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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 43 (Published on: 01/11/2013)

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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
A12/1467/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: Nipper Land

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. 1634

Batch number/Barcode: 8698418516347

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' set of dress and bolero, long-sleeved, with cords in the neck area, for children up to 9 months. The dress is chequered, with interwoven threads in brown, pink and cream, with three buttons on the front and five on the back. The bolero has a collar and cords in the area of the neck, with knots at the ends not protected against fraying.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation for children due to the presence of cords in the area of the neck. 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  

 

2
A12/1468/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: AUDI

Name: S6, RS6 and S7

Type/number of model: Models S6, RS6 and S7 codes: 4G**3Y 2011; 4g**3Y 2012; 4G**3Y 2013; 4G**3Y 2014; 4G**RA 2013; 4G**RA 2014

Batch number/Barcode: Not applicable

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger cars. Model code 4G-MY 2011-2012-2013-2014

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Burns ,
Injuries,
Fire

In isolated cases the fuel line may become damaged over time due to manufacturing problems. In the worst case this could cause fuel leakage and pose a potential risk of fire, which could cause burns or an accident with serious injuries.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product and any accompanying measures  

Netherlands,
Germany,
Croatia,
Bulgaria,
Denmark  

3
A12/1469/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Filipp

Name: Flying Bubbles

Type/number of model: Model 2058-7

Batch number/Barcode: 6954725425423

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The soap bubble liquid is contained in little plastic tubes in the form of tools. The product is packed in a colourful box containing 36 items to be sold individually.

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 warneri.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

4
A12/1470/13

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble gun

Brand: Toys Factory Weizhong

Name: Flashing Bubble Gun

Type/number of model: Flashing Bubble Gun ,
No. 99999

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic and cardboard packaging containing a battery-operated bubble gun with two bubble mixture refills. In addition to the name of the product on the cardboard, there is a notice and pictogram indicating that the product is not suitable for children under three years.

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water is too high, and it is contaminated by pathogenic micro organisms such as staphylococcus warneri.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

5
A12/1471/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Coloured pencils

Brand: Artist

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 120016

Batch number/Barcode: 3588270039007

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Six coloured pencils, varnished in the colours of the leads – blue, light brown, yellow, pink, red and black – in a cardboard case. For children aged more than 18 months.

Country of origin: France

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 0.1 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). 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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/1472/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby shoes

Brand: okay baby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2013RRW021598

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Textile baby shoes, blue, white and orange, with elasticated laces. Packaging: clear plastic box. Size 74/80, Age 6-12 months

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.3 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the lining (direct skin contact). DMF is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing DMF are banned according to the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

7
A12/1473/13

Croatia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' jacket

Brand: YA Doctor

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Brown jacket, with hood, for girls aged 3-6 years. There are drawstrings in the neck area. Size: 4.

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  

 

8
A12/1474/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Hey Dude

Name: Abetone Lady

Type/number of model: Dimgray D20004C,
Ref. 45027/23

Batch number/Barcode: 00266559123

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Dark brown leather ankle boots with laces, with checked inner lining and rubber soles. The product is packaged in a grey box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather sole contains 34.7 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/1475/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Offertissima

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3856007591112

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 3 rubber bears (pink, orange and violet) packed in a transparent bag. On the cardboard is written "lovely collection", "made in China", "non toxic"

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.81% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, it contains 0.42% of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

10
A12/1476/13

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle with knobs

Brand: Infiniti Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item 1964-X02 in invoice, item ZKB-012 printed in toy

Batch number/Barcode: -

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A wooden puzzle with painted wild animal figures. A knob attached in every animal.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to loose small parts (the knobs) coming off easily, which could be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

11
A12/1477/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy guns

Brand: Marco's Toys

Name: Airgun

Type/number of model: 868-A (0158 in invoice)

Batch number/Barcode: 8435399001581

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Two plastic guns with five projectiles with suction cups. Description of the packaging: the product comes in a blister pack which bears the words:" Airgun".

