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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 14 (Published on: 11/04/2014)

Notification A12/0046/14 from week 2 of 2014 has been permanently removed following a re-assessment by the notifying authorities of the risk posed by 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: (*)

1
A12/0513/14

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress mask

Brand: Offertissima

Name: Maska

Type/number of model: 523151

Batch number/Barcode: 3856007523151

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A carnival mask made of black and white plastic with a black textile hood that covers the whole face area, with no ventilation hole for breathing. The mask has a red scar on the right cheek.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.65 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Destruction of the product  

 

2
A12/0514/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Finger paint

Brand: Stylex -Toppoint

Name: Finger- Malfarben (Finger paint)

Type/number of model: Art. No 28163 ,
Batch: 0113120611 / 0213130061 / 3032110680

Batch number/Barcode: 4 044 186 281637

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Red cardboard box containing four round plastic tubs with white screw-on lids. Each tub contains a single-coloured mass for finger print: one yellow, one red, one green and one blue.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the green, the blue and the red paints contain an excessive concentration of preservatives (substances found exceeding the limit: 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one)

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-7.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Austria  

3
A12/0515/14

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set

Brand: My P´ti-Toy (FX Toys)

Name: "Pistolet avec flechettes a ventouse" (Gun with suction darts)

Type/number of model: Model n°: DY 68158

Batch number/Barcode: 3 660495 417515; Lot No: 41751-120703

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Gun with six suction arrows and three small targets in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The suction cups can be easily detached and could be put in the mouth and block the airways. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

France  

5
A12/0517/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Brake disc

Brand: BENDIX by Honeywell and JURID by Honeywell

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model No: 562188B, 562188BC, 562188J and 562188JC; Batch No: HFM-24 / E27 – E52, HFM-24 / G1 – G52 and HFM-24 / H1 (produced between July 2012 and January 2014).

Batch number/Barcode: Not applicable

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Brake discs.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The brake discs may show a reduced wall thickness and consequently, it is possible that a brake disc gets damaged or breaks while driving. This may lead to brake failure or a blocking of the brake at the respectively affected wheel.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
France,
United Kingdom,
Hungary,
Portugal  

6
A12/0518/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toy

Brand: GEOMAG

Name: GEOMAG e-motion

Type/number of model: Item n°: 032

Batch number/Barcode: 0871772000327

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Metal creative kit with magnets, packaged in a red carton (5x13x20 cm.).

Country of origin: Switzerland

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases an excessive amount of nickel (up to 44 µg/cm2/week). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Slovenia,
Austria  

7
A12/0519/14

Germany

Category: Other

Product: Moveable scaffolding

Brand: Würth

Name: Universal aluminium folding roller scaffold

Type/number of model: Article No: 0962931700

Batch number/Barcode: 4045727053232

OECD Portal Category: 83000000 - Building Products

Description: Height-adjustable, working platform with 4 lockable steering rollers for work at low heights ( < 2m).

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product is sold without safety railings and assembly supports, which are only offered for sale as an option. Without these, the scaffold may tip over, and safe use (mounting, descending, working at a height, etc.) is not possible. The safety information is not appropriate and the contact address is incomplete. The maximum permissible load indicated is "2 persons" whereas according to the assembly instructions, as well as the "Prüfgrundsätze für Kleingerüste" (testing principles for small scaffolds), only one person is permitted.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece,
Austria  

8
A12/0520/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair curling tongs

Brand: Lee Stafford

Name: Jumbo Lazy Curl & Nourish

Type/number of model: LSHT09,
Argos Catalogue No.151 / 4715

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Hair curling tongs.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The swivel mains connection between the cable and the handle can break leaving live parts exposed.

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

9
A12/0521/14

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair

Brand: MH France

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: QABA - GW 377

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: High chair in white, pink and grey colours.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product is not sufficiently stable and may easily tip over. Moreover, when the high chair is lifted the lateral protection comes loose and the child may fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

10
A12/0522/14

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC)

Brand: Volvo Penta

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: D6, D11 and D13 marine Engines with EVC-D, EVC-D2, EVC-E or EVC-E2 with IPS 1, IPS 2, IPS 3 with 24 V main electrical system with more than one helm-station, stand-alone HCU included.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Marine control system for propulsion and steering of thruster units.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

A quality issue in the Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC) software could, under certain rare circumstances, cause unexpected loss of steering. The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Croatia,
Norway,
Spain  

11
A12/0523/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys with soft spikes

Brand: Brasil flag

Name: Caterpillar Puffer Ball

Type/number of model: Ref. n° 897466 and 897465

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Soft plastic toys in the form of caterpillars, hedgehogs and balls, containing a round device which emits coloured flashing lights when the toys are dropped on the ground. The products are packaged in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The toys pose a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (such as the eyes of the caterpillar, the nose of the hedgehog and parts of the balls) which can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

