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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 3 (Published on: 24/01/2014)

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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
A12/0084/14

Cyprus

Category: Jewellery

Product: Women's watch

Brand: Wei Qin

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: W4752

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Silver women watch.

Country of origin: Japan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 5.6 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/0085/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply

Brand: Unknown

Name: Universal Notebook AC Adapter

Type/number of model: LDAC70W EAD7002K03

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Power supply for laptop and LCD monitor. Input voltage: AC 20V or AC230V. Output voltage: DC12V-24V. Product comes in a coloured retail box and is provided with a selection of plugs for different types of sockets.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The electrical insulation is not sufficient. The cross sectional area of the conductors in the mains cable is insufficient. There is no fuse in the plug leaving the cable unprotected.

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

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

 

3
A12/0086/14

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chevrolet

Name: Cruze and Orlando

Type/number of model: Cruze (4P 1.8G LTZ) and Orlando(1.8G LT+ and 1.8G LTZ)

Batch number/Barcode: Model year 2013

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a possibility that the transmission will break and the vehicle be left with no traction leading to the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Poland,
Bulgaria,
Croatia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Slovakia,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
 

4
A12/0087/14

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Music Carpet

Brand: Bi Le Jia Toys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: YY573

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery operated PVC musical carpet toy, mat is filled with pressure sensors which produce sound effect when pressed. This product is packed in a plastic bag in a retail box with art work showing a baby sitting on the carpet.

Country of origin: China

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Asphyxiation

The toy plastic bag packaging presents an asphyxiation risk due to the minimum plastic thickness being less than required.

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

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

5
A12/0088/14

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair dryer

Brand: Ante

Name: Hair Dryer

Type/number of model: ZD-138

Batch number/Barcode: 5600915991469

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

Description: Hair dryer, grey and white in colour with a folding handle. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The product overheats and could burst into flames during use causing burns to the scalp, head and hands.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0089/14

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's chair

Brand: CISL

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art. N°: BBY1526

Batch number/Barcode: 8429283005793

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Metal chair with plastic seat and cartoon images in bright colours. It has two fastening straps between the back and the lower part of the seat. The seat is in a plastic bag with an adhesive label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.83% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/0091/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress costume

Brand: Creaciones llopis

Name: Hippie

Type/number of model: Number of mode: 30000

Batch number/Barcode: 8422802300003

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Children's hippie costume. It includes a light-coloured shirt, printed trousers, a leather belt and a fringed brown waistcoat. It is presented in a bag with a coat-hanger. The packaging includes a card insert showing an image of a boy wearing the costume and a clown with balloons. This side of the card insert indicates, the sizes sold (4-6, 7-10 and 11-14 years).

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0092/14

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys set

Brand: Playgo

Name: Bath Buddies

Type/number of model: Batch Code 2281-19, LEC No. 1270, ITEM No:2400

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 3459223238016

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic animals with suction cups

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the pins connecting the suction cup to the star and the shell could be easily detached by small children, put in the mouth, get stuck and block the airways. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Hungary  

9
A12/0093/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy bed warmer

Brand: Aroma Home

Name: Hot Dogs - hottie pillow

Type/number of model: Westie

Batch number/Barcode: 5060014154699

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A soft-toy bed warmer in the shape of a white dog containing a bag of seeds to be heated in a microwave oven after having been removed using a velcro fastening. A transparent plastic box is provided showing the words: "Hot Dogs hottiepillow. Microwave. Hog Dog Westie. Made in U.K..- Aroma Home".

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the soft-toy dog contains a bag of seeds, which is easily accessible for children. Children could put the seeds in the mouth, get stuck and block the airways.

