Report 8 (Published on: 28/02/2014)

Corrigendum: "Notification A12/0183/14 from week 5 of 2014 has been withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment."

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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:

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bracelet

Brand: Seppälä

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6086024990002

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: A black silicone bracelet decorated with black plastic pieces. It has metallic press buttons and a pink plastic label is attached. Each bracelet is packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the metallic parts release an excessive quantity of nickel (measured value: 4.8-12 μg/cm²/week).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy

Brand: Canago

Name: Whale Funny

Type/number of model: Ref. 343

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: CG4484-13A ,
7290005012020

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Push-along toy consisting of a plastic shark connected to a pole. The product is supplied in a plastic bag with a label on top.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The small screw fixing the shark's jaw can easily detach. If swallowed by small children, it can 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: Import rejected at border  

 

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Remote control toy car

Brand: New Bright

Name: Gymkhana

Type/number of model: Set No. 3620

Batch number/Barcode: 050211036206

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Car and remote control –set

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the solders contain up to 0.36% lead. The product does not comply with the Commission Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB charger

Brand: Marion Technology Equipment

Name: Power Adapter

Type/number of model: A1265

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: USB charger

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate. The user can touch live, non-insulated parts of the plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 50075.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Toyota

Name: Prius

Type/number of model: Model code: ZVW30.

Batch number/Barcode: Production year: 2009 to 2014.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

In limited instances, as a consequence of a problem with the inverter assembly, the motor/generator ECU could reset, causing the hybrid system to shut down and resulting in the vehicle stopping while being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
The Netherlands,
Slovakia,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Malta,
Greece,
Croatia,
Estonia,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Finland,
Norway  

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish

Brand: True Lover

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Colour numbers: 21, 40, 23, 12, 43, 27, 24, 35, 08, 13, 56, 31.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: An assortment of nail polishes in different colours. Each colour is packed in a flower shaped glass bottle with golden cap. The assortment is packed in a cardboard package, which contains the list of ingredients.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Present Time

Name: Hurricane

Type/number of model: PT0589LB

Batch number/Barcode: 8714302346231

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

Description: Metal oil lamp.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because its design allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead children to drink it. In addition, the instructions and warnings are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chevrolet

Name: Spark

Type/number of model: Spark

Batch number/Barcode: KL1MF4819DC626466 to KL1MF48D9DC638095. Vehicles built between 10/05/2013 and 07/07/2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

Vehicles may experience transmission mount failure which could result in a loss of drive due to disconnection of the driveshaft. This could cause the driver of the vehicle to lose control.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Portugal,
Sweden,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Slovakia,
Greece,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Finland  

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Stelton

Name: Stelton Classic

Type/number of model: 1005

Batch number/Barcode: 5709846004221

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

Description: Oil lamp in metal and glass.

Country of origin: Denmark

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Kuhr´s

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Oil lamp in ceramic material.

Country of origin: Denmark

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety shoes

Brand: BAUDOU

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Miami haut SA-3021H

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Safety shoes, sizes 41 to 48, protection category S3.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Chemical

The products pose a risk of injuries because the impact resistance is not sufficient and therefore the shoes do not protect adequately against crushing. Moreover, the slip resistance is inadequate.The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20344.

The products pose a chemical risk du to the presence of Chromium VI (measured values up to 37.3 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail gel

Brand: Nails by JM (Jean Marin)

Name: Builder Gel

Type/number of model: 4604724 medium white

Batch number/Barcode: 1239/01/5 446 899 053 740

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

Description: Modelling nails gel, to strengthen nails. it is presented in a white, round plastic box.

Country of origin: Belgium

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (219mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Spain  

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume

Brand: Smiffy's - Serious Fun

Name: Alien Agent

Type/number of model: Model No: 24381,
2013-01-25

Batch number/Barcode: 5020570243817

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Fancy-dress carnival costume for kids of 7-9 years with jacket, mock shirt and mask. The jacket is made of black fabric.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the fabric of the jacket contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene above the permitted levels (measured value: 89 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

France  

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toys

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: BR016-31

Batch number/Barcode: 7332494657785

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A set of bathing toys, a soap box and a container for soap made of yellow plastic, supplied in a soft plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow duck contains di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 2.4% 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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Aidella

Type/number of model: Aidella, 11.5“

Batch number/Barcode: Item No.: 4910364, B: 192 , EAN: 8713149103649

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll (11.5“) with long blond hair. It wears a dress with sequins,a pink ribbon around the neck, a bracelet and red shoes. It comes in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window where the symbol 'Unsuitable for children under the age of 3 years' and the CE marking appear.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (11,4 % by mass). 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  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Sweet Dream

