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Report 46 (Published on: 22/11/2013)

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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
A12/1577/13

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Baby's book

Brand: Ciraf

Name: Vauvan ensikirja

Type/number of model: EAN: 4893413812218

Batch number/Barcode: 05/2012 and 04/2013

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The cover of the baby book may have a picture of an octopus, a parrot or a sun.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the small plastic part of the cover can be easily removed and swallowed by small children.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

2
A12/1578/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft elastic balls with light

Brand: 1. Jinhua Jinfeng ,
2. Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. VESER - 00028750 Manufacturer model no.: 9015,
2. Item 8002

Batch number/Barcode: 1. Unknown,
2. 0000000260848

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 1. Yellow ball representing a smiley face; 2. Blue rubber ball with elastic spines. They both contain button batteries inside and are sold without packaging. The brand is visible only on the yellow ball. On the two balls a little label with product identification details is attached.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the button batteries can easily become accessible and be swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/1580/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Fragrance diffuser

Brand: AROMA LAMP

Name: 'Hivernal', 'Eucalyptus', 'Lavandin'

Type/number of model: Hivernal, Eucalyptus and Lavandin

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 47000000 - Cleaning / Hygiene Products

Description: These fragrance diffusers are 85 ml bottles containing a sponge impregnated with coloured liquid.

Country of origin: Spain

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk due to the presence of odiferous allergens, including limonene, at a volume of more than 0.1% without the obligatory labelling 'Contains (name of the sensitising substance). Could cause an allergic reaction'. The product does not contain any safety warning regarding the fact that, as a sensitising substance, it could cause allergic reactions in sensitive persons.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/1581/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Joyce

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: 3657

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Outfit intended for girls up to 4 years old. It consists of a black and white cape and a black vraka (traditional trouser).

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 and neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/1582/13

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Jk

Name: 3 in 1 LASER & LED PEN

Type/number of model: ZK-806,
YE2413

Batch number/Barcode: 5291598025901

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

Description: Laser and LED flashlight, in the form of a pen. The head of the product is silver, while the body comes in various colors (green, red, purple, blue, silver and black). The device is powered by 2 button cell batteries. The products are supplied in a box containing 24 units.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The laser pointer does not have appropriate warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/1583/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy trumpet

Brand: Reig

Name: Top Fiesta

Type/number of model: Ref. 3183

Batch number/Barcode: 8411865031832

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic gold toy trumpet with handhold, central decorative detail in red and a white mouthpiece. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a multicoloured cardboard closure.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains a small part (the mouthpiece) which can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/1585/13

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Range Rover

Name: Range Rover Sport

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2014 Model Year SDV6 Diesel vehicles only.

Batch number/Barcode: VIN range: SALWA2PF3EA000016 to SALWA2KE1EA323768

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car with diesel engine.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Fire

The battery positive cable fitted with Dynamic Response System (DRS) suspension system may clash with the DRS pipes and wear through the protective heat sleeve and cable insulation causing surrounding components to melt and combust.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovakia,
Croatia,
Netherlands,
Spain,
Portugal,
Finland,
Denmark,
Slovenia  

8
A12/1586/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for electronic cigarettes

Brand: Sedansa

Name: Plug 'N Vape

Type/number of model: Pistachio 16mg/ml of nicotine

Batch number/Barcode: Batch 06/01/2012,
Barcode: 3045050324277

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: 10ml bottle packaged in a black cardboard box.

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 the requirements of the Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

9
A12/1587/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for electronic cigarettes

Brand: Sedansa

Name: Plug 'N Vape

Type/number of model: Bubble Gum 6mg/ml of nicotine

Batch number/Barcode: Batch 16/12/2012 ,
Barcode: 3045050232923

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: 10ml bottle packaged in a black cardboard box.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

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Chemical

The packaging lacks a clear reference to the presence of nicotine (0.6%) 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 the requirements of the Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

10
A12/1588/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Steam iron

Brand: Carrefour Discount / Carrefour Home

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: DSI2000A-12 and HSI200F-13

Batch number/Barcode: 3609234233108, 3610884268259

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Steam iron with base in different colours

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product may pose a risk of electric shock through premature wear of the lead which may leave the live wires exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece  