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily removed from the projectiles and could be put in the mouth and block the airways.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

12
A12/1478/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Dartboard with magnetic darts

Brand: Come On

Name: Jeu de flechettes magnetiques (Magnetic darts game)

Type/number of model: Ref. 5046

Batch number/Barcode: 2605 0454, Year of manufacture: 2013

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The game consists of a soft suspended target and 6 darts tipped with a magnetic disc. Cardboard packaging approx. 50 cm long.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the surface area of the magnetic metallic discs on the dart-shaped projectiles is less than the required lenght of 3 cm² (0.63 cm²). Furthermore, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of small detachable pieces (the magnetic metallic discs on the darts can be unscrewed) with a magnetic induction flux greater than 50 kg²mm² (852 kG²mm²).

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

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

 

13
A12/1479/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: MY BABY

Type/number of model: Model No. 167-022

Batch number/Barcode: 6111121670226

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The doll is made of yellow plastic, synthetic hair, it is dressed in blue dress, red shoes, the and pink handbag. It is placed in a cellophane package shut with colorful cardboard label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 23.1% of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 

14
A12/1480/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' leggings

Brand: Microbe

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12389

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ leggings, white and champagne colours. At the lower edge of the trouser-legs, satin functional cords with free ends are attached, and rhinestones and pearls are glued. Size: from 6 months to 6 years of age.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords at the lower edge of the trouser-legs. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/1481/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: MITSUBISHI

Name: Lancer Evolution

Type/number of model: Model Lancer Evolution (CZ4A)

Batch number/Barcode: Not applicable

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: The recall concerns Model Year 2008-2014 Lancer Evolution vehicles.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to insufficent strength of the (plastic) weld the clutch master cylinder may break, resulting in fluid leak.The clutch may become inoperative, either to shift gear or to start the car once the engine has been switched off.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Germany,
Sweden,
Croatia,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria  

16
A12/1482/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Feige

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item № 2109

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini intended for girls up to age14: two parts connected r by means of a clipiin the form of a giraffe on the front, in various colours with black dots, with cords in the area of neck, the waist and the back.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings to be tied at the neck. Moreover the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

17
A12/1483/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Pickup truck

Brand: Toyota

Name: Tacoma

Type/number of model: Concerns vehicles built between 2004 and 2011

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Toyota pickup truck.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The safety belt with reel-in mechanism for the front seat is anchored in the rear door. If the rear door is repeatedly closed with force over time, the screws on the seat belt may become loose. As a result, the person on the front seat may not be safely held back in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

18
A12/1484/13

Finland

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: Fashion

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item N°: 400

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: A pair of "oriental style" golden metallic earrings decorated with several diamond-like plastic particles. Attached in a white plastic label with text "Fashion" and enclosed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: India

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 140-150 μg/cm²/week of nickel from the metallic parts of the earring. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

19
A12/1485/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Pan Yu

Name: Olive Quickacting Whitener & Speckle Remover Package

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Cream in a green box with picture of olives and the word "olive" written in white letters.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (8600 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/1486/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Qian Mei

Name: Ginseng cream

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 0040310/0010101

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

Description: Skin cream in a dark green box with picture of a ginseng root.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (4300 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/1487/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Yimei

Name: Yimei Cream

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Skin cream jar packaged in a white box with a green frame and a picture of a woman before/after using the cream.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (1800 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A12/1488/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Pan Yu

Name: Green Tea Quickacting Whitener & Speckle Remover Package

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Whitening cream and speckle remover. Light green box with a picture of tea leaves and a picture of a face before and after using the cream/whitener.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (3300 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/1489/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic Straps

Brand: DIGESMAN

Name: Pulpos ( bungee corde, corde élastique)

Type/number of model: Model N°:DRFY06105, "OCTOPUS" elastic straps

Batch number/Barcode: 843339206152

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Two 52 cm elasticated straps with a pink braided textile cover and metal hooks at each end, packed in a heat-sealed hard transparent plastic blister pack. The four hooks are located inside the blister pack, with the rest of the straps protruding from the bottom of the pack.

