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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 5 (Published on: 08/02/2013)

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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
A12/0130/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Set of stamps with pencils

Brand: Multiprint

Name: Sponge Bob Print & Colour

Type/number of model: Art. No 606315862, Season 112 WGR, 912, Product code 851207

Batch number/Barcode: Lot No. 1356900, 8009233058620

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stamp set with 3 coloured pencils, 5 picture stamps with wooden handle and 1 ink pad. Packaging: colour-printed cardboard, accessories in plastic compartments.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.9 % by weight of di-(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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Italy  

2
A12/0131/13

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Motorcycle boots

Brand: Dainese

Name: St Trq Race Out Nero

Type/number of model: Size 43 - 1795149

Batch number /

Batch number/Barcode: 8033431937647

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, reinforced motorcycle boots, size 43. All the sizes in the batch have identical markings. Black cardboard packaging marked “DAINESE ST TRQ-OUT NERO/NERO”

Country of origin: Romania


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Injuries

The boots provide insufficient protection in the event of an accident involving a fall or the foot becoming trapped.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment directive and the relevant European standard EN 13634.

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

Belgium  

3
A12/0132/13

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Bio Claire

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: D113538 “L” P05/10 E05/13

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin lightening product packed in a white 30g tube inside a white cardboard box with navy blue print.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains corticosteroid, such as clobetasol propionate, which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

4
A12/0133/13

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Solar Panel

Brand: Scheuten Solar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Multisol P6-66, P6-60, P6-54 and P6-48

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Solar panel. On the back of the panel there is a junction box with the text “Solexus” and “Alrack", which is for connection via special wiring cables. The solar panel will usually be a part of a Photovoltaic (PV) system.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to fretting corrosion of the tin plated contact in the junction box and the junction box heating up. The heat could cause a fire if combustible material is placed near the junction box.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Denmark  

5
A12/0134/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Herbal & Aromatherapy Vaporizer

Brand: Noble vapour

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: VP300

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Herbal & aromatherapy vaporizer with an octagonal design; packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the vaporizer has inadequate protection and the levels of insulation are unsuitable. In addition, the supply cord has not been securely anchored and a failed termination could lead to arcing and, in extreme circumstances, to live parts being exposed.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

6
A12/0135/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: 3 pin / 2 pin Universal Socket

Brand: Lengon

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic mains power socket which allows US, EU, AU and UK 2 and 3 pin plugs to be inserted into the same socket.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the user comes into contact with live parts when inserting the plug into the socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS1363.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

7
A12/0136/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic bath toys

Brand: Safety toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 6 plastic, squeeky toys (5 animals and 1 aeroplane) intended for play in water; packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a paper card marked with the brand name.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Damage to hearing

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.48 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains 0.99 % of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.

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.

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

Compulsory measures: Warning consumers of the risks.  

 

8
A12/0137/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Frams

Name: Extra strong glue, multipurpose

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6133277000603

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister packaging containing 3 x 25g tubes of glue

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 78 % by weight of benzene. Benzene is carcinogenic and mutagenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Seizure by the authorities.  

 

9
A12/0138/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Perfume

Brand: Beautiful parfum

Name: eau de parfum Diableu

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6937926316509

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Eau de toilette - glass bottle with a silver cap and a mechanical sprayer, filled with light turquoise liquid. Package - cardboard box wrapped in cellophane with claim Parfum oils made in France. Volume 55 ml, 1.9 fl.oz., 80% vol. On the front of the packaging, there is an inscription "Diableu". On the bottom of the glass bottle, the name of the product is indicated in Polish: Kamlen Duzy 4D POLSKA. The glass bottle is packed in a cardboard box with a cherub motif. The list of ingredients is incomplete and some ingredients are indicated repeatedly in other languages. Best before: 04.2015 Open jar logo: 24M

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Safrole (2.9 mg/kg).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

10
A12/0139/13

Slovenia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal luk

Name: 3814 A Jungle green tattoo

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Batch No. E46, Lot No. 087

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tattoo ink 30 ml in original sealed bottle. Mfg. date 03/27/12; Use by: 03/27/15.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21 ppb Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP).

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 Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) may not exceed 5 ppb.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Germany  

11
A12/0140/13

Slovenia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Jet France

Name: Violet rouge D 51 F

Type/number of model: Disperjet Sterilizet Tattoo Dispersions

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tattoo ink in 30 ml original sealed bottle.

