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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 4 (Published on: 01/02/2013)

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No.
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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
A12/0084/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink

Brand: Tattoooo

Name: Baby blue

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging: different plastic bottles 5ml with safety cap and adhesive label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (5.04 mg/kg), of which benzo[a]pyrene at a level of 0.10 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, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded the level of 0.5 ppm recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

2
A12/0085/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Gardening Gloves

Brand: Gardena

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. 570; 9 L; 570-20.950.02/0991

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Protective gloves, made of leather (finger tips, insides of fingers, knuckle area, back of hand) and a turquoise-coloured material with yellow, orange and pink stripes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather in the gloves contains up to 17.8 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: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Austria,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Portugal,
Finland  

3
A12/0086/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Christmas decoration

Brand: Homebase

Name: Large Growing Santa

Type/number of model: 081899

Batch number/Barcode: 18062012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child-appealing Christmas decoration: Santa figure which expands in height.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The head of the figure is attached to the body with a wooden rod which has a sharp point in the middle of the head. This rod could become exposed, leading to the risk of a puncture wound. The product also has detachable small parts which could pose a choking hazard.

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.  

 

4
A12/0087/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Golden Pearl

Name: Golden Pearl Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number 79831 - Mfd. 06/06/2012 EXP.30/06/2014.

Batch number/Barcode: 9 240548 109914

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow 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 (4750mg/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.  

Norway  

5
A12/0088/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Shaheen Cosmetic

Name: Face Fresh Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number: No 1192 - MFG 1 3 12 EXP 1 3 14.

Batch number/Barcode: 1 41960 001908

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow 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 (4620mg/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.  

 

6
A12/0089/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Mir Agencies (AK)

Name: Fresh Look Ultra Whitening Fairness Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shiny Orange / Yellow cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in an orange plastic pot.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (3500mg/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.  

 

7
A12/0090/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: CPHL

Name: Seven Herbal Ubtan with Sun Screen

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shiny Yellow cardboard packaging containing a yellow tube of whitening cream.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (620 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.  

 

8
A12/0091/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening product

Brand: Raj Pharmacy

Name: Raj Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sparkly orange 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 (470mg/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.  

 

9
A12/0092/13

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towels with decoration

Brand: Unknown

Name: Sweet heart

Type/number of model: DA 2137

Batch number/Barcode: 8590306921373

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A towel folded up as a cake with a plastic cherry on the top; packed in a transparent plastic box with marking "Sweet heart".

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put pieces in their mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

10
A12/0093/13

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy aeroplane

Brand: Li Feng

Name: airplane

Type/number of model: No. 136

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy aeroplane in a cardboard box.

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 Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

11
A12/0094/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Unknown

Name: Summer children’s pushchair, umbrella type

Type/number of model: Model QX-1021,

Batch number/Barcode: barcode 0 274623 000031

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Summer pushchair with a hood, a tubular, aluminium frame and 4 pairs of wheels with a blocking mechanism on the two rear ones. The pushchair's upholstery is made of 100% polyester in a light blue colour with white and dark blue circles. There is also a removable awning in dark blue colour; a dark blue belt with 5 holes – 2 cm wide - and a black rubber footrest. The product is sold in single polyethylene packaging with a label containing information in Bulgarian on the product.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- There are accessible openings (at the point where the hood is fixed to the frame and on the side construction in the middle where the pushchair folds). This poses a serious risk of entrapment of the child's fingers.

-The product is not sufficiently stable and may overturn while being used.

- The locking device of the folding mechanism is not sufficient. It may result in the pushchair accidentally folding while in use and in entrapment of the child in the vehicle.

In addition, warnings do not meet the requirements and the user’s safety manual in Bulgarian language is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Cyprus  

12
A12/0095/13

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy piano

Brand: Gadget xu sheng

Name: Animal Music Piano

Type/number of model: piano no. XS-175A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy piano in a cardboard box which is open at the front.

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 Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

13
A12/0096/13

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Intenze sienna; dragon red; tangerine; banana cream and lime green

Batch number/Barcode: INTENZE, tangerine, batch Y61W72045JMX40 lot ss85 exp 11/31/16 , INTENZE, dragon red, batch RD36Y61O45 lot ss85 exp 11/31/16 , INTENZE, banana cream, batch W66Y61O41IMX40 lot ss80 exp 06/30/16 , INTENZE, lime green, batch Y62W79G61IMX40 lot , INTENZE, sienna, batch W67Y61RX25 lot ss81 exp 07/31/16

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle of tattoo ink with an adhesive label and black top. Content 29.6 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing up to 1753 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic.