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 injury.In addition, the label does not comply with the requirements concerning the safety wornings and instructions for use.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/1490/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: MOTORCYCLE

Brand: YAMAHA

Name: XMax 400

Type/number of model: YP400R

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: 400 cc motorcycle. Chassis numbers from 0001600 to 0002424

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

There may be a problem with the metal sleeve joint of the rear brake tube. As a result the brake tube may detach from the metal sleeve joint, causing a loss of braking force which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Germany,
Ireland,
Croatia,
Bulgaria,
Portugal  

25
A12/1492/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toiletry set

Brand: Street Looks

Name: "Sweetie" Eau de Toilette and Shower Gel

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8715658008729

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

Description: Set comprising one flask of eau de toilette (85 ml) and one tube of shower gel (50 ml).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product (Shower gel) poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 46.8 mg/kg of a mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl-isothiazolin-3-one, which is above the permitted levels (15 mg/kg). Furthermore, the labelling does not meet the requirements.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria,
Slovenia  

26
A12/1493/13

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Soft ball

Brand: B&G International

Name: Splash Ball

Type/number of model: 16145

Batch number/Barcode: 3588270016145

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Small foam balls sold in a variety of colours.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts in the soft ball that can 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  

 

27
A12/1494/13

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swim seat

Brand: FANGDA

Name: Sea 700

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Inflatable swim seat in the form of a car with steering wheel, packed in a plastic bag with a card insert on which appears 'Steer Device Yacht Fangda,' and various texts in a language other than Spanish.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Drowning

Since the product has no instructions, warnings, advice or recommendations for use, this may cause improper use of the product in water, entailing a risk of drowning.The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements that give the impression that it is a toy.

The product also does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/1495/13

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Folding stand for cradle

Brand: Meli Melo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Lot 0213

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Metallic stand with cross-over style frame.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because its stability is insufficient and it can easily tip over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1466.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users,
Destruction of the product  

 

29
A12/1496/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: One Dollar Group

Name: Fishing Game

Type/number of model: model No. 3301

Batch number/Barcode: 5906245302150

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Three crocodiles of different colors (yellow, pink, green, blue and orange) with moving mechanism (wind-up) on four wheels, assembled from separate fragments - in hard plastic.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (feet, wind-up handles, wheels and stickers) that can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children. In addition, when small parts are detached, metallic spikes might stick out and pose a risk of injuries due to sharp edges.

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

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

 

30
A12/1497/13

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Bentley

Name: Continental

Type/number of model: Continental GT,
Continental GTC,
Continental Flying Spur

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles built between July 2006 and June 2010: SCBCE63W67C040371 - SCBDK03W9BC066983

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the rear axle of vehicles fitted with carbon ceramic brakes (CSIC), the stainless steel screws fixing the rotor to the metal bell may fail due to stress corrosion cracking if the vehicle has been used in extreme salt environments.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Netherlands,
Denmark  

31
A12/1498/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Whiten skin

Name: Whiten active anti-sport day and night cream

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Whitening anti-spot day and night cream. Yellow/golden box with "Whiten skin" in white letters and two pictures of a woman before/after use

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (1800 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

32
A12/1499/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo product

Brand: Eternal Ink

Name: Lining Black

Type/number of model: Best before date: 01/2016

Batch number/Barcode: Batch No: E01,
Lot No: 024

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

Description: Tattoo ink for black colour contained in 30ml plastic bottle.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.8 mg/kg of naphtalene. According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, naphtalene as part of the total PAH level should not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/1500/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Jiao Li

Name: Jiao Li cream

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Face cream contained in a blue box with white chinese letters and pictures of a woman before and after using the cream.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (5000 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

34
A12/1501/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Yimei

Name: Whitening spot removing set - Skin Cera (Disoel Fleck White Milk)

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: White box with a green frame and with a picture of a woman. The two products in the box are a green tube and a green cream jar.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (1900 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

