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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 44 (Published on: 08/11/2013)

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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
A12/1509/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Unknown

Name: South

Type/number of model: 600-3720

Batch number/Barcode: 43F318/063/12

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

Description: Battery 25 shots; transport packaging in 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  

 

2
A12/1510/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Vulcan

Name: Heavy Hitz

Type/number of model: DC012

Batch number/Barcode: 43F431/071/12

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

Description: Battery 16 shots; transport packaging in 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  

 

3
A12/1511/13

The Netherlands

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Vulcan

Name: Star Gazer

Type/number of model: Imperial collection IC027

Batch number/Barcode: 43F287/044/12

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Battery 70 shots; transport packaging in 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  

 

4
A12/1512/13

Croatia

Category: Furniture

Product: Bunk bed

Brand: Dona Lux

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: DONA LUX 2088x1005x1500mm

Batch number/Barcode: unknown

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

Description: Wooden bunk bed made of beech and hornbeam, with two sleeping levels. Packaging: Two cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: Croatia

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the opening for access to the upper part of the bunk bed is wider than the standard allows, and the upper surface of the bunk bed is not equipped with safety barriers all around the bed. A child could therefore fall off the bed through the excessively wide ladder hole. Moreover, the upper part of the bed can be disconnected from the lower part.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747-2.

In addition, the instructions for use and markings are not in accordance with the standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/1513/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Unknown

Name: Bubble Series

Type/number of model: Item N°: 1868

Batch number/Barcode: 5530590

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Yellow, sword-shaped bubble blower. The sword edge is filled with bubble-forming, clear liquid.

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. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

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

 

6
A12/1514/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's tracksuit

Brand: Famous Sports

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: DRO-FS-FZH1

Batch number/Barcode: 5291666106242

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Navy coloured tracksuit, intended for children aged 6-8 years, with drawstrings in the neck/hood area with a length of 280 mm.

Country of origin: Malaysia

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood/neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product  

 

7
A12/1515/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic strap

Brand: DEL

Name: Cuerda Pulpo

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8435221016738

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: 150cm elastic strap with a coloured textile cover and metal hooks at each end, sold in a blister pack with folded cardboard label.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the metal hooks can easily detach from the strap and hit the user or anyone in the trajectory. In addition, the label does not comply with requirements concerning safety warnings 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  

 

8
A12/1516/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Toiletry set

Brand: Street Looks

Name: Sporty

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8715658008774

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

Description: A beauty set comprising one bottle of eau de toilette (85 ml) and one tube of shower gel (50 ml).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The shower gel poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 45.5 mg/kg of a mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2 methylisothiazol-3(2H)-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 Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria,
Slovenia  

9
A12/1517/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Carnavalito

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 73413 (Size 8),
Ref. 73414 (Size 10),
Ref 73415 (Size 12)

Batch number/Barcode: 8412741734113

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: "Superman" fancy dress costume with a red hood which ties at the neck, packed in a plastic bag with a hanger and card insert with the label.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

10
A12/1518/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wooden soother holder

Brand: Planet Baby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 175

Batch number/Barcode: 8436004781751

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Soother holder made up of a chain of wooden balls in different colours, including one wooden piece in the shape of a mouse. The product has a holder at the end with a safety clip. It is sold attached to a cardboard sheet.

Country of origin: Germany

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break into small parts that can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/1519/13

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Face painting set

Brand: Unknown

Name: Face Paint Set

Type/number of model: Item No: X-92104

Batch number/Barcode: Lot 10/10/2012 Barcode 5050577921043

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

Description: Face painting set: face paints (4), face crayons (3) and sponge (1) on a white plastic supporting tray, contained in a blue cardboard box with clear plastic window and coloured graphics.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product contains excessive amounts of lead:

Orange Facepaint: 41 mg/kg

Yellow Facepaint: 64 mg/kg

Blue face crayon/ facepaint: 39 mg/kg

There is a risk of dermal absorption of lead as well as a risk of ingestion.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/1520/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden rattle with bells

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. LI-69494

Batch number/Barcode: 8424222694946

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Wooden rattle, 22 cm long, representing a doll, with a body in the form of a rectangular block. Three metal bells are fixed to each side of the block. Both the body and the head of the doll are painted in bright colours (pink, red, green and yellow). The rattle is presented in a cellophane bag with a self-sealing closure and a round label is attached.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the bells) can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. Furthermore, the handle is too long and could obstruct the airways if put into the mouth.

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  

 

13
A12/1521/13

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Garden shredder

Brand: WEIBANG

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: WB SH 4003 E, manufactured in 2012

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 81000000 - Lawn / Garden Supplies

Description: The product and packaging weight is 63 kg and the dimensions including the packaging are 105cm x 85cm x 55cm

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Cuts

The cutting mechanism is easily accessible when the appliance is in use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 13683.

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

 

14
A12/1522/13

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: 3 in 1 pram

Brand: Procosmo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: The product consists of a car seat, a carrycot and a pushchair. Has beige fabric with circles.