11
A12/1589/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: CODIS

Name: Base 3 + 4 Tomas + Interruptor

Type/number of model: model DG D3/4K, ref. CD11865

Batch number/Barcode: 8427993118659

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead, 3 metres long, with 7 outlet sockets. Packaged in transparent plastic with a card label.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

There are no shutters on the socket holes. The consumer could introduce conducting objects into the socket holes and receive an electric shock.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

12
A12/1590/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Lamborghini

Name: Gallardo and Murciélago

Type/number of model: Gallardo Coupé and Spider (2007, 2008 and 2009),
Murciélago Coupé and Roadster (2006 to 2010)

Batch number/Barcode: Gallardo Coupé and Spider: manufactured between October 2006 and May 2009.,
Murciélago Coupé and Roadster: manufactured between August 2005 and June 2010.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car equipped with carbon and ceramic brakes.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

For the carbon and ceramic brakes, the stainless steel bolts fixing the rotor to the metal bell may fail due to stress corrosion cracking where the vehicle is used in environments with a high salt content. If the disc lost more than eight of the ten bolts there would be a loss of braking capacity on that wheel. This could slightly increase the braking distance, which could in turn result in a collision.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Germany,
Greece  

13
A12/1591/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adapters

Brand: HALOTEC

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SK08207, SK08216 and SK08218.

Batch number/Barcode: 8435100545540 and 8435100506473

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel adapters. Ref. SK08216 is inside a rigid plastic holder. The other two are shrink-wrapped individually or in bulk bearing a sticker with the CE marking, reference and barcode.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

It is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of a live socket while the other pin of the plug remains accessible.

Live parts of the plug protected by shutters can be accessed without a pin being inserted.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

14
A12/1592/13

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SNZ Women

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style n° 885-32

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Pair of moccasins packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium VI (9.5 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

 

15
A12/1593/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden rattle

Brand: Lotes toys

Name: Rolly

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Rattle in wood with beads and rings. The rattle is approximately 16 cm long and is made of birch and ash wood.

Country of origin: Latvia

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Choking

The product may get stuck in the mouth and block the airways, thus small children can choke on it.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

16
A12/1594/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: Technolux

Name: Enchufe

Type/number of model: 30195

Batch number/Barcode: 8718444030195

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel adaptor in transparent blister packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

A connection can be established between a plug pin and a hole in a live socket of the adaptor while the other pin is still accessible. If a consumer touches the plug pin, he/she can suffer an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/1595/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ sandals

Brand: Biowell

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article N°: GE-08

Batch number/Barcode: 257 001 00001 40

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: A pair of ladies’ sandals with light stitching and strap with metal buckle.

Country of origin: Italy

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 23.1 mg/kg of Chromium VI. Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

 

18
A12/1596/13

Germany

Category: Gadgets

Product: Key-ring

Brand: Pyramid international

Name: Rubber Keychains "Sponge Bob"

Type/number of model: RK38132, Sponge Bob

Batch number/Barcode: 4230200061

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Key-ring consisting of a square, flat, bendy, yellow plastic part, printed with the face of ‘Sponge Bob’ and attached metal rings.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.5 % 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.

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 1.01 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/1597/13

Latvia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: TRIGONE 2013

Name: LED Panel Light

Type/number of model: M-P0606-35B1/AC85-270/35W, 4500K, 50-60Hz

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: The product is wrapped in a transparent plastic film.

Country of origin: China

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Electromagnetic disturbance

The product poses a risk to electromagnetic disturbance because it causes the high intensity electromagnetic field.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 2004/108/EC on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the relevant European standard EN 55015.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/1598/13

Latvia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Floodlight

Brand: Unknown

Name: Led Flood Light

Type/number of model: CAX-TG-20W

Batch number/Barcode: 1605201100109

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED floodlight packed in white-red box with image of the product printed on it. 20W LED, 90-240V.

Country of origin: China

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Electromagnetic disturbance

The product poses a risk of electromagnetic disturbance because it causes a high intensity electromagnetic field.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 2004/108/EC on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the relevant European standard EN 55015.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/1599/13

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby car seat

Brand: Ningbo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No: 05072684,
Model: LM402

Batch number/Barcode: EC type-approval: E1-04301259

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Car seat for babies.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The handle of the car seat may easily shear off, thus posing a risk of injuries to children.

