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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 21 (Published on: 25/05/2012)

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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
0762/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic flute

Brand: Sucesso

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8800824004343

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic flute with a removable mouth-piece. Sold in a plastic bag, which is transparent on one side and blue on the other. It has a label bearing the brand and importer's name, among other information.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains a removable mouth-piece which is a small part that could be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

In addition, the labelling requirements are not met.

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

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

 

2
0763/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy music box "Dragon Musical Box"

Brand: Trousselier

Name:

Type/number of model: 6000BE0065/12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic musical box in the shape of a dragon; blue with coloured spots, four feet, and a wind-up mechanism with two dragon figurines on the top made from plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

3
0764/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic soap bubble gun

Brand: Franga Toys

Name: Bubble New Style

Type/number of model: Model 0906V123

Batch number/Barcode: 8499660020398

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bubble gun in the form of an aircraft, the pilot of which is a sheep.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (2.4x105 CFU/g of aerobic mesophilic bacteria).

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market.  

 

4
0765/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger "L-Chocolate Cellular Charger"

Brand: Cellular

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black plastic phone charger in a white and blue card box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The quality of the bonding between the two halves of the charger casing is poor. Live parts could be exposed if this bond failed.

·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings is not equivalent to reinforced insulation and creepage distances are insufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

5
0766/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger for iPhone 4/3GS/3G (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for iPhone 4/3GS/3G.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The wires to the live mains plugs pins are not secured independently of their soldered connections.

·         Creepage distances are insufficient between “live” and “accessible” printed tracks.

·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.

·         Creepage distance of the windings is not sufficient.

·         The pins of the plug are too short.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

6
0767/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB Charger YXT-030 for 3G/3Gs/4G

Brand: Yongxingtong

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: YXT-030

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: USB charger kit with charger to use in car. Packaged in plastic and cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains charger supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The wires to the live mains plugs pins are not secured independently of their soldered connections.

·         Creepage distances are insufficient between “live” and “accessible” printed tracks.

·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.

·         Creepage distance of the windings is not sufficient.

·         The pins of the plug are too short.

·         The pins of the plug can break.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

7
0768/12

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Three-wheel motorcycle "Spyder Roadster"

Brand: BRP CAN-AM

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: SPYDER RT (year: 2010)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-wheel motorcycle.

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Injuries

A bolt which secures the connecting rod of the brake pedal could become uncoupled with the possibility that it then falls off. This could cause a complete loss of functionality of the main brake without any prior warning, which could lead to an accident..

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Finland,
Germany,
Hungary,
Greece,
Estonia,
Sweden,
United Kingdom  

8
0769/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel Charger (with dual LED indication) for G600

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: KJ-TC02A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone travel charger packaged in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Insulation within the charger is wrongly positioned and does not cover the connections on the live plug.

·         Wires to the live mains plugs pins are not secured.

·         Creepage distance between “live” and “accessible” printed tracks are not sufficient.

·         Insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.

·         Creepage distances between primary and secondary windings are not sufficient.

·         It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and the pins can break.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

9
0770/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger "Home Charger"

Brand: I-power

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Home charger for iPods in plastic and cardboard packaging (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Creepage distances between “live” and “accessible” printed tracks are not sufficient.

·         Insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.

·         Creepage distances between primary and secondary windings are not sufficient.

·         It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and the pins can break.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

10
0771/12

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dresses

Brand: Neck & Neck

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 11/01129 (size 12M) ,
ref. 11/01119 (size 4A)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products are dresses. One of them (ref. 11/01129) has decorative cords (red) at the chest and waist. The other (ref. 11/01119) has a decorative motif (blue) at the neck.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

Both products pose a risk of strangulation because the decorative cords in the chest and waist area and the decorative motif sewn in the neck area, are too long. In addition, the products pose a risk of injuries because if the cords becomes trapped they can pull on the child unexpectedly, causing the child to fall and suffer injuries.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682

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

 

11
0772/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Differential circuit-breaker

Brand: Digital

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Digital JVL6-32 Ref. 3016 lot JR11-HXY0211

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Phased circuit-breaker + differential neutral 30 mA gauge 2 X 16A type AC. Packaged in boxes of six units.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it does not function correctly in the event of over current or a short-circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61009.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.Products seized by the authorities.  

 

12
0773/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Differential circuit-breaker

Brand: Elmark

Name:

Type/number of model: JEL 05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Differential circuit-breaker - voltage 230/240V - rated current 16A - rated differential operating current 0.03A - rated breaking capacity 6000A.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it does not function correctly in the event of over current or a short-circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61009.

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

 

13
0774/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Differential circuit-breaker

Brand: LS

Name:

Type/number of model: RKP C16A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Differential circuit-breaker.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because it does not function correctly in the event of over current or a short-circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61009.

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

 

14
0775/12

Ireland

Category: Other

Product: Sky lantern "DeLuxe White Sky Lantern Eco Wedding Pack"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sky lantern in plastic wrapping, fuel source connected to frame via chrysotile asbestos containing string.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The string in the product contains chrysotile asbestos.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

15
0776/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger For iPhone 3G 2.2 Charger (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: LX008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains charger for iPhone in plastic and card packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Creepage distances between “live” and “accessible” printed tracks are not sufficient.

·         Insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.

·         Creepage distances between primary and secondary windings are not sufficient.

·         It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and the pins can break.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

16
0777/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger For iPhone 3GS Accessories (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: TC037

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains charger for iPhone in plastic and card packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and the pins can break.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

17
0778/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp "LED-Lamppu"

Brand: Energy+

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 6 438114 133705,

Batch number/Barcode: 6 43811 4133705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp 7W-E27, 220-240V, 50-60Hz, 530lm, 3000K.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts is inadequate.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

18
0779/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light "Motion Fun Light"

Brand: Briloner

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 2806/014

Batch number/Barcode: 4 002707 149798

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night-light 1x5W-E14, 230V, 50Hz, class II, IP20

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

It is possible to change the lamp whilst the product is connected to the supply. Consequently, it is possible to touch the metallic lamp socket when the lamp socket is electrified.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

19
0780/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp "LED Spot"

Brand: E-Saver

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: ES-3GU10

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430036 900045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp (3x1WLED), 230V, 50Hz, IP20, 2800K, 240lm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation between the live parts and the accessible metal body is inadequate.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

20
0781/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Christmas decoration

Brand: Joulumaisema TV

Name:

Type/number of model: YH-GS-0600/225003

Batch number/Barcode: 6 410412 250032

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lights.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains adaptor supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the primary and secondary circuits.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

(*)

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.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
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.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

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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