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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 42 (Published on: 25/10/2013)

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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: (*)

1
A12/1420/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Happy star

Name: Modern Charm

Type/number of model: Art. N°: MPI54678

Batch number/Barcode: 5900368546781

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The toy is a plastic doll with soft head. It is dressed in a shirt with a button in the neck area and a suit in white and golden colours. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 24.9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/1421/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with accessories

Brand: Happy star

Name: My delicate fashion vogue girl

Type/number of model: Art. N°: MPJ99992

Batch number/Barcode: 5900368999921

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The product is a toy set consisting of a plastic doll with the following accessories: three dresses, magic wand and a bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/1422/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Gazelo toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Z0850-Z0850-12

Batch number/Barcode: 5907773926504

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic squeezable duck shaped toy (of 74 mm height), made of soft, flexible pink plastic material with spikes. Feet (13 mm long) of the toy are made of hard plastic. Eyes and beak are painted. Inside the toy there is a spherical element that emits light (flashes) when shaken.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (duck’s feet) may be easily detached by a child when playing. Children may therefore put them into the mouth and swallow them.

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  

 

4
A12/1423/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: PSE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 8812

Batch number/Barcode: 3 meters: 5291788005232 ,
5 meters: 5291788003924

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead of 3 and 5m, with a switch button and neon power lamp, sold in a red and black plastic package. The sockets allow dual use of plugs.

Country of origin: China

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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it can easily catch fire as its resistance to heat is insufficient. In addition, the product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts with high voltage are easily accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard BS1363.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/1424/13

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: CIGIOKI

Name: Happy Girl

Type/number of model: 1529,
Lotto N. 201203

Batch number/Barcode: EAN : 8034048115145

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Baby doll packed in pink cardboard box with transparent window in front.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 28, 3% bis(2-etylhexyl phthalate) (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

6
A12/1425/13

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: TO.BIA'S GIOCHI

Name: LISA Fashion

Type/number of model: Art.N.: 26288G,
NM20111207

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8023297769339

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Baby doll packed in cardboard box with transparent window in front.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 17,6 % bis (2-etylhexyl phthalate) (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

7
A12/1426/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Target Sportswear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B14240

Batch number/Barcode: 0011288043004

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's clothing set in dark blue and red: a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt, for children aged 4. The sweatshirt has a hood with red drawstrings. The sweatshirt has a zip in the middle of the garment.

Country of origin: Greece

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Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

8
A12/1427/13

Germany

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Glass bottle and carafe

Brand: Magazin

Name: Flasche Glasbidon - Karaffe Glasdekant

Type/number of model: Glass bottle - Serial No: 41806 ,
Glass carafe - Serial No: 41807

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: Bottles and carafes in transparent glass with screw top.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily explode when filled with carbonated liquids.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

9
A12/1428/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ clothing set

Brand: Nipper Land

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. 5488

Batch number/Barcode: 8698418554882

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Set of leggings and a tunic for girls aged 6 – 24 months, in different colours: brown, white and pink. The tunic has a textile functional cord in the waist, to be tied in front of the garment, sewn in two points, with width about 2.4 cm and length over 40 cm. The tunic is long-sleeved with a long collar in front, on which there is a decoration of a flower with a pearl in the middle; in the lower left side of the tunic there are 3 similar flowers with pearls.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injury to small children due to the presence of functional cords in the area of the waist longer than 140 mm. 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  

 

10
A12/1429/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: Target Sportswear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: G14125

Batch number/Barcode: 0011000037004

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' clothing set of a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt in pink, black and green, for children of 4 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with green drawstrings, and a zip; the trousers have black drawstrings.

Country of origin: Greece

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

11
A12/1430/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ cardigan set

Brand: Nipper Land

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. No. 5642

Batch number/Barcode: 8698418556428

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Knitted cardigan for girls with artificial fur collar and a separate scarf. The product is sold in two different colours: pink and beige. The cardigan has four large buttons on the front, it is long-sleeved and is intended for children aged from 2 to 6 years.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

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  

 

12
A12/1431/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Target Sportswear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B14315

Batch number/Barcode: 0011303039004

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's clothing set: a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt, in blue and black, for children aged 4. The sweatshirt has a hood with blue drawstrings, 21 cm each long. The sweatshirt has got a zip in the middle of the garment and writing across the front "Target Way & Sports".

