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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 21 (Published on: 30/05/2014)

Notification A12/0411/14 has been updated further to additional information received from the notifying Member State.

Corrigendum: Notification A12/0403/14 from week 10 of 2014 has been temporarily removed pending further investigations by the notifying authorities

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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
A12/0736/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' shoes

Brand: Playshoes

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Batch: 75364/26572 ,
Article: 105912

Batch number/Barcode: 4010952300703

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Light-brown lambskin booties with white seams and Velcro fastening. The size of the sample is 16/17.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 28 mg/kg).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/0737/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: BioLine

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article No 19263 ,
Batch: 2034011417/001

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: White children's sandals with two buckling straps, size of the sample 32.

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 11 mg/kg).

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

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

Austria  

3
A12/0738/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: BioLine

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item no: 20340114103313 ,
Article no 77430-91,
2014RRW009303

Batch number/Barcode: 4050628289031

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Brown children's sandals with Velcro fastening, synthetic upper and leather insole. Size of the sample 28.

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 11 mg/kg).

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

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

Austria  

4
A12/0739/14

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Bio Touch

Name: Micro Pigment - Cosmetic Color

Type/number of model: Jet Black

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Black liquid supplied in a small plastic bottle.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead above the permitted levels (measured value 16.5 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe resolution ResAP(2008) the content of lead in tattoo inks should not exceed 2 mg/kg.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Denmark  

5
A12/0740/14

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Car seat for children

Brand: ERGOseat

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Reference 210121A ,
Approval No E13 045029,
Serial No CE047 02 5775 030 00005

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: 2012/12/08,
Barcode: 3050742101210

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Grey and red integral baby seat, groups I, II and III.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injury because the restraint system is not protecting the head of the children in the event of a shock. Moreover, the information related to the products' safe use is insufficient.

The product does not comply with Regulation No 44-04 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE).

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

 

6
A12/0741/14

France

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: KIM’PLAY

Name: WANJU

Type/number of model: Ref.:196

Batch number/Barcode: Batch:147 C,
Bar code: 3225430001961

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Blonde fashion plastic doll with a shiny dress and red shoes.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll and the shoes contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) above the permitted levels, and the shoes contain also dibutyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: DEHP: up to 14%; DINP: up to 7.5%; DBP 0.3%).

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.

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

Spain  

7
A12/0742/14

France

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Whipped cream siphon

Brand: JOKA

Name: Siphon Crème Chantilly

Type/number of model: Cartridge-free 250 ml model Article No. 12707

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 4 260 017 978 259

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: Siphon with metal (lacquered aluminium) body and plastic head available in red or blue, dimensions are approx. 8 x 10 x 23 cm and weight approx. 475 g.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product can easily explode and cause injuries to the user.

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.

Two accidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

8
A12/0743/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Bettina

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item number:HD0140

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 3456789001405

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The packaging contains 3 dolls (size 7, 10 and 15 cm) with a purple winged horse with a long mane. Ages 3+.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The plastic head of the doll contains 0.59 % 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  

 

9
A12/0744/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: NOVI Stars - Super Star

Type/number of model: A66568,
Item number 903

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll about 24 cm tall with big eyes and pointed ears and with shiny blue dress. Ages 3+.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The plastic material of the head of the doll contains 0.44 % 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  

 

10
A12/0745/14

The Netherlands

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air horn

Brand: A. I. & E.

Name: Air Horn (Druckluftfanfare – Luchthoorn - Klaxon á Air)

Type/number of model: 38600

Batch number/Barcode: Batch 359511 & 2012782 Barcode 8711252386003

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: One horn and a pressurized container with 250 ml pressured gas supplied in a plastic bag with a label. According to the package the container does not contain flammable components

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The pressurized container contains flammable components (Difluoroethane and Tetrafluoropropene).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

Belgium,
Luxembourg,
Slovenia,
France  

11
A12/0746/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 140 LED Light

Type/number of model: WZ636C

Batch number/Barcode: 6 901058 010000

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with 140 blue LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box

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 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  

 

12
A12/0747/14

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas stove

Brand: Adventure

Name: Verplaatsbaar Gastoestel

Type/number of model: 25.033

Batch number/Barcode: 8712628250331

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, with a colourful paper sleeve.