12
A12/0524/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' sweatshirt

Brand: J.N.S BOYS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A-146

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Red coloured sweatshirt intended for boys up to 8 years old. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the hood.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/0525/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' sweatshirt

Brand: AZUR GANG

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PG053

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Grey coloured, sweatshirt intended for boys up to 8 years old. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with light green coloured drawstrings in the hood.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The presence of cords with free ends in the neck area poses a risk of strangulation.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/0526/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Jeep

Name: Wrangler

Type/number of model: Wrangler,
Type: JK,
EC type-approval number: e4*2001/116*0116*

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between June 2012 and February 2013

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The gearbox-oil cooler pipe may come into contact with the power steering return pipe. Prolonged contact between the two pipes may lead to a leak in the gearbox-oil cooler pipe. This may result in a substantial volume of oil being deposited on the road and the gears may stop working.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Spain  

15
A12/0527/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' ankle boots

Brand: Weide

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No 13A0399

Batch number/Barcode: 10029950

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Beige, shiny, ladies' ankle boots with a fine, square-cut hole pattern, a brown outer sole and insole made from light brown leather. Packaging: printed cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product contains Chromium VI (measured value up to 62 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

France  

16
A12/0528/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB mobile phone adapter

Brand: MyTrendyPhone

Name: USB Adapter

Type/number of model: 28915

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: USB mobile phone adapter/charger suitable for use with iPhone. iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S (NOT ORIGINAL product). The product is sold in a white cardboard box. Technical specifications: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A, Class II. Output: 5 Vd.c., 1A

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Due to several defects, live parts may become accessible and cause electric shock if touched.

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

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

 

17
A12/0529/14

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Hyundai

Name: ix35

Type/number of model: ix35

Batch number/Barcode: The recall affects vehicles produced from 17 October 2011 to 08 June 2012, with VINs from TMAJU81BDCJ215079 to TMAJU81UACJ330927.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Injuries

The driver’s seat belt pre-tensioner may not work properly. This could reduce the restraining power of the belt and affect the driver’s safety in the case of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden,
Slovakia,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Croatia,
Bulgaria,
Iceland,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Ireland  

18
A12/0530/14

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pram

Brand: El-jot

Name: Vesper

Type/number of model: Vesper

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Four wheeled pram available in several colours.

Country of origin: Poland

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Injuries,
Other

The chassis may break, which could cause the child to fall out and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Germany  

19
A12/0531/14

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electronic cigarette kit

Brand: Volari

Name: Cristal

Type/number of model: CRISTAL KIT-Y160213

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Electronic cigarette kit including charger, USB connection cable and charger for the liquid. The electronic cigarette is white and transparent. The product is packaged in a black cardboard box with silver inscriptions in Italian.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the cigarettes tip can easily overheat while charging.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/0532/14

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Swimming set

Brand: Sun import & export

Name: Maska i dihalica set (Mask and breathing tube set)

Type/number of model: 5788

Batch number/Barcode: 9191899857880

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A swimming set consisting of mask and plastic tube for underwater breathing, made of plastic material. Product is packaged in a plastic transparent bag closed with a piece of cardboard. The cardboard has a photo of children printed on it as well as a label in form of a sticker.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains DEHP and DBP above the permitted levels (measured values: 3.04 % and 9.20 %). 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  

 

21
A12/0533/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Happy Toys

Name: Beauty Fashion Star

Type/number of model: Art.-No. HP1012902 No. YS1107

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 4 250758 102334

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll, approx. 29 cm high, with 12 moveable limbs, wearing a short, sleeveless dress. Presented in blister packaging along with a pink brush.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The head hands and arms of the doll contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 31,5% 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  

 

22
A12/0534/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Happy Toys

Name: Beauty - My Magic World

Type/number of model: Article No. HP1028234 ,
Model No. YS1209

Batch number/Barcode: 4250758102259

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll, approximately 30 cm high, in a white wedding dress, with veil and head dress. The product is supplied in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head, the hands, the shoes and the arms of the doll contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 30.9% 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  

 

23
A12/0535/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Happy toys

Name: Beauty and the Fashion Party

Type/number of model: Product ref. HP1027118 No. of model: YS1207

Batch number/Barcode: 4 250758 102273

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll (approx. 30 cm tall) wearing a pink sparkly evening dress, accompanied by a light-brown plastic dog, packaged in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains DEHP above the permitted level (measured value: up to 30% by wait). 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  

 


(*)

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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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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