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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 33 (Published on: 23/08/2013)

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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
A12/1095/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up remover

Brand: Essence

Name: Eye make-up remover oil-free

Type/number of model: Art.- Nr. 22299/EAN: 4250035222991

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: DE.AB.17

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

Description: Eye make-up remover.

Country of origin: Austria

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains Burkholderia cepacia.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Slovenia,
Slovakia,
Spain  

2
A12/1096/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Car seat

Brand: Recaro

Name: Expert, Spezialist, Speed and Orthopäd

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Seats manufactured between 4 and 14 June 2013

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Car seat.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The fastening clip for the backrest on the seat frame has not been installed. This could potentially cause the backrest to fail in the event of a rear or lateral collision.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Finland,
Croatia,
Denmark,
Spain,
Sweden  

3
A12/1098/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Unknown

Name: Cartoon Cars

Type/number of model: NO MQ 333-1 / NO MQ 333-2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy fire engine, battery-driven, with music and lights.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The rubber wheel can be detached and is a small part that could be swallowed by a young 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  

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

 

4
A12/1099/13

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Sunglasses

Brand: Claire's

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 38517

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Green-framed sunglasses with no case or packaging; they have a cardboard label.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The sunglasses have a category 4 protection filter but the labelling indicates category 3. Given that they do not have the warning 'Not suitable for driving motor vehicles or road use', which is required for category 4 sunglasses, consumers may use them while driving. This could affect the user's vision and might lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1836.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/1100/13

Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo and bath gel

Brand: Nickelodeon

Name: Shampoo & Bath Gel

Type/number of model: ref. 1904, lot 0072075

Batch number/Barcode: 5206642000018

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

Description: Shampoo and bath gel. The packaging is a 300 ml plastic bottle with a pink cap, decorated with the children's character 'Dora the Explorer'.

Country of origin: Unknown


THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
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Microbiological

The product contains mesophilic aerobic microorganisms. Contact with the contaminated product via the skin could trigger an internal infection through any kind of wound.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/1101/13

Czech Republic

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 138 Polaris

Type/number of model: CZ 1611-M24.6

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with electronics for various switching modes.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The wiring to the controller is not securely attached and the thickness of the conductor insulation is insufficient.

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  

 

7
A12/1102/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Kennel und Schmenger Shuhmanufaktur

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 71-10050.123 according to sales document; number stamped into shoe: 710 050 Bronzo 40

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Brown sandals with a side zip.

Country of origin: Unknown

No pictures are available

Chemical

The leather lining of the shoes contains 24 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  

 

8
A12/1103/13

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: Unknown

Name: Art Nails

Type/number of model: Item No. JR 1209260

Batch number/Barcode: 8663326325602

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A set of 12 plastic, false fingernails in different colours to be attached with glue contained in a green tube with the inscription MEIJIAMEI. The wholesale pack contains 12 packs of nails.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/1104/13

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke detector

Brand: Signalys

Name: Detecteur Avertisseur Autonome de Fumée

Type/number of model: HS-104 – ref.: 403710

Batch number/Barcode: Batch 10/2012

OECD Portal Category: 83000000 - Building Products

Description: Smoke detector sold in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Asphyxiation

The smoke detector is not sufficiently sensitive. The failure to detect commonly occurring types of fire prevents users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the risk of fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 114604.

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

 

10
A12/1105/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Nurse-A-Baby

Name: Melissa

Type/number of model: 2.11.0206

Batch number/Barcode: 7315760109959

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A baby doll with white and pink clothes. The packaging is made of soft, transparent PVC plastic.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The packaging poses a risk for the environment because the plastic in the packaging contains up to 474 mg/kg of cadmium.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation 1907/2006 and with the Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/1106/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Squeeze toy

Brand: Shrilling Chicken

Name: Pud Bully III

Type/number of model: 660275

Batch number/Barcode: 66027527818

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A chicken made of yellow and red plastic that makes a screaming sound when squeezed.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the plastic in the chicken contains up to 10% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/1107/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: BMW

Name: X5, X6, 730d/740d, 520d, X3 2.0d, 116d/118d/120d/123d Hatch, 118d/120d/123d Convertible/Coupe (E60 E61 E70 E71 E8x F01 F02).

