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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 5 (Published on: 07/02/2014)

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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
A12/0176/14

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Legekilden

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: P044019

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Maracas rattle made ​​of wood and painted in many bright colours. The rattles are supplied in transparent packaging, in two units, each is approximately 20 cm long.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The handle of the rattle is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it may get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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  

 

2
A12/0177/14

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Toy tambourine

Brand: Legekilden

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: P044019

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Tambourine made ​​of wood, painted in blue, green, orange, white and yellow.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product may easily break and release small sharp parts (the metal sticks holding the discs) which may cause internal damage to children if swallowed.

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  

 

3
A12/0178/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' cape

Brand: Bonadea

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12WB220001

Batch number/Barcode: 2210000061477

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink coloured cape, intended for girls up to 14 years old, with functional cords at the neck area, length approx. 26 cm each.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords at the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0179/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail gel

Brand: Onglemod

Name: Celest Plus - Matrex 3 Supreme

Type/number of model: Item no.: 2032-15 ,
Lot: 2032130502

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Pink translucent gel in a metallic blue plastic bottle (15 ml).

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (18 mg/kg) above the permitted levels.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/0180/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: Domenique

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: EA1310

Batch number/Barcode: 3579901283760

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel adaptor which converts a BS outlet to a Schuko outlet with side earthing contacts.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock to the user due to the way it is constructed: the user can touch live parts when plugging it in to the socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0182/14

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hair tongs

Brand: ID Italian Design

Name: Curler 16mm Pink Styler

Type/number of model: 013440-12 (16 mm)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Electric hair tongs, white with pink tips and metallic middle. Packaged in a black and pink cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Covers used as additional insulation are not securely fixed in position. Conductors are connected only by solder with no other means of fastening to guarantee that they are held in position. Because of these defects there is a risk that the user might touch live parts.

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  

France  

7
A12/0184/14

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft Gun

Brand: Ming Xing

Name: Infrared Super Firepower

Type/number of model: P.303A

Batch number/Barcode: 8100020057403

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Black plastic airsoft gun with laser aimer. Product is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product does not bear a warning label with regard to the laser. The misleading use of CE marking will lead the user to the conclusion that the product is safe and consequently use it in a manner that could cause damage to sight.

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  

 

8
A12/0185/14

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Diesel inboard engine

Brand: Volvo Penta

Name: D13 MP

Type/number of model: All specifications of D13 MP including IPS 1050 and IPS 1200 for recreational crafts.

Batch number/Barcode: Serial no. range: 1013423097 – 1013439629,
Serial no. range: 2013424374 – 2013444077

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Diesel inboard engine for leisure boats.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

Under certain circumstances a lubrication oil pipe on the engine may leak. Leaking lubrication oil on hot surfaces is a fire hazard.

The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

9
A12/0186/14

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Toy with balloon

Brand: Unknown

Name: Baloon helikopter

Type/number of model: Item no 1537661; Batch no:12152012;

Batch number/Barcode: 8712715955248

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The product consists of three rotor blades, rotor middle part, two balloons and a mouthpiece.The product is presented in cardboard packaging with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

10
A12/0188/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: A.T.L. Quality Tools Italy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 66012S,
66014S,
66015S,
66016S

Batch number/Barcode: 2001111045155,
2001111045193,
2001111045216,
2001111045230

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead (3m, 2,4,5 & 6-way) in plastic transparent packaging with a label.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

The plug is not sufficiently resistant to fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/0189/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product

Brand: Hair Go Straight

Name: COCO Nouvelle Formule

Type/number of model: Batch n°: H1319C; 1000 ml

Batch number/Barcode: 7 29440 30800 1

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

Description: A 1-litre bottle containing pink-beige coloured liquid, packed in a clear plastic bag.

Country of origin: United States

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3 % of formaldehyde, above the permitted level of 0.2%. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

 

12
A12/0190/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden ride-on toy

Brand: ToysRus, Universe of imagination

Name: Doggy Ride-on

Type/number of model: 5F5E271

Batch number/Barcode: 803516747960

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Wooden ride-on toy in the shape of a little dog. The product is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front legs of the toy-dog could easily break during use, causing the child to fall.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  

 

13
A12/0192/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Vehicle suspension arm

Brand: Federal-Mogul

Name: Moog

Type/number of model: Type: CI-WP-0158, CI-WP-0159, PE-WP-0328, PE-WP-0329, PE-WP-0328P, PE-WP-0329P, PE-WP-0330, PE-WP-0337

Batch number/Barcode: Concerns components manufactured during the period April 2010 to October 2013, suitable for: Citroen Berlingo from 07/96, Citroen Xsara 04/97 – 03/05, Citroen ZX BJ 03/91 – 02/98, Peugeot Partner from 04/96, Peugeot 306 /-VAN BJ 04/93 - 04/02.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Suspension arm.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Injuries

