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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 16 - 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
0548/09

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Long sleeve bodysuit for newborns

Brand: Burberry

Name:

Type/number of model: N5 TINA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Long sleeved bodysuit for newborns.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the press studs on the garment may become detached from the clothing and could be swallowed by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0549/09

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's cardigan

Brand: Burberry

Name:

Type/number of model: IG5 KIM

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Short-sleeved, white cardigan with buttons at the front.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons on the garment may become detached and could be swallowed by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0550/09

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's cardigan

Brand: Burberry

Name:

Type/number of model: IB5 KINISS

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's cardigan with front zip.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the zip on this garment could become detached and be swallowed by a child.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0551/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Stand for Moses basket – Lollipop Lane Classic

Brand: Lollipop Lane

Name:

Type/number of model: Classic stand in colours - Natural: 5060039154223; Cocoa: 5060039154216.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fold-away Moses basket stand packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it collapses when it bears the full mass of 38 kg for over 15 minutes (6 hour test), although movement of the frame is evident throughout the loading.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1466.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0552/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy bow

Brand: Lelukulma

Name:

Type/number of model: 67259

Batch number/Barcode: 6412163004957,
TP-500208 (code)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A brown plastic toy bow with three red arrows and a plastic toy knife.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- choking because the suction cups detach from the arrows at a force of less than 60N,

- injuries because the kinetic energy of the arrows is 0,73 J ± 0,01 J, which exceeds the maximum value of 0,5 J, and the kinetic energy per area of the projectiles impact surface is 0,18 J/cm² ± 0,01 J/cm², which exceeds the maximum value of 0,16 J/cmd².

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

6
0553/09

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: JEM Light CR

Name:

Type/number of model: SAD 441080/000137/08

Batch number/Barcode: 5903427760272

OECD Portal Category:

Description: submitted on 3 January 2008.

The lighter is made of plastic, coloured red, green, yellow or dark blue. It is a refillable, electric, adjustable lighter. The affected lot of the product was sold in 800.000 pieces.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- burns because the maximum level of fuel is exceeded (89.4% whereas according to the standard there should be no more then 85%), and because there is no child resistant device. The lighter can be ignited with an average force of 38.4N, whereas according to the standard it should be at least 50N; - injuries because it may explode if operated for long periods in direct sunlight or at a temperature of 50°C.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant standard ISO 9994.

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

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0554/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Glass-topped dining tables

Brand: Get Agencies Malaysia

Name:

Type/number of model: GETDT 302 and GETDT 306.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass-topped dining tables:

- GETDT 302 has an oblong glass top with metal alloy legs,

- GETDT 306 with metal alloy legs. Supplied flat-packed in a plain cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because they do not pass the horizontal fatigue test and the fragmentation test.

These products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12150.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0555/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy bunny

Brand: Brio

Name:

Type/number of model: Art no. 30115 Batch 2H (XXX)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pull-along bunny. The bunny is red with white ears and has four white wheels. “BRIO” is printed in red on one of the wheels.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the bunny has a round tail in the form of a ball, which is fixed in place with a glued plastic plug. The glue has damaged the quality of the plastic and may in some cases become loose - for example if the toy is dropped. The ball fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0556/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Pull-along toy - Bunny

Brand: Brio

Name:

Type/number of model: ART no. 30458 Batch 2H

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two pull-along bunnies. The big bunny is white with red ears and the small bunny is red with white ears. Both have four white wheels. “BRIO” is printed in red on one of the wheels.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the smaller bunny has a tail in the shape of a ball which is fastened to the bunny with a glued plastic plug. The glue has damaged the quality of the plastic and may in some cases become loose - for example if the toy is dropped. The ball fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Norway,
Finland,
Germany,
Denmark,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0557/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Stacking toy - Stacking Penguins

Brand: Brio

Name:

Type/number of model: ART no. 30198 Batch 2H (XXX)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stacking Penguins. There are two penguins - a big penguin in black and white with a yellow beak and orange collar and a smaller penguin in grey with a yellow beak and white dots and flowers on the belly.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the big penguin's yellow beak is glued on. In some cases the gluing is insufficient and the beak may come loose. The beak fits entirely into the small part cylinder. If a small child puts the beak in its mouth it may choke.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Norway,
Finland,
Germany,
Denmark,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0558/09

