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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 25 (Published on: 28/06/2013)

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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
A12/0749/13

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting Equipment

Product: LED spotlight

Brand: LED Hut

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GU10-8W-WW

Batch number/Barcode: 5055726701644

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Silver GU10 LED spotlight bulb with white end. Non-dimmable. Voltage AC100-240V. Packaging in white box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The creepage distances are not sufficient and basic insulation is in direct contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN60968 and EN62031.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/0750/13

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: UV lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name: 36 Watt Gel Curing UV Lamp

Type/number of model: 818

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Gel curing UV lamp for nails.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the main insulation for the internal conductors and the power cord is accessible via the openings of the lampholder.

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

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

 

3
A12/0751/13

Italy

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED torch

Brand: DP

Name: LES Super Capacity Light Torch

Type/number of model: LED 928

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED torch made of plastic with a rechargeable battery. The product is packaged in a clear plastic blister with cardboard backing.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - when the device is plugged into the mains the live pins of the plug are accessible; - when the device is opened, without the aid of a tool, live parts that are not insulated from the mains power supply are accessible; - the creepage distances between parts that could become live if the primary insulation becomes damaged and accessible metal parts are too small.

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  

 

4
A12/0752/13

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: PBN Electronics

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: W6-06252-E27-LC

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED lamp with E27 socket, 220-240 V, 3000 K

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The user can get an electric shock from exposed live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

5
A12/0753/13

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Plush rucksack

Brand: Together plus

Name: Super Mario plush backpack

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5016743103088

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plush rucksack in the form of the character from the 'Super Mario' video game. The character is dressed in red and blue.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (metal zipper). The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71 -1.

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

Luxembourg  

6
A12/0754/13

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hot water bag

Brand: Kevi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ky-c

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Device for heating the human body locally, consisting of a bag to be filled up with water which is heated electrically.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The electrical insulation between the electrodes at mains voltage and the accessible casing is not sufficient.

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

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

 

7
A12/0755/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Triumph

Name: 1) Tiger 800, Tiger 800XC 2) Speed Triple, Speed Triple R 3) Street Triple, Street Triple R 4) Daytona 675, Daytona 675R 5) Tiger 1050 6) Tiger Sport 7) Street Triple, Street Triple R 8) Street Triple 70KW 9) Daytona 675, Daytona 675R

Type/number of model: 1) Type: A08 approval number: e11*2002/24*1048* 2) Type: 515NV approval number: e11*2002/24*1049* 3) Type: D67LD approval number: e11*2002/24*0611* 4) Type: D67LC approval number: e11*2002/24/0803* 5) Type: 115NG approval number: e11*2002/24/0440* 6) Type: 115NG approval number: e11*2002/24*1604* 7) Type: L67LR approval number: e11*2002/24*1512* 8) Type: L67LR3 approval number: e11*2002/24*1533* 9) Type: H67 approval number: e11*2002/24*1592*

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle. Construction years 2012 to 2013

Country of origin: Thailand,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The stems of the indicators can break, with the result that other road users will not be able to see in which direction the rider wishes to turn. This can lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

United Kingdom,
Austria,
Greece,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Denmark  

8
A12/0756/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Unknown

Name: "Seifenblasen" - bubbles

Type/number of model: DNP7 113

Batch number/Barcode: 94793001241000000050

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Opaque blue plastic cylinder containing soap-bubble blowing solution, with screw cap also in opaque blue plastic. The cap contains an integrated mini-game of skill consisting of a silver-coloured ball beneath a transparent blue plastic cover. The cylinder contains a clear liquid of low viscosity and a plastic ring wand for making bubbles, attached to the cap.

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas spec ( 8.0 x 106 cfu/ml) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (6.5 x106 cfu/ml).There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Slovenia  

9
A12/0757/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Facial vapour steamer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Ion Vapour Steamer

Type/number of model: 3338

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Facial vapour steamer in white with a blue nozzle. Voltage: AC 220-240V 50/60Hz. Power: 450W. In white and red cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is access to conductive parts that are separated from live parts only by basic insulation and are not connected to the earth conductor.

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

Voluntary measures: Import rejected at border  

 

10
A12/0758/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Vaporiser

Brand: Fuzion

Name: Fuzion Vaporizer

Type/number of model: DVR-500

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Herbal and aromatherapy vaporiser in various colours with glass globe and ceramic electrofusion heating element.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Metal parts are exposed when the glass dome is removed which could become live if the heating element failed. The power lead has only single-insulation with no earth connection.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0759/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Drawing board

Brand: OEKAKI HOUSE

Name: Ardoise magique

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic drawing board with a wooden frame in the shape of a house, includes an abacus and three stamps.

