Report 37 (Published on: 20/09/2013)

Corrigenda Notification A12/0554/13 from week 18 of 2013 has been temporarily removed pending clarification concerning the risk assessment by the notifying authority.

Notification A12/0763/13 from week 25 of 2013 has been temporarily removed pending clarification concerning the risk assessment by the notifying authority."

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

Sweden

Category: Other

Product: Beauty case

Brand: Catseye

Name: Small bag

Type/number of model: BP6BS

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 670983075557

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

Description: A beauty case/make-up bag made of pink plastic with a print of a rabbit.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the plastic contains up to 1.2% 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  

 

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: type 12“/ Model: Pooh Bear

Batch number/Barcode: Item No: 512/ EAN: 506004694023

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Yellow and blue bicycle for young children decorated with cartoon characters such as "Pooh Bear". There is marking on the frame "Springtime fun" and on the chain-guard “bounce”. The bicycle is equipped with two small stabilisers.

Country of origin: Philippines


PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
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Injuries

This product poses a risk of injuries because: - the handlebar grips have insufficiently extended and covered ends (the child's hands may slip from the handlebars), - visible cracks occur on pedals during use, - the saddle can easily break from the saddle tube, - the stabilization wheels do not meet requirements.

The above-mentioned failings could result in the child falling from the bicycle.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: Unknown

Name: F´17F

Type/number of model: Type: 12“ ,
Item: 2005108074630

Batch number/Barcode: 5998273714265

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Bicycle for young children with two small side stabilisation wheels, red, decorated with pictures of a car No 95, equipped with independent braking. The bicycle has pictures of the "Cars" cartoon. The front wheel is braked by left handbrake, rear wheel by back pedal brake.

Country of origin: Malaysia

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries for children because: - the saddle is not sufficiently strong; - the stabilisation wheels are not placed at the required distance; - it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Body piercing

Brand: Jimmy Fashion

Name: Body piercing - 316L SURGICALSTEEL

Type/number of model: Code No.: 316L

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Packs of 12 metal objects to be inserted as piercings, composed of three cylindrical parts to be inserted subcutaneously, which screw into a horn and cylinder with coloured bead, in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel at the rate of 10.4 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Metallic bracelet

Brand: YI.DA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code No.: OB 1233H

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Gold-coloured metal item with a single label showing the code and importer reference, and the indication "nickel free".

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it releases lead at the rate of 0.2 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger

Brand: Unknown

Name: Universal Laptop Charger

Type/number of model: ST-A-070-000U000AAT

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: AC laptop charger packaging in bubble pack marked 'Universal AC Adapter' various plug adapters included in the pack.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The power supply and the voltage switch have poor quality wiring and insulation and do not provide adequate protection against electric shock.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy with spring

Brand: Plato Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PS01PM

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Flexible stuffed toy cat attached to a long metal spring with a ring and carabiner. The product has no packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small metal parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Sweden,
Denmark  

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's bathtub with stand

Brand: BABIES"R"US

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model LA86687/ DH31671

Batch number/Barcode: 3110148579911

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Baby's white bathtub with stand with tubular legs. The legs are sold separately. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Poland

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently strong and stable and it can easily break, tip over or fall while the child is inside.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic bath toy

Brand: Sanmei Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.: 29-528

Batch number/Barcode: 8349292905283

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Bath toy in the form of a blue dolphin with a mechanism to move in the water. Underneath the dolphin there are three red wheels. A much smaller dolphin is fitted underneath and serves as a starting handle for the mechanism, which is activated by pulling.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the dolphin used as the starting mechanism is easily detached from the toy and could be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Wind-up toy

Brand: Haiye

Name: Wind-up Toys

Type/number of model: H10807/2337D-6

Batch number/Barcode: 5907700662444

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Wind-up toys contained in plastic eggs and sold in a multi-coloured cardboard box containing 6 items.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because several small parts can be easily detached and may be swallowed by small children. In addition, the products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges.

The products do 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  

 

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Wind-up toy

Brand: Unknown

Name: Dance

Type/number of model: No. 605

Batch number/Barcode: 5907308704638

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A turtle-shaped, wind-up toy sold in a multi-coloured cardboard box. The toy turtle bears a label with the the inscription "Sports toy".

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily detach and may be swallowed by small children. The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of sharp edges.

