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Report 17 (Published on: 03/05/2013)

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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
A12/0504/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Set of two plastic figures

Brand: Unknown

Name: Childrens

Type/number of model: 92868

Batch number/Barcode: 7350022928688

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two soft plastic bears, one yellow with a red shirt and one pink, packed in a plastic, transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Environmental

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow bear contains up to 5.1 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).The bear also contains 29 % by weight of di-"isobutyl" phthalate (DIBP) .

The product poses environmental risk (chemical pollution) due to the presence of 8.3 % short chain chlorinated paraffin (SCCP).

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.

The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

2
A12/0505/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress set

Brand: Unknown

Name: Pirate set

Type/number of model: 18020

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pirate fancy dress set comprising a plastic toy knife, an eye pad, a red scarf, a vest and a belt in black imitation leather.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Environmental

The product poses a chemical risk because the vest contains up to 20 % by weight of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), up to 0.17 % by weight of diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), up to 0.85 % by weight of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). In addition, the belt contains up to 17 % by weight of DEHP. The product poses environmental risk (chemical pollution) due to the presence of up to 0.28 % by weight of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) in the belt and up to 0.19 % by weight of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) in the vest.

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.

The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/0506/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animals

Brand: Alex Bog

Name: Funny RabbitCritter puffsFluffy Balls

Type/number of model: Ref.: EJT-318, 110, 518, 617, 512 y 118.

Batch number/Barcode: 843123412897084312341289328431234128901Customs code: 9503009590

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toys which emit light when squeezed, in various shapes: monsters, chicks, crocodiles, jellyfish, rabbits and ladybirds. Packaged in cardboard display boxes containing 12 or 24 units. The boxes are marked, "Hit it, Squeeze it, Throw it". A label indicates the importer and barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a choking and chemical risk because the button batteries may become accessible. As a result, children 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 and UNE 62115

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

4
A12/0507/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Hong Feng Toy

Name: Toy series of happy garden

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery-operated soft toy in the shape of a cockerel. The packaging consists of transparent plastic wrapping and a label with various details.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Burns,
Chemical

The product poses:

- A risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be swallowed or inhaled by children.

- A risk of burns because the short-circuit of the C2 electrolytic capacitor (100 μF) on the printed circuit board causes the batteries to overheat above the permitted limit.

- A chemical risk because the PVC electrical cables contain 10.9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

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  

 

5
A12/0508/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy - Mobile Telephone

Brand: Peng Sheng

Name: Hannah Montana (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Type/number of model: 8538-18A2

Batch number/Barcode: 206286677682

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone. The clamshell is made of hard plastic and has buttons inside which, when pressed, emit a beeping sound. In place of a screen there are coloured stickers. On the back of the phone there is a speaker and a lid which covers the battery compartment. The toy is provided with two batteries AG 13 of a button type.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0509/13

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair dye

Brand: Sante

Name: 100 % Pflanzen Haarfarbe

Type/number of model: maroon

Batch number: 12030537/ 4 025089 041887

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Powder hair dye (100g) – maroon colour, packed in a brown and white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Germany


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of mesophilic aerobic microorganisms to the amount of 9.0 x 104 cfu/g.

The product poses a serious microbiological risk for consumers.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland,
Denmark  

7
A12/0510/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic Doll

Brand: Princess

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

Model 6688

Batch number/Barcode: 5661810010921

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll dressed in a flowery dress. The packaging is a pink cardboard box with a transparent front revealing the doll. On the back it has an adhesive label with information concerning the importer's details, reference, barcode and country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 11.5 % by weight of di-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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0511/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle maracas

Brand: Aguila de Oro Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: model HXB101B / 0

Batch number/Barcode: 6296681902939

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-coloured rattle maracas with wooden handle and bells. The product is packed in a plastic bag with an adhesive label bearing information about the model number and barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (bells) that can be easily detached and swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

9
A12/0512/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy

Brand: Aguila de Oro Toys

Name: Juguete de madera

Type/number of model: HXA103 / 0

Batch number/Barcode: 6296681902946

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy in the form of a little bear on a stick which can be pushed or pulled along. The toy is packed in a transparent bag with a label bearing the importer's data, the CE marking, the barcode and the country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as small parts can easily become detached and children may place them in the mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

10
A12/0513/13

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Tow rope

Brand: JUMBO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: art. no. 6154032T/model: Jumbo 2000kg

