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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 36 (Published on: 13/09/2013)

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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
A12/1196/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Expanding toys

Brand: Unknown

Name: Dinosaur Egg, Chelonian Egg

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic egg in transparent plastic packaging. The egg contains an expanding toy.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Health risk / other

Small parts can break off from the toy which expand when soaked. If they are ingested by child they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

2
A12/1197/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Glue gun

Brand: Maxi Fix

Name: Mini Glue Gun

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Black plastic electrical hobby glue gun with yellow trigger. Glue sticks are inserted at the back of the gun, the trigger pulls the stick through. The gun has a metal stand and a mains UK plug. The product is presented in a clear sleeve with cardboard backing card.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The internal live and neutral wires are not sufficiently insulated and can come in to contact with each other.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/1198/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal Ink

Name: Dark brown

Type/number of model: Dark brown, 30ml

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: E25,
Lot: 124

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

Description: Brown tattoo ink, viscous, 30 ml PET bottle with application nozzle.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 mg/kg of nickel, 0.31 mg/kg cadmium and 14.0 mg/kg arsenic. According to ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen. The cadmium content also exceeds the recommended level of 0.2 mg/kg specified in the EU Resolution Res AP (2008) 1. Finally, the arsenic level detected in the sample exceeds the level of 2 mg/kg recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain  

4
A12/1199/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' sandals

Brand: 5th Avenue

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 124145920121

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Ladies’ sandals with heels, uppers, lining and insoles made from different beige and light-brown leathers and plastic soles. The sandals are sold in a white box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather lining and insole contain up to 8.7 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  

 

5
A12/1200/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Triumph

Name: Street Triple, Street Triple R, Street Triple 70 KW

Type/number of model: Type: L67LR, L67LR3; approval numbers: e11*2002/24*1512*, e11*2002/24*1533*

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Thailand,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The cable guide screws on the left and right of the steering head may come loose. A loose screw may lock the steering which could lead to the driver falling from the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden,
United Kinddom,
Croatia,
Ireland,
Austria,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Greece  

6
A12/1201/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Triumph

Name: Daytona 675, Daytona 675 R, Street Triple, Street Triple R, Street Triple 70 KW

Type/number of model: Types: H67, L67LR, L67LR3 Approval numbers: e11*2002/24*1592*, e11*2002/24*1512*, e11*2002/24*1533*

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Thailand,
United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The throttle cable can become trapped because of a wire guidance problem. Consequently the throttle can stick when fully open. This could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Ireland,
Austria,
Hungary,
Greece  

7
A12/1202/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED light

Brand: Saunia

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LED light:46321,
AC/DC adaptor:WT1203000

Batch number/Barcode: 6416392463219

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED light supplied with an AC/DC adaptor ("Adaptor").

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The AC/DC adaptor 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 windings of the transformer 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  

 

8
A12/1203/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: Sprinter

Type/number of model: Type: 906 EC-Type approvals: e1*2007/46*0295*, e1*2007/46*0299, e1*2007/46*0307*, e1*2007/46*0311*

Batch number/Barcode: Production period 02.09.2009 to 10.02.2011

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

A faulty weld seam on the rear axle spring saddle may break, leading to sudden loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Croatia,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Greece  

9
A12/1204/13

Slovakia

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Interior candle

Brand: Bartek candles

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Kawa Klocek 70x90 - 340 g

Batch number/Barcode: 5907602648676

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

Description: Interior candle decorated with imitation coffee beans, packed in cellophane, with warnings and marking on a cardboard label.

Country of origin: Poland

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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the imitation coffee beans can easily catch fire. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovakia  

10
A12/1205/13

Slovakia

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candles

Brand: BMX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No. 23448933

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 9004181309710

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

Description: Interior candles, length 14 cm, in the shape of matches, with 7 cm long wooden sticks in the bottom. Packed in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The flame height can be too high causing ignition of the wooden sticks and causing the candle to disintegrate.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.

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

Croatia  

11
A12/1206/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Chocolate eggs with a toy

Brand: TÜRKMALI

Name: 1. Crazy Fruit 2. Formula

Type/number of model: 1. No. 150,
2. G34-6248

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 8699462604165,
2. 8699462604127

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Chocolate egg with a toy surprise. The names "Crazy Fruits" (Product 1.) and "Formula" (Product 2.) are printed on the wrapping aluminium foil.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the separable part of the capsule containing the toy is too small and it could be swallowed by children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

Bulgaria  

12
A12/1207/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toy

Brand: Geomag

Name: Dekopanel Animals

Type/number of model: Ref. GP400805

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Magnetic toy sold in a white and green cardboard box with pictures of animals.

