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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 6 - 2009

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
0205/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Metal scooter

Brand: Li

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 82099,

Batch number/Barcode: 8635698820993

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding metal scooter. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp edges which may be a hazard for children.

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

2
0206/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Elite aquarium

Brand: Elite Aquatics

Name:

Type/number of model: 2200 Rectangular

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coffee table aquarium.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the table top can be removed from the enclosure by hand, allowing access to electrical connections of internal wiring carrying the mains voltage. These connections are deemed inadequate, as they may separate when subject to pulling, allowing access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0207/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby pyjamas - Pick Quic Kids / Summer dreams

Brand: Pick Quic

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 5318.610, bar code: 53186100010209

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby pyjamas with a short-sleeved white jacket with check trim; the trouser are checked. The front of the pyjama top is marked "Summer Dreams" and has a motif of a sleeping puppy.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Strangulation

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0208/09

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Portable DVD player

Brand: Höher

Name:

Type/number of model: Model PDV2038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey-colour portable DVD player with screen size 7”. The DVD players have been sold after 1 January 2006, with serial numbers ranging from: RA07354133 to RA07365172; RA0703039385 to RA0703046744; RA0610350940 to RA0610354624; RA010015177 to RA06010018856; RA0603053862 to RA0603057542; RA06010018857 to RA06010022536.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to the malfunction of the batteries, there is a risk of combustion.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and distributor by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0209/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Sauna belt - Cinturon sauna

Brand: JOCCA

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 3303A, Bar Code: 8436020383038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue sauna belt with a yellow control switch. The packaging is a yellow and blue cardboard box, the front of which carries a photograph and various statements.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the surface of the belt reaches a temperature of 70°C during normal operation, which exceeds the maximum permitted temperature of 60°C.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0210/09

Finland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Sky lantern - Leijuvia Lyhtyjä

Brand: Inter

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 7392870361118, Art.nr. 36111SF.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lantern made of thin white paper and a fuel cell. The height of the lantern is around 100 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, after launching, the lanterns fly in the air without control. Then it is very difficult or impossible to avoid the lanterns coming into contact with flammable material, e.g. dry vegetation or buildings.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0211/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Air plastic gun - Armour air sports gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 2008090009895, NO. 870

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy representing an air gun with small orange plastic balls as projectiles. The product is packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of projectiles shot from the gun reaches the value of 0,224J, exceeding the maximum permitted value of 0,08J.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0212/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy - bunny

Brand: Textilní Materialová Směs

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° 4922242

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush bunny made from combined textile material (100% polyester) dressed in a skirt with a ribbon and bell around the neck, a chain ended with a suction cup on the head, without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cup with chain can be easily detached by a force of 36 N. The detached parts fully fit into the small parts cylinder. As children often put suction cups into their mouths to moisten the cups before sticking them on a surface, there is a risk that the small part falls into the mouth and blocks the airways causing asphyxiation.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0213/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Police set – Police series

Brand: Hobo Wei

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 3329, EAN code: 859075642611

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy set including a gun with 3 projectiles with suction cups, a transmitter, handcuffs, small key, truncheon and dartboard. The product is packed in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups may be detached by a force of less than 90 N (namely by 27 N and 28 N respectively). As children often put suction cups into their mouths to moisten the cups, there is a risk that the suction cup falls into the mouth and blocks the airways causing asphyxiation.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on distribution, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0214/09

Germany

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Discotheque lights - Disco lamp

Brand: Out of the blue

Name:

Type/number of model: 57/8297

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Discotheque lights, 230 V, 15 W, E 14.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the bulb-holder is technically sub-standard. When the lamp is opened for the bulb to be changed, live parts are exposed. In particular, the screw thread may become active as soon as a bulb is placed in the holder.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60238.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0215/09

Poland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Oil lamp - Classic kerosene lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: L-888 AB

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lamp is made of copper metal with a container and a wick holder, made of metal. The wick has a metal cover.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the wick guard does not prevent children from having access to the wick,

- it may be easily opened by one move of a hand,

- the lamp is not leak-proof.

