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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 4 - 2009

Corrigendum:
Notification 0168/09 from week 3 in 2009 has been updated.

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
0131/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: ROBERTO CAVALLI

Name:

Type/number of model: P74040 P0960 900, 2008100005296, code 1293250, bar code: 0 311912 932502

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s jacket in grey and pink with a zip and hood containing fabric cords ended with small "leopard-skin" bows. The jacket is embroidered in pink and black with the inscription: “Roberto Cavalli, Angels”. On the inside there is a sewn, textile label with the following inscription in English: “Angels Roberto Cavalli, Angels” and the size of the jacket: XS / 162. Three cardboard labels are attached to the jacket. The first contains the logo of the product: “Angels, Roberto Cavalli”. The second contains information concerning the product, such as the style number, size, the barcode, price and composition of the product, and the third label contains a security hologram which guarantees the authenticity of the product. Composition: 80% modal, 20% polyamide.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area with length 210 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which on garments for children aged from 7 years up to age 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0132/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's sweatshirt jacket

Brand: ROBERTO CAVALLI

Name:

Type/number of model: P54030 P1790 905, 2008100006430, code 1322060, bar code: 0 311913 220608

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s sweatshirt jacket in grey with a zip and hood containing fabric cords ended with knots. On the front of the product there is embroidery in black depicting an emblem with the inscription: “Roberto Cavalli”. On the inside there is a sewn, textile label with the following inscription in English: “Roberto Cavalli” and the size of the jacket. Three cardboard labels are attached to the jacket. The first contains the logo of the product; the second contains information such as the style number, the size, the barcode, the price and the composition; and the third label contains a security hologram which guarantees the authenticity of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 9 (9 months old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0133/09

Finland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Gel candle

Brand: Geleljus med Dekoration

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: 21017, EAN code: 7392870210171

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gel candle in a glass container. Height: 35 cm

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Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it easily tips over and the glass container may break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0134/09

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make-up case for children, "Pink-Chewingum" – pink lipstick

Brand: Fun & colors

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch n° E 283

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cosmetics for girls or young women in a pink and white case containing eye shadows, lipsticks, glitter, nail varnishes and mascara.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pink lipstick contains lead at a level of 409 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0135/09

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toys - "Take Apart Truck"

Brand: BENHO

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM n° YT: 5308A; 5308B; 5308E; 5308F; 6068.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toys made of wood in the shape of: caterpillar, duckling, grasshopper, ladybird or digger (truck).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of accessible and easily separating small parts (screws and balls), which completely fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected and destruction of the product by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0136/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Roberto Cavalli

Name:

Type/number of model: P74090 P1860 513, 2008100005345, code 1315702, bar code: 0 311913 157027

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s jacket in pink with a zip and hood containing fabric cords ended with silver toggles. The inscription “Roberto Cavalli, I love school, authentic quality” is embroidered on the jacket in pink and black. On the inside there is a sewn, textile label in English: “Angels Roberto Cavalli, Authentic Quality” and the size of the jacket: 8/138 (8 years). Three cardboard labels are attached to the jacket. The first contains the logo of the product: “Angels, Roberto Cavalli”. The other two contain information about the product such as the style number, size, the barcode, price and composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area with length 150 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which on garments for children aged from 7 years up to age 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0137/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Roberto Cavalli

Name:

Type/number of model: Code/Batch code: P74080 P1521 905, 20081000053346, code 1315692, bar code: 0 311913 156921

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s top in grey, white and "leopard-skin", with a hood containing fabric cords in pink ended with toggles. On the front of the product there is the inscription: “Angels” embroidered in gold. On the inside there is a sewn, textile label with the following inscription in English: “Authentic Quality Brand for Sweet Roberto Cavalli Angels by Roberto Cavalli Brings Good Luck” and the size of the jacket: 10/154 (10 years). Three cardboard labels are attached to the jacket. The first contains the logo of the product: “Roberto Cavalli Angels”. The second contains information concerning the product such as the style number, the size, barcode, the price and the composition of the product. The third label contains the security hologram which guarantees the authenticity of the product. Composition: 94% cotton, 6% elastane.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area with length 210 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which on garments for children aged from 7 years up to age 14 years functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0138/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's top

Brand: Pepe Jeans

Name:

