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Report 11 (Published on: 22/03/2013)

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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
A12/0339/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: La Galleria

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small, soft, stuffed, toy brown bear cub with white clothes – 17 cm. Sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses the risk of choking because small parts (eyes) could be easily detached, put into the mouth and swallowed.

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. Recall of the product from end users  

 

2
A12/0340/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Unknown

Name: Baby costume "Pequeno Heroi de Negro", Baby costume "Little Black Baby"

Type/number of model: Ref. 8269, size: 3-4 years

Batch number/Barcode: 5602029092520

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's black fancy dress outfit including a shirt, trousers, red belt, eye mask and cape.

The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a hanger including a card bearing the importer's details, size, model number, composition, barcode, care instructions and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends 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  

 

3
A12/0341/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Lihong

Name: Activity & Sport

Type/number of model: Ref. 998010, Item No. S18

Batch number/Barcode: 5602259980109

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of a yellow and red piglet with a pink snout. Packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a card on which a label is affixed. The front label indicates the item, warnings and origin, and the back label indicates the importer's contact details, warnings, reference, barcode, CE marking and age restriction symbol.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (eyes) can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0342/13

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Krämer

Name: Fahrhandschuhe Pferdesport (Driving gloves for equestrian sports)

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 630049 8 BR

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One pair of driving gloves in brown leather, with fastening. Size according to label: 8.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.7 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria  

5
A12/0343/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' footwear

Brand: Rohde

Name: Naturana

Type/number of model: Art. 1903 13

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 4 052006 034790

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' beige slippers with three buckles; size 39, width F ½; inner label: "ROHDE designed in Germany – naturana". Packaging: white shoebox.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 6.4 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the insole. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

6
A12/0344/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trousers

Brand: Zeeman

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 2015269502224, C.50221 C50222 and C50223

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jogging trousers made of dark blended fabric.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black textile contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine benzidine (140 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

The Netherlands,
Belgium  

7
A12/0345/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: Success Toys

Name: Beauty Fashion Star

Type/number of model: Model YS1208B

Batch number/Barcode: 8435234911532

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of two dolls (a large and small one), with accessories: bag, brush, boots, baby's bottle and buggy. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent window, which bears an age warning and the importer's details.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the small doll contains 10.5% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by mass.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0346/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Linke

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Т7013 LYC2

Batch number/Barcode: 6125654599473

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clothing outfit, consisting of two parts, intended for children aged 7-14 years. The top has long sleeves and is fastened with a zip. The colour is a combination of red and blue. The trousers are long and black and supplied with cords in the waist area. The top and trousers have an embroidered emblem in an oval shape with the inscription LNK; sizes S, M, L and XL.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long and which have not been fixed to the garment in at least one point equidistant from the exit points.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/0347/13

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Via ferrata set

Brand: Edelrid

Name: Civetta, Brenta, Brenta de Luxe, Brenta, Comfort, Tofana

Type/number of model: Serial Nos: 71695, 71696, 71676, 71702, 71699

Batch number/Barcode: The recall concerns all batches from 2006 to 2013. Older items of the same types from 2003 - 2005 are not concerned, as their maximum period of use has expired and they should be disposed of.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Energy absorbing system for via ferrata.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The properties of the rope brake can vary with age and wear of the rope. A stiffer rope in the rope brake with a worn surface causes an increase in the impact force. In combination with a weakening of the elasticated webbing branches as a result of use, this may lead to the product failing in the event of a fall causing the user to fall from a height to the ground.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users. Withdrawal of the product from the market. Warning to consumers of the risks.  

France,
Spain,
Belgium,
Sweden,
Finland  

10
A12/0348/13

Finland

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace

Brand: Spen

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item number 8114

Batch number/Barcode: EAN-code 6426600081142

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A necklace consisting of a black plastic string with a silver, sabre-shaped pendant and a metallic clasp. The necklace is attached to a cardboard label and packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 4.5 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

11
A12/0349/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Three-way socket adaptor

Brand: EM Home

Name: 3-hole socket adaptor

Type/number of model: 8302616

Batch number/Barcode: 8435269926167

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-way socket adaptor in the shape of a transparent plastic cross in blue or green colour. The adaptor comes in transparent blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

If the consumer inserts a conducting object in the cells, he/she can access live parts and receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/0350/13

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Motorsportbutik

Name: Rally Sweden

Type/number of model: Item number QVBO006

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sweatshirt with a zip, blue and white decorations and blue sealed functional cords in the hood. Sizes 86-140 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Sweden  

13
A12/0351/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Naphthalene

Brand: Euro Crown

Name: Naphthalene ball

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Naphthalene, round shape and white colour, in polyethylene bags each containing 15 pieces.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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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 their 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  

 

14
A12/0352/13

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light

Brand: Toyo

Name: Luz Nocturna

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8435286396226

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night-light with a switch on the front. The product is packed in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break. As a result, it is possible for the user to access live internal parts when the night-light is inserted in a mains-socket outlet.

