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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 34 (Published on: 30/08/2013)

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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: (*)

2
A12/1119/13

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Folding electric bicycle

Brand: JR Speed

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: JR 081

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Folding bicycle with aluminium frame. Sold with a bag for carrying, battery charger and converter.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock,
Injuries

There is a risk of electric shock because live parts are exposed. There is a risk of injury following a fall because of the ineffective braking system and because the handlebars and frame can break. The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant standards IEC 60884-1 and EN 14764.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

3
A12/1120/13

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas LED lighting chain

Brand: Magic Christmas

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 009-500540

Batch number/Barcode: 2007009500546

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Christmas LED lighting chain with flasher unit, packed in a red cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The plastic enclosure of the flasher unit can catch fire easily.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/1121/13

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Nail glue

Brand: UNU Bond

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art.No.01848

Batch number/Barcode: EAN8026501018483

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

Description: Set of 5 little plastic bottles of nail glue, packed in transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

5
A12/1122/13

Germany

Category: Lighting chains

Product: LED lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 10 LED Rope Lights

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED lighting chain (rope light) with electronic control unit.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no cord anchorage on the control electronics at the wiring entry point and the wiring is anchored only by the solder connections.

In addition, the product poses a chemical risk because the solder has a high lead content (38%).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Croatia  

6
A12/1123/13

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Children's pool set

Brand: CREATIVE

Name: Basketball aqua action

Type/number of model: Item.No. 5690

Batch number/Barcode: 7 27565 05690 6

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A pool set which includes three coloured balls and one hoop with a net.

Country of origin: Israel

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the grip of the hoop contains 13.20 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.71 % by weight di-butyl phthalate (DBP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/1124/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Steering-wheel cover

Brand: My and Car

Name: Pick Up Truck

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Steering-wheel cover, approx. 40 cm in diameter and 3 cm wide, made of black plastic material. Packaging: clear plastic bag with a brightly coloured cardboard label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) content detected in the product's outer black plastic material exceeds 1 000 mg/kg.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

8
A12/1125/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle

Brand: Lifetime Games

Name: Brain game

Type/number of model: Art. 35338

Batch number/Barcode: 871125235338

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Puzzle consisting of irregularly bent, silver-coloured metal letters.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 34.5 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/1126/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED strip light

Brand: Viking

Name: Single Color LED List

Type/number of model: LED strip light:07101 Power supply:KDL-12100

Batch number/Barcode: 7316040071010

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED strip light supplied with a power supply ("AC/DC adapter" model:12100). Sold in a black-green cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The power supply unit supplied with the LED light poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

 

10
A12/1127/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic unicorn figure

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Magazine 'Die Prinzessin und das Einhorn' issue 2/2013

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic unicorn figure - free gift with the magazine 'Die Prinzessin und das Einhorn', issue 2/2013.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.7 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/1128/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: BMW

Name: 1 series, 5 series, 7 series, X3, X5, X6

Type/number of model: Types: 187, 1K2, 1K4, 182, 1C, 560L, 701, 7L, X83, X70 Sales designations: 1 series, 5 series, 7 series, X3, X5, X6 with diesel engine, EC type approvals: e1*2001/116*0287*, e1*2007/46*0273*, e1*2007/46*0283*, e1*2001/116*0352*, e1*2007/46*0277*, e1*2001/116*0230*, e1*2001/116*0490*, e1*2007/46*0276*, e1*2001/116*0249*, e1*2001/116*0420*

Batch number/Barcode: Concerns vehicles built between May 2009 and November 2009.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

An unreliable internal contact in the fuel filter heater can lead to the fuel filter heater being permanently activated, even when the vehicle is stationary. In a few isolated cases, the fuel filter heater may as a result become overheated.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Croatia,
Spain,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Hungary,
Finland  

12
A12/1129/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: Kanlux

Name: LED Lamp

Type/number of model: NESTA-LED54-E27-WW

Batch number/Barcode: 5905339083807

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED lamp, sold in a blue-white-yellow cardboard box. Technical specifications: DR-6W-E27, 220-240V, 50/60Hz, 3000-3400K

Country of origin: Poland

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Electric shock

LED lamp poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the live parts of the lamp and accessible parts are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.

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

 

13
A12/1130/13

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable Swim-Ring

Brand: SUNCO

Name: 20'' Printed Swim Ring

Type/number of model: Item.No:#T-8620

Batch number/Barcode: 013517886203

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Inflatable 20'' swim-ring printed with various cartoon figures. The product is packed in a transparent bag. Model number, barcode and manufacturer's name are written on a card inside the package.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the swim-ring contains 14.03 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the swim-ring valve contains 3.51 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition,the swim-ring contains 8.25 % by weight di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and the swim-ring valve contains 27.85 % by weight di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/1131/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' dress

Brand: Bebemsy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 2528

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: White dress with red polka dots for babies. The dress is decorated with glued rhinestones, embroidered flowers and a heart. There is a large ribbon on the dress with free ends. Size: 62

Country of origin: Turkey

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Choking,
Injuries

The rhinestones pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth.

