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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 08/03/2013)

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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
A12/0272/13

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Power supply

Brand: basicXL

Name: Notebook adapter

Type/number of model: BXL-NBT-HP02

Batch number/Barcode: 5 412810 149476

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply unit for notebook. Sold in a white/yellow cardboard box. Technical specification: Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, class II equipment Output: 18,5V, 3,5A, 65W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The electrical insulation and the clearances / creepage distances between the primary and secondary printed circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

Spain  

2
A12/0274/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Energier’s

Name: Swimmy Beachwear

Type/number of model: code: 120-28-65, driver: 28-65

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in red, pink or lime colours. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is decorated with a duck and two flowers made from multi-coloured sequins. The bottom part is decorated with a flower with yellow and red sequins. Sizes: 6-14 years.

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 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  

 

3
A12/0275/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Vero by Aslanis

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: 78027

Batch number/Barcode: 5205360585463

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is light blue and is decorated with multi-coloured flower patterns. The bottom is fuchsia coloured. Size: 2 years.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0276/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: 12402

Batch number/Barcode: 0001240200069

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is white and is decorated with a fuchsia flower pattern with a blue stem and green leaves. The bottom part is white, decorated with multi-coloured patterns and has two fuchsia functional cords at each side (length: 210 mm). Sizes: 6-14.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/0277/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: SOLYMAR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code 12234

Batch number/Barcode: 0001223400011

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 white cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is white and is decorated with multi-coloured patterns. The bottom part is white, decorated with multi-coloured patterns and has 2 fuchsia sashes at the sides (length: less than 360 mm). Sizes: 1-4.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0278/13

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery-operated lamp

Brand: Biltema

Name: Arbejdslampe

Type/number of model: 46-351

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: DS, 100-240V/5V, lk II/III, IP20 Transformer : Input 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 0,3A Output : 5V, 1A

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The battery charger supplied with the lamp poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

Denmark  

7
A12/0279/13

Czech Republic

Category: Furniture

Product: Glass table

Brand: Lotus

Name: Conference table

Type/number of model: Art. 18479247

Batch number/Barcode: 200001847922478

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Conference table, dimensions 120x41x66 cm, consisting of a glass plate, glass shelves and 4 metal legs; packed in cardboard box

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the table can easily fragment and break which can lead to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12150.

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

Austria  

8
A12/0280/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric overblanket

Brand: Morphy Richards

Name: Luxury Heated Overblanket (single)

Type/number of model: Single size blanket. Model: 75310

Batch number/Barcode: 5011832026910

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Single size, electric overblanket supplied in a zip bag with an LCD controller. It is designed to go over the occupant whilst in bed. It can also be used in an unattended mode of operation.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The blanket can develop a fault that has the potential to cause it to overheat and catch fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 55014, EN 61000, EN 50366, EN 60355.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

9
A12/0281/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric overblanket

Brand: Morphy Richards

Name: Luxury Heated Overblanket

Type/number of model: Double size, dual controlled. Model: 75312

Batch number/Barcode: 5011832026934

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Double size, electric overblanket with dual control supplied in a zip bag with an LCD controller. It is designed to go over the occupant whilst in bed. It can also be used in an unattended mode of operation.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The blanket can develop a fault that has the potential to cause it to overheat and catch fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 55014, EN 61000, EN 50366, EN 60355.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

10
A12/0282/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s blankets

Brand: Laura Ashley

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: References 3516623 and 3516624

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's fleece blankets. The boys' model has red, white, light blue and dark blue stripes, rounded corners and the whole edge is blanket-stitched with dark blue thread. It has a Laura Ashley label and the ref. 3516623. The girls' model is pink with cream and white stripes. It is blanket-stitched in pink around the edge and has rounded corners. It has a Laura Ashley label and the ref. 3516624.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the stitching around the edges of some batches has not been finished off correctly. The threads could therefore come loose and be swallowed by children.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Cyprus,
Greece  

11
A12/0283/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED tape

Brand: Lumine

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: AC Adaptor: 98CGSW121

Batch number/Barcode: 7 393640 902050

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED tape supplied with power adaptor ("AC adaptor" type:98CGSW121 ). Sold in the same transparent package. Technical specification: LED tape: 60xDS-0,08W, 100-240V/12V, class II/III, IP20 AC Adaptor: Input:100-240VAC 50Hz/60Hz Output: 12VDC, 1A

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The power supply unit supplied with the LED tape poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

 

12
A12/0284/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Happy Diwali Light 300L

Type/number of model: 300L

Batch number/Barcode: 6 332612 881055

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain is made up of serial-parallel connected, non-replaceable, miniature lamps (300 pcs according to the description on the package but in fact there are 301 pcs). The miniature lamps are red, yellow, green, and blue. The product can be operated by a flashing switch and control unit. Main parts of the lighting chain: two-pin plug ("2.5 A 250 V CE"); flashing switch and control unit with inscription "PUSH" and English-language function marks. (internal printed circuit board: 803-4); one-wire, single-insulated connecting cables and two-wire double insulated main supply cable without marking. Technical specifications: The product is seemingly Class II without any specifications. Packaging: colourful cardboard box marked "220-110 V".

