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Report 33 (Published on: 17/08/2012)

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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
A12/1205/12

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Key ring duck aquarium and water dolphin

Brand: LG IMPORTS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

1. KC Duck Aquarium nr 7787;

2. KC Water Dolphin nr 779.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A key ring filled with 2 containers of liquid, the lower liquid is coloured, 12 pieces on one card. Intended to get a colour effect by means of different phases no package available.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a liquid with aliphatic and /or aromatic compounds, R65 characterized. If the liquid leaks it can cause acute poisoning in lungs.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

Belgium  

2
A12/1206/12

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Wood-pellet stove

Brand: TECTRO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: REF. TBH 460, BLACK,

SERIAL NUMBER 11.500.000372

Batch number/Barcode: GENCOD 8 713508 756745

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wood pellet stove

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the possibility of access to live parts during operation.

There is a risk of crushing the hand or fingers because the user can access the auger mechanism, bypassing the protector, when refilling the stove with wood pellets.

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

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

 

3
A12/1207/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble

Brand: JIA TIAN

Name: Bubble Ice Bullying

Type/number of model: JT511

Batch number/Barcode: IM 3124 8059070515107

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soap bubbles in containers resembling ice cream cones of various flavours, sold in multi-packs of 24 with coloured cardboard packaging. The outside of the packaging contains a picture of the soap bubbles and of a child playing with them, as well as the wording "NO DRINKING" and "All new items, it cannot be missed" with an invitation to collect the different varieties. The packaging displays warnings in English and Spanish on the intended use of the toy and its risks. The labels with the logo and the importer details are affixed to each individual ice cream cone.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water is too high (between 90 000 and 380 000 cfu/ml) while the threshold value is 1 000. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

4
A12/1208/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble

Brand: Arca Due

Name: Bubble Stick

Type/number of model: IM 3123

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soap bubbles in a pen-shaped container, sold in multi-packs of three with coloured cardboard packaging, the outside of which shows soap bubbles and illustrated instructions for use. The individual pens, which have a transparent central part and coloured lower and upper parts, contain soap bubbles and have a circular nozzle. The pens are available in the colours orange, yellow and green. The packaging also displays warnings in English and Spanish on the intended use of the toy and its risks. The labels with the logo and the importer details are affixed to each individual pen.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water, is too high (between 55 000 and 130 000 cfu/ml), while the threshold value is

1 000. In addition, the product also contains Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

5
A12/1209/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy with accessories

Brand: YAO Chang

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Plastic toy with accessories

Brand: YAO Chang

Name: Formula 1

Article No 3613

Bar code: 8 012384 026998

Code: 02699

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy with accessories. Each set which is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic front contains two formula-1 toy cars of different teams, four toy figures and accessories for changing tyres. Attached to the back of the cardboard packaging is an adhesive label bearing warnings in the languages Italian, English and French. The label also bears the CE marking and the details of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the wheels and the figures contain respectively 3 % and 0.6 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.0 % and 4.0 % 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.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

6
A12/1210/12

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car / van

Brand: Peugeot

Name: 1.        8072.        Expert

Type/number of model:

Type Approval No.:

1.        e*98/14*0253*27

2.        e*2001/116*0349*16; e*2007/46*0046*03; e*2007/46*0046*04

Chassis No.:

1.        VF3EBRHD8CZ004758 to VF3EBRHH8CZ005798

2.        VF3XZAHZ8CZ004200 to VF3XDAHZ8CZ005947

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car / van

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The front left tyre could be damaged and could consequently fail during use leading to loss of control of the vehicle. This could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

7
A12/1211/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy with accessories

Brand: YAO Chang

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Plastic toy with accessories

Brand: YAO Chang

Name: Formula 1

Article No 3611

Bar code: 8 009549342819

Code allocated by the importer: 34281

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy with accessories. Each set which is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic front contains one formula-1 toy car, eight toy figures and accessories for changing tyres. The cardboard packaging bears several inscriptions in English and an adhesive label is attached to the back of the packaging bearing warnings in Italian and French.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the figures contain 7 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.0 % 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.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

