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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 40 (Published on: 11/10/2013)

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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
A12/1345/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Jumbo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Green and black: Item No: E-220HLG-1.,
Orange and black: Item No: E-220HLО-2.

Batch number/Barcode: Green and black: 0256897000030.,
Orange and black: 0256898000039

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Children’s pushchair in green/black and in orange/black colours, supplied with a bag and placed inside a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the restraining system is not safe and the child may fall; - the braking device does not activate simultaneously on all rear wheels by one single movement; - the bolt of the seat module can easily break; - the wheeled conveyance is not adequately fixed and can move when put on an inclined plane.

Moreover, the product poses a risk of suffocation to children due to insufficient warnings on the plastic material of the packaging.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

Cyprus  

2
A12/1346/13

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy

Brand: Wiesław Suchanek

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PD02909

Batch number/Barcode: 5901448340084

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Push-along toy in the form of a duck which holds a drum and two small green and red balls. The product has no packaging.

Country of origin: Poland

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the red and green balls) which 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: Destruction of the product  

 

3
A12/1347/13

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Hin Dong Fang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: M1856

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of earrings in the form of skulls. The products are packaged in transparent envelopes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 8.55 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

4
A12/1348/13

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Hin Dong Fang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: EH0031

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of earrings in the form of owls. The products are packaged in transparent envelopes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 1.12 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

5
A12/1349/13

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Hin Dong Fang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: M1841

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of earrings in the form of owls. The products are packaged in transparent envelopes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 6.80 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

6
A12/1350/13

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Fashion Jewelry

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of earrings in the form of skulls. The products are packaged in transparent envelopes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 10.5 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

7
A12/1351/13

The Netherlands

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's Mattress

Brand: Sun Garden

Name: Fenne Baby

Type/number of model: Art. 12800225,
Batches: 130411 to 133263

Batch number/Barcode: 8714901094335

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: The mattress size is 60x120cm; it is white in colour with a Bonell spring core foam and removable cover.

The recall concern items with the production batches 130411 to 133263.

Country of origin: Poland

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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the glue does not adhere in the various foam panels: as a result, the panels can move, creating a gap where a child can easily remain blocked and unable to breathe properly.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Belgium  

8
A12/1352/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dinosaur toy

Brand: Toys4us

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 028

Batch number/Barcode: 3858887567966

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of 6 colourful dinosaurs. Products are packed in clear plastic box with cardboard part, reference "Made in China".

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.1 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, it contains 2 % of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Malta  

9
A12/1353/13

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Antimoth Perfumed Tablet

Brand: Aroxol

Name: Antimoth Perfumed Tablet 100 (PASTILE PARFUM ANTIMOLII)

Type/number of model: Batch: L 140613

Batch number/Barcode: 5 946004 005700

OECD Portal Category: 47000000 - Cleaning / Hygiene Products

Description: Scented, round tablets of naphthalene for use against moths, packed in transparent cellophane packages.

Country of origin: Italy

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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 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  

 

10
A12/1354/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Globo Lighting

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 2833

Batch number/Barcode: 9 007371 158751

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Table lamp in salt crystal stone. The base of the lamp is in white plastic and the packaging is a cardboard box and transparent plastic foil.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lamp holder can easily slip out from under the lampshade. As a result, live parts of the lamp may become easily accessible.

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  

 

11
A12/1355/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Arino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model ZF86

Batch number/Barcode: 2007111010865

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' outfit of two parts: white short sleeved T-shirt and brown shorts. The top is decorated with embroidered flowers and with an embroidered inscription "lovely", decorated with glued rhinestones. Size 18 M''

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking to small children because the decorative elements (rhinestones) of the sweatshirt may be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

12
A12/1356/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Monna Rosa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 13141

Batch number/Barcode: 8697833131418

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' dress, with a zip at the back, dark blue and white shoulder straps and a flower decoration on the chest. In the area of the waist there is a sewn belt made of fabric, in dark blue colour which is designed to be tied at the back. The belt has free ends sewn on both sides of the waist which hang beyond the trim of the dress, and which are longer than the requirements when untied. A label specifies the size: 2-3 / 92-98.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of long tie belts which protrude below the lower hem of the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/1357/13

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric hammer

Brand: Black Stone

Name: Poravasara 620W (Electric hammer)

Type/number of model: Type N°: 22675

Batch number/Barcode: Manufactured: 2/2012 / EAN Code: 6 438022 226759

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Technical information: 230V, 50Hz, 620W, 800min-1, diameter of drill bit for concrete 26mm, Class II.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the body of the appliance easily breaks and the handle as well as a piece from the lower part of the appliance come loose. Consequently it is possible to come into contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/1358/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Teorema

Name: Summer Toys - Bolle Giganti

Type/number of model: Ref. 72213 ,
Lot. 2606960

Batch number/Barcode: 017967722137

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Soap bubble solutions in the form of four coloured toy swords, packed in a multicoloured blister.