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  

 

13
A12/0748/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 210 LED Light

Type/number of model: 2x1.5M/LED

Batch number/Barcode: 5 792013 038051

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with 210 blue LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box

Country of origin: China

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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 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  

 

14
A12/0749/14

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Laptop charger

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PA-1750-09 / PA3468E-1AC3

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code 003280050520-800-4573-13868

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: AC adaptor intended for use with Toshiba Equim A210 laptop computer. Rated input 100 - 240 V. Output 19 V DC. Supplied in plain white packaging. (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The electrical insulation and the clearances / creepage distances between the primary and secondary printed circuits are not sufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/0750/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hot stapler

Brand: Power TEC

Name: Hot Stapler Plastic Repair System

Type/number of model: Product:HA-J05-B0 (92259) ,
Adaptor:9625

Batch number/Barcode: 5 018341 922597

OECD Portal Category: 82000000 - Tools / Equipment - Power

Description: Mains powered, hot stapler for repairing plastic. Supplied with a travel plug adapter. Sold in an orange plastic pack.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The pins of the plug are accessible when the plug is inserted into the plug adaptor. The user could consequently touch one of the live pins.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60335 and IEC 60884.

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

 

16
A12/0752/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun

Brand: Unknown

Name: M40 Sniper Rifle

Type/number of model: 585-48A

Batch number/Barcode: 6901235850481

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Battery-operated plastic toy gun, with a laser sight. Packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The toy is a class 3R laser product and poses a risk of damage to sight to users.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62115.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

17
A12/0753/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: CLARA BARSON

Name: Classic Style

Type/number of model: Model WS 3129

Batch number/Barcode: EAN Code: 2220090740374

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Ladies' shoes with a black synthetic upper, a lining made of leather (beige insole), a plain black and patterned black/coloured textile fabric, and an outer sole of brown synthetic material. The shoes were packaged in a labelled shoebox. The right shoe bears a marked label. The shoebox contains a "Consumer information" sheet together with the shoes. Tested sample: Size 37

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the beige leather insole contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 63.7 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

18
A12/0754/14

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair

Brand: BLOOM

Name: Nano

Type/number of model: NANO black/diesel denim model E10502-BDD-11-AKS. ,
References: BLE10502WHB, BLE10502WCW, BLE10502WRR, BLE10502BDD, BLE10502BSSG, BLE10502BSSB and BLE10502BMB

Batch number/Barcode: 4897020129493

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: High chair for children aged between 6 months and 3 years. The recall concerns only the tray of the high chair.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Choking

The sliding buttons of the tray are accessible to children. Since they can easily detach and be swallowed, small children may choke on them.

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

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

Greece  

19
A12/0755/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Opel

Name: Agila

Type/number of model: Type: H00 Model: Agila A, EC type-approval number: e1*98/14*141*05 - 08

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced in the period from December 2001 to August 2003.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Injuries

In certain situations, the mechanism triggering the driver's air-bag may malfunction.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece,
Portugal,
Denmark,
Slovakia,
Ireland,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Croatia,
United Kingdom,
Spain  

20
A12/0756/14

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Sweet

Type/number of model: No.611-C

Batch number/Barcode: JDH038966 - on the label

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with accessories packed in a cardboard box. The doll has light brown hair and a long pink dress. Accessories consist of a silver handbag and two outfits. On the packaging, made of cardboard, there are pictures of dolls and castle and written signs: "BEAUTIFUL HAPPY GIRL FASHION" and "beautiful". CE mark and age warning (+3) are also printed on the packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 14.6 % 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: Import rejected at border  

 

21
A12/0757/14

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: INOVA

Name: World travel adapter set

Type/number of model: INOTAU22K

Batch number/Barcode: 8018417159145

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel plug adapter sold in transparent packaging with white cardboard.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

When a plug is inserted into the plug adaptor, the pins of the plug are accessible. The user could consequently touch one of the live pins.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant standard IEC 60884.