Due to a defect in the materials used, the suspension arm may break. The driver may loose control and this may cause a traffic accident.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Greece,
Finland  

14
A12/0193/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Angel Cosmetics

Name: Caro Light

Type/number of model: Produced in 07/2011

Batch number/Barcode: 9501101371743

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

Description: Orange and white tube with orange cap, 30 ml, containing a lightening lotion with carrot oil in a concentrated formula.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone (value declared on the label up to 2% by weight).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/0194/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Angel Cosmetics

Name: Caro Light

Type/number of model: Produced in 03/2010

Batch number/Barcode: 9501101371033

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

Description: Orange and white tube with orange cap, 30 ml, containing lightening cream with carrot oil for intensive application.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone (value declared on the label up to 2% by weight).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/0195/14

Hungary

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide detector

Brand: Unknown

Name: CO Detector

Type/number of model: Model: BWK033AC

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 91000000 - Safety / Security / Surveillance

Description: Carbon monoxide detector with a white plastic cover. If the pre-determined concentration of carbon monoxide gas is detected, the product lights up and beeps. Green and red LEDs indicate the operating modes of the products (power, alarm, fault) . A "Test" button is located on the top of the product. Main components: two-pin plug (2.5A 250V~ TS01 and H03VVH2-F 2X0.75mm²); two-core, flat cable (BWK033C-220 TEDDY-50291, 2009.10.22, C218172 and 2007.12.12 HJ, C113665); printed circuit board (2007.12.12 HJ, C113665). Technical parameters: AC 220-230 V; DC 9V; 50 mA; IPX2D; seemingly Class II. The product is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated wires are accessible. The live parts are exposed when the device is open for the change of batteries and can be touched.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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

17
A12/0196/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: Unknown

Name: Multi Way Safety Socket

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains extension lead (5m,1 & 2-way) in plastic transparent packaging with label.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The plug is not sufficiently resistant to heat and could deform. The base and cover of the plug can come apart. The plug pins can come loose.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0197/14

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Gerimport

Name: Angel Lamp

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8430540352369

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Table lamp. The base is in the shape of an angel and the shade is decorated with images of dolls. Attached to the product with string is a label bearing the brand and name. The product is not packaged.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock,
Burns,
Cuts

The lamp is attractive to children but is not supplied with a transformer giving Safe Extra-Low Voltage (SELV). The temperature of the bulb holder is too high. The base can break into small pieces with sharp edges.

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  

Croatia  

19
A12/0198/14

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model n°: GS588 bébi comp

Batch number/Barcode: 5998310305234

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Dark blue baby walker with 8 rotating wheels and a game panel. The seat is decorated with teddy bear patterns.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have enough stability and the seat height is inadequate. Consequently it could tip over or fall down stairs during use. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

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: (*)

20
A11/0019/14

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Toy scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5291410077347

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Children´s folding metallic scooter with adjustable height, equipped with a braking device on the rear wheel.The product is packed in a multi-coloured cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains insufficient warnings and information for users.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

21
A11/0020/14

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: Firefly

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 157205400000

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Black skateboard decorated with colourful patterns and with black plastic wheels. Load capacity: maximum 80 kilograms.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The middle of the upper surface of the skateboard is smooth, not roughened, which could cause the user to slip and suffer injuries.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A11/0021/14

Austria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Avalanche transceiver

Brand: PIEPS

Name: Vector

Type/number of model: 109880

Batch number/Barcode: 9120029061347

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Digital, 4 antennas avalanche transceiver with GPS support for rescuing.

Country of origin: Austria

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Asphyxiation

The rapid draining of the battery may cause the device to quickly switch off; a transceiver without power can neither send or receive signals in the event of an avalanche.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment.

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

France  




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: (*)

23
A12/0187/14

Austria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable electric welding equipment

Brand: Fronius

Name: TransPocket 1500

Type/number of model: SNT Trafo (transformer) 33,0005,0480 (only manufacturer Gutre CN), installed in TP1500 series.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Portable electric welding equipment with faulty component (switching power supply – transformer) used for safe separation of the mains and welding circuit.

Country of origin: Austria

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Electric shock

The fault which leads to transient insulation failures between the welding circuit and mains voltage can cause fatal electric shock during operation.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60974-1.

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

Croatia,
Poland,
Greece,
France,
Slovenia  

(*)

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

Wichtiger Hinweis zur Weiterverwendung von RAPEX-Meldungen

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.

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

Avis important concernant la réutilisation des notifications RAPEX

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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