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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 10 (Published on: 15/03/2013)

Corrigenda
Notification A12/0325/13 from week 10 of 2013 has been permanently removed following clarification of the risk by the notifying authorities.
Notification 1786/10 from week 48 of 2010 has been permanently removed following further information received from the notifying country.
Notification 0051/12 from week 3 of 2012 has been permanently withdrawn from the RAPEX website following a clarification of the risk.

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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
A12/0291/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Children's foldable scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Folding Scooter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8165034094707

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding scooter with a bell, four wheels, metal frame, platform and handlebars. The handlebar grips are made of soft plastic. The scooter has a foot brake in the form of the fender, which acts directly on the rear wheel. The handlebars are height-adjustable and foldable. The scooter has a two-position, folding mechanism. Packed in a cardboard box. All written information on the packaging is in a foreign language.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The steering tube does not have sufficient strength and could break leading to the user losing control of the scooter.

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

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

 

2
A12/0294/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Luggage straps

Brand: Master Gift Import

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 32.049

Batch number/Barcode: 8 432748 320492

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of textile straps with hooks and a tensioning device (ratchet).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The straps may break when they are under tension. As a result the load being transported may be lost, which could lead to a traffic accident.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12195.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/0295/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All-terrain vehicle

Brand: Can-Am

Name: Commander

Type/number of model: type: K, EC type approval: e13*2002/24*0455*00-*01, built during 2011-2012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All-terrain vehicle

Country of origin: Mexico

No pictures are available

Injuries

A malfunction may occur in the steering column due to incorrect assembly of the steering column, which could lead to a loss of steering.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
Slovakia,
United Kingdom,
Finland,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Norway  

4
A12/0296/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy car

Brand: Walter

Name: First Car

Type/number of model: Article No. 61239

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 4038162612393

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden car to hold and push along – brightly painted, with a wooden arch (grip) in place of the car roof. There are three wooden rings (orange, yellow and green) attached to the arch. Material: solid beech. Width: approx. 5.5 cm, length: approx. 11.5 cm, height: approx. 8.5 cm, weight: approx. 105 g. Age group: from five months.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and swallowed by children. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp edges.

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  

 

5
A12/0297/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: Honda

Name: 1.      Odyssey2.      Pilot

Type/number of model: 1.      Type: RL5, built in 2011-2013.

2.      Type: YF3/YF4, built in 2009-2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

Inadequate riveting of the driver’s-side airbag cover can cause the airbag to deploy improperly in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Finland  

6
A12/0298/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Perez y Rincón

Name: Beautiful Fashionable Shopping

Type/number of model: Ref. 979 (5589)

Batch number/Barcode: 8435331309799

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - The doll has a shiny dress and long blond hair. It is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window. The box is marked Beautiful girl - Fashionable. It has a label showing the importer's details and the CE mark. Another label identifies the manufacturer and carries the reference and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25.3% by mass bis (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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

7
A12/0299/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger

Brand: Emerson Network Power

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A1299

Batch number/Barcode: 9047111

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger for iPhone and iPod (COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT). Red 3 pin plug 12V DC plug, USB connector plug and separate cable connector. Product marked "Designed by Apple in California" but it is not a genuine Apple product.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product does not have adequate insulation and the plug pins are inadequately sized. As a result the user could touch live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0300/13

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan

Brand: Howell

Name: Ventilatore da Pavimento

Type/number of model: HP-43

Batch number/Barcode: 8018474515458

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White free-standing fan with three blue blades.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock and injuries because:

- The distance between the live motor windings and the motor's accessible metal casing is not sufficient.

- The wires of the windings are not correctly secured and could touch accessible metal parts.

- The product can fall over during use.

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

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

 

9
A12/0301/13

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Snowmobiles

Brand: Ski-Doo

Name: ·        Freeride 800R E-TEC·        Grand Touring 600 HO E-TEC·        MXZ X 600 HO E-TEC and 800R E-TEC·        MXZ X-RS 600 HO E-TEC·        Renegade Adrenaline 600 HO E-TEC·        Renegade Backcountry X 600 HO E-TEC and 800R E-TEC·        Scandic Tundra Xtreme 600 HO E-TEC·        Summit SP 600 HO E-TEC·        Summit X 800R E-TEC

Type/number of model:

Model year 2013.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Snowmobiles

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Burns

Under certain conditions, the fuel pump inlet may come into contact with the oil tank and could break causing fuel to leak. If such leakage occurs, fuel vapour in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing burns.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Iceland  

10
A12/0302/13

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tyre repair kit

Brand: Bestop

Name: Cold Patch

Type/number of model: M48 No. 3208

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An orange package containing a bicycle tyre patch and glue in a yellow tube.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 33% by weight of benzene. In addition, it contains 34% by weight of toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0303/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger Car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: i-MiEV

Type/number of model: i-MiEV (HA3W); Model Year: 2012-2013.