35
A12/1502/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Qianli

Name: Qianli cream

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Skin cream packaged in a golden box with Chinese characters

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (2500 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

36
A12/1503/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB power supply

Brand: Corelectrics

Name: USB Power Adapter

Type/number of model: USBW392

Batch number/Barcode: BC5060023963923

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: UK 3 pin wall plug with USB output. Supplied in a plastic packet.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The electrical insulation is insufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

37
A12/1504/13

Norway

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Facing you [translation from Arabic]

Name: Garlic whitening spot removing set

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Green box containing a small green jar and a green and white tube. On the packagin are the name of the brand and product in arabic letters, a picture of a girl with a zipper in her face and a picture of a garlic.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (4000 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

38
A12/1505/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: SUZUKI

Name: GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000

Type/number of model: GSX-R600 (K4/K5/K6/K7/K8/K9/L0/L1/L2/L3) GSX-R750 (K4/K5/K6/K7/K8/K9/L0/L1/L2/L3) GSX-R1000 (K5/K6/K7/K8/K9/L0/L1/L2/L3)

Batch number/Barcode: The recall concerns motorcycles produced from 03/12/2003 to 20/06/2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Corrosion in the brake system may generate gas which may not be adequately purged from the master cylinder.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Netherlands,
Sweden,
Ireland,
Croatia,
Bulgaria,
Denmark  

39
A12/1506/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toiletry set

Brand: Street Looks

Name: Machismo Eau de Toilette and Machismo Shower Gel/Gel Douche

Type/number of model: 8715658008767

Batch number/Barcode: 8715658008767

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

Description: Touletery set comprising 1 bottle of parfum (Eau de toilette, 85 ml) and 1 tube of shower gel (50 ml).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product (a shower gel) poses a chemical risk due to excessive concentration of preservatives. The measured values of 5-chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one (up to 33.70 mg/kg) is higher than the permitted limit of 15 mg/kg. Furthermore, the labelling does not meet the requirements.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria,
Slovenia  

40
A12/1507/13

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: HAO XU

Name: Girl Fashion

Type/number of model: Item No: 615-A

Batch number/Barcode: 6950010586596

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll, approx 27 cm tall, with blond hair, dressed in a yellow skirt and pink blouse.

Packaging: cardboard box (30cm x 4,5cm) with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24,6% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/1508/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Eternal Ink

Name: Lining Black

Type/number of model: Batch#E01, LOT#321, best before 11/2015

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Black tattoo ink in plastic bottle of 30 ml.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), of which 4.4 mg/kg of naphthalene. 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 ppm.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovenia  



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

42
A11/0076/13

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colouring product

Brand: L'Oreal

Name: Inoa Ultra Blond

Type/number of model: Batch: 052965894

Batch number/Barcode: 3474630470309

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

Description: The product consists of a tube of colouring cream and a rich oxidant.

Country of origin: France

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Chemical

The chemical composition of the product could cause hair breakage and skin irritation.

94 cases of hair breakage and 30 cases of various skin effects (skin discomfort or scalp irritation) have been reported.

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

Austria,
Slovenia  




Weekly overview report on professional products


Serious risk 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: (*)

43
A12/1491/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Truck

Brand: Scania

Name: R 500 LA 4x2

Type/number of model: Type: B 4x2, B 6x2, A 4x2, B 6x4, A 6x2/4, B 6x2/4, A 6x2*4, B 6x2*4, A 6x4, B 8x4, B 8x2, B 8x2*6, B8x4*4, B 10x4*6, EB6x2*4NI ABE: H 467, K 922, H 285, H 505 Sales designation: R 500 LA 4x2 Manufacturing year: 2012 - 2013

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Trucks Scania R 500 LA 4x2. Recall code: RC 131007.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

As a result of possible manufacturing faults connected with the crimping of the brake hoses, the latter are liable to detach from their connection. This may result in the braking efficiency being lost from a wheel station or the application of the parking brake.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Croatia,
Bulgaria,
Denmark  

(*)

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.

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

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

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