Country of origin: Poland

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Choking

The material around the hood of the pushchair is not completly sewn and forms an open pocket. A child can insert a hand in the pocket and access the fibrous foam and place it in the mouth, which could obstruct the airways and cause the child to choke or vomit.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

15
A12/1523/13

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Atomic Electronic LOGOLIGHT

Name: "Love you Prince"

Type/number of model: 36.022 37

Batch number/Barcode: 4014663068549

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Novelty Lighters with image projection. Pictures of a little girl, an elephant or a frog are projected by pressing a small white button on the side of the lighter.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The lighters are novelty lighters which are attractive to young children.

The products do 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  

 

16
A12/1524/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with sweets

Brand: Unknown

Name: Bombing Plane

Type/number of model: Model No. 136

Batch number/Barcode: 6933893314548

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A toy plastic aeroplane containing sweets, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

Small parts of the toy aeroplane can easily detach and pose a risk of choking.

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  

 

17
A12/1525/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with sweets

Brand: Unknown

Name: Space Doggy

Type/number of model: 44088

Batch number/Barcode: 6933893315125

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A toy plastic dog containing sweets, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

Small parts of the toy dog can easily detach and pose a risk of choking.

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

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

 

18
A12/1526/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with sweets

Brand: Unknown

Name: Candy Toys - Interesting Animals

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6957694848736

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic toy in the form of a lion with sweets.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

Small parts of the toy can easily detach and pose a risk of choking.

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  

 

19
A12/1527/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: AUDI

Name: A8

Type/number of model: A8

Batch number/Barcode: The recall affects vehicles manufactured between March and July 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The glass sliding roof of vehicles affected may suddenly break, causing the monolayer safety glass to break up into small pieces. This could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Netherlands,
Ireland,
Croatia,
Denmark,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Hungary  

20
A12/1528/13

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Two-wheeled skateboard - Vigorboard

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: A two-wheeled skateboard (vigorboard), in blue colour, made of plastic and aluminium, with an anti-slip coating. It is placed inside a case made of textile material in blue colour. The vigorboard is divided into two platforms connected with an axle.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the corners and the edges of the board are not rounded and have sharp or protruding parts. The required minimum radius of the outer line of the board is not respected.

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

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

 

21
A12/1529/13

Italy

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Vacuum flasks

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Five product types: 1) Item No VA05/10, capacity: 0.5/1.0 l; 2) Item No ZC05/10, capacity: 0.5/1.0 l; 3) Item No VF05/10, capacity: 0.5/1.0 l; 4) Item No JS 1033/2533, capacity: 0.5/1.0 l; 5) Delux Drinking Set H9510T 2 pcs: 0,5 l flask and 1 l flask.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: The flasks are packed in cardboard boxes printed with a picture of the product, a description and the reference.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

22
A12/1530/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: LiHe

Name: Anlily - Fashion girls

Type/number of model: Model: LH1203-6,
REF: 1819

Batch number/Barcode: 8431458018194

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with party clothes and accessories.The product is sold in pink cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 26.1% 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: Import rejected at border  

 

23
A12/1531/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for electronic cigarettes

Brand: Sedansa

Name: Plug 'n Vape

Type/number of model: Green Tea 16 mg ,
Lot production date: 25.08.2012

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Liquid refill (10ml) for electronic cigarettes, contained in a plastic bottle with an orange cap. Hazard pictograms appear on the cardboard packaging and on the bottle.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

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Chemical

The packaging lacks a clear reference to the presence of nicotine (1.5%) and does not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning. The user therefore has no information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Destruction of the product  

 

24
A12/1532/13

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Girls' hair-clips

Brand: Xiao Fang Jewelry

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 0070

Batch number/Barcode: 0200000006

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Girls' metal hairclips in red, pink, blue, yellow, orange, to which is glued a small strawberry made of soft material with the inscription "HAPPY". Packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking to small children because small parts (the decorative strawberry) can easily be detached from the product and could be put in the mouth and swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

25
A12/1533/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Diabolo with light

Brand: Vending Sabadell

Name: Diver Giro

Type/number of model: Reference 769-B

Batch number/Barcode: Unkwown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Diabolo with lights powered by button cells. The product is packaged in transparent plastic box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

With use the product can deteriorate leaving the battery compartment easily accessible. The button batteries can be swallowed by children, thus posing a chemical risk.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

26
A12/1534/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for dolls

Brand: SONIA

Name: Beautiful pram

Type/number of model: Item Nº: 03-71660

Batch number/Barcode: 8349003716603

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Pushchair for dolls. The toy is sold in a sealed bag made of thin plastic. A sheet of card is affixed to the upper part of the bag which serves as the product label. The pushchair is composed of a white metal frame with pink wheels, safety brakes and handlebars. The fabric covering the metal frame is light green and pink with a floral motif.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the pushchair collapses extremely easily with a consequent risk of injury due to entrapment, mainly of fingers, between moving parts. Furthermore, a child may sit in the pushchair for dolls, fall to the ground and injure him/herself on impact.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

27
A12/1535/13

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with sweets

Brand: Yummy Toys

Name: Heli Tiger

Type/number of model: No. 8808

Batch number/Barcode: 66933893315026

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic toy helicopter containing sweets; supplied in a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

Small parts of the toy can easily detach and could pose a risk of choking.

