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Report 49 (Published on: 07/12/2012)

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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
A12/1803/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: Porsche

Name:

Type/number of model: cles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: Porsche

Name: Panamera and Cayenne

Type: 970 and 92A.

EC type-approval: e13*2007/46*0970*07

The recall concerns vehicles built between 2010–2012.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Burns

A faulty turbocharger can impair engine performance and cause oil to leak. There is a possibility of the leaked engine oil igniting and causing a vehicle fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Portugal,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Norway,
Finland  

2
A12/1804/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Heated towel rail

Brand: Unknown

Name: Milano

Type/number of model: 900 W Reference Leroy Merlin: 66162285.

Batch number/Barcode: 3351840911788

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric heated towel rail. The recall affects models bought from April 2006.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns,
Cuts

There is a risk that the product may explode which could cause burns and cuts. The technical reasons for the fault have not been identified with certainty.

Three incidents of explosion without injury reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Portugal  

3
A12/1805/12

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Bluetooth headset

Brand: MyFoneKit

Name: Bluetooth Headset

Type/number of model: TAD437E8E

Batch number/Barcode: Serial number: RT1A724US/7

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bluetooth headset supplied with AC adaptor ("Travel adaptor", model number TAD437E8E). Packaged together in a white and blue cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The mains adaptor poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

·        The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

·        The clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient.

·        The plastic material of the enclosure can catch fire.

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

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

 

4
A12/1806/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: Heitronic

Name: 4 x 2W Power LED

Type/number of model: 16951

Batch number/Barcode: 4 002940 169515

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp in a green and blue transparent pack. Technical specifications: DR-5W-GU10, 199-250V, 50/60Hz, 6500K, 340lm.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage distance between live parts and the accessible metallic body is not sufficient.

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

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

 

5
A12/1807/12

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo & bath gel

Brand: Disney

Name: Disney Princess

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 95943001531000000300

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shampoo and bath gel, microbiologically tested; sold in a printed, plastic bottle with hinged lid.

Country of origin: Greece


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Chemical

This product presents a chemical risk because it contains 29.4 mg/kg dioxane.

This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and destruction of the product.  

 

6
A12/1808/12

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy fish

Brand: Animal

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Fish

Batch number/Barcode: 2018150033005

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic fish in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can come loose and may be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

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.  

Belgium  

7
A12/1809/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: SL 350, SL 500, SL 63 AMG, SL 65 AMG

Type/number of model: Type: 231

EC type approvals: e1*2007/46*0803*00, e1*2007/46*0937*00

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured in the period 4 March 2011 to 31 May 2012.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the case of a frontal collision, causing a rupture of the refrigerant pipe or other leaks in the air conditioner, the cooling agent may catch fire in the motor compartment.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Poland,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Finland,
Norway,
Sweden  

8
A12/1810/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s cardigan

Brand: Nice Wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: STYLE NO: GM-1127

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Knitted cardigan intended for children up to 14 years of age, with short sleeves and plastic buttons on the front. The cardigan has two pockets and a knitted belt in the waist area attached by means of two loops on the sides. The length of the belt is about 400 mm, measured from the point of tying. There is also a functional cord in the collar area, the length of which is about 300 mm at each end.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and waist areas.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

9
A12/1811/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Cikoby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 6182 EKRU

Batch number/Barcode: 2 0030 704

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A sweatsuit intended for children up to 7 years of age consisting of two parts: a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area, the length of which exceeds 140 mm, and a zip-up jacket.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

10
A12/1812/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ clothing set

Brand: Cichlid

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code C1K02110000322 AD RENK GRI

Batch number/Barcode: 1 385609 127662

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ set intended for children up to 7 years of age, which consists of two parts: a sweatshirt with a zip and a pair of trousers with functional cords in the waist area that are not attached in at least one point.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached functional cords 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.  