Type/number of model: Style G60097 JASMINE, colour H01 LIGHT PINK,

Batch number/Barcode: 8 433072 194469

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s top in pink with brown stripes with a hood containing fabric cords ended with knots. The inscription: “PEPE JEANS” is embroidered on the front. On the inside, there is a printed inscription: "Pepe Jeans, LONDON, 4". A cardboard label is attached to the product marked: “Strength With Age, since 1973, Pepe Jeans, LONDON” and contains information such as the style number, the colour, the size, the barcode, price and composition: 100% cotton. Size: 4 (4 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0139/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Gama 2000

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s sweatshirt with a hood, drawstrings, inscription on the front “Barbie” and a printed pattern in the shape of a flower with sequins. A label is attached containing information about the producer, composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastane. The product is sold in transparent packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers by the distributor ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0140/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Shu yi baby, n/m

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8436039477322.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with long blonde hair, dressed in a checked skirt and sweater with fur edging on collar and cuffs, and ankle boots. The batteries are located in the doll's back.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of accessible and easily separating small parts (buttons and clothing stickers), which completely fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0141/09

Cyprus

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Gel decorative stickers

Brand: 1. Gel Magic 2. Jel Stickers and Gel Magic 3. Gel Magic

Name:

Type/number of model: Models: 1: JS- 1003, 2: JS- 2003, 3: JS- 2030, Bar code: 1: 0 246149000031, 2: 0 249141000036 and 0249141000030, 3: 0 262594000037

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Gelatine-like decorative stickers in the form of red hearts, packed in a transparent polyethylene film containing 2 small, 2 medium and 2 big hearts.

2a. Gelatine-like decorative stickers in the form of fish and starfish, packed in a transparent polyethylene film containing 2 blue fishes, 2 orange fishes and 3 yellow starfishes.

2b. Gelatine-like decorative stickers in the form of fish and starfish packed in a transparent polyethylene film containing 2 turquoise fishes, 2 blue fishes, 2 yellow fishes, 2 yellow starfishes and 1 green starfish.

3. Gelatine-like decorative stickers in the form of a red heart and double red heart, packed in a transparent polyethylene film containing 3 small red hearts, and 5 big double hearts.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because although not foodstuffs, their shape, colour, appearance and size is such that it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse them with foodstuffs and in consequence, place them in their mouth or suck or ingest them, which might be dangerous and cause choking. The small hearts fit into the small parts cylinder and, in combination with the fact that they are very sticky, pose a serious risk of choking. In addition, the larger shapes can be easily torn and create small parts that also fit into the small parts cylinder.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than what they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0142/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Set of squeaky toys – Safety toys

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set consists of 6 different squeaky toys (1 swan, 1 duck, 2 fish, 1 tortoise, 1 boat). Wording on the packaging: "Safety Toys" for Children Age 0-3 / Shuhuawanjuchang, Made in China, CCC - sign and warning Choking Hazard - Small parts, not for children under 3 years.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they have a squeaking mechanism which can detach when squeezed in order to make the squeaking sound. It is a small part which could be swallowed and therefore poses a serious risk of choking to small children.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer. Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and destruction of goods ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0143/09

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Knitted hat and gloves set

Brand: Early days

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No 14560 (Pink) and 14561 (Blue)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Knitted hat and gloves with a bobble on the top of the hat and pom-poms hanging down on each side.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the pom-poms are made from cut lengths of yarn which can be easily detached and swallowed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0144/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Set of coloured wooden pipes

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three wooden pipes in red, green, orange and partly yellow.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes, more than 170 mg/kg of O-toluidine.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0145/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's knitted top

Brand: 65 M

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1027383880 O406, article MW83880, bar code: 5 206142 367246

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's knitted, zip-up top in red and grey stripes. The top has a hood containing fabric cords ended with knots. On the front, there is embroidery depicting the letter “M” and the word "sixty-five". On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: 65 M and the size of the product 2A. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, marked “65 M” and containing information concerning the product, such as the style number, the barcode, the composition and the price of the product. Composition: 70% acrylic, 30% wool. Size: 2A 86/92 (1-2 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0146/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s fur jacket

Brand: M+é

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1006380631 Y603, article R631

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s fur jacket in pink. The fur contains two cords in the neck area. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: “M+é” and the size of the product (12 M). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, which contains the logo of the product: “M+é” and a sticker with information concerning the product, such as the bar code, the composition, the price and the size of the product. Composition: 100% fur (rabbit). Size: 12M (12 months old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0147/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: 65 M

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1006383622 O647, article MW83622

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket in red and grey. The jacket has a zip, buttons, two side pockets and a hood containing cords ended with knots. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: 65 M. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, which contains the logo of the product: “65 M” and information concerning the product, such as the barcode, the composition, the price and the size of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 5A 104/110 (5 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0148/09

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Lighting chain - 96 serie de uva mediana

Brand: Xing Yao

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: XY8010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lights in the form of bunches of grapes, packed in a cardboard box on which is written: "96 L Medium grape series". There is an instruction manual in Spanish and the product bears the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the grape lights have the size of normal grapes and can be easily pulled off. Consumers may mistake the product for food and put it in their mouths, with the subsequent risk of choking.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0149/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf

Brand: Erica

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Viscose, checked scarf in different shades of green, size 55 x 180 cm.