One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

22
A12/1600/13

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply

Brand: B & M

Name: Power Adaptor

Type/number of model: JSB005-6

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Black AC/DC power adaptor with three pins. No packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock,
Fire

The adaptor poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- its internal connections are not sufficient and rely upon solder to maintain their position; a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances;

- it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket and the adaptor that could result in live parts being exposed.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/1601/13

Croatia

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Joke car remote control

Brand: Unknown

Name: Shock Car Remote Control

Type/number of model: HK-CO57

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Joke car remote control with laser pointer embedded in it and with a small LED light. Supplied in blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3R laser which could cause damage to sight. No warnings concerning usage of the laser pointer are given.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to warnings and instructions for use.

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

 

24
A12/1602/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Ebita (Evita)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 135232

Batch number/Barcode: 1000000401424

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink dress intended for girls up to 1 year old. The garment can be adjusted with functional drawstrings.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

25
A12/1603/13

Croatia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: Jun Ming

Name: Airsoft Gun

Type/number of model: No. 2035-2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Black plastic airsoft gun with laser sight and LED light. The product is packed in a cardboard box with the warning "Do not aim at eyes or skin with the infrared ray so as to cause kickback" .

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3R laser which could cause damage to sight. Adequate warnings concerning usage of the laser pointer are not given.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to warnings and instructions for use.

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

 

26
A12/1604/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sweatshirt

Brand: Joyce

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3680

Batch number/Barcode: 1000000398540

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Grey hooded sweater intended for girls up to 4 years old. Hood can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings .

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

27
A12/1605/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Joyce

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3662

Batch number/Barcode: 1000000398489

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Blue clothing set with sweatshirt and trousers intended for children up to 4 years old.

Country of origin: Greece

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/1606/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor tricycle

Brand: CAN-AM

Name: Spyder Roadster

Type/number of model: Type: N

Models: Spyder Roadster ST and RT.

EC type-approval: e13*2002/24*0600*00

Batch number/Barcode: Year of construction: 2013

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motor tricycle

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Fire

The connector of the tandem brake master cylinder may melt and brake fluid may drip on to a heat source as a consequence. This may lead to a vehicle fire, even after the vehicle has been parked.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Finland  

29
A12/1607/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' swimsuit

Brand: KEYZI

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: SYLWIA

Batch number/Barcode: 5907441610100

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Orange one-piece girls' swimsuit decorated with a blue inscription: "Princess". The swimsuit can be tied with cords on the shoulder and in the waist area. The cords have knotted ends.Size:128.

Country of origin: Poland

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords with knots in the shoulders and in the waist area 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  

 

30
A12/1608/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' jackets

Brand: Aoles

Name: 1) Top Club; 2) Unknown

Type/number of model: 1) YM-9107,
2) YM-11063

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 10032684,
2) 10033273

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1) Gray, white and green jacket for children with zip, size 146-170. 2) Gray and greenish gray jacket for children with zip, size 146-170.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstring in the hood.

The products do 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  

 

31
A12/1609/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: Play Back

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. T-949; 2.T-806;

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 6 011037 109493; 2. 6 011037 108069;

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1. The trousers are available in gray, red and blue colours. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with the inscription: "Saint-Barth ROYAL YACHTING CLUB". Size: 134-164. 2. The trousers are available in gray, dark blue and blue colours. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with the inscriptions: "Saint-Barth ROYAL YACHTING CLUB", "SMALL GANG", "DEPT NEW BRAND". Size: 98-128.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of not fixed drawstrings with free ends in the waist area.

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

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

 

32
A12/1610/13

Croatia

Category: Furniture

Product: Bunk bed

Brand: Unknown

Name: Marko

Type/number of model: MARKO 200X90 cm

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Bunk bed made of solid beech wood or ash and laminated plywood hornbeam. Packaged in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: Croatia

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Injuries

The upper bunk bed is not equipped with safety barriers all around the bed. A child could therefore fall off the bed and get injured.

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

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

 

33
A12/1611/13

Croatia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick

Brand: BaoLiShi

Name: BaoLiShi Lipstick

Type/number of model: 0210

Batch number/Barcode: 6933836100139

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

Description: Transparent lipstick tube with silver inscription "Baolishi lipstick". On the bottom of the lipstick there is a paper sticker with inscription "Made in China", "Baolishi" and number 10.

