Report 18 (Published on: 10/05/2013)

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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:

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Husaberg

Name: TE 125, TE 250 and TE 300

Type/number of model: TE 125, TE 250 and TE 300

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: 125cc, 250cc and 300cc motorcycle

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Injuries

On the upper part of the chassis of the accelerator handle, there is a risk that the petrol cable comes out of the idler roller and remains stuck between the roller and the chassis, possibly blocking the petrol track and causing a loss of control.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Slovakia,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Austria,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Finland,
Norway  

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set

Brand: Dimasa

Name: The smurfs dance party

Type/number of model: Ref 194-1321m and 194-8889

Batch number/Barcode: 84350941326 and 843501098895

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description:

1. Police set, blister pack of 2 guns with accessories, in retractable plastic. A set of guns with suction pad projectiles.

2. Blister pack of rifle with accessories: handcuffs, police badge and suction pad projectiles.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The suction cups can be easily removed from the projectiles and could be put in the mouth and block the airways.

In addition, warnings and marking required by the standard are missing.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Romania  

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic Toy

Brand: neoClicks

Name: How to...? Magnetic Brainpuzzle

Type/number of model: Magnetic brain puzzle book with magnetic spheres;

Batch number/Barcode: 9789081897105, ISBN 978-90-818971-0-5

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Black book with 216 magnetic, metal spheres on the front and a split card. The black package contains the name in red: “How to...?” and bears the age warning for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily be swallowed by children. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because the magnets have a high magnetic flux value and if more than one small magnet is swallowed they can be attracted to one another through the gut wall, causing perforation or blockage.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark  

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby garments

Brand: Zara

Name: Zara baby

Type/number of model: 8574/508 / 61907

Batch number/Barcode: 8574508505180

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Checked baby garments. The label indicates "Zara baby", the model, barcode and size.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the button on the cuff may came off and could be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Poland  

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: Unknown

Name: Modern Girl, Pretty Girl

Type/number of model: NO.TB203

Batch number/Barcode: 4894302000358

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The set of toys consists of one doll and two dolls’ dresses on the hangers. The head of the doll is made from flexible plastic. It is wearing a pink dress and shoes. The toy is packed in a box with a window and is marked “Modern Girl”, “Pretty Girl”. Approximate size of box is 18 x14 x 4 cm and the doll is 11 cm long.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 38.5% 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.

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

Romania  

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Unknown

Name: Soft Racer

Type/number of model: 218/4

Batch number/Barcode: 808986062186

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of 4 toy train engines for young children, made from soft plastic material; two big engines (one with blue body and orange wheels and one with green body and blue wheels) and two smaller ones (one with red body and green wheels and one with yellow body and mauve wheels). The toy is packed in a blue cardboard box with a window, decorated with yellow, dark blue and red stars. The packaging is marked: “4 pack Soft Racer. Touch me! Squeeze me!”; it has an age restriction “12M+” .

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

In addition, it contains 0.7% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (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.

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

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Honda

Name: Pilot, MDX, Legend, Odyssey, Elysion, Step Wagon

Type/number of model: Type: YF1. The recall concerns vehicles manufactured in 2005.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

A faulty component in the electronic VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) system can cause a brief application of the brakes. If the driver brakes when such a fault occurs, the VSA system may activate the braking assistance function, thus boosting the braking effect. This unexpected and unnecessary braking assistance increases the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Finland  

Austria

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Motobi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

DFE50GY

e13*2002/24*0552*00

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The handbrake lever fitted to the right handlebar is mounted in such a way that the necessary braking force on the front wheel is not achieved. This may lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Volkswagen

Name: UP!

Type/number of model: N/A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: The recall affects certain 2013 vehicles produced between January and March 2013.

Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Incorrectly parameterised airbag control units may have been fitted. For these airbag control units, the diagnosis function of the side crash sensors is deactivated. Should a fault occur in the side airbag system, the fault would not be recognised and the airbag warning light would not be activated. Failure to detect such a fault could lead to an increased risk of injuries for passengers in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Iceland,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Spain,
Bulgaria,
Poland,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Finland,
Norway  

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Seat

Name: Mii

Type/number of model: Mii (AA). The recall concerns certain 2013 model year vehicles, with VINs from AA / DD 320365 to AA / DD 324562.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

Incorrectly parameterised airbag control units may have been fitted. For these airbag control units, the diagnosis function of the side crash sensors is deactivated. Should a fault occur in the side airbag system, the fault would not be recognised and the airbag warning light would not be activated. Failure to detect such a fault could lead to an increased risk of injuries for passengers in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Finland  

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle set

Brand: Beile

Name: Baby Sway Bell

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 4004-3

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The package contains four baby rattles in the shape of a foot, a hand, a round rattle and a face with wings. They are made of brittle plastic with spinning balls containing small beads. Colours: purple, blue, green and pink. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a colour printed card marked "Baby Sway Bell" and "Baby Shakes Bell".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts which can be swallowed by small children.

In addition, the product contains contradictory age warnings on the package.

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  

Romania  

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toys xylophone

Brand: Ioen

Name: 1. Automobile knocks xylophone2. 12 tone strawberry qin

Type/number of model: HXD001

,
HXD002,
HXD003

Batch number/Barcode: 6296681902885

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 5, 8 and 12-note xylophones. One is mounted on a truck. Packaging: a cardboard box marked 'Wooden Toys'.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The products pose the risk of choking because they generate small parts which may easily be swallowed by a child.

The cord on the toy xylophone-truck is too long and may therefore pose a risk of strangulation.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel Charger

Brand: Rb Mobile

Name: Travel Charger for Z320i

Type/number of model:

ST-099A10

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: 3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model Z320i. (not original product).

Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box showing the brand and a picture of the charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

-         The adaptor has not been designed and manufactured to ensure protection against foreseeable hazards. The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

-         The adaptor has inadequately sized pins and excessive force is required to insert and remove the adaptor from a socket. As a result, this could cause mechanical damage to the adaptor and the user may have access to live parts.

In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Light motor vehicle:pick-up

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: L200

Type/number of model: L200 (KA4T/KB4T); MY: 2012 - 2013.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Production period: 28th Jul 2011 – 3th Nov 2011 and 1st Dec 2011 – 11th Oct 2012.

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to low engine power performance, poor idling, "MIL on" and engine stalling. Due to DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) clogging, engine stalling may occur.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Estonia,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Finland  

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel Charger

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mobile

Type/number of model: TC98A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: 3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model E530 (not original product). Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box with the word 'Mobile' written on it.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

-         The adaptor does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.

-         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

-         The adaptor has inadequately sized pins and excessive force is required to insert and remove the adaptor from a socket. As a result, this could damage the socket causing overheating or mechanical damage to the adaptor, and resulting in live parts being exposed to the user.

In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Rope light

Brand: MK

Name: Mains connector set

Type/number of model: Model: 244-001 (DLG-2W-E)

Batch number/Barcode: 9 120010 820663

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: A "do-it-yourself" rope lighting chain, packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns,
Electric shock

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

- live metal parts may become accessible when the user makes the lighting chain.

- The finished product is not protected properly against moisture.

- The rope light's pin contacts can overheat.

This 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  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: Unknown

Name: Nail Art Beds Set

Type/number of model:

Item No.CH-1103-01 1000 A

Batch number/Barcode:

8809271033067

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: Set of 10 yellow plastic nails with decorations. The product is packed in a decorated cardboard box with a transparent window and contains a tube of glue with a white cap, a small tube containing orange liquid, a brush and a box with multi-coloured glitter beads and sticks.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the glue contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

 

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: Meilu Series

Name: Design Nails Nail Art. Beautiful Nails of Charming Ladies.

Type/number of model: Series #A-01

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: Set of 10 white plastic nails with an orange tube of glue. Packed in a plastic bag inside a purple carton with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the glue contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger

Brand: RB Mobile

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TC98A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: 3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model BENQ-SIES68 (not original product). Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box showing the brand and a picture of the charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

-         The adaptor does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.

-         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Luxembourg

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Digital camera

Brand: Kodak

Name: ZX5

Type/number of model: ZX5 (all colours)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Digital camera supplied with a plastic USB mains power supply with a 3-pin plug. Details of the power supply: model number A1299, "Power Adaptor", Emerson Network Power (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT). The power supply was not originally packaged by Kodak.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The top of the power supply is only clipped in place without any retaining screw. The user may thus access live parts. The power supply may also overheat during use.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users and temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product  

 

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used by economic operators in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


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Disclaimer - DE

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