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  

 

28
A12/1536/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic fishing toy

Brand: Xi Gi Toy

Name: Pleasure fishing

Type/number of model: Model No 322-B11, Ref. F-92229

Batch number/Barcode: 8433760922299

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Magnetic fishing toy comprised of a fishing rod and four coloured fish in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The toy contains a magnet which can come loose and has a magnetic flux index which is too high.

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  

 

29
A12/1537/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SDS

Name: Ballerina

Type/number of model: Stamp on lining: 621-BL 39; Stamp on front of box: Style No 6291-BL, Color khaki, Size 39; Stamp on box: SDS ®

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: One pair of khaki-coloured ballerina shoes with decorative rivets over the top of the toes.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 69 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the inner sole. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product  

 

30
A12/1538/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy with magnet

Brand: Out of the Blue

Name: Magnets peluche mer (Soft plush magnet)

Type/number of model: Article N°63/1058

Batch number/Barcode: 4 029811145744

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Stuffed soft toy in the shape of a fish including a magnet.

Country of origin: Germany

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small elements (eyes) can be easily removed by small children, put in the mouth, get stuck and block the airways flow.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Destruction of the product  

 

31
A12/1539/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Trike

Brand: Harley-Davidson

Name: TG1

Type/number of model: EC-type approval: e4*2002/24*2925*00 Production period 24.7.2013 - 2.9.2013

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Three-wheeled motorcycle

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rear braking circuit can be damaged if the steering angle is too great. This can reduce the effectiveness of the rear wheel brake and/or undermine the steering.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Slovakia,
Spain,
Sweden  

32
A12/1540/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Jiabeini

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item № 0808

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini in different colours. The top has been supplied with functional cords in the neck and back area with free ends. Sizes 28 and 30.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/1541/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' swimming costume

Brand: Jiabeini

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item № 0689

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' one-piece swimming costumes, in cyclamen colour, supplied with functional cords in the neck and back area with free ends.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of halter neck cords and cords that are tied at the back.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

34
A12/1542/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' pullover

Brand: Nipper Land

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: art. 5859

Batch number/Barcode: 8698418558590

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ polo neck sweater, in various colours: pink, cream colour, light purple, dark purple and dark pink. On the front of the sweater there are attached white pearls /plastic/ forming a big heart and to the left of the heart there is a white ribbon with a pearl in the middle. Size: 2-3 years.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of decorative elements (pearls) that could be easily detached and swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

 

35
A12/1543/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Color`s Land

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: art. N°: 9516

Batch number/Barcode: 8698418595168

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ jacket in pink and cream colour. In the lower left section of the jacket there is an inscription „Miss Colors” in silver thread. In the chest area (parallel to the zipper) to the left and right there are 3 attached silver rhinestones. Size: 9-12 months.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of decorative elements (rhinestones) that could be easily detached and swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

 

36
A12/1544/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' jacket

Brand: A classic fashion

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: W-078

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Lined windbreaker for children with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper and includes an unfixed, elastic drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Size: 134-164.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood with toggles on the ends. The drawstring is made out of elastic so if a child pulls it, the toggles could spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 

37
A12/1545/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: FJHU

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model n°: SWF913

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The outfit for children consists of trousers and lined sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed with zipper. The hood of the sweatshirt includes non-fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: S-XXL.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional drawstring placed in the hood with toggles on the ends.The drawstring are made out of rubber, if the child pulls them, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing eye and face injuries.

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  

 

38
A12/1546/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: AD miring

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: KT-1258

Batch number/Barcode: 5999031100566

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The outfit for children consists of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Love Heart". The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings. Size: 134-164.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries for children because of 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

39
A12/1557/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden musical toy set

Brand: Tchibo

Name: Holz-Musik-instrumente-Set ( Set of Wooden Instruments)

Type/number of model: 287768

Batch number/Barcode: 4043002877689

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Brightly painted wooden musical toy comprising a drum, castanet, bell, crocodile-shaped rattle and two egg shakers. Packaging: cardboard box with a picture of a young child.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because the wooden nose of the crocodile may break off and could be swallowed by small children. A sharp, wooden splinter can also break off the egg shaker causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Destruction of the product  

 



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

40
A11/0078/13

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Games with suction darts

Brand: Petron

Name: 1) Fun Blow Pipe; 2) Fun Hand Bow; 3) Stealth Sucker Darts

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5 060067 590994

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 1) Orange plastic blow pipe with blue plastic darts in an orange cardboard box. 2) Orange cross bow with blue darts in an orange cardboard box. 3) Six black suction darts in a blister pack.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Choking

All three products have darts where there is a possibility that the end protrusion on the darts may come off. If the darts are placed near the mouth there is a possibility of a choking hazard.

The products do not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

 



(*)

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.

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

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

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

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

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

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

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
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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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