 

11
A12/1813/12

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: ASG (Action Sports Game)

Name: DAN WESSON 6"

Type/number of model: Ref.: 16558 (mat colour)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Realistic replica cylinder gun for airsoft games. Operates with CO2 cartridges. It shoots 6mm balls (provided) which are first placed in bullet imitations. Packaging: cardboard box. The product is considered to be a firearm imitation.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries, in particular to the eyes, because the maximum kinetic energy of the balls is too high and higher than the indicated level. The latter can lead to an underestimation of the danger by vulnerable persons such as children.

The product does not comply with the relevant national legislation.

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

Belgium  

12
A12/1814/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Waistcoat for girls

Brand: Swallow

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B-219

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Waistcoat for girls with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends.

Size: 134-140,146, 158, 158-164.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with knots on the ends.

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.  

 

13
A12/1815/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ leisure trousers

Brand: Grace

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: WT 1342

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leisure trousers for girls. The waistband of the trousers includes a drawstring which is attached at one point to the trousers. At the end of the drawstring there are knots and metal toggles. The trousers are decorated with a cat's head and an inscription: “GRACE”. Size: 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of knots and metal toggles at the free ends of the drawstring. If the knots or toggles become trapped, they could force the child to fall, 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.  

 

14
A12/1816/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: GLO-STORY

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GSZK-6627

Batch number/Barcode: 5999032766273

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's trousers available in white and coral colours. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and silver toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends.

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.  

 

15
A12/1817/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: YuMei

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 2314

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini in green colour. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area. The cords have free ends. The top and the bottom are decorated with sequined butterflies. The bottom part is also decorated with a tulle skirt.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords with free ends 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

16
A12/1818/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s cardigan

Brand: Kasif bebe

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 719112

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cardigan for children up to 7 years of age with cords in the neck area. There is a sticker attached with the following information in Bulgarian: item – cardigan, producer – Turkey.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord 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.  

 

17
A12/1819/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Sunrise kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item 2078

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit – a long-sleeved top, a waistcoat and trousers - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The waistcoat attached to the top is supplied with functional cords.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a serious 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.  

 

18
A12/1820/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Jebellina

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: MJ-5325

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit – a tunic, a pair of leggings and a scarf intended for children up to 7 years of age. The tunic is supplied with functional cords in the waist area that are longer than 140 mm and have not been secured against unravelling. There is a paper label with the following information: „Jebellina fashion”, item MJ-5325, taglia 2-3A, altezza 90-105cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

19
A12/1821/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy crossbow set

Brand: King Sport

Name: Crossbow Set

Type/number of model: Item No. 35881G or 4857

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shooting toy packaged in a box; crossbow (red, black and yellow) with 3 suction arrows (blue, yellow and red); length of crossbow approx. 66cm, length of arrow approx. 40.5 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, when other rigid projectiles are used, the maximum permissible kinetic energy level is exceeded. Hence there is a danger of external injuries, and sensitive areas such as the face and, above all, the eyes are particularly at risk.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Cyprus  

20
A12/1822/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI, E 350 CDI, E 200 CGI, E 250 CGI, E 300, E 350, E 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, E 500

Type/number of model: Type: C207; EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0502*12-*13

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2 April 2012 and 29 June 2012.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Air in the right window airbag can leak faster than intended so, in the event of a crash, the persons travelling in the vehicle may not be sufficiently protected.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Greece,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Poland,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Norway  

21
A12/1823/12

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' sandals

Brand: San Marina

Name: Gresa

Type/number of model: Model GRESA

Batch number/Barcode: 6638800993709

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' sandals. Black, size 37.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 35 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

 

22
A12/1824/12

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up set

Brand: No.7

Name: Mini Beautifier

Type/number of model:

Batch codes: 12NMB001 and 12NMB002

Batch number/Barcode: 5 045095 579968

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Make-up set compact containing 3 x eye shadows, mini mascara, mini shimmer, mini lip gloss and 2 applicators.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because a mould growth has been identified on a number of units, specifically on one shade (purple) of the eye shadows. If a person uses a contaminated product on their eyelids, they may suffer a reaction. This may cause irritation, inflammation to skin around the eye, respiratory infection if inhaled or loss of eye sight in worst case scenario.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

23
A12/1825/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Building site light

Brand: Axxel/Finbullet

Name: Energiansäästölamppu

Type/number of model: ESL204

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Building site light packaged in a yellow cardboard box. Technical specification: 2 x FB-20W-R7s, 230V, 50Hz, class I.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The sharp edge of the metal reflector can break the insulation of the wire of the lampholder. In this case, the live conductor of the wire can touch the metal reflector, which is in contact with the earthed accessible metallic body of the lamp. The lamp has a plug, which can be inserted into an unearthed socket-outlet.

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.  

 

24
A12/1826/12

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Climbing rope ascender

Brand: Wild Country

Name: Ropeman 3

Type/number of model: 14ROPE3B (Blue) / 14ROPE3R (Red) / 14ROPE3BSET (Blue Synergy Lite Set)/ 14ROPE3RSET (Red Synergy Lite Set)

Batch number/Barcode: 14ROPE3B = 5033286040458. 14ROPE3R = 5033286040472. , 14ROPE3BSET = 5033286040465. 14ROPE3RSET = 5033286040489.Batch codes: LAL, LBL, MMA, MMB, MMC, MMD, MME, MMF, MMG, MMH, MMJ.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Climbing rope ascender.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

In certain circumstances, rather than locking on the rope as expected, the product may slip when initially loaded which could result in the user falling. This slippage is more likely to occur when the rope is under significant tension and the cam of the product has not been specifically set in position on the rope by the user. Once the cam has been properly located on the rope, and the product loaded without slippage, the device will perform as expected.  

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Norway,
Ireland  

25
A12/1827/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable ball

Brand: Tap Ball

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3760001671988

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable ball, 35 cm diameter, decorated with the cartoon character 'Mickey Mouse'. Attached to the ball there is a string with a ring on the end. (THE PRODUCT MAY BE A COUNTERFEIT).

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.12% by weight of n-butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP).

In addition, the product contains up to 0.43 % by mass of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), 14.0% of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and 0.10% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Spain  

26
A12/1828/12

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Paiang

Name: World Class Gloves

Type/number of model: Oksana

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's gloves made of black-coloured leather; the lining of gloves contains 100% polyester. Size 12.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 7.8 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

27
A12/1829/12

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Exclusive

Name: Rekawiczki Skorzane Damskie (Leather gloves)

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5907760611079

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey coloured, leather-textile women`s gloves, size M.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 225 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

28
A12/1830/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Play mat

Brand: Bieco’s baby collection

Name: Activity Gym

Type/number of model: P.O.no.: 7271; Art.Nr. 39-000070

Batch number/Barcode: 4005544390705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Activity mat: round, brightly-coloured textile-covered blanket (diameter approx. 88 cm), with two light blue, semi-circular, textile-covered arches (approx. 160 cm long, 8 cm circumference); one arch has three textile-covered toys attached for gripping. The underside (floor contact) is light blue; the top side (body contact) is half single-coloured, light or navy blue printed with white and light-blue stars; the upper side has three yellow-orange appliqué flowers (approx. 15 cm diameter) and a light-brown/blue appliqué teddy bear (approx. 54 cm high, 35 cm wide). Toys for gripping: a) orange star (10 cm diameter), b) yellow half-moon (approx. 13 cm tall), c) light-brown/light-blue teddy bear (approx. 12 cm tall).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow appliqué flowers on the blanket and the yellow half-moon contain azo dyes realising 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration of up to 101 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Austria  

29
A12/1831/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Jindi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3010

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in green colour. The top can be tied at the neck and at the back with functional cords with free ends. The bikini bottom can be adjusted and tied at the sides with cords that have free ends and knots on the end. The top and bottom are decorated with leaves and flowers. Size: 6, 8, 10.