The free ends of the ribbon could become trapped causing injuries.

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  

 

15
A12/1132/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Dolls

Brand: Noblest Show

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model. 037

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5823331124062

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Two dolls with accessories in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The head of the doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Measured value: 27% by weight.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

16
A12/1133/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' cardigan

Brand: Feng Da

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: K 120

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink cardigan with zip for babies. The product is decorated with crocheted flowers and sewn-on beads. Size: 2

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The beads on the cardigan pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth.

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

 

17
A12/1134/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: AFEIL

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: ZSH53121C

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's jeans with embroidered stars decorated with glued rhinestones. Size: 2

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The rhinestones pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth.

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

 

18
A12/1135/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' T-shirt

Brand: Disney Minnie Mouse

Name: Cactus Clone

Type/number of model: Model: DISM-GTJM32170

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5 999079 902924

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' pink T-shirt with the inscription "Minnie", decorated with rhinestones. Size: 3/ 98-104.

Country of origin: China


The product may be counterfeit
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Choking

The rhinestones pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth.

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

 

19
A12/1136/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toy

Brand: New Kai Li

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: ST566

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 8586016672148

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Eight orange coloured, squeezable plastic, whistling fishes in a transparent polythene bag with a cardboard label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The plastic material of the toy contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Measured value: 19% by weight of DEHP.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

20
A12/1137/13

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Soft Balls

Brand: Force Link

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Batch No: 20120915

Batch number/Barcode: 9907112604298

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Two multicoloured, soft balls in a plastic transparent bag. The brand name, model barcode and warnings are written on the card which closes the bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the green-white ball contains 0.48 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the multicoloured ball contains 0.40 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/1138/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Control arm bracket

Brand: Topran

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 500 192 (set): 509284, 509449, 509559, 509873, 510024, 510180, 510415, 510633, 511191, 511988, 512137, 512435 500 134 (left): 510180, 510415, 510633, 511321, 511534, 511717 500 135 (right): 510180, 510415, 511191, 511717, 511885 500

Batch number/Barcode: The control arm brackets concerned were sold between 11 May 2012 and 21 May 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Control arm brackets.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

Impurities in the casting can cause the control arm bracket to break.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Netherlands,
Croatia,
Denmark,
Finland  

22
A12/1139/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Babies' mobile

Brand: Heng Run

Name: Animal Mobile

Type/number of model: Model: 2223

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 6162991140425

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy intended to be hung above a baby's bed. It consists of a plastic frame with four arms, a hangable plush flower and four hangable plush animals. Packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The eyes and noses of the animal figures pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

23
A12/1140/13

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mosquito killer

Brand: DGK

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3760003991671

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mosquito killer – 220-230 V

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

There is access to live parts through the insect-killing grill of the casing.

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  

 

24
A12/1141/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: Eastern

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Μ66818S

Batch number/Barcode: 8412356547252

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead, "Energy Saving", 1.7m long with 8 socket outlets. The packaging is made of transparent plastic and coloured cardboard.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product can catch fire if it overheats.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

25
A12/1142/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: HOME CLASSIC

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: OHS-03A (3m, 5m, 7m / 3 outlets),
OHS-04A (3m, 5m, 7m / 4 outlets)

Batch number/Barcode: 5290656042158

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead, white, 5m long, with either 3 or 4 socket outlets. The packaging is made of transparent plastic and blue cardboard.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The plastic casing of the socket-outlet is not sufficiently resistant to heat. There is a possibility that live parts could consequently become accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

26
A12/1143/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Projectile game

Brand: Unknown

Name: Amazing Arrow Helicopter 588

Type/number of model: Item.No: HY-588A

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Hard plastic arrow that can be shot using a rubber band. The arrow spins and lights up. Packaging: plastic bag closed with card.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the rigid projectiles is too high, exceeding the level considered to be safe.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Croatia  

27
A12/1144/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Eraser

Brand: Beach Time

Name: Swimming Eraser

Type/number of model: Item Model: 4183

Batch number/Barcode: 4 002422 084107

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Eraser in the shape of a pig wearing a swimming costume and a swimbelt. The eraser is packaged in a small plastic sachet.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the swimbelt contains 16 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Germany  

28
A12/1145/13

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle seat

Brand: PEKAS

Name: Euro Exclusive

Type/number of model: Type: d-52 mm/ Model: Euro Exclusive/

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8588001630102

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Child seat for bicycle for a child up to a weight of 22kg, with metallic construction, a blue textile seat and a safety belt made from textile with plastic locking mechanisms.

