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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 9 (Published on: 07/03/2014)

Corrigendum: Notifications A12/0371/14, A12/0372/14, A12/0373/14 from week 9 of 2014 have been permanently removed following a justification of the notifying authorities that the notified measures are no longer valid.

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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
A12/0342/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled car

Brand: Imagin

Name: Race Master Need of speed

Type/number of model: Ref. n°1681; 2015A (black), 2016A (red), 2017A (blue) 2018A (yellow)

Batch number/Barcode: Lot CO: 1303

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Fully functioning radio-controlled car, 1/20 scale, operates with 4 x LR6 1.5 volt batteries and 2 batteries for the remote control. Various colours and models (black, red, yellow, blue). Age recommended on the Imagin label 5+, age indicated on the packaging 6+. Dimensions with packaging 27 x 11 x 13 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Chemical,
Burns

The battery compartment of the remote control can easily break leaving the small button batteries accessible. If ingested by children, the batteries may pose a chemical risk. The product poses a risk of burns because the rechargeable battery may overheat. In addition, the relevant marking is missing. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.

The car wheels contain the phthalates bis (2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP) (4.65 %) and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) (0.62 %). In addition, the product contains the phthalates DINP (di-isononyl phthalate) (2.62 %) and DIDP (di-isodecyl phthalate) (0.78 %). 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,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

2
A12/0343/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume

Brand: Rubie´s

Name: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Umpa Loompa

Type/number of model: 882234

Batch number/Barcode: 883028223466

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Oompa-loompa style fancy-dress costume for children, supplied in PVC packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses a risk for the environment because the plastic in the packaging contains cadmium above the permitted levels (measured value: up to 251 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and with the requirements of the Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

3
A12/0344/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume

Brand: Rubie´s

Name: Bat Girl

Type/number of model: 882313

Batch number/Barcode: 8302823137

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Batman style fancy-dress costume for children, supplied in PVC packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses a risk for the environment because the plastic in the packaging contains cadmium above the permitted levels (measured value up to 144 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and with the requirements of the Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0345/14

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: Merida

Name: S-Presso

Type/number of model: Merida S-Presso 100D Merida S-Presso 300D Merida S-Presso 500D Merida S-Presso 700D Merida S-Presso 800D Merida S-Presso 900D Merida S-Presso I11D Merida S-Presso I8D Merida S-Presso Alfine

Batch number/Barcode: The bicycles concerned were placed on the market between 2008 and 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Bicycle

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Injuries

The fork on the bicycles concerned may break at the fork blades or at the crown connection. This break may cause the rider to fall.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece,
Sweden,
Estonia,
Austria  

5
A12/0346/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls with accessories

Brand: Vnidio

Name: Beautiful everlasting friendship

Type/number of model: NO.2068

Batch number/Barcode: Item no: 4915523, B: 192 ,
EAN: 8713149155235

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of 3 dolls of about 10 cm tall with different coloured hair (e.g. pink, pink-blue, yellow, blue-brown) dressed in different dresses (usually pink). The kit includes 3 more dresses and a mirror.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain up to 19.4 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0347/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Caps & More

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No.: 23866

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Colour: 579 fire

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 4039242035644

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pair of red leather gloves with black fabric lining, size 7.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 10 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria  

7
A12/0349/14

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: La Bolata

Name: Termo 1L

Type/number of model: ref. 129499

Batch number/Barcode: 8401294990657

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: Fluorescent green thermos cylinder 1L flask. Packaged in dark coloured cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0350/14

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car/van

Brand: Citroen

Name: Expert III

Type/number of model: e2*2001/116*0349*20, e2*2001/116*0350*21 e2*2007/46*0045*10

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car/van

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

An internal fault with the wiper motor could cause the windscreen wipers to stop working while in operation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovenia,
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Spain  

9
A12/0351/14

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Honda

Name: CR-V

Type/number of model: CR-V Diesel. Type approval No: e11*2001/116*0302.

Batch number/Barcode: Passenger car year model: 2013.

Production period: 18th December 2012 to 20th March 2013.

Affected VINS: from SHSRE6**0DU007333 to SHSRE6**0DU018668.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

Sixteen inch brake discs may have been installed to one or both sides of the vehicle rather than the correct seventeen inch brake disc.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Lithuania,
Slovakia,
Ireland,
United Kingdom,
The Netherlands,
Croatia,
Sweden,
Iceland,
Germany,
Denmark,
Poland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia  

10
A12/0352/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' jacket

Brand: QiFeng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 6160B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's grey and red lined, hooded jacket with zip. The hood includes a non-fixed, elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Club fashion 23”, „Fashion shirt for ourself”, „Choose the right” and „Supreme”. Size: 140, 146.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing injuries. 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  

 

11
A12/0353/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' jacket

Brand: McSport

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Mc348c

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's grey and beige lined and hooded jacket with zip. The hood includes a non-fixed elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 128, 134.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing injuries. 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  

 

12
A12/0354/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic cooking set

Brand: iCom Poland

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknwon

Batch number/Barcode: 10201300816449,
6900008164497

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of toys consisting of a transparent plastic bag containing various kitchen utensils made of coloured plastic.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical,
Environment

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the bag (12 % 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.

