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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 28 (Published on: 19/07/2013)

Notification A11/0043/13 from week 25 of 2013 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX website following clarification of the legal conditions for publication.

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by
notifying country
Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
A12/0867/13

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Beer bath oil

Brand: Traditionelle Bierkosmetik

Name: Bierbad

Type/number of model: Manufactured: 11/2012 Use by: 05/2015

Batch number/Barcode: L502

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

Description: Twin-component foaming bath oil with brewer's yeast and hop extracts. Packaging: colourless PET bottle shaped like a disposable beer bottle. The bottle neck is covered with gold-coloured metallic foil and a band (which must be removed when first opened) and has a white plastic screw top. Diameter of bottle neck opening: approx. 2.0 cm. No dosage aperture.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the liquid contains high content of surfactants which, if swallowed, can be toxic. Due to its characteristic form, appearance and packaging, consumers may mistake the product for foodstuffs and therefore swallow the liquid.

The product does 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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

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

 

2
A12/0868/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: Perez Rincón

Name: Lovely Baby

Type/number of model: 1423

Batch number/Barcode: Lot: 2/13 Bar code: 8435331314236

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: These hairless mini dolls are individually packed in transparent plastic bags with a label bearing the manufacturer's details, the date of manufacture, reference, lot and bar code. Description of packaging: The dolls are packed a dozen to a cardboard box with individual compartments marked: LOVELY BABY, the rear of which has a label containing the following information: the importer's details, the CE marking and Made in China. Another label has the following information: the reference, the identification of the manufacturer and the bar code.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.66% 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: Import rejected at border  

 

3
A12/0869/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' shoes

Brand: babydream

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 'Biene' - 'bee' model

Batch number/Barcode: EAN Code 4305615210858

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Babies shoes made of leather (soles and uppers) and beige textile lining. The shoes are fastened together with a plastic cord, to which a label with markings is also attached. The front part of the shoes has a decorative bee drawing.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of shoes contains up to 40.4 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

4
A12/0870/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Triumph

Name: Tiger 1050i Sport

Type/number of model: Type: 115NG; EC type-approval number: e11*2002/24*1604*

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were built in 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The brake pipes in the ABS modulator may not have been fitted correctly. As a result, the ABS system on the front wheel may fail, leading to a risk of falling.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

5
A12/0871/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy dinosaurs

Brand: Juplay

Name: Dinosaurs

Type/number of model: Manufacturer reference: Q9899/109. Importer reference: 87109

Batch number/Barcode: 8427818871097

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy dinosaurs with detachable parts in various colours. They are packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window on which is marked the brand name, the importer's details, the CE marking, barcode, reference and the country of origin.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The product also contains 3.29 % by weight of diisononyl 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: Import rejected at border  

 

6
A12/0872/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with accessories

Brand: ALEX

Name: Smart Set

Type/number of model: Item: 6076 - NS134683

Batch number/Barcode: 2204930060761

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A small plastic doll with accessories consisting of a hairdryer, a mirror, a necklace, other accessories and a pair of plastic sandals for girls. The product is sold in plastic and cardboard blister packaging. The back of the package indicates the brand, importer's details, CE marking, reference, barcode and country of origin.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic doll (head and shoes) contains up to 27.34 % 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: Import rejected at border  

 

7
A12/0873/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Style

Name: Lovely Girl

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with light blue patterned dress, pink neckband and red shoes. The doll is packed is a plastic case.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's head contains up to 35.6 % 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, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0874/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Silverback Ink

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Black 11

Batch number/Barcode: Lot: B498103012 Batch: B498103012S

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

Description: Black tattoo ink in a plastic bottle of 120 ml with screw top and dispensing nozzle.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (25.03 mg/kg), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 0.20 mg/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 the level of 0.5 ppm recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain  

