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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 25 (Published on: 27/06/2014)

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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
A12/0896/14

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Mes Pommes d'Amour

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Réglisse (liquorice) Ref. L061

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Shoes packed in a plastic bag. A white paper strip is stuck to the bag indicating the following details: L061 Black 22.

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

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

 

2
A12/0941/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Foot cream

Brand: Natura Siberica

Name: Nourishing and Moisturizing Daily Foot cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 75 ml green tube of foot cream packed in a white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess of the approved concentration limit (measured value: 0.36 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when it exceeds the approved maximum concentration.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

3
A12/0942/14

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: Feel Life

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: RY4 18 mg, RY4 11 mg

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Liquid in 10 ml screw-top bottle. The label on the bottle has the wording 'E-liquid Feel Life Feel Alive' and shows an octopus smoking. It is inside a blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products contain more than 1% of nicotine (19.36 mg/ml, wrongly labelled as 18 mg/ml; and 11.19 mg/ml).

The products do not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning.

The products do not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/0943/14

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: HOMENAJE - Menaje y accesorios

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 44808

Batch number/Barcode: 8422838448083

OECD Portal Category: 73000000 - Kitchen Merchandise

Description: Red thermos flask of 0.45l with internal glass flask and a plastic outer shell, supplied without packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask. If it breaks, toxic dust containing asbestos fibres is released and can be inhaled.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

5
A12/0944/14

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: Vinirette

Name: American blend

Type/number of model: 10 mg and 25 mg nicotine

Batch number/Barcode: 4260290130009

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: 10 ml screw-top glass bottle containing liquid for e-cigarettes.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The products contain more than 1% of nicotine (10.48 mg/ml and 28.15 mg/ml, wrongly labelled as 10 mg and 25 mg).

The products do not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning.

The products do not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/0945/14

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: Megareth

Name: Air Frankfort

Type/number of model: 1) 18 mg and 2) 6 mg of nicotine

Batch number/Barcode: Batch B/210313

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: Liquid for electronic cigarettes in a 10 ml bottle with screw top.

Country of origin: Poland

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

1) it contains more than 1% of nicotine (wrongly labelled as 18 mg/ml, it actually contains 20.36 mg/ml) and does not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning. The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

2) it contains nicotine (wrongly labelled as 6 mg/ml, it actually contains 6.34 mg/ml) and there is 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  

 

7
A12/0946/14

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Liquid for e-cigarettes

Brand: One

Name: USA mix, Tobacco, D Doff

Type/number of model: 6 mg, 18 mg and 24 mg

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 50000000 - Food / Beverage / Tobacco

Description: The liquid comes in a 10-ml container with a screw cap. It is packaged in a dark blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products contain more than 1% of nicotine (8.70 mg/ml, wrongly labelled as 6 mg/ml; 18.91 mg/ml, wrongly labelled as 18 mg; and 25.17 mg/ml, wrongly labelled 24 mg/ml).

The products do not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning.

The products do not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

8
A12/0947/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Dartboard with magnetic darts

Brand: Leiva juegos

Name: Shoot game

Type/number of model: 3363

Batch number/Barcode: 8431487217308

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Dartboard with two magnetic darts in a blister packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The toy contains magnets with a high magnetic flux index that can easily be detached and may cause damage to internal organs if swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

9
A12/0948/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Facial mask

Brand: Natura Siberica

Name: Extra-Firming Facial Mask

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 75 ml yellow tube packed in a yellow cardboard box with orange flowers.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess of the approved concentration limit (measured value: 0.025 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when it exceeds the approved maximum concentration.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

10
A12/0949/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Facial mask

Brand: Natura Siberica

Name: Nourishing Facial Mask

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 75 ml red tube packed in a red cardboard box with a pink label.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess of the approved concentration limit (measured value: 0.03 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when it exceeds the approved maximum concentration.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

11
A12/0950/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby care cream

Brand: Natura Little Siberica

Name: Baby Daily Care Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 75 ml white tube packed in a white cardboard box with figure of a bird.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess (measured value: 0.027 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when its concentration exceeds the approved maximum concentration. In addition the product is used for babies who are more sensitive to adverse reactions when exposed to sensitizing substances.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

12
A12/0951/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body mousse

Brand: Organic shop

Name: Organic Vanilla & Orchid body mousse

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 250 ml black and white jar with a figure of a yellow flower on top.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess of the approved concentraiton limit (measured value: 0.028 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when it exceeds the approved maximum concentration.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

13
A12/0952/14

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body butter

Brand: Organic Shop

Name: Organic Vanilla & Shea Body butter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: 250 ml black and white jar.

Country of origin: Russian Federation

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess of the approved concentration limit (measured value: 0.026 %). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions when it exceeds the approved maximum concentration.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

14
A12/0953/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: JUMP & FISH

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. model: JF-JPH03 2. model: JF-JPH05

Batch number/Barcode: 7863432101010

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1. Artificial leather lined and hooded jacket for children with zip. 2. Quilted, artificial leather lined and hooded jacket for children with zip.

The hood can be removed from the jacket. The products are available in black colour. Size: 8A-10A

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood.

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

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

 

15
A12/0954/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: BEN BEN TU

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CC54

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The outfit for children consists of trousers, a T-shirt and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings with free ends. Size: 4-8 years.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords with free ends in the hood and not fixed cords in the waist area.

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

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

 

16
A12/0955/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's overall

Brand: Nice Wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. model for girls: GX807 2. model for boys: GX821

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Pink/blue and green lined children's overall with hood and zip. The hood can be removed from the jacket with zip. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest, the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 62-92

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may be strangled.

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

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

 

17
A12/0956/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toy

Brand: Supermag

Name: Tricycle+Driver

Type/number of model: 0367

Batch number/Barcode: 8027352003673

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Magnetic toy in cardboard box covered with plastic film.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because the magnets have a high magnetic flux value and if more than one small magnet is swallowed they can be attracted to one another through the gut wall, causing perforation or blockage.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.

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

Italy  

18
A12/0957/14

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's tunic

Brand: Moomin characters

Name: Moomin

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 0200553710160

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: A red baby's tunic with a Moomin character (Little My) on the front with colourful chequered patterns in different parts of the product, size 80 cm.

Country of origin: India

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 44.0 mg/kg of formaldehyde in the red fabric and 94.0 mg/ml in the chequered fabric.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

19
A12/0959/14

Finland

Category: Construction products

Product: Carbon monoxide detector

Brand: Nexa

Name: Carbon monoxide alarm

Type/number of model: Model: JB-C01 Art. nr: 13821

Batch number/Barcode: 7 330545 138214

OECD Portal Category: 91000000 - Safety / Security / Surveillance

Description: Battery-operated carbon monoxide detector.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Asphyxiation

The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

 

20
A12/0960/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chevrolet,
Pontiac,
Saturn,
Daewoo

Name: Cobalt, Pursuit, G4, Solstice, G5, Ion, Sky, G2X

Type/number of model: Chevrolet:Cobalt,
Pontiac: Pursuit, G4, Solstice, G5 ,
Saturn: Ion, Sky ,
Daewoo: G2X

Batch number/Barcode: Years of construction: 2006-2010: Pontiac Solstice 2007-2010: Pontiac G5 2003-2007: Saturn Ion 2007-2010: Saturn Sky 2007-2009: Daewoo G2X

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

Under certain conditions there is a risk that the ignition switch in the vehicles may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. This risk may increase if the key ring is carrying added weight (such as more keys or the key fob) or the vehicle experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events. 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  

 

21
A12/0961/14

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: Happycasa

Name: Krazy Kar - Caribbean Pirates

Type/number of model: 557603

Batch number/Barcode: 8015361876913

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Medium-sized lighter, red in colour with a picture of a car. The lighter's length is approx 120 mm. The product has an LED light which is operated by pressing a red button located near the ignition button of the lighter.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product is a novelty lighter. It is therefore possible that a child will play with it and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

22
A12/0962/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Bontempi

Name: Maracas - Toy band

Type/number of model: MR 1942.2

Batch number/Barcode: LOT no 5 08 P / 047663065038

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A pair of red plastic maracas. The package is marked on the front with "Toy band", "Play" and "Maracas". Age mark 3+. On the back there are warnings in several languages, the CE mark and pictograms. Weight approx. 43.5 grams.