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

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

 

15
A12/0353/13

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Tumble dryer

Brand: Beko

Name: Condenser Tumble Dryer

Type/number of model: DCU 7330, 7430. The recall affects models produced between May 2012 and November 2012.

Batch number/Barcode: 8690842347139

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Condenser tumble dryer; 7kg.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Fire

A capacitor may overheat leading to a fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark,
Estonia  

16
A12/0354/13

Ireland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Amber teething necklace and bracelet

Brand: Teething SOS

Name: Honey Bean

Type/number of model: Honey Bean

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Bracelet - consists of amber beads threaded onto a cord with knots between each bead and a screw-in clasp (described as an 'Amber teething bracelet - Honey Bean); contained in a brown small net/material bag, tied at the top with a cord.

Necklace - consists of amber beads threaded onto a cord with knots between each bead and a screw-in clasp (described as an 'Amber teething necklace - Honey Bean); contained in a brown small net/material bag, tied at the top with a cord.

Country of origin: Lithuania


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the beads can easily break and detach and could be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the European Standard EN 12586.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark  

17
A12/0355/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun shooting set

Brand: Shoot

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No. 919 and NGZ9412362

Batch number/Barcode: 6991294123626

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children´s plastic gun set with 2 sorts of plastic projectiles: 3 balls and 3 projectiles with suction cups. The packaging is a blister with a cardboard back sheet containing information related to age grading and warnings, barcode, importer details and playing instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cups of the projectiles contain 7.24 % by weight of DEHP and 4.52 % by weight of DPB. In addition the product contains 2.45 % by weight of 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

In addition, the product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be detached and could be swallowed by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0356/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12427

Batch number/Barcode: 0001242700062

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' striped bikini. The top part is a halter-neck with black, white and pink horizontal stripes, ending in 2 cords with free ends to be tied around the neck and 2 black cords that are to be tied at the back. The bottom part has the same pattern with a plain black back, and has one pair of black decorative cords on the right-hand side with a length of less than 140 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 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  

 

19
A12/0357/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Energier’s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Swimmy Beachwear, code: 120-28-68, driver: 28-68

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in orange, pink or turquoise. 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. Both parts are decorated with multi-coloured flower patterns. 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 area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/0358/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rosso Kid’s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: XS 0970

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in red. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 red cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 white cords that are to be tied at the back, ending with fruit style toggles. The top and bottom parts are decorated with multi-coloured fruit patterns. The bottom part has 2 pairs of functional cords (one red and one white) at each side (length: 280 mm), ending in fruit style toggles. Sizes: 9/10, 11/12.

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 functional cords that are to be tied at the back 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  

 

21
A12/0359/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rae

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art.: light blue

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in light blue. 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 multi-coloured patterns of rainbows, hearts and flowers and the inscriptions “holidays”, “Love” (right side) and “Pretty Girl” (left side) and a bow in the centre. The bottom part has a sash around the waist area, ending in a bow with small free ends (less than 360 mm). Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.

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 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  

 

22
A12/0360/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Mi and Mi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model Lamia

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' multi-coloured bikini (khaki, dark brown, light brown and white patterns). The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 beige cords with free ends in the neck area. There are also 2 beige cords to be tied at the back. Both parts are decorated with golden coloured skulls.