Best before: 10-2013

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 4900 mg/kg of nickel.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

12
A12/0141/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Gems

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XM-005

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 270 mm. Size: 10 years of age.

Country of origin: Italy


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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

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

13
A12/0142/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Desheng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: D8-817

Batch number/Barcode: 610810

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with drawstring in the hood – 120mm.

Size: 2 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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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.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

14
A12/0143/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Cigioki

Name: Wrestling Fight

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 82275018142665

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic wrestler figures. The packaging consists of rigid plastic attached to cardboard, with the indication that the product is not suitable for children aged 0-3.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.2 by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 2.6 % 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: Seizure by the authorities.  

 

15
A12/0144/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' Trousers

Brand: StarFish Clothing

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 256336/Mavro

Batch number/Barcode: 5205004954105

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ trousers in black colour for children of 8 years old. The trousers have free end drawstrings in the waist area. The length of the cords is approx. 29 cm each.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached cords in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.  

Greece  

16
A12/0145/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Vogue girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No. 80114, NGZ9181224,

Batch number/Barcode: 6991291812240

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with hair made from textile material. Packed in a blister with marking "Vogue girl", No: 80114 and a CE Mark on a sticker on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 41.2 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

17
A12/0146/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Henna product

Brand: Rani Kone

Name: Black Henna

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 281104 950147

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Henna paste for hand design. Foil bags in cardboard outer packaging (4bags of 10).

Country of origin: Saudi Arabia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.25 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition, the labelling does not include the warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure and destruction of the product.  

 

18
A12/0147/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair dye

Brand: Moon Star

Name: Herbal Henna

Type/number of model: Burgundy

Batch number/Barcode: 01 Aug 2010, 8906003771041

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair dye supplied in foil bags in cardboard outer packaging.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition the labelling does not include the warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure and destruction of the product.  

 

19
A12/0148/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair dye

Brand: Moon Star

Name: Herbal Henna

Type/number of model: Copper Brown

Batch number/Barcode: 01 Aug 2010, 8906003771058

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair dye supplied in foil bags in cardboard outer packaging.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.7 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition the labelling does not include warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure and destruction of the product.  

 

20
A12/0149/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Starfish Clothing

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 256335/Anthraki

Batch number/Barcode: 5205004005388

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt in dark grey colour, intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.

Country of origin: Greece


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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: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.  

Greece  

21
A12/0150/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dinosaur toy

Brand: Unknown

Name: Dinosaur egg Growing Pet

Type/number of model: 23086

Batch number/Barcode: 4018587230860

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Expanding toy - approx 6 cm high – inside a cream-coloured egg in transparent plastic packaging. The egg should be soaked in water for 1-2 days in order to hatch and for the dinosaur to grow in size.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because the dinosaur can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of small children.

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

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

 

22
A12/0151/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic balls

Brand: Kensho

Name: Neomágnes

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5999548047842

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy contains 216 pcs, small magnetic balls. Packaging: transparent plastic and cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because their magnetic flux index exceeds the permitted value. If ingested there is a risk of possible fatal occlusion of the digestive system. In addition, the items are small parts and could cause injuries if two or more of are swallowed by a child.

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

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

 

23
A12/0152/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Polly Pocket (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 951-822

Batch number/Barcode: 5991329518220

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' pink bikini decorated with patterned frills. An inscription 'Polly Pocket' and a girl's head are printd on the bikini top, which can be tied in the neck area with functional cords that have free ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the swimsuit.

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

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

 

24
A12/0153/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: HELLO GIRL

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: P86

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink polka dot bikini decorated with frills. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have free ends in the waist area. Packaging: nylon bag

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck area and at the back of the swimsuit. Functional cords in the waist area also pose a risk of injuries to children.

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

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

 

25
A12/0154/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid's

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XS0021

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red and white polka dot bikini decorated with red and white striped frills. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords 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 and recall of the product from end users  

 

26
A12/0155/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Toy telephone

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys Angelica

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8027501054600

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy telephone contained in a transparent bag, consisting of a base with numerical buttons and a coloured telephone receiver connected to the base by a cable.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of burns, because the batteries may overheat, and a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too high. The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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.