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the plastic bag contains 0.88% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Poland  

13
A12/0355/14

France

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklaces and bracelets

Brand: Loriane Création

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: bracelets: 111A-1; necklaces: 1207A-33; 1207A-37; 1207A-27; 1207A-24

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Necklaces and bracelets.

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain a high level of lead (measured values up to 4.4%). The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

14
A12/0360/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's dress

Brand: Miss Image

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LF: 2891/ TG:4

Batch number/Barcode: 35998

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Cotton Grey dress/tunic intended for girls up to 4 years old. Garment is designed with, green phosphorus details, decorative cords in the neck/hood area.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/0361/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children' s sweatshirt

Brand: Brum Beby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BO-3121/TG:10A

Batch number/Barcode: 34517

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Hooded sweatshirt, turquoise colored, intended for children up to 10 years old. Garment has a printed logo ''NEW YORK SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP'' on its front side. Garment is designed with orange drawstrings in the neck/hood area.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/0362/14

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Torch

Brand: LED Storm

Name: Taskulamppu 3V Cree Q3 LED Ladattava

Type/number of model: Torch: 3529 ,
Battery charger: HG-106LIX

Batch number/Barcode: 6430039731790

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Battery-powered torch supplied with a battery charger. Sold in a black transparent package.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The battery charger unit supplied with the torch poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distance between the live parts and the accessible connector is not sufficient.

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

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

 

17
A12/0363/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: AWG

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No.: 2052 / 632209 ,
Item no.: 125051

Batch number/Barcode: 2060000983077

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pair of red leather gloves with beige textile inner lining and metal buckle.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of Chromium (VI) (measured value up to 16 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0364/14

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Light

Brand: LEDenergie

Name: Ladattava LED Työvalo 10W

Type/number of model: Light:4590,
Power supply:4590D

Batch number/Barcode: 6430039738751

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Floor light with power supply. Sold in white cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The power supply poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distance between the live parts and the accessible connector is not sufficient.

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

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

 

19
A12/0365/14

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Weather report

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Nova 133456

Batch number/Barcode: 7332722182171

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Black half-length jacket with fur hood, quilt jacket. There are cords in the hood and neck area, around the stomach and the lower edge. Pockets with zip in front of the chest and on the sleeve. Two large pockets at the bottom of the jacket.The jacket is sold in size 130-170.

Country of origin: Sweden

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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and waist area and at the bottom of the jacket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

20
A12/0366/14

Denmark

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Carry cot

Brand: Jedo

Name: Jedo Clara, Jedo Malthe, Jedo Fyn

Type/number of model: Carry cot sold separately or together with Jedo Combination products: Jedo Clara Jedo Malthe Jedo Fyn

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: A carry cot in several different colours with a removable hood. The carry cot size is 30 x 75 cm. and fits all "Jedo" prams and other "Jedo" combination products.

Country of origin: Poland

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Injuries

The handles of the carry cot can easily break while the cot is lifted and the child could fall out. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 1888 and EN 1466.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

21
A12/0367/14

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Honda

Name: CB500, CBR500

Type/number of model: CB500FD/FAD/XD/XAD, CBR500RD/RAD

Batch number/Barcode: Year model: 2013.

Production period: 29 October 2012 to 15 August 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

When the engine becomes hot, the rocker arm shaft sealing bolt can become loose and fall out. This can result in the engine stalling.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Slovenia,
Croatia,
Slovakia,
Poland,
Greece,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Estonia,
Ireland,
France  

22
A12/0368/14

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Torch

Brand: Pro Master

Name: LED Taskulamppu 140LM Cree LED

Type/number of model: Torch: LM91403,
Battery charger: HG-106LI

Batch number/Barcode: 6 420286 011967

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Battery-powered torch supplied with a battery charger. Sold in a red-grey cardboard box.

Country of origin: Finland

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Electric shock

The battery charger poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distance between the live parts and the accessible connector is not sufficient.