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  

 

10
A12/0094/14

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB power supply

Brand: Eloiven

Name: USB Hybrid Charger

Type/number of model: ref. 00415

Batch number/Barcode: 811116004157

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: USB power supply. Black plug with USB entry and multiple adaptors. Transparent blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Electric shock

The product overheats creating a risk of burns. The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0095/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Opel

Name: Zafira

Type/number of model: Type: GMIG, model: Zafira B-LPG, WVTA: e50*2001/116*0003*00-03

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles built in 2009-2010

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The distance between the LPG components and the exhaust system is too small. Unobserved gas leaks leading to a fire outbreak after the vehicle has been parked cannot be ruled out.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands  

12
A12/0096/14

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Hyundai

Name: Tucson/ix35, Veracruz/ix55, i30/Elantra Neos, i30, HD Coupe, Tucson, Accent, Sonata, Grandeur/Azera

Type/number of model: Tucson/ix35(EL),
Verecruz/ix55(EN),
i30/Elantra Neo(FD),
i30(FDe),
HD Coupe(GK),
Tucson(JM),
Accent(MC),
Sonata(NF),
Grandeur/Azera(TG)

Batch number/Barcode: EN: produced from 01 March 2009 to 31 July 2011, with VINs from KMHNU81WP9U096225 to KMHNU81WDBU178495,
FD: produced from 01 January 2007 to 15 August 2011, with VINs from KMHDC51TP8U016614 to KMHDB51DMAU226043,
FDe: produced from 08 November 2008 to 25 September 2011, with VINs from TMADC51CP9J001593 to TMADB51SACJ242616,
GK: produced from 01 October 2005 to 31 September 2008, with VINs from KMHHN61DR6U199286 to KMHHN61DP8U297029,
JM: produced from 01 March 2006 to 19 October 2006, with VINs from KMHJN81VP6U415752 to KMHJN81BP7U564966, and produced from 01 March 2009 to 30 September 2009, with VINs from KMHJN81BP9U093247 to KMHJN81VNAU175661,
EL: produced from 08 January 2010 to 30 September 2011, with VINs from U5YZU81VDBL000141 to TMAJT81VACJ229054,
MC: produced from 01 April 2006 to 19 October 2006, with VINs from KMHCM31AP6U000229 to KMHCN31AR7U026628,
NF: produced from 01 October 2008 to 31 August 2009, with VINs from KMHEU41VP9A631613 to KMHEU41FBAA762969,
TG: produced from 01 December 2006 to 31 December 2010, with VINs from KMHFC41DP5A003983 to KMHFC41DMBA551808

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

A connection failure on the brake pedal switch may create a problem with the illumination of the rear brake lights. The symptom can be either delayed illumination or no illumination during braking when brake pedal is activated.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark,
Slovakia,
Portugal,
Bulgaria,
Netherlands,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
United Kingdom,
Hungary  

13
A12/0097/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with wings

Brand: LT (Lian Tai)

Name: Classic Collection

Type/number of model: LT09005

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic doll with butterfly wings.The cardboard box bears the indication "Classic Collection".

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 22.27 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

14
A12/0098/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirts

Brand: Moga Kid's

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1) TD-025 2) LD-057

Batch number/Barcode: 1) 5999552125220 2) 5999552125220

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1) Gray children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with an inscription: „ ACTIVE TRAINER”. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with free ends. Size: 10 year/146 cm.

2) Purple children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with an inscription: "INSPIRATION FREE". The hood includes not fixed drawstring with free ends. Size: 14 year/158 cm, 16 year/164 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

15
A12/0099/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Dog training collar

Brand: Trainer

Name: Dog Training Collar

Type/number of model: E513/523/533. Model number on charger is KS-878.

Batch number/Barcode: EBARKSC11UK*E020131006

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Electronic dog collar with transmitter receiver kit with a USB lead and 3 pin charger. This product comes in a blue box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The internal insulation of the power supply does not provide adequate insulation between the input and output circuits. Internal connections are inadequate which could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The dimensions of the pins are not correct and as a result excessive force is required to insert the power supply into and remove from a socket which could result in live parts being exposed.

