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Report 51 (Published on: 21/12/2012)

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Notification 0510/12 from week 13 of 2012 has been withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment.

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
A12/1859/12

France

Category: Other

Product: Breath alcohol tester

Brand: Drive Safety

Name: Digital alcohol tester with LCD clock

Type/number of model: 6016389JT2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Digital alcohol tester with LCD clock. Orange and white packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

Because of the inability of the product to detect a high alcohol level, there is a risk of a user driving with an undetected high alcohol level which could lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

2
A12/1860/12

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body scrub

Brand: Unknown

Name: Coconut Body Peeling

Type/number of model: Lot No. 11051013

Batch number/Barcode: 67777001531000000125

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent, stand-up tube (100 ml) with brown screw-top and printed adhesive labels; no further packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count of 480,000 cfu/g (identification of Burkholderia cepacia) which can cause infection for people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems.

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

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

3
A12/1861/12

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's shoes

Brand: Lalikaer

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A03003/1, A01003/2, A02902/1 and A03001/1.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's footwear with synthetic upper and sole. The composition of the lining is textile/leather, the insole being leather. Packaging: cardboard box bearing the "LALIKAER" brand name and indicating the model number and colour.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because various parts of the shoes contain between 15.5 to 33.5 mg/kg Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

4
A12/1862/12

Italy

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Lamborghini

Name: Gallardo Coupé & Spyder

Type/number of model: Model Year 2004. 2005 and 2006.

The affected VINs:

ZHWGE11M14LA00031 to ZHWGE12TX6LA03972

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

In the case of persistent, severe load conditions, hydraulic fluid could leak from a high pressure pipe in the power steering system. Leaking fluid could touch hot engine areas resulting in the risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Sweden,
United Kingdom  

5
A12/1863/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Toy sword

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. 78406;

Batch number/Barcode: 8008092027587

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a sword with a gold and black scabbard and a central coat of arms depicting a lion.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the level of chromium in the product is higher than permitted. The level detected in the handle is 92.94 mg/kg and in the decoration 65.06 mg/kg.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

6
A12/1864/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Jump & Fish

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: JF-J325

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket made of artificial leather, supplied with cords in the hood area.

Country of origin: Greece


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

7
A12/1865/12

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Drawing set

Brand: Disney Princess

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No. PK-13PC, Item No.1023-56374

Batch number/Barcode:

5 203068 563745

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Drawing set in plastic packaging containing four crayons, oil pastels, markers and a large note-pad with 30 sheets. All parts are decorated with pictures of Disney Princesses.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of the markers contains 3.6 % 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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

8
A12/1866/12

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Amy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.:630-A

Batch number/Barcode: 9123450301044

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with yellow hair, grey dress, red shoes and a red comb as an accessory. The toy is packed in a plastic, colourless, transparent bag, decorated with a picture of a blue ribbon with pink flowers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 23.0 % 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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

9
A12/1867/12

Greece

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Doorbell

Brand: www.tele.gr

Name: Digital Doorbell

Type/number of model: Model: GTS-021-021A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doorbell. The product consists of three parts: two wireless buttons and one plug-in unit which operates as a remote receiver and loudspeaker.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

There is a risk of live parts becoming accessible:

- Internal wiring of the power supply could be rotated, leading to their abruption from the terminal connections.

- Conductors are fixed so that reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductor in position.

- Thermoplastic parts, on which parts at hazardous voltage are directly mounted, are not resistant to abnormal heat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62080 and EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product, withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

10
A12/1868/12

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Baby Angel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No. 928-1

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll (height: 10 inch – 25.4 cm, weight: 458 gr). The doll's body is made of cloth; the hands, feet and head are in rubber. The doll is dressed in a white shirt, decorated with pink bows, white feathers and a pink rose in the neck area, pink shoes and has a pink ribbon in the hair. The doll is seated on a pink rocking-chair; it holds a pink mobile phone and sings a song when you press a switch. It is operated with 3 AAA batteries. The toy is packed in a pink cardboard box with a clear plastic window, decorated with pictures of the doll.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because parts of the doll contain up to 17.6 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.11 % by mass Dibutyl phthalate (DBP). In addition, the product contains 1.9 % by weight of di-isonylephthalate (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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

11
A12/1869/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Killah

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: FE 02

Batch number/Barcode:

0810H FE022230048004

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt, with a hood supplied with functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed and which have metal chains on the ends. Size: 3-4 years of age.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

 

12
A12/1870/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Killah

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: F 02

Batch number/Barcode: 0810H F 022230078301

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress with a hood supplied with functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed. Intended for children of 5-6 years of age.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

13
A12/1871/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Riccio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2551

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers in grey colour, with two side pockets – intended for small children up to 7 years of age, sizes: 98, 110 and 128. In the waist area there is a textile cord in green colour which passes through a channel without being fixed in at least one point. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription "Crocodile".