8
A12/1212/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's waistcoat

Brand: QiFeng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model 5149B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s waistcoat with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes a non-fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "68 Freestyle Beautiful". Size: 122, 128, 146.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles on the ends. The drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 

9
A12/1213/12

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: Unknown

Name: Very Baby

Type/number of model: Model: A9901-2

Batch number/Barcode: 45916

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A girl and a boy doll in a cardboard box with a transparent window. The dolls wear wedding clothes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the dolls contain 10 % 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 of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users  

 

10
A12/1214/12

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother

Brand: Nuby

Name:

Type/number of model: articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother

Brand: Nuby

Name: Magic Motion

Number of model: 5966 LFSN4

Item no.: 070627

Bar code: 048526984268

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece silicone soother in the shape of a butterfly. Blister package.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains detectable amounts of peroxide residues.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400-3.

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

 

11
A12/1215/12

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Circular saw

Brand: AWD

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: AWD400A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A circular sawing machine for firewood, yellow frame standing on 4 legs.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries for the following reasons:

·         The blade guard does not fully cover the teeth of the saw blade when the guard is in rest position.

·         The width of the fixed guard opening that encloses the periphery of the saw blade is too wide.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1870.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/1216/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Vacuum cleaner

Brand: Sealey Power Products

Name:

Type/number of model: appliances and equipment

Product: Vacuum cleaner

Brand: Sealey Power Products

Name: Valeting Machine Wet & Dry with Accessories

Model No: PC310.

Serial Number JS1/280985/2012/02.

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5024209909839.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vacuum cleaner / valeting machine for cleaning carpets, car interiors, fabrics, upholstery etc. 1250W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Under load the connector between the detergent pump and hose may leak. This is due to the connector not being tightened correctly. As a result, there is a risk of leaking detergent which could potentially cause an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

13
A12/1217/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains charger

Brand: T'nB

Name: USB Charger

Type/number of model: Ref.: ACMPHOME1. batch: 11005941

Batch number/Barcode: 3 303 170 046 227

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains charger for USB-powered devices in clear blister packaging

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because there is no additional fastening of the various soldered connections of the primary circuit: if a wire disconnects, the creepage distances and the clearances can be reduced.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain  

14
A12/1218/12

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Happy Baby

Name: Lovely Esprit

Type/number of model: Item No. 6782

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 2100010086808

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The plastic doll is wearing a pink dress and red shoes and is approximately 10 cm long. The doll is packed in a colourful cardboard box (12 x 5 x 3.5 cm) bearing the words “Happy Baby”, “Lovely Esprit”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 1.0 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 33.5 % 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  

 

15
A12/1219/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Jeep

Name:

Type/number of model: cles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Jeep

Name: Liberty, Cherokee

Type: KJ

EC type approval: e4*98/14*0058

Recall concerns vehicles built between 3.07.2003 and 14.07.2005.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

Corrosion may cause the lower suspension arms on the rear axle to break. This can cause the vehicle to react in an unexpected manner, which may lead to the driver losing control.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Denmark,
Portugal,
Sweden  

16
A12/1220/12

Spain

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Marine engine

Brand: MERCURY MERCRUISER

Name:

Type/number of model: al crafts

Product: Marine engine

Brand: MERCURY MERCRUISER

Name: MCM 8.2

Model: MCM 8.2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Marine engine

Country of origin: United States


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Fire

A fuel leak in the connection between the compensation hose and the fuel distributor could lead to a risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark,
Finland,
Hungary,
Greece,
Poland  

17
A12/1221/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: DUCATI

Name: 1199 Panigale

Type/number of model: The recall affects 1199 PANIGALE motorcycles (all versions) MY2012 and MY2013, with VINs:

ZDMH800ABBB000030 to ZDMH800ABCB007709 and ZDMH801AACB000283 to ZDMH801ABCB007697 for defects (a) to (c),

ZDMH800ABCB007847 to ZDMH800ABCB009195 and ZDMH801ABCB008387 to ZDMH801AACB009209 for defects (d) and (e).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The purpose of the recall is to replace and/or re-assembly various components:

a) the exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable support;

b) the steering damper head uniball bearing (“S” and “S Tricolore” versions only);

c) the steering damper retaining screws (all versions);

d) the swinging arm shafts;

e) the front brake master cylinder fluid reservoir connection tube.