Country of origin: Switzerland

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because the small magnets have a high magnetic flux value and if more than one magnet is swallowed they can be attracted to one another through the gut wall, causing perforation or blockage. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/1208/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Jumex

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No HP8306 Colour black

Batch number/Barcode: 200016832

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black pumps, with a black, rough plastic upper and brass-coloured studs on the front.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the insole contains up to 87.3 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  

 

14
A12/1209/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Toy box

Brand: Koopman International

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. Toy Box Pirate: Article No: U54/660079 929524 JP123557,
2. Toy Box Blue: Article No: U54/813704 935071 JP130485,
3. Toy Box Princess: Article No: U54/660070 935074 JP130479

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 8718158270290,
2. 8711295363177,
3. 8711295031328

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic box for toys. The sides are sealing mechanisms for fixing the lid. Internal volume 57 litres, as declared by the manufacturer. In the base there are 2 air vents. Against the cover from the outside, air vents are protected by the overhanging outer edge of the base. The product is sold without packaging and it contains no information for safe use by children. ONLY THE PRODUCTS WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED ARTICLE NUMBERS ARE COVERED BY THE NOTIFICATION.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk as a child could hide inside and have difficulties opening it because the lid is too tightly closed. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

Germany  

15
A12/1210/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ shirt

Brand: Chilone

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No L-D-162

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Shirt for girls, green with military theme designed and produced with decorative cords in the lower edge of the sleeve which are hanging and are not attached to the garment. The size visible on one of the labels of the product is 110.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the lower edge of the sleeve which are not attached to the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/1211/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Black Cobra

Type/number of model: 2030

Batch number/Barcode: 43F273/128/12

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

Description: Single shot mortier.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing

The sound level is too high when the firework functions.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/1212/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Set of toy phones

Brand: Wiky

Name: Intercom Phone Set

Type/number of model: Item No. 1010

Batch number/Barcode: 8590331135493

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Two battery-operated plastic toy phones in purple and pink colours, sold in a cardboard box with a transparent cover.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.

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

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

 

18
A12/1213/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Black Thunder Cake

Type/number of model: 2480

Batch number/Barcode: 43F321/068/12

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

Description: Battery 10 shots, in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing

The sound level is too high when the firework functions.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/1214/13

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Mxm China

Name: Teling Smoking Set

Type/number of model: P10-X08

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Novelty lighter in the shape of a lipstick.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product is a novelty lighter and is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/1215/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sleeveless dress

Brand: JMBear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No 98370

Batch number/Barcode: 6939259523883 ,
9837000103605

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s low-cut sleeveless dress with functional cords in the neck area. On each side of the waist area there are two buttons used for buttoning up the dress. There are two pockets on the front with a pattern of letters in various colours and two pockets at the back. The dress is intended for children up to 1 year of age.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/1216/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Colabear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No: 12 9173

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The black dress has two functional cords in the neck area, four buttons on the front, two in the middle section and one at each side, which have been placed on decorative pockets. In the waist area there are some folds and two side pockets. In the back there are ten loops and a cord with metal stoppers at the ends. The dress sizes range from 114 to 146.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of two halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A12/1217/13

Germany

Category: Jewellery

Product: Leather necklace

Brand: Kis Me

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 4041977 154958,
Batch: 4019020

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Necklaces consisting of a brown leather band with a rectangular leather pendant to which a silver-coloured metal pendant (buffalo head) is attached.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 62.5 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather component. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/1218/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name: F700GS and F800GS

Type/number of model: K70/11 and K72/11

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The side-stand switch is not fixed tightly enough. The switch may become loose and be damaged, causing the engine to stop or the possibility of the motorcycle being ridden with the side stand in the down position.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Portugal,
Finland,
Greece,
Denmark,
Netherlands  

24
A12/1219/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Subaru

Name: Trezia

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Small passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The power steering panel may not function correctly which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Norway  

25
A12/1221/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Le Metailler

Type/number of model: 5652

Batch number/Barcode: 43F241/087/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots, in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

26
A12/1222/13

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name: Matka Adapteri

Type/number of model: 9625 (LIN-73099 / 16704A / NA-501E). Product number 27120.

Batch number/Barcode: 2 220000 918398

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel plug adaptor, sold in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Electric shock

Single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining pin accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.