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by pathogenic micro organisms such as pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococcus haemolyticus

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

15
A12/1359/13

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle

Brand: GIZMOO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: A001T111121031003

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Blue bicycle for young children (5-8 years old) decorated with colourful stickers. The bicycle has a back-pedal brake and is equipped with support wheels. Packaging: bubble foil wrapped around the frame.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the clamp of the bell has sharp edges; and when using the back-pedal brake, the time to brake is increased due to the high difference between the driving and braking positions of the pedal crank, which is higher than the permitted 60°. The chain-guard does not completely cover the edge of the chain, with the risk that clothing may get caught. Furthermore, the static strength of the saddle is not suitable, since the seat is removable, and the support wheels bend when a vertical load is applied, which could impair the balance of the bicycle and cause small children to fall and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

 

16
A12/1360/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: Moto Guzzi,,
Piaggio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Types: LS, LP, LY, LZ; models: 1200 Sport, Griso, Norge, Stelvio, Bellagio; EC type approvals: e11*2002/24*0614*, e11*2002/24*0211*, e11*2002/24*0692*, e11*2002/24*0152*; production period: 2012-2013

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The connecting rod on the lower rear shock strut may break without any previously detectable deterioration while driving. The rear wheel then suddenly dips inwards and blocks.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
France,
Croatia,
Spain,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Denmark  

17
A12/1361/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: China Red

Name: Six Red III

Type/number of model: Model No.: CR5080

Batch number/Barcode: Batch No.: 36F312/021/12

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,
Injuries

The firework can burst too close to the ground (lower than 3m) and at a distance less than the recommended 8m, with the risk that people nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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  

 

18
A12/1362/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' cardigan

Brand: Jintao

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: MER-35 (8802)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Knitted cardigan with zip and collar for babies. The product is decorated with glued rhinestones and dolls made from textile and wood. The pockets are decorated with cords with knots and toggles on the ends. The length of the cords is 32 cm. Size 2.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking to small children because some decorative elements (rhinestones, the wooden head of the dolls and toggles) are easily detachable and can be swallowed. The decorative cords with knots and toggles on the ends could cause a risk of injury if they become trapped. 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  

 

19
A12/1363/13

Croatia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Glo Story Cheng Feng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GPO 5944

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Jacket for girls aged 3-6 years, violet colour, with hood and drawstrings in the neck area, longer than 200 mm. The drawstrings are not fixed. The jacket has a sewn label with information about the size (116).

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the jacket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

20
A12/1364/13

Romania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: S&G

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 163

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Jacket for children up to 7 years old, pink, with white seams. It has a hood and a zip. The hood has a free decorative cord of 86 cm with free ends of 22 cm.

Country of origin: Romania

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/1365/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Six Red V

Type/number of model: CR5080

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/021/12

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

Description: Battery of 16 shots sold in cardboard boxes.

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  

 

22
A12/1366/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Six Red VI

Type/number of model: CR5080

Batch number/Barcode: 36F312/021/12

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

Description: Battery of 16 shots sold 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  

 

23
A12/1367/13

Denmark

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric impact drill

Brand: Selekta

Name: Slagboremaskine (impact drill )

Type/number of model: 51098, lt62105

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Electric impact drill.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the ventilation grill and fan grill may easily break and it is possible to come into contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/1368/13

Denmark

Category: Machinery

Product: Angle grinder

Brand: Selekta

Name: Vinkelsliber (Angle grinder)

Type/number of model: 95205

Batch number/Barcode: 51096

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Angle grinder.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a plastic part for fixing the screw of the rear cover may easily break causing the rear cover to fall off and making live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

25
A12/1369/13

Denmark

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric impact drill

Brand: Power Craft

Name: Slagboremaskine (impact drill )

Type/number of model: 49000

Batch number/Barcode: 90401

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Impact drill " Power Craft".