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of burns, electric shock because:

- The cross-section area of the external wires is not sufficient and the wires could consequently overheat.

- The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and live metal parts could consequently become accessible.

- The accessible wires have only basic insulation and they come into contact with the sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit.

- The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required and therefore the user may touch the pin of the plug during connection.

- The insulation resistance is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

13
A12/0285/13

Sweden

Category: Furniture

Product: Chair

Brand: Biltema

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art No. 14418 and 14419

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable, balcony/ garden chair in white wood.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Entrapment

The product poses a risk of entrapment because, when adjusting the position of the chair, a shear point is formed underneath the seat and the fingers of the user could be entrapped and crushed.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark  

14
A12/0286/13

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Peugeot

Name: 107, 206 (Mercosur), 206+, 207, Bipper

Type/number of model: 107: e11*2001/116*0237*07

206+: e2*2001/116*0374*05; e2*2001/116*0374*06

207: e2*2001/116*0340*19; e2*2001/116*0340*20; e2*2001/116*0340*21

Bipper: e3*2001/116*0272*04; e3*2011/116*0272*05; e2*2007/46*0070*01; e2*2007/46*0070*03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rod bearings do not comply with the manufacturer's specifications. There is a risk of destruction of the upper rod bearing. The driver will be alerted by an abnormal noise, followed by a loss of power up to rod breakage. Breakage of the bearing may lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Slovakia,
Spain,
Slovenia,
Portugal  

15
A12/0288/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: Super Cool

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 87202-1

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, synthetic leather shoes for young girls. The shoes are decorated with a glittering butterfly and a bow and rhinestones in the heel area.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because the decorative elements (butterfly, bow, rhinestones) could be easily detached, placed in the mouth and swallowed or inhaled by children.

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

 

16
A12/0289/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: LED 36L

Type/number of model: LED 36L

Batch number/Barcode: 6 332612 881000 (on label),
8 436046 284197 (under the label)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes serial-parallel connected, non-replaceable, white LED lamps (36 pcs) with a transparent plastic bell-shaped cover. Main parts of the lighting chain: two-pin plug ("PK, PK-001, 2.5 A 250 V~, VDE, S, N, D, FI "); rectifying unit with inscription "LX-01, 12V-240V 50/60Hz, CE" (internal printed circuit board: Z88, +, -), one-wire, single-insulated connecting cables and two-wire single insulated main supply cable without marking. Technical specifications: The product is seemingly Class II without any specifications. Packaging: transparent plastic cylindrical box marked "220V 50-60Hz".

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock for the following reasons:

- the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is less than the minimum requirement.

- the wire ends soldered to terminals of rectifying unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

-the accessible wires have only basic insulation and they come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit and, in case of damage, the live metal parts become accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

17
A12/0290/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Ford

Name: Transit and Transit Custom

Type/number of model: Transit and Transit Custom (Recall Ref: 2C498)

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns Transit and Transit Custom vehicles, produced between 08.10.2012 and 06.02.2013 in Kocaeli, Turkey, and Transit vehicles, produced between 28.09.2012 and 06.02.2013 in Southampton, UK.

Country of origin: Turkey,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The vehicles pose the risk of injuries because they have been fitted with a brake pedal pin retaining "R" clip which does not meet material specification. Spring tension of the clip will be reduced. As a result, there is the possibility that the clip could come off, allowing the brake pedal to detach from the brake booster push rod. This would result in loss of brake actuation and could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Denmark,
Bulgaria,
Slovakia,
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Hungary,
Finland,
Austria,
Portugal  

18
A12/0292/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Ox-On

Name: Summer Driver

Type/number of model: Summer Driver, Item No 066.18

Batch number/Barcode: 5 70 1952 066186

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Unlined, pig leather gloves in beige with black braiding at the wrist.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of up to 40.1 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  

 

19
A12/0293/13

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Alpina Rocky

Name: Alpina

Type/number of model: Alpina

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's bicycle in blue and yellow colours; packaging is not available; the bicycle is sold assembled.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is supplied with one brake system (hand-operated and attached to the front wheel) and the distance between the tip of the mud-guard and the pedal is not sufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures , Recall of the product from end users  

 

(*)

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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