9
A12/0875/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No 8650-BL, Colour Pink, Size 38

Batch number/Barcode: 1317002413

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Pink ballerina shoes decorated with a bow in the front part, brown soles, light grey insole and leather upper.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 17.2 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,
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

10
A12/0876/13

The Netherlands

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Xadventure

Name: 1. Xadventure safari loopstoel 2. Unknown

Type/number of model: 1.walker safari: 07319 2.unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1.walker safari:8718403073195 2.walker basic lime: 8718403073201

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: 1.Walker safari : packed in cardboard outer packaging; 2.Walker basic lime: packed in transparent plastic packaging;

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the insufficient strength of the braking device. The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0877/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No 8096-BL, Colour Black, Size 36

Batch number/Barcode: 1317002613

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black ballerina shoes with golden rivets on the outside around the heel; light brown insole with a leather upper.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 30.2 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  

 

12
A12/0878/13

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: Redoute creation Edeis

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 402.3315/834.1796

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Blue scarf with dots, 100% viscose, 180*100cm.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 3,3-dimethoxybenzidine in a concentration up to 146 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/0879/13

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: Haléns

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 970871/023061

Batch number/Barcode: 48663-G-11

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Black transparent scarf with lace and embroidery.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 321 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland  

14
A12/0880/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with accessories

Brand: Norah & Matthew

Name: Jolina

Type/number of model: Winter Party, item no. 85026/28.2425

Batch number/Barcode: EAN:7320342824250

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic doll with a purple dress and accessories made of hard plastic. The product is packed in plastic and cardboard blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of the doll's head contains up to 35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and up to 0.58 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The plastic of the doll's legs contains 12 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic of the doll's legs contains up to 0.23 % by mass of diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and up to 2.7 % by mass of diisononyl 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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/0881/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 0264-BL, Colour Black, Size 39

Batch number/Barcode: 0264-BLA39

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black mocassins with light seams, black soles, light grey uppers of the insoles made of leather.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.5 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part. 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  

 

16
A12/0882/13

Bulgaria

Category: Other

Product: Ladder

Brand: PROF

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3+1 steps

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 80000000 - Tools / Equipment - Hand

Description: Portable metal aluminium ladder. The ladder is placed in plastic packaging. There are attached labels with information in Bulgarian about the producer. On the metal platform there is a printed inscription “PROF”.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

Some of the geometric dimensions of the ladder are less than required, as a consequence the user could fall off the ladder.It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use. The steps may be easily detached from the ladder.

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

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

 

17
A12/0883/13

Bulgaria

Category: Other

Product: Ladder

Brand: Kutlu

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 5+1 steps

Batch number/Barcode: 8697433201054

OECD Portal Category: 80000000 - Tools / Equipment - Hand

Description: Portable metal aluminium ladder. The ladder is placed in plastic packaging. There are attached labels with information in Bulgarian about the producer, the material – metal, graphic warnings, instructions for use and an indication of the weight – 150 kg.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

Some of the geometric dimensions of the ladder is less than required, as a consequence the user could fall off the ladder. It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use.

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

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

 

18
A12/0884/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: J.N.S. SPORTS WEAR FOR KIDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: C0887

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age. Available in a combination of dark green and grey and also dark blue and red colours, with a printed inscription on the front MUSIC, RIO DE JANEIRO, NATIONAL ROAD OF THE ELEPHANTS. The hood has been supplied with unattached, functional cords with free ends tied in a knot, whose length is approx. 18 cm. Size 4.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/0885/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Clothing set for girls

Brand: MALI ZMAJ

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PJ022

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Skirt and top for girls. The dress is blue with shoulder straps and has cords at the waist area. The white top has cords in the neck area.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of functional cords at the neck and at the waist 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  

 

20
A12/0886/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ set

Brand: Mali Zmaj

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: H-73

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' clothing set consisting of three parts and intended for children up to 7 years of age. The set consists of a pair of yellow leggings; a dress with patterns of flowers and butterflies in white and purple; and a yellow short-sleeved bolero with the inscription “My” made of attached rhinestones on the front part, and supplied with functional cords in the neck area.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

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

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  

 

21
A12/0887/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rosso Kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XS 0971

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini in white, orange and pink colours, intended for small children aged 3-4 years. The top has been supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and also functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. The bottom has been supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the waist area, whose length is over 140 mm. The free ends of the functional cords have knots at the end. Size 3/4.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the neck and waist area and at the back of the bikini.

