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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 1 (Published on: 10/01/2014)

Information note: this report contains also notifications validated in the end of 2013.

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

1
A12/2009/13

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Anti-mosquito patches

Brand: Dekora

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 9000464

Batch number/Barcode: 8435061727283

OECD Portal Category: 47000000 - Cleaning / Hygiene Products

Description: Yellow mosquito-repellent patches with smiling faces. They are sold in packets of 12 units.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product is not adequately labelled as a biocidal product and it is attractive to children. The product can be misused and children can touch it or put it in the mouth and be intoxicated.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/2010/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Rubber ducks

Brand: unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: ART. V039/38498

Batch number/Barcode: 3856007555466

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of rubber ducks packed in transparent polymer net (9 ducks in one packaging). Size of ducks is approximately 4,5 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains DEHP (28%) and DBP (0.23%).

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

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

 

3
A12/2011/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy trumpet

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys

Type/number of model: Item nº 03-211

Batch number/Barcode: 8349103032115

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy trumpet supplied in cellophane blister packaging.

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  

 

4
A12/2012/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Guangda

Name: Fad Girl

Type/number of model: Item No. 105

Batch number/Barcode: 8594167132244

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll of about 25 cm, available in four different types with the head and the body in white, purple, green and brown colours respectively, and with accessories. The products are supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: 7.23 % by weight DEHP, 0.19% by weight DBP). In addition it contains diisononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 8.74% by weight).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

5
A12/2013/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Spectacles with button batteries

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No: NB-237

Batch number/Barcode: 802018012378

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Green plastic toy spectacles supplied in cellophane blister packaging with a sticker label. They emit lights and are powered by button batteries.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical,
Choking

The plastic of the spectacles can easily break leaving the button batteries (small parts) accessible. Ingestion of the batteries poses a risk of choking and a chemical risk to small children. In addition, the labelling and instructions are insufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/2014/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Bathtub for babies

Brand: Ouduoya

Name: Lucky Baby

Type/number of model: 00776

Batch number/Barcode: 8421531007764

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Orange bathtub for babies with a label on the base. The product is supplied without packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily break and because it is not sufficiently stable and if the child moves it may overturn. In addition, the warnings and instructions are insufficient.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/2015/13

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: TV Products

Name: Doll - baby "ZUZANKA“

Type/number of model: PM-942 (marking on invoice)

Batch number/Barcode: EANs: 8595194711785, 8595194711808

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The plastic baby doll is 45 cm tall, it has a pink cap, white body with pictures of teddy bears, pink long-sleeved shirt and pink pacifier.The doll is talking, laughing, crying and sleeping. Source: 2x1, 5 V AA batteries (not included). Packaging: cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.9 % 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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

8
A12/2016/13

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: 4F

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: T4Z12-JSPUT204

Batch number/Barcode: 5900416928217

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Black trousers for sport with pockets in the back and a wide rubber elastic band inside the waist part of the garment. Sewn-in zips are present both in the back pockets and in the legs.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the zip pullers are too long and they protrude below the bottom edge of the garment.

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

Voluntary measures: Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions  

 

9
A12/2017/13

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: 4F

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: T4Z12-JSPMD200

Batch number/Barcode: 5900416923335

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: On the sides and at the back of the trouser pockets there are sewn-in zippers. On the right leg there is a symbol "4F". There is a wide rubber band and drawstring inside the waist of the trousers. Length of the free ends of the drawstring: 290 mm (size 122 cm), 145 mm (size 146 cm), 95 mm (size 152 cm), 160 mm (size 158 cm).

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The trousers pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of non-fixed cords in the waist area. Furthermore, the cords in the trousers of size 122 and 146 are too long and may cause injuries if, for example, they catch on playground facilities or other moving objects.

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

Voluntary measures: Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions  

 

10
A12/2018/13

Croatia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative candles

Brand: Trend

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: N° :10139165, N° :10140253, N° : 0140277 and N° :10139189.

Batch number/Barcode: 9004181144189, 9004181185359, 9004181185366 and 900418184772.

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

Description: Decorative candles in the shape and colour of fruit (orange and apple). A label is attached on the candle with the inscription "Trend" and a picture of the sun.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth, swallow, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking. The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

11
A12/2019/13

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swimming seat

Brand: Suarch

Name: 25 "x18"Baby boat- BEN 10

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Children’s boat floating ring in green colour with a steering wheel and a red whistle, size 25’’x18’’, intended for children aged 3-14. The product is placed inside cellophane packaging together. The boat floating ring has two openings for the legs. On the boat there is an inscription BEN 10, pictures of cartoon characters and some warning inscriptions in a foreign language.

Country of origin: China

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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because the inflatable boat has been made with a return valve and in the event of accidental opening of the stopper of the inflation valve the boat deflates with a risk of drowning of the child.

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

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

 

12
A12/0001/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Light

Brand: Düwi

Name: Lampafüggesztek

Type/number of model: Model: 13055

Batch number/Barcode: 4 008297 130550

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Light to hang from the ceiling. Two versions with the same article number but different components. Technical parameters: 230V; E27 max. 60 W; Class II.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The basic insulated wires are not protected against pulling and twisting and could detach exposing the live ends of the wires.

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

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

 



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

13
A11/0096/13

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Water balloon pump

Brand: Unknown

Name: Fun Kit Water Bomb

Type/number of model: 10018801 - B-089

Batch number/Barcode: 4892429008981

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic water pump for filling balloons, in various colours.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily explode and pieces of plastic may cause injuries.

Incidents reported.

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

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

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

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

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

Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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