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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 27 (Published on: 06/07/2012)

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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
A12/0948/12

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body milk "Lait Skin Perfector"

Brand: Fair and White

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch Code 55245. Barcode 7791700022, manufacturing date 01/11, best before 01/15.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light pink plastic bottle containing 500ml (17.6 fl oz) body milk. Packaged in a pink cardboard box.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal by the retailer.  

 

2
A12/0950/12

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rope light

Brand: Dometic

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halogen rope light for use in caravans.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

Inadequate electrical connections may lead to a risk of fire in caravans.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Spain  

3
A12/0951/12

Lithuania

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycle "26 Arkus Evolution"

Brand: Arkus (Romet)

Name:

Type/number of model: 26 Arkus Evolution

Batch number/Barcode: 5907782737115

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a mountain bicycle sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebar stem and the axis of the pedal assembly is not strong enough and can break causing the rider to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

4
A12/0952/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Inverter "Convertisseur"

Brand: Altium

Name:

Type/number of model: 850102

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inverter.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because of: incorrect marking; insufficient creepage distances; defective earthing.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users and destruction of a product.  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and destruction of a product.  

Spain  

5
A12/0953/12

Belgium

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Firework "Black Panther"

Brand: Black Pirat

Name:

Type/number of model: K0203 - C20 Be/TRI 1903/D

Batch number/Barcode: 5425017852070

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fire cracker with match head, without fuse. 100 pieces per box.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of burns and injuries because the cracker may explode in the hand of the user while being ignited. Some crackers do not have a delay time between igniting and explosion, so the user does not have time to throw the cracker away.

Three accidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.  

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.  

 

6
A12/0954/12

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Defender" (Variants include Defender 90 vehicles 110 Chassis Cab, Truck Cab, Soft Top, Hard Top, Pick Up, High Capacity Pick Up vehicles and 130 Double Cab Pick Up vehicles)

Brand: Land Rover

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns certain vehicles built between February 2010 and January 2012. Chassis ranges are:

SALLDHWT8BW072831 – SALLDHWR7CK0766, SALLDWNS7BA400000 – SALLDWP7CA416856 and SALLDKWT7BA799521 – SALLDWNS7BA826096.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk that the seat belt mounting bracket may fail which would give reduced protection to the user.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Finland,
Hungary  

7
A12/0955/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car X5, M X5, X6, M X6

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: X5 and M X5, E70 / X6 M X6, E71 from 20/04/2012 till 04/06/2012. Right-hand drive vehicles are not concerned.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

A pressure drop could arise in the hydraulic steering system causing a sudden loss of power steering assistance. Under certain circumstances, hydraulic oil could spray on hot components in the engine compartment and ignite.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Greece,
Sweden,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria  

8
A12/0956/12

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail modelling product "Maica Nail Liquid"

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: br/> Product: Nail modelling product "Maica Nail Liquid"

Brand: Maica

Batch number/Barcode: M12 J11

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White labelled container with white labelled plastic screw cap. The opening is sealed with a blue plastic stopper, filling quantity: 3 750 ml

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 97.3% methyl metacrylate (MMA). In its assessment, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers the presence of methyl metacrylate (MMA) in concentrations of 80-90 % in such cosmetics to be strongly sensitising.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

9
A12/0957/12

United Kingdom

Category:

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: Product Cigarette filters "Mini filters"

Brand: Legacy

Batch number/Barcode: 4019498360462

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 10 plastic disposable cigarette filters, packaged in a cardboard sleeve with a plastic viewing window.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, when placed in the mouth, there is a significant risk of the filter being inhaled and partially blocking the windpipe or entering a distal bronchus leading to obstruction of the lungs.

One fatal accident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from consumers by the importer.  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from consumers by the importer.  