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  

 

22
A12/0888/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Rosso Kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XS0021

Batch number/Barcode: 06477391210

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Green girls’' bikini intended for small children aged 3-4 years. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and also functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. Both parts, the upper and the bottom are decorated with a green and white striped frill.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

 

23
A12/0889/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ swimming costume

Brand: Rosso Kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XS 0975

Batch number/Barcode: 06477391210

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ swimming costume consisting of three parts in pink colour with patterns of hearts, intended for small children aged 3-8 years . The upper part is a halter-neck style top which has functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. The bottom part is also supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the waist area, whose length is over 140 mm. The swimming costume is sold with a skirt to be tied at the waist. The cords have knots at the end.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

 

24
A12/0890/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: SunSea

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LQ-010

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' pink trousers with two pockets. The product is decorated with an inscription "dance". The pockets and the inscription are decorated with glued rhinestones. The waist part of the trousers includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the end. Size: 74-98

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses the risk of choking due to the presence of decorative rhinestones that can be easily removed and may be swallowed or inhaled by children.

The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends in the waist area. If the drawstrings become trapped, they could cause the child to fall.

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

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

 

25
A12/0891/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Toyota

Name: Yaris, Verso S.

Type/number of model: Yaris production period: 2010 to 2012. Verso S production period: 2010 to 2011.

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan,
France

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the electric power steering control module of the vehicles concerned, condensed water droplets could attach between the terminals in the relay which supplies power to the power steering motor and cause a short circuit. If this occurred, the power steering assistance could stop working and an increased steering effort would have to be exerted by the driver.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Estonia,
United Kingdom,
Sweden,
Croatia,
Netherlands,
Hungary,
Finland,
Greece,
Norway  

26
A12/0892/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 8650-BL, Colour Black, Size 40

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black ballerina shoe with a decorative bow, black sole and light grey insole with a leather upper

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather (the insole) contains 48.8 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  

 

27
A12/0893/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Kungfu Boy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Soft toy in the form of a white dog with a red collar and white and red checked bow. Big black eyes and black nose. Battery operated.

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 (the eyes).

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  

 

28
A12/0894/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Toy rabbit

Brand: Zoolife

Name: Popeyes

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy in the form of a white rabbit with pop-out eyes. Supplied in a plastic cylinder package with colourful cardboard.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (the eyes).

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  

 

29
A12/0895/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Toy bird

Brand: Angry birds

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy bird with pop-out eyes. Supplied in a plastic box with colourful cardboard.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (the eyes).

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  

 

30
A12/0896/13

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor

Brand: GARANTI'

Name: UNIVERSAL ADAPTER

Type/number of model: supplier code: 87881-g

Batch number/Barcode: 8015450878811

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Set comprising plug/socket conversion adaptors for European, UK, US and Australian standards.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

It is possible to connect one pin of a plug with a live hole of the socket part of an adaptor, while the other live pin is still accessible. The user can access live parts via the holes of the UK and US/AS adaptor.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

31
A12/0897/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Baby Toys

Name: Physical Exercisse

Type/number of model: ITEM NO. 00-60958

Batch number/Barcode: 5906160160958

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy to hang across a pram or a cot. It is made of coloured hard plastic and consists of four figures of elephants. Inside the figures there are rattling elements. They are strung on an elastic cord with two round handles at the ends.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The toy poses a risk of choking as the rattling elements may be easily released from the toy and swallowed by a child.