This could lead small children to drink out of unsecured oil lamps. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14059.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0216/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch with charger

Brand: HUASHENG

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The housing of the product is made of grey plastic and decorated with pictures. Chinese characters are written on both sides. The two light sources are operated from a built-in battery. One of the light sources can be used as a head-lamp. The product is supplied with a plug for connecting it to the mains supply and a charger. Main components: mains supply cord ("RVVB PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/300V"), mains plug ("2,5A 250V”). Dimensions: 15x17x7 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the basic insulated mains supply cord is accessible,

- the dimensions of the plug are non-compliant,

- the mains supply cord comes into contact with sharp edges and points,

- the reinforced insulation is not sufficiently thick,

- the mains supply cord does not have an appropriate cord anchorage.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0217/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring with soft toy

Brand: Cute key-rings

Name:

Type/number of model: 842 054 Pink pig, 842 005 Yellow duck, 842 047 Green frog, 842 070 Brown bear

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key rings with small soft toy animals attached: pink pig, yellow duck, green frog and brown bear.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts which can be detached with a force of less than 90 N. The small parts can be ingested or inhaled by small children.

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

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

Norway,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0218/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Fun Learning Toys

Brand: Baby First Friend

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 0609-21 Bar Code 8013511384509

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical toy for a child's bed in the form of a yellow rabbit. The toy is activated by pulling a string. Packaging: blister on cardboard printed with the following information: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (Ages Over 3 Years), A Warning – Choking Hazard small parts, and a “CE mark”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because during the drop and impact test the toy releases small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0220/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Pepelino Club

Name:

Type/number of model: model Z-129

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress in beige, with an inscription on the label "Pepelino Club”, model Z-129, with embroidery on the front – “P”, a star and a crown. There are no labels containing any information in Bulgarian about the origin, the composition of the textile fibres or other. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0221/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy

Brand: ABCD series

Name: swim ring B

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable aquatic toy, swim ring (colour: violet). Inner diameter: 65 cm. No CE-marking is applied.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of choking, because the stopper which fits entirely into the small parts cylinder may be detached with a force of less than 90 N,

- a chemical risk, because the swim ring contains 7.3% and the mouthpiece 23% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

17
0222/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Skirt for girls

Brand: T&T

Name:

Type/number of model: TED HIT

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink and white skirt with drawstring and toggles in the waist area. Size: 110-116

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because:

- the drawstring in the waist area is too long and not fixed,

- toggles can only be used on drawstrings with no free ends.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0223/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Plasma lamp

Brand: Jia Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The main part of the lamp is made of porous material painted in black, imitating a skull with a snake around it. The printed circuit board generating high voltage is behind a plastic cover underneath the main part. The light source is a glass globe (diameter: 10 cm). Main parts of the lamp are indicated as follows: mains plug ( "2.5 A 250 V~" + CE ); mains supply cord ("RVVB PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/500V”); switch inserted into the cable ("CE-1033 3A 250V KY"); printed circuit board without identification marking. Main components of the printed circuit board: coil ("FBT-36" + date of manufacture); capacitor ("225J 400V") semi-conductor ("C2073 15 U TRANSUN"). Technical parameters: 230V~; Class II. (No technical parameters are indicated, operation by 12 V on the packaging is false.)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section area of the cord is too small (<0.2mm2 instead of 0.5mm2),

- there is no cord anchorage in the switch or in the lap,

- the cover of the printed circuit board is made of flexible insulation material and fixed with glue which can easily be removed,

- the glued surface can be detached when moving the lamp, thus causing live parts to be accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0224/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Indoor TV antenna with amplifier (UHF-VHF)

Brand: C.A.D.S.

Name:

Type/number of model: YTWY-9605

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The base of the product is made of black plastic. Two telescopic VHF antennas, which can be moved separately, are fixed to the base. A red LED light lights up when the appliance is in operation. The appliance is supplied with an IEC mains plug (length of the cord: 88 cm). Main components: plug ("2.5 A 250V”); mains supply cord ("PVC JULV YIXI JUEYUAN YOUZHI DIANXIAN RVVB 300/500V"); mains transformer without marking; printed circuit board without marking; output cable ("COAXIAL CABLE 3C2V 75 OHM”), output plug without marking.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug significantly differ from the requirement, the electric strength between the live and accessible parts is non-compliant, thus flashover occurs at a lower voltage than required,

- the cross-section area of the core is much smaller (<0.1mm2) than the required 0.5mm2,

- the cord anchorage at the inlet of the mains supply cord is non-compliant, so the conductors of the mains supply cord and the wires of the transformer can move and become accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0225/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Police set - Police Peaceful Emissary

Brand: Action Man

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. No. 2881

Batch number/Barcode: 5290516856894

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A male policy emissary doll with two plastic guns in a package. Packaging – On the cardboard there is the following information: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (Ages Over 3 Years), a warning – "Choking Hazard small parts, a “CE mark", "Made in China", a barcode and the name and address of the importer.