The presence of azo dyes is not compliant with Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark,
Slovenia  

14
A12/0097/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick

Brand: Tmt Cosmetics

Name: Lip Stick With Vitamin A.C.E

Type/number of model: Shade of lipstick 03 Best before: 07.2012

Batch number/Barcode: 3760133128107

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The top part of the lipstick is transparent, the lower part is gold. On the bottom of the product there is a label indicating the manufacturer's name, shade 03 and nominal content 3.5 g NET WET.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 323 mg/kg of cadmium. Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2, such as cadmium and its compounds, are prohibited for use in cosmetic products.

The product also contains 151 mg/kg of lead, which is classified as carcinogenic of category 1 and toxic for reproduction of category 2

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

15
A12/0098/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Firefly

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref.: 1819065, code: 2210007671, model: Kain neilos jrs

Batch number/Barcode:

Orange:

7611313185563 (size 116), 7611313198440 (size 140), 7611313198457 (size 152), 7611313198464 (size 164)

Turquoise:

7611313208576 (size 116), 7611313209344 (size 140), 7611313209887 (size 152)

Royal blue:

7611313172617 (size 116), 7611313172655 (size 128), 7611313172693 (size 140), 7611313172730 (size 152), 7611313172839 (size 164)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in orange, turquoise or royal blue with two side pockets. The garments bear 2 drawstrings in the waist area that protrude more than 140 mm. Sizes: Orange:116 (6 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years), 164 (14 years) Turquoise: 116 (6 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years) Royal blue: 116 (6 years), 128 (8 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years), 164 (14 years)

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because of 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.  

 

16
A12/0099/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Scubino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 824640, code: 8801-00824640-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880119300262

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's swimming shorts.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

 

17
A12/0100/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Beach Girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 072, code: 8801-A0000016-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880119502312

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in purple colour. 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 bears the inscriptions “Pink Ladies” on the right side and “Pink” on the left side. The bikini bottom bears 2 pairs of fuchsia functional cords in each side (length: 240 mm) and is decorated with the inscription “Weak girls you are not welcome” in white and blue. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Spain  

18
A12/0101/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Issimo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: B0760, code: 8801-000B0760-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880144100089

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in pink, white and blue. The shorts are decorated with the logo “ISSIMO” in blue on one side at the front, and the emblem of the same company on the other side. The garment bears 2 black drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 250 mm. Both cords bear the logo “ISSIMO” in white. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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.  

 

19
A12/0102/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: DISNEY (THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: D0WD2626, code: 8801-000B0992-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880119300136

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in yellow with orange, dark and light blue horizontal lines. The shorts are decorated with a picture of Disney’s Mickey Mouse in a tropical pattern on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 dark blue drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 450 mm. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

 

20
A12/0103/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: POLO – HARVEY MILLER

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 234301/00151, code: 8801-00234301-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880144100303

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in blue with the emblem of the company in dark blue on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 dark blue drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 360 mm. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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.  

 

21
A12/0104/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: OCN

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Runner, art: 85134, code: 8801-00085134-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880112200054

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in dark blue. The shorts are decorated with the word “RUNNER” in yellow on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 yellow drawstrings. One of the cords bears the word “CRAZY” in dark blue. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

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

 

22
A12/0105/13

Slovenia .

Category: Toys

Product: Chocolate egg with toy

Brand: Gomi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: lot 2201121, 3870142000025

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chocolate egg with toy surprise, 50g, Best before: 25.01.2013

Country of origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because a separable part of the capsule containing the toy is too small and it could be swallowed by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

23
A12/0106/13

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Backpack for notebook

Brand: Dicota

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No. N 15188 P

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue-black-grey coloured backpack for a notebook with adjustable chest and hip straps. The bag has extra compartments for storage of a mobile phone, pens, keys, etc. There is a picture in reflective material on the zipper-locked pocket.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.4 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the backpack and 0.2 mg/kg in the mould-proof sachet.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

24
A12/0107/13

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery-powered pocket lamp

Brand: Finbullet

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TA01-0420500

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438152 098103

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery-powered pocket lamp supplied with a charger ( "Switching adaptor" Model:TA01-0420500). Sold in a transparent package.

Country of origin: China


THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT

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Electric shock

The creepage distance between the live primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit of the charger is not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.

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.  

