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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 13 (Published on: 05/04/2013)

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
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
A12/0412/13

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic bath toy

Brand: Hong Zhi Toys

Name: Wonderful Hippo

Type/number of model: No.517B, Item No.153260

Batch number/Barcode: 2000178310381

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hippo-shaped toy made of blue plastic for use in water. Approximate size 13 x 7cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of choking because some parts can easily break, releasing small parts that can be swallowed by children. In addition, the product has sharp edges that can cause cuts.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

2
A12/0413/13

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves

Brand: Protect

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

1. T106V

2. T109VP

3. T109VSSP

4. T109V

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Work gloves of white, grey and blue leather.

2. Work gloves of white leather and grey textile material, red edges on the wrist.

3. Work gloves of white leather with black polyester fabric.

4. Work gloves of white leather with black textile material, red edges on the wrist.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical,
Asphyxiation,
Fire

The products pose a chemical risk and a risk of asphyxiation because they contain nitrobenzene which can be absorbed into the body by inhalation or through the skin. The products also pose a risk of fire because nitrobenzene is combustible.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

3
A12/0414/13

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Kidzmotion

Name: Bambini

Type/number of model: Tre Verde

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 wheeled, babies' pushchair in lime-green with interchangeable seat and pram units, detachable bumper bar, hood and clear plastic rain cover. It is supplied in a labelled cardboard box. There is also a line drawing of a pushchair and carry-cot on the side of the box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the restraint system and fasteners fail to prevent the child from falling out of the pushchair.

In addition, the required markings on the product and instructions concerning safe use are not given or are incomplete.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Corrective measures and warning consumers of the risks.  

 

4
A12/0415/13

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: ALLTEC

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

RCR123A. Marking on the mains power supply: S120S040A2.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger with 12V adaptor, mains power supply and batteries. The battery holder is made from silver coloured plastic material. The mains power supply and the 12Vadaptor are made from black plastic material. Packed in a blister.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The output circuit of the power supply is not supplied via a transformer with over load protection. The plastic material supporting live parts is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire. There is a risk that live parts could become accessible to the user.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

5
A12/0416/13

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children´s sweatshirt

Brand: SUNSEA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LP 015,

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children´s sweatshirt with hood (size 104 cm) made from velvet material (blue, grey) with two shiny satin cords in the waist area, decorated with small shiny applications. Marking on a paper label attached to the product reads “Design”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

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.  

 

6
A12/0417/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: STAMION

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Dora the Explorer, item code: N92738

Batch number/Barcode: 5 204679 000131

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in fuchsia. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 white cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 white cords that are to be tied at the back. All cords end in knots. The bikini top is decorated with the figure of “Dora the Explorer” on the right side and a fuchsia flower in the middle. The bikini bottom is decorated with the inscription “Dora the Explorer” on the back and two small bows at each side. Sizes: 8Y (8 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 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: Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions, Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

7
A12/0418/13

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Solymar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12404

Batch number/Barcode: 0001240400063

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in black. 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. It is decorated with multi-coloured patterns (right part) and two hearts (fuchsia and light green, left part). The bottom is fuchsia coloured in the waist area, has a small green heart on the right front side and is decorated with multi-coloured patterns on the back (same as the ones on the top). 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.  

 

8
A12/0419/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mazda

Name: Mazda5

Type/number of model: Mazda 5 (CW)

Batch number/Barcode: The recall affects vehicles equipped with MZ-CD 1.6 engine, produced from 1 October 2010 to 7 November 2012.VINs range: JMZ CW A9Y6 00 103062 – 140832

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

Water may enter the glow plug control module for the engine causing it to corrode. As a result, in the worst case, there is a possibility that the glow plug control module could melt leading to a vehicle fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
Germany,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Ireland,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Finland,
Slovenia  

9
A12/0420/13

Slovakia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Dora

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter in the form of a ladies´ handbag (size 5.5 x 2.5 cm), marking Dora®

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.

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

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

 

10
A12/0421/13

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light

Brand: Heng Guan

Name: Colored Small Night Light

Type/number of model:

HG-366, N: 63253

Batch number/Barcode:

EAN: 8585030063253

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Violet coloured, plastic night-light with a golden figure of Jesus Christ nailed to the cross. It operates by direct insertion of the plug into the socket. It is packed in a blister on cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the material of the lamp is not heat resistant and may deform. As a result, the user may have direct access to live or hot parts.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

11
A12/0422/13

Slovakia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mini Night Light

Type/number of model: 63277

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8585030063277

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night-light made from white and black plastic material with a textile shade.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

The plastic material is not resistant to heat. As a result, the night-light may deform and the user may have direct access to live or hot parts.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

(*)

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.

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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