Production period: 28-07-2011 to 3-11-2011 and 1-12-2011 to 11-10-2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The electric brake vacuum pump might stop working. If this should happen, the vacuum to assist the brake booster would not be available and increased pedal force may be necessary to brake the vehicle. Consequently this could lead to an increased stopping distance.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Iceland,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Spain,
Estonia,
Finland  

12
A12/0304/13

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Floor lamps

Brand: Metal Products of India

Name: Floor Lamp

Type/number of model:

-        59233

-        50517

-        50484, series 11/48 and 12/05

-        38096

-        59172

-        53386

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Articulated floor lamps of various designs made of brass, with antique silver finish. Lampholder E 27, bulb max. 40 W. Protection class II with europlug, two-core mains lead and foot switch.

Country of origin: India


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Electric shock

The cable anchorage on the foot switch is ineffective. As a result, the mains lead can be pulled out of the foot switch, exposing the live wires.

One accident reported.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

13
A12/0305/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Valendin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 40, code: 3383-00000040-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 338319500009

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in light blue, decorated with silver coloured flower patterns. The upper part has 2 grey cords with free ends at the neck and 2 grey cords to be tied at the back. The bikini bottom has 2 pairs of grey functional cords at each side (length less than 140 mm). Sizes: 0-14.

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.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/0306/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini bottom

Brand: Valendin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: 01, code: 3383-00000001-001001

Batch number/Barcode: 338319400002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini bottom in orange colour, decorated with a heart with multi-coloured patterns. The garment has yellow frills and two pairs of functional yellow cords at each side (length: 32cm), ending in blue beads. Size: 0-14.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords 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  

 

15
A12/0307/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Energier’s

Name: Swimmy Beachwear

Type/number of model: Code 120-28-67, driver: 28-67

Batch number/Barcode: multiple

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in orange, white or pink. 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 from multi-coloured beads. The bottom is decorated with a flower made from yellow and red beads. Sizes: 6-14 years.

Country of origin: China


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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.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/0308/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code 12236

Batch number/Barcode: 000548001742863

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini in pink colour. 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 blue and a yellow flower made from sequins. The bottom part has 2 sashes at each side (length: less than 360 mm). Sizes: 1-5.

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.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/0309/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code 12416, colour: 03

Batch number/Barcode: 00548001742870

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in blue. 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 decorated with multi-coloured patterns. The bottom part has a fuchsia cord without free ends and a white area (upper front side), decorated with flower patterns in various colours. 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.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0310/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Evelyn’s Fashion

Name: Flower

Type/number of model: Art. 134-15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s multi-coloured bikini. 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 patterns in pale colours. The bottom part is also decorated with patterns in pale colours and a big pink flower on the front. The bottom part has 2 pairs of functional cords at each side (length: less than 140 mm). Sizes: 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 at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/0311/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name: Megane II Estate

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 11/7/2003 to 29/8/2008.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of a weakening overtime of the rear roof spoiler mountings. As a result, the spoiler may fall off the vehicle during high speed driving.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Germany,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Iceland,
Denmark,
Slovakia,
Ireland,
Estonia,
Portugal,
Finland  

20
A12/0312/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB power supply

Brand: Minwa

Name: Switching Power Supply

Type/number of model: Power Supply / MINWA / MWUSBUK1 / 8504409000 / CHINA (CPC Part #’s PW02692 & PW02979).

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Single port USB power supply. Black or white.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The case can come apart with moderate force (similar to that applied when removing such a product from a mains wall socket). This exposes the user to the internal workings of the power supply and the risk of an electric shock.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

21
A12/0313/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Miss Creative

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2200

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s lined dress with a pleated skirt, short sleeves and a high waistline. Colour: blue and orange with polka dots. The dress is supplied with a functional cord in the form of a satin waistband, approx. 2.5 cm wide, which is attached to the front by means of a safety pin, with an attached textile flower and a plastic stone with two leaves and loops at the sides. The waistband is intended to be tied at the back and is about 60 cm long at both ends. In the upper section there are three plastic decorative buttons. There is a zip at the back.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a functional cord 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  

 

22
A12/0314/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Ubl

Name: 25 Balloons

Type/number of model: Item No: 3959

Batch number/Barcode: 8592011072982

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Balloons (25 pcs / pack), packed in a cellophane bag marked "Happy Birthday Printed".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because small children could put the empty balloons in the mouth and swallow.

