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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 30 - 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
1020/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baseball cap - Snoopy Woodstock

Brand: Snoopy

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 4 025055 989052

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue baseball cap, embroidered (red, yellow, white, black), with a rear velcro-type fastening.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. The cap's blue head-band releases 598 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1021/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Children's scooter - Scooter Fashion "FT"

Brand: Polytop

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, folding scooter. Foot plate emblazoned with the word "Fashion". Packaging box is blue and black, with a plastic handle, bearing a label with the words "POLYTOP" plus the importer's address and the instruction in Spanish that the product is not to be used by children.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because: - the diameter of the handlebar tube is less than the 40 mm minimum required, - the diameter of the front wheel is less than the 120 mm minimum required, - there is no technical documentation guaranteeing conformity with the harmonised standards. There is no CE mark and no written warning alerting users and child carers to the potential risks posed by the toy.

In addition, the product may pose a risk of injuries from sharp components.

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

3
1022/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - MiTo

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns Passengers’ cars, model MiTo with 1.4 Turbo petrol 150 HP / 155 HP and 1.4 petrol 78 HP engines

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The problem concerns the documentation about the towable weight.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The car identification data plate and the documentation could wrongly indicate that the maximum towable weight is 1000 kg instead of the 500 kg allowed. This could lead to an accident if more than the maximum allowable weight was towed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1023/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic Ducks - Bathtime Buddies 4 Little Ducks

Brand: H&A

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 5022545051045 Batch Number : HA09-5104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four plastic ducks (yellow, green, blue and red) in a white net bag sealed with a folded piece of cardboard bearing the product description.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the small detachable/removable squeaker in the base of the duck. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1024/09

Cyprus

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Key ring laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 9 326227 019559

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key ring laser pointer with led torch. On the packaging is written: key ring 2 in 1 - laser pointer - led torch - super bright led. On the product is written Danger - Laser radiation - Avoid direct eye exposure – Max output <5 mw - wavelength 650nm 10 - Class IIIA Laser Product.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

This product poses a risk of damage to sight if the laser beam is pointed at the eye. It incorporates a Class IIIA laser which may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1025/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Hammock - Stripey hammock/Arc hammock

Brand:

Name:

Type/number of model: br/> Product: Hammock - Stripey hammock/Arc hammock

Brand: Marks and Spencer PLC Type/number of model 1. Stripey Hammock, Code on M&S sewn-in label: T39/0303L or T84/0303 or T39/8010. 2. Arc Hammock, Code on M&S sewn-in label: T39/6446 or T39/5932.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Large wooden framed hammocks for external use. The fabric ‘sling’ of both hammocks is made from brightly coloured striped material.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product, when it has weathered outside in the open air, poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that it can break during use. Seven incidents involving injuries have been reported.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1026/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Meiyu

Name:

Type/number of model: On the packaging: No. 8288, on the label: 628082,

Batch number/Barcode: 9910306280826

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful mobile phone operated by 2 L 1154 1.5 V button cells. Inscriptions: "Benign Girl", "VOGUE" és "Telephone". When pressing the buttons it plays music, gives barking sound and says "I love You." Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses risk of choking since the lid of the battery compartment can be opened easily without using a tool and the batteries become accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1027/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: 33 Online

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 433 074 503 5

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's shoes

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the excessive level of chromium: 96.4 mg/kg of chromium (VI).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Estonia,
Slovenia,
Cyprus,
Austria,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1028/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: PKWiU 18.24.11-00.00, EAN 5907522400293.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's jackets in various colours (white, blue, pink) with two buttons and a hood. A drawstring around the neck has a pom-pom on each of the protruding ends.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation since there is a functional draw cord around the neck.

The product fails to meet the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1029/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Blow Pipe Set

Brand: Outdoor Action

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.: SS12159DB.

Batch number/Barcode: 8 7436701060 2.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange, blue and yellow plastic toy blow pipe set with 5 yellow/blue foam darts with suction cup tips. Packaged in a cardboard blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups fully detach at forces less than 90 N and fit into the small balls/suction cups template. Children may place the suction cup in or near their mouth, blocking their airway.

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
1030/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Harley-Davidson

Brand: Harley-Davidson

Name:

Type/number of model: FS2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: EC type approval: E4*2002/24*0002

The motorcycles concerned are from model years 2008 and 2009, in the following VIN ranges:

5HD1JM***********

5HD1PT***********

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the acorn stud at the brake reaction link may work loose and fall out during use. If this occurs, the front brake and fender assembly would no longer be adequately retained.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Greece,
Poland,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1031/09

Czech Republic

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Set of coffee candles

Brand: JYSK

Name:

Type/number of model: 5701390175358

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four models of candles packed in a box:

1. Candle in a glass (perfumed);

2. Candle in a tin can with transparent glass lid;

3. Candle as cylinder, with coffee beans sealed in the bottom part;

4. Brown candle. On the lower part is the sticker with bar code, pictograms and production marking.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking since the candle in the glass of coffee with foam decorated with cinnamon can be mistaken by food because of its design, shape, volume, colour as well as aroma.

