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Report 50 (Published on: 14/12/2012)

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Notification 0510/12 from week 13 of 2012 has been temporarily removed from the RAPEX website whilst the risk assessment is being clarified

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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
A12/1843/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Season 212, Product group: 623, Order 2637500.

Batch number/Barcode: 26375006231000000100

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Five red, heart-shaped balloons. Packaging: transparent foil with cardboard label in colour print on the upper side.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.083 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 2.34 mg/kg nitrosable substances which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

The product does not comply with the national legislation and the Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

2
A12/1844/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Party Loons

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 0 52329 90104

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 90-105 cm red heart-shaped balloons. Packaging: transparent foil bag with cardboard border; six original packs.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.0526 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 2.3283 mg/kg nitrosable substances which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

The product does not comply with the national legislation and the Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

3
A12/1845/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Bicycle light

Brand: Cree XM-L

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: T6 LED HEADLAMP

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A rechargeable bicycle light / head lamp with mains adaptor. Supplied with a 2-pin plug adaptor that plugs into a UK 3-pin wall plug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The distance between the pins and the edge of the plug adaptor is too small. When plugging the two-pin mains adaptor into the plug adaptor, there is a risk of the user touching live parts due to the lack of insulation on the pins of the mains adaptor. The plug adaptor does not have a fuse and the socket contacts are not screened by shutters.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065 and the relevant national standard.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

4
A12/1846/12

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring

Brand: Art Figure

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Key-ring

Brand: Art Figure

Name: Unknown

Type/ Item No: 635458

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key-ring in the form of a round photo frame with two arms and two legs. The arms are made from elastic wire with a green plastic covering and have yellow hands (approx. length 1.9cm). The legs are made from elastic wire with a bright pink plastic covering and have blue shoes on the end (approx. length 2.0cm). The product is sold unpacked.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.38% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 21.88% by mass 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.

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

 

5
A12/1847/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Yehaijing

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model number 04

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini with floral pattern. The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. A skirt is sewn on the bottom part of the bikini. Size: 2-12.

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 in the neck 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.  

 

6
A12/1848/12

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Soft ball

Brand: Aojie Sports Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: br/>Product: Soft ball

Brand: Aojie Sports Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/ Item No.: 1-8112-AJ313-4

Batch number/Barcode: 4 019470 003134

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-coloured (white, blue, green, red, yellow and orange), soft plastic ball (approx. diameter 10cm). The product is sold in a white plastic net bearing a label with the brand name, the CE mark, the pictogram indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the warning: “Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15.1% by mass 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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

7
A12/1849/12

Greece

Category: Jewellery

Product: Bracelet

Brand: Graf Arts & Craft

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code GRS 016

Batch number/Barcode: 0 265185 000034

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark silver bracelet ("faux bijoux") with 4 blue glass beads in the form of the iris of the eye. The product bears a silver coloured label.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 4.15 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

8
A12/1850/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' trousers

Brand: Unique

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

For children aged 1 – item n° 12273,

Batch number/Barcode: 15205846195391; For children aged 3 - Barcode: 35205846103969;

For children aged 4 - Barcode: 45205846103976

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys’ trousers, intended for children up to 7 years of age. In the waist area there are cords that are not attached to the garment in at least one point. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription "Speed” in orange. There is an additional paper label attached with the following information: “Unique” and the barcode and item number which are different according to the size.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord in the waist area that is not attached to the garment in at least one point.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

9
A12/1851/12

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Set of babies’ garments

Brand: Lingtong

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: YL-LT-0994

Batch number/Barcode: 6924235450031

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of baby clothes,

consisting of matching trousers and tops. Description of the packaging: plastic bags and cardboard boxes.

Size tables are shown on the labels and on the boxes in Chinese.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the buttons) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The products pose the risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the chest area which are too long.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902 and the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

10
A12/1852/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden xylophone

Brand: Bartolucci

Name: Xilofono Pinocchio

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8 000 000 006028

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden xylophone.

Country of origin: Italy


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Choking,
Chemical

The product has small parts that can be easily detached and could be swallowed or inhaled by young children.

Lead and chrome can migrate from the material that the figures are made from.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-3.

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

 

11
A12/1853/12

Estonia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Gardening Gloves

Brand: Unknown

Name: Garden Gloves

Type/number of model: Article No. 184849 02/08

Batch number/Barcode: 6410411848490

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Working gloves made from patterned textile; the palm and fingertips are made from yellow nappa leather, size: 9.5.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains 24.2 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 420.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Finland  

12
A12/1854/12

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Electric motorcycle

Brand: Zero Motorcycles

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Models S and DS 2012. Vehicles manufactured before 23 July 2012 are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric motorcycles with lithium battery.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Injuries

The engine controller may switch off resulting in a loss of power which, if it goes unnoticed, could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
United Kingdom  

13
A12/1855/12

Ireland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' fur-lined trapper hat

Brand: Fountain Accessories

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style numbers 62-43417 & 62-43402

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' fur-lined trapper hat available with a brown corduroy outer, navy polyester outer, grey/navy brushed check outer.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the fastener on the product may become detached and be swallowed by small children.

1 accident reported

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Spain  

14
A12/1856/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Con

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Long trousers made of dark blue denim with cords in the waist area, intended for children up to 7 years of age. There is one pocket on the front and the back of each trouser-leg. On the front left pocket there is an appliquéd pattern of two strawberries with an embroidered inscription "CON" above them. On the two rear pockets there are snap-fasteners with pictures of roses on them; there are embroidered strawberries on the rear right pocket. There is an elasticated waistband trimmed with red fabric and two hanging red textile cords attached to the elastic. Each of the cords is 260 mm long. On the inner side of the trousers there are two attached textile labels.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unfixed 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.  

 

15
A12/1857/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains adaptor

Brand: Shantou Huajun Electron Co Ltd

Name: AC/DC Adaptor

Type/number of model: HJ-BS-048250

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains adaptor.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position: a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances with the risk of fire or electric shock. The pins are inadequately sized which could cause damage to the socket, with the risk of overheating or arcing within the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

16
A12/1858/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' set

Brand: T.M.Y

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: L-0583

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clothing set, intended for girls up to 7 years of age, consisting of two parts: a sleeveless dress and a bolero. The dress has a belt attached in the waist area which is intended to be tied at the back of the garment. Its length is more than 360 mm and it hangs below the lower hem of the garment. The bolero has long sleeves and cords in the neck area. There are embroidered flowers and attached rhinestones on the front. There is also an attached label with information in English and Bulgarian.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area. The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a belt which is too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

(*)

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


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Disclaimer - EN

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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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