Type/number of model: Rock, Style

Batch number/Barcode: Item No.: 4916366, B: 240 EAN: 8713149163667

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with blond hair, wearing a light pink skirt, black-gold bodice and dark pink puff around her neck. Hard transparent plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (9,9 % by mass). 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  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Happy Girl

Type/number of model: Item No.: 4911285 B: 288

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8713149112856

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with long hair in different colours (eg, brown, blonde, pink). The dress in different colours and materials. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window with the inscription 'Happiness from now on'.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (32,1 % by mass). 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  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mini Beauty

Type/number of model: Item No.: NL-F2306/2009,
Model No.: F 125 HKH

Batch number/Barcode: 5600360001003

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Small plastic doll of about 10 cm with long pink wavy hair and a pink dress. The doll is designed as a pendant, as it has an eyelet with a strap on the head.

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) above the permitted levels (measured value: 22.2% by weight).

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Caravan

Brand: Fendt-Caravan GmbH,
Knaus Tabbert GmbH,
Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH,
Dometic Scandinavia AB,
S.E.A. Spa Societá Europe Autocaravan,
Lucas S.A.S. / Fleurette

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Affected products were manufactured between the end of 2012 and September 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Caravans.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The glued fitted windows can detach from the frame, remaining attached by the window hooks only.They may fall inside the vehicle due to objects or water entering, or cold weather, posing a risk of injuries to the users. The window may fall out into traffic and endanger third parties.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Spain  

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Knop & Knap

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: OLJ230

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Oil lamp in glass bottle with tar ropes around.

Country of origin: Sweden

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because its design allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland  

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name: Aspen

Type/number of model: 396-156na

Batch number/Barcode: 7332738038509

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

Description: Oil lamp in shape of a glass bottle in a basket.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Sagaform

Name: Interior

Type/number of model: 5016566

Batch number/Barcode: 7394150165669

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

Description: Oil lamp in glass and metal in a cardboard box

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant European standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Finland,
Spain  

Sweden

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Skandi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 25220

Batch number/Barcode: 5710007252207

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

Description: Oil lamp made of aluminium.

Country of origin: Denmark

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy dinosaur

Brand: Unknown

Name: Dinosaur

Type/number of model: MKA627092

Batch number/Barcode: 3856007566417

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic green dinosaur. Label is attached to the toy with a string.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains DEHP and DBP above the permitted levels (measured values: 2,7% and 0,36%). In addition, the product contains DINP (0,27%).

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  

 

Cyprus

Category: Stationery

Product: Pencil

Brand: Staedtler

Name: Mars Micro

Type/number of model: Art No.77507 ,
0.7 mm

Batch number/Barcode: 4007817708309

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

Description: A blue mechanical pencil.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because parts of the pencil release an excessive amount of nickel (e.g. 22 μg/cm2/week of nickel in the pen end).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovenia  

Cyprus

Category: Stationery

Product: Pencil

Brand: Faber-Castell

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TK FINE 9719

Batch number/Barcode: 4005401369004

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

Description: A dark green mechanical pencil.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because some parts of the pencil release an excessive amount of nickel (e.g. 24 μg/cm2/week in the pencil nib).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovenia  

Cyprus

Category: Stationery

Product: Pen

Brand: Pelikan

Name: Quest Bal

Type/number of model: 667252

Batch number/Barcode: 8009270989338

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

Description: Blue pen.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because some parts of the pen release an excessive amount of nickel (e.g. 109 μg/cm2/week in the pen end).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Cyprus

Category: Stationery

Product: Pen

Brand: Pilot

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BL-G21-7N-R-L

Batch number/Barcode: 4902505218125

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

Description: White and pink pen.

Country of origin: Japan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel (up to 30 µg/cm2/week) from its metallic parts ("nib" and "spacer bar") 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  

 

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan

Brand: Mister Plugins

Name: Ventilador Pinza

Type/number of model: MR-10004

Batch number/Barcode: 8435241599969

OECD Portal Category: 79000000 - Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning

Description: Electric fan with table stand and clamp.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

There is insufficient protection against accidental contact with parts protected with basic insulation. The wires are not well secured and there is no system to prevent pulling and twisting forces on them.

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  

 

Austria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Teething necklace

Brand: Popolini

Name: 1. Iris Root; 2. Iris Root Mini

Type/number of model: Product 1. Art. No 064010-00/00,
Product 2. Art. No 064009-00/00

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: Product 1. IR13/07/42C1,
Batch: Product 2. IR13/11/42CS

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Piece of root attached to a string for baby's teething. The string is knotted, with a second knot in the middle of the string. Length of the root: up to 3.8 cm. Length of the string: up to 21 cm (approximately 50 cm in open position).