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  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's leather wristband

Brand: SIX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CI 111 111-842 C

Batch number/Barcode: 4016632312714

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Black, men's real leather bracelet. The bracelet consists of two leather strips and a braided strap.The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of an azocolourant, releasing 873 mg/kg of benzidine, in the the leather wristband.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Toy set

Brand: Interkobo

Name: Agatha

Type/number of model: Art. No.: 34775

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 5902384347755

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy set of plastic pink musical instruments (saxophone and guitar) packed in blister with paper backing.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the saxophone can easily detach and could be swallowed by small 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  

 

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED strip

Brand: Viking

Name: Single colour LED strip

Type/number of model: LED strip No.:07058,
Power supply:YH-1212-GKA

Batch number/Barcode: 7316040070587

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Single colour LED strip supplied with a power supply ("Adaptor", model:YH-1212-GKA). Sold in a black transparent package. Technical specifications:DS-20W, 100-240V/12V, lk II/III, IP65/IP20.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The power supply unit supplied with the tablet 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 user may touch a part of the product that is live due to the defect in the product and could be electrocuted.

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  

 

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable head-lamp

Brand: HL

Name: LED Head Light

Type/number of model: Model: HL-036

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: The housing of the rechargeable lamp is made of black and silver-grey plastic and includes a built-in battery. The LED panel is located under a transparent, detachable lamp shade. A battery charger is attached to the product. The packaging is a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the dimensions of the mains plug of the battery charger do not meet requirements; - live parts of the LED panel and the device connector terminal sockets are easily accessible; - the cross-section area of the core is less than required.

The product poses a risk of fire because in case of short-circuit the internal wires may overheat and cause fire.

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  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: F&Y FASHION

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CXD602

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Jacket with belt and hood, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. Available in pink and purple colours and in sizes 1-4. The hood has non-fixed functional cords with free ends, approx. 12 cm long.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords 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  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: M-7611B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A pink outfit for girls consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Angels", "Freestyle Girl" and "Gooogirl". The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings. Size 134.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood and in the waist area.

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

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

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Mini Ungava

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No.: 3000574 Item No.:13583

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Bikini for girls up to 7 years of age (sizes 2 and 6), in dark blue colour with printed patterns of flowers and circles and the inscription „mini ungava”. The bikini top has functional cords with free ends in the neck area and at the back. On the front of the top and bottom part there are decorative cords in the form of a ribbon, with plastic balls threaded at the ends.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: ATIVO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12443

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ clothing set (a vest top and a pair of leggings), intended for children up to 3 years of age (from 6m to 30m). The vest is orange with an appliquéd pattern of a bag on the front and glued small green and red rhinestones; at the back there is an attached white cord with free ends, about 33 cm long and a veil of three tulle frills in white colour with green dots. The leggings are green with pleats at the bottom.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached functional cords that emerge at the back or are tied at the back of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: YES!DO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.:KL 171

Batch number/Barcode: 6210001713104

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s clothing set (a dress and a short-sleeved bolero), intended for children from 3 to 7/8 years of age. The dress has a flower pattern and shoulder straps attached to the front and the back of the garment. In the waist area there are functional cords with free ends intended to be tied at the back, the inscription "Besting" and an attached textile ribbon. The bolero has short sleeves and functional cords with free ends, not secured against unravelling, which are intended to be tied in the neck area.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: JianHui

Name: Colorful Bubbles

Type/number of model: Model: 799 Item No. 15541

Batch number/Barcode: 5996055155411

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The bubble-maker is a 38 cm long plastic cylinder, filled with 300-400 ml bubble-forming and clear liquid. The product is packaged in a blister.

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the soapy water contains a high concentration of enterobacteriaceae and the total aerobic microbial count 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: YES!DO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: KL 186

Batch number/Barcode: 6210001712640

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A dress and a short-sleeved bolero intended for children from 3 to 7/8 years of age. The dress is sold in various combinations of colours: red and white, blue and white and green and white, with embroidered flowers. The dress has shoulder straps and in the waist area there are functional cords with free ends intended to be tied at the back. The bolero has short sleeves and has a button for closing.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are to be tied at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: F9031

Batch number/Barcode: 6932129309031

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Bikini intended for girls aged 3-4 years, consisting of two parts, in various colours. The swimming costume has been supplied with functional cords intended to be tied in the neck area, at the back and also in the waist area, with free ends with knots and three threaded plastic rings.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath salts

Brand: Miss Patisserie

Name: 1. Plum Crunch; 2. Sugar Hear;t 3. Rosie; 4. La Vie en Rose; 5. Very Berry Cherry; 6. Sweet Pea; 7. Peach Schnapps; 8. Sundae Best; 9. Wedding Favor.