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 100LED

Brand: Zheng Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Q – CHS014. model: PD – 4 Bauart gepruft

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with small, non-exchangeable, transparent LED diodes, equipped with a flashing device. The product is packed in a blue cardboard box with a picture of Santa Clause on a sledge.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of:

- insufficient insulation of LED diodes wires. The requirements are not met for double and reinforced insulation and it is possible for water to come into contact with live parts, - the mains plug type H03VVH2-F is not suitable for outdoor use,

- the cross-section of internal wires is 0.125 mm2, which is less than the permitted value of 0.5 mm2,

- the length of the cord is less than the permitted value of 1.5 m,

- the product does not pass the electric strength test.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 55015.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0559/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ ankle boots

Brand: Virage

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 72TK04

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ ankle boots packed in a cardboard box with a lid marked ‘Virage designed in Spain’. Inside the box, along with the ankle boots, there are four sachets, one containing silica gel and three marked ‘Mouldproof agent. Do not eat.’

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

13
0560/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ ankle boots

Brand: Mararia

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

14
0561/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: Vanelli

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 72KM04

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ black casual shoes with two velcro fasteners and a wedge heel. The shoes are provided with four anti-humidity sachets, two of which bear the wording ‘Silica gel’ and two of which are marked ‘Mouldproof’. The packaging consists of a blue cardboard box marked ‘V Vanelli', and on one side ‘DODE no. 72-km04. Colour black. Size 39.’

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

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

15
0562/09

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask

Brand: Casa selección

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 315000 Bar code: 8413930315007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue cylindrical thermos flask with a capacity of one litre. The packaging consists of a cardboard box marked: ‘Casa Selección Thermos flask 1 litre.'

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of asbestos fibres in the dividers of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0564/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Zabawka – Lalka

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 769658083192.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic doll, with a rubber head and blonde ponytail, dressed in yellow/green trousers and top. The packaging is a plastic, transparent bag, with markings as follows: name of a toy, “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings like: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “Store the packaging out of reach of small children”, “Play under supervision of adults only”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 26 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.5% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0565/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy dinosaur

Brand: Wild animal

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908265266030

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy dinosaur made of soft plastic, coloured dark green and brown. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag closed with folded cardboard. On the cardboard are pictures of a jungle and its inhabitants, as well as markings such as: “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings like: “Not intended for children below 3 years”, “WARNING! Choking hazard – small parts”, “Store the toy out of reach of small children”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% of 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 by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0566/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Stretch Centipede

Brand: Stretch Centipede

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 22-TY2138, Barcode 5290666503297.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured soft toy in the shape of a centipede. On the label there is a warning: "Choking Hazard-Small parts, Not for children under 3 years old", a CE mark, age restriction and "Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because with minimal force it can stretch 50% times its original size. It has a size of 250 mm and elongation of 1500 mm with a minimal force of 25N. As a result there is a danger of strangulation if the neck of the child is entrapped.

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

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

Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0567/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Scooter - Kymco People

Brand: Kymco

Name:

Type/number of model: model People 50S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2005 model year 50cc motorbikes, with serial numbers ranging from RFBΒ9000053100101 to RFBB9000063100582.

Country of origin: Taiwan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the frame may crack due to stress concentration, causing the rider to fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0568/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Hammock - Amazonas Bambi

Brand: Amazonas

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.No. AZ-101020,

Batch number/Barcode: 4030454000383

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An infant's swinging hammock with a wooden frame, cream-coloured material and an integrated harness. The hammock is designed to be hung from an internal door frame using a spring-loaded clamp and suspension ropes. The packaging is a large cardboard box, with a picture of the product and instructions in 5 European languages.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there is a gap between the bed-base and the sides, ends and bed-base itself. It is possible for the 25 mm cone to pass through the corners of the base and frame,

- the internal height of the sides and ends are less than 275 mm (190 mm). The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.

