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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 8 (Published on: 01/03/2013)

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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
A12/0231/13

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light

Brand: Livarno Lux

Name: Luz Nocturna LED

Type/number of model: Article No 1503250706

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 4007123595877

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED nightlight with a white and yellow oval housing. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The protective cover of the light can break easily 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.  

 

2
A12/0232/13

France

Category: Other

Product: Electronic breathalyser

Brand: Casa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. C-0681/210073

Batch number/Barcode: Batch number 38889-1

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic breathalyser on a key-ring, packaged in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product is unable to detect a positive alcohol level. As a result the user could drive with an excessive blood alcohol level which could lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the national legislation and the relevant national standard.

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

Spain  

3
A12/0233/13

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair trimmer

Brand: Sinbo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SHC 4348

Batch number/Barcode: 8693807216822

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable hair trimmer with charging base. Steel-grey colour.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distances and the insulation clearances between the live parts of the primary and secondary circuits of the transformer are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

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

 

4
A12/0234/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: General Trade

Name: Natalie

Type/number of model: 102707

Batch number : No:79SH

Batch number/Barcode: 8 015361957988

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The doll is packaged in a cardboard box, the front of which is transparent plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains traces of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

5
A12/0235/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic dolls

Brand: MGM

Name: Clément, Clémentine

Type/number of model: Ref. 070829

Batch number/Barcode: CF 12121

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 3 baby dolls, 12cm in height.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking,
Chemical

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

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

6
A12/0236/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Kitchen set with plastic doll

Brand: General Trade

Name: Belle Kitchen Set

Type/number of model: Article 102607

Batch number: 69SH

Batch number/Barcode: 8 015361950545

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Kitchen set with plastic doll. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a clear plastic front containing the toy.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 22% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains 0.5 % of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

7
A12/0237/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: CostMAD / Advanced Accessories

Name: Universal Worldwide Tourist Converter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

SKU: 5055402100600 (white). SKU: 5055402100655 (black)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 pin UK to Universal (US/EU/JAPAN) travel plug adaptor, in black and white.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The live and neutral pins are too close to the outer flange of the product. This increases the risk of electrocution as the plug is withdrawn from a socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

8
A12/0238/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Scubino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 4627/

8801-00004627-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 880119300168

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in light blue colour with dark blue trim and two outer pockets on the front side. The shorts are decorated with the emblem “S SCUBINO” on the left front outer pocket. The garment bears 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 480 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.  

 

9
A12/0239/13

Slovenia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: ETTS Germany

Name: 100 led lights

Type/number of model: EK-04

Batch number/Barcode: 5608888339431

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with one hundred LED lights with cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

There is a risk of touching live parts because:

- it is easy to pull the wires from the lamp-holders,

- the cable insulation is not sufficient and could break

- it is easy to pull the cable from the control unit or the plug,

- the housing of the control unit has low mechanical strength and could break.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

10
A12/0240/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Christmas decoration

Brand: Unknown

Name: Christmas items

Type/number of model: No. JB-116085

Batch number/Barcode:

0 417329 000039

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas decorations in the form of an ice-cream cone made of expanded polystyrene. The cone is pink with red dots and glued brocade. On the cone there is an attached piece of textile in white resembling cotton on which there are easily detachable balls and three flat circles with white, pink and green brocade, made of expanded polystyrene.

Country of origin: China


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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 them in the 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

11
A12/0241/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Christmas decoration

Brand: Unknown

Name: Christmas items

Type/number of model: Identification No. JB-115316

Batch number/Barcode: 0 417337 000038

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas decoration in the form of a lollipop in pink and blue colours. The product is made of expanded polystyrene, sprinkled with brocade, on which there is a piece of pink /blue/ textile resembling cotton and easily detachable coloured balls made of expanded polystyrene. The lollipop is placed on a plastic stick, around which a purple /pink/ band has been attached like a spiral. There is an attached cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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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 the 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

12
A12/0242/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Christmas decoration

Brand: Unknown

Name: Christmas items

Type/number of model: Identification No. JB-113506

Batch number/Barcode: 0 417330 000035

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas decoration in the form of a cupcake made of expanded polystyrene in pink and red colours with glued brocade. In the upper circular area there is an attached piece of white textile resembling cotton with easily detachable coloured balls and three flat circles made of expanded polystyrene. There is an attached cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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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 the 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

13
A12/0243/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: NISSAN

Name: Juke

Type/number of model: Juke, F15.

Type Approval No. e11*2007/46*0132.

Batch number/Barcode: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 07/06/2012 to 04/07/2012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Burns

In the event that the driver's airbag is deployed during a frontal impact, small holes may appear on the surface of the airbag. The holes are caused by high temperature gas from the airbag inflator exhausting directly onto the surface of the airbag material. Contact of the high temperature gas / airbag material with the driver’s skin can cause burns.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Hungary,
Portugal,
Denmark,
Slovakia,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Malta,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Ireland,
Finland,
Austria,
Norway  

14
A12/0244/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: Camo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 618

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's canvas shoes decorated with metal chains on which there are 3 small coloured metal balls. Size: 24 Packaging: cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative elements can be easily detached and may be swallowed by children.