counterfeit product

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the lead level on various parts of the toy exceeds the permissible limit: red beret : 169 mg/kg, khaki : 128mg/kg, brown waist bag : 242 mg/kg, face : 338 mg/kg,

- the face contains chrome : 65 mg/kg.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0226/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Carousel Toys

Brand: Xin Da Mei

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. 860, Bar Code 6932987850726

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy carousel with push button that rotates 4 figures (clowns). All parts of the toys are made of multicoloured plastic. On the cardboard there is the following information: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (for ages over 3 months), “CE mark”, Barcode 6932987850726, Model No. 860, instructions "Please remove packaging and attachments before giving this toy to the child" and "Please retain packaging for future reference", name and address of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the transparent part of the toy can break releasing small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0227/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring - "My baby float"

Brand: INTEX

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 7825756575, Art.Nr.#56575

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable swim ring made from yellow softened PVC with the text "MY BABY FLOAT” printed in blue. The toy is packed in a coloured cardboard box with a picture of the inflatable ring and the size: ±70cm ±-27½, names of products and warnings in various languages, symbol of age category (1-2) of children and other marking: THE WET SET, INTEX, #56575 on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the yellow material of product contains 17.8% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the valve of the inflatable toy contains 0.13% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and 1.13% 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 withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0228/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle – Intelligence Funny Multifunctional Toys

Brand: Xin Da Mei

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No. 302 Bar Code 6932987850696

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of six different plastic rattles. All parts of the toys are made of multicoloured plastic. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window. On the cardboard the following inscriptions are written: The age restriction (For ages over 3 years and up), “CE mark”, Barcode 6932987850696, Model No. 302, "Please remove packaging and attachments before giving this toy to the child", "Please retain packaging for future reference".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because during the impact test it releases small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0229/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Suction cup soft toy figure

Brand: The Simpsons

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 8423599027074, Item n°24611025

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bart, Lisa, Homer and Maggie figures.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the suction cup contains 36% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by mass of plasticised material.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Spain,
France,
Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0230/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's footwear

Brand: BACHE

Name:

Type/number of model: Size 24, barcode 0120205871936 4227 600 514

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's winter shoes, with leather in the lining and insole.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging of dimethylfumarate (DMF), a substance which is harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0231/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Battery-powered doll

Brand: Happy Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll dressed in a pink cap and pink dungarees with a bib in the form of a bear's head.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts and there is ready access to the button batteries, wiring and stuffing.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0232/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Creative play face paints - “Create a Face”, 3-in-1 Cosmetics

Brand: Creative Play

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5050837034414 Batch No: 1370344 (28CM(L) x 20CM(W))Mfg.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set contains five face paints (creams), five face crayons (sticks), and two brushes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow face paint contains 175mg/kg and the mustard coloured face crayon contains 270mg/kg of lead.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0233/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mobile convector

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: BH-2000E blanc, EAN13: 3999991175262 /3999991143193

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile radiator, 2000 W. All the references are indicated on the product close to the power cable outlet and on its packaging (beside the barcode).

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire. Incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0234/09

Latvia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle 12’’ GBC

Brand: GBC

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. Nr. 4684516

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for young children with 12” wheels. Frame of the bicycle is marked GBC. The bicycle is made in a yellow-blue-green-black colour combination. There are two big wheels and two small supporting wheels. The components are made of metal and plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- screws do not have protective elements,

- the bicycle is not provided with two separate braking systems,

- the effectiveness of the braking operation is not possible to regulate without tools,

- the bicycle is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the product by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0235/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children’s cosmetic set - Happy Hour / Glamor Diamond Cosmetics

Brand: Tracy

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 21710

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A cosmetic set containing 25 various products consisting of 9 powders, 6 lip-glosses, 6 lipsticks, 1 nail polish and various other products.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the peach blusher and the pink blusher contain 3400mg/kg and 80mg/kg of lead respectively.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0236/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Police set

Brand: Police set

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM NR NGZ 4028418on sticker, EAN code: 8640284181235

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A police set made from PVC, comprising a gun with 3 projectiles with suction cups, glasses, a watch, handcuffs, a small key, a truncheon, target and whistle. Packed in a plastic blister.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because in the tensile test the suction cups detach at a force of less than 90 N (7 N and 8 N).

