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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 38 - 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
1264/09

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons - Ballonnen

Brand: Zeeman

Name:

Type/number of model: C.37119 090800, EAN: 8711197355386

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Balloons: 25 pieces, in a plastic bag with a cardboard label. Colours of the balloons are red, orange, green, pink, blue and yellow.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the migration of 0.091 mg/kg of nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1266/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Rhinoceros

Brand: Kik

Name:

Type/number of model: Season: 207, WGR: 912, 50514009121000000199

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey soft toy rhinoceros, height approximately 7 cm, length approximately 13 cm.

Country of origin: Hong Kong


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by weight. According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1267/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Water dispenser

Brand: Domotec

Name:

Type/number of model: D6240

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White water dispenser fitted with a water bottle on top. It has two switches to switch on and off the heater or cooler of the device. Power: 601W, Voltage 220-240 volts, 50 Hz, made in P.R.C., Certificates CE, RoHS

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and injuries because, when operated, excessive pressure was observed and the plastic tube joints were leaking steam and water.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1268/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Baby doll - Musical And Shake Rattle - Baby Alexis

Brand: MEI NGAI

Name:

Type/number of model: ITEM No 813, barcode 5290436217638

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A baby doll holding a rattle which emits music. The toy is attached to cardboard with the image of the doll.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1269/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable car - Hot rod

Brand: Surf & Fun

Name:

Type/number of model: No 1201 barcode 5290436201507

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable, toy car that squeaks when it is squeezed or bounced. It inflates to 28" (71 cm) x 17" (43 cm)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because: - the yellow plastic of the base contains 22% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), - the blue plastic contains 20% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and

- the white glossy plastic on the wheel contains 26% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5.90% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1270/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Squeezable rabbit

Brand: Baby Farlin

Name:

Type/number of model: TOY 27, barcode 4710962670277

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow squeezable rabbit in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1271/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Squeezable Toy

Brand: Baby Farlin

Name:

Type/number of model: Toy 28, barcode 4710962670284

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow squeezable toy in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 33% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1272/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Volvo S80, V70, XC70, XC60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: S80, V70, XC70, XC60 model year 2008-2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cars equipped with T6 engine.

Country of origin: Sweden

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because, under certain conditions, the Pump Electronic Module (PEM) may not start working as intended which, in turn, will inhibit operation of the fuel pump.

This may cause the engine not to start, start roughly and/or run roughly when idle.

The engine may also stop shortly after start-up which in some cases could cause stalling.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Iceland,
Spain,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1273/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Yamaha YP

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: model YP 250R, model code 1C01-3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2005 and 2006 model year motorcycles, with VIN numbers from start of production to VTLSG1610025576.

Country of origin: Spain

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to a battery discharge problem.

The joint’s temperature could rise and, in extreme cases, cause other parts located close by to catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1274/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Original Marines

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 2000102983025 Model: AIE1123NA

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children trousers with decorative cords which extend below the hemline. There is a label on the front marked: "Original Marines". On the back label is written: ‘Style’, ’Colour’, ’Size’, ’Height’. On the side: the website, barcode and the price in euros and Cyprus pounds.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the ankle area.

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

11
1275/09

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Original Marines

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. OM: Model AIPW384BA1, barcode 2000094730010, 2. Tweety dance: Model AIP0054NO, barcode 000095129035 02.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children trousers with drawstrings that extend below the hemline of the trousers. There is a label on the front marked: "Original Marines". On the back label is written: ‘Style’, ’Colour’, ’Size’, ’Height’. On the side: the website, barcode and the price in euros and Cyprus pounds.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the ankle area.

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

12
1276/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Swim ring - Barbie Swim Ring 20"

Brand: Halsall

Name:

Type/number of model: Code no. 1394103; Barcode 5 050839410315

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink, 51 cm, inflatable swim ring, with an image of a Barbie doll. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 31% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

France,
Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1277/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Swim ring - The Amazing Spider-Man Swim Ring 20"

Brand: Marvel

Name:

Type/number of model: Code no. 1394161; Barcode 5 050839416119

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue, 20’’, inflatable swim ring with the image of Spider Man. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 42% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

France,
Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1278/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp - Rococo

Brand: Alfa

Name:

Type/number of model: N 10558; Barcode 5 900 458 105 584.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A desk lamp in the form of a flower. It has a metal stand in “old gold” colour, a glass lampshade, and a supply cord, Н03 VV Н2-F 2х 0,75mm², with a plug and an ON/OFF switch. Technical data: 230V, 1х60W.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no insulating sleeve in the metal hole of the lamp where the mains cable passes and the insulation of the cable could consequently break or be cut, exposing users to live parts.

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

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

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1279/09

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby's bib

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model BIB205 barcode 0247668000038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's bib packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1280/09

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy - Inflatable dog figure

Brand: Bebe toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Group (176), barcode 0255465000038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic, red, inflatable dog figure, packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1281/09

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Bib - Barbie - Artist Apron

Brand: Mattel

Name:

Type/number of model: Code 4606 barcode 5203199046063

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic pink apron with a Barbie motif, packed in a transparent bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 3.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1282/09

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy - Cocodrilo Con Baston

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 2309B

Batch number/Barcode: 7460745403529

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy crocodile made out of green (the back), yellow (head and tail) and orange (bottom) plastic, with five holes on the back.

The toy has three wheels and a green stick, in two parