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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 20 (Published on: 23/05/2014)

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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
A12/0694/14

Czech Republic

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Soda-maker

Brand: Česká soda

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Klasik, item number 130620

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 8 592381 073770, EAN 8 592381 081355, EAN 8 592381 081362

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: A soda-maker used for producing carbonated water. The soda-maker is provided in a box with a CO2 cartridge in a separate box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The vent valve may fail to release excess pressure. This can lead to damage of the plastic parts which could lead to injuries to the face of the user. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1167-2.

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

 

3
A12/0697/14

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic crocodile

Brand: Unknown

Name: Cocodrilo con baston / Staff with crocodile

Type/number of model: 2309B

Batch number/Barcode: 5420024306783

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Crocodile in plastic with loose pieces and a stick.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

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

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

4
A12/0698/14

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Soft doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: DOLL / Welcome to our world...

Type/number of model: /

Batch number/Barcode: 5420024371019

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A green-orange soft doll with hard plastic face and sound effects.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the purple button in the centre of the flower (on the doll's chest) can be removed and put into mouth. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

5
A12/0699/14

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Hope Star

Name: Kids Miss Hope Star

Type/number of model: GF 2584

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Grey coloured clothing set consisting of a hooded sweatshirt and leisure trousers. The product is intended for children up to 8 years old. The sweatshirt is white in colour and can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the neck area.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood. Drawstrings in children’s clothing can become entrapped and a loop can be created causing 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  

 

6
A12/0700/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baseball cap

Brand: Deproc ACTIVE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Colour: grey/anthracite

Batch number/Barcode: Item No 49000

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A baseball cap made of grey fabric, no original packaging. Colour: grey/anthracite. The product was distributed as promotional material.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 5000 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

7
A12/0701/14

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo

Brand: Dr Sacher's

Name: Dr Sacher´s Original Totes Meer Salz Shampoo

Type/number of model: 39024

Batch number/Barcode: 4 030348 198615

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

Description: Bottle made of colourless, transparent plastic, screw seal with cap of white, opaque plastic.

Country of origin: Germany

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high level of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The product also contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in a high level (up to 27 000 cfu/g). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks,
Destruction of the product  

 

8
A12/0702/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Brütting

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: LEXIE blue/lemon, size 23, item No 661046

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode 45985000101

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Children's shoes, upper made of blue leather and blue textile with white, green and blue stripes, laces in blue textile, light green leather lining, black synthetic sole. Sample size 23

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 80.4 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/0703/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden rattle with bell

Brand: Spyra

Name: Snail Family - Famille Escargots

Type/number of model: SN 0021 ,
SN 1001

Batch number/Barcode: 3760101670270

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Wooden toy snail with a blue bell in the middle.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

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Choking

The small blue bell and the red feelers of the snail can easily detach and be swallowed by small children who may choke on them.

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  

 

10
A12/0704/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: MOLI wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: N°:801125

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s jacket, in light blue colour, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and in the waist area it has a textile belt passing through 4 loops with a round metal buckle. On the front of the jacket there is a printed pattern of a mouse and the inscription Mo. Li.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

11
A12/0705/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: HA HA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: N° 802415;

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's jacket with a hood, in light blue colour, with embroidered flowers and attached sequins, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. The jacket is fastened with a zipper on the front. There are two front pockets and the embroidered inscription „Hadile”.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

12
A12/0706/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s winter jacket

Brand: OK

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 801126

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s winter jacket in light blue colour, with embroidered flowers in orange colour. It has a hood supplied with an elastic functional cord with free ends secured against unravelling by means of plastic toggles, but it is not attached to the garment and freely moves inside the tunnel it passes through. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and has two front pockets.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

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

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

 

13
A12/0707/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: CHEKEER

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 802837

Batch number/Barcode: 5051790367540

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s sports trousers supplied with a functional drawstring with free ends, which is not attached to the garment and is intended to be tied in the waist area, and elastic functional drawstrings without free ends, intended to be fastened by means of a plastic stopper in the ankle area. The trousers have two pockets on the side in the knee area and two pockets at the back. On the front of the left trouser-leg there is an embroidered inscription „CHEKEER”.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist and ankle area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

14
A12/0708/14

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: XYR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Code: 802803

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Sports trousers intended for children up to 7 years as well as for children in the age range 7-14. The trousers are available in black and red with white edging, and in grey and blue with white edging. They have two pockets with a zipper placed on the sides of the legs. Sizes are: 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of long unattached drawstrings with free ends in the waist area.

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

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

 

15
A12/0709/14

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: KIA

Name: Sorento

Type/number of model: Sportage (SLe)

Batch number/Barcode: The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 07 October 20011 to 21 November 2012 with VINs from U5YPC813DCL109497 to U5YPC814ADL264640

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Slovakia

No pictures are available

Injuries

In the event of a crash, the driver seat belt anchor pretensioner piston may separate from the cable immediately after the pretensioner activation. This would reduce the protection afforded to the driver.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

United Kingdom,
Iceland,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Lithuania,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Croatia,
Spain  

16
A12/0710/14

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Children's foldable scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Scooter

Type/number of model: Scooter:9012UNH0056/14 14026571-001

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Blue three-wheel scooter (one front wheel, two back), folding mechanism, in folding case.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebars being too thin may break easily, leading to accidents. In addition, the diameter of the packaging bag is too large and could cover the mouth, nose or head of a child causing suffocation.Warnings and information for users are insufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks,
Destruction of the Product  

 

17
A12/0711/14

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Children's foldable scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Folded slider

Type/number of model: Folded slider 9012UNH0053/14; 14025408-001

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 2012223013017

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Metal scooter, chrome-coloured, with folding mechanism.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The diameter of the wheel and the fork is not sufficient and a finger could be inserted, causing the risk of injury, and the steering tubes can break easily, leading to an accident. In addition, the diameter of the packaging bag is too large and could cover the mouth, nose or head of a child causing suffocation. Warnings and information for users are insufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks  

 

18
A12/0713/14

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden activity toy

Brand: Okoia

Name: Labiboule Véhicule (Labiboule vehicle); Labiboule Animaux (Labiboule animals)

Type/number of model: Labiboule Véhicule Labiboule Animaux

Batch number/Barcode: 5420019702941,
5420019702934,
5420019702927,
5420019702873,
5420019702880,
5420019702866,
5420019702859

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toys comprising a wooden part on which metal rods with beads are mounted, the beads slide along these rods.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The metal rod becomes easily detached and releases beads which could be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

France  

19
A12/0714/14

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother-holder

Brand: KENT'S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref NOZ 8 956 988 (2518508956988)

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 5602084986338

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: The product is a plastic soother-holder comprised of a chain and a plastic clip covered by a flat piece in the shape of a teddy bear. The product is presented on cardboard covered by a transparent plastic film.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the chain is too long (260 mm). In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of burrs and spikes on several links.

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

 

20
A12/0715/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric coffee maker

Brand: HOMETECH

Name: Electrical Brewing Pot

Type/number of model: NE-201

Batch number/Barcode: 5605645287974

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: The product consists of two parts. The first part is a white plastic, coverless coffee pot with a handle on the side. The second part is a white, plastic base with a plug cord on the side. The product comes in coloured, cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

During normal use, the thermal fuse fails to operate in time allowing generation of excessive heat at the plastic base. This can lead to a fire and electric shock due to live parts being exposed. There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base causing burns to the user. 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  

 

21
A12/0716/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric coffee maker

Brand: TASTER

Name: Electrical Brewing Pot

Type/number of model: NE-200

Batch number/Barcode: 5605645290219 (on the package)

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: The product consists of two parts. The first part is a metallic, coverless coffee pot with a handle on the side. The second part is a metallic base with a plug cord on the side. The product comes in coloured, cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Electric shock,
Fire

During normal use, the thermal fuse fails to operate in time allowing generation of excessive heat at the plastic base. This can lead to a fire and electric shock due to live parts being exposed. There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base causing burns to the user. 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  

 

22
A12/0717/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric grill

Brand: Elroda

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6223002401833,
6223002401932

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Electric grill, 240V, 1000W, sold in a transparent plastic bag without any markings.

Country of origin: Egypt

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Burns

The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/0718/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 100 LED Light

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5 792013 038167

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with 100 white LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Fire,
Electric shock

The cross sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of 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  

 

24
A12/0719/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chevrolet

Name: HHR

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Model year 2008

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Mexico

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  

Portugal,
Slovakia,
Bulgaria,
Spain  

25
A12/0720/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' sandals

Brand: Unknown

Name: Ladies' organic sandals (Comfort soft fussbett)

Type/number of model: 307-16022 A

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 4 300175 188 128; Article No: 82 8265694

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Blue sandals with two silver buckles, a light brown leather insole and a black sole (tested sample: size 38).

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains up to 4.6 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Other  

 

26
A12/0721/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Lumilight H2

Name: 18650 Li-ion Akkulaturi

Type/number of model: 18650

Batch number/Barcode: 6430042680092

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Battery charger. Sold in a black cardboard box. Electrical specifications: Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 500mA max. Output: 4.2V DC, 1A x 2. Class II

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are 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  

 

27
A12/0722/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric grill

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 65Κ,
55K

Batch number/Barcode: 5200337201117,
5200337201100

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Electric grill, 230V, 1600W, packed in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Greece

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Burns

The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/0723/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric grill

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Νο 4Κ

Batch number/Barcode: 5200337201070 (on the package)

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Electric grill, 230V, 1000W, packed in a brown cardboard box.

Country of origin: Greece

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Burns

The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

29
A12/0724/14

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: Renault

Name: Trafic

Type/number of model: Trafic II transformed by GRUAU.