2. A blue and green viscose, checked scarf, size 55 x 180 cm.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because of banned azocolourants.

The green scarf’s darkest shade releases 880 mg/kg of benzidine and 41 mg/kg of 4-aminobiphenyl, both of which exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg. The blue and green scarf’s blue colour releases 86 mg/kg of benzidine and 150 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, both of which exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The products do not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0150/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Doll set - Beauty

Brand: Nicky Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: Article n°:19515, EAN code 8717273195150, manufacturer item no 839.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll play set in a blister pack on cardboard. The doll has reddish hair and is wearing a green and silver dress. Accessories are included in the set.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 46% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0151/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Vivacious Likable – Lelia style by me

Brand: Lelia

Name:

Type/number of model: 7332 BP 73 NL No: L0306 , EAN code: 8714552203063

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll, height 35 cm, sold in a plastic cylinder. The doll has long brown hair and wears a pink and white cap.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the legs and arms of the doll contain 33.6% and the head contains 36.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the head of the doll contains 2.6% by weight of di-“isononyl”phthalate (DINP).

According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0153/09

Ireland

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas appliances

Brand: New World Vision, Leisure, Beko, Flavel

Name:

Type/number of model: See attached list with different brands an model numbers pdf

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Freestanding, twin cavity gas oven and grill with 4 gas hotplate burners.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk when the grill door is closed which causes highly dangerous levels of CO to be produced. Tests carried out have confirmed that highly dangerous levels of CO are produced when the grill burner is operated with the grill door closed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0156/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: M+é

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1027389857 T816, article NQW89857, bar code: 5 206142 441212

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's jacket in dark blue, with a zip, buttons, two pockets and a hood containing cords. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: “M+é” and the size of the product (6 M). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, which contains the logo of the product: “M+é” and a sticker with information such as the barcode, the model number of the product, the price and the size of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 6M 62/68 (6 months old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0157/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone, battery operated

Brand: Vidal

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 0219272 JC-6630, Bar Code: 8432583192728

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy mobile phone that operates with two normal batteries. The packaging is a plastic blister pack on cardboard marked as follows: "Battery operated PHONE 2 "AA" Battery", the labelling carries the VIDAL brand, a CE mark, warnings, instructions for the batteries and the details of the responsible company.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it fails the impact test and one side of the phone breaks. The broken, exposed edges produce splinters and accessible plastic points which may cause injuries.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0158/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: 65 M

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1027383864 O403, article MW83864

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's sweatshirt jacket in red and grey. The jacket has a hood containing fabric cords. On the front, there is embroidery depicting the letter “M” and the number 65. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: 65 M and the size of the product 2A. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, which contains the logo of the product: “65 M” and information concerning the product, such as the style number, the bar code, the composition, the size and the price of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 2A 86/92 (1-2 years old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0159/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s fur poncho

Brand: M+é

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 1006380630 Y603, article NRW80630, bar code: 5 206142 502555

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s fur poncho in pink. The fur contains two cords in the neck area. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: “M+é” and the size of the product (12 M). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, which contains the logo of the product: “M+é” and a sticker with information concerning the product, such as the barcode, the composition, the price and the size of the product. Composition: 100% fur (rabbit). Size: 12M (12 months old).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0160/09

Greece

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative candles

Brand: Inart

Name:

Type/number of model: Item. No.: T-4832,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 204116 274118

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating decorative candles in the shape of small tarts with various fruits or pieces of fruits on top (approx. dimensions: diameter 4.5 cm, height 4.5 cm). The candles are packed in nine pieces in a transparent box (approximate dimensions: 14 cm x 14 cm x 5 cm), with a cardboard brown coloured base and a decorative brown bow. The candles cannot be bought separately.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (small tarts). This may lead children to put it in their mouth, cut it into pieces and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0161/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Doll set - Pretty Princess – beauty accessories

Brand: Nicky Toy

Name:

Type/number of model: Article n° 05284, EAN code 8717273052842

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: A doll play set in a blister pack on cardboard. The doll has blond hair and is wearing a pink top and light blue skirt.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes of the doll contain 77.8% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0162/09

Finland

Category: Others

Product: Eyelash curlers

Brand: Duroy

Name:

Type/number of model: KOS5217

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Eyelash curlers with pink handles. The product is also sold with light blue handles although the light blue version is not defective.

