The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 43 - 2006

Level Type No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:
Serious risk Consumer products

1
0696/06

Germany

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: TecTower RMT 7650,
TecTower RMT 7651,
TecTower RMT 7655

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas-fired oven and oven with grill combined with a refrigerator for installing in mobile homes and caravans ‘Dometic”.

Serial numbers: to 629xxxxx. The serial number and type specification are written on a factory plate attached to the inside of the refrigerator.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire,
Injuries

Screw connections in the oven gas supply pipe can leak, allowing gas to escape and ignite.

The screw connections between the gas regulator valve and the burner are not tight enough, allowing gas to escape and ignite. Gas can escape only when the oven and/or the grill are in operation.

The oven should therefore not be used until the appliance has been checked

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0697/06

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with laser B/O Guns Model Series

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: The Gunwrold electronic series

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Series No. 859 - A1 to A8.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

This product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because:

- the power output of the laser is measured at 4 mW;

- there is no warning or safety instruction relating to the laser nor information regarding classification.

Given the lack of information indicating that the product contains a laser and the unacceptably high power output, the toy gun presents a particularly high, specific risk to children, because when aimed at the eye, the eyelid closing reflex offers inadequate protection.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0698/06

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with laser Super weapon

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: M-16 (on product)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Imitation harmless B/O Gun, NO: 9988.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

This product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because:

- the power output of the laser is measured at 6 mW;

- there is no warning or safety instruction relating to the laser.

In view of the lack of information indicating that this gun contains the laser and the unacceptably high power output, the toy gun presents a particularly high, specific risk to children, because when aimed at the eye, the eyelid closing reflex offers inadequate protection.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0699/06

France

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 09920

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's game ‘Kid Cala’ University Games.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a serious risk of poisoning because:

- the migration of chromium from material No. 1 (yellow paint) exposes young users to a not-insignificant risk of poisoning (values between 1 and 3 times higher than the maximum value permitted);

- the migration of lead from this same material exposes young users to an unacceptable risk of poisoning (values more than 3 times higher than the maximum value permitted).

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard 71-3.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market by the distributor  

Compulsory measures: Seizure of products by the authority  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0700/06

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Bow Bowman super power

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 338AB

Batch number/Barcode: 5998230717278

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because during the tests the suction cup placed as an impact surface at the end of the arrow became detached under 60 N.

When the suction cup is removed it poses the risk of choking. Children usually suck the suction cup to moisten it in order to make it stick better to the surface it hits.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0701/06

Hungary

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: XV1600A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

In affected motorcycles, the engagement dogs of certain transmission components may be incorrectly machined, which could cause abnormal wear that eventually results in a broken retaining circlip. If the circlip breaks, the transmission could lock up, which would also cause the rear wheel to lock up during moving. This could lead to loss of control of the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Corrective actions taken by the importer  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0702/06

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: FA-01 V

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical adaptor with surge protection POWER GUARD.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

This product poses a serious risk of burns because:

- heat chamber heats to temperature of 100 C;

- during testing, changes occur that prevent the product from further use, including of embedding compounds melting down;

- after testing, the imprint diameter is 5.0 mm;

- plug of the adaptor lacks technical specifications (current, voltage, type of power supply);

- there is no user manual in Slovakian.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market  

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers by the distributor and the supplier.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0703/06

Belgium

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 413-1308

Batch number/Barcode: 8710228120528

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toys RUBO toys. ‘Perles à clipser Miffy’

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

This product poses a serious risk of choking because a small part of the toy, which fits within the small parts cylinder, may detach while playing with the toy. Detached small part may be put into mouth by children.

This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers and Iinformation to consumers ordered by the authority  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0705/06

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: 67115/87/15 silver,
67115/30/15 black,
67115/31/15 white

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable luminaires for halogen lamps Bright light.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wiring inside the lamp bracket gets into contact with the sharp ends of the flexible tube protruding into the wireway,

- the protecting tube, which is applied instead of the hard bushing, is not fixed,

- the Hungarian instructions for use include incorrect translation of the English version (according to the English version in case of a product of Class II “the fitting is double insulated and must not be connected to an earth”, while the Hungarian text states that such a product is provided with double-insulated earth wire).

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market  

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authority  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0706/06

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: MT-DB03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini motorbike.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The poor construction of the bike can lead to serious injury of hands and feet and of person in general. In addition, the position of the fuel system can lead to inhalation of fumes. In particular,

- handle bar levers are not ball ended;

- drive chain and rear most sprocket are insufficiently guarded;

- there is no speedometer;

- fuel venting is incorrect.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market by the importer  

Compulsory measures: Seizure of products by the authority  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0707/06

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: E0019

Batch number/Barcode: 8595070888938

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multiple socket-outlet Nanjing Light Industrial Products.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the non-alignment of the holes of the socket and contacts of pins make the safe use of the product impossible;

- the contact of the pin and the way of riveting of the earthing terminal of the socket do not comply with the requirements on reliable connection with an earthed conductor;

- the white material of the socket burns when in contact with a glow-wire.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884-1.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0708/06

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Melissa and Doug Shape Sorting Clock Flair Leisure

Products/Melissa and Doug

Type/number of model: CR 1105.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

This product poses a serious risk of poisoning because the product has 325mg/kg of lead in the yellow paint on the clock face whereas the maximum value permitted is 90mg/kg. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard 71-3.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and warning of consumers by the manufacturer.