As children often put suction cups in their mouths to moisten them before sticking them on a surface, there is a risk that the suction cup falls into the mouth and blocks the airways causing asphyxiation.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0237/09

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Beauty case - Beauty Red Rose

Brand: Fun & Colors

Name:

Type/number of model: 91236/FCO4R033

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: This is a beauty case containing eye shadows, mascara and lipsticks.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 418 mg/kg and 2540 mg/kg in the lipstick.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0238/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Mask for children - Masque Enfant/Halloween mask for children

Brand: GIFI

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 03/2007, bar code 3 491 952 006 856

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Mask size: 30X25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- it contains 50% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- of the excessive lead levels of 137 mg/kg and 146 mg/kg in the purple and white paints.

The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

34
0239/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy - "Scorpion"

Brand: Artyk

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. N°3355, EAN 5903116653298

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: The toy is made of plastic in a yellow-red-green colour combination in the shape of scorpion. It is packed in a transparent bag closed with a multicoloured card. The sticker, in Latvian, contains the name of the distributor and warnings that the product is not suitable for children under 36 months. The warning "ATTENTION! Choking hazard! Contain small parts. Use only under supervision of an adult.” is attached to the packing. There are also stickers in Polish with the name of the importer and warnings.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because:

- the eyes and back wheel of the toy may easily be detached and they fit into the small parts cylinder;

- the minimum thickness of the string used in the mechanism to move the toy is less than 1.5 mm.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
0240/09

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Growing pet - Crocodile egg

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 6111120812917

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Toy in the form of an egg made from white fragile material with perforations. A pink crocodile is hidden inside the egg, which hatches and grows when immersed into water. Dimensions of the egg approximately: 58x46 mm; weight: 29g. The toy is intended for children over the age of 36 months.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the figure and parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50%. If a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

36
0241/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's trousers

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 331726-12M, bar code: 0 256558 000034

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Girl’s pink trousers with two front pockets and four fabric cords in the thigh area. On the inside there is a sewn, textile label, which contains the following inscription in English: “Jumbo, 12 months”, the barcode of the product and washing instructions. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the trousers, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 12 months”. On the back of the label, there is information concerning the importer. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 12 months.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the thigh area which each protrude by 155 mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which drawstrings, or functional and decorative cords, in the thigh area shall protrude by no more than 140 mm when the garment is opened to its largest size and laid flat.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

37
0242/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Hopper ball - Sprungball

Brand: John, balls & more

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.-Nr 59019, bar code 4006149590194

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Yellow or red coloured hopper ball (50 cm). The toy is packed in a cardboard box, bearing the CE mark and a pictogram showing the toy is prohibited for children between 0 and 3 years old.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 31.1% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

38
0243/09

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun - Super Gun 6mm

Brand: Tactics

Name:

Type/number of model: 205

Batch number/Barcode: 4029069248709

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Description: Pistol made of hard plastic (black), approximately 20 orange plastic projectiles in another plastic bag. Pistol approximately 18 cm long. Diameter of projectile 6 mm. Packaging: Cardboard/polystyrene box printed in colour (polystyrene base, cardboard cover), covered in clear plastic film, heat-sealed.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries because it contains plastic projectiles with a diameter of 6 mm. These are rigid projectiles that present a maximum kinetic energy of 0.138J whereas the maximum kinetic energy for rigid projectiles without flexible tips is 0.08 J,

- damage to hearing because the product has a C-weighted peak emission sound pressure level (LpCpeak) of 119.2 dB, whereas the maximum limit is 115 dB.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

39
0244/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: SPWSH

Name:

Type/number of model: Models 3401P094, 310IP051, 330IP045, 300IP100 and IP143

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Various ladies' shoes.

Country of origin: Unknown


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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 reveals 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.

One incident reported.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

40
0245/09

Lithuania

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Safety vest

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Safety vest KOS-5 (HVW01),

Batch number/Barcode: 120920051677

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety vest made from fluorescent fabric in orange colour, with two reflection stripes sewn in horizontally. Marking: CE, EN 471; Composition of fabric: 100% polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the characteristics of the reflective material are not conform the requirements. Therefore, the Safety vest does not ensure safety of the user in the dark.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

41
0246/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's trousers

Brand: TEX

Name:

Type/number of model: Art: 204644 0408, bar code: 8300394243444

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Girl’s trousers in different colours (red or green) and sizes (from 7-8 years to 13-14 years) with two outer front pockets in the thigh area and two fabric drawstrings in the waist area. Composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

42
0247/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Adjustable lamp - Planner

Brand: RábaLux

Name:

Type/number of model: Art: 4487,

Batch number/Barcode: 5998250344874

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Description: Clip-mounted adjustable fluorescent lamp (lampholder: G23). Dimension: 200x60x410 mm. Technical parameters: 230 V 50 Hz; 11W; F mark; Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mechanical strength of the ballast (e.g. device to maintain the current) does not comply with the requirement, and live parts can become accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

43
0248/09

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Make up set - Happy Hour Glamour Make Up Set

Brand: Kimyon (labelled with Kertoy Ltd. Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland)

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: 21714 Ean: 6940176217144

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: The set contains four lip glosses, six lipsticks, six nail varnishes, four blushers, eight eyeshadows and various other accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead levels of 6800mg/kg in the dark green powder, 2000mg/kg in the coral powder and 4000mg/kg in the orange powder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

44
0249/09

Austria

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All terrain vehicles (ATV) - KTM XC and KTM SX

Brand: KTM

Name:

Type/number of model: 450/525 XC MJ 08 +MJ 09,
450/505 SX MJ 09

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: ATV (quad bike), small off-road motor vehicle.

Country of origin: Austria

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear brake caliper anchor plate may break during operation and/or the pull-back spring may not reset sufficiently the piston on the handbrake cylinder. These shortcomings may lead to failure of the rear-wheel and/or front-wheel brake and consequently to accidents involving injury to and, in the worst case, the death of the driver or other persons.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

Sweden,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

45
0250/09

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Quattroporte & Granturismo

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: cles

Product: Passenger car - Quattroporte & Granturismo

Brand: Maserati

Type/number of model -

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - Quattroporte: TypeM139, e3*2001/116*0168 & - with VIN 10898 to 41266; - Granturismo: Type M145, e3*2001/116*0262 - with VIN 28497 to 41703; since production began (2004) until 12 June 2008.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because during assembly the joints of the front and rear suspension arms may not have been tightened in conformity with the specifications. This may cause the steering wheel to vibrate, loud metallic noises and growing inaccuracy in steering during manoeuvres. Continued use of the vehicle in these conditions may cause the suspension arms to deteriorate, whereupon they may suffer damage or even break, leading to loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

46
0251/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's boots (snowboots)

Brand: Caimei

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 126896, EAN Code: 4038967268962

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One pair of children's boots (snowboots). Upper part is made of various materials in different shades of grey. Lining and insole are covered in black textile fabric. There is a black rubber sole and black side zips.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black textile fabric of the insole contains 97mg/kg of the amine 4-aminoazobenzene which is a prohibited azo dye.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

47
0252/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Super scooter - Speed

Brand: Chipolino

Name:

Type/number of model: NO. 2046, EAN code: 1718000000003

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Three-wheel scooter for small children with a steel frame and other parts made from coloured PVC (blue, yellow). There is a plastic blue basket attached to the front of the handlebar. The system operates on three 1,5V AA type batteries and produces a melody when switched on. The product is packed in a colour cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the diameter of the handlebar grips is less than the 40 mm limit laid down in the standard. This could cause the hands to slip from the handlebars and consequently the child could fall during riding.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

48
0253/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair crimper-straightener - Intellectual ionic hair permer

Brand: GUANG MING

Name:

Type/number of model: RCT-528, bar code: 6925979788505

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair iron consisting of two symmetric parts with PTC heating elements, a rocker switch and an LED indicator. Technical parameters: 220 V 50 Hz; 100 W, 120-200 °C

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug are significantly smaller than the requirement,

- due to insufficient insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts, flashover may occur at lower voltage.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

49
0254/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes – Brown boots

Brand: AMELIA ZARAGOZA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 820116

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Ladies' brown boots with straps. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging. 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

50
0255/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat Doblò - rear suspensions stop bumps

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: model Doblò T.T.

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from 5638285 to 5644963, plus single chassis number 7194704.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to non-conformity of the part, the rear suspension stop bumps may come loose in particular conditions of use of the vehicle. This could cause damage to the shock absorbers and to the suspension itself, which may cause a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

51
0256/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic strings - Friendship Strings Best Friends

Brand: Euro-one W.I.S.

Name:

Type/number of model: EP001, EAN code: 6807687068910

Batch number/Barcode:

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Description: Toy comprised of varicoloured plastic strings of length approximately 92-100 cm, 2 wires coated in a plastic material, 2 plush balls and small beads, which a child can thread onto the string. Packed in a blister with the addresses of 3 companies (SK, HU, PL) and their logos indicated on the cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.9% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

Hungary