Country of origin: Slovakia

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Injuries

The seat is not sufficiently high and it does not have footrests or any compulsory protection for the feet. The restraint mechanism is not appropriate. Thus, the product poses a risk of injuries because it does not protect the back and the feet of a child and the restraint mechanism does not protect the child from falling out. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14344.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Other  

 

29
A12/1146/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' T-shirt

Brand: TVMANIA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: 3.136.4715-05

Batch number/Barcode: 31364715050104108803570000000008

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Cyclamen coloured T-shirt for small girls. The product is decorated with the character "Tweety" and has the inscription “TWEETY SUNSHINE” and glued rhinestones on the front. Size:104

Country of origin: India

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative rhinestones detach easily and can be swallowed by a child.

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

 

30
A12/1147/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Yi LI FAO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: G 28598

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5998715265768

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A girls' outfit consisting of a sleeveless denim dress and long sleeved red top. The top is decorated with an embroidered mouse figure and a heart. The dress is decorated with glued rhinestones and an embroidered dragonfly. Size: 18 month, 86 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The decorative elements (rhinestones) pose a risk of choking for small children because they can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth.

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

 

31
A12/1148/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: TINGBA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: 1) ZRK88469NA; 2) XRK88271NA

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 6938073884699; 2) 6938073851332

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1) Pink trousers for young girls. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring. The trousers are decorated with a flower encrusted with rhinestones and the inscription: "Happy". Size: 110-134 2) Trousers for young girls available in purple, pink and mauve colour. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends. The trousers are decorated with a bunny figure and an inscription: "Miss Star" Size: 98-128

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with knots and toggles 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

32
A12/1149/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: AD miring

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: SY-52

Batch number/Barcode: 7005533304802

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Leisure sweatshirt for young children with hood, kangaroo pocket and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions and stars. Sizes: 104, 110, 116, 122, 128.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood with free ends.

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  

 

33
A12/1150/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sleeveless jacket

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: A-6863C

Batch number/Barcode: 1040000259038

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sleeveless jacket for children with hood and two pockets. The product is decorated with the inscriptions "Esprit" and "Newness". The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. Size: 98-128.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with knots on the ends. The protruding loops may get caught in objects and the child may be strangulated. The drawstring is made out of rubber and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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  

 

34
A12/1151/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Hai Jing

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girl’s red bikini decorated with a printed pattern, ruffles, petals and ribbons. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area and at the back. The cords have knotted ends. Size: 2-12 years

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with knotted ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.

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  

 

35
A12/1152/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shorts

Brand: AD miring

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: TK-22

Batch number/Barcode: 5999831825768

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The waist part of the shorts includes a non-fixed drawstring. The left side of the shorts is decorated with colourful text and a coloured line. Sizes: 104, 116, 122, 128.

Country of origin: Unknown

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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.

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  

 

36
A12/1153/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED light

Brand: Viking

Name: LED Arbetslampa

Type/number of model: 07051

Batch number/Barcode: 7316040070518

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED work light supplied with an AC adapter (Model:1212R-A) and a DC adapter (HX138-8401000). Sold in a black-blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The AC adapter supplied with the LED light poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the live parts of the AC adapter and the accessible connector are not sufficient.

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

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

 

37
A12/1154/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble toy

Brand: Henbrandt

Name: Bubble Magic

Type/number of model: PO414791 / R00038

Batch number/Barcode: Batch no: 1079, 1080 and 1081

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 60ml screw-top tubs of bubble solution. The screw-top includes a bubble wand. Contained in a display box of 24 pieces in various colours.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the total microbial count in the liquid exceeds the permitted limits. Measured value: - 15000 cfu/ml of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - 15000 cfu/ml of Pseudomonas species - 1500 cfu/ml of yeast The liquid could drip from the wand or spill from the pot onto the skin of a child and/or be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

38
A12/1155/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Suzuki

Name: Hayabusa 1300 ABS

Type/number of model: Model: GSX1300RAL3, GSX1300RAUFL3, type: WVCK, EC type-approval: e4*2002/24*1618*02

Batch number/Barcode: Year of manufacture 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Production residues can cause the ABS hydraulic unit to fail, resulting in ABS malfunctions, in extreme cases without the ABS warning light coming on.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Croatia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Hungary,
Greece,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Finland,
Norway  