Type/number of model: Art No. 007027 – 09/14, 011027-08/14, 014023/01/14, 004042-09/14, 006020-09/14, 010020-06/17, 011024-06/14, 307020-09/14

Batch number/Barcode: 2000000005249

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

Description: Bath salts in the form of scented mini-cakes in 9 varieties.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has detachable small parts and, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff and placed in the mouth.

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

 

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath salts

Brand: Miss Patisserie

Name: Miss Mango; Pom Pom; La La Lime

Type/number of model: Series "Fizzy Bath Lollipop"

Batch number/Barcode: 2000000005263

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

Description: Bath salts in the form of scented lollipops – in 3 varieties:

1. „Miss Mango” in orange colour with a decorative flower made of synthetic material; 2. „Pom Pom” in pink colour; 3. „La La Lime” in yellow colour with green stripes. Each lollipop has been packed in individual cellophane packaging tied with a blue textile ribbon. On the packaging there are two attached paper stickers: one of them with the following information in English: "Fizzy Bath Lollipop, composition, warning: Do not eat. Keep out of reach of children".

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put pieces in their mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers

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

 

Bulgaria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Children's swim vest

Brand: Pool School

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XL-0092

Batch number/Barcode: 6915574400924

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Children's inflatable, safety vest in yellow colour, size: 58 x 48cm, intended for children weighing up to 25 kg. On the front there are inscriptions in a foreign language: STEP А, B, C, POOL SCHOOL ™, STEP B, SWIM VEST; at the back there are warnings in English. There are also three valves with the inscriptions - КХ 1, KX 28.

Country of origin: China

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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because the inflatable safety vest has three individual circles to be inflated with three valves; two of the valves are not reciprocating and allow free air leakage while the requirement states that the valves and stoppers shall be reciprocating and allow controlled reduction of pressure. Furthermore, the product does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

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

 

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: Hunshine

Name: Ladattava Taskulamppu - PRO1LIGHTS

Type/number of model: Pro 1 Lights 5533,
Battery charger No.:3013

Batch number/Barcode: 6438159055338

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED portable lamp supplied with a battery charger.The product is sole in black-light-blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The battery charger supplied with the LED portable lamp 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 (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

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

 

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Unknown

Name: Speed zone

Type/number of model: Model: 824853

Batch number/Barcode: 3245675570114

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Four-wheeled, colourful skateboard with black plastic suspension and white wheels. The maximum load capacity is 50 kilograms.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles bent and the plastic suspensions can easily break resulting in the user falling. Moreover the ends of the front axle protrude beyond the worn surface and this can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

Spain  

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Yong Xing – "Street Runner"

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: YX-0205B

Batch number/Barcode: 5998083510170

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Four-wheeled, colorful skateboard decorated with UFO's graphics on the bottom. The product has metal suspension and red plastic wheels. The load capacity is 20- 50 kilograms and there is no packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles can easily break, thus users may fall. In addition, the edges of the lower surface are too sharp and can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Åhlens

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 31106073

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 7392633033504

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

Description: Oil lamp made of stainless steel.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Office chair

Brand: Argos

Name: Milo Office Chair

Type/number of model: Catalogue number: 617/3474

Batch number/Barcode: 142267, 296706, 408279, 440859

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

Description: Office chair in wood on a chrome plated metal frame mounted on castors. Chair has swivel and lock mechanism. Gas lift adjustable seat height. Seat W43, D43cm. Maximum user weight 110kg (17st 5lb).

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the seat base plate can detach from the chair base causing the user to fall.

16 reported incidents.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: Brennensthul

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. No. 1150509

Batch number/Barcode: 4007123082315

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Three-way black multi-socket extension lead with plastic packaging.

Country of origin: Switzerland

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - live parts are accessible; - the mains cable can easily disconnect; - the holes are not sufficiently strong to hold the plugs inside.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Regio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 07772

Batch number/Barcode: 5996055077720

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Four-wheeled, black skateboard decorated with spider and spiderweb graphics on the bottom. The product has metal suspension and blue plastic wheels. It has a load capacity of max 50 kilograms and it is packed in a transparent foil.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles and the running gear can easily break, thus resulting in the user falling.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair trimmer

Brand: Zowael

Name: Professional Rechargeable Clipper

Type/number of model: Model: RC-9000H

Batch number/Barcode: 6 928686 481965

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

Description: The cover of the hair clipper is made of black and silver gray plastic and includes a built-in battery. A battery charger is attached to the product. On the product there is a red LED charging indicator. The accessories to the product are scissors, comb, cleaning brush and lubricating oil. The product is sold in a multicoloured cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the cross section area of the wire of the charger is insufficient; - the pins of the plugs are easily accessible.