Country of origin: Japan

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (round stamp) may be swallowed or inhaled by children.

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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

12
A12/0760/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: BMW

Name: 3 Series

Type/number of model: 3 series E46

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.Production period: May 1999 – August 2006

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

A degradation of the inflator propellant for the front passenger air bag could occur over time. This could lead in very rare cases to an overly aggressive combustion of the propellant during an airbag deployment possibly resulting in separation of the airbag housing and injury of the vehicle occupant.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Germany,
United Kingdom,
Finland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Greece,
Denmark,
Netherlands  

13
A12/0761/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: WL Whitehouse

Name: Fashion doll

Type/number of model: Item no. 61940 (62151)

Batch number/Barcode: Batch no. 4312 Bar code 5038104619403

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll (29cm) wearing various dresses/outfits and red plastic shoes. The doll has blond hair and blue eyes. Packaging consists of a pink cardboard box with transparent plastic window at the front, below which the words "Fashion Doll" are marked. "Fashion Doll" is also marked on the two sides of the box, which is decorated with pink stars. Box dimensions (h) 30cm x (w) 8cm x (d) 4cm

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head and the plastic arm of the doll contain high levels of Di-butyl phthalate (DBP) and 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.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

14
A12/0762/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy play set

Brand: WL Whitehouse

Name: Happy Time

Type/number of model: Item no. 62342

Batch number/Barcode: batch no. 4412

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: White plastic pony (11cm high) with small wings and and a pink fibre mane and tail. Small pink hearts are printed on the back of the pony. The set also contains a heart shaped pink plastic mirror, green brush in the shape of a four leaf clover and three small plastic dragonfly shaped hair clips of different colours. The plastic pony and accessories may come in various colours. Plastic transparent packaging on colourfully printed backing card with cartoon pictures of the ponies, marked "Happy Time", "Regale Toy", "Dress up Games" and "3+ ages".

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% 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.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

15
A12/0763/13

Greece

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cleaning product

Brand: BUZIL

Name: G440 Perfekt

Type/number of model: Classic edition

Batch number/Barcode: 4 100660 005059

OECD Portal Category: 47000000 - Cleaning / Hygiene Products

Description: Yellow alkaline solution in white transparent bottle with flip-flop white cap. Volume: 1lt. The front side label is blue and bears information about the brand name, the product and the capacity. The back side is white and bears some instructions for use and warnings in various languages, warning pictograms, the irritant “X” symbol, pH 13, barcode and details about the manufacturer.

Country of origin: Germany

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Burns,
Chemical

Some required warnings and safety information are missing from the labelling. This could lead to misuse of the product and in consequence accidents could occur.

The product does not comply with the Annex VI of the Directive 67/548/EE, with Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) 648/2004.

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

Germany  

16
A12/0764/13

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic Doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: My Baby

Type/number of model: NO:668

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic doll with blue and cream coloured hair wearing a green dress and blue boots. The toy is made of flexible plastic, approximately 24 cm long. The doll is packed in a transparent plastic bag bearing the name of product, the number of model, CE marking and warnings. There is a flower-shaped mirror in the bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The toy poses a chemical risk because the doll contains 21.9% 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.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

17
A12/0765/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Rocking horse

Brand: Sanle Toys - YZSLToys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy horse that can be used as both a rocking horse and a ride-on toy. Foldable rollers are attached to the base for this purpose. Three mignon batteries can be inserted inside the toy (access through the base). Pushing a button in the horse’s left ear plays a melody. The product is equipped with a two-part harness that can easily be removed without using tools.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking as the battery compartment is easily accessible and small batteries can be swallowed by small children. Moreover, the wing nuts fixing the foldable rollers can also easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The product poses a risk of injuries because the foldable rollers can easily crush and cause injuries to children.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users,
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

18
A12/0766/13

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Body cleansing detox machine

Brand: Detoxas

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SYK-5B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: The device is packaged in a cardboard box. The person immerses their bare feet in the footbath with water and salt. An immersed electrode provides an electric current

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product does not have any protection against electric current and/or voltage surges. As a result, if there is too much salt in the water in footbath, the user can receive a fatal electric shock.

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

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

 

19
A12/0767/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: FreeStar

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1) Style: z07 2) Style: z05

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1) Bikini in white and pink colour, intended for girls of 7-8 years old. The bikini is decorated with multicoloured flowers and circle figures. It is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back.