Product was placed on the shelves in group packaging for 24 pcs of lipsticks. Packaging is black cardboard box with women face and lipstick pictures on it. Following inscriptions are printer: "Ultra color rich", "Renewable", "Vitamin E" and "The charm of a wonderful woman.."

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of lead (0,53 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

 

34
A12/1612/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set

Brand: Unknown

Name: City Warrior

Type/number of model: Item N°:2251

Batch number/Barcode: 5999880492539

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The set includes: 1 black gun; 3 black projectiles with red suction cups; 1 target from three-part. Packaging: the product is fixed to a cardboard sheet.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses a chemical risk because the material of the suction cups contains 5.5 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.23% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups could be placed in the mouth by children and block the airways.

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. 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

35
A12/1613/13

Croatia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick

Brand: Yabaolian Truth Love

Name: Lipstick professional make-up

Type/number of model: Y0011

Batch number/Barcode: 6933836100184

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

Description: Transparent and silver lipstick tube with silver inscription "Yabaolian fashion lipstick".

Product is placed on the shelves in an orange cardboard packaging for 24 pieces.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of lead (1,56 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

 

36
A12/1614/13

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Avalanche airbag

Brand: BCA (Back Country Access)

Name: Avalanche Airbag

Type/number of model: Avalanche Airbag - Float 30 Airbag Pack, Float 18 Airbag Pack, Float 36 Airbag Pack, Float 22 - Blue, Float 22 - Black, Float 32 - Red, Float Throttle - Black.

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Rucsac with airbag for skiers. In the event of an avalanche, the skier can pull a trigger to release the airbag which may keep the skier afloat, helping to prevent burial in the snow.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Suffocation

There is a possibility that the retaining ring on the trigger assembly of the airbag can inadvertently be removed or become dislodged in the process of the user connecting the trigger assembly to the compressed air cylinder. If this happens, the airbag may not deploy properly when the trigger is pulled in an avalanche scenario.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Norway  

37
A12/1615/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Ebita (Evita)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 135244

Batch number/Barcode: 1000000401516

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Outfit intended for children up to 1 year old. The product consists of a cream coloured, hooded sweatshirt and a pink coloured trouser. It can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the hood/neck area.

Country of origin: Turkey

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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  

38
A12/1616/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: TianHe

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 90127

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The bikini is available in yellow, red, blue and pink colours. It is decorated with black dots and sewn flowers and beads. There are functional cords to tie the bikini in the neck, in the back and in the waist areas.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck, in the back as well as in the waist area.

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

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

 

39
A12/1617/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: KEYZI

Name: Angelika

Type/number of model: Model: ANGELIKA

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5 907441 610926

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The girl’s bikini is available in white and black colors. The bikini is decorated with roses and inscriptions: “ROCK STAR LEGEND”. The top can be tied with functional cords the neck area and on the back. The cords have knotted ends.

Size: 158, 164

Country of origin: Poland

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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with knotted ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.

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

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

 

40
A12/1618/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Equestrian helmet

Brand: Biltema/Worldlink

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: U3

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Equestrian riding helmet

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Injuries

The helmet does not have sufficient resistance to penetration by sharp objects and the retention system is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark,
Norway,
Finland  

41
A12/1619/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with accessories

Brand: Unknown

Name: Jewelry Set

Type/number of model: Item N°: BY-3F

Batch number/Barcode: 5999880511544

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with blond hair dressed in a silver top and a yellow skirt.The set contains: 1 long pink casual dress, 1 casual short dress; 1 bag, 1 mirror, 1 brush, 1 pair of boots. Packaging: blister.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 32 % by weight of bis (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: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

42
A12/1620/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: FJHU

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: FW915

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The outfit consists of a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zipper. The hood of the sweatshirt includes non-fixed elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in pink, blue, green and red colors.

Size: 128-164

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a functional drawstring placed in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Moreover, the drawstring is made of rubber and if the child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into his/her eyes and face causing possible injuries.

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

 

43
A12/1621/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: GLO-STORY

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: BFY-6492

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5999032764927

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Lined and hooded coat for children. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends.

Size: 104-122

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood.

