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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 17 - 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
0586/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's bodysuit - Baby gift set

Brand: Reino & Aino

Name:

Type/number of model: CU 807707

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s long-sleeved bodysuit made of organic cotton, size 62-68. Part of a baby gift set.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the free ends of the cords are tied and the cords in the waist area are longer than the permitted length of 140 mm, posing the risk of entrapment.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN14682.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0587/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of two rattles

Brand: Baby plaything / Js

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5904265097933, FS-34196ABC.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a set of two rattles: one in the shape of a telephone receiver made of blue, yellow and green plastic, the second consisting of two, assembled rings, coloured white and purple with a rattling ball, coloured green inside. On the sticker and packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish, 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”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which may be detached.

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

3
0588/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Rhinoceros toy – Wild animal

Brand: Wing Crown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908265234510.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy rhinoceros made of soft plastic, coloured dark brown and grey. There is no packaging, only a cardboard tag attached to the toy. On the cardboard there are pictures of a lion and marking as follows: “Wild animal”, “Wing Crown”, “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, pictogram with age 0-3 restriction, and warnings: “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 18% 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

4
0589/09

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Sarah Zanka

Name:

Type/number of model:

- ML 1021 P beige - ML 1021 P brown

Bar code: 3235314806001

Lots: 172 to 189 for the grey shoes;

Lots: 80 to 86 for the black shoes.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' shoes, sizes 36 to 41.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the textile strap contains 15 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF). 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0590/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress costume - Disney fairies

Brand: Disney

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: FA406/B Bar Code: 428028773735

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's "Tinkerbell" fairy costume in pink, purple and green, with a tulle skirt and decorations and appliqué flowers. On the inside, there is a fabric label which reads: "Disney", a cardboard label marked: "Disney Fairies - Disney. From Walt Disney's masterpiece "Peter Pan", and a symbol indicating that the product is not suitable for children under three years of age. It also carries the statement: "Not recommended for children under three years of age: contains small parts."

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the speed of propagation of the flame over the purple tulle is greater than 30 mm/s.

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

6
0591/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Domestic vacuum cleaner - DC22 Motorhead Vacuum Cleaner

Brand: Dyson

Name:

Type/number of model:

DC22 MTHD EU AC – 511-EU- XXXXXX. DC22 MTHD CH AC – 511-CH- XXXXXX.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylinder-type vacuum cleaner

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the hose on the item carries an electrical cable to the wand and the motorised cleaning head. Five instances have occurred where the hose has become excessively worn, resulting in exposure of electric cables which, if touched by the user, could cause an electric shock.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0592/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes - Mocasin antifaz hebilla

Brand: Luciano Barachini

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 10343

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' black shoes with three buckles on the upper. The packaging is a cardboard box with a label marked with the brand name "LUCIANO BARACHINI".

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

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

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0593/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's sweatshirt

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 6011B, bar code: 0 265729 000032

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sweatshirt in pink and fuchsia with drawstrings on the sleeves. On the front, there is an embroidered inscription: “Beauty”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “JUMBO, 06Y YEARS”. Additionally, a cardboard label is attached to the top containing the same inscription and information about the product, the address of the importer, the country of origin and the price of the product. Composition: 80% cotton, 20% polyamide. Size: 06 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings on the sleeves with a protruding length of 150 mm.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0594/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Tambourine-drum - First tambourine

Brand: ELC (Early Learning Centre)

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 4306 MY FIRST TAMBOURINE Bar code: 505004819322

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy tambourine and drum. A label reads: Ages 12 months-3 years first tambourine. Made in China. CE.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because it has accessible sharp edges. 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

10
0595/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp with battery and built-in battery charger - Illumination caution light

Brand: TDR San He

Name:

Type/number of model: WJ8008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product housing is made of black or grey plastic, with a function button on one side and a plug for mains supply. There are three white LEDs on the front and three coloured LEDs on the side. The built-in battery can be charged from the mains power supply. By using a clip it can be fixed to a bicycle. A cable (including a plug and an apparatus socket plug) for the mains supply connection is attached to the product. Packaging: plastic or cardboard box. The marking is identical on both types of packaging material. Technical parameters on the box: 110V-220V~, LED-ek: 3,6V, 4V, 0,6A.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug and the apparatus plug are non-compliant,

- the cross-section area of the wire is less than required,

- after the removal of certain components, without using a tool, live parts may become accessible during charging.

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

11
0596/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp with battery and built-in battery charger - 3 LED / Caution light

Brand: Shuai Te Er

Name:

Type/number of model: 15628, ZLSQH and XH807 (on the product), Model: 807 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product housing is made of black plastic, with a function button on one side and a plug for mains supply. There are three white LEDs on the front and on the side. The built-in battery can be charged from the mains power supply. A cable (including a plug and an apparatus socket plug) for the mains supply connection is attached to the product. Technical specification: 110V-220V~, LEDs: 3,6V, 4V, 0,6A.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug and the apparatus plug are non-compliant,

- the cross-section area of the wire is less than required,

- after removing certain components, without using a tool, live parts become accessible during charging.

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

12
0597/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Waistcoat with hood

Brand: Zuan Shibao

Name:

Type/number of model: F-005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's lined waistcoat with a hood containing a drawstring with a loop at the end. Size: 4-5.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0598/09

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains - 50 Microluces

Brand: GUIRMA

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 22971, Bar code: 841226722219

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 50 micro-lights for internal use and a dark green 5-metre cable. The cardboard and transparent plastic packaging permits consumers to see the lighting chain. The label reads: "220V-240V-50 Hz. 29 W (50 lights) x 9,5 V,0,06A, 0,57W. CE. Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cable does not pass the tensile test.

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.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0599/09

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Water heater

Brand: KEMZ (КЭМЗ)

Name:

Type/number of model: Model ЭП-0,5/220, 14705-83.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric, portable immersion water heater with technical specifications marked on the product: 220V; IP X7; 0,5 kW; a white supply cord, a plug without an earth terminal which bears the symbols 2,5 А, 220 V; packaging – cardboard box.

Country of origin: Russia


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the supply cord has basic insulation only,

- the water heater is not marked with the minimum and maximum level for submerging the device.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0600/09

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fan heater

Brand: Sapir

Name:

Type/number of model: SP-1970-BA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A heater with a built-in fan for use in bathrooms. Technical parameters: 2000W, 230V~, 50Hz; with marking for class II protection against electric shock.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire because:

- during testing with a locked motor rotor, the plastic turbine of the fan ignites after 18 seconds,

- the appliance is not fire resistant and the fire does not go out 30 seconds after flame extinction;

and a risk of electric shock because the wires of the supply cord have a cross-sectional area of 0.75 mm² which is less than the requirement (1.0 mm²).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0601/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chains

Brand: WR

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. A lighting chain consisting of 100 miniature light bulbs (rice lights); coloured yellow, green, blue, red; provided with control device for changing the lighting effects; with supply cord without additional insulation; plug – type “euro” bearing symbols 2.5А 250V, 50Hz. Packaging: blue cardboard box with a picture of Santa Claus in a sledge pulled by reindeer against the background of a starry sky.

2. A lighting chain consisting of 180 miniature light bulbs (rice lights); coloured yellow, green, blue, red; provided with control device for changing the lighting effects; with supply cord without additional insulation; plug – type “euro” bearing symbols 2.5А 250V, 50Hz. Packaging – red cardboard box with picture of different coloured Christmas baubles, marked: “WR”, “180 lamps, 8 programs, 100 lamps, 220 V”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- the lighting chains are class 0 appliances as the two conductor supply cord has basic insulation only,

- the conductors of the supply cord have a cross-section area of less than 0.5 mm²,

- the dimensions of the plug are less than those required by the standard.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598 and EN 60083.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0602/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Microlampadas multifuncoes

Name:

Type/number of model: 140L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain consisting of 140 miniature light bulbs (rice lights); coloured yellow, green, blue, red; provided with a control device for changing the lighting effects; with a rated voltage of complete chain 220 V marked on the packaging; plug with symbols 2.5А 250V, 50Hz. The packaging is a cardboard box in dark blue with tiny white spots and pictures of Santa Claus in a sledge. There are printed instructions in Bulgarian with the name and address of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the supply cord have only basic insulation,

