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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 37 - 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
1245/09

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Rage 3 Mitre Saw

Brand: Evolution Power Tools

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 0849713011367

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical mitre saw with 255 mm circular blade for cutting steel, aluminium and wood.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, when cutting steel, incandescent debris enters the debris bag and causes the debris bag to catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. Compulsory seizure of remaining stocks ordered by the authorities.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. Compulsory seizure of remaining stocks ordered by the authorities.  

France,
Malta  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1246/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Lalka

Brand: Happy Star

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 590036050350

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The head, hands and legs of the doll are made of soft plastic. The trunk of the doll is made from textile material stuffed with polyester filling. The doll is dressed in black and white, striped pyjamas with a hat. On the front side of the doll there is a sticker with the inscription: "Key to your heart". Pressing this sticker makes the doll “sing or talk”. The doll is operated with three button batteries which are included. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag closed with folded cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of easy access to the button batteries which could be swallowed by a child. The head of the toy is easy to detach making the battery compartment accessible. It is easy to open with one move of a finger.

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

3
1247/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - M200 Matiz/Spark

Brand: Chevrolet

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2009-2010 model year vehicles with VINs in the range from KL1MJ6A04A C113537 to KL1MJ61079C699761.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

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Injuries

There is a risk of injuries because the lock plate spring inside the front seatbelt buckle may become separated from the buckle housing. This may lead to failure to properly engage the seatbelt buckle which would mean that the occupant would not be restrained in case of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Denmark,
Slovenia,
Germany,
Bulgaria,
Malta,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1248/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Drink mixer

Brand: Singer

Name:

Type/number of model: DM 100 TYPE NE-301CS

Batch number/Barcode: 370039450058

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stainless steel Frappe mixer with stainless steel measuring cup. The following inscriptions are marked on the packaging: Drink mixer, 2 speed switch, 450 ml stainless steel measuring cup, stainless steel axle, safety switch, moving head, anti-slip base, Power 100w, 230V 50Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the temperature of the motor winding rises to above 65 °C with consequent smoke emission.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1249/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Ultrasonic humidifier - Vappy

Brand: Lanaform

Name:

Type/number of model: 79450

Batch number/Barcode: 5410984794508

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ultrasonic humidifier. 230V-50HZ. The packaging is green and white and shows a picture of the humidifier.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Electric shock,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock and injury for children because the enclosure is shaped and decorated in such a way that the product is likely to be treated as a toy by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1250/09

United Kingdom

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Harvest Grape Range Double Votive Candle set

Brand: Clair de Lune

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. 2015587

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A candle holder comprised of a metal base with bent metal frame. Two small metal trays are attached with glass containers, each holding a candle. Mounted on the base and below the metal trays is a bunch of imitation grapes, dark red/purple in colour. Each grape is approximately 12-13 mm in diameter.

Country of origin: Canada


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the imitation grapes detach easily and could be mistaken as food by children and swallowed.

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 stop of sales by the retailer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1251/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: NauRo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' black shoes with angled toes. Packaging is orange with a yellow label attached.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) (1.88 mg/kg) in the white sachets. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned in accordance with Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1252/09

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Hanya

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5000000000035

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink soft toy in the shape of a piglet, with a suction cap attached to a ribbon. The product carries the warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cup may be placed into the mouth by a child.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1253/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mosquito killer lamp - Lampara Mata Mosquitos

Brand: Nishica

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. NK-3303, Bar code: 8491826019303

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mosquito killer lamp, packaged in a cardboard.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- live parts are accessible,

- the voltage of the grid far exceeds 34 volts, - the covers used as additional insulation on the appliance are not properly secured,

- the casing on the power cord should be made of polychloroprene, - there is nothing to reduce pulling and twisting forces on the pins and there is nothing to prevent the cable from slipping inside the device when the pins are damaged,

- the connections between the terminals are soldered and it is only this soldering that holds the pins in place.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1254/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Brassiere

Brand: Kik

Name:

Type/number of model: Season: 108, WGR: 817, Order No. 59069, EAN-Code: 59069008171009000599

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, under-wired brassiere with lace trimming.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azo-dyes (39 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1255/09

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Walker

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 3290 А15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A baby-walker in the form of a horse. The baby-walker is made of plastic and has a textile seat and a metal folding mechanism.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp edges, the seat breaks easily and there is only one locking mechanism which is released by means of one movement only.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1256/09

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Walker

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 3293-3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A baby-walker in the form of a bear, with an inscription "Have a nice time”. The baby-walker is made of plastic and has a textile seat and a metal folding mechanism.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp edges, the toy breaks easily and there is only one locking mechanism which is released by means of one movement only.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 1273.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1257/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's top

Brand: Miss Flower

Name:

Type/number of model: 6337101

Batch number/Barcode: 5205354354723

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby’s top, 94% cotton and 6% elastic, white colour, patterns of flowers with beads sewn on to them, pink shoulder-straps and decorative ribbons in the neck area, designed for children of 12 months. No packaging.

Country of origin: Greece


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the decorative ribbons and choking because of the decorative beads that can easily be detached.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1258/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bridesmaid dress

Brand: Xue lian ZHi Fang

Name:

Type/number of model: Style 2003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White bridesmaid's dress with belt for children of 4 years old, decorated with beads in the shape of flowers.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that are easily detachable and could be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1259/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's towels - Your Vest Choose

Brand: Disney`s Lilo & Stitch

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Six towels in various colours packed in separate transparent packaging and attached to a cardboard label. This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because water in contact with the towels becomes alkaline which could cause skin irritation and rashes. The measured pH content of a water extract was 8.6, which is higher than the permitted value of 7.5.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1413.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1260/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shorts - Life Time Kids Rooms

Brand: Join Clothes

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: J000000000132 / J000000000128; model: CH111104000 / CH111204000.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White shorts with black spots and white shorts with orange spots, with decorative ribbons that extend below the hemline of the shorts. The shorts are intended for girls aged 5 to 14 years.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative ribbons that extend below the hemline.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1261/09

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Dizzy Lizzy

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No. 102752.911, Barcode on packaging 5901027520289

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black-silver girls' shoes packed in cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 2.4 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and 3.3 mg/kg in the sachet included in the packaging.

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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1262/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons

Brand: Have Fun

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. Number. 2877; production date : September 2008

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 25 cm balloons, 30 units in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.071 mg/kg N-nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are classified as a carcinogen category 2.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1263/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarves

Brand: Casual & Comfortable

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Art no. F06441/905, Code: 89133550091 2. Art no. F06439/905, Code: 8913345009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Pleated viscose scarf, colour turquoise blue, size 50 x 180 cm 2. Red viscose scarf, size 50 x 180 cm

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain banned azo-colourants. The turquoise blue scarf released 51 mg/kg of benzidine and 270 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, which both exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg. The red scarf released 880 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit 30 mg/kg.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1150/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress - King’s robe – Robe de roi

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 123120060 Robe De Roi, batch No. No88673, bar code: 4719484886739

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Costume consisting of two parts: red robe with white artificial fur made of polyester, decorated with a golden lace and a crown made of golden foam decorated with red stones. Size: Medium 7/10.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the artificial fur can easily catch fire and burn quickly.

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

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