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

 

15
A12/0245/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' swimsuit

Brand: Union-Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: D08327

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various colours available, girls' one-piece swimwear decorated with a sewn flower and a tortoise. The swimsuit can be tied with cords at the back or in the neck area. The cords have knotted ends.

Size: 110, 116, 122, 128, 134.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of injuries and strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with knots that can be tied at the back or in the neck area.

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

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

 

16
A12/0246/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: Afeil

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Z603111C

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' trousers in various colours, with drawstrings hanging below the lower hems of trousers.

Size: 140/146, 146/152, 152/158, 158/164.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area, which hang below the lower hem of the garment.

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.  

 

17
A12/0247/13

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Baby doll

Brand: Lalne Doll

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll, 30 cm in length, made of plastic and dressed in purple and orange overalls. The doll is packaged in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 14.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.2% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

 

18
A12/0248/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Energetics

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2210009872001 , Mod.No.:190467 colour: 021 Grey

Batch number/Barcode: 7611316043204

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ clothing set in grey colour intended for children up to 10 years (size:140). The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with drawstrings with free-ends the length of which is 20 cm. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with drawstrings in the waist area. There are labels on the garments stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood which are too long and a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings 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. Corrective measures.  

Greece  

19
A12/0249/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Triumph

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Silvana, item No. 72752, code: 138-00072752-001075

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini bottom with light green and white horizontal stripes, decorated with flower patterns. The garment has two pairs of functional white cords at each side (length: 24cm). Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

20
A12/0250/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Valendin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 41,

3383-00000041-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 338319500008

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini. The upper part is a light blue halter-neck style top, decorated with starfish patterns. It has 2 orange cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 pink cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini bottom is orange coloured with 2 pairs of pink functional cords at each side (length: 290 mm), ending in orange beads. Sizes: 0-14.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

21
A12/0251/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Valendin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 3, code: 3383-00000003-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 338319400000

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini bottom in light blue, decorated with white heart patterns in which there are images of cats in various colours, and the inscription “I LOVE →”. The garment has a green frill and two pairs of functional green cords at each side (length: 36cm).

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

22
A12/0252/13

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Eye/Lip Liner

Brand: Ua Te Long

Name: Eye/Lip Liner Pencil

Type/number of model: Item No. 39029675B288, MFD: 12-2010, EXP: 12-2013

Batch number/Barcode: 8592548296752

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Eye/lip liner pencil, black/pink. Each end is covered by a transparent plastic cap.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the pink colour contains 173.1 mg/kg of lead and the black colour contains 2.49 mg/kg.

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

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

 

23
A12/0253/13

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Baby monitor

Brand: Black Bear Safety

Name: Digital Baby Monitor

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 417783 131809

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby monitor supplied with AC adaptor ("AC/DC Adaptor") in a brown cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The power supply poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation and the clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

24
A12/0254/13

France

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Pimkie

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 909486

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Earrings sold in the accessories section of the store.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the metal material releases 1.1 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week. The metal material contains 21 % of cadmium, exceeding the limit of 0.01%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Spain  

25
A12/0255/13

France

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Pimkie

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 909496

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Earrings sold in the accessories department.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the metal material contains 28 % of cadmium, exceeding the limit of 0.01%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

26
A12/0256/13

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Mobile phone

Brand: Simvalley

Name: Pico

Type/number of model:

RX-80V.4

Batch number/Barcode: 4022107124799

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone supplied with battery charger (type PX-3337-675) in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The charger poses a risk of electric shock because:

-        the creepage and clearance distances are not sufficient;

-        the insulation between the primary and secondary circuits is not adequate;

-        the connection of the internal hazardous voltage wires is not secured properly.

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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

27
A12/0257/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Can-Am

Name: Spyder

Type/number of model: SPYDER GS SM5 and SE5 (years 2008 and 2009) and SPYDER RS SM5 and SE5 (year 2010).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-wheeled motorcycle.

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Fire

Under certain circumstances there may be leakage of fuel vapour from the vent hose of the fuel vapour canister in the closed engine compartment. If the fuel vapour comes into contact with an ignition source, it could ignite causing a fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Slovakia,
The Netherlands,
Germany,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Portugal,
Slovenia,
Finland  

28
A12/0258/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Can-Am

Name: Spyder

Type/number of model: GS SERIES (years 2008 and 2009),

RS SERIES and RT SERIES (years 2010, 2011 and 2012).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three wheeled motorcycle.

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Fire

The fuel cap might not properly seal the fuel tank filler neck. In the presence of an ignition source the fuel vapours ignite resulting in a fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Slovakia,
The Netherlands,
Germany,
Denmark,
Greece,
Ireland,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Norway  

29
A12/0259/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name: S1000RR

Type/number of model: S1000RR

The VIN numbers of the affected vehicles are in the range Z028528 to Z036140.