Batch number/Barcode: 8711263561543

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tow rope made of nylon weave in white and orange colour. Suitable for cars weighing up to 2 tonnes.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

The strength of the tow rope is insufficient for the declared weight of cars (2000 kg). As a result, the tow rope may break during use, causing a road traffic accident.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0514/13

Slovakia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Natural hair dye

Brand: Henna

Name: Henna black, Henna gold blond, Henna coppery red

Type/number of model: 1) Henna black 2) Henna gold blond 3) Henna coppery red

Batch number/Barcode:

1) 8 594008 780023 /date of production 14/02/2012 /expiration date: 14/02/2014

2) 8 594008 780047 /date of production 03/10/2012 /expiration date: 03/10/2014

3) 8 594008 780115 /date of production 10/08/2012 /expiration date: 10/08/2014

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Natural powder hair dyes (33g) – black, gold blond, coppery red, packed in cardboard boxes. The packs contain plastic gloves and caps.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Microbiological

The products pose a microbiological risk due to the presence of mesophilic aerobic microorganisms in amount as follows:

1)1.4 x 105 cfu/g

2) 1.9 x 104 cfu/g

3) 2.6 x 104 cfu/g

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/0515/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' boots

Brand: Mountain

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 7040

Batch number/Barcode: 5999016920882

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gold-coloured synthetic boots with zipper for young girls. The boots are decorated with pearls, sequins and a decoration made of the same material as the boots. Size: 22 Packaging: coloured paper box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the decorative elements of the boots can be easily detached. If the child places them in the mouth, they may be swallowed or inhaled.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/0516/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Dinosaur egg - Growing pet

Brand: Hatch'em

Name: Growing pet "Hatch'em"

Type/number of model: 62.0370

Batch number: 29698,

Batch number/Barcode: 8713219211472

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic egg, approximately 6 cm high, painted with traces of cracking. The product is in blister packaging. The egg should be soaked in water for 12-24 hours in order to hatch and grow bigger.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily torn from the dinosaur and may be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can also cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of 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 and recall of the product from end users  

 

14
A12/0517/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Honda

Name: Stream, Jazz, CR-V, Civic, Odyssey

Type/number of model: Model Year: 2001 to 2003; Production period: 11 July 2000 to 18 August 2003

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars.

Country of origin: Canada,
Japan,
Turkey,
United Kingdom,
United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The passenger’s front airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure if it deploys, causing the inflator to rupture. In this case, metal fragments could be propelled upwards toward the windscreen or downward towards the front passenger’s foot-well, potentially causing injury to the passenger.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Greece,
Spain,
Denmark,
Slovakia,
Finland,
Norway  

15
A12/0518/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plush dice

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: DFP4739

Batch number/Barcode: 4026272047396

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green plush dice with red spots. On one side there is a small green cord loop.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the foam stuffing material can be made easily accessible, detached and swallowed by small children.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain  

16
A12/0519/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: V&F

Name: Happy Girl

Type/number of model: Meigui Meiren, ref. 3589

Batch number/Barcode: 6882009941829

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic dolls with hair and shiny dresses in various colours. Packaged in a transparent plastic cylinder printed with the text "Meigui Meiren". A string handle is attached to the top of the cylinder and the lower part has a pink strip indicating the CE marking, age warning and other pictograms.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 15.6 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/0520/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: Haroma

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: MLB06K502

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White lacquer, synthetic sandals for young girls. The sandals are decorated with rhinestones and a white lacquer flower with a button in the middle. Size: 22.

Packaging: colour cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the decorative elements of the sandals are small parts that can be easily detached. The detached parts could be placed in the mouth and swallowed by small children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0521/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 100 Christmas Light

Type/number of model: Model: CHM-240-100 LED

Batch number/Barcode: 6 908010 088077

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 100 purple LED lamps. Packaging is a colourful cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

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

·        The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is not sufficient and the wires could overheat.

·        The wire ends soldered to terminals of flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

·        The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit.

·        The electrical insulation is not adequate.

·        It is recommended for outdoor use but is not protected against moisture.

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  

 

19
A12/0522/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: KTM

Name: 85 SX, 150 SX, 250 SX, 250 EXC and 300 EXC

Type/number of model: The recall affects 2013 model year motorcycles.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycles, 2-stroke, 85cc – 300cc.