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  

 

32
A12/0898/13

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mobile phone charger

Brand: Gill Star

Name: Charger

Type/number of model: ACP-12E RR141303

Batch number/Barcode: 5900054404937

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mobile phone charger.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

The clearance distances in the secondary circuits are insufficient and the internal wires are not properly secured. The plastic housing and the components of the charger can catch fire.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/0899/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: Outlander

Type/number of model: GF0W

Batch number/Barcode: Model year: 2013; production period until 28th March 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The power voltage monitoring circuit of the electric power steering system may operate incorrectly, resulting in a failure of the electric power assistance function.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Hungary,
Netherlands,
Sweden,
Finland  

34
A12/0900/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: ASX

Type/number of model: GA1W, GA2W, GA6W

Batch number/Barcode: Model year: 2011; production period until 27th March 2011.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

During the roof glass installation at the factory, the primer may not have been applied properly on the roof glass leading to insufficient chemical bonding between the primer and the glue in specific areas. The consequent insufficient adhesion force between the glass roof panel and the steel body could, in the worst case, result in the roof glass panel detaching from the steel roof panel. Two cases have been reported in Europe.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Germany,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Bulgaria,
Croatia,
Spain,
Malta,
Hungary,
Finland,
Sweden,
Greece,
Poland  

35
A12/0901/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: Outlander

Type/number of model: GF6W

Batch number/Barcode: Model year: 2013. Production period: until 20 May 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Due to improper programming of the engine control unit, the forward collision mitigation system may improperly judge the walls in a tunnel to be another vehicle. As a result, the system may automatically operate the brakes to reduce the vehicle speed.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Hungary,
Netherlands,
Finland,
Sweden,
Slovenia  

36
A12/0903/13

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink

Brand: Eternal

Name: 1.Eternal ink Bright orange 2. Eternal ink Caramel

Type/number of model: Eternal ink Bright orange: lot 09/18/12 exp 09/18/2014; Eternal ink Caramel: lot 12/18/12 exp 12/18/2014;

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Transparent bottle with yellow label and black top. Contains 30 ml.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain azo dyes releasing 156 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-toluidine, 135 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine and 972 mg/kg o-anisidine which are substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up o-toluidine, 2,4-toluenediamine and o-anisidine should not be released from azo dyes in tattoo inks.

The products do not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Italy  

37
A12/0904/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Unknown

Name: Drivabolagen

Type/number of model: Art nr 2.42.1265

Batch number/Barcode: 7315760104954

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A soft toy bear with clothes and hat in blue denim and shoes in red and white made of artificial leather.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk beacuse the shoes of the soft toy contain up to 39% 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

38
A12/0905/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: C31

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Light blue and white bikini for girls aged 7-8. The product is decorated on both pieces with stitched flowers and a printed figure of a girl.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area. Moreover, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

39
A12/0906/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art: A19

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink bikini for girls aged 9-10 years. The bottom of the bikini has a stitched, decorative, fabric stripe. Also, both parts have coloured bows and white dots.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation,
Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A12/0907/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Rae

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: ART: T2206

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Red bikini for girls up to 10 years old. The top of the bikini has stitched, multicoloured flower patterns.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area. Moreover, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/0908/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Alla Prima

Name: Prima Black

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: LOT 1010 Batch: 0820821016

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

Description: Black tattoo ink in a plastic bottle with screw top and dispensing nozzle – 60 ml.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2 ppm of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 ppm.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

42
A12/0909/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No 6241-BL, Colour Black, Size 36

Batch number/Barcode: 1317002813

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black ballerina shoes with gold-coloured rivets on the heal and toe part, black sole and light grey insole with a leather upper.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 26.0 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  

 

43
A12/0910/13

Spain

Category: Food imitating products

Product: Decorative imitation fruits

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. Sweet pepper: ref. 0941010 ,
2. Pear: ref. 0941005

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 8000009410109 ,
2. 8000009410055

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

Description: 2 models of decorative imitation fruits: sweet peppers in red and green colour and pears in brown and yellow. The packaging is a plastic bag containing two units. Each item bears a paper label with the importer's details, barcode and reference.