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

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

 

16
A12/0100/14

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: CISL

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: JT510

Batch number/Barcode: 8429283026446

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Table lamp. The base is a figure representing a Dalmatian dog and the shade is white with black markings. No packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The lamp is attractive to children but is not supplied with a transformer giving Safe Extra-Low Voltage (SELV).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/0101/14

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Shader and Liner Tattoo Set

Brand: Colourking

Name: Tribal Black, Crimson Red and Lavender

Type/number of model: 1. Tribal Black Tattoo Ink ,
2. Crimson Red Tattoo Ink ,
3. Lavender Tattoo Ink

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Plastic bottle with protective cap and adhesive label.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk due to the presence of a total content of 1.32 mg/kg of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and the aromatic amine 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine at a level of 325 mg/kg.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 ppm. and the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colorants.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border,
Other  

 

18
A12/0102/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ trousers

Brand: Z&Y Model

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item № L-430

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sports trousers in various colours intended for girls up to 14 years of age, with two pockets on the front and the inscription "Hello Girl" in the waist area and the picture of a cat on one leg.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of not fixed cords 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  

 

19
A12/0103/14

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy camera

Brand: WANDISI

Name: Funny Music Camera

Type/number of model: Art.No S612/6823

Batch number/Barcode: 4750848104762

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Music camera made of yellow, white and red plastic. The toy is battery-operated and produces different sounds when the buttons are pressed. Approximate size of toy: 12 cm x 8 cm.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

When under tension, the plastic camera flash can be detached and split into different small parts. Detached small parts may be put by children into their mouth, get stuck and block the airways. The toy does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

Latvia  

20
A12/0104/14

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Weight lifting gloves

Brand: Best Sporting

Name: Kraftsport Handschuhe

Type/number of model: Product ref. 11141; size: M; CE mark

Batch number/Barcode: 400919711410

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Fingerless gloves; beige-coloured smooth leather palm; crocheted textile back coloured white, red, yellow and black

Country of origin: Pakistan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of the aromatic amine benzidine (released from azo dye) in the red part of the gloves (494 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

21
A12/0105/14

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Swimming armbands

Brand: Vidal

Name: Manguitos Decorados

Type/number of model: ref. 0211226

Batch number/Barcode: 8432583112269

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Blue armbands decorated with pictures of a blue duck with a yellow beak. Printed on the armband in white letters and in several languages, including Spanish, is the following: "WARNING: Not recommended for children under three years". The product is packaged in a sealed transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Drowning

The valve protrudes too much from the surrounding surface when the two sections of the armbands are inflated. There are no instructions, warnings, advice or recommendations for use, maintenance or ensuring safety, all of which are necessary to ensure that the product is used correctly.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A12/0106/14

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towel with decorative strawberry

Brand: Super

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 56041

Batch number/Barcode: 6940471560419

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

Description: Towel folded to form the shape of a small cake, with a decorative strawberry and leaf. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic packaging with a label attached.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product is attractive to children as it resembles foodstuff. It poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the decorative strawberry) which can be ingested by children, get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/0107/14

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towel and decorative cherry

Brand: Item International

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref.: DC-75487

Batch number/Barcode: 8424222754879

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

Description: Rolled-up towel presented in a mould similar to those used in baking, decorated with an imitation cherry. It includes a small card bearing the wording "HAPPY DAY". The product is supplied in a plastic container.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product is attractive to children as it resembles foodstuff. It poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the decorative cherry) which can be ingested by children, get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A12/0108/14

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: LLS

Name: Copper Laser Radiation LED &Pen 3 In 1

Type/number of model: MX-01

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Laser pointer and LED light in the form of a pen. The whole product is silver. The device is powered by 2 button cell batteries. The product is packed in a clear coloured plastic box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The laser could cause damage to sight. The product does not bear appropriate warning labels and the user could consequently conclude that the laser is safe.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