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Electric shock

The product poses the risk of electric shock because the air intake may easily damage after impact and during the use the metal parts can become live.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

26
A12/1370/13

Denmark

Category: Machinery

Product: Sabre saw

Brand: Power Craft

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 65303, j1f-115r

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Sabre saw.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses the risk of electric shock because the plastic air intake opening may break easily giving access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

27
A12/1371/13

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Angle grinder

Brand: Power Craft

Name: Vinkelslider

Type/number of model: Art.N°: 61329, S1M-KS-125A, Serie N°: 86833 , Manufacturing date: 15-12-2010.

Batch number/Barcode: EAN-code n° 5 709386 613297

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Technical information: 230V, 50Hz, 900W, 11000/min; diameter of grinding wheel 125mm, Class II.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses the risk of electric shock because the windings of the rotor may break down rapidly when in use. The fixing of the back part may easily break and the back part could thus come loose. When the back part is not in place, it is possible to come into contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

28
A12/1372/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's car seats and car carry-cots

Brand: Peg-Perego

Name: Primo Viaggio Tri-fix K, Culla Auto, Young Auto, Martinelli Auto, Universal Kit Auto

Type/number of model: Primo Viaggio Tri-fix K (Individual): Reference number starting with IMKA0000-IMKA0100.,
Primo Viaggio Tri-Fix K (Modular set): Reference number of which starts with IPMS9400-IPMS94IS-IPMS9600-IPMS96IS-IPMS9700-IPMS97IS.,
Culla, Young and Martinelli: Reference number starting with INCL7700-INYG7700-INYN7700-INCR77MA ,
Universal Kit Auto: Reference number starting with IKUNIAU00-IPMS90MA-IKNAVXL00-IKNAUVI00

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: The Primo Viaggio Tri-fix K model is a group 0 car seat. The Martinelli, Culla and Young models are carry-cots and the Universal Kit Auto is the belt used to fix the Navetta carry-cot. All products are packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the buckle of the belt has a production defect which could reduce retention in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark,
Belgium,
Greece  

29
A12/1373/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: Aprilia

Name: Dorsoduro 1200

Type/number of model: Type: TV/0/00, TV/0/01, TV/A/00, TV/A/01. ,
EC type-approval: e11*2002/24*1052*01.

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Years of manufacturing of the motorcycle are 2010 and 2011.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

Insufficient protection between the brake line and the oil supply pipe may cause brake failure.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Spain,
Finland,
Sweden,
Greece  

30
A12/1374/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Aprilia

Name: RSV 4

Type/number of model: Type: RK/0/00, RK/0/01, RK/A/00, RK/A/01. ,
EC type-approval: e11*2002/24*0749*00,

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Years of manufacturing of the motorcycles are 2012-2013.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The valve spring cap may fail and cause the engine to lock.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Portugal,
Finland,
Norway  

31
A12/1375/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric steam iron

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HSI2600-12

Batch number/Barcode: 3609230617056

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Steam iron which bears the symbol of Carrefour and its brand line 'Home'.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cable can easily deteriorate, leaving live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

32
A12/1376/13

Spain

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: iFlame Lighters

Name: Bull

Type/number of model: 39059

Batch number/Barcode: 8502916512261

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Each lighter bears a drawing of a bull against a yellow background with red borders.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it fails to meet the necessary requirements as regards flame height, resistance to spitting, sputtering and flaring and flame extinction.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/1377/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Union-Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: HY9091

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The bikini is red and decorated with flowers and sequins. The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords and there are decorative cords on the left side of the bikini. The size is 140-164.

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 free ends in the neck area and of decorative cords 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  

 

34
A12/1378/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ T-shirt

Brand: Goloxy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: FY-1252

Batch number/Barcode: 7501947315835

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink T-shirt for small girls. The product is decorated with printed shoes pattern, red roses and glued rhinestones and beads.There is an inscription on the product: "Love Dance". Size: 98, 104

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking to small children because small parts (rhinestones and half beads) can be easily detached and swallowed or inhaled.

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

 

35
A12/1379/13

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Meiyu

Name: Mobile Phone

Type/number of model: Model No: 8688MM,
Item No: 0906T011

Batch number/Barcode: 4893138001003

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The toy mobile phone is made of lilac plastic. A flashing antenna and a pink cord are fixed to the phone. On the screen inside the phone there is a picture of a girl. The toy is battery operated and produces different sounds.

Country of origin: China

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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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Latvia  

36
A12/1380/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Tilos

Type/number of model: CR5081,
Batch n: 36F312/023/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery of 16 shots sold in cardboard boxes.