Compulsory measures: Seizure by the authorities  

 

27
A12/0156/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble toy

Brand: GV

Name: Supermoto Mille Bolle

Type/number of model: Item 949

Batch number/Barcode: 8032685469492

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packages of soap bubble solution. The label bears the barcode and the importer’s details, the CE mark for toys and the statement that the product is not suitable for children under three years of age. A ball puzzle is attached to the lid.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (3500 cfu/ml) and because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas fluorescens. In addition, it contains high quantity of yeast and mould (1400 cfu/ml). 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.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

28
A12/0157/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Working gloves

Brand: Werkstoff

Name: Chef

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 9 003051 044444

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White leather working gloves with yellow trim; a fabric label is sewn onto the product and a paper label marked size 10.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of up to 20.1 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

29
A12/0158/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Leather motorcycle gloves

Brand: Held

Name: Free Chopperhandschuh

Type/number of model: 2017.00

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle gloves with half fingers made of black leather, partly with holes and a Velcro strip.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of up to 32.5 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark,
Slovenia,
Belgium  

30
A12/0159/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Mimo & Co.

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: I12B1402

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with drawstring in the hood – 120 mm, intended for children aged 2 years.

Country of origin: China


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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.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.  

 

31
A12/0160/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sweatshirt

Brand: Mimo & Co.

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: I12B3703

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 255mm, intended for children aged 4 years.

Country of origin: Argentina


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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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

32
A12/0161/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' waistcoat

Brand: Mimo & Co.

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: I12J3505

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' waistcoat with drawstring in the hood – 160mm, intended for children aged 6 years.

Country of origin: Argentina


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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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

33
A12/0162/13

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: Somogy Elektronic - home by somogyi

Name: Universal travel adaptor

Type/number of model: AC 01B

Batch number/Barcode: 5 998312 765654

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The converter adaptor includes three separate adaptors (A, B/C, D) with blue, transparent plastic casing. Two of them can be plugged into each other. The whole set can be built together with a colourless transparent plastic on which there is a data plate and a sticker. The inscription on the sticker reads: "46, 1114". The set includes A, B, C and D type plugs according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because, due to its structure, the adaptor enables single-pole insertion of plugs and live parts of the free remaining pin are accessible. It is possible to insert devices with Class I protection into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor; however the protective earth circuit continuity is interrupted.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

34
A12/0163/13

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains adaptor

Brand: Nexus

Name: Mini Usb Adapter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999544 113435

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini USB adaptor with white housing, USB socket and two-pole built-in AC plug. According to information on the packaging: “Good for: cell phones, mp3 and mp4 players, and all kind of portable electronic devices which match with the specifications". Packaging: transparent plastic on coloured cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because, due to the inappropriate separation between the primary circuit and the secondary circuit, the metal parts of the connected device may become live.

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

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

 

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A12/0164/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Scubino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 824399, code: 8801-00824399-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880144100143

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in light blue with white and grey sides. The shorts are decorated with the emblem “SCUBINO S” on the left front side and the inscription “SURF” on the right side. The garment has 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 300 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 that are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

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A12/0165/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Issimo

Name: Unknown

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

Batch number/Barcode: 880117300059

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in orange, white and beige. The shorts are decorated with a tropical pattern on the left front side with the inscription “Tropical Shorts” and the emblem “ISSIMO” on the same side. The garment has 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 180 mm. Both cords bear the logo “ISSIMO” in black. 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 that are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

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A12/0166/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: LEXUS

Name: IS

Type/number of model: The recall concerns left hand drive vehicles. Year: 2005-2011. VINs are available in the attached document.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The wiper arm nuts on the front wipers may be insufficiently tight. If the movement of wipers is restricted by an external load, such as a build-up of heavy snow on the windscreen, the wiper motor torque may exceed the wiper arm slipping torque, and one, or both, of the wipers could become inoperative. If this occurs, driver visibility could be reduced, which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Estonia,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Denmark,
Finland,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Hungary,
Norway,
Slovenia  

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A12/0167/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Antibacterial gel – Water-alcohol gel

Brand: FRAMS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: EAN13: 6951665200035

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pump-action bottle 270 ml containing antibacterial gel.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 27.5 % by weight of methanol and there are no danger symbols, danger indication, risk warnings or cautionary advice for this preparation, which should at least be classified as toxic. There is no tactile warning of danger or child-proof fastening. No bactericidal activity. The packaging does not have a child-resistant lid.

Methanol leads to damage to the central nervous system, in particular to the optic nerves, and also to the kidneys, liver, heart and other organs. In addition there is no active substance (ethanol).

The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market , 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.

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