Type/number of model: X5,

X6,

730d/740d,

520d,

X3 2.0d,

116d/118d/120d/123d Hatch,

118d/120d/123d Convertible/Coupe (E60 E61 E70 E71 E8x F01 F02).

Batch number/Barcode: Production dates: from 05/2009 to 11/2009.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

Electrically weak contacts may occur on the PCB of the fuel filter heater. As a result, under unfavourable conditions, individual components on the PCB of the fuel filter heater may overheat and cause a fire in the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Malta,
Croatia,
Sweden,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Greece  

13
A12/1108/13

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: Sky Soaring

Name: Fringed iris art nail

Type/number of model: Item No. XS708

Batch number/Barcode: 6568561654758

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A set of 12 plastic nails with different decoration and a red tube of glue with a white cap. The packaging is a plastic bag inserted into a small box with CE marking.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/1109/13

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: Mei jia er

Name: Office Girls

Type/number of model: MJE-030D

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A set of plastic false nails in the form of a French manicure. Packaging consists of a plastic container with 12/24 false nails and glue in a red tube, inserted into a plastic box. The front of package has text in English ("so natural .. better than your own").

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Croatia  

15
A12/1110/13

Czech Republic

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: False nails

Brand: K. nail

Name: Art nails

Type/number of model: Item No. # KP-818

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A set of plastic, false nails in different colours. Packaging consists of a plastic bag with 10 nails and glue in a red tube. On the front of the package is also the text: BEST QUALITY.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Romania  

16
A12/1111/13

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Babies' crawling shoes

Brand: Sterntaler

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.55320, size: 21/22, colour: 943

Batch number/Barcode: 4 004701 030812

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Beginners' crawling shoes size 21/22; upper made of grey-brown leather, lined around the front part of the foot with pale beige-grey fabric; sole (unlined) made of pale grey leather; appliquéd blue leather stripes and a dark blue car.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chromium VI in a concentration up to 10.4 mg/kg. Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Other  

Austria  

17
A12/1112/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name: Alfa Romeo 8C

Type/number of model: Type: 920; EC type-approval no: e1*KS*0012*00; sales description: 8C; year of manufacture: 2007- 2009

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

Owing to uneven application of the anti-corrosion coating, the rear track rods may break and cause loss of control over the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Croatia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Austria  

18
A12/1113/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Light sandals

Brand: Bioline

Name: Gesunde Schuhe

Type/number of model: Product ref.: 474005021809

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 4050628715301

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sandals with black plastic straps, black outer sole and velcro fastening.

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Chemical

The leather parts of the sandals contain 15 g/kg of chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

 

19
A12/1114/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy

Brand: Leyuan

Name: Cartoon Airplane

Type/number of model: Name/type AB000632; serial no: 9001

Batch number/Barcode: 8601301291924

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery-operated pull-along toy in the form of a helicopter with a brightly coloured pilot seated in it. Music and light are activated when the helicopter moves. There are brightly coloured insertable pieces inside the toy and a transparent plastic ball-shaped rattle in the tailplane.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The toy can break releasing small parts which could be swallowed by young children and cause choking.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

20
A12/1115/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Feng Sheng

Name: Bear Paradise

Type/number of model: Type: AA010776; serial no: FW-2013

Batch number/Barcode: 8601301291986

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery-operated, brightly coloured plastic toy in the form of a car; light and music are activated when the car moves. The passenger compartment holds a small bear, behind which is a column with a bear's head and rings with built-in plastic balls.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The toy can break releasing small parts which pose a risk of choking.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 


(*)

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

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

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.

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Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

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http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_fr.htm

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