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

 

27
A12/1223/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Blue & Silver

Type/number of model: 1919

Batch number/Barcode: 43F241/042/12

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

Description: Battery 5 shots, in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/1224/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Crackle Fish

Type/number of model: 1927

Batch number/Barcode: 43F241/051/12

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

Description: Battery 7 shots in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

29
A12/1225/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unleashed

Type/number of model: 1600

Batch number/Barcode: 43F109/044/12

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

Description: Battery 15 shots in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

30
A12/1226/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Gold Willow

Type/number of model: 1919

Batch number/Barcode: 43F241/042/12

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

Description: Battery 5 shots, in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

31
A12/1227/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Bleu Spider

Type/number of model: 1012

Batch number/Barcode: 36F181/049/12

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

Description: Battery 9 shots, in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

32
A12/1228/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Whistles

Type/number of model: 1927

Batch number/Barcode: 43F241/051/12

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

Description: Battery 9 shots in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to low bursts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/1229/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Andros

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing

The sound level is too high when the firework functions.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

34
A12/1230/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Leros

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

35
A12/1231/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Los

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots, in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

36
A12/1232/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Milos

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots, in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

37
A12/1233/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Sifnas

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

38
A12/1234/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. B592 ,
2. T03

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Two models of bikini, both in sizes 9-10 years. Product 1. is a bikini with loose strings at the neck and back. Product 2. is in "bandeau" style with loose ends around the neck and back; furthermore, the bottoms also tie in the hip area. Size is 9/10 years.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of injury and strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area and the presence of drawstrings 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  

 

39
A12/1235/13

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candle

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art No AC-35

Batch number/Barcode: 8429283013354

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

Description: Decorative candle with the shape and colour of a fruit, with a small green leaf coming out at the top, packaged in stiff transparent plastic with a label providing details of the importer.

Country of origin: China

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choking

The candle has an appearance and presentation which make it foreseeable that consumers, particularly children, will confuse it with a foodstuff.

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  

 

40
A12/1236/13

Austria

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal Ink

Name: Lightning yellow

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: LOT 240

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

Description: Transparent bottle containing yellow tattoo ink .

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.1 mg/kg of o-toluidine and 6 860 mg/kg of barium.

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 should not be present in tattoo inks and the content of barium should be limited to 50 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain,
Germany  

41
A12/1237/13

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Imitation fruit

Brand: Gerimport

Name: Frutas de Imitación

Type/number of model: X12 LIDIA

Batch number/Barcode: 8430540327367, 8430540327398, 8430540327404, 8430540327381, 8430540327374

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

Description: Decorative imitation fruit, packed in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The shape, colour, appearance and size of the product is such that vulnerable consumers, such as children, may confuse them with real fruit. When bitten into, parts may become detached and these could be ingested, with a consequent risk of choking. The product can break easily and small parts can become detached when scratched with a fingernail.

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  

Croatia  

42
A12/1238/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Six Red II

Type/number of model: CR5080

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/021/12

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

Description: Battery, 16 shots, in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

43
A12/1239/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Paros

Type/number of model: CR5081

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/023/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots; transport packaging Carton boxes

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient and leads to burning parts.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

44
A12/1240/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic beach toys

Brand: CJ

Name: Beach Toy

Type/number of model: Item. No. 0019

Batch number/Barcode: 9780201379624

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The set of beach toys includes a toy truck with the front part which has the shape of an animal. The toy is packaged in plastic net bag.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking beacause small parts (animal's ears and nose) can be easily detached and swallowed by small children. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because the hard plastic edges have burrs which can scratch children.

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

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

 

45
A12/1241/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Lexus

Name: RX400h

Type/number of model: RX400h

Batch number/Barcode: Year: 2005 - 2008.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Hybrid passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

In limited instances, the fuse of the power supply circuit for the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) could blow, causing the hybrid system to shut down and resulting in the vehicle stopping while being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Estonia,
Iceland,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Hungary,
Finland,
Greece,
Norway  

46
A12/1242/13

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Remote-controlled helicopter

Brand: Fast Lane

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 5F5F2F5 SKIN 526282

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Large three-channel remote-controlled helicopter, with gyro, stabiliser and charger. Packed in a cardboard case, with a transparent side.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The charger may overheat under certain conditions causing burns if the user touches it.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 



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: (*)

47
A11/0063/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble toy

Brand: Hua Cai

Name: Pumper

Type/number of model: Model: #:B 838 B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A toy fire engine which releases soap bubbles from the top, the liquid is contained in the engine of the truck. The toy operates with 3 x 1.5V AA batteries. A 150-ml bottle, filled with liquid is attached to the toy, which is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water is too high. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

48
A11/0064/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy with sweets

Brand: Unknown

Name: Flash Frog

Type/number of model: LOT NO:00120201

Batch number/Barcode: 6945601202016

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Green, translucent, flexible, rubber toy frog with 55 mm rubber strap handle. The inside of the frog includes a red-blue flashing light. The frog is placed in a clear plastic box, in which there is 10g of sweets.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the elastic strap handle can be easily stretched and could wrap around the child's neck.

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

Compulsory 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: (*)

49
A12/1220/13

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED driver

Brand: Unknown

Name: Electronic LED driver

Type/number of model: UP-56W-D

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Electronic controlgear for LED module.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

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 61347.

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

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

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

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
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Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

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

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

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