 

10
A12/0958/12

Denmark

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Teapot (Tekande)

Brand: Tiger

Name:

Type/number of model: 1600195

Batch number/Barcode: 61441

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round teapot made of glass and black plastic material. 1450 ml. Packaging: a white cardboard box with a photo of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because, during pouring, the black plastic material becomes soft due to the heat and the glass pot can fall out, seriously scalding the user.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from consumers  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from consumers  

Finland,
Greece,
Ireland,
Iceland  

11
A12/0959/12

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Cycling helmet

Brand: Helt-pro

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Helmet for cyclists in the form of a hat. The product is available with different covers.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shock absorbing capacity is not sufficient. The product gives a false sense of security to the consumer and may not properly protect the cyclist´s head in the event of an accident.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1078.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market by the importer  

Sweden,
Slovenia  

12
A12/0960/12

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic strings "Interwoven Toys"

Brand: Interwoven Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: No. V3001

Batch number/Barcode: Item No: 202754

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Varicoloured plastic strings with pendants packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the thin strings contains 2.17 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 11.8. % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The Plastic material of the thick strings contains 22.5 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate ( DEHP) and 1.73. % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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: Sales ban and warning consumers of the risks.  

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and warning consumers of the risks.  

 

13
A12/0961/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Ibiza"

Brand: SEAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Ibiza (6J)

The recall concerns 2010 to 2012 model years vehicles, manufactured between 01.04.2010 and 31.11.2011, with VINs: from AR143084 to AR184079, from BR000014 to BR195025 and from CR000001 to CR095811.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bonnet release lever may rub against the A-pillar housing causing obstruction of the release lever. This could stop the bonnet from closing properly and, as a result, it might open while the vehicle is being driven, leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Malta,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Finland,
Estonia,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Portugal,
Sweden  

14
A12/0962/12

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s nightdress

Brand: Powell Craft

Name:

Type/number of model: SN39 Flora, SN40 Maddie, SN-70 Petra, SN-44 Ruth.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, woven cotton fabric nightdress with embroidery, packed in a hessian pouch.

Country of origin: India


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it is highly flammable and could catch fire if the child is near a flame source.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS 5722.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

15
A12/0963/12

Denmark

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: BGP-XXXX

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The laser pointer emits a violet laser beam. The colour of the product is black with metal coloured parts. The product is formed like a cylinder with a length of 153mm and a diameter of 14mm. The name of the product *LASER POINTER* is marked on the product, which is sold in a small plastic bag with no markings.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser.

In addition, the marking and warnings on the product do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

16
A12/0964/12

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer key-holder "New laser & Led Light"

Brand: Zini

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number: ZK-117-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer in the shape of a key-holder. Approx. dimensions: 11.3x2.3x1.5 cm (with the holder). The head of the product is silver while the body and the key-holder have various colours (silver, purple or blue). The products are hanging on cardboard. On the product and the packaging it is mentioned that the product is classified as a Class IIIA laser product.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser. In addition, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to classification, labelling, user information and engineering requirements.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

17
A12/0965/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Ben Ben Tu

Name:

Type/number of model: 2479

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's coat with a hood containing an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends.

Size: 16-20.

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 hood with toggles and knots on the ends. The drawstring is made out of elastic so if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

18
A12/0966/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat "Fine fashion"

Brand: Sport

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s coat in pink colour with hood. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots on the end.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots in the hood.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market recall of the product from end users.  

 

19
A12/0967/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Morning Sun

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's colourful coat with hood decorated with butterflies. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 1-3.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots in the hood.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

20
A12/0968/12

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer key-ring "Laser Flashlight"

Brand: Shock

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5201756052045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer in the form of a key-ring. Approx. dimensions: 13 x 1.8x 1.5 cm (with the ring). The laser is operated by 3 AG13 button cells. The product has two buttons: the one closer to the key-ring activates the laser beam, while the one closer to the head causes an electric shock to the user. The products are packed in a black box, with pictures of the key-rings, the CE mark, the indication “Made in China”, warnings about the electric shock and the indication: “Not a real laser flashlight but it will shock your friends”. On the product it is mentioned that the product is classified as a Class II laser product.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3R laser.

In addition, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to classification, labelling and user information.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

21
A12/0969/12

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy plastic duck

Brand: Safety Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft plastic duck, yellow colour, packaged in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.85% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and the approved limit is 0.1%.

The product also presents a risk of choking; the toy could break in small parts which could be placed in the mouth and swallowed by children.

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

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1:2011.

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

 

22
A12/0970/12

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Baby Doll "Yong"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: 1667

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll measuring approx 30 cm long, made of plastic and dressed in a Father Christmas suit, packaged in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.7 % by weight of bis(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP); The limit is 0.1% by weight. 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.  

