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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 36 - 2009

Corrigendum
The attached list with the model numbers and serial numbers of notification 1055/09 from week 30 of 2009 has been updated.

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
1236/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Master LED lamp 7W 230 Dimmable

Brand: Philips

Name:

Type/number of model: GU 10 E27 standard, E27 NR63

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamps intended for professional use, but some may have been fitted for domestic use.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the overheating of one component of the power supply of the lamp may damage the electrical fitting and/or the luminaire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1237/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's shoes

Brand: Yimaida

Name:

Type/number of model: A91-89C-005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's shoes, brown, size 44

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the permitted threshold of 0.1 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) is exceeded in the uppers (45 mg/kg) and in the lining (28 mg/kg).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1238/09

United Kingdom

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas barbecue

Brand: Landmann

Name:

Type/number of model: 923738302. Barcode 25120455. PLU 331.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gas barbecue with side burner, wheels and bottom table.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the gas hose that feeds the side burner can, if assembled incorrectly, 'kink' up against the underside of the barbecue causing it to melt and allowing gas to escape which could ignite.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1239/09

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Personal water craft

Brand: Kawasaki

Name: JT1500A8F - STX-15F

Type/number of model: Serial numbers from US-KAW49096A808 to US-KAW49325E808

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Personal Water Craft

Country of origin: Unites States

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, under certain circumstances, the fuel tank can develop cracks which could allow fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1240/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor car - Carens, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento

Brand: KIA

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 model year vehicles, produced from 20 September 2006 to 25 October 2006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor car

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries with the affected vehicles because the brake light switch may malfunction causing the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed, or to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. In addition, it is possible that the electronic stability control may be disabled and that the cruise control may not deactivate when the brake pedal is pressed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Norway,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Malta,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1241/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Viano, Vito

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 639, EC-type approval: e9*2001/116*0048, ABE L275. The vehicles affected were manufactured between October-December 2005 and March-April 2006 and have vehicle identification numbers in the range 113873 – 243876.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because the rear vent windows of the affected vehicles can become loose and may detach completely causing an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1242/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - K25 / R-series

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: R12, R 1200 GS. The motorcycles affected (47 691 worldwide) were manufactured between August 2006 and January 2008 and have the type-approval number: e1*2002/24*0199*.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because water ingress into the fuel-pump electronics can result in failure of the fuel supply. This may have the effect that the engine can cut out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Norway,
Spain,
Hungary,
Portugal,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1243/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Ball

Brand: WD Spiderman

Name:

Type/number of model: 3230 MM, EAN code: 8420011025403

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ball made from PVC with a picture of Spiderman and the marking "Marvel Spider–man & Friends"

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 0.34% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1244/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with pony - Dressing Room

Brand: My Little Pony (counterfeit)

Name:

Type/number of model: TS269

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll and pony made from softened PVC. The doll has monofilament hair and clothing made from a textile material. The green pony has a mane and tail from monofilament material. Violet textile saddle in shape of heart is a part of the packaging. Packed in a plastic bag closed with a coloured cardboard tag. This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 21.20% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.

According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.