2) Bikini in pink colour, intended for girls of 7-8 years old. The bikini is decorated with stars and has the wording "High musical'' printed on both items. The bikini is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area. The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/0768/13

Spain

Category: Furniture

Product: Garden Furniture

Brand: Garden Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Balcony set: table set +2 chairs.

Batch number/Barcode: EAN codes for balcony sets comprised of one table and two chairs: 3245675619998 in black, 3245675620000 in blue, 3245675620017 in fuchsia, 3245675620031 in brown, 245675620024 in yellow and 3245675620048 in white. EAN codes for chairs: 3245675619875 in black, 3245675619882 in blue, 245675619899 in fuchsia, 3245675619905 in green, 3245675619912 in brown and 3245675619929 in white.

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: Balcony set comprised of one table and two foldable textilene chairs. They have painted steel tubing with a fabric seat and backrest. The chairs are also sold separately.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the foldable chairs do not have sufficient mechanical strength and may break during use.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

21
A12/0769/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: Angel-Kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 118

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Purple trousers for children aged 12 years old. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist area, the length of which is approx. 34 cm when pulled to the intended size.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends 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  

 

22
A12/0770/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Children scooter

Brand: Fashion Scooter

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Scooter with three platic wheels, a metal frame, a platform and a handlebar with grips. Under the platform is an electronic light equipment. Scooter does not have brake. The grips are attached to the textile ribbons and handlebar tube is attached to a plastic basket. Handlebar height can be set only to a small extent by sliding tubes into the handlebar control system and tighten the clamp with a wrench. Scooter is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries because it's not sufficiantly stable and doesn't have brakes, consequently it may lead to accidents.

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

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

 

23
A12/0771/13

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: Tesco / Dobbies Essential

Name: Lawn Mower

Type/number of model: ELM 032012 / EM320ZQY-6

Batch number/Barcode: Tesco ELM 032012 - all serial numbers. Dobbies EM320ZQY-6: 20121113xxxx, 20121205xxxx, 20130202xxxx

OECD Portal Category: 81000000 - Lawn / Garden Supplies

Description: Electric 1000W lawnmower, blue in colour with black grassbox attachment.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

The motor can overheat. With continued use, the product could potentially catch fire.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

24
A12/0772/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: ExtraStar

Name: Alargador 4 bases con interruptor - 4 ways socket-outlet with switch

Type/number of model: KF-04-K-D

Batch number/Barcode: 8432011612736

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Extension lead of four sockets and switch, with a cable length of 1.5 metres. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a flap showing the brand, the importer's details, the CE marking, the reference, the barcode and the country of origin.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Live parts of the sockets are accessible because there are no shutters protecting the holes in the sockets. As a result, an electric shock, through direct or indirect contact, can occur when handled. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

25
A12/0773/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' clothing

Brand: Coquelicot

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 076/13 and 075/13

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: - Ref. 076/13: White fabric dungarees, size 6 months with four buttons on the lower part, two on the front and two on the straps, all with a diameter of 12 mm. - Ref. 075/13: A baby's outfit, size 1 year, comprising pants and a blouse. The pants do not have buttons, whereas the blouse has five buttons with a diameter of 12 mm.

Country of origin: Paraguay

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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the buttons can be easily detached, resulting in small parts which children could put in the mouth and swallow.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

26
A12/0774/13

Bulgaria

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Mini rockets

Brand: ENIGMA

Name: Star Rocket

Type/number of model: model ЕМ1047/6

Batch number/Barcode: manufacturing code 36F268/019/11

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Mini rockets, category 2.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The angle of flight of the rocket exceeds 30 degrees to vertical. In addition, the rocket may not function completely. There is consequently a risk that persons will be hit by pieces of the firework.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

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

 

27
A12/0775/13

France

Category: Hobby and sports equipment

Product: Ski wax

Brand: Broko

Name: HP3 High Fluoro Liquid

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Metal tube containing 75 ml of ski wax in transparent plastic packaging. (15 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm)

Country of origin: Italy

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Chemical

The product contains a majority of alicyclic and aliphatic hydrocarbons which is harmful by inhalation. The required pictograms, risk phrases and relevant safety advice are not present on the product labelling. In addition, the packaging is not child-resistant and there is no tactile warning.