Batch number/Barcode: Number of European homologation: e2*2007/46*0014*; production period between 20/07/2011 and 11/09/2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Vehicles transformed by GRUAU: cabin elongated with left lateral sliding door.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The cabin light junction wiring can become damaged as a result of the vehicle vibrations. This could lead to various functions not working: rear lights, registration plate lights, rear ceiling lights, rear wiper, rear defrost, parking sensors, rear electric lock and trailer jack.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Croatia,
Ireland  

30
A12/0725/14

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas stove

Brand: Blokkes

Name: Gas Cooker

Type/number of model: BDZ-155-B [ZB-1]

Batch number/Barcode: 8717438402031

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Metal, single burner, portable gas stove for use with a non-refillable gas cartridge. It is packed in a black plastic carry case.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

31
A12/0726/14

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas stove

Brand: Blokkes

Name: Gas Cooker

Type/number of model: BDZ-106-C [ZC-1]

Batch number/Barcode: 8717438402017

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Metal, single burner, portable gas stove for use with a non-refillable gas cartridge. Packed in a black plastic carry case.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

32
A12/0727/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: Unknown

Name: Berry Cool

Type/number of model: NO.3006 ,
A66623-108PCS (on the added label)

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8860876666234 Unknown country code.

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Medical set (13 pcs) in a children's transparent backpack (18x20x6 cm). Ages 3+.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.77 % 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  

 

33
A12/0728/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy

Brand: CHENGXING

Name: Girl‘s Doctor Set

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8663328095312

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Play set of eight pieces of plastic medical equipment in blister (size 29×19cm). Ages 3+.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.69 % 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  

 

34
A12/0729/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 180 LED Világit

Type/number of model: YS-180L-LED

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with 180 white or purple LED lamps. There is a socket outlet that allows the connection of another lighting chain. Packaging: transparent plastic box with a label.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Burns,
Electric shock

The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use. The extension socket allows the single-pole insertion of a plug with the free remaining live pin accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of 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  

 

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A12/0730/14

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas stove

Brand: IVAS

Name: Funnyflam

Type/number of model: MSR-2000 FSD

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Single burner portable gas stove with a non-refillable gas cartridge/canister in a carry-case.

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

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Burns

The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

36
A12/0732/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes

Brand: TopCent

Name: Work shoes

Type/number of model: He. Arbeitshalbschuh Work Shoes S1 42-46

Batch number/Barcode: 4047834126595

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Black, low shoes with grey contrast stitching, black plastic upper, black insole and black/grey laces (tested sample: size 44).

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) substances: 750 mg/kg in the insole, 445 mg/kg in the lining and 14 297 mg/kg in the upper, and 555 mg/kg of benzo[a]pyrene in the upper.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Denmark  

37
A12/0733/14

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy bow and arrow set

Brand: Unknown

Name: Super Bow and Arrows

Type/number of model: No. 3187B,
JDH037468 - on the label

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic bow and 4 red plastic arrows set supplied in a blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: 4.7% DEHP; 2.8% DBP).

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  

 

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A12/0735/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' shoes

Brand: shoe4you

Name: BASIC

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 258066502003

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Dark blue baby shoes, dark blue leather upper with giraffe appliqué, cream leather insole, dark blue outer sole.

Country of origin: Indonesia

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured value up to 23.2 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Other  

Austria  



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39
A11/0049/14

Latvia

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: STIGA

Name: Collector 35 EL

Type/number of model: Type C350, model 297352654/S13,

Batch number/Barcode: SK4183310

OECD Portal Category: 81000000 - Lawn / Garden Supplies

Description: Electric lawnmower

Country of origin: Italy

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Cuts

The blades are not sufficiently protected and consequently a person could receive cuts to the feet or the hands while using the lawnmower or doing maintenance.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-77.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 




Weekly overview report on professional products


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Notifying country Product
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40
A12/0695/14

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Working gloves

Brand: Hand 1A

Name: 1) Mekano 2) Soft Welder 3) Light Welder

Type/number of model: 1) Item number 1420,
2) Item number 1153,
3) Item number 1421

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: 1) Gloves of white and brown leather with text "Hand 1A". 2) Gloves of white leather and blue textile material with text "Hand 1A". 3) Gloves of white and blue leather with text "Hand 1A".

Country of origin: Pakistan

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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium VI (measured values: up to 20 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

41
A12/0734/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Bus

Brand: EvoBus

Name: O 530, O 530 BH, O 530 G, O 530 G DH, O 530 GL, O 530 K, O 530 L, O 530 LE, Citaro, Citaro G, Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, Citaro GÜ, Citaro K, Citaro L, Citaro LE, Citaro LE MÜ, Citaro LE Ü, Citaro LÜ, Citaro MÜ, Citaro Ü, Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid, Capacity, S 415 NF, S 416 NF, Conecto, Conecto G

Type/number of model: Type: 628 02, 628 03, 628 04, 628 05, 628 06, 628 07, 628 08, 628 21, 628B01, 628B02 EC type approval/ABE No: e1*2007/46*0087*; e1*2007/46*0090*; e1*2007/46*0089*; e1*2007/46*0903*; e1*2007/46*0550*; e1*NKS*0003*; e1*2007/46*0676*; e1*2007/46*0097*; e1*2007/46*0036*; e1*2007/46*0037*

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between September 2011 and December 2012.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Buses.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The ground plate for the turbo roof exhauster can come loose from the vehicle roof. This can endanger other road users.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Greece,
Bulgaria  

(*)

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


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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.

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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.

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