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord in the waist area which is not fixed at any point.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

14
A12/1872/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Riccio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2531

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers, blue colour. Sizes: 104, 116, 122 and 140. In the waist area there is a red textile drawstring, not fixed to the garment, with free ends. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription: 'SPEEDWAY'.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has a drawstring in the waist area which is not fixed to the garment and the free ends of which are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

15
A12/1873/12

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Moodlight

Brand: Unknown

Name: The Smurfs

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8717624274039

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 10 cm high, white lamp in the shape of a Smurf, powered by batteries.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking due to the easy removal of the battery lid which may enable a child to gain access to the button cell batteries located inside the lamp. The batteries can be ingested or inhaled by small children.

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

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks, withdrawal of the product from the market, recall of the product from end users and destruction of the product.  

Belgium,
Finland  

16
A12/1874/12

France

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Flexible light tube

Brand: Rouxel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LXD-2W-6B

Batch number/Barcode: 29850

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flexible light tube with blue LED lights, no dimmer, 220V plug, packed in a coloured box. Tube diameter: 13 mm; 36 bulbs per metre.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The power cable’s earth conductor is cut at the point of entry to the electronic box; it is not connected to any part of the lighting set.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

17
A12/1875/12

France

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Flexible light tube

Brand: Rouxel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LXD-2W-6B

Batch number/Barcode: 29851

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flexible light tube with white LED lights, no dimmer, 220V plug, packed in a coloured box. Tube diameter: 13 mm; 36 bulbs per metre.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The power cable’s earth conductor is cut at the point of entry to the electronic box; it is not connected to any part of the lighting set.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

18
A12/1876/12

Cyprus

Category: Jewellery

Product: Rubber bracelet

Brand: Derio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 52021712216

Batch number/Barcode: 0420604000037

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A rubber bracelet with metal charms.

Country of origin: Greece


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 0.65 µg/cm²/week of nickel from the "J/R”, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

19
A12/1877/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Unknown

Name: Bubbles Sword Toys

Type/number of model: Batch number 310/042/0048 1pc

Batch number/Barcode: 4014732310425

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soap bubble toy comprised of a plastic container in the form of a sword, approx. 27 cm long, with a coloured plastic handle, a coloured soap ring and a transparent plastic cylinder filled with bubble-forming, clear or cloudy liquid. Packaging: colourful printed cardboard box containing several swords.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas (up to 10,000,000 bacteria per gram). 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 Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market, warning consumers of the risks.  

 

20
A12/1878/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy

Brand: Bieco

Name: Mein erstes Auto (My first car)

Type/number of model: Bieco's baby collection; Serial No 24-020213.

Batch number/Barcode: 4005544202138

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brightly coloured wooden toy in the shape of a car with a wooden arch (handle) in the place of the car roof. Three wooden rings (green, yellow and red) encircle the handle.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can be easily broken, releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

21
A12/1879/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Baghera

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 838

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ride-on toy representing a fire engine, presented as a kit and made of metal, plastic and wood. Dimensions: 76.5 x 25 x 36 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because small parts with sharp edges may become loose (the large nut fixing the bell to its support comes loose, releasing the screw and the nut) and small children may pick up the pieces and swallow them.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Sweden,
Denmark  

22
A12/1880/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name: C600 Sport

Type/number of model: Type: C65, Model: C600 Sport, EC type approval No: e1*2002/24*0552*00, year of manufacture: 2011 - 2012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

At high speeds (>160 km/h), the front side panel can come loose from the fixtures and thus from the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Malta,
Spain,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Portugal,
Finland,
Norway  

23
A12/1881/12

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke alarm

Brand: König Electronic

Name: Optical Smoke Alarm

Type/number of model: SA 30 – LX 738 Year of manufacture: 28/02/2011

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Smoke alarm.