Country of origin: Italy

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the handle of the rattle is too long and if put into the child's mouth it may get stuck and obstruct the airways. The handle could also trigger a vomiting reaction causing the child to choke.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

23
A12/0963/14

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Magtoys

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3160711

Batch number/Barcode: 7391256060713

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Green and blue wooden rattle shaped as clackers with a floral motif. The rattle is approx. 23 cm long.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The handle of the rattle is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it may get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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  

 

24
A12/0964/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Navi Stars

Name: Beautiful Fashion

Type/number of model: Item No: F 150

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 9611866000014

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Dolls with PVC arms and legs, packed in a coloured cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the hands and legs of the dolls contain 4.1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.8% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

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  

 

25
A12/0965/14

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric coffee-maker

Brand: Unknown

Name: Electric Cordless Coffee Maker

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5292076001066; lot No.: PT - 2013/8

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: The product consists of two parts: a metallic, open coffee pot with a handle on the side and a metallic base with a plug and cord on the side. Supplied in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base. There is consequently a risk that the user may be scalded.

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  

 

26
A12/0966/14

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Suzuki

Name: V-Strom 650 ABS L4, GSX650F L2, GSX650F ABS L2, GSX650F ABS L4

Type/number of model: Type: C7, WVCJ EC type approval: e4*2002/24*2680, e4*2002/24*1342

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured from 2012 to 2014 are affected.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The drive chain is not correctly riveted where it is joined and could break. If this happens, the engine's power would not be transmitted to the rear wheel and there is a risk that the motorcyclist would fall off.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Sweden  

27
A12/0967/14

Italy

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Ducati

Name: Diavel

Type/number of model: MY2011-2012-2013-2014

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Black and red motorcycle.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

A crack can occur close to the fixing point of the number plate support assembly of the motorcycle. This could potentially lead to both tubes of the frame breaking.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Ireland,
Netherlands,
Greece,
United Kingdom  

28
A12/0968/14

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Cute girl

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 9611866000182

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Doll with PVC head and hands, packed in a coloured box with transparent panel.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the hands and the head of the doll contain 5.8 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.7 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP). 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  

 

29
A12/0969/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy

Brand: La Gran Familia

Name: Western Rider

Type/number of model: GF78229

Batch number/Barcode: 8436025782294

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Push-along toy with horse and jockey. It consists of a brown horse with a yellow saddle and a jockey with black clothes a hat and a mask. The packaging also contains the unassembled handle used to push the toy.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The arms of the jockey can easily break, generating small parts which could 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.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

30
A12/0970/14

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' blouse

Brand: Little rebel

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1)Ref. 93434 and 2)Ref. 93435 (sizes 18-24 months and 24-36 months)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: 1) A babies' blouse with three buttons in the centre and one on the front pocket. 2) A babies' blouse of two colours with three buttons in the centre, two on the neck and one on the front pocket. They are sold unpackaged.

Country of origin: India

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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the buttons) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

31
A12/0971/14

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy xylophone

Brand: Zhibaole Toys

Name: Music Zone

Type/number of model: Ref 0909 ,
No. 938869

Batch number/Barcode: 8435399009099

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy xylophone in the form of a guitar with coloured plastic keys. The product is supplied in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The small screws of the xylophone can easily detach: small children may put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

32
A12/0972/14

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume

Brand: Lucida Costumes and Accessories

Name: Kitty

Type/number of model: 82363 (22516)