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

Denmark,
Sweden,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0569/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Play-hammock - Airplayne Hammock-playne

Brand: Amazonas

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 4 030454001601, Art. Nr. AZ-1012200.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue, red and yellow play-hammock that is cylindrical in shape and has an aeroplane design on both sides. Provided with two black cords for suspending the toy and instructions for use. Packaging is a large cardboard box with a picture of the hammock with children inside and information in several European languages.

Country of origin: Germany


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as the cords exceed the permitted length and could strangle a child. In addition, the toy does not pass the flammability test.

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

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

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0570/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Mini swing

Brand: Amazonas

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4 030454001113, Art.Nr. AZ-2030490

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child's swing comprised of a black synthetic rope, a blue fabric seat with black webbing, plated steel connecting rings and an attachment point with steel plate and a sprung dog-clip.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the swing is intended for children under 36 months but is not provided with a back or safety device to prevent the child from falling off the seat.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0571/09

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's shoes

Brand: SARAH ZANKA

Name:

Type/number of model: - ML 1066 P grey (300 pairs)

- ML 1066 P black (340 pairs) Barcode : 3235314808005 Lots : 170 to 184 for grey Lots : 120 to 136 for black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black or grey backless shoes, with front strap and pointed toe. Sizes 36 to 41.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear:

- leather lining and insole contains 250 mg/kg,

- fabric upper contains 750 mg/kg,

- fabric lining contains 700 mg/kg.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0572/09

Czech Republic

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: Wonpro

Name:

Type/number of model: Model PA 23, EAN 8595092109189

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor connecting plugs and sockets of different national standards. The plug side has pins and contacts for protective circuits in the form of a hole and two side contacts. The socket side has one contact as counterpart of side protective contact. Marking on the product: Wonpro 16A 250V~ CE.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- live parts are accessible when a flat plug 2,5A 250V is engaged,

- the connection between the protective circuit of the socket and the associated plug is insecure.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0573/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Peugeot 4007

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: model 4007 with 2.4L petrol engine and an automatic gearbox (CVT).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles from the production period 23 October 2007 to 4 December 2008, with chassis numbers ranging from 8U907711 to 9Z950101. Recall Campaign PQSR.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries on certain vehicles with a 2.4L petrol engine and an automatic gearbox (CVT), because, under certain climatic conditions, incorrect operation of the brake servo valve could alter the effectiveness of the braking assistance, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0574/09

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother/Pacifier

Brand: Billy Bob

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN codes: 658890500300, 'Gimme a kiss', (Big red lips), 658890501604, 'Lil’ piglet', (Pigs nose), 658890900230, 'Slam-dunker' (American football), 658890500904, Two front teeth

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's soother in the form of big red lips, teeth, an American football and a pig’s nose. Various information is contained on the packaging.

Country of origin: Taiwan,
China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it does not include a ring or knob to allow the soother to be gripped if it becomes lodged in a child’s mouth.

According to the general safety requirement, soothers should be designed so that the components allow the assembled soother to be gripped as easily as possible, thereby facilitating removal of the soother from the child’s mouth.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0575/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's pullover

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 331931, bar code: 0 271854 000038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s tasselled pullover in beige, olive green, red and pink with a hood containing fabric drawstrings and embroidered flowers on the front. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “JUMBO, 06 YEARS”. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the pullover containing inscriptions and information about the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Sizes: 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 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

28
0576/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Sound-emitting steering wheel

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5904265155077.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy steering wheel made of green and orange coloured plastic. The toy is powered by 2 AA batteries. Pressing any button causes sound and light emission. On the sticker and packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish, the name and address of the importer, a “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which may be easily detached from the toy.