The product does not bear a warning about the danger of suffocation for children under the age of 8 due to deflated or destroyed balloons, or mention that adult supervision is required; missing information about the use of natural rubber filled with calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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

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

 

23
A12/0315/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: S.M.

Name: 50 Balloons

Type/number of model: Item No. 3959

Batch number/Barcode: 8592011072975

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Balloons (50 pcs / pack), packed in a cellophane bag marked "Happy Birthday Printed".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because small children could put the empty balloons in the mouth and swallow.

The product does not bear the warning about the danger of suffocation for children under the age of 8 due to deflated or destroyed balloons, or that adult supervision is required; missing information about the use of natural rubber filled with calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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

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

 

24
A12/0316/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Unknown

Name: Balloons "I Love you"

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3256658454017

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Balloons (12 pcs / pack), packed in cellophane bag marked "Balloons".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because small children could put the empty balloons in the mouth and swallow.

The product does not bear the warning about the danger of suffocation for children under the age of 8 due to deflated or destroyed balloons, or that adult supervision is required; missing information about the use of natural rubber filled with calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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

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

 

25
A12/0317/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Unknown

Name: Balloons Magic

Type/number of model: Item No. LXT4395A

Batch number/Barcode: 8 592 201 005 012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Balloons with pump (18 pcs / pack), packed in a blister on card marked "Creative Entertaining".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because small children could put the empty balloons in the mouth and swallow.

The product does not bear the warning about the danger of suffocation for children under the age of 8 due to deflated or destroyed balloons and that adult supervision is required; missing information about the use of natural rubber filled with calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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

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

 

26
A12/0318/13

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Portable induction hob

Brand: LC

Name: Induction Hob

Type/number of model: IH-103G (HK-039 on the packaging).

Batch number/Barcode: 6920116960392

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable induction hob in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it may overheat.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

27
A12/0319/13

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Road bicycles and framesets

Brand: Specialized

Name: Tarmac, Crux and Secteur

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2012 and 2013 models (see attached list).

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Road bicycles and framesets with a Topkey front fork steerer.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The front fork steerer tube can break whilst the bike is being ridden. This could cause the rider to fall from the bike. Four incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Iceland,
Italy,
Greece,
Portugal,
Slovenia,
Ireland,
Spain,
Denmark,
Belgium  

28
A12/0320/13

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Jiuerjiu

Name: Cyjanoban Me

Type/number of model: Super Glue

Batch number/Barcode: 8 526485 554873

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A red/black tube in a red/black paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 22.4% by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

29
A12/0321/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains plug

Brand: EM Home

Name: Clavija Bipolar

Type/number of model: XX-E14, ref. 8304191

Batch number/Barcode: 8435269941917

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black mains plug in a blister pack with blue cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mechanism for holding the cable is not effective. If the cable comes loose the user may touch live parts and be electrocuted.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

30
A12/0322/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rabbit

Brand: Tobia's Giochi

Name: Piccolo Mondo

Type/number of model: Soft model, item 23430G

Batch number/Barcode: 8023297726141

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2 toy white rabbits with a whistle in transparent wrapper.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.2% by weight of 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

31
A12/0323/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid’s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: XS 0958

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 multi-coloured cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied in the back area, ending to blue small plastic stars. The top is pink and is decorated with the images of a yellow lizard (right part) and a fuchsia coloured hippo (left part). The bottom is also fuchsia coloured, decorated with the image of an umbrella (pink outside, green inside) and at each side there are multi-coloured cords with blue small plastic stars. Sizes: 7/8, 11/12.

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  

 

32
A12/0324/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid’s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: XS 0952

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in pink. 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 in the back area, ending in knots. The top is decorated with yellow and fuchsia butterflies, the image of a red smiling face (right part) and flower patterns (left part). The bottom is decorated with white and fuchsia butterflies and has frills in the waist area and 2 pairs of functional cords at each side (length: 290 mm). Size: 9/10.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck, back and waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

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A12/0326/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: BMW

Name: X5 4.8i

Type/number of model: X5 4.8i (N62T engine) manufactured between May 2006 and March 2010.

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Motor oil may leak from the brake vacuum pump into the vacuum hose and from there onto the brake booster. In isolated cases, the motor oil could damage the membrane and affect the power assist braking. This would mean drivers having to depress the brake pedal harder in order to slow down or stop the vehicle. This could lead to a traffic accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovenia,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
Germany,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Denmark,
Ireland,
Poland,
Finland,
Sweden,
Hungary  

35
A12/0327/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with toy carriage

Brand: Rocco Giocattoli

Name: Dreamy Coach

Type/number of model: 21580084

Batch number/Barcode: 8027679047183

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with carriage and pony in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because multi-coloured plastic wings contain 0.5% by weight of bis (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.