Batch number/Barcode: 4719484223633

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Cat fancy-dress costume which includes a black, polyester jumpsuit and a headpiece (cat ears) with fur-like decoration. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the headpiece.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

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

 

33
A12/0973/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys’ jacket

Brand: F&D

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GX-634

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Blue, lined boys’ jacket with hood and zip. The hood can be removed from the jacket with a zip. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Frequent Marcella". Size: 98-116

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may be strangled. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

34
A12/0974/14

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' coat

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B-8037C

Batch number/Barcode: 558258168

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Blue, lined boy’s coat with hood and zip. The hood can be removed from the jacket with zip. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Bluestone High School Sept Michael Super Champions Team". Size: 98-128

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may be strangled.

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

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

 

35
A12/0975/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Anlily

Type/number of model: LH011

Batch number/Barcode: 0000011361688

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic doll in a cardboard - plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32.2 % 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  

 

36
A12/0976/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rattle

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 2013066502249

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Babies' rattle consisting of coloured plastic toys on an elastic cord, including three animal figures and four oval eggs with a rattling element inside and two hooks. Toy weight: 39g. Dimensions: 364x80x35 mm.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because some elements break easily (oval egg) releasing small parts (metal ball) which can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with 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  

 

37
A12/0977/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Pull- along toy helicopter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys

Type/number of model: No:888

Batch number/Barcode: 2013066501037

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A yellow and red toy helicopter on three wheels in the form of a fish made from hard plastic. By pulling the automatically shrinkable cord, the helicopter moves and the propeller spins. Wheel axles, propeller and fasteners (screws) are made of metal. There are colourful stickers in a plastic wrap. Toy weight: 53 grams. Dimensions: 210x80x110 mm.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (cup-shaped part attached to the cord, wheels, stickers, plastic film) can be easily detached and could be swallowed by small children.

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

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

 

38
A12/0978/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Sport

Name: Lovely toys

Type/number of model: No. 6633

Batch number/Barcode: 2013066501150

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The doll is packed in cardboard and plastic packaging on which it is mentioned that the product is not suitable for children under 3.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains (bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values: 14.5% DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

39
A12/0979/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy car

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys

Type/number of model: NO. 2038

Batch number/Barcode: 201306650189

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Four-wheeled, hard plastic, toy truck. On the roof is a hard plastic, decorative sports cap. At the back of the truck there is a transparent plastic box filled with foam beads. The packaging indicates that the toy is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily be detached and swallowed by children.

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

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

 

40
A12/0980/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy car

Brand: Unknown

Name: Toys

Type/number of model: No. 688

Batch number/Barcode: 2013066501884

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Hard plastic toy police car in a variety of colours. The roof of the car is equipped with a blue-red beacon. Pulling the shrinkable cord makes the car move and emit sounds from the built-in siren. The wheels, fasteners (screws) and bell/horn are in metal. There are colourful stickers with plastic wrap. Toy weight: 61 gr. Dimensions: 155x95x95 mm.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (piece of plastic, film and labels) can be easily detached and could be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

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

 

41
A12/0981/14

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Union star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TH5130

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini, size 116 cm, made of red printed knitted fibrous material.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of cords in the waist and back area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

42
A12/0982/14

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Union star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HF3290

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' bikini, size 110 cm, made of blue and white chequered fabric.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords that are to be tied at the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

43
A12/0983/14

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' swimsuit

Brand: Keyzi

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: mod. Sylwa

Batch number/Barcode: 5907441610100

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls' yellow swimsuit, size 110 cm, with appliquéd inscriptions "Pirat" and "Girl" and an orange flower.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation because of the presence of cords that can be tied at the back of the neck and in the leg area.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

44
A12/0984/14

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy set

Brand: Unknown

Name: Wind-up Swimming

Type/number of model: 123

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Hard plastic, colourful toys with a wind-up mechanism. Three sea animals: turtle, fish and crab with clear plastic eyes and black pupils. By winding them up with keys, the animals flap their fins and float in the water. The toy contains fasteners (screws) and metal axles. Weight of turtle : 19.5 g., fish - 19.5 g., crab - 20.5 g. Toy Dimensions: Turtle: (90x70x41 mm), fish: (105x87x55 mm), the crab: (92x88x45 mm).