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: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1032/09

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candle - Apple

Brand: Rogito

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candle imitating a half of a lemon. According to the label it is an apple. Dimension: 50 mm high, diameter: 90 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses risk of choking and may block the digestive system, because due to its appearance, it can be confused with food especially by very vulnerable children. Certain small parts can detach, which getting into the digestive system may block it.

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

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

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1033/09

Greece

Category: Chemical products

Product: Multi-purpose cleaner - Marine

Brand: Spray 9

Name:

Type/number of model: bar code 077174002635

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Liquid multi-purpose cleaner for marine use, packed in a white plastic spray container (capacity 750 ml). The spray container bears warnings and instructions for use in English and in Greek.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a basic solution with pH value 12.8. Due to the high pH value, the product is classified as C, R35 "Corrosive".

Additionally, the container does not bear the necessary warnings and instructions for safe use of the product. The product does not comply with the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1034/09

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pram - Denver

Brand: Besteam

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no. 760-P

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable toy pram with a metallic frame, white wheels and textile parts mainly in red.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have a proper locking mechanism that engages automatically. 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

16
1035/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension cord

Brand: Merox

Name:

Type/number of model: XX 10151853 (on the pack),
KF-FB-02/2 (on the product)

Batch number/Barcode: 9004181157431 (on the pack),
NF (on the product)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table portable extension cord with 2+2 “MEROX” sockets made from white plastic material with marking KF-FB-02/2, NF, Max. 3680W 230V~. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with attached a cardboard label with marking in German, Czech and Slovak languages.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the anchorage of the neutral conductor and the tensile strength of the insulation are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60332 and EN 60811.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1036/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled car - Thunderbolt

Brand: Nantian toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 6346

Batch number/Barcode: 3050000110015

OECD Portal Category:

Description: battery charger -XIONG FENG XF-3052B

The toy includes: a plastic battery-operated remote controlled car (frequency: 27 MHz); a battery charger (model No. XF-3052B); a remote control unit; a battery unit (NI-CD AA700 mAh 7,2 V); a dry battery (LI FENG Heavy Duty 9 V 6F22).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock, because the mains plug of the battery charger is of a non-standardized type;

- fire, because, overheating can occur in the battery compartment of the remote control unit due to a short circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 62115.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1037/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled car

Brand: Innervation Racing

Name:

Type/number of model: 1601

Batch number/Barcode: 8595194706941

OECD Portal Category:

Description: battery charger: XH-10350C

The toy includes: a plastic battery-operated remote controlled car (frequency: 40 MHz); a battery charger (model No. XH-10350C); a remote control unit (CYBERTRON Super Power 40 MHz); a battery unit (JIADE, "10 V 2000 mA (20HR) lead acid battery made in china).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock because due to the deformation of the plastic cover, the live parts become accessible and because the insulation is not adequate,

- fire since the battery charger and the remote control unit overheat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 62115.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1038/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Children's Father Christmas costume

Brand: Reila Christmas

Name:

Type/number of model: 49265121

Batch number/Barcode: 8426866562766

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Father Christmas costume packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Burns

The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation, because the plastic bag is too thin and the opening is too large,

- burns, because the beard of the costume is highly inflammable.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-2.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1039/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 14 bulbs rice lights

Brand: Merry Christmas

Name:

Type/number of model: j101-c140l Bar Code: 5203266480509

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain with 140 and 8 function controller.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not use a cable with the correct construction.

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

21
1040/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Beads for fun

Brand: Huarui

Name:

Type/number of model: Article number 3023 EAN code 8714627730234. Manufacturer item no 1696.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Educational beads set. The plastic container contains 3200 colourful beads, 3 small size plates, 3 ironing papers and instruction form.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 16.1% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the beads. According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1043/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons "Pampers ballonnen blauw" and "De bouw maakt het" white.