Size: 6

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords 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  

 

23
A12/0361/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Sasouma

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: JS 07-104

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' swimming shorts in red with two outer pockets. The shorts are decorated with big white flower patterns. The garment bears 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by 280 mm and 2 white drawstrings at the bottom hem that protrude by 200 mm. Sizes: 6, 8.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area and in the lower edges of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/0362/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: 12420, color: 03

Batch number/Barcode: 0001240200062

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 orange cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 orange cords that are to be tied in the back area. The top has thin multi-coloured horizontal stripes. The bottom part is orange coloured and bears a multi-coloured thin belt. 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 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  

 

25
A12/0363/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Dolci Sogni

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model Cat, article pink blue.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with a blue and a pink cord with free ends in the neck area. It also has 2 blue cords to be tied at the back. The right side of the top is pink and the left side is blue, both are decorated with coloured patterns of cat paws. There is also a small picture of a yellow cat on the right side. The bottom part is in pink and decorated with cat paws. It has 2 pairs of blue functional cords at each side with a length of 160 mm.

Sizes: 6/8, 8/10, 10/12

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

 

26
A12/0364/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Reef Code

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: BP500

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a light green halter-neck style top with black cords, with no loose ends in the neck or the back area. The bottom is black and has 2 pairs of light green functional cords at each side (length: 190 mm), ending in 2 black beads and knots. Sizes: 8, 10, 12.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

27
A12/0365/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Elemar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art.: 126-0-00A, code: 0-1803142-00

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 red cords with free ends in the neck. The top is black at the back with black and white squares in front, decorated with yellow and orange rose patterns. The bottom part is red and has a pair of decorative cords (same pattern as on the top) on the left-hand side (length: 150 mm). Size: 104 (4 years).

Country of origin: Germany


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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 waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/0366/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' skirt

Brand: Original marines

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: model ANAO452NA

Batch number/Barcode:

2000156357025

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Denim skirt intended for children up to 7 years old, with cords in the waist area which protrude more than 140 mm at each end when the garment has been fully opened and laid flat. In the lower section there is an embroidered "Smurf" picture with an attached ribbon on the Smurf’s hat. There are also two hearts made of colourful fabric with embroidered patterns at the ends, and textile and paper labels are attached to the garment.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long and have not been fixed to the garment in at least one point equidistant from exit points.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

29
A12/0367/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' skirt

Brand: Original marines

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: model ANA3542BA2

Batch number/Barcode:

2 000155 648032

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey knitted skirt intended for children aged 7-14, with cords in the waist area whose free ends protrude more than 140 mm at each end when the garment has been fully opened and laid flat. The cords are not secured against unravelling. The garment has two embroidered letters, “o” and “m”, in purple colour with a brown and yellow ribbon attached to them.

There are textile and paper labels attached to the garment.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long and have not been fixed to the garment in at least one point equidistant from exit points.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

30
A12/0368/13

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: SCHWARZ ROT PROST

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LC 39022

Batch number/Barcode: 9901012830008

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable and magnetic novelty lighter made of silver plastic in the form of a bottle opener.

It has a nozzle for recharging with a regulator of the flame.

The length is 14.0 cm and 4.5 cm in the width area.

The packaging is a plastic blister with a cardboard pad where information about warnings, barcode and importer's details are provided.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The products pose a risk of burns and fire because of their attractiveness to children, especially those under 51 months of age.

The products do not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from consumers  

 

31
A12/0369/13

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair

Brand: AFM

Name: ROLF CHROME

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding chair without armrests, with a plastic seat and backrest. Product in plastic packaging

Country of origin: Ukraine


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Injuries

The mechanical strength of the chair is insufficient. The chair could distort during use causing the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13761.

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

 

32
A12/0370/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Cocoline

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HR-2242

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trousers intended for small children up to 7 years of age, supplied with a satin cord in the waist area whose free ends are longer than 300 mm. There are two pockets on the front of the trousers, which are available in pink, grey and purple colours. The indicated sizes are 4-6.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area 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  

 

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A12/0371/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: Xin Min

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 708XZ

Batch number/Barcode:

2093300094761

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Synthetic shoes intended for small children, in white and pink colours. The upper part has coloured decorative flowers, rhinestones as well as white embroidered flowers. There is a self-adhesive ankle strap.

The indicated sizes are 20-25.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

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A12/0374/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Love Mate

Name: Recordable Plush Toy

Type/number of model: 216032078150

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 8592548320785

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush toy teddy bear, approximate size 250 mm, designed for children from 3 years old. Packed in a transparent plastic box with a paper insert marked: "Love Mate", "Recordable Plush Toy" and pictograms for replacement batteries.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses a choking and chemical risk because the battery compartment is accessible and can be easily opened. As a result, children have access to the batteries and may put them in the mouth and swallow them.

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

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

 

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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.

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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.

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
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