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Injuries

Due to a production fault on the upper part of the throttle grip housing, the throttle cable wire may slide out of the deflection roller and become wedged between the deflection roller and the housing. This blocks the throttle slide and results in an uncontrollable riding situation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark,
Slovakia,
Spain,
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Finland  

20
A12/0523/13

Slovakia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflective stickers

Brand: Safety

Name: Reflective High Visibility Stickers

Type/number of model: Type: 8 PK, 101663 (on sticker)

Batch number/Barcode: 8580091016637

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four yellow reflective stickers in the shape of a "smiley", packed in a blister.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The stickers are not sufficiently retro-reflective. As a result they do not contribute as expected to the higher visibility of the user.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.

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

 

21
A12/0524/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Brum Beby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BO-3001

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tracksuit in orange and blue intended for children under 7 years of age. The trousers have a printed inscription on the left trouser-leg, and blue functional cords (approx. 13 cm long) with free ends in the waist area. They are fixed in one point equidistant from the exit points and secured against unravelling.

The sweatshirt has the printed inscription "Best Athletic" on the front, and a hood with blue functional cords (approx. 17 cm long) whose free ends are secured against unravelling. Sizes: 12m, 24m, 18 m, 30 m and 36 m.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood and a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends 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  

 

22
A12/0525/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Last Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BO-5007

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s clothing set consisting of three parts: a sweatshirt, a T-shirt and a pair of trousers. Sizes: 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The colour is a combination of blue and yellow.

The trousers are blue with a printed inscription on the left trouser-leg „ USA 63". They have been supplied with blue functional cords with free ends in the waist area (less than 14 cm in length). They have been fixed in one point equidistant from the exit points and secured against unravelling;

2.The T-shirt is white with a printed inscription on the front „Campus Skateboarding Team”;

3. The sweatshirt is yellow and blue. On the front it has a printed skateboard and the inscription „Los City Campus Angeles USA”. It has a hood supplied with functional cords (approx. 17 cm long) with free ends secured against unravelling.

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood, and a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends 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  

 

23
A12/0526/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ clothing set

Brand: Yesmina

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' clothing set consisting of two parts: a long sleeved, T-shirt and a bolero. The outfit is intended for children above 7 years (sizes: 9-10/140, 11-12/152 and 13-14/164).

The T-shirt is pink with black stripes and has a printed pattern of a flower and the inscription 'As Sweet as Me”.

The bolero is short-sleeved, black and has functional cords with free ends (approx. 28 cm long) in the neck area.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area, which exceed the permitted length.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/0527/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit trousers

Brand: Bibita

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tracksuit trousers intended for children over the age of 7 years (sizes: 11, 12 and 13).The trousers are dark blue with orange and white stripes on the sides. On the left trouser-leg there is a printed inscription in orange "Athletic wear, Win the game" and the letter "W". There is a functional cord in the waist area attached to the garment in one point that is not equidistant from the exit points of the tunnel. It has free ends with plastic toggles. The length of the cord is more than 140 mm at the widest section, and more than 280 mm when the garment has been closed to the intended size.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area, which exceed the permitted length.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

25
A12/0528/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Etemoglu

Name: Baby Collection

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dress intended for children up to 7 years of age. It is made of fabric in pink, black and peach colours, and has three embroidered flowers on the front and the inscription "flowers girls”. There are two decorative flowers attached in the neck area. The dress has shoulder straps attached at the front and back of the garment.

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 shoulder area with free ends that are intended to be tied.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

26
A12/0529/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: Jummy Kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item 629

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Textile pink shoes for small children up to 3 years of age, with a self-adhesive strap. On the upper part and on the strap there is an attached textile ribbon with a plastic flower. Each pair is sold in an individual transparent plastic case with an attached sticker label with information about the item, producer and composition.

Available sizes: 1, 2, 3.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily generate small parts, which can be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and block the airway.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and warning consumers of the risks  

 

27
A12/0530/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic ducks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 9029

Batch number/Barcode: 8787247890299

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic, squeaky duck with three smaller ducks, packed in a plastic net bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 33.6 % by weight of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

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

 

28
A12/0532/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bikini

Brand: Novum

Name: Leder Mini Bikini Extreme Passions

Type/number of model: Black

Batch number/Barcode: M336351

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bikini made of black synthetic leather and black textile straps.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 10.4 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  

 

29
A12/0533/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's footwear

Brand: Pepperts!

