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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 19 (Published on: 16/05/2014)

Notification A12/0567/14 from week 15 of 2014 has been permanently removed following justification from the notifying authorities that the product does not pose the notified risk

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Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by
notifying country
Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
A12/0672/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Bama

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article numbers: 61759-51, 20140010221100.

Batch number/Barcode: 4053193058798

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Ladies' shoes with Velcro fastening, red leather upper, green insole with red padding at the heel and black outer sole. Sizes: 36 to 42.

Country of origin: India

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the upper part contains Chromium VI above the permitted levels (measure value: 17 mg/kg).

Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Other  

 

2
A12/0673/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: VW

Name: Crafter

Type/number of model: Type 2EKZ: 5t, EC type approval e1*2007/46*0519*.,
Type 2FJZ: 5, EC type approval e1*2007/46*0525*

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question are manufactured between October 2006 and February 2014

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Van.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Cracks may occur on the fastening plates of the rear axle: this could lead to a self-steering effect which may cause a road accident. The problem may occur only to vans with air suspension.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

3
A12/0674/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: Rachel Shoes

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1/ Model: 9804 ,
2/ Model: 10574

Batch number/Barcode: 1/1003550409315 ,
2/ 1001400343321

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Two different models of girls' sandals with synthetic uppers and soles: one is decorated with small glass stones (Model 1/) , the other is decorated with small flowers (Model 2/). Size of the samples: 31. The products are supplied in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the lining and insole of both models contain Chomium VI above the permitted levels (measured values: Model 1/: 10.3 mg/kg; Model 2/: 17.8 mg/kg).

Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

4
A12/0675/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ sandals

Brand: Pat & Ripaton

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model 8558X

Batch number/Barcode: 01200916311

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Girls’ sandals with leather uppers and synthetic soles, decorated with little flowers and a butterfly on the upper part. Description of packaging: - Cardboard boxes showing the brand, the model, the barcode and the size.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 85.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

5
A12/0676/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Pure Power

Name: HC2+

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430042 680689

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Battery charger. Sold in a green-brown transparent cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The internal insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not sufficient.

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

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

 

6
A12/0677/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electronic cigarette kit

Brand: Ecosmoke

Name: Sähkötupakka

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430047 260015

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Electronic cigarette kit supplied with a power supply ("Travel charger"). Sold in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings of the power supply are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

7
A12/0678/14

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Electronic LED driver

Brand: Unknown

Name: Water Proof Electronic LED Driver

Type/number of model: CV-12015A / ZLV-15-1

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Electronic LED driver. Sold in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Poland

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Electric shock

The insulation and the clearance distance between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

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

 

8
A12/0679/14

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Electronic LED driver

Brand: Unknown

Name: AC/DC Adapter LED Driver

Type/number of model: ZF120A-1202000

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED driver

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The insulation is not sufficient and the creepage distance between the primary and secondary winding is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

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

 

9
A12/0680/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Microwave oven

Brand: Kenwood / Russell Hobbs

Name: Microwave Oven

Type/number of model: KEN CJ/AL28. HOB CJ/AL28.

Batch number/Barcode: Models sold between February 2006 – May 2011.

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Combination microwave oven.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

A component in the microwave oven can overheat and may lead to a fire.

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  

 

10
A12/0681/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Egg incubator

Brand: Unknown

Name: Egg Incubator

Type/number of model: JN2-60

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Egg incubator for 60 eggs. Octagonal, grey plastic base, clear lid. Plain cardboard outer packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The heater has no over-temperature safety device. The grid beneath the lid section is removable without a tool giving access to live parts. The insulation is inadequate:the temperature control knob and element mounting screws could become live in the event of insulation failure.

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

Voluntary measures: Other  

 

11
A12/0682/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: HENG JIAN TOYS

Name: Doctor Medical Kit

Type/number of model: NO.1929 (on the box),
B: 48, Item No: 5255651 (on the added label)

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8713152556517 (on the added label)

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy set of eleven pieces of plastic medical equipment. Ages 3+. Choking hazard (warnings in Czech, Polish and Slovak language).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.9 % 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  

 

12
A12/0683/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress accessory

Brand: Holzspielerei

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: BA73708-7

Batch number/Barcode: 4260257932219

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A fancy dress quiver made of brown and black artificial leather.

Country of origin: Germany

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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 13% 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.