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which may be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 

45
A12/0985/14

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains extension lead

Brand: Kyowa

Name: Asli Tembaga

Type/number of model: 5D05K (on the product), 3M-5 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: White cord extension set for 5 plugs, with earth contact, with a switch and a 2,57 m cable. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with label.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

The distance between the side earth contacts is too large. There is no earth wire in the cable between the sockets and the plug, the continuity of the earth contact is not provided. The wire ends of the cable are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

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

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

 

46
A12/0986/14

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: GEOX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: 3915-3-602-24 MH 1

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Children's sandals in pink and turquoise with Velcro fastening. The upper and the lining are in leather and the pink and yellow sole is in synthetic material. The size of the tested sample is 24.

Country of origin: Italy

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the white leather lining contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 22.8 mg/kg).

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

Compulsory measures: Other  

 

47
A12/0987/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream

Brand: L’Abidjanaise

Name: Carotte Créme

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Lot 63

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

Description: Cream to treat skin marks supplied in 50g flexible metallic tube with a screw cap in an orange and white cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains clobetasol propionate (declared value on packaging: 0.05% by weight), which belongs to the glucocorticoid class.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

48
A12/0988/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream

Brand: L’Abidjanaise

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Lot 040113

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

Description: Skin cream supplied in 50g flexible metallic tube with white plastic screw cap and instructions packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains clobetasol propionate (declared value on packaging: 0.05% by weight), which belongs to the glucocorticoid class.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

49
A12/0989/14

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream

Brand: Biopharma

Name: Rapid'Clair Gel

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Batches: RC289, RC187 and RC288 ,
Barcode: 8906042470073

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

Description: Plastic tube, 30g, with screw cap in a cardboard box

Country of origin: India

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains clobetasol propionate (declared value on packaging: 0.05% by weight), which belongs to the glucocorticoid class.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 



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

50
A11/0054/14

Norway

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Svea Fyrverkerier AS

Name: Fire Fly II

Type/number of model: Art no: 342,
43F435/367/12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery cat. 2, 115g, 12 shots.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The sound level is too high and this can cause damage to hearing. The product explodes at too low height and this can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

51
A11/0055/14

Norway

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Svea Fyrverkerier AS

Name: Gold Bar

Type/number of model: Art No 237

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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

Description: Battery cat. 2, 143 g, 20 shots.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to hearing,
Injuries

The sound level is too high and this can cause damage to hearing. The product explodes at too low height and this can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 




Weekly overview report on professional products


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

52
A12/0958/14

Germany

Category: Machinery

Product: Poultry plucking machine

Brand: Fringo

Name: Geflügelrupfmaschine RF-169 / Plucking Fingers RF-169

Type/number of model: RF 169

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: Werkzeuge / Maschinen (elektrisch)

Description: Machine for plucking feathers from poultry.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock,
Injuries

The cables or single wires can detach from the cable clamp by mechanical stress such as vibration of the machine. Thus, electrical voltage can appear on parts of the machine or its covering causing a fatal electric shock if somebody should touch them.

Movable transmission parts can be touched through the feather chute at the side of the machine and from underneath the machine. The machine does not stop when the flap is open and therefore parts of the body of the user may come into contact with rotating machine parts causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and with the relevant European standards EN 60204, EN 60352, EN 60034.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

(*)

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.

Anträge auf Genehmigungen oder Lizenzen sind zu richten an: copyright-info@publications.europa.eu

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Il est possible de créer des hyperliens vers le site web consacré au système RAPEX, à condition de respecter les conditions décrites à l'adresse suivante:
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Le téléchargement et la reproduction à des fins de rediffusion, commerciale ou non, de tout contenu textuel ou photographique dans les notifications RAPEX doivent faire l'objet d'une autorisation préalable.

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