39
A12/1156/13

United Kingdom

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas cooker

Brand: Beko,
Flavel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: DCG 8511W DCG 8511G DCG 8511SI 8521 NS 8521 W DCG 8511PNW DG 581 W DG 582 W DG 584W DG 581 NWP DG582WP DG581S DG 582 S DG 582 SP DG 582 X DG 584X DG 5822 X,
VC5NDW VC5NDC AP5NDW DCGAP 5 S AP5NDWP AP5NDSP

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Free-standing gas cooker with separate cavities for oven and grill. Manufactured prior to January 2009 and converted to LPG bottle gas after production.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Asphyxiation

In cases where the cooker is converted to LPG (bottled gas) after manufacture, and the grill is used with the door closed, which is against the manufacturer's instructions, it is possible for the cooker to emit high levels of carbon monoxide. This can only occur if the product is modified to LPG.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

40
A12/1157/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun

Brand: Classic Line

Name: Orion

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery-operated, 23 cm plastic toy gun with LED light, sound effects and a red laser. Packaged in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The power of the laser is too high.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/1158/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Kawasaki

Name: Ninja 300, Z800

Type/number of model: Types: EX300, ZR800; approval numbers: e1*2002/24*0572*01, e4*2002/24*2908*00, e4*2002/24*2909*00;

Batch number/Barcode: Production period 2013

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The ABS units fitted may be contaminated by aluminium residues. Consequently, the ABS function may be impaired, creating a risk that the wheel may unexpectedly block when braking sharply. Normal hydraulic braking function is not affected.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Ireland,
Sweden,
Denmark,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Hungary,
Finland,
Greece  

42
A12/1159/13

Czech Republic

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: MULTI FUNCTION

Type/number of model: 100 LED LIGHT

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with non-replaceable lamps, equipped with a flat dipole plug for connection to the power supply and control box with a button to select different modes of switching.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the wires are not securely connected to the controller and could be pulled off;

- the conductor insulation is of insufficient thickness,

- the conductors are too thin.

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  

 

43
A12/1160/13

Cyprus

Category: Furniture

Product: Bed

Brand: IKEA

Name: 1) KRITTER Junior Bed 2) SNIGLAR Junior Bed

Type/number of model: 1). Art. No: 60090470,
2). Art. No.: 50087166

Batch number/Barcode: 1) Beds with date stamp (YYWW) from 1114 to 1322 are affected.,
2) Beds with date stamp (YYWW) from 1114 to 1318 are affected.

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

Description: Bed frames with slatted bed bases, pine and beech wood. The date stamp appears on a label attached to either the headboard or the underside of the bed.

Country of origin: Poland,
Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Cuts

The metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bed frame can break. A broken rod could expose sharp metal edges, presenting a laceration hazard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Portugal,
Denmark,
Austria,
Finland,
Sweden,
Norway,
Greece  

44
A12/1161/13

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Christmas LED lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: Rice Light

Type/number of model: LY180-2

Batch number/Barcode: 5290633225825 (on the package)

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Christmas LED lighting chain with flasher unit. Packed in a blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The plastic enclosure of the flasher unit can catch fire easily.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Hungary  



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

45
A11/0059/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft Toy

Brand: BabyNat

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BN 743

Batch number/Barcode: Lot A12036

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Soft toy in the form of a bear (H19, L14, W8 cm), Weight: 60g. Product and and cardboard packaging (H23, L14, W8 cm).

Country of origin: France

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has an opening at the back where the seams are visible. A child could put its finger into this opening, remove the fibrous material used to stuff the toy and put it into the mouth. The fibrous stuffing can get caught in the child's larynx and block the respiratory tracts.

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  

 




Weekly overview report on professional products


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

46
A12/1116/13

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Refrigeration unit

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: Pegasus

Type/number of model: TFV2000D-E,
TFV2000DM-E

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Mitsubishi Pegasus TFV2000D-E and TVF2000DM-E refrigeration units manufactured between 2007-2013.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The lower panel may detach from the refrigeration unit while driving. The panel could fall on the road and lead to an accident.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Sweden  

47
A12/1117/13

Sweden

Category: Machinery

Product: Chain-saw

Brand: Jula

Name: Meec Tools

Type/number of model: Chain-saw 46 cc (Motorsåg 46 cc); article number: 726-728

Batch number/Barcode: 2062486

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Chain saw used to slit trees in the forestry industry. The product is used with two hands and driven by a combustion engine.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The chain may not brake automatically in the event of kickback.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the relevant European standard EN 11681.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Poland,
Norway  

48
A12/1118/13

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair straightener

Brand: Hair Go Straight

Name: Keratin Treatment

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: batch A1316D – bar code : 7 29440 30809 4

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

Description: Hair straightener in 1-litre clear plastic bottle.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product contains formaldehyde (2.6 %) which could result in an allergic reaction and skin sensitisation (irritation, itching, tingling and redness).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

(*)

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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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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