Country of origin: Greece

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Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

13
A12/1432/13

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke detector

Brand: Linxor

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: JB-SO1

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 91000000 - Safety / Security / Surveillance

Description: The product is sold in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

The smoke alarm does not have sufficient sensitivity and can fail to generate an alarm signal. This would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire risk.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

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

 

14
A12/1433/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Cangaroo

Name: Hanna

Type/number of model: № G608

Batch number/Barcode: 3800146233495

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Combined children’s stroller, consisting of a chassis with a carry-cot for a newborn baby and a 'basket' for a child 6 months old. The label and briefing manual are in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an inadequate locking mechanism placed in the lower left section and because the product can move when left on an inclined surface. Moreover, the product poses a risk of choking to small children because small parts (zip puller placed in the backrest) could be easily removed and swallowed. 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  

 

15
A12/1434/13

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Laser & Led Light

Type/number of model: Item no: 806

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Laser and LED torch with an attached key-ring. The head of the product is silver while the body comes in various colours (purple, red and silver). The device is powered by two button cells. The products are sold on a cardboard sheet.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is classified as a Class 3A laser product. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/1435/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical toy set

Brand: BULLYCAN

Name: Party band

Type/number of model: B661

Batch number/Barcode: Batch n°: 1207/9000868, Bar code: 8413419135898

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The product is composed of four musical instruments: a rattle with bells, a pair of maracas and a trumpet.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toys can easily break releasing small parts that could be swallowed by small children. Furthermore, the handles of the green and yellow maracas are too long and could get stuck in the mouth of the child.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/1436/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic straps

Brand: BRICMAN

Name: PULPO ELÁSTICO

Type/number of model: Reference: 090850 Pieza

Batch number/Barcode: 8424906908505

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Two elastic cords, 1.5m in length, covered with red webbing with black metal hooks at either end. The packaging is a clear plastic bag stapled shut with a piece of card folded in half. The brand name, article name, quantity and measurements appear on the front of the card.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The metal hooks can detach from the elastic strap which can lead to injury to the user. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/1437/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: OX-ON

Name: Driver II ( Goatskin leather glove )

Type/number of model: Art No.: 096.09

Batch number/Barcode: 5 701952 096091

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Work gloves in cream coloured leather, lined with white material.

Country of origin: Denmark

No pictures are available

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains up to 12.0 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/1438/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Next Generation Fireworks

Name: "Kill Bill"

Type/number of model: 294, 43F555/105/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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  

 

20
A12/1439/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Next Generation Fireworks

Name: Oplawaai

Type/number of model: 242, 43F555/073/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient. People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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  

 

21
A12/1440/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Next Generation Fireworks

Name: Schitterend

Type/number of model: 296; 43F555/126/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

Stability during functioning is insufficient.

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  

 

22
A12/1441/13

Croatia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: ÇAK - SAN

Name: Mutfak çakmaklari (kitchen lighters)

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 4763710270458

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Novelty lighter in the shape of a gun. The lighter has 3-parts: gun grip in red colour, barrel of the gun with trigger in white colour and lighter which is placed in the barrel of the gun. By pulling the trigger at the top of the gun barrel a flame appears. Sold in packages containing 12 pieces, individually packaged in transparent PVC bags.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Burns,
Fire

The products pose the risks of burns and fire because the safety requirements are not respected. It is therefore possible that a child will play with them and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

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  

 

23
A12/1442/13

Croatia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: HONG HC CHENG

Name: Hongcheng smoking set- refined series lighters

Type/number of model: BK 610-045

Batch number/Barcode: 4763710270458

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Novelty lighter in the shape of a big match. The product is made of plastic and metal. The body of the lighter is yellow and the head (top of the match) is red. The lighter ignites by pressing down the switch which is located in the middle of the lighter, creating a flame at the top of the match.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Burns,
Fire

The products pose the risks of burns and fire because the safety requirements are not respected. It is therefore possible that a child will play with them and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

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  

 

24
A12/1443/13

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Handheld lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name: Auto working lamp

Type/number of model: WJO-56

Batch number/Barcode: 0000011309185

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Handheld lamp packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the anchorage of the hand-held lamp does not protect against stress and because all the conductors and other pieces could easily break.

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

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

 

25
A12/1444/13

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke detector

Brand: EYSTON

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: SD-131HSF, Lot No: 05S11

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 91000000 - Safety / Security / Surveillance

Description: White "Eyston" smoke detector, powered by battery 9V LR 622.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Fire,
Asphyxiation

The smoke alarm does not have sufficient sensitivity and can fail to generate an alarm signal. This would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire risk.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

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

 

26
A12/1445/13

Italy

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply unit

Brand: Unknown

Name: AC Adapter

Type/number of model: AC Adapter

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Power supply unit contained in a paper envelope.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances in the power unit are not sufficient. In addition, the power unit does not have instructions for use.