Brand: Everts Pol

Name:

Type/number of model: 11 inch balloon / 10 inch balloon 0009012 1171A / -

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue balloons with the Pampers logo on it. White balloons with the text ‘De bouw maakt het’.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the blue balloons contain 0.13 mg/kg of nitrosamines; the white balloons contain 0.07 mg/kg of nitrosamines.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1044/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Singing in the rain

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. HS2998,

Batch number/Barcode: 5886986111139

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Velvet brown dog in red raincoat, with red shoes and hat and grey umbrella (approximate dimensions: 25 cm x 15 cm x 8 cm). The toy is sold unpacked.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of excessive migration of lead in the red paint which is 105 mg/kg (maximum allowed limit 90 mg/kg).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1045/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 8 Funkcióval Müködik

Brand: 140 Rice Light

Name:

Type/number of model: KD-140L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 140 series-parallel-connected LEDs, a bipolar plug ("2.5 A 250 V~ JG-P5 CS 2000 SERIES"), mains cable without marking, an 8-function flashing unit "8 PROGRAMS MINI CONTROLLER IP44" "PRESS". Technical parameters: 230 V~ 50 Hz 62 W; 6.5 V 0,068 A; F-mark, Class III.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the cross section area of the core is less than required, - the wires are not secured against loosening,

- the connections of the light sources have only single insulation and thus flashover may occur.

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

25
1046/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Garden chair - Wooden Directors Chairs 2 Pack

Brand: Tesco

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5051898183547

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hove table and 4 chairs comprising of 2 pack wooden directors chairs EAN 5051898183547 and hove table EAN 5051790980077 (only the chairs are affected and there is no issue with the table).

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of the chair collapsing under certain load conditions. Six incidents reported.

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

Hungary,
Slovakia  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1047/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Garden chair - Rio Patio set

Brand: Tesco

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5051790978210

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Patio set comprising table 4 chairs and umbrella.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of the chair collapsing under certain load conditions. Four incidents reported.

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

Poland,
Ireland,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1048/09

Greece

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Food blender

Brand: FIF

Name:

Type/number of model: Model SL 308 E (B2)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver coloured food blender with black base and cover.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the leakage of liquids to the inner part of the appliance is possible.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1049/09

Lithuania

Category: Protective equipment

Product: High visibility warning vest

Brand: Griffy

Name:

Type/number of model: code DIA001210, barcode 4005781409826

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: High visibility warning vest made from fluorescent fabric in yellow colour, with two reflective stripes sewn in horizontally. Marking: CE, EN 471, Composition of fabric - 100 % Polyester.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product could lead to injuries because the reflective stripes on the vest do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1050/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles - Ducati

Brand: Ducati

Name:

Type/number of model: model D16RR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles from frame no. ZDMD100AA7B000001 to frame no. ZDMD100AA7B001517 for all country versions, excluding United States, Canada and Taiwan.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because, due to insufficient distance between the tail guard and the exhaust system, the tail guard lower part may overheat, causing risk of burns for the riders.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1051/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket with hood

Brand: Corona

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's jacket with hood, functional drawstrings and plastic toggles at the ends. The jackets have different colours, textile and paper label with information in Bulgarian. The products are sold in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood.

The product does 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

31
1052/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children dress

Brand: Asar

Name:

Type/number of model: 4 152324 190137 Code 1000105B0323, Adi 100655 KANATLY KIZ

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dress for children, manufactured of cotton knitted fabrics with a brand "Asar" with sizes for children up to age of 7 years and with drawstrings in the neck area. There is embroidery on the front side depicting flowers and sequins. There is a paper label attached to the product with the wording: "Asar kids club", with codes and barcode. The composition - 100% cotton and maintenance instructions are written on a textile label. The product is sold without packaging

Country of origin: Turkey


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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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
1053/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children dress - Daisy

Brand: Mini mio

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dress for children, manufactured of cotton knitted fabrics with a brand “Mini mio”, with sizes for children up to age of 7 years and with drawstrings in the neck area. There is embroidery on the front side depicting flowers and the wording "Daisy” and three decorative stones. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1054/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain – Christmas lights

Brand: ICICLE LIGHTS 180

Name:

Type/number of model: MG-100 (on the packaging),
MG-140 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode: 6903711101179

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain includes 180 series-parallel-connected non-replaceable miniature lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit operates the four parallel circuits of the lamps. Main components: „XINGDA XD-01 2.5 A 250 V~ VDE, KEMA” mains plug; „EK-04, PRESS, ETS EMC LVD IP44” 8-function flashing unit; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: F-mark, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the lack of cord anchorage protecting against pulling and twisting force,

- the connections are not properly fixed and live parts may be accessible,

- the insulation of the mains cable is only single insulated and thus flashover may occur,

- there is no protection against ingress of moisture,

- the cross section area of the core is less than required.

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

34
1055/09

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Built-in oven

Brand: Electrolux / Zanussi / Moffat / John Lewis / Tricity Bendix.

Name:

Type/number of model: Ovens produced from March 2007 to May 2008 are affected. The models numbers and the serial numbers are given in the attached list pdf.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric built-in, single oven with integral grill. Various colours - white, brown or stainless steel.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

There is the possibility of fire occurring within the area of the fan/duct assembly if the user operates the grill function of the oven with the door open.

Forty-three incidences of fire have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Ireland