Country of origin: China


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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 and at the back of the swimsuit. Functional cords in the waist area also pose a risk of injuries to children.

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.  

 

30
A12/1832/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Seagull

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CSQ-962

Batch number/Barcode: 545321697

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription: "HURLEY" and embroidered flower motifs. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-158.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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.  

 

31
A12/1833/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Cactus Clone

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: TSWB8949

Batch number/Barcode: 4893940075124

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. At the ends of the cords there are knots and beads. In the waist area of the bikini bottom there are fixed decorative cords with free ends. They have knotted ends with beads and they are longer than 140 mm. Size: 10-16 or 134-164.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords with free ends, knots and beads in the neck area and at the back of the swimsuit. The decorative cords in the waist area, whose lengths are longer than 140mm, also pose a risk of 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.  

 

32
A12/1834/12

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Stillmans

Name: Freckle cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small circular pot of white cream. Packaging: small, square, red box with the product name and a picture of a bird of paradise in a circle to one side of the name.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (12000 mg/kg).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Norway  

33
A12/1835/12

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Stillmans

Name: Skin Bleach Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode: Blank. Expires 01/2015, expires12/2014 expires 11/2014.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small circular pot of white cream. Packaging: a small, square, green box with the product name and a picture of a bird of paradise in a circle to one side of the name.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (21.5 mg/kg).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Norway  

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A12/1836/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: F&D

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: DY-1202

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' plain trousers with pockets available in light pink, dark pink, turquoise and blue colours. At the ankles there are drawstrings, which hang below the lower hem of the garment. Size: 104-134.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area which hang below the lower hem of the garment.

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.  

 

35
A12/1837/12

United Kingdom

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Swees

Name: Professional Laser Pointer

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green and purple laser pointer in the shape of a pen.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, according to the information on the product, it is a class IIIb laser product.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

36
A12/1838/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Laser projector

Brand: Unknown

Name: Holographic Laser Star Projector / Mini Laser Stage Lighting

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: YX-09.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A small laser projector which can be fixed to a ceiling or placed on a table with an enclosed tripod. Supplied in a light blue box with a mains adaptor and a 3-pin plug adaptor.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, according to the information on the product, it is a class IIIa laser product.

When plugging the mains adaptor into the plug adaptor, the user could touch the live pins of the mains adaptor.

The plug adaptor does not comply with the relevant national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

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A12/1839/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirts

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

1. N-3233C

2. N-8690C

Barcode 1: 558258168,

Barcode 2: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Girls' sweatshirt with hood, kangaroo pocket and zip-fastener, decorated with the inscriptions: "World Tour", "Hello Women" and an image of a singing girl. The hood is lined with black and white zebra patterned material and includes an unattached drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128.

2. Children’s sweatshirt with hood, kangaroo pocket and zip-fastener, decorated with an inscription: " Cloe Up Hurry” and an image of an alarm clock. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose the risk of strangulation due to the presence of unattached drawstrings placed in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends.

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.  

 

38
A12/1840/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shorts

Brand: Grace

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: WT59785

Batch number/Barcode: 599901159785

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' shorts in various colours. The waistband of the shorts includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with a Cupid's arrow and an inscription: "I want you!”. Sizes: 140, 146, 152, 158, 164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends.

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.  

 

39
A12/1841/12

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Toy fishing line

Brand: JaBaDaBaDo

Name: Krabbfiske

Type/number of model: K877

Batch number/Barcode: 111007 Barcode 7350018368771

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fishing line for fishing crabs, to be used by children. Pink, orange and light blue piece of wood with a painted, smiling face. Hook and lead weight (sinker) attached to the end of the fishing line. Clear plastic packaging with sticker.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the sinker contains 93 % by weight of lead.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

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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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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Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

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