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

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

 

27
A12/1446/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hot plate

Brand: Arinsal

Name: Placas Electricas

Type/number of model: JB-3218

Batch number/Barcode: 8433392061533

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Single electric hot plate packed in a cardboard box. The technical specifications are the following: 220 -240V -50/60Hz, 1000W.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation and the section of the cable are insufficient as well as its resistance to heat. Since the cable is not properly anchored it can easily touch hot parts of the appliance: given the low insulation this may leave live parts of the cable accessible.

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  

 

28
A12/1447/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy bow and rifle

Brand: Marco's Toys

Name: 1. Bow: Super Toxophily 2. Rifle: Shootgame powerful

Type/number of model: Bow:1924 ,
Rifle: 1925

Batch number/Barcode: Bow: 8435399002663,
Rifle: 8435399002670

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 1. Bow: Toy bow and arrows with suction cups. 2. Rifle: Toy rifle with projectiles with suction cups The rifle comes with other accessories such as a toy mobile telephone. Both are packaged in a colourful blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of choking because small parts (the arrows and projectiles suction cups) could easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the projectiles and arrows is too high.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

29
A12/1448/13

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy puzzle mat

Brand: Pamax

Name: Tappeto Alfabeto

Type/number of model: N.:061-2,
lotto:LUGLIO2012

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8033765687300

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Puzzle with coloured letters packed in clear plastic bag with a coloured label inside. On label there is an age warning unsuitable for children under the age of 3.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that 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.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

30
A12/1449/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Jumbo

Name: Venus

Type/number of model: Orange colour Item Nr: E-1266-1 ,
Red colour: Item Nr: E-1266-2

Batch number/Barcode: Orange: 0264051000031,
Red: 0264042000033

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Children's pushchair sold in orange and red colours.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because : - an insufficient distance between fixed and moving parts of the movable cover and of the footrest could cause entrapment; - the brake is not activated simultaneously on all rear wheels; - the handles can easily reverse thus preventing proper handling of the pushchair.

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  

31
A12/1450/13

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: 3 in 1 - LASER - Pointer & Led Pen

Type/number of model: KQ-KM,
Batch: 120630-600

Batch number/Barcode: 8129779518918

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

Description: Laser and LED pen sold in various colors (red, green and blue). The device is powered by two button cells. The products are packed in a black cardboard box which holds 24 pieces. Manufacture date: June 2012

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3A laser product, and potentially dangerous to the sight in any conditions of use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

32
A12/1451/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic straps

Brand: MUNCHINA

Name: Cuerda pulpo

Type/number of model: model no. 73979 'Octopus', 3 PC, 0.8 m

Batch number/Barcode: 8435322739734

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Three cylindrical elastic straps, coloured blue, red and green, finished at both ends with black metal hooks. Plastic blister pack, with labelling on the blue upper part.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The metal hooks can detach from the elastic strap when under tension, hitting the user or anyone in its trajectory and causing him/her serious injury.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/1452/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal Ink

Name: Triple Black

Type/number of model: Lot: 087 ,
Batch: 02

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Black liquid in 30 ml plastic bottle with screw cap. Best-before date 04/2014.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.4 mg/kg of policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

34
A12/1453/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's chair

Brand: M&E (Maximo Encanto)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12007

Batch number/Barcode: 5605858120075

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Metal chair with a plastic seat decorated with brightly coloured pictures. There is no packaging and the seat is wrapped in plastic with a label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.85% di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

35
A12/1454/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: LEONADO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model N°: C15

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Light pink and white girl’s bikini. The top of the bikini is decorated with sewn flowers. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The bottom of the bikini is decorated with bows.The product is available in purple and white colour.Size: -3; 4-5; 6-7; 7-8; 9-10.

Country of origin: Italy

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Strangulation,
Injuries

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 at the back of the swimsuit.

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

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

 

36
A12/1455/13

Croatia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Good Kid

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' sweatshirt with a hood, brown with pink sleeves, for children 3-6 years old. The drawstrings in the neck area are long more than 200 mm. Size: 4, 6.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

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

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

 

37
A12/1456/13

Croatia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Summer love

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini with pink and white stripes, for girls 3-6 years old: the upper part has functional cords to be tied in the neck area. Size: 6.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck and in the back areas. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 14682.