Country of origin: Italy

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Choking,
Strangulation

Since the middle knot can easily untie, the string becomes too long and may cause strangulation. If both knots untie, the small root becomes available for small children. If put in the mouth and swallowed, it may pose a risk of choking.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece,
France  

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's leather gloves

Brand: Charles Vögele

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CV-Style-No. 1.286.1143

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 12861143280010107923910000000009

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Pair of men’s gloves, dark brown leather, with black textile lining

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Chromium VI (measured value: 5.2 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

Slovenia,
Austria  

Slovakia

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp

Brand: Mars Svratka

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 0063

Batch number/Barcode: EAN code: 8595004100631

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

Description: Decorative kerosene lamp made of glass and metal with a round mirror. Packed in a green cardboard box with marking MARS SVRATKA and a picture of product on the front side.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

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Chemical

The product poses a risk of accidental chemical poisoning because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it, causing serious damage to lungs.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: H H

Name: No.788 Gun Series

Type/number of model: Item No: 5350173

Batch number/Barcode: 5899153501732

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  

 

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: BB Sports

Name: Scar Heavy - P.269D

Type/number of model: Item No.:821601

Batch number/Barcode: 4893908216019

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  

 

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: Smart

Name: Gun-k45

Type/number of model: Item No.: 1799214

Batch number/Barcode: 65657500005522

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  

 

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Last Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art.:BO-6011 ,
51090072

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's clothing set with blue trousers, a light grey T-shirt and a light grey sweatshirt, intended for children up to 3 years of age. The sweatshirt is designed with blue drawstrings at the hood and is fastened with a blue zip.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the sweatshirt has drawstrings in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Last star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Art.:Ro - 6015 ,
02105092

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's clothing set with blue trousers, a white T-shirt and a green sweatshirt, intended for children up to 10 years old. The sweatshirt is designed with green drawstrings in the hood and is fastened with a light green zip.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the sweatshirt has drawstrings in the hood 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  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: My Fashion - Beautiful Girl

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8595239601316

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with a bigger head and blue hair. The toy is made from poor quality plastic and has visible defects. The product is packed in a blue cardboard box with a plastic transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 28.6 % by weight).

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: HOME Special

Name: Sweet Girlz

Type/number of model: NO.8008

Batch number/Barcode: (on the label) A55101,
8860876551011

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with a bigger head and long brown or blond hair. They have multi-coloured dresses and red shoes. The product is supplied in a white cardboard box with plastic transparent window. The package contains also other inscriptions:"Very Fashion beautiful Girl", "HAPPY EVERY DAY“.

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) above the permitted levels (measured value: 25.1 % by weight).

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger for mobile phone

Brand: Unknown

Name: For iPhone 3G, 3GS (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: White charger for mobile phone

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The pins of the plug can pull out and get stuck in the socket outlet. The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 50075.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Water absorbent crystals

Brand: Unknown

Name: Seven Color Crystal Boll

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Batch n°: 22/5826; Barcode: 2009120311490

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

Description: Expanding balls similar to colourful sweets. The balls contain plant nutrient. The balls are in 7 different colours: yellow, cyclamen, red, black, green, orange, white.Product diameter: 4 mm. Product packaging: cellophane bag.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Choking

Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them.The balls expand when soaked and if the balls are ingested by child they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system. In addition, the balls may be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

Romania

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 120 Net Starlights

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain for Christmas tree with 120 electric light bulbs and music sound. The product is recommended for indoor use. The packaging is a cardboard box orange and white coloured.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Live parts of the wires at the plug are accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 



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Lithuania

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycle

Brand: Leader

Name: Evolution Gent

Type/number of model: Evolution 26"

Batch number/Barcode: 2005041142280

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Mountain bicycle, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Bulgaria

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Injuries

The efficiency of the brakes is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.

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

Bulgaria  

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Water absorbent crystals

Brand: Sandinghuayuan

Name: Seven Color Crystal Boll

Type/number of model: Seven Color Crystal Boll

Batch number/Barcode: Bach n °: 22/5826; Barcode: 2009120311490

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

Description: Expanding balls similar to colourful sweets. The balls contain plant nutrient. The balls are in 7 different colours: yellow, cyclamen, red, black, green, orange, white. Product diameter: 2.8 mm. Product packaging: cellophane bag.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Choking

Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them.The balls expand when soaked and if the balls are ingested by children they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system. In addition, the balls may be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

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