Country of origin: Korea


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the pink handles may break during use and hit the user's face and eyes.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0163/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Bonnily Girl

Brand: Lelia

Name:

Type/number of model: 7332 BP 73 NL No: L0193, EAN code: 8714552001935

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Plastic doll, height 31 cm, sold in a plastic box. The doll has blond hair, a green and white skirt and a yellow top. Accessories are included with the doll.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the legs and arms of the doll contain 8.9% and the head contains 40.1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the legs and arms of the doll contain 21.9% and the head contains 0.99% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),

- the legs and arms of the doll contain 2.6% of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the supplier.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0164/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical gun with light - Super sp'ace gun

Brand: Pépro

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. 999-281,

Batch number/Barcode: 5606669994817

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Description: Toy laser gun on which is embossed: AK-788-. Two stickers are affixed to the toy which read: FIREPOWER, SPACE PWERFULL. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic window offering a view of the product inside, and marked with the following information: SP'ACE GUN.- Made in China.- CE, symbol indicating that the toy is not recommended for children under three years of age, detailed warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III B laser which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0165/09

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Front wheel for bicycle

Brand: MAVIC

Name:

Type/number of model: R-SYS, R-SYS Premium, R-SYS Test

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Front wheel of racing bicycle. The R-SYS front wheels are composed of a Maxtal 22mm aluminium rim and 16 radial spokes made of unidirectional carbon fibres. The R-SYS wheels all bear a R-SYS logo in black or silver on the outer side of the rim. An adhesive sticker is also affixed to the rim of each wheel displaying a barcode and a serial number.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the carbon tubular spokes of the R-SYS front wheel can break off during use in certain circumstances, which can cause the wheel to break and the cyclist to fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
0166/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle – rear brake

Brand: KAWASAKI

Name:

Type/number of model: Motorcycles, model ZG1400A8/A9F, 1400GTR

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: The recall affects 2008 and 2009 model year motorcycles with serial numbers:

1. ZG1400A8F : JKBZGT40AAA005036 to JKBZGT40AAA015140

2. ZG1400A9F : JKBZGT40AAA019001 to JKBZGT40AAA021969

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the shape of the brake pedal, small stones or other road debris can become trapped between the pedal and the rear master cylinder actuating rod. This can overheat the rear brake, potentially leading to damage and locking or failure of the rear brake, causing loss of control or immobilizing the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Denmark,
Hungary,
Portugal,
Iceland  

Serious risk Consumer products

34
0167/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: mini raxevsky

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 82RJZ300 (code),
5 206078 219596 (barcode)

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Description: Girl’s jacket in gold with a hood containing cords that form loops and a drawstring at the top of the hood. The jacket contains a zip, two side pockets, a belt and two drawstrings at the waist ended with metal toggles. On the front of the product there is an embroidered pattern depicting the English letter “R”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following marking in English: “mini raxevsky, passion for life” and the size of the jacket: "6y" (6 years old). There are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket. The first label contains the following information: size, model code, barcode, composition and price, along with the internet address of the manufacturer. The second label contains the name of the store, composition: 100% nylon.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area,

- injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the bottom of the jacket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which drawstrings, decorative cords or functional cords including any toggle on the lower edges of garments, where the lower edge is situated below the crotch, shall not hang below the lower edge of the garment.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
0169/09

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains - 500 Luces blanca/Cortinas

Brand: Masterlamp

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: 38607,

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562386071

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Description: A curtain of 500 white lights packed in a cardboard box with the following inscription: Masterlamp, 500 white lights, curtains. 24 V.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts may be accessible as the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections and the cable does not pass the tensile test for internal and external wiring.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

36
0170/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Teddy bear with magnet

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: QUERO

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Teddy bear with magnet. The following wording appears on the box containing the toy: ‘QUERO’, ‘Teddy Bear Magnet’ and the CE mark.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the seam between the bear’s legs rips open, providing access to the magnet inside, which is a small part.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

37
0171/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Manual control for passenger cars - Classic

Brand: Veigel

Name:

Type/number of model: BHA01, BHA02, BHA03, BHA04 and BHA06.