Country of origin: China


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Asphyxiation,
Burns

The product does not detect smoke with sufficient sensitivity.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

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

Ireland,
Denmark,
Belgium,
Finland  

24
A12/1882/12

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Voltage tester

Brand: Zext

Name: Próbnik fazy

Type/number of model: TP-S

Batch number/Barcode: 5903874875871

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Voltage tester with yellow transparent covering. No packaging.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The user can easily touch the live tip by mistake during normal use because the metal tip is too long and because the protection rim on the handle is too small.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61243.

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

 

25
A12/1883/12

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: Gdlite

Name: unknown

Type/number of model: Model: GD-6120LX

Batch number/Barcode: 7473548061209

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch with an LED. The housing is made of yellow plastic with a black switch. The battery can be charged with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box. Inside the packaging there is a two-pin, flat plug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

·        When plugging it into a socket, the user could touch the live pins.

·        The cross-section area of the core of the internal wires is too small and in case of a short-circuit the internal wires may overheat.

·        The protective bulb cover can be removed by hand during charging, exposing live parts of the LED panel.

·        The plastic part near the pins is not sufficiently heat and fire resistant and may catch fire.

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.  

 

26
A12/1884/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Champion

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref.: 303237, code: 2210008191

Batch number/Barcode: 8053261775196 (size 126/131), 8053261775110 (size: 150/155)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in blue or red, with two side pockets, white/blue stripes at the sides and a logo marked “Champion” on the left-hand side. The garment has 2 grey drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by more than 140 mm. Sizes: 126/131 (7 - 8 years), 150/155 (11 - 12 years).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

27
A12/1885/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Firefly

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref.: 166678, code: 2210004594,

model: Elimo jrs

Batch number/Barcode: 7611311306229 (size 116), 7611311307097 (size 128)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys’ swimming shorts with multi-coloured, tropical patterns, two side pockets and blue sides. The garment has 2 orange drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by more than 140 mm. Sizes: 116 (6 years), 128 (8 years).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

28
A12/1886/12

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Fluorescent lamp

Brand: Maxi Light

Name: Rota

Type/number of model: Model: CH242; ART.NR.304010

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp with a fluorescent tube. It has a 1.3 m long mains supply cable connected to a binominal terminal. It also has a separate built-in socket plug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        The cable ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

·        The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the cable entry. In case of damage to the wires, the live metal conductors become accessible.

·        The phase and neutral terminals are not identified. If the mains supply is connected incorrectly, live metal parts become accessible.

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.  

 

29
A12/1887/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Energier’s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Swimmy Beachwear,

code: 120-28-64, driver: 28-64

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini in orange, yellow or pink colours. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is decorated with multi-coloured sequins. Sizes: 6-14 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area and drawstrings that are to be tied at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

30
A12/1888/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Diesel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Merali, Item code: 00JA5V 00YYG K553

Batch number/Barcode: 8 033506 005462 25092

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in light green with a fuchsia trim. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top and the bottom bear the “Diesel” logo in light fuchsia. Composition: Sizes: 8-14.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of free, halter-neck cords on the top and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

31
A12/1889/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini bottom

Brand: Beach Girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Sweet Sun, item code: 0516

Batch number/Barcode: 88100000516001002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini bottom in light green (front side) and blue (back side), with two pairs of functional light green cords at each side (length: 30cm). The front side of the garment is decorated with a small duck on a cloud made from white sequins, two hearts, a flower and the inscription “Sweet Sun”. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

32
A12/1890/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Scubino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 824707

Batch number/Barcode:

801 00824707 001001

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in red with the emblem “SCUBINO S” on the front left-hand side. The garment bears 2 red drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by 200 mm. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

33
A12/1891/12

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Beach Girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Baby Doll, item code: A0516

Batch number/Barcode: 801-A0000516-001001

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in orange. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top bears the inscription “Pink Angel in Disguise” and the bottom the inscription “Baby Doll” - both in purple. The bikini bottom is decorated with two lines of white sequins. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of free, halter-neck cords on the top and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back.

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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A12/1892/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: hohot Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No.:23688-S

Batch number/Barcode:

6 945545 465355

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1 doll, battery-powered movement and sound, with a yellow dress and a hat with white feathers, blonde curls. Packaging: cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 13.4 % by weight of Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (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: Seizure of the products.  

 

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A12/1893/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Steering aid

Brand: Lenkok

Name: Handicap mobil LENKOK Can Open.

Type/number of model: Model year 2009-2011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicle part: steering aid.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The steering aid can break off the steering wheel.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

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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

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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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