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, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking. The product does 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Portugal  

44
A12/0911/13

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Strip light

Brand: Aqualux - Aquapromo

Name: Starlicht

Type/number of model: 11-011512

Batch number/Barcode: Code 130021413 1445

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Strip light, 1x36W.

Country of origin: Tunisia

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Electric shock,
Fire

The external cable is not fitted with a cord anchorage device. The product does not have sufficient mechanical resistance.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

45
A12/0912/13

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Strip light

Brand: Aqualux - Aquapromo

Name: Starlicht

Type/number of model: 11-011522

Batch number/Barcode: Code 130021413 1445

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Strip light, 2x36W. Watertight.

Country of origin: Tunisia

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Electric shock,
Fire

The external cable is not fitted with a cord anchorage device. Water can enter the light.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

46
A12/0913/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set

Brand: Canhui

Name: Air Gun Super Shoot Game

Type/number of model: BB905A

Batch number/Barcode: 5904265204492

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The toy consists of an air gun with 6 soft foam projectiles and a target. The gun is made of colourful plastic and is about 250 mm long. The foam projectiles are about 65 mm long and have a suction cup at the end. The plastic target board has stickers with colourful pictures on it.

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 of the children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

47
A12/0914/13

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child’s car seat

Brand: Maxi-Cosi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CITI SPS

Batch number/Barcode: Concerned batches were produced between week 20th of 2012 and week 22nd of 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Child's car seat with black and red cover. The product is intended for children weighing from 0-13 kg and designed to be used in a car and fixed with the seat belts.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

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Injuries

A small percentage of the lock harness buckles may have a manufacturing defect. It is possible that under external impact the lock will open automatically, posing a risk of injuries to small children.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Iceland,
Croatia,
Spain,
Sweden,
Austria  

48
A12/0915/13

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child’s bicycle seat

Brand: B’TWIN

Name: B’Clipp BB Carrier Steppy

Type/number of model: Model: 1612311

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Child's bicycle seat to be mounted on the bicycle rack.

Country of origin: Portugal

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Injuries

Some of the seats may be defective because the restraint belts supporting a child may be equipped with incorrectly sewn belts. In such a situation, the belts do not provide a proper protection and consequently it can lead to the ejection of the seat and the child may be injured.

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

Portugal,
Hungary  

49
A12/0916/13

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child’s bicycle seat

Brand: B’TWIN

Name: Steppy- On Frame

Type/number of model: Art. no. 1307009

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Child's bicycle seat to be mounted on the bicycle frame.

Country of origin: Portugal

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Injuries

Some of the seats may be defective because the restraint belts supporting a child may be equipped with incorrectly sewn belts. In such a situation, the belts do not provide a proper protection and consequently it can lead to the ejection of the seat and the child may be injured.

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

Sweden,
Germany,
Portugal  



Other risk levels Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

50
A11/0046/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy cars and aeroplanes

Brand: Plasto

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model no 2002, 2012,2013, 2014, 2112, 2113, 1643, 1500, Model no 2016, 1504 (not sold in Sweden)

Batch number/Barcode: EAN Codes: 6410310115006, 6410310116430, 6410310320141,
6410315021135, 6410315521130, 6410315521123, 6410310121120,
6410310320134, 6410310320127, 6410310320028

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic toy cars and aeroplanes in bright colours; blue, yellow, green and red with black wheels. The toys are sold in groups of 4 and 5 in cardboard boxes. Only products sold between February 2013 and March 2013 are affected.

Country of origin: Finland

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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the wheels) which are in the package, detached from the toys, and could be swallowed by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland  



(*)

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


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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.

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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.

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