Report 14 (Published on: 12/04/2013)

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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:

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp

Brand: Hyundai

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

Lamp: SST-90

Battery charger: "Li-ion Charger" Model: HXY-042V2000A

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438114 867617

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable lamp supplied with battery charger. Sold in a blue/orange cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The insulation between the live parts of the primary side and the accessible parts of the secondary side is not sufficient.

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

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

 

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Ice skates

Brand: Susanne Leather

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 107315 - product group: 3.09.63.8

Batch number/Barcode:

7611309520002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White part-leather ice skates with black plastic sole and silvery metal blades. The product is packed in a cardboard box and has a blade guard.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The leather inner lining of the product contains up to 30.7 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 and destruction of the product.  

 

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Ladder

Brand: Toplok

Name: Telescopic Ladder

Type/number of model: 75802

Batch number/Barcode: 8429160758026

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal telescopic ladder with 9 rungs. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply

Brand: Lauro

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PS-3

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black power supply with potentiometer in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The insulation between the primary and secondary circuits is not adequate.

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

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

 

Finland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Lumipallo

Type/number of model: Lighting chain: 224282 Controller: DMD-24V3W

Batch number/Barcode: 6 410412 242822

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lighting chain supplied with electronic controller. Sold in a purple / black transparent package.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

In the transformer of the electronic controller, the creepage distance between the conductors of the primary and secondary circuits is insufficient.

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

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: B180 CDI, B200 CDI, B220 CDI, B180, B200, B250.

Type/number of model: W246,

EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0751*01.

The recall affects vehicles built between 14.01.2012 and 18.05.2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the event of significant stress on the rear seat backrest caused by an accident, the backrest is liable to move forwards owing to inadequate securing.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Finland,
Portugal  

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chrysler

Name: Grand Voyager

Type/number of model: Type: RT, EC type approval: e11*2001/116*0144*.

The recall affects vehicles produced in 2007 and 2008.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Moisture penetrating into the control unit for the airbag may cause malfunctions. In the worst case, this may lead to spurious operation of the airbag.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Ireland,
The Netherlands,
Finland,
Portugal,
Austria,
Norway,
Sweden  

Lithuania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Christmas lights

Brand: Riwa

Name: Ornamental garland

Type/number of model: PL-20L

Batch number/Barcode: 000011255116

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ornamental Christmas light displaying the text "Merry Christmas"; packed in a cardboard box with information about technical specifications on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires only have a single layer of insulation and the connections are not properly attached.

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.  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Fluorescent ceiling light

Brand: Rex Light

Name: Fluorescent Lamp

Type/number of model: REX-ZRL 236

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fluorescent ceiling light packaged in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The inductive ballast of the light can overheat causing flammable plastic parts to ignite.

One incident reported.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

WT-2F30/1.5-1~20-a2 (on the product),

WT-2K 30/1.5-1~80-a2 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: 6 822120 123032

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain in the form of 5-pointed stars on a metal frame.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        the lid of the control unit can be detached without tools and the basic insulated wire parts become accessible,

·        the wire ends soldered to terminals of the control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting,

·        the accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges of the control unit,

·        the electrical insulation of the light sources is not adequate,

·        it is not protected against moisture, yet it is recommended for outdoor use.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger

Brand: Liondo

Name: Omnipotence Travel Charger

Type/number of model: 3P3188A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger with black plastic three-pin plug, clear plastic back cover, and belt clip.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        the internal construction of the plug is of poor standard,

·        there is no insulating material between the copper side of the circuit board,

·        there is no evidence of overload protection,

·        the creepage distances between the primary and secondary side of the circuit board are not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Babies' rattles

Brand: Dreamler

Name: Baby Gift

Type/number of model: JLE62

Batch number/Barcode:

1. 3800145142231

2. 3800145142262

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Rattle in the shape of a hammer, made of hard plastic in green, yellow, blue and pink colours.