- the conductors of the supply cord have a cross-section area of less than 0.5 mm²,

- the lighting chains are not marked with the maximum rated wattage,

- information contained in the instructions for use inform the user that the lighting chains can be used in both closed and open areas, which is misleading as they are obviously intended for use in closed areas only.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0603/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Christmas collection – "Light up your life this Christmas"

Brand: Mini light

Name:

Type/number of model: models: 100L, 140L, 180L and 240L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 100, 140, 180 and 240 lighting chains with miniature light bulbs (rice lights); coloured yellow, green, blue, red. The chains are provided with a control device for changing the lighting effects. The plug is type “euro” with symbols 2.5А 250V, 50Hz. The product is packed in a violet cardboard box with pictures of icicles and a light chain, marked “Christmas Collection, mini light, Light up your life this Christmas”.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the top of the control box is attached in a way that it opens partially with minimum effort,

- there is no anchorage in the supply cord,

- the supply cord have basic insulation,

- the conductors of the supply cord have a cross-section area of less than 0,5 mm²,

- the plug does not meet requirements.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0604/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's coats

Brand: Alexander

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child’s imitation fur and leather coats with cords in the hood, in various colours, with a label containing information in Bulgarian. Size for children up to 7 years of age and 134 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0605/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sports suit - Vikideia fashion

Brand: Vikideia

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sports suit in two parts: trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood containing drawstrings. On the front of the sweatshirt are printed images of butterflies and the inscriptions: "Vikideia fashion", in different colours.

A cardboard label, attached to the sweatshirt, contains the name, composition: 100% cotton and size of the product. The product is sold without packaging.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0606/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: HUA FEI

Name:

Type/number of model: No: 0861B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s jacket with a front zip, a belt and a removable hood with elastic cords. The strings end with a tightening device. Brand "HUA FEI", design No: 0861B. There is a label containing information in Bulgarian: price, composition: polyester – 100%, producer: China, producer/importer: no information.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0607/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Happytree

Name:

Type/number of model: HR-828

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink sports outfit for girls consisting of two parts – trousers and a sweatshirt with cords in the hood. Inside the hood there are printed grey flowers. On the front there is an embroidered and printed inscription, flowers and a butterfly and in the top left-hand corner there are beads in the form of a butterfly. The trousers have cords in the waist area which are 25 cm long, and small pockets on both sides. On the left pocket there are embroidered flowers, inscriptions and a butterfly. Brand “HAPPYTREE”, No. HR-828. There is a label with information in Bulgarian such as the price, composition (cotton-100%), producer: China.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the neck area and in the waist.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0608/09

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s set of folding table and chair - Cars

Brand: Disney pixar

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set: a folding chair with a metal construction and plastic upholstery and a folding table, both with the inscription “Disney pixar” The product is sold in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- there are no locking mechanisms, - the distance between moving parts is greater than 12 mm.

The product does not comply 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

24
0609/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby’s camisole - NIKI оf FSB

Brand: FSB COMERS

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 524

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s long-sleeved camisoles which are designed with textile cords in the neck area. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging, with labels containing the following inscriptions: „NIKI” оf “FSB”, model 524, origin-Bulgaria, composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area of the camisoles. 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: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0610/09

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Gel candle

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 16133578; EAN 2000161355788

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gel candle in a transparent glass, decorated with four small Easter eggs (green and yellow).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the coloured wax Easter eggs on the candle can be removed easily and fit into the small parts cylinder. Due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0611/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: BMW motorcycles

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: BMW F 800 GS, Type E8GS.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The motorcycles concerned have a type-approval number e1*2002/24*0352 and were built between August 2008 and October 2008.

Country of origin: Germany

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to irregularities in the manufacturing process, the front-wheel quick-release axles could break due to reduced wall thickness. Severe loads on the front wheel (off-roading, for example) could cause damage to the quick-release axle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0612/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: High-pressure water cleaner

Brand: Unifirst

Name:

Type/number of model: Model THG055CA, ref. 9221102. Bar code: 3551692211023

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An electric high pressure cleaner packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have the right level of ingress protection against water.

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.