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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 11 - 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
0381/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along telephone

Brand: Learn&Fun

Name:

Type/number of model: My First Phone, Art. No 0001253, EAN 4022498550054

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A multi-coloured (blue, red, yellow) plastic telephone on wheels, in the shape of a car, the receiver is used to pull it along. When pulled along, it emits a squeaking sound and the bonnet opens and closes (mechanical, without batteries).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because adhesive film on the telephone peels can come off with little effort and may be swallowed. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

Batches of the telephone produced after 06/08 have stickers conforming to the standard. The batch number is a 4-figure code next to the EAN Code (XX/XX).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0382/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery unit for portable DVD player

Brand: DVD player: GRANDIN (CONFORAMA), Battery: DOKOCOM

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Distributor reference: PX206, Manufacturer reference: PDVD 102HD, Battery reference: DK-YH-102

Grey DVD player with screen.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to possible combustion of the DVD player battery.

Two incidents reported.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0383/09

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother-holder

Brand: Bella tunno

Name:

Type/number of model: Binker

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a three-coloured (green, red and pink) fabric strip to be attached to a soother. It has a label reading: "Made in USA" and providing washing instructions.

Country of origin: United States


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Cuts,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- cuts because the clip for fastening the chain to the clothes has accessible sharp edges which may cut the baby,

- injuries because the fastener has an accessible aperture with a diameter larger than 5.5 mm and smaller than 12 mm which may cause finger entrapment.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0384/09

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting tube

Brand: DUE ESSE

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 8027501760327,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 6 metre long, multicoloured, tube-type lighting chain for internal and external use with a function programmer. Packaging: a cardboard box with a label indicating the name and address of the importer, the CE-mark and the text "Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- the characteristics of the chain’s cable do not meet the requirements in the standard,

- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0.45 mm², which is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0385/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' sandals

Brand: Tanis herrero

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 412502

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' black & gold-coloured sandals packed in a cardboard box marked "Tanis Herrero model 412502".

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 0.5 ppm dimethylfumarate. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0386/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: BACHE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 820790 Bar Code: 012004946 11 88

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's blue shoes with a velcro fastening. The packaging is a cardboard box which contains a sachet marked "mouldproof".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the presence of dimethylfumarate in the footwear and in the sachets contained in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) is a substance which is 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

7
0387/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable stove - Hotplate Cooker

Brand: Plein Air

Name:

Type/number of model: PL2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable camping stove functioning with butane gas cartridges.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it does not comply with the safety requirement regarding flame lift at maximum pressure.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0388/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Camping Light

Brand: Eurocamping

Name:

Type/number of model: 1090 Piezo

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable camping light functioning with butane gas cartridges.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because ignition is not possible if the appliance is cold. This can cause a discharge of unburnt gas and subsequently a burst of flame at ignition with a consequent risk of injury. The cartridge in the housing of the appliance can be unsafely replaced by the user. After fitting of the cartridge it is possible to remove it without first having to remove the piercing device. This is possible because the security spring in the housing can be easily removed.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0389/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable camping stove

Brand: Eurocamping

Name:

Type/number of model: 1091

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable camping stove functioning with butane gas cartridges.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because the user can unsafely replace the cartridge in the housing of the appliance. After fitting the cartridge it is possible to remove it without first having to remove the piercing device, because the security spring in the housing can be easily removed. This may cause unsafe or unintended piercing of the cartridge. The discharge of unburned gas can ignite.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0390/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun with darts "Force Pistol – Army&police"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4029069181808; 1808; No 6601.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set consists of a gun made of silver coloured plastic and 3 darts made of black plastic ended with orange suction cups. The packaging is marked with a “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer and distributor, “Made in China”, EAN number, a pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and a written warning “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be detached.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0391/09

France

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towelling cloths

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Towelling cloths with various decorations in the form of small fruits:

- Cream swiss roll (7380a), type: 3028600264544,

- Green tea cake roll (7377p), type: 3028600264568,

- Cocoa swiss roll (7381y), type: 3028600264575,

- Sweet love (7375t) type: 3028600264599,

- Mini moka (7378m) type 3028600264605.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorations in the form of small plastic fruits (cherries, strawberries etc.) supplied on towelling cloths in the form of cakes.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the cherry, strawberry, apple or lemon slice decoration on the towelling cloth can become easily detached. The artificial fruits fit completely into the small parts cylinder. It is therefore likely that children might mistake them for foodstuffs and swallow them.