2. Rattle in the shape of a key-ring, made of hard plastic with 4 keys in green, yellow, pink and blue colours.

Both articles are packed in a blister with a cardboard back. The front part of the packaging shows the CE mark, the age restriction symbol and the warning of "risk of choking".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products poses a risk of choking because the handle (of the hammer shaped rattle) and the keys (in the key-ring shaped rattle) do not comply with the requirements on shape and size, and they may get stuck in the mouth of babies and block the airways.

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

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product.  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Union-Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TH5137

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini decorated with coloured stars and butterflies. The upper part has functional cords with knotted ends to be tied in the neck area and at the back. The bottom can be adjusted and tied in the waist area with cords that also have knotted ends.

The product is available in pink, yellow and light green colours.

Sizes: 140,146,152,158,164

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and in the waist area.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shorts

Brand: Aoles

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 081025-6

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' shorts available in yellow, white, green, pink, and black plain colours. The waist area has unattached drawstrings with free ends.

Sizes: 134,140,146,152,158,164

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area which 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: Jiage

Name: LED 2 in 1 rechargeable search light

Type/number of model: YD-888

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch which can be charged with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug. Supplied with a plug adaptor. Packaged in a cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

·        The user may touch the live pins of the plug when inserting the plug into the adaptor,

·        single-pole insertion of the plug into the adaptor is possible, leaving the free remaining pin accessible,

·        the protective cover can be removed by hand during charging, leaving live parts accessible,

·        the cross-sectional area of the cores of the wires is too small and, in case of a short circuit, the wires could overheat,

·        the plastic part near the pins is not sufficiently heat and fire resistant.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: UNION-STAR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HY833

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' green bikini decorated with an animal footprint image on the right upper side.

The top part has functional cords with knotted ends to be tied in the neck and back area. The bottom part can be adjusted and tied in the waist area with cords that also have knotted ends.

Sizes: 140,146,152,164

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and the waist area.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Luce Led 100L

Type/number of model: RIF:8993642

Batch number/Barcode: 8 536235 836425

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes serial-parallel connected, non-replaceable white LED lamps (100 pcs) in a transparent plastic cover. The product is packed in a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Electric shock

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Toyota

Name: FJ Cruiser

Type/number of model: FJ Cruiser, production years 2007-2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The front seat belts, with their retractors, are mounted in the rear doors. Owing to the inadequate strength of the metal used for the rear doors, repeatedly closing of the doors, forcefully over a long period, may result in cracks. This could cause the seat belt retractors to become loose and, as a result, it is no longer certain that persons in the front seats will be secured in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Finland  

France

Category: Jewellery

Product: Pendant

Brand: Partypro

Name: Gold dollar pendant

Type/number of model: Ref. 8653020

Batch number/Barcode: 3 700393 603020

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pendant with a medallion in the form of a gold-coloured dollar on a gold-coloured chain. Dimensions of medallion: 5.5 x 8 cm. Description of packaging: transparent plastic bag, attached to yellow card, with text ‘pendentif dollar or’ in black print.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Germany

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke alarm

Brand: ELRO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: RM214

Batch number/Barcode: Lot numbers 10N12 and 11N12,

EAN: 8711658245713

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Square, optical smoke alarm.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The battery holder is defective with the consequence that the power supply may not work. If the smoke alarm does not work, people in the vicinity are not warned and therefore cannot take action to fight the fire or escape.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604

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

Belgium  

Spain

Category: Machinery

Product: Angle grinder

Brand: Prostart

Name: Angle Grinder

Type/number of model: KPAG 0501

Batch number/Barcode: 2102030292177

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Angle grinder with a black handle. 500-W, 230-V, 50-Hz. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The disc guard is not sufficiently resistant to bending. If the product falls, the disc guard may bend, whereupon part of the disc may be accessible, posing a risk of cuts for the user.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Beilekang

Name: Music Handset

Type/number of model:

Item No.8807-7

Batch number/Barcode: 2100010355577

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery operated, toy mobile phone made of coloured plastic. The upper part of the phone has a picture of a bear and an inscription saying “Hello Mucis Phone”. The toy is packed into a cardboard box bearing information such as the EAN code, CE-marking, country of origin, instructions for operating the toy and recommended age group.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing for children because the sound level is too high.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to the risk to consumers’ health and safety.

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