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

 

36
A12/0328/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls with accessories

Brand: General Trade

Name: Ginni family

Type/number of model: Article 102822 (printed on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: 75SH, 8 015361964481

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a clear plastic front. There are various indications on the packaging. The package contains: one princess figure; one prince figure; two figures of little girls; a cake with candles and accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the faces of the dolls contain up to 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition they contain traces of 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

37
A12/0329/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Baby Love, Jao xin wa wa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No 8109

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s coat intended for girls up to 7 years of age, as well as children and adolescents aged 7-14. It has a hood with ears, functional cords with free ends ending with pom-poms made of fluffy cloth, with lining. The coat is flared from the waist down and it has three buttons. It has two pockets on the front with an attached button on each, and a paper label is attached.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

38
A12/0330/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: General Trade

Name: Pacioccotti profumini

Type/number of model: Article 120318 (printed on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: Lot No 49/SH, 8 015361930950 (printed on the packaging)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic dolls. The packaging consists of transparent plastic wrapping and bears a cardboard label with various indications including the inscription ‘Baby frutta try me 4funz-I’.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains traces of 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

39
A12/0331/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: KENZO kids (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CA#34460,
RN#92918

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sports outfit intended for girls up to 7 years of age and older children and adolescents aged 7-14 (style: T-1116). It consists of two parts – a sweatshirt with a hood and cords with free ends and a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area that are not attached in at least one point equidistant from the exit points.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A12/0332/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: АК® bebe

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket for girls up to 7 years of age with functional cords with free ends in the hood. The cords end with stoppers. On the front there are appliquéd and embroidered patterns – chickens, flowers and balloons, with two pockets with a zip, with elastic in the waist area and the sleeves and a label attached to the inner side of the jacket.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/0333/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled toy car

Brand: Modern Living

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A088

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled toy car in a variety of colours, packaged in a cardboard box. Supplied with a mains adaptor (model number FLH410604, input 220-240V, output 6V).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The adaptor poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce the creepage distances;

- It has inadequately sized pins which could lead to arcing within the socket.

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

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

 

42
A12/0334/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Haos

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age, supplied with cords in the neck area and the hood that are not secured against unravelling. There is an attached textile label.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

43
A12/0335/13

Malta

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety helmet

Brand: Daniel Professional Tools

Name: Heavy Duty Safety Helmet

Type/number of model: Item No: T-611

Batch number/Barcode:

5051192006115

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic safety helmet.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The helmet does not have a strap. As a result, it cannot be properly adjusted to the head of the user and does not effectively protect it in the event of an impact.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the applicable European Standard EN 397.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

44
A12/0336/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Linke

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Т1029 LYC2

Batch number/Barcode: 6 125654599473

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tracksuit intended for children aged 7-14. The top has long sleeves and can be fastened with a zip. Colour: black and orange, as well as black and pale green colours. There is a printed pattern on the back. The trousers are black and supplied with cords in the waist area that are not attached to the garment. The cords have free ends of length approx. 20 cm when the garment is fully opened and 30 cm when the garment is fastened to the intended size. The top and the trousers have an embroidered emblem in the form of an ellipse with the inscription LNK; there are textile labels attached to the garment.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords 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  

 

45
A12/0337/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Linke

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tracksuit intended for children aged 7-14, The top has long sleeves. The colour is turquoise and there is a printed pattern on the back. The top is fastened with a zip placed on the front. The trousers are black and supplied with cords in the waist area that are not attached to the garment. The cords have free ends approx. 25 cm in length when the garment is fully opened. The trousers also have elastic fastening cords in the ankle area, emerging through an opening in the lower part of the trouser-legs. The top and the trousers have an embroidered emblem in the form of an ellipse with the inscription LNK. There are textile labels attached to the garment.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords 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  

 

46
A12/0338/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s set

Brand: Lost baby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 701

Batch number/Barcode: 8697690990821

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ clothing set consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt intended for children aged 2-3. Available in pink, cyclamen and blue colours; supplied with a cord attached in the neck area, the length of which is 12 cm. The cords end with an attached tassel. The top has long sleeves and has an appliquéd pattern of a cat. On the front there is a pocket with two openings for the hands and an embroidered inscription "Hello Baby".

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

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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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


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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.

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Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
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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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