Each of the problems with the above components could potentially lead to an accident, causing injuries to the rider of the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Denmark,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Portugal,
Ireland,
Finland  

18
A12/1222/12

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: KAINA

Name: Dream girl

Type/number of model: 3555

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby plastic doll, 27 cm long, made of plastic and dressed in a purple and orange overall. The doll comes in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10 % 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: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

19
A12/1223/12

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: YIDUOZI

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: YIDUOZI

Name: Fhun

Model No. 38408, Item No. 391394007

Batch number/Barcode: 4740581614277

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of toys with two mermaid-shaped dolls, 14 cm long, wearing a blue and green dress, and two hair slides. The head of the dolls is made of flexible plastic. The product comes in a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 24,2 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0,33 % 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: Recall of the product from end users  

 

20
A12/1224/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Zalesskell

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 9017

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The blue bikini top and bottom are decorated with strawberries and the inscriptions "Beaut", "R" or "Equipment dynamic riders – GIRLS BAND". The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have free ends in the waist area. The cords have knotted ends. Size: 104/110 and 140/146.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck area, at the back and in the waist area.

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

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

 

21
A12/1225/12

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Police play set

Brand: Unknown

Name: Super police set - PowerFUL WEAPON

Type/number of model: S1165500

Batch number/Barcode: 4894103655009

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of 1 pistol, 3 projectiles with suction cup, a watch, a badge and a compass and is packed in a blister card.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cup contains 7,6 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 13 % of dibutylphthalate (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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

22
A12/1226/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's leisure trousers

Brand: MENG MEI

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 7009

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leisure trousers for children. The left pocket of the trousers is decorated with an embroidered butterfly. The waist part of the trousers includes a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. Sizes: M-XXL.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring in the waist area.

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

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

 

23
A12/1227/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name: 1400 GTR and 1400 GTR ABS

Type/number of model:

Models:

ZG1400A8/A9/CA/CB/CC,

1400GTR,

1400GTR ABS

The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers:

1. ZG1400A8: from JKBZGT40AAA005009 to JKBZGT40AAA015140

2. ZG1400A9: from JKBZGT40AAA019001 to JKBZGT40AAA022802

3. ZG1400CA: from JKBZGT40CCA000036 to JKBZGT40CCA003557

4. ZG1400CB: from JKBZGT40CCA006032 to JKBZGT40CCA009994

5. ZG1400CC: from JKBZGT40CCA013002 to JKBZGT40CCA017411

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Small stones or other road debris can become trapped between the rear brake pedal and guard and prevent the pedal from fully releasing. This can cause overheating potentially leading to rear brake damage and lock up or failure of the rear brake. On 1400GTR ABS models with K-ACT the front brake may also be affected because it is linked with rear brake operation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Bulgaria,
Finland,
Spain,
Denmark,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Portugal  

24
A12/1228/12

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Peugeot

Name: 207

Type/number of model: Type Approval No.: e*2001/116*0340*21; e*2001/116*0340*23; e*2007/46*0072*02

Chassis No.: VF3WC8HR0AE091863 to VF3WC8HR0BW037173

Type Approval No.: e*2001/116*0340*21; e*2001/116*0340*22; e*2001/116*0340*23; e*2007/46*0072*01; e*2007/46*0072*02.