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  

 

37
A12/1381/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Proline Fireworks

Name: Mines and Candles 6

Type/number of model: 5525,
Batch: 43F150/081/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery of 8 shots, sold in cardboard boxes.

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  

 

38
A12/1382/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Proline Fireworks

Name: Mines and Candles 7

Type/number of model: 5525,
Batch: 43F150/081/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery of 8 shots sold in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The product could explode during operation.The stability is insufficient and the sound level is too high.

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  

 

39
A12/1383/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Proline Fireworks

Name: Mines and Candles 8

Type/number of model: 5525,
Batch 43F150/081/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery of 8 shots sold in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The product may explode during operation. The stability is insufficient and the sound level is too high.

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  

 

40
A12/1384/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Thunderstruck

Type/number of model: 2269,
Batch: 43F260/037/12

Batch number/Barcode: 8717438512693

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

Description: Battery of 36 shots sold in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China

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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 Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/1385/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: TIROSS

Name: Latarka diodowa (Rechargeable torch)

Type/number of model: Model: TS-760

Batch number/Barcode: 5 908313 330300

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Rechargeable torch with 13+9 LEDs made of khaki coloured plastic, with a red operating button and a green charge indicator lamp. The LED panel with 13 LEDs is placed under a protective lampcover, which can be screwed down. The 9-LED-panel has a transparent plastic lampcover and is placed in a section on the rear part of the torch which can be opened manually. The battery can be charged with a built-in mains supply cord (cable marking: "RVVB PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V"), which is placed in a storage compartment of the lamp. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because: -The cross-sectional area of the core in the mains supply cord is less than the requirements. In case of short-circuit the wire may overheat and can cause burns. -The dimensions of the plug are less than the requirements and therefore the user may touch the pin of the plug during connection. -The wire end of the mains supply cord is not adequately protected against pulling and twisting, therefore they may become free and accessible. -The basic insulated internal wiring can come into contact with touchable metal parts of the torch and the insulation sleeves on its terminals are not fixed. -The protective lampcover can be removed by hand during charging, and basic insulated live parts of the LED panel are accessible.

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  

 

42
A12/1386/13

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Choke

Name: NYCityLine

Type/number of model: Model: Big Apple 600261

Batch number/Barcode: 4040333311400

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Skateboard, black and red, with 4 red plastic wheels. It has black and metal suspension. The carrying surface is made of plywood. Load capacity: 50-100 kilograms. Packaging: transparent foil.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The products poses a risk of injuries because the plywood surface area can be easily broken, leading to accidents.

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  

 

43
A12/1387/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jeans

Brand: H.L.Xiang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 3128

Batch number/Barcode: 3272760389108

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' jeans decorated with rhinestones, with a belt at the waist. The product is decorated with rivets and sewn sequins. Size: 98.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking to small children because small parts (rivets), if detached, can be swallowed and obstruct the respiratory system.

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

 

44
A12/1388/13

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: J.M. Accessori

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 5017-10

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of skull shaped earrings. The product are packaged in transparent envelopes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 1.15 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

45
A12/1389/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic strings

Brand: L*S - Le Stelle Group

Name: Fashion Strings

Type/number of model: Pack of 20: Item L 7695 ,
Pack of 30: Item L 07694

Batch number/Barcode: Pack of 20: 8034123076958

,
Pack of 30: 8034123076941

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Packets of 20 and 30 strands for braiding, known as "scoubidous", in various colours. A logo on the packaging indicates 'toy not suitable for children aged under 36 months' and the contradictory statement 'this product is not a toy'.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 16% by weight (pack of 20) and 15% by weight (pack of 30) of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

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

 



Other risk levels Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
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Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

46
A11/0072/13

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: Tiger

Name: Puslespil (Puzzle)

Type/number of model: 1701226

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A wooden toy puzzle with 18 pieces that can be arranged to create bears with different facial characteristics and clothing.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (wooden splinters) that could be swallowed by children. Furthermore, the stickers and adhesive may become detached.

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  

Iceland,
Finland,
Greece  

47
A11/0073/13

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden musical blocks

Brand: Boikido

Name: Boikido12 musical blocks

Type/number of model: 7003-Z

Batch number/Barcode: 3337680070038

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Musical blocks consisting of 12 wooden blocks, most of them with built-in rattling effects such as bells. Packaging: cardboard box, size 19 x 19 x 5 cm, with a transparent window to view the toy.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it is composed by two plastic discs glued one to each other that could be easily removed, resulting in two small parts that can be swallowed and get stuck in larynx. 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  

 



(*)

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:
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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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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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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:
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