There is a risk of burns due to the internal wires overheating in case of short-circuit.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Digital multimeter

Brand: CRAFT

Name: DT830B Digital multimeter

Type/number of model: Model: DT830B (on the product); 6163 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999552 415460

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Digital multimeter with yellow plastic housing and a monochrome LCD display. The different modes of measurement can be selected by a yellow plastic switch. Technical parameters: 9 V; Class II.; measuring ranges: AC 200-750 V, DC 200m V-1000 V, DC 200 μA-10 A, 200 Ω-2 MΩ Dimensions: 125 mm x 70 mm x 25mm

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because during use a flashover may occur due to insulation defects.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.

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

 

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Battery-operated toy

Brand: Handa, Cartoon Dodgems

Name: NO.HD932

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy car sold in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the battery compartment can be opened easily, and can also open when the toy falls, making the batteries accessible. Children could therefore put them in their mouth with the risk of getting in contact with the chemical substance. The product poses the risk of choking because small parts can come loose from the product and can be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: UNION-STAR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No.: HF036

Batch number/Barcode: 1030000315018

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The bikini is decorated with kitten heads, apples and inscriptions: "CAT APPLE". The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The cords have knotted ends.Size: 152.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a 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 top 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  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Sun & Ocean

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 424

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Dark blue and light blue checked girl’s bikini. The bottom of the bikini is decorated with decorative belt buckle. The top can be tied with functional straps which have free ends in the neck area. The sizes are 146, 152, 158.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Glue gun

Brand: Unknown

Name: Hot Melt Glue Gun

Type/number of model: WN-A03

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: The glue gun has black plastic cover, orange trigger and metal support bracket. Main parts of the glue gun are a metal nozzle, directly mains-operated heating element; two-wire, single insulated mains supply cable and two-pole flat plug. The prodcut is packaged in blister.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible due to: - insufficient quality of the insulation; - insufficient cross-section area of the mains supply cable; - insufficient dimensions of the plugs.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top

Brand: Disney Hannah Montana - Cactus Clone

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: DISH-TVB5252

Batch number/Barcode: 4 893940 090332

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The girl’s top is decorated with a picture of Hannah Montana and an inscription: "TRUE SUPER STAR". The top can be tied with functional cord from the material of the top in the neck area. Size: 10/140, 12/152

Country of origin: China


THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area of the girl’s top.

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  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: AQUAMARINE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No.: 1128

Batch number/Barcode: 7050000249018

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sleeveless, white coloured dress with a polka dot patterned skirt. On both sides of the dress there are ribbons that can be tied at the back. Size: 98/104; 110/116; 122/128.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords which can be tied at the back of the dress.

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

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

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Hanny

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: FL-3037

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Grey outfit for children consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Tropics Because". The waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings. Size 140.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unfixed drawstrings 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  

 

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: B.S.T.

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: T6001

Batch number/Barcode: 6 942145615036

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: An outfit for girls consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with glued rhinestones and an inscription: "Roses Coast". Size 98.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the rhinestones) which can easily detach and could be swallowed by small children.

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

 

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Battery-operated toy

Brand: MT Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: No. 2058C

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery-operated car sold in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the battery compartment can be opened easily, and also when the toy falls, making the batteries accessible to children who may put them in their mouth with the risk of getting in contact with the chemical substance. The product poses the risk of choking because small parts can come loose from the product and may be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Cherubic Crawling Baby

Type/number of model: AH 098

Batch number/Barcode: 2013049197769

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Baby doll that runs on batteries, dressed in white-pink clothes. Product is packed in a blue and pink cardboard box with transparent window in front of the box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 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 in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border,
Destruction of the product  

 

Luxembourg

Category: Jewellery

Product: Amber necklace for babies

Brand: Natalex

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: COL BEBE AMBRE 71032590

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Necklace made of small amber beads of different colours. The beads are fixed on a textile cord which can be closed by a threaded mechanism (screw clasp). The necklace is intended for children under 36 months and is supposed to have soothing qualities, especially during teething.

The necklace is packed together with an authenticity certificate "Bijoux Ambre NATALEX pour: Nature et Découvertes" in a translucent small plastic bag.

Country of origin: Lithuania

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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break, releasing beads which could be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and block the airways flow.The length of the amber necklace is too long and may get caught on objects leading to a strangulation risk for young children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 


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