Chassis No.: VF3WC8FP0AE091096 to VF3WC8FP0CW000445

Type Approval No.: e*2001/116*0340*21; e*2001/116*0340*23; e*2007/46*0072*01; e*2007/46*0072*02.

Chassis No.: VF3WA8HZCAE091379 to VF3WAKFT0CW000434

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The battery earth cable on the gearbox could break leading to the engine cutting out. The engine cutting out during use could lead to loss of control of the vehicle which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Ireland,
Estonia,
Sweden,
Denmark,
Norway,
Finland,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Portugal,
Slovenia  

25
A12/1229/12

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Gel Fuel Fire Bowl

Brand: Slemcka

Name: Gel Fuel Fire Bowl

Type/number of model: 4591

Bar code: 5015772145915

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal bowl with well for gel fuel and snuffer. Packaged in an orange box.

Country of origin: India


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the flame may be difficult to see at times, it can flash if more fuel is added to the pot whilst either still alight or warm. Fuel is not provided with this particular product which also increases the risk by lack of instruction and the snuffer is smaller than the well so if consumers poured fuel directly into the pot the snuffer is of no use. Lit fuel can also flare.

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

 

26
A12/1230/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: INTENZE

Name: Bright red

Type/number of model: ST1007BR

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS83, Batch: RD36Y61045IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red tattoo ink.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 48 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o- anisidine (CAS n° 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitising. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrenes and alpha-methyl styrenes which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-ansidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

27
A12/1231/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: INTENZE

Name: Bright orange

Type/number of model: Article ST1032BO

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS81, Batch: Y61W68045IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing orange tattoo ink.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 156 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o- anisidine (CAS n° 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitising.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

28
A12/1232/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: INTENZE

Name: Bright red

Type/number of model: Article ST1007BR

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS83, Batch: RD36Y61045IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red tattoo ink.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 160 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o- anisidine (CAS n° 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitising. In addition, it contains the aromatic amine 2-ethoxyaniline which is also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

Cyprus  

29
A12/1233/12

Spain

Category: Machinery

Product: Petrol electric generator

Brand: GENMASTER

Name:

Type/number of model: br/> Product: Petrol electric generator

Brand: GENMASTER

Name: Unknown

Model: DY10401 / GG950

Bar code: 3608143355826

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Petrol electric generator 650W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The user may come into contact with parts of the product that could give the user an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

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A12/1234/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Ostoy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Fox, Art. 7001564

Batch number/Barcode: 8711296050229

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in form of a fox wearing green trousers and a white and yellow top with a blue neck scarf. It is 27 cm long and contains soft stuffing. The label contains the inscription "LOVELY LOOKING QUALITY TOYS" and a picture of two teddy bears holding a balloon.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (jacket button) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

31
A12/1235/12

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Police play set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Police play set

Brand: Unknown

Name: The Empire Warrior game

Model: S1559/555/GE

Bar code: 4893138000228

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of 1 bow and 3 arrows with suction cups. The set is packed in a blister card.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cup contains 0,43 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 24 % by weight of dibutylphthalate (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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

32
A12/1236/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: RAMMER

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers with functional cords in the waist area, in light blue colour, with two pockets and the inscription „RAMMER” at the back. There is a textile label including the inscription „RAMMER”. On this and another label are given the maintenance symbols as well as information concerning the composition and treatment of the product..

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are not attached in one point.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

33
A12/1237/12

Finland

Category: Other

Product: Electronic cigarette kit

Brand: Savut(e)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic cigarette kit. supplied with brand "Savut(e)" USB charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

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

·         the clearances/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient;

·         the insulation resistance is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovenia  

34
A12/1238/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Floodlight

Brand: Scanlight

Name: Monimetallivalaisin

Type/number of model: V-70M

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438168 055091

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Floodlight

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is not sufficiently waterproof.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

35
A12/1239/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bolero

Brand: UB & MG

Name: AMAZING glamour girl

Type/number of model: Code 15039

Batch number/Barcode: 3800832150396

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s bolero with a functional cord in the waist area which is about 230 mm long and has not been secured against unravelling. On the inside of the garment there is a printed pattern with the inscription: “Glamour girl Amazing”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are not secured against unravelling.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