The product contains cadmium (measured value: up to 52 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

13
A12/0684/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden railway

Brand: TEDi

Name: For the little creative builder

Type/number of model: Item No.: KDT9085

Batch number/Barcode: 73970001291000000100

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Long blue box with red and white upper side featuring a picture of a train in colourful wooden building blocks. A wooden railway with varnished and unvarnished parts, comprising an engine with two trailers and various building blocks for loading.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 476.5 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the general safety requirement of the Toy Safety Directive in the light of European standard EN 717-3.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

14
A12/0685/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Opel

Name: Opel GT

Type/number of model: Type: K/R, WVTA: e13*2001/116*0170*01 – 04

Batch number/Barcode: The problem affects vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2008. In addition, the defective ignition switches may have been installed during repairs in vehicles manufactured between 2008 and 2010.

OECD Portal Category: Kraftfahrzeug-Teile / Zubehör

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

Under certain conditions, there is a risk that the ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. When the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality. Some vehicles may also have a condition in which the ignition key may be removed when the ignition is not in the “Off” position. In such an event, unintended vehicle motion may occur, resulting in a vehicle crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

15
A12/0686/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy plastic snake

Brand: Out of the blue

Name: Plastic Snake - Serpente in Plastica

Type/number of model: Item No 12/1315

Batch number/Barcode: 4029811290239 ,
Batches: 14751,14751 and 16720

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic snakes in various colours (yellow-green, light green, brown).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP) and di-isononyl (DINP) phthalates above the permitted levels (measured values: DEHP up to 11.7% by weight, DINP up to 22.1% 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  

 

16
A12/0687/14

France

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas stove

Brand: 7Line

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GB-15

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 74000000 - Camping

Description: Gas stove for outdoor use.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

Gas may leak from the taps leading to an explosion.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 497.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

17
A12/0688/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: OM

Name: my doctor play-toy set

Type/number of model: NO.2809,
On the added label: PT4995 TOY802519

Batch number/Barcode: On the added label: EAN: 6933315549954

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Play set of five pieces of plastic medical instruments placed in a blister cardboard box. On the back there is the name of the toy in Czech, Hungarian and English, Ages 3+.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.15 % 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  

 

18
A12/0689/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Atmosphere

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 7615771

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Ladies’ leather moccasins. Size of the sample: 39.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 10.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/0690/14

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cosmetic liquid

Brand: ”ДВЕ ЛИНИИ”

Name: "Суперчистотело" (Super clean body)

Type/number of model: N/A

Batch number/Barcode: Batch nr nr 41 (produced 08.2013),
Bar code: 4607082850026

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

Description: Plastic bottles containing 1 ml of clear liquid with applicator packed in a white cardboard box. Sold for removing hard skin and excess portions of keratinized skin.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20% of potassium or sodium hydroxide which causes damage to the skin. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

20
A12/0691/14

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name: Mégane

Type/number of model: Mégane III Coupé Cabriolet

Number of European homologation: e2*2001/116*0373*

Batch number/Barcode: Production period: since production began up to 31/07/2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rear shelf trim may accidentally become unclipped when unloading a large object from the boot. If this happens, the force exerted by the wind when driving at high speed with the folding roof open may be sufficient to cause the loss of the rear shelf trim which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

21
A12/0692/14

Iceland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys´ coat

Brand: Rebus

Name: Laniel

Type/number of model: 897549 Rebus Art. N°. 46109

Batch number/Barcode: 2897549007014

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Boys' coat in green camouflage colour with drawstrings on the lower edge.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords hanging below the coat edge.The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

22
A12/0693/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy water pistol

Brand: Unknown

Name: Summer Friends

Type/number of model: Code: 18372,
Reference: WP429 ,
Model: 123-4

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259183723

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic water pistol packaged in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow tube of the water pistol contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: DEHP 12.1% by weight; DBP 15.2% 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: Import rejected at border  

 



Other risk levels Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

23
A11/0047/14

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress wig

Brand: Rubie's

Name: Disney Rapunzel

Type/number of model: no. 43-1985, order no. 105301

Batch number/Barcode: 082686099226

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: An 80 cm long blond wig that glows in the dark.

Country of origin: China

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Burns, Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and burns due to high flammability. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

24
A11/0048/14

Sweden

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Games console

Brand: Nintendo

Name: Wii U

Type/number of model: Power supply: WUP-011(UKV), MMFA01R01, WUP-A-ADMM-UKV-PO,
Power supply: WUP-002(UKV), TDFA27C06, WUF-A-ADTY-UKV-CO,
Travel adapter: PC 9906

Batch number/Barcode: Only products sold in 2013 with one of the above-mentioned power supplies and the above -mentioned travel adapter are affected.

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Games console supplied with a power supply ("AC Adapter") and a white “schuko” to UK plug adapter.

Country of origin: China

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Fire

The pins of the plug adapter are too small. The UK earth pin makes it hard to insert the plug adapter in Swedish socket outlets. The plug adapter can become partly disconnected due to external influence. These defects can all result in a bad connection and heat production.

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

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:
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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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