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

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

 

23
A12/0369/14

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Goggles and snorkel set

Brand: Feilang

Name: Advanced swim

Type/number of model: Item No: 7478

Batch number/Barcode: 8034003937478

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The packaging of the toy consists of a cardboard base and a clear plastic front.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted level (measured value up to 25% by weight). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

24
A12/0370/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress shoes

Brand: Rubies "Disney Princess"

Name: Snow White Click Clack shoes

Type/number of model: 20016-431236-3

Batch number/Barcode: 5766184324237

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Fancy-dress 'Snow White' shoes with hard red plastic sole and a softer transparent plastic part. The packaging is a pink cardboard box with 'Snow White' printing.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the transparent plastic part of the shoes contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value 22-25 % 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  

France  

28
A12/0374/14

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Peugeot

Name: 107

Type/number of model: e11*2001/116*0237

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 25 and 31 July 2013 are affected

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

A weld on the rear cross-member might fail causing the rupture of one of the links between the cross-member and the vehicle body. If this occurs during use, the driver could lose control of the vehicle leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovakia,
The Netherlands,
Germany,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Croatia,
Poland,
Spain  

29
A12/0375/14

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's mattress

Brand: Klups

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: White mattress (120x60x6 cm)

Batch number/Barcode: None

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: White mattress with polyurethane foam slab [for use with Klups cots bases - supplied in two sizes 120 x 60 x 6 cm (for Rafal, Safari, Kolonial and Radex cot model) and 140 x 70 x 6 cms (for prince, princess and Safari cot models).

Country of origin: Poland

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Fire

The product is highly flammable if it comes into contact with a flame.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 597.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

30
A12/0376/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s coat

Brand: Kuailebaobei

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: GB/T2662-2010

Batch number/Barcode: LOT No 3100140

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink hooded coat with zip for babies. The coat is lined with artificial fur. The hood includes not fixed elastic drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries as the elastic drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends may get caught, stretch, loosen again and flick back into the child's eyes.

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  

 

31
A12/0377/14

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety shoes

Brand: Solidur

Name: Monaco

Type/number of model: 631C1034S1P

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Sports-style safety shoes – Sizes 36-47 – Classification I

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The resistance to shock and crushing is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20344.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

32
A12/0378/14

France

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace and bracelets

Brand: GAS Bijoux

Name: 1. Fever Vision 2. Scaramouche; 3. Turquoise Totem

Type/number of model: Product 1: 22,
Product 2.: 45,
Product 3.: 44

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: The products are a necklace (Product 1.) and two bracelets (Products 2. and 3.).

Country of origin: Madagascar

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain lead above the permitted levels (measured values: 10% in Product 1.; 9.4% in Product 2.; 5.9% in Product 3.).

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

33
A12/0379/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy musical instrument

Brand: EduFun

Name: Wooden Music Table

Type/number of model: Ref. 5002 ,
Order No: 16187

Batch number/Barcode: 6942397350020

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The wooden music table includes a xylophone, a tambourine, a kettledrum and a small cymbal. The product is supplied in a cardboard box and needs to be assembled before use.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the small pin of the cymbal can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. In addition, the instructions and warnings for assembly are not translated.

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,
Destruction of the product  

 



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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: (*)

34
A11/0033/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric grill

Brand: Api

Name: Electric Grill

Type/number of model: A32

Batch number/Barcode: 5290691100003

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Electric grill, 230V, 1000W.

Country of origin: Cyprus

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Burns

The surfaces become too hot during use.

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  

 

35
A11/0034/14

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Wrist, elbow and knee protectors

Brand: Power Slide

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 01646.151 – SIZE S

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Wrist, elbow and knee protectors for sports such as roller skating.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The impact performance of the elbow protectors is not sufficient. The stiffness of the wrist protectors is not sufficient. As a result there is a risk of injury for users in the event of a fall.

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  

Germany  

36
A11/0035/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy chemistry set

Brand: Buki

Name: Chimie Sans Danger! (Chemistry without danger)

Type/number of model: Réf. 8360

Batch number/Barcode: Batch No (toy) : 14 01 2013

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Chemistry set packed in cardboard box. Available on the market since March 2013

Country of origin: China

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by an excessive amount of pathogenic micro organisms such as Aerobic mesophilic bacteria and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which could cause infections or diseases in children with low immunity. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

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

 




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
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

37
A12/0348/14

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Soldering iron

Brand: Rong Fei

Name: Heating Tool

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8591340004053

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Soldering iron, 60 W, 220V/240V

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The mains power cable is not properly fixed to the handle and is not provided with a sleeve for protection against bending damage. The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60519.

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

 

(*)

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

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

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

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


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

Important notice concerning re-use of RAPEX notifications

Links to the RAPEX website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out at the following web address:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm

Downloading and reproduction for non-commercial or commercial redissemination of any textual and photographic material contained in the RAPEX notifications are subject to prior permission.

The information contained in the weekly overviews may not be adapted or modified by the user. Translations of the RAPEX notifications from the original English-language edition published on the RAPEX website are subject to the conclusion of a free of charge licence agreement.

For permissions or licences, requests shall be addressed to: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Links auf die RAPEX-Webseiten sind vorbehaltlich der Beachtung der Bedingungen zulässig, die Sie unter folgender Adresse finden:
http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_de.htm

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

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

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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.

Les informations présentées dans l'aperçu hebdomadaire ne peuvent être adaptées ou modifiées par l'utilisateur. La traduction, à partir de la version originale en anglais, des notifications RAPEX publiées sur le site RAPEX est soumise à un accord de licence à titre gratuit.

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