 

25
A12/0108/13

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Food dryer

Brand: Lexxa

Name: Sieni-/Vihanneskuivuri

Type/number of model: CDF-55 / 439119

Batch number/Barcode: 6 420617 641191

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food dryer sold in a white cardboard box. Technical specification: 230 V, 50 Hz, 125 W, class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distance and clearance from the wire of the heating element to the touchable metal tube around the heating element are not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

26
A12/0109/13

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Musical rotating toy

Brand: Beilexing

Name: Music Bed-Bell Series

Type/number of model: FS-34697

Batch number/Barcode: 6905321002433

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical, rotating plastic toy to be hung above a crib or a cot, consisting of 4 rattles resembling butterflies, bees and bugs, with a wind-up rotating mechanism that emits sounds,. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toy may easily break releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product.  

 

27
A12/0110/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Head lamp

Brand: MTX

Name: LED Power

Type/number of model:

Head lamp: MTX3150

Charger: CH24-1.6T

Batch number/Barcode: 6 418252 811079

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED head lamp supplied with battery charger ("Battery charger", type: CH24-1.6T.) Sold in a blue transparent package.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits of the enamel insulated windings of the charger is not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

28
A12/0111/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Clown Republic

Name: Orange Panther

Type/number of model: 37502 (2012)

Batch number/Barcode: 5203359375026

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange tiger costume for children aged 1-3, supplied on a hanger in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation,
Suffocation

The product poses the risk of:

- Injuries due to the presence of small parts that can easily become detached and may be swallowed or inhaled by children;

- Strangulation, due to the presence of a fixed noose (cord securing the hood) which is too long. The noose is formed of the adjustable cord securing the hood;

- Risk of suffocation because the toy comes in a plastic bag (the one containing the hood) made of impermeable material which is not thick enough and may cause obstruction of the airway from the mouth and nose.

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

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

Greece  

29
A12/0112/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name: Koleos

Type/number of model: Koleos

Manufactured between January and November 2011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

When force is applied to the right-hand, forward, lower suspension arm, particularly when braking, there is a risk that it may break. This would cause the car to veer to the right and the wheel to become blocked in the wheel arch. The resulting braking of the car could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Poland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Estonia  

30
A12/0113/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Clown Republic

Name: Little girl bee

Type/number of model: Ref 12918 (2012)

Batch number/Barcode: 5203359129186

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Little bee costume for children aged 12-18 months, supplied on a hanger in plastic bag (yellow and black).

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation,
Suffocation

The product poses the risk of:

- Injuries due to the presence of sharp elements: the wire yarn representing antenna on the hood of the costume does not withstand the required bending;

- Strangulation due to the presence of a fixed ring (attached to the hood) which is too long;

- Suffocation due to the presence of an impermeable plastic bag (the bag containing the hood) which is not thick enough and may cause obstruction of the airway from the mouth and nose.

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

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

Greece  

31
A12/0114/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Heated jackets

Brand: Columbia

Name: 1. Man's Circuit Breaker Softshell2. Man's Electro Amp Parka3. Man's Electro Amp Jacket4. Woman's Snow Hottie Parka5. Woman's Circuit Breaker Softshell 6. Woman's Snow Hottie Jacket

Type/number of model: Jackets sold between 14 June and 22 November 2012 with the following model numbers:

1. EM7382

2. SM7854

3. SM7864

4. SL7853

5. SL7856

6. SL7866

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Heated jackets with lithium polymer batteries.

The batteries, manufactured in 2011, are identified with the serial number 054978-001. Each jacket is sold with two battery packs.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The jackets affected by the recall have batteries which might overheat, giving rise to a burn or fire hazard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Greece  

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A12/0115/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's slippers

Brand: Primark

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: REF 6258058

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's house slippers, with fabric soles and uppers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.1 mg/kg of pentachlorophenol, twice the ceiling of 0.05 mg/kg laid down in the national standard UNE 59950.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

33
A12/0116/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Rag doll

Brand: Besttoy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. No B 11268

Batch number/Barcode: 4016096112684

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rag doll with beige-coloured hair, brown trousers, blue, yellow and white striped T-shirt, and blue and white shoes.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow colour in the doll’s hair contains azo dyes (aminoazobenzene) in a concentration up to 156 mg/kg, which 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  

 

34
A12/0117/13

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Stronger

Name: Trio Charger

Type/number of model: ST-88

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown-

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger made from silver plastic material with an integrated mains supply plug in the back part.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

-        the plastic material supporting the pins of the plug is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire;

-        the protection against electrical overload is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Hungary  

35
A12/0118/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Lemix

Name: Camera & Camcorder Travel Charger

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Camera battery charger for FNP45 batteries. Input AC 100v-240v 50/60Hz. Supplied with two removable plug pin assemblies.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The two parts of the UK pin assembly can easily come apart when the user attempts to remove the charger from a socket, leaving live parts exposed with the risk of electric shock.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