Name: Kinder Leder Boots

Type/number of model: Model Fuchsia

Batch number/Barcode: IAN 69621; 4048887036503

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pink leather boots with pink textile laces and beige synthetic soles. The boots are tied together with a plastic string, and there is a paper label attached to the right boot.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 20.7 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  

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

Spain  

30
A12/0534/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Christmas Lights

Type/number of model: Model: YS-50L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 50 replaceable miniature lamps in plastic lamp-holders, attached to a colourful paper sheet in the form of a shooting star. Packaged in a transparent plastic bag sealed with colourful paper.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

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

·        The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is not sufficient and the wires could overheat.

·        The wire ends soldered to terminals of the flashing unit and the lamps are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

·        The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit.

·        The lampholder contacts are not protected against loosening and the live parts may 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  

 

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A12/0535/13

Hungary

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Portable radio

Brand: YIMA

Name: FM/TV/AM/SW1-7 RADIO

Type/number of model: Model: YM-122

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable black and silver plastic radio with a plastic handle and a telescopic, 35 cm, metal antenna. The radio operates on the mains or with 2 batteries and is supplied with a mains connector. Packaging is a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The live contacts on the plug of the mains cable are accessible. The dimensions of the mains plug are too small and the user may touch the pins when inserting the plug into the mains socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

32
A12/0536/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: D' an Dian

Name: 2 in 1 Stamd-By Light

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: -

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch with 19+28 LEDs. The housing of the rechargeable torch is made of white plastic, with a black operating button and a red charge indicator lamp. The battery can be charged with a built-in mains supply cord. Packaged in a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

·        The cross-sectional area of the cores in the mains supply cord is not sufficient. In case of a short circuit the wires may overheat and could cause a fire.

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

·        The wire ends of the mains supply cord are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and they may therefore become free and accessible.

·        The storage compartment of the mains has sharp edges. In case of damage to the cord, live parts could become accessible.

·        The protective cover for the LED panel can be removed by hand during charging, resulting in live parts becoming 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  

 

33
A12/0537/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Jump & Fish

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

Model 1: JF-H373

Model 2: JF-H389

Batch number/Barcode: 1201203223022

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, hooded artificial leather jacket for children with zip and four pockets. The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is also available in pink. Model 1 sizes: 8, 10, 14; Model 2 sizes: 12, 14.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring placed in the hood.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

34
A12/0538/13

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Inboard Marine Engine

Brand: Volvo Penta

Name: D13 marine engine

Type/number of model: All specifications of D13 MP including IPS 1050 and IPS 1200 for recreational crafts

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diesel propulsion engines for recreational crafts.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

Under special circumstances a fuel pipe on the engine might break due to fatigue caused by engine vibrations and cause fuel leakage, leading to a fire and explosion hazard.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the products from end users  

Greece,
The Netherlands,
Spain  

35
A12/0539/13

Greece

Category: Stationery

Product: Notebook

Brand: Best

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: S.N. from invoice: 04011005, 04010966 (blue), 04011006 (green)

Batch number/Barcode: barcodes: 5204159110053, 5204159109668 (blue), 5204159110060 (green)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A notebook containing 100 sheets of paper, with a yellow plastic cover. The notebook bears a white label with the brand name, the barcode and space for the personal data of the user.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic cover contains 0.01369 % by mass of cadmium, exceeding the permitted level of 0.01 %.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

36
A12/0540/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passengers car

Brand: Peugeot

Name: 208

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles, with VINs from VF3 CC8HR0 CT050798 to VF3 CCHMW0 DT001255.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

Risk of loosening the rear wheel’s central nut under certain conditions (after shocks or wheel rolling with a seized bearing), which could cause noise, vibration and taking important clearance at the wheel’s hub.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Germany,
Sweden,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Spain,
Finland,
Portugal  

37
A12/0541/13

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Avocado

Name: Aeroplane Lamp

Type/number of model: Ref.: 2679200083

Batch number/Barcode: 8435273158790

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange table lamp, with a shade. The base is in the form of an aeroplane. The packaging is a cylindrical plastic container.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The cable is not protected against abrasion where it is in contact with metal parts. If the cable becomes damaged the user might get an electric shock.

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  

Portugal  

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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.

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