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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 2 (Published on: 18/01/2013)

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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
A12/0036/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring with soft bear

Brand: Villa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: model: RB056

Batch number/Barcode: 5901165510760

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A key-chain with a soft stuffed plush bear attached, size 145 mm. It has small eyes made out of plastic and an embroidered mouth. The bear is dressed in a skirt and sweatshirt.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the bear's eyes) that easily detach and could be swallowed by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/0037/13

Ireland

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide detector

Brand: Eclipse

Name: Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Type/number of model: Eclipse - E240VCARB

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 5391516452984

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 240V carbon monoxide detector with 9V battery backup.

Country of origin: China


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Asphyxiation

The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50291.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

3
A12/0038/13

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic toys

Brand: ZERO3

Name: Baba MaMa

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of squeaky toys containing 6 multi-coloured, flexible plastic figures. The toys contain a peeping whistle and are packed in a transparent plastic bag. The top of the bag is closed with a folded card, which is fixed to the bag with staples. On both sides of the card there are inscriptions: “Soft Toys Baba MaMa”, “Zero3”and "Warning". Approximate size of packaging is 22 x 24 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.4 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). There is a risk that phthalates may come into contact with the child’s mouth and/or skin.

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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0039/13

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Hearing protector earplugs

Brand: Climax

Name: Protector Auditivo

Type/number of model: 13 (reusable model)

Batch number/Barcode: 8423246205039

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Box containing 100 pairs of earplugs.

Country of origin: Spain


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Damage to hearing

The diameter of the plugs varies significantly and does not ensure good protection for the user. In addition, the instructions are not in the national language.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 352-2.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Portugal  

5
A12/0040/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Volvo

Name: S60, V60

Type/number of model: Type: F model: S60, V60 EC type-approval: e9*2007/46*0023*

Vehicles built in 2012 are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The mounting screws of the A-pillar trim may be set at a tightening torque which is too high. This can cause cracks which could lead to the A-pillar trim detaching in the event that the head air bags are deployed.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Lithuania,
Sweden,
Greece,
Estonia,
Spain,
Finland,
Portugal  

6
A12/0041/13

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: 3 RING TM Glue Factory

Name: 502 Super Glue

Type/number of model: N° 12 –S05

Batch number/Barcode: 6 937272800585

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small plastic tube of household glue bearing brand name and ‘502’, with warnings in English.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the label does not include the signs indicating danger or the symbols for dangerous substances and preparations.

In addition, the product is not fitted with a device enabling it to be re-closed a number of times without the contents leaking.

The product does not comply with the regulations on the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures or Directive 1999/45/EC and 2001/60/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/0042/13

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Cigarette LED Laser and Pen

Type/number of model: None shown

Batch number/Barcode: None shown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser key-ring in the form of a cigarette.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is indicated on the product that it is a class III laser.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Czech Republic,
Germany  

8
A12/0043/13

Italy

Category: Laser pointer

Product: Laser sight

Brand: 1. Laser LJM SRC

2. Laser SCOPE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser sight.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is indicated as a class III laser.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/0044/13

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mini Laser Light

Type/number of model: 12505

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode 5-568800125057

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser with stand.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is indicated on the product that it is a class III laser.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

10
A12/0045/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Dragonhawk Tattoo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various plastic bottles with adhesive labels and protective caps.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (0.71 mg/kg), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 0.01 mg/kg, which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 ppm.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

11
A12/0046/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy medical instrument set

Brand: Doctors

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Reference BT26583

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 8422562265833

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Medical set with different instruments presented in individual packaging in a plastic bag with a cardboard label stating the brand and the CE marking.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 12.53 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 24.57 % 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: Import rejected at border  

 

12
A12/0047/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Massage Gel

Brand: Nuru

Name: Nuru Premium

Type/number of model: Nuru Platinum

Batch number: SBK01245L MFG24JUL12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear, colourless massage gel; odour: neutral.

The packaging is a transparent plastic bottle with a grey hinged top which can be unscrewed. Contents: 250 ml.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high count of mesophilic bacteria, which is a pathogenic micro-organism. The total count for tube n° 1 is: 1.2x100,000 and for tube n°2: 5.1x100, 000 CFU/g. In addition the tube n°2 contains Enterobacteriaceae.

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

 

13
A12/0048/13

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' gloves

Brand: Seppälä

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6438262216459

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Women's' gloves made of turquoise coloured leather; the lining of gloves contains 100% polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 414.3 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland  

14
A12/0049/13

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' gloves

Brand: Reserved

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: INDEX: U0417-99X-L

Batch number/Barcode: 5901433168396

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Women's' gloves made of black coloured pig leather.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 4.6 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/0051/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ coat

Brand: TingBa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: SFY5681

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lined, hooded coat for young children. The hood can be removed by using a zipper and includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. The product is available in light blue colour. Size: 74-86.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market , Recall of the product from end users  

 

17
A12/0052/13

Hungary

Category: Furniture

Product: Plastic chair

Brand: Progarden

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Natalia

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 5999558660857

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding, white plastic chair with armrests and a 5-position adjustable backrest.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, when adjusting the position of the armrest, a shear point is formed and the hands and fingers of the user can be entrapped and injured.

In addition, the bottom of the chair legs is open, which could cause entrapment and injury when folding.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market , Recall of the product from end users  

 

18
A12/0053/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Wei Hong

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No FY879

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress with shoulder straps and an attached belt at both sides of the waist, for tying at the back. When untied, this belt hangs below the lower hem of the garment. When measured from the point of tying, it is 390 mm long, thus exceeding the permissible length of 360 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a belt in the waist area 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  

 

19
A12/0054/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Brite Face

Name: Brite Face Cream

Type/number of model: TM NO 276879

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Whitening cream in cardboard packaging containing a pink plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (15000mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/0055/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Play tunnel

Brand: Happy Summer Scanditoy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12973273 and 12973275. Only tunnels sold during 2012 are affected.

Batch number/Barcode: 53242, 53426, 52472 and 53295

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Play tunnel and tent made of 100% polyester, in 3 different colours; green, light blue, and purple. The tunnel is expanded with a metal wire. The product is sold both as a separate item and in a set with a tent. The batch number can be found on a sewn label on the product.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Injuries

The metallic wires sewn into the tunnel can break and sharp points can protrude through the fabric causing cuts and injuries to children playing with the tunnel.

Incidents reported.

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  

Finland  

21
A12/0056/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Kreative Cosmetics (Pvt)

Name: Due Whitening Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1123 8300

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a green plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (11700mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A12/0057/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: SKH International

Name: Wiana Whitening Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a pink plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (11400 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/0058/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: H Pharmacy

Name: Goree Whitening Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (9870mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/0059/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Poonia Brothers (Pak)

Name: Faiza Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: None

Batch number/Barcode: None

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Purple cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a purple plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (5940mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

25
A12/0060/13

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Cooling element

Brand: Excellent Cool Solutions

Name: Freezer pack

Type/number of model: Model 876557, C13

Batch number/Barcode: 8711295502910

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cooling element resembling ice cube bags, coloured blue on one side and silver on the other. The translucent cubes contain distilled water and ethylene glycol. The product is packed in transparent plastic, with a label indicating the brand, the product name, reference, barcode, origin and the data of a Dutch company.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the liquid contains ethylene glycol which, if swallowed, can be toxic. Due to its characteristic form, appearance and packaging, consumers may mistake the product for foodstuffs and therefore swallow the liquid.

One accident reported.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria  

(*)

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.

Disclaimer - FR

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.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

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.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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