25
A12/0109/14

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: Expert Line

Name: Prolongateur 6A

Type/number of model: ref. 444618 (5m, 2G 0.75mm2, 6A)

Batch number/Barcode: 3219510204502

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: 5-metre white extension lead. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with an adhesive label.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

It is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

26
A12/0110/14

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: Unknown

Name: Extension Socket

Type/number of model: C1-H5P; production year: 2013

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Extension lead with five separately switchable sockets. The sockets are in four different colours. A switch also controls power to the entire strip. The white power cable, attached to a plug with earth contacts, is approx. 1.40 metres long.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

The product has no protective device adapted to the rated current.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

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

Poland  

27
A12/0111/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Tingba

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: TULT 64791

Batch number/Barcode: 6938073847915

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's outfit consisting of a sweatshirt with hood and trousers. The sizes are: 140, 146 and 152.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the drawstrings in the hood have free ends with knots and toggles.

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  

 

28
A12/0112/14

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Electrical mini all terrain vehicle

Brand: Nitro Motors

Name: Eco Cobra

Type/number of model: Type HB-E ATV 800 A Model ECO COBRA 800 Watts

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Electrical mini all terrain vehicle for children (14-16 years) Weight: 47 kg Maximum load: 65 kg.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The driver's feet can get caught between the back wheels and the footrest.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15997.

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

 

29
A12/0113/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Ri Sheng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: A6070

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The outfit consists of a pink and light blue sweatshirt and trousers. The products are available in the following sizes: 4-5, 6-7, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the drawstrings in the hood have free ends with knots and toggles.

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
A12/0114/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: OVS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 4192482

Batch number/Barcode: 8057431386434

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Grey sweatshirt intended for children up to 12 years old.

Country of origin: Bangladesh

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the drawstrings in the hood have free ends with knots.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

31
A12/0115/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: Quenny by Miss Gang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B3-740

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girl's clothing set intended for girls of 10 years old. The set consists of 3 pieces; a short, khaki and pink coloured blouse that has a car printed on its front part, a longer, white and khaki coloured blouse that has decorative cords hanging below the lower hem of the garment and a khaki coloured pair of leggings. The cords are approx. 21 cm long.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords that are hanging below the lower hem of the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

32
A12/0116/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' clothing set

Brand: Joyce

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3654

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girl's clothing set intended for girls of 12 years old. The set consists of 2 pieces; a white and purple coloured blouse with a hood that has purple coloured drawstrings hanging below the lower hem of the garment and a black coloured pair of leggings. The drawstrings are approx. 26 cm long.

Country of origin: Greece

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings which are hanging below the lower hem of the garment. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

33
A12/0117/14

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Free & Easy

Name: Bubble Blow

Type/number of model: Article number 491501620 EAN code 8711295895753

Batch number/Barcode: Batch code 936853

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The product contains 60 ml of soap solution in a plastic container

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by mesophilic aerobic microorganisms and pathogenic microorganisms Pseudomonas. 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  

Slovenia,
Greece,
Denmark,
France,
Austria  

34
A12/0118/14

France

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser bore sight

Brand: Sight Mark

Name: Laser Bore Sight

Type/number of model: SM39007 ; SM39021 ; SM39003 ; SM39005 ; SM39011 ; SM39029 ; SM39033 ; SM39001 ; SM39004 ; SM39030 ; SM39006 ; SM39008 ; SM39009

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Laser bore sight for a rifle which is inserted into the breech of a rifle in order that the telescopic sight can be adjusted. There are 13 cartridge formats. The products are marketed in a transparent blister package.

Country of origin: United States

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Damage to sight

The product is a class 3R laser and could cause damage to sight.