Batch number/Barcode: Category L3e, CN code 0524

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bolts for attaching the side stand to the chassis could loosen. The motorcycle could thus fall over instead of resting on the stand.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
The Netherlands,
Germany,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Malta,
Greece,
Portugal,
Slovenia,
Finland  

30
A12/0260/13

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wet wipes

Brand: Freshmaker kids

Name: Baby wet wipes with lotion

Type/number of model: PD:04.2011, ED:04.2013

Batch number/Barcode: 8697817871705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 types of baby wet wipes with lotion contained in packaging with pictures of:

1) girl in pink clothing,

2) Snow White and the seven dwarfs,

3) Teddy bears.

Original packages contain 72 pieces of baby wet wipes; the self-sealing packs are with or without clips.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

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

 

31
A12/0261/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ clothing set

Brand: Seagull

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CSQ-07008

Batch number/Barcode: 5906734070089

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ outfit in pink and white colours comprised of two parts: trousers and a frilly dress. The dress is decorated with a glittering inscription: “Seagull”. It has 42 cm long functional cords with free ends sewn on both sides of the dress.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the back of the dress.

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

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

 

32
A12/0262/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1, N-8683C 2, M-7605B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1.Orange sweatershirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Street Quare". The hood includes unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles at the end. Size: 104

2. Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with inscriptions and a tiger: The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles at the end. The product is available in red, purple and khaki colours.

Size: 134, 140, 146, 158

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The products pose a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends.

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.  

 

33
A12/0263/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Seagull

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CSQ-07005

Batch number/Barcode: 5906734070058

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue and white checked dress decorated with white embroidered flowers and with 39 cm long functional cords with free ends sewn on both sides of the dress. The cords can be tied at the back of the dress.

Size: 1, 2, 3

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the back of the dress 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

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A12/0264/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: Wocom

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GL-008

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The pink shorts are decorated with a heart, in which there is a sailing ship. The waist part of the shorts includes a fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 8/128

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a fixed drawstring with knots on the 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

35
A12/0265/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: APRILIA

Name: Atlantic 125 and 300.

Type/number of model: 125/300

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor cycle with engine capacities of 124c.c. ("125") and 278c.c. ("300").

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

There may be a fault in the weld between the handlebars and the steering column. In this case, steering the vehicle could become more difficult, giving rise to the risk of a traffic accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece,
Slovakia,
Portugal,
Finland  

36
A12/0266/13

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin cream

Brand: Unknown

Name: Kartoffel "Erdäpfel" Spezial Crème - special potato cream.

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 2208

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pot.

Country of origin: Germany


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high level of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (up to 13 000 kbE/g). The product also contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in a level higher than the guidance value of 1 000 kbE/g and a high level of enterobacteria.

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

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks.  

 

37
A12/0267/13

Ireland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Hard drive docking station

Brand: 1. Neon 2. Neon

Name: 1. Unknown 2. Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. 12672 2. 12017

Batch number/Barcode: 1. Unknown 2. Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Hard drive docking station 2. Hard drive docking station

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The earth pin of the plug is partially sheathed which may result in intermittent or no connectivity to the socket earth.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

38
A12/0268/13

Ireland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Hard drive docking station

Brand: Neon

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No. 12016

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hard drive docking station.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The metal cores of the cord assembly are not sufficient to carry the rated current. As a result the cord assembly can overheat.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

39
A12/0269/13

Ireland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Hard drive docking station

Brand: Neon

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No. 12091

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: External hard drive docking station with 3 pin UK plug.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The earth pin of the plug is partially sheathed which may result in intermittent or no connectivity to the socket earth.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

40
A12/0270/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Antibacterial wet wipes

Brand: gala

Name: 1. Hypnotic Attraction 2. Modern Charisma 3. Mysterious Attitude

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3. Mysterious Attitude DAM 5528 EAN: 5944508125528, 2. Modern Charisma DAM 5542 5944508125542 , 1. Hypnotic Attraction DAM 5535, 5944508125535

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes wrapped in a resealable package with a black coloured plastic strip marked with the brand name and a design with coloured leaves: DAM 5535-red, DAM 5542-green and DAM 5528-silver. The back of the product is marked with the address of the manufacturer, EAN, ingredients, pictures showing how to use the product, graphic symbols, etc.

Country of origin: Romania


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Chemical

The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Lithuania  

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A12/0271/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Antibacterial wet wipes

Brand: gala

Name: 1. parfum de Capsuni

2. parfum de Mar Verde

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1. parfum de Capsuni DAM 5184, 5944508125184 , 2. parfum de Mar Verde DAM 5177, 5944508125177

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes wrapped in a resealable package with a red or green coloured plastic strip with a picture of a strawberry (DAM 5184) or an apple (DAM 5177). The back of the product is marked with the address of the manufacturer, barcode, ingredients, pictures showing how to use the product, graphic symbols, etc.

Country of origin: Romania


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Chemical

The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

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

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

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

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


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

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

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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.

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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.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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