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  

 

44
A12/1622/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Equestrian helmet

Brand: CRW / Kylin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: QL-615A

Batch number/Barcode: N/A

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Equestrian riding helmet

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The helmet does not have sufficient shock absorption, does not have sufficient resistance to penetration by sharp objects and the strength of the retention system is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland  

45
A12/1623/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Equestrian helmet

Brand: Kylin

Name: BT Proffs

Type/number of model: Kylin R-52 Model number: 81521

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Equestrian riding helmet

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The helmet does not have sufficient shock absorption, does not have sufficient resistance to penetration by sharp objects and the strength of the retention system is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

46
A12/1624/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Equestrian helmet

Brand: UVEX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: XB-035

Batch number/Barcode: 433250, 433100, 433220, 433210

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Equestrian riding helmet

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The helmet does not have sufficient resistance to penetration by sharp objects.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece  

47
A12/1625/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Equestrian helmet

Brand: DHG Pins

Name: Hello Kitty

Type/number of model: No. 13556237

Batch number/Barcode: Batch manufactured from January to March 2013. Marked 1/2013

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Equestrian riding helmet.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The helmet does not have sufficient shock absorption, does not have sufficient resistance to penetration by sharp objects and the strength of the retention system is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark  

48
A12/1626/13

Croatia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Voltage tester

Brand: PriMax

Name: 2/1 Set

Type/number of model: No 403, No 305

Batch number/Barcode: 8 711252 408224

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Voltage tester set in single package with yellow and transparent covering includes 2 models (one longer and one shorter)

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

When using the voltage testers in daylight, the user cannot see the light on the indicator (on both models). The user can therefore conclude that there is no voltage at the point of measurement when in fact there may be a high voltage. If the user touches the point of measurement in this case, they will receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61243.

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

 

49
A12/1627/13

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Window blinds

Brand: Colours

Name: Bamboo Roll Up Blind

Type/number of model: 1. Bamboo Natural Roll Up Blind,
2. Zanni Bamboo Roll Up Blind & Valance,
3. Tobo Bamboo Roll Up Slat Blind

Batch number/Barcode: Batches of 1.: 5069484, 5069491, 5069507, 5200115, 5200122, 5200139 5200146

,
Batches of 2.: 5069521, 5069538, 5069460,5069583 ,
Batches of 3.: 5052931000234, 5052931000241, 5052931000258, 5052931000265

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

Description: Roll up bamboo window blinds in various colours and sizes.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The pull cord breakaways are too strongly locked. The risk of strangulation to young children is due to the excessive force required to separate or break the cord's safety device.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 16434.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

50
A12/1628/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Štrumpfovi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TK00228

Batch number/Barcode: 8680097200228

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The soap bubble is contained in a multicoloured tube, decorated with various Smurf characters.

Country of origin: Turkey


The product may be counterfeit.
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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains aerobic bacteria above the permitted levels and it is contaminated by pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.

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

 



Other risk levels Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

51
A11/0079/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Hearing protectors

Brand: Jula

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 906-076

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Ear muffs with FM/AM-radio packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing

The ear muffs do not provide sufficient attenuation at frequencies of 125Hz and 250 Hz. There is consequently a risk of hearing damage in case of prolonged exposure to high levels of low frequency noise.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 352.

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

52
A11/0080/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Hearing protectors

Brand: Clas Ohlson

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Type: EP106

Article number:34-3425

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Passive ear muffs with plastic headband.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Damage to hearing

It is not possible to change adequately the headband force. Consequently there is a risk of hearing damage due to insufficient sealing of the ear muffs after exposure to moisture.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 352.

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

53
A11/0081/13

Sweden

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Hearing protectors

Brand: Biltema

Name: Hörselskydd med radio/aux

Type/number of model: 23-320

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Ear muffs with radio or audio input packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Damage to hearing

Adequate instructions for use are not provided with regard to the radio and the electrical audio input. There is consequently a risk of hearing damage by use of the built-in radio and by use of an electrical audio input signal that is too large.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 352.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 




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
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

54
A12/1584/13

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Firefighter's protective suit

Brand: KONTEX GmbH

Name: FW Typ 3

Type/number of model: Firefighting product, Type 3; first placed on the market: 2009

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Three-piece protective suit (overshoes, trousers, jacket incorporating hood and breathing apparatus compartment, gloves), aluminium-coated outside, hood with safety visor.

Country of origin: Germany

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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because of the excessive heat transmission by radiation and excessive heat transmission by flame.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 1486.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Warning consumers of the risks,
Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

(*)

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:
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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.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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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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