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

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

 

35
A12/0119/14

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Unknown

Name: Super Glue

Type/number of model: K/218/1

Batch number/Barcode: 6712990201872

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

Description: 3g tube labelled as SUPER GLUE (12 pieces), on black cardboard packaging with a transparent plastic cover.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the level of chloroform it contains (18.1% by weight). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

36
A12/0120/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic box

Brand: Oberschwäbische magnetspiele

Name: JUNIOR’S Formen und Figuren ( Junior's shapes and figurines)

Type/number of model: Article N°: 5054

Batch number/Barcode: 4035887050547

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Metal box containing magnets made of painted wood representing geometric forms and figures. Size: 33 cm x 18.5 cm x 1.5 cm. Recommended age: + 2 years.

Country of origin: Germany

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small elements are easily detachable (the figurines of woman, boy, pine tree and rabbit) and could be ingested or inhaled, put in the mouth by children and block the air supply.

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

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

 

37
A12/0160/14

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Chairs

Brand: Albir

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. Chair: 1305019-02 ,
2. Armchair: 1305019-03 ,
3. Lounger:1305019-04

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Wrought iron chair, armchair and lounger.

Country of origin: Morocco

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because they can easily tip over. Moreover, the lounger has sharp edges which may cause cuts and lacerations.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 



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

38
A11/0013/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Cocktail Scandinave

Name: Clémentine La Vachette

Type/number of model: BO282-065

Batch number/Barcode: 3661745044864

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Soft toy in the form of a cow.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Suffocation

The stitching of the product is not sufficiently resistant: fibrous filling material could be easily accessible and small children could choke on them. The plastic packaging is too large and thin and this may pose a risk of suffocation to children.

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

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

 

39
A11/0014/14

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Protection for roller skating.

Brand: Protective Gear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: H501

Batch number/Barcode: 4750848088901

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Protective set for roller skating. Consists of knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards in black colour. Packed in mesh bag with label with brand.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The shock resistance of the elbow pads is not sufficient. The elbow pads consequently do not provide the expected protection.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14120.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A11/0015/14

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Garden swing

Brand: Euro Play ApS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.: 801010

Batch number/Barcode: 5704035810102

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Black sensory swing with a diameter of 95 cm. The swing should be hung in the accompanying hooks. The maximum load is 100 kg.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the inappropriate dimension and design of swing elements, which can lead the child to fall or to be injured after an impact from swing elements.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A11/0016/14

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Pram chain

Brand: Smallstuff

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: with 3 red elephants, fab 3

Batch number/Barcode: 25310000000812

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Pram chain with 3 red elephants in textile. The pram chain is about 48 cm long. The cord is a red elastic with large red and orange wooden balls as well as the 3 red fabric elephants. At both ends there is a clip to secure the pram chain.

Country of origin: Denmark

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because a child could easily access and remove the fibrous material used to stuff the toy and put it into the mouth. The fibrous stuffing can get caught in the child's larynx and block the respiratory tracts. Moreover, the eyes of the elephant soft toy can be detached and put in the mouth by children, which could also pose a risk of choking. 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  

 

42
A11/0017/14

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: SecureFix

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5060066340668

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

Description: Grey tube in a packaging with transparent plastic cover

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of chloroform (7.3% by weight). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory 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
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Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

43
A12/0145/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Bus

Brand: EvoBus

Name: Citaro; Citaro G; Citaro LE

Type/number of model: Types:628 02, 628 03. EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0087, e1*2007/46*0090. Sales name: Citaro, Citaro Ü Citaro G Citaro GÜ, Citaro K, Citaro LE, Citaro LE MT, Citaro LE Ü

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between September 2011 and July 2013.

OECD Portal Category: Kraftfahrzeug-Teile / Zubehör

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between September 2011 and May 2014.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The cover of the door sensory device (a flap) which is positioned outside the bus can open automatically by itself and detach when the vehicle is in motion. This flap can also fall down on the road. There is a risk of injuries for people outside the bus. Behind that flap there are buttons for opening or closing the front door of the bus by the driver when he leaves or enters the bus.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark  

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


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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.

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