The product does not comply with the Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

28
A12/0776/13

Bulgaria

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Small battery

Brand: TROPIC

Name: MAGMA

Type/number of model: model 716-3

Batch number/Barcode: manufacturing code 36F181/047/12

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Small Battery, category 2.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The product may not function completely. There is consequently a risk that persons will be hit by pieces of the firework. The sound pressure level is too high.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

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

 

29
A12/0777/13

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body milk

Brand: Larissa

Name: Lait de Beaute Carotte

Type/number of model: Action rapide

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Moisturizing body milk in an orange plastic bottle with gold, green, white and black characters and orange cap. Volume 250 ml.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone (1,4-dihydroxy benzene), the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

30
A12/0778/13

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Clairmen

Name: Lightening Program For Men- Cream Formula

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Cream in a plastic container of 300 ml with a black cap. The labelling on the back part bears the list of ingredients and the indications " Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose yourself to sunshine. Product colour change does not affect product quality in any way" in French and English.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

31
A12/0779/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Lulanjina

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 69362177100256 Batch: AE0622A06

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

Description: The product is packed in a red cardboard box with a picture of a Chinese woman and print in Chinese.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (24000 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

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A12/0780/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: E`Yôute

Name: Whitening spot removing cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6932511250213

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

Description: Whitening spot removing cream packed in a red cardboard box with a picture of a woman's face.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (6900 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/0781/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles

Brand: Jumbo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: ZC94-1

Batch number/Barcode: 0261973000033

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: A candle in the form of a tangerine sliced into two halves – the consumer packaging consists of 6 candles. On the packaging there is a label with the following information: “Importer for Bulgaria: Jumbo". The label does not contain any information about the producer.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size (sliced tangerine), 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 products do 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

34
A12/0782/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Speckle Doctor

Name: White Skin Care - Skin Magic Power Instauration

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Batch number: CM1183

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: Whitening spot removing cream in a red and orange cardboard box with a picture of a woman's face.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (9700 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

35
A12/0783/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: LINLINSHIJIE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: style A12-013; style XU03

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1. Children’s clothing set in three parts with functional cords in the neck area. Grey and purple colours. 2. Children’s clothing set in three parts with functional cords in the neck area. The sets are available in various colours.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

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

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

 

36
A12/0784/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s top

Brand: Breeze Girls

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s top in two colours – pink and cyclamen. Sizes, 98, 116, 104, 128. On the front there is an inscription "SUMMER SWEETHEARTS, Breeze girls". There are functional cords in the neck area intended to be tied at the back.

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.

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  

 

37
A12/0785/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: WANEX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: W71PN1 – 5967 CODE, barcode 8001234655839

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s trousers with cords in the waist area

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 that are not attached at one point.

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  

 

38
A12/0786/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: PEROS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1000001000756

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s dress supplied with cords in the neck area. There is a label with information in Bulgarian in blue and white colours.

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.

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  

 

39
A12/0787/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Miss Bulissya

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 5375

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s dress supplied with functional cords in the neck area. There is a textile label with the following information - „Miss Bulissya”, size, age, made in Turkey, treatment and maintenance symbols; in white colour with flowers.

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.

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  

 

40
A12/0788/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Parah kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3405 9000 VI05 bubble

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s dress supplied with functional cords in the neck area. There is a textile label with information in Bulgarian and the indicated selling price. There is an additionally attached label with the following information: „Parah kids”, art. 3405 9000 VI05 bubble, size, price.

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.

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  

 

41
A12/0789/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Yimei

Name: Whitening spot-removing suit

Type/number of model: CM-1068

Batch number/Barcode: 6928286400120

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

Description: Green cardboard box with white label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury compound (5.800 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

42
A12/0790/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Universal Black

Name: Sumi Black

Type/number of model: Item Code 13296

Batch number/Barcode: Use-by date: 12/2015

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

Description: Small glass bottle with screw cap; black liquid

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 1151 µg/kg, which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded that level.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovenia  



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43
A11/0042/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Water repellent coating

Brand: Regen-Teufel

Name: Biostein

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 47000000 - Cleaning / Hygiene Products

Description: The liquid is contained in 250 ml bottles. The logo contains red horns on either side of a two-coloured round stone.

Country of origin: France

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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to easy flammability, about which the users are not adequately warned.

The product does not comply with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (No 1999/45/EC).

Compulsory measures: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks  

 

45
A11/0044/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Gun Leneer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 82275010264478

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Two plastic knives with silver-coloured blade and black ringed grip for insertion of the fingers, contained in a blister pack made from a laminated piece of coloured card. The upper section has the stylised name of the toy in the centre and an image of a ‘ChiPs’ US motorcycle police officer. The word ‘Cool’ is written vertically on the right of the lower section.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The points protruding from the grip of the daggers are dangerously sharp. The points protruding from the grip of the daggers are dangerously sharp and could injure a child using the toy. None reported. EN 71-1:2005 and A9:2009 Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

Compulsory measures: Other  

 



(*)

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.

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.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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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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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.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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