 

23
A12/0971/12

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Baby Doll "Beautiful Girl"

Brand: ELaine

Name:

Type/number of model: 48047

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll, 25 cm long, made of plastic and textile material dressed with pink trousers and pale purple blouse, packaged in transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.25 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 15.90% by weight of bis(2-etylhexyl) 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.  

Hungary  

24
A12/0972/12

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves "Silver 2"

Brand: Handy

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 901674

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey coloured, leather-textile, work gloves with yellow edges and prints. Packed in transparent plastic bags, 8 pairs in one bag.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The gloves pose a chemical risk due to the presence of nitrobenzene, which is a toxic substance. Nitrobenzene can be absorbed into the body by inhalation or through the skin. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

25
A12/0973/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car / van "Viano", "Vito"

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 639, model: EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0457, e1*2007/46*0458, e1*2007/46*0459

The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2 March 2012 and 6 March 2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car / van.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bolts of the safety belt in the area of the 'B' pillar may not have been tightened with the required torque. In this case, in the event of an accident, the retaining function of the safety belt cannot be completely guaranteed.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia  

26
A12/0974/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s coat with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. Size: 16.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood area. The drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

27
A12/0975/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring plastic toy

Brand: Item

Name:

Type/number of model: LL-76249

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft plastic key-ring in the shape of a pig with eyes which inflate.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the white plastic of the underside contains 3% 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: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

28
A12/0976/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle "1199 Panigale"

Brand: Ducati

Name:

Type/number of model: 1199 Panigale (all versions)

The recall affects motorcycles with VINs from ZDM14BPW4CB000448 to ZDMH800ABCB004088.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

An incorrect screw for retaining the swingarm to the rear suspension linkage may have been fitted. This could cause an accident, injuring the rider.

Voluntary measures: Recall of a product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of a product from end users  

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

29
A12/0977/12

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy shooting set

Brand: Gun Force

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 3344

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The package contains two black plastic pistols and six projectiles with suction cups. The toy is packed in a transparent blister with a red base marked "Streamlined, 3 + Years, Military Equipment" , etc.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can easily be detached and put in the mouth of a child and swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

30
A12/0978/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sweater

Brand: Image Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: FH 7095

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' sweater in fuchsia with two outer pockets decorated with rhinestones and a picture of a cat made from small golden coloured strass on the right side. The garment has a white zipper with a silver bow, a hood and a decorative bow with black, white and fuchsia horizontal stripes which is attached to the left side in the chest area. The hood contains 2 fuchsia drawstrings that protrude 220 mm and have pom-poms at the ends. Sizes: 4 - 12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area which are too long.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

31
A12/0979/12

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Rattling ball

Brand: Nowa

Name:

Type/number of model: NGZ 6870186

Batch number/Barcode: 5900232888431

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four, two-coloured perforated plastic balls with a small rattling ball inside, packed in a plastic net bag closed with a plastic clip.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ball can easily break releasing the small rattling ball from inside which can be put in the mouth of a child and swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

32
A12/0980/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: Image Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: LF 7096

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dark blue trousers with two outer pockets decorated with rhinestones and a picture of a bow made from silver coloured small strass on the right pocket. The garment has two dark blue drawstrings that protrude 300 mm. Sizes: 4 - 12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of long drawstrings in the waist area with free ends.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/0981/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sweatshirt

Brand: Image Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: LF 8376

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' red sweatshirt decorated with the figure of a dwarf. The garment is decorated with silver hearts and has a light green zipper with a metallic head of a dwarf and a hood with 2 red drawstrings that protrude 200 mm. Sizes: 4 - 12 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area that protrude 200 mm. The drawstrings are too long.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

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A12/0982/12

Slovakia

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Pressure cooker

Brand: Perfect Home

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 9 lt,

Item No: 92118,

Batch number/Barcode: 5999541209292

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pressure cooker made of chrome-nickel stainless steel. The diameter at the bottom is 183 mm, the diameter at the top is 196mm. Packed in a cardboard box with marking 'Perfect Home", 9 lt., CE, Pressure cooker, 8 pictograms (Electro, Gas, Ceramic, Halogen, Dishwasher, Cold handle, Bio-plus system, Energy system), and other information.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses serious risk of injuries because the cooker is not sufficiently resistant against pressure and can deform while in use catapulting the lid.

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 12778.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product Warning to consumers of the risks.  

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product Warning to consumers of the risks.  

 

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