70

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model year: 2012; vehicles equipped with an audio and/or back-up camera amplifier under either of the front seats.

VINs are provided in the attached document

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The wire harness under the driver and/or passenger seat may not have been properly affixed to the seat frame during vehicle assembly. As such, the harness may get caught by the audio and/or back-up camera amplifier (mounted under either of the front seats) when the seating position is adjusted. If this occurs, the harness connector may detach from the socket and, as a result, the airbags may not function as intended, causing the instrument panel Safety Restrain System (SRS) warning lamp to illuminate.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Lithuania,
Iceland,
The Netherlands,
Hungary,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Sweden  

8
0481/12

Slovenia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: Take Eagle, Brikais, Jobon

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various lighters in the form of a hammer, gas cylinder, watch with flashing lights, bottle, barrel, pumpkin, guitar, snowman and Santa Claus.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

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

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

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

Romania  

9
0482/12

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Laptop desk "Michael Laptop Caddy"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: art. Nr. 711-10-1007

Batch number/Barcode: 5690893428620

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Adjustable laptop computer desk with 3 H-roller supports, non-rubberised plastic and metal frames, and a tabletop in 2 parts. The tabletop rotates (front and back) on the horizontal axis. The frame is in two parts, made of steel covered with grey powder paint. The tabletop is in MDF finished in PVC film attached to the upper part of the frame with screws. Table length 800 mm, width (D) 450 mm, height-adjustable from 730 to 900 mm, weight 7.3 kg. The computer desk is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not stable and heavy objects could thus fall off the table causing injuries and electric shock. In addition, assembly instructions and necessary information are not provided.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards 527-2 and 527-3.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Estonia  

(*)

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.

Disclaimer - FR

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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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

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Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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