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

 

38
A12/1457/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: PRIMIGI

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 81480/00 Loren

Batch number/Barcode: 8148000210103

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: White leather shoes for young girls, decorated with leather flowers and beads. Packaging: paper box, size: 21

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking to small children due to the presence of small parts (beads) that can be easily detached and swallowed. The product does not comply with the relevant standard.

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

 

39
A12/1458/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: X- Treme fire works

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 600-3720, 43F318/063/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery 9 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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  

 

40
A12/1459/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Diamond Dance

Name: Batteri de monocoups (Batteries of single-shot)

Type/number of model: DC020

Batch number/Barcode: 36F311/022/12

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

Description: Battery 20 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Burns,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient.

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  

 

41
A12/1460/13

The Netherlands

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Heron Fireworks

Name: Cake 9

Type/number of model: 5307, 43F276/055/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery 25 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The stability during functioning is insufficient. People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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  

 

42
A12/1461/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bedding set

Brand: TED

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Children’s collection – Everything for your good sleep

Batch number/Barcode: 3800140100625,
3800140102742,
3800140102759

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Children’s bedding set (5 pieces), which includes a white pillow, a colourful pillow case, a colourful cover, a sheet and a textile piece in 6 parts to place around the sides of a cot.

Country of origin: Bulgaria

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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of choking and suffocation to small children, in case some filling material comes out in the form of fine fibres which may be swallowed or inhaled by the baby. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 12945.

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

 

43
A12/1462/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun shooting set

Brand: Super Shooters

Name: Police Force Gun

Type/number of model: 090-6

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The set includes 2 blue guns, 1 silver and 1 gold pistol with black grips, 2 police badges, 2 hand grenades, 6 blue and 6 black projectiles with orange suction cups. Packaging: blister card

Country of origin: China

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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic projectiles of the toy contain 8,3% by weight of di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1,8% by weight of Dibutyl - phthalate (DBP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Moreover, the product poses a risk of choking to children because the suction cups could be easily removed and swallowed by small children. 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

44
A12/1463/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: A-1768B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Jacket for children with zip, a hood that can be removed and drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. The coat is reversible. Size: 134-164.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation for children due to the presence of the drawstring placed in the hood with metal toggles on the ends that may get caught in objects (eg. doors, wheel spokes). 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  

 

45
A12/1464/13

Germany

Category: Construction products

Product: Solid fuel stove

Brand: Ambra

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: M98 - Antique bronze

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 79000000 - Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning

Description: Stove for solid fuel combustion. The stove consists of a rectangular antique-style casing, presumably made of cast steel. The casing stands on four decorative feet, which are screwed to the casing.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns because the controls are not sufficiently insulated. Moreover, the various leaking parts of the stove could cause fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13240.

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

 

46
A12/1465/13

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Cable reel

Brand: Not available

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: U6-240

Batch number/Barcode: 4810158006047

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Cord extension set for 3 plugs. Product packed in clear plastic bag with a label.

Country of origin: Belarus

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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because there is no protection against excessive temperatures and the insulation of the cables is insufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61242.

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

 

47
A12/1466/13

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable light

Brand: GTV

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: OS-KAX527-10

Batch number/Barcode: 5908231301291

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Portable light, 8 W, in a clear plastic bag with label.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The portable light poses a risk of electric shock because the anchorage of the lamp cord does not protect against stress and parts of the cord can be easily broken.

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

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

 



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
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

48
A12/1419/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Truck

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: Econic

Type/number of model: EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0985*, e1*2007/46*0372*, e1*2007/46*0986, e1*2007/46*0987*, e1*2007/46/*0988*, e1*2007/46*0984* Type:957 Model: Econic.

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Trucks Mercedes-Benz Econic. Manufacturing year: January 2013 – April 2013

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The cab tilt cylinder pin locking screw may not have been tightened to the prescribed torque. As a result, it could work loose from the bushing when the vehicle is in operation causing the front end of the cylinder to fall onto the air horn or onto the road.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Finland,
United Kingdom  

(*)

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

Das Herunterladen und die Vervielfältigung zum Zwecke der nicht kommerziellen oder kommerziellen Weiterverbreitung von Texten und Fotos in den RAPEX-Meldungen unterliegen der vorherigen Genehmigungspflicht.

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

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.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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