In addition, there are no warnings concerning the use of batteries, as required by the standard.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0577/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Dinosaur

Brand: Best Pets / Js

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900362371921, No 1002.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy dinosaur made of yellow plastic, powered by three 1.5 V batteries. When switched on, the toy moves and emits sounds and lights. A smaller dinosaur is also attached to the toy. The smaller one is made of rubber-type material, coloured violet, and is intended to be put on the back of the larger dinosaur. On the sticker and packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish (some in English): the name and address of the importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”, “Warning! Do not operate close to ears”, “Notice! Play under supervision of an adult only”, The packaging is not a toy”, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts may be easily detached and could be put into a child's mouth.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0578/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Floor puzzle

Brand: Eva Puzzle Mats

Name:

Type/number of model: Type of model: Art CB – 0615, Bar code: 8422562024478

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, educational play mat in the form of puzzle.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, endangering the health and safety of children under 3 years old. 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

31
0579/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - KTM front fork

Brand: KTM

Name:

Type/number of model:

125/150 SX MY 2009, 250 EXC, 250 EXC-F, 250 XCF-W, 250 XC-W, 300 EXC, 300 XC-W MY 2009,

450 SMR MY 2009,

690 Duke MY 2009,

690 SMC MY 2009,

990 SM R MY 2009,

990 SM T MY 2009.

See also attached list.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects 2009 model year motorcycles, equipped with front forks with specific production dates, as mentioned in the attached form.

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as, due to an incorrect heat treatment process carried out by the supplier of the inner tubes for front forks on the affected motorcycles, there might be a defect in the front fork, which could cause the rider to fall.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0580/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sleeveless sweater

Brand: JUMBO

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Type/number of model: Item No: 331959, bar code: 0 277608 000033

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Description: Children’s sleeveless sweater in pink and green with a thick fabric drawstring in the waist area. On the front of the sweater there is embroidery containing tinsels. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “JUMBO, 02 YEARS”. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the sweater, which contains inscriptions and information about the product, such as the address of the importer and the country of origin. Composition: 100% acrylic. Size: 02 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes by more than 140 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 protrude by a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened to its largest size and laid flat.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0581/09

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Beauty cream - Natural Fairness

Brand: Zero-Mark

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number 001,

Batch number/Barcode: 8906003630751, Manufacturing date 03/2006.

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Description: Skin lightening face cream described as containing herbal active ingredients which work naturally for black marks, under the eye circles, blemishes and hyper-pigmentation.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 26 mg/kg of lead which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0582/09

Finland

Category: Furniture

Product: Recliner chair

Brand: Texas, Houston

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Type/number of model: Texas: 33000089-19, Houston: 33000093-94.

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Description: Recliner chairs for single use, different colours, both fabric and leather chairs.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk and can cause different types of allergies, skin symptoms of various degrees and severe dermatitis due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) which is used as an anti-mould agent.

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

 

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0583/09

Finland

Category: Furniture

Product: Recliner chair

Brand: Dover, Washington

Name:

Type/number of model: Dover: Alb12/013/014, Washington: Lie023/024/205.

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Description: Recliner chairs for single use, different colours, both fabric and leather chairs.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk and can cause different types of allergies, skin symptoms of various degrees and severe dermatitis due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) which is used as an anti-mould agent.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0584/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Baby Phone

Name:

Type/number of model: 6212

Batch number/Barcode: 5904265156494

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Description: A toy mobile phone with a picture of a "Barbie" doll and the inscription “Call me”. The toy is made of pink plastic, with five buttons in pink, green, blue and violet. It is powered by 2 AA batteries. Pressing any button causes sound and light emission. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish, the name and address of the importer, a “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”.

The product may be treated as counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- damage to hearing because the weighted emission of acoustic pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value – detected 95 dB, max 80dB,

- choking because of small parts.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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0585/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Cooking deluxe kitchen set

Brand: Kris

Name:

Type/number of model: k-44156

Batch number/Barcode: 5906160144156

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Description: A set of toy cooking utensils made of plastic coloured pink, blue, yellow, green and violet. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag, closed with folded cardboard with the inscription “Kitchen set”. On the stickers there are markings and warnings: CE mark, EAN number, name and address of importer, “Made in China”, “Use under supervision of an adult”, “Intended for children aged 3 upwards”, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction, “May contain small parts”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries, because of burrs in different items in the set,

- suffocation, because the plastic bag is too thin.

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

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