36
A12/0119/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Fair World

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: ItemNo. BS-209

Batch number/Barcode: 201102022 – 001

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown, folding, summer pushchair packed in a cardboard box. On the front of the box there is an inscription: "Fair World", on one of the sides there is another inscription Item No: FW-3013, sizes 27х20, 5х100cm, colour: coffee.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

- there is no warning that it is not suitable for children under 6 months of age;

- the efficiency of the retaining system is not adequate, which may result in the child falling out;

- there are points where a child’s fingers could become trapped;

- it does not have at least two blocking mechanisms, one of which is automatically activated, to ensure that it is completely unfolded when in use;

- it does not have a blocking mechanism to avoid unintentional unfolding;

- it does not have a parking device that is simultaneously activated on both rear wheels;

- it has no marking and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

37
A12/0120/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair

Brand: Bao Bao Hao

Name: Children’s high feeding chair

Type/number of model: Item No. 289 А

Batch number/Barcode: 6938318900207

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s high chair, grey colour, with a feeding table and high legs. On the table there is a plastic toy resembling a rattle. Each chair has been individually packed in a separate cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- The non-compliant folding mechanism may lead to incomplete unfolding of the chair and cause injuries to the child while the product is being used ;

- The lack of warning on the packaging could lead to a risk of suffocation if the child plays with the packaging;

- The chair has no marking and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

38
A12/0121/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wipes

Brand: Freshmaker

Name: Freshmaker kids, baby wet wipes, with lotion

Type/number of model: PD: 03.2010 ED: 03.2013

Batch number/Barcode: 8697817871705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package marked 'Alcohol Free, ph 5,5'. The package has a self-sealing, plastic, transparent, adhesive strip.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

39
A12/0122/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wipes

Brand: Freshmaker

Name: Freshmaker Baby Wet Wipes, Wet Towels With Lotion, extra

Type/number of model: Version A: P: 11.2010 E: 11.2012 Version B: P: 10.2010 E: 10.2012 P: 03.2010 E: 03.2013

Batch number/Barcode:

Version A: 8697817871408 , Version B: 8697817875543

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of orange plastic foil with pictures of strollers, baby bottles and teats. On the back of the product there is a label bearing the product's name in Czech, the inscription "strong, flexible wet wipes" and other graphic symbols.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Romania  

40
A12/0123/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wipes

Brand: Disney

Name: Wipes DISNEY baby Soft Care

Type/number of model: 07037.004

Batch number/Barcode: 8690966014061

OECD Portal Category:

Description: DISNEY wet wipes (70 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of printed blue and green plastic foil. On the front of the product there are pictures of characters from the Winnie the Pooh stories and English inscriptions. On the back of the product there is glued white label stating the importer for the Czech and Slovak Republic.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

41
A12/0124/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wipes

Brand: bii

Name: bii wipes With Cream Wet Towel KREMLI

Type/number of model: ÜRT/22/12/2011, SKT/22/12/2013

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: PRT-OOO1, 07:06, 8699182380042

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of pink plastic foil. On the back there are inscriptions in Czech “Soft, strong, flexible, wet baby wipes“, "Alcohol Free", etc.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Czech Republic  

42
A12/0125/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby Wipes

Brand: bii

Name: bii wipes Natural Wet Towel

Type/number of model: ÜRT/21/12/2011 SKT/21/12/2013

Batch number/Barcode: batch: PRT-OOO1, 16:24, 8699182380011

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of green plastic foil. On the front of the product there is a picture of a teddy bear and English inscriptions. On the back there is also a description in Czech “ Soft, strong, flexible, wet baby wipes“, "Alcohol Free", etc.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Czech Republic  

43
A12/0126/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wipes

Brand: nemdil

Name: Baby Wet Towels with lotion, Deluxe Quality

Type/number of model: P. NO: 085.2 PD: 07.12, ED: 07.15

Batch number/Barcode: 8697817872092 (on the closure) , 8697817872078 (on the back side of the packaging)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of cream coloured plastic foil.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Slovakia  

44
A12/0127/13

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: Unknown

Name: Multi Function Led Light

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8151161641549 (on pack),
8600200151261 (on products)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chains with white, blue or varicoloured lights, packed in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The products pose a risk of fire and electric shock because:

- the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cables is not sufficient;

- the mechanical strength of the light regime switching device is not sufficient which can result in live parts becoming accessible.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

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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.

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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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