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Manual control device with the designation "CLASSIC" for the subsequent equipment of vehicles for the disabled. The manual controls in question were delivered between May 2002 and November 2004 and replace the foot pedals for the brake and the accelerator.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the use of wrong material (swivel of the bearing pin), hair-line cracks in the weld seam of the bearing pin on the base-plate can occur in a number of the manual control devices. In the worst-case scenario, the bearing pin can come loose, leading to malfunction and even failure of the gas and brake actuation which could consequently lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

38
0172/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: mini raxevsky

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5 206078 294302 (barcode),
82RJZ990 (code)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s jacket in silver with a collar containing cords and sequins, a zip, a belt and two drawstrings ended with metal toggles at the waist. On the front of the product, there is an embroidered pattern depicting the English letter “R”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following marking in English: “mini raxevsky, passion for life” and the size of the jacket: "4y" (4 years old). There are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket. The first label contains the following information: size, model code, barcode, composition and price, along with the internet address of the manufacturer. The second label contains the name of the store. Composition: 100% nylon.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area,

- injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the bottom of the jacket. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which drawstrings, decorative cords or functional cords including any toggle on the lower edges of garments, where the lower edge is situated below the crotch, shall not hang below the lower edge of the garment.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

39
0173/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's cardigan

Brand: Prémaman

Name:

Type/number of model: Cardigan pink baby spirit, Code CARD439F7A06M, article 0745861, bar code: 5 414697 458610

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Knitted cardigan in pink for baby girls with small buttons and two drawstrings at the waist. On the inside, there is a sewn textile label containing the inscription: “Prémaman” and the size of the product: "6M" (6 months old). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the product, with the logo of the brand: “Prémaman” and information such as the style number, the barcode, the colour, the size and the price of the product. Composition: 78% cotton, 22% wool.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist with free ends each overhanging by 220 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area shall not protrude by more than a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened out to its largest size and laid flat.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

40
0174/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Pasite

Name:

Type/number of model: P1030.

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Children's shoes, brown in colour. They close using a flap with Velcro which is marked: "Pasite. Children." Packed in a cardboard box, with a label inside which reads: "Made in China", and carries the importer's details. One side of the box is marked on the outside: "Art. nº P1030 Colour: Brown, size: 22".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of volatile organic compounds in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging. In both instances, mass spectrometry revealed the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF), a substance used as a biocidal agent. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

41
0175/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy cowboy pistols set with six projectiles with suction cups

Brand: WESTWARD

Name:

Type/number of model: 08LW060

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: A set of two "cowboy-style" pistols with six projectiles with suction cups.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of accessible and easy separating small parts (the suction cups), which completely fall into the small parts cylinder.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

42
0176/09

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Erasers

Brand: Scool point

Name:

Type/number of model: Article.№7220004-00,

Batch number/Barcode: 4036775051431

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Description: Erasers that resemble food – they are in the shape of a strawberry, a tangerine, a blackberry and a pineapple - with inscriptions on the packaging: "Scool point" Germany, “Raidergummis”, erasers.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. They fit within the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers, with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

43
0177/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's pullover

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 331544-18M,

Batch number/Barcode: 0 240735 000030

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Description: Girl’s pullover in pink, white, yellow, orange and green with two fabric drawstrings at the waist with pom-poms on the end. The front of the pullover is embroidered with butterflies, flowers, hearts and the letter B. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “Jumbo, 18 months”, the barcode of the product and information concerning the composition and washing instructions. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the pullover, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 18 months”. On the back of the label, there is information concerning the importer. Composition: 100% acrylic.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist with free ends which each overhang by 280 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area shall not protrude by more than a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened out to its largest size and laid flat.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

44
0178/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Armani Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Article GXK151G, colour B5 BLU Notte

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Jacket for babies in dark blue with buttons and a hood containing elastic drawstrings that form loops. On the hood, there is the logo and name of the brand. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following information in English: “ARMANI baby” and the size of the jacket: 12M, 75cm. There are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket. The second contains the certificate of authenticity: “Certificato Di authenticita”, along with spare buttons and a sticker with information concerning the barcode, colour, size, price and the article number of the product. Composition: lining: 100% nylon, padding: 100% nylon, filling: 80% down, 20% goose feather. Size: 12M 74 cm (12 months old).

Country of origin: Indonesia


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

45
0179/09

Czech Republic

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Bicycle helmet

Brand: UNIVERSAL Protectors, Sonic Star A 336

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8594033003364

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: A protective cycling helmet made of plastic (colours red, yellow and blue combined), packed in a plastic bag closed with a cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not comply with requirements for protection against impact and penetration. It may therefore cause a serious head injury to the user in the case of a fall.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1078.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.