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

 

22
A12/0758/14

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Polaris

Name: Victory (Cross Country, Cross country 8 Ball, Hammer 8 Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge , Ness Cross Country, Vegas 8 Ball, Vision, Boadwalk, Gunner)

Type/number of model: Cross country = V14BW36NL - V14TW36NGC,
Cross country 8 Ball = V14BA36NAC - V14DA36NAC,
Hammer 8 Ball = V14HA36NA - V14HA36NAC,
High Ball = V14WB36NA - V14WB36NXC,
Jackpot = V14XB36NS,
Judge = V14MB36NAC - V14MB36NHC,
Ness Cross Country = V14ZW36NV,
Vegas 8 Ball = V14GA26NA - V14GA36NAC,
Vision = V14SW36NA - V14SW36NWC,
Boardwalk = V14RB26NC - V14RB35NCC,
Gunner = V15LB36NT

Batch number/Barcode: 22/1/14- 25/4/14

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

Engine crankcases may not have been machined correctly, resulting in insufficient crankshaft clearance which could cause engines to seize.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Sweden,
France  

23
A12/0759/14

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: Offgridtec

Name: LED Leuchte

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: LED lamp, E 27, 230 V, 5 W, with a total of 30 LEDs. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

Live parts can be touched when using the product.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62560.

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

 

24
A12/0760/14

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's trousers with plastic belt

Brand: H&M

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: P/N 01898218, P/N 01716997, 978210

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girl's trousers, sizes 1½-2 years and 2-3 years, sold with plastic belt. The belt has a bow and metal components and was supplied in various colour combinations.

Country of origin: Bangladesh

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Choking

The metal components that hold the belt together can break into small parts, posing a risk of choking for children below 3 years of age.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Finland,
Croatia,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Norway,
Austria,
Slovakia,
Portugal  

25
A12/0761/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Girl Fashion

Type/number of model: NO. 883

Batch number/Barcode: 020128

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Doll placed in a plastic container. The doll is made of pink plastic with yellow hair and a white dress. Package labelling on back side. The colour and shape may vary from the picture shown.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30.7 % 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

26
A12/0762/14

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas stove

Brand: Primus

Name: Stena Stove

Type/number of model: 342011 (with flame failure device),
342012 (without flame failure device)

Batch number/Barcode: 7330033342024,
7330033897524

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 with a colourful paper sleeve.

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  

 

27
A12/0763/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Sarmiles

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Alanis, Audrey and Abie.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Ladies party shoes with stiletto heels and an ankle strap, supplied in a cardboard box

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 values: Abie model: 51 mg/kg; Alanis: 11.2 mg/kg; Audrey 46.2 mg/kg).

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

28
A12/0764/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: W.A.G.

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1578F

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Brown leather moccasin-type children's shoes in various sizes. The brand W.A.G. is printed on the soles. They are sold in a cardboard box bearing the model 1578F and the shoe size.

Country of origin: Bangladesh

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 4.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

29
A12/0765/14

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Whistle

Brand: Profi Sport Collection

Name: Sport Set (Zestaw Sedziego)

Type/number of model: Article number: 35301

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 5902384353015

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Metal whistle in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The whistle is small enough to cause choking if a child puts it in the mouth.

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

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

 

30
A12/0766/14

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: Dacia

Name: Lodgy, Dokker

Type/number of model: Number of European homologation: e2*2001/116*0314*

Batch number/Barcode: Production period between 13/06/2013 and 24/01/2014.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Van

Country of origin: Morocco

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk that the seat-back of the rear seats may become loose, leading to poor restraint of the rear passenger in case of a front shock or violent braking.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Slovakia,
Sweden,
Denmark,
Hungary  

31
A12/0767/14

Hungary

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: High Tech Multi Stylus 4in1

Type/number of model: 9612 / 9613 (on the collective packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: The laser pointer in the form of a pen. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.

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

 

32
A12/0768/14

Hungary

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: 2in1 Laser & LED Light

Type/number of model: 2011108

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Laser pointer with LED light and key chain. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.