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

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0392/09

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas boiler - Nefit Topline, Buderus Logamax plus GB 162, Buderus Logano plus GB202

Brand: Nefit, Buderus

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: see attachment

Gas boiler

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because, due to overheating of the burner seal, a leakage can occur between the burner housing and the heat exchanger. Through this opening flue gases can flow into the appliance. These flue gases can, after a period of time, lead to fire damage in or outside the appliances.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective actions.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0393/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Universal travel adaptor

Brand: Travel Log

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number 078/345

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor packed in hermetically sealed plastic packaging marked “For worldwide traveller's." "For instant use in most countries”. List of countries provided on the back.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock, as when a 3 pin plug is inserted into the UK socket outlet an upper set of flat-bladed plug pins are exposed and accessible while connected to mains power.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0394/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic rattle - Baby Bath Time Fun

Brand: My Play Fun

Name:

Type/number of model: 66123A-F

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic figures with rattles in a box marked "For ages over 6 months" and yet, on the bottom of package, there is a warning in different languages: "Not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Injuries

The product poses:

- a chemical risk because the plastic figures contain from 35% to 36% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited;

- a risk of injuries because sharp edges and sharp points can become accessible. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0395/09

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's bonnet – Infant Bonnet

Brand: Pescatore / Pesci kids

Name:

Type/number of model: M7430, M74301, M74302, M74303

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White cotton bonnet with fixed cord, fabric label, elastic, stiff peak, thread tape, card label with plastic strip and tag.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the cord forming a closed loop.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0396/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding step stool

Brand: Eurotrade/bm

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code FST9014, barcode 5031923130227

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small folding white step stool, with a sticker along the side showing colour images of different uses for the stool. Packaging: a clear plastic bag with differing price stickers.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it fails the vertical load test. At 1.582 N, the platform fractures completely whereas it should withstand 2.600 N.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14183.

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

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0397/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Brake back plate bolts

Brand: FORD

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Ka

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles, produced between 26 May 2008 and 30 January 2009. (Recall Ref: 9U220)

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because some vehicles may have rear brake back plate securing bolts that are not tightened to the correct specification. A loose back plate bolt could drop into the brake drum; causing damage to the brake linings with the risk of the rear wheel locking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0398/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - Fuel pump cover

Brand: YAMAHA

Name:

Type/number of model: model YZF-R125, model code 5D71, 72

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns model year 2009 motorcycles, with VIN numbers from VG5RE061000000140 (start of production) to VG5RE061000020590.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because environmental stress crack may occur on the fuel pump cover due to bad matching between fuel pump cover material with fuel pump assembling lubricant and constant tensile stress. In the worst cases, complete fuel pump cover separation may happen, thus reducing sealing performance between the fuel tank and the fuel pump and causing fuel leakage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Spain,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0399/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Stop lamp switch

Brand: MITSUBISHI

Name:

Type/number of model: Outlander (CW0W), Grandis (NA0W)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2008 model year vehicles, produced from 26 November 2007 to 14 April 2008.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products poses a risk of injuries because the brake lamp may not light up due to insufficient conduction caused by intrusion of insulating material inside the stop lamp switch, causing the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden,
Iceland,
Hungary,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0400/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 70408, bar code: 0 263127 000036