36
A12/1240/12

Finland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: LED tape

Brand: Perel

Name: LEDNAUHA Sisäkäyttöön

Type/number of model: SC-ID-WW+PS

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED tape kit supplied with electronic control gear.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because in the transformer of the control gear, the creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

37
A12/1241/12

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Magnets

Brand: Unknown

Name: Rattlesnake Sound Egg

Type/number of model: ITEM NO: A11281

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 0611888112817

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tow black, glossy, metallic, spherical magnets. The toy weighs 74.5 g and is 24 mm long. It comes in a plastic-coated cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and internal injuries because the magnets can be easily swallowed by children. The magnetic flux index of the magnets is too high.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

38
A12/1242/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' set

Brand: LIANGLI FU SHI

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ set for children up to 7 years of age. Each set consists of three parts, namely of a pair of leggings, a dress and a bolero. The leggings are black with laces and ribbons attached to the lower edge of the trouser-legs. The dresses are available in pink, purple and light green colour and are decorated with flowers made of fabric with a diameter of about 5 cm. The white lace bolero is supplied with functional cords intended to be tied in the neck area.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords tied in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

39
A12/1243/12

Finland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: LED tape

Brand: Oversol

Name: TapeLite Mini

Type/number of model: LYD1201000

Batch number/Barcode: 6 410041 063034

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED tape kit supplied with electronic control gear.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because in the transformer of the control gear, the creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A12/1244/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Lfeier

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A purple two-piece girl's bikini, intended for children up to 7 years of age, supplied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and cords which are tied at the back. The top has an appliquéd pattern of a sun, a boat, birds, flowers and the inscription “mishell”. The bottom has an appliquéd pattern of a boat and birds. Age: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10. Sizes: 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence, respectively of a cord with free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/1245/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid's

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XS0964

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The white top and red bottom of the bikini are decorated with light blue and red flowers and a red flower with green edging. The top can be tied with cords in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords in the waist area. The cords have free and knotted ends. Size: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck and waist area and at the back of the bikini.

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

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

 

42
A12/1246/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's coat

Brand: ARINO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: F-809

Batch number/Barcode: 2009111018094

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink children’s coat with artificial fur lining, hood and zip fastener and the inscription "Dance". The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 98 – 118.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring placed in the hood.

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

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

 

43
A12/1247/12

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Salt crystal lamp

Brand: Salsa

Name:

Type/number of model: quipment

Product: Salt crystal lamp

Brand: Salsa

Name: Salt Light / Hangulat Sólámpa Model: K01A

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999880 150699

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Salt crystal lamp. The base parts of the portable luminaire: a white plastic E14 lampholder supplied with a mains plug and mains cable, and a wooden base plate. The translucent, 2 kg salt crystal lampshade is fixed to the wooden base plate with two wood-screws.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts could be touched by the user:

·         Parts of the supply cable which have only basic insulation are accessible. In case of damage to the insulation, live metal parts become accessible.

·         The lampholder is not secured against twisting, so the lampholder may come unscrewed when the user is changing the lamp.

·         The touchable metal screws in the cord anchorage system are in contact with the supply cable.

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

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

 

44
A12/1248/12

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Magnets

Brand: Plastoy

Name: Barbapapa Magnets

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3521320700595

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four Barbapapa plastic figures (34-40 mm high) with magnets. Green, red, black or pink. Sold in a transparent plastic box (40mm x170 mm).

Country of origin: France


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Choking

The figures represent characters well-known by TV-watching children.

They pose a risk of choking for children under the age of three years because there are small parts that could be swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Iceland,
France  

45
A12/1249/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's set

Brand: MTEH

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set with a dress and a bolero, intended for children up to 7 years of age, available in various colours.

Sizes: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

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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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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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