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

 

33
A12/0769/14

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Unknown

Name: 144 LED Light

Type/number of model: 1.2x1.6M/LED

Batch number/Barcode: 5 792013 038105

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Lighting chain with 144 LED lamps. The unfolded lighting chain forms a 12 LEDs x 12 LEDs square-shaped net. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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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 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  

 

34
A12/0770/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Unknown

Name: Police Car

Type/number of model: 050AB-4

Batch number/Barcode: 1553289218417

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Remote-controlled toy car made of coloured plastic with black plastic tyres. Packaged in a cardboard box with a window.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the tyres of the toy car contain short chain chlorinated paraffins (measured value; 0.34%).

The product does not comply with the requirements of Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

In addition, the product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 37 mg/kg; total PAHs: 874.5 mg/kg).

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

35
A12/0771/14

Hungary

Category: Laser pointers

Product: laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: 2in1 Laser & LED Light

Type/number of model: OQ-507; OQ-508 (on the collective packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Laser pointer with LED light, powered by 3 button cells. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.

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

 

36
A12/0772/14

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB charger

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A1300

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: White charger with USB socket. Input 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.15A. Output: 5V, 1A, class II. Marked with: “Designed by Apple in California”. Sold without packaging. (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Due to non-adequate insulation between the primary and secondary circuits, the mains voltage of 230V can be on the accessible parts of the USB output. A person could touch these parts and receive an electric shock and may be electrocuted.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950-1.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

37
A12/0773/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather gloves

Brand: Livergy Luxury

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 4031074147748

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Dark-brown leather gloves with black fleece lining. The product is supplied in transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: Pakistan

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 34 mg/kg).

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

Compulsory measures: Other  

Austria  

38
A12/0774/14

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: LED lamps

Brand: Offgridtec

Name: LED Leuchte

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 14-0046376-001-01

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Led lamp: warm white, E 27, 7 Watt, 230 V, cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

Live parts can be touched when using the product.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62560.

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

 

39
A12/0775/14

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: Special smoke

Name: Avellano

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: SS01042013/NC),
7643400045702

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Transparent liquid for refilling cartridges of e-cigarettes and similar devices. The packaging is a semi-transparent plastic container with a white cap and blue ring pull, with a "nicotine-free" mention. The brand name is printed in pink characters on a white sticker affixed to the container.

Country of origin: Italy

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Chemical

The product contains nicotine (0.82/mg/ml), although it is specifically mentioned that it is nicotine-free. There are no adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications. The user therefore has no information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or when inhaled.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A12/0776/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: tib

Name: Water bombs/Mini-Balloons

Type/number of model: Article No 3196

Batch number/Barcode: 4002727168052

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Colourful balloons, 12 cm diameter, 100 units in each pack.

Country of origin: Spain

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the balloons release N-nitrosamines above the permitted levels (measured value: 0.128 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with national legislation and with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/0778/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Primark (Wide Fit)

Name: Navy

Type/number of model: Navy, Ref. 71030

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Moccasin ladies' shoes, navy blue with brown leather detail, with leather upper and synthetic sole. Description of packaging: a label showing the brand, model, colour, size and price. A sticker shows the importer's details and the composition symbols.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium VI (measured values up to 8.9 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

42
A12/0779/14

The Netherlands

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Travel cot for children

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 12150140

Batch number/Barcode: 8717658124614

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Black folding travel cot for children, contained into a black bag. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The cot can easily tip over, children inside could fall and hit hard surfaces or edges which are placed around the cot.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.

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

 

43
A12/1204/14

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: Feellife Feel alive

Name: E-liquid extract from pure essential oil

Type/number of model: Pmall, 18 mg

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Refill package containing 10 mL liquid for electronic cigarettes. The package has a white cap, which is not child-resistant. The hazard pictogram "T" is present on the blue paper packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The packaging lacks a clear reference to the presence of nicotine (1.82%), the product is not equipped with a child-resistant fastening and does not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning. The user therefore has no information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin. The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 



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

44
A11/0050/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car

Brand: Zenyell

Name: Stunt Twister

Type/number of model: Stunt Twister

Batch number/Barcode: 218-1 / 8595573285265

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy car made of colourful plastic with tyres made of transparent polyvinyl chloride plastic.

Country of origin: China

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Environment

This product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the tyres of the toy car contain short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 0.83%). The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 



(*)

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:
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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.

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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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