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s jacket in pink with two pockets, a zip and a hood containing a fabric drawstring. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following inscription in English: “JUMBO, 12 MONTHS” and information concerning the product (the composition and the country of origin of the product). Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the garment, which contains the inscription: “Jumbo, 12 months”, information such as the address of the importer and the country of origin, and composition (80% cotton, 20% polyamide). Sizes available: 12, 18 and 24 months, 04 and 06 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings in the neck 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

21
0401/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun – MP5

Brand: Police action team

Name:

Type/number of model: T1241-2162

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black toy machine gun.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the peak emission sound pressure level measures 118.5 dB which exceeds the permitted limit of 110 dB. 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

22
0402/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Soft ball - Activity & Sport

Brand: LiHong

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. V3228/A064346 125443

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A package of 3 soft balls in various colours.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the white artificial leather material in the balls contains 19% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by mass. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0403/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - C4 Picasso

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle type U*****, EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0345*

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured between 28 February 2007 and 28 June 2007 and have a vehicle identification number in the range VF7UA6FYC45056022 to VF7UDRHJH45140279

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because if not attached correctly, there is a risk that the panoramic glass roof shield may become dislodged. Over time the shield may become completely detached causing a risk of accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0404/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Individual seat fitted as special accessory

Brand: RECARO

Name:

Type/number of model: RECARO Ergomed

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Seats produced from April 2008 to January 2009 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the bracket between the backrest and the seat frame which does not meet requirements and may break in the event of a rear impact.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0405/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat 500

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: model 500 (all types) excluding 1.4 16V (Recall Campaign 5371)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns Fiat 500 (all types, excluding 1.4 16V) with rear drum brakes, with chassis numbers in the range from 206893 to 279954.

Country of origin: Poland

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a production process problem, the rear wheel shoe-holder fastening screws may come loose and, in extreme cases, cause wheel locking and consequently the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0406/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Infant garment

Brand: Burberry

Name:

Type/number of model: Models N7 LEBA and KG7 PAULA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. N7 LEBA: Baby’s clothing set that consists of a white sweater, a light blue overall, a hat, and shoes in the same colour.

2. KG7 PAULA: Children’s coat in white with hood and zip. On the front of the coat there is embroidery depicting the logo of the product.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because:

- snaps on the shoulder and inseam of this product may detach (N7 LEBA);

- zippers may detach from the garment (KG7 PAULA).

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0407/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Seat belt ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor)

Brand: HONDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger car, model Jazz (model codes: GG2 and GG3)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns certain 2009 model year vehicles, manufactured between 22 August 2008 and 19 February 2009, within the following VIN range:

- (1.2 Litre model) from LUCGG2xxx93200013 to LUCGG2xxx93210386

- (1.4 Litre model) from LUCGG3xxx93200018 to LUCGG3xxx93208814

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the locating bolt was not fitted initially and was then missed as the installed seat belt obscured the locating bolt hole from the operator's view. If the locating bolt is missing, the seatbelt's Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) can move during usage potentially loosening the ELR mounting bolt. If this should happen, the ELR can move outside its intended angle limit preventing correct operation of the locking function. If the seat belt retractor bolt is missing, correct operation of the seat belt locking mechanism cannot be guaranteed. This may reduce protection in case of an impact, thus increasing the risk of injury.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Hungary,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0408/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sports outfit

Brand: SUNPARTY HAPPY KIDS

Name:

Type/number of model: N 6604

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s sports outfit consisting of two parts – a top and a bottom - in pink colour, SUNPARTY HAPPY KIDS, N 6604, with inscriptions such as "Colour", "Fresh Taste". The hood has drawstrings.

Country of origin: China


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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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0409/09

Latvia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Spray paint - ABRO-20

Brand: ABRO Industries

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 126-20 0156775

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fast drying white mat spray paint for interior - exterior. Spray paint is intended for painting wooden or metal cabinets, patio furniture, etc.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.0±1.0% toluene, which may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives and spray paints intended for sale to the general public.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0410/09

Latvia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Spray paint - SVP Feesto

Brand: BAVs Enterprise INC

Name:

Type/number of model: Production date: 20080715

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black spray paint for interior – exterior, intended for all purposes including wooden or metal cabinets, patio furniture, etc.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15.5±3.1%, 17.5±3.5% and 18.0±3.6% of toluene, which may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives and spray paints intended for sale to the general public.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0411/09

Denmark

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Scented candles

Brand: KSD

Name:

Type/number of model: Frugtlys KSD 886357

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The candle looks like a dessert in a glass with whipped cream and slices of fruit on the top. The candle smells similar to fruit. The approximate dimensions are: 64 mm high and 65 mm wide.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (dessert). This may lead children or visually-disabled persons to put it in their mouth, bite it and swallow pieces, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0412/09

Denmark

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Ice Cream Candle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 111560

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The candle looks like four scoops of chocolate ice-cream in a chocolate sauce. The candle is placed in a glass bowl and smells like chocolate. The approximate dimensions for the candle in bowl are: 70 mm high and 90 mm wide. One chocolate scoop is 36 mm in diameter.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (chocolate ice-cream). This may lead children or visually-disabled persons to put it in their mouth, bite it and swallow pieces, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. This product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
0413/09

Denmark

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Scented candles

Brand: KSD

Name:

Type/number of model: Kagelys KSD 882121

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A candle resembling a chocolate muffin with pink icing and 4 small sweets on the top. The candle smells like chocolate. The approximate dimensions of the candle are: 64 mm high and 75 mm wide.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (chocolate muffin). This may lead children or visually-disabled persons to put it in their mouth, bite it and swallow pieces, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0414/09

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Bao Bei Zhiyue

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Type/number of model: bar code 4444019033004

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Description: The product is a rattle with rotating wheels. Because of its character, the product is intended for children up to 36 months old, yet according to the marking it is not intended for children under 36 months. Packaging is a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that children’s fingers could be entrapped between the wheels and peaks, or the tongue could be injured if the toy is put in the child's mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
0415/09

Denmark

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Scented candles - Love life – Love chocolate

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

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Description: Eight candles in a cardboard box covered with a plastic transparent film. Each candle looks and smells like chocolate. The card box also contains one bowl made of porcelain. The approximate dimensions of the candle: 47 mm x 42 mm x 36 mm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their appearance and smell, the candles are realistic imitations of chocolate or chocolate buns. The product can be put in the mouth and pieces of the candle can be bitten and swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

36
0416/09

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: ZeXt/PMS

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Type/number of model: 502038/9168, AD 75, EAN 5903874870203

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Description: Travel adaptor for 230V/50Hz wall socket.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no earthing continuity, i.e. earthing is not guaranteed when you are using the travel adaptor with electrical equipment requiring earthing. E.g. an appliance with only basic insulation having a plug for class 0 equipment fits in the earthed socket-outlet of the adaptor, when it should not be possible to engage a class 0 plug into an earthed socket-outlet. In the event of failure of the basic insulation, it is possible to access live parts.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

37
0417/09

Slovenia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - Nail Art Brushpen

Brand: Stargazer

Name:

Type/number of model: 3831032045199

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Description: Nail polish in a Nail Art Pen & Brush Set (Nail Art Brushpen 10ml)

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because according to the list of ingredients it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

38
0438/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Swing set for domestic use

Brand: Park

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Type/number of model: Ean code: 5706686021258, Product No: SM-01 and SM-02.

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Description: Wooden swing set with cross-beam construction for outdoor domestic use (swings not included). SM-01 : Single swing with a slide. SM-02 : Double swing.

Country of origin: Latvia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cross-beam construction is unstable especially sidewards, which can cause the screws to batter the wood in the beams. This would affect the stability of the construction and if the swing set is not properly anchored to the ground in concrete, it could overturn causing serious injuries both to children using the swing and bystanders.

The products do not comply with relevant European standard EN 71.

One accident reported.

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

Denmark