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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 7 (Published on: 22/02/2013)

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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
A12/0212/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's cardigan

Brand: dr. Kid

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Sizes 0 months to 24 months

Batch number/Barcode: 9000001539623

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's knitted cardigan,. The collar extends into two strips of knitted material, thus resembling a scarf.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Strangulation

The product poses the risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Portugal  

2
A12/0213/13

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: V&F

Name: Serie de LED's de Natal Cortinas

Type/number of model: Ref. 64374, model: CE-WTK-144, type: WT-LED-1-160

Batch number/Barcode: 8882010643741

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with multicoloured lamps and translucent white cable. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The flashing unit and the cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

3
A12/0214/13

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Toaster

Brand: Techwood

Name: Grille Pain

Type/number of model: Reference: KT-213, Model: TGP-216

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black electric toaster, boxed.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mechanical resistance of the connection of the main earth terminal is insufficient. As a result the earth connection could fail.

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

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

 

4
A12/0215/13

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: V&F

Name: Serie de Natal. Fio Branco Lampada Branca

Type/number of model: Ref. 64355

Batch number/Barcode: 8882010643550

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with white lights and white cable. Packaged in a blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The flashing unit and the cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

5
A12/0216/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name: 1. EJ800AB2. EJ800AC

Type/number of model: W800

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1. EJ800AB: from JKBEJ800AAA000044 to JKBEJ800AAA005309

2. EJ800AC: from JKBEJ800AAA008001 to JKBEJ800AAA010781

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

A bearing failure in the fuel pump could occur. This would stop the fuel pump working correctly and may lead to the engine stalling which may cause an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Finland  

6
A12/0217/13

Lithuania

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: Leader

Name: Easy Rider 26"

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 2005034143868

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The handlebar stem and the pedal axle assembly are not strong enough and could break leading to an accident.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

Bulgaria  

7
A12/0218/13

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: SERIE NAVIDENA - 140L

Type/number of model: ref.: 30226, model: CE-WTK-140

Batch number/Barcode: 6882012302266

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with multicoloured lamps and black cables. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The housing of the flashing unit is extremely fragile and can break leaving live parts accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

8
A12/0219/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Hoholino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BOY'S JKT-2

Batch number/Barcode: 1234567894841

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Beige and white coloured jacket for children of 4 years. The jacket has a white coloured hood which is attached to the jacket with two small buttons and it can easily be removed. On the hood there are white coloured drawstrings.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

 

9
A12/0220/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Energetics

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item code:2210009872004 , Model No.:190467 colour: 451 Purple light

Batch number/Barcode: 7611316043242

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' clothing set in light purple colour intended for girls up to 6 years (size:116). The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with drawstrings with free ends. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with drawstrings in the waist area.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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,
Spain  

10
A12/0221/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Citroën

Name: Citroën C4 Picasso

Type/number of model: EC type approval: e2*2001/116*0345*00, *01, *03, *05-*07, *09, *11-*13, *15, type: U*****

EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0061*01-*03, type: U Manufacturing years: 2006-2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The electric cable leading to the starter can become worn, which can cause a short circuit. The possibility of a fire breaking out, even after the engine has been switched off, cannot be ruled out.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Hungary,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Portugal,
Finland,
Sweden  

11
A12/0222/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Bright Starts

Name: Sensory Plush Pols

Type/number of model: Q1532

Batch number/Barcode: 0 74451 09078 1

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy zebra with motor-driven plastic parts; without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 67 mg/kg. This 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.  

Poland,
 

12
A12/0223/13

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Pick-up truck / passenger vehicle

Brand: Ford

Name: Ranger

Type/number of model: 6FPGXXMJ2GCC42558 to 6FPPXXMJ2PCY72333.

Vehicles built between 18/12/2011 and 18-01-13

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pick-up truck / passenger vehicle.

Country of origin: South Africa

No pictures are available

Fire

There is a possibility of a faulty electrical connection to the electric booster heater. This could lead to rapid and significant heat generation at the connection, with a risk of smoke and/or fire from behind the instrument panel.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Norway  

13
A12/0224/13

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: Ford

Name: Transit

Type/number of model: e11*2001/116*0282*10

Batch number/Barcode: WF0KXXTTPKBS86741 to WF0UXXTTPUBU75804. Vehicles built between 19/05/2010 and 14-08-2012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van.

Country of origin: Turkey

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bolt that secures the brake pipe bracket to the rear axle could fail and lead to subsequent fatigue failure of the rear brake pipe. This would reduce the brake performance and could cause the vehicle to crash.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Ireland  

14
A12/0225/13

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Docelar

Name: Lâmpadas de Natal

Type/number of model:

Ref.: 507023,

model: CE-WTK-100

Batch number/Barcode: 8820230507023

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with white lights and a white translucent cable. Packaged in a red cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

15
A12/0226/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Les comptoirs du monde

Name: Maracas Grelots en Bois (Maracas with bells, made of wood)

Type/number of model: 0946ED

Batch number/Barcode: Lot No 201107424

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Product sold without packaging, with label bearing the required markings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can easily be detached and be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 

16
A12/0227/13

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Tablet computer

Brand: HD Pad

Name: 7" Tablet PC

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438114 267608

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 7'' tablet computer with a separate AC adapter ("Power Adaptor", model number: WYT-00502000). Sold in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The AC adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the clearances/creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient;

- the terminations of the conductors of the secondary circuit, which are touchable via the output connector, are not secured or fixed on the printed circuit board;

- the plastic material of the enclosure is not sufficiently fire resistant.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

17
A12/0228/13

Iceland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Water dispenser

Brand: Champ Design

Name: Water Cooler

Type/number of model:

CW-628 table top water cooler ,

CW-698 freestanding water cooler,

CW-698BR freestanding bottled water cooler

Batch number/Barcode: 65105790, 65105795

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hot/cold water dispenser to be connected to water installations. Black in colour and without specific brand markings or emblems. Comes in two types, one for table tops and the other a freestanding dispenser.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Fire

The water dispenser can catch fire.

Nine incidents reported.

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

 

18
A12/0229/13

Spain

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Winch rotary switch for boats

Brand: Brunswick Marine

Name: South Pacific

Type/number of model: Arvor 190, Arvor 210, Arvor 215, Arvor 215AS, Arvor 230AS, Arvor 250AS, QS 640 Weekend, QS 580 Pilothouse, QS 640 Pilothouse, QS 700 Weekend, QS 750 Weekend, QS Activ 605 Open, QS Activ 605 SD, QS Activ 645 Cab, QS Activ 675 Open and QS Activ 675 SD.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Winch rotary switch for boats.

Country of origin: Poland


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Fire

Faults in the switch can cause overheating of the winch system when the switch is used for long periods of time (i.e. when the anchor has been dropped in deep water).

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Hungary,
Greece  

19
A12/0230/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Teeth whitening pen

Brand: Pro-White

Name: Professional Teeth Whitening

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Production Date: 31st July 2012. Expiry Date 31st July 2014

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Teeth whitening pen in the form of a cylindrical, purple coloured stick with a silver base and cap covering a brush applicator. The item is contained within a purple coloured cardboard pack displaying the product name, ingredients, usage instructions and company address in white print.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12 % hydrogen peroxide thus exceeding the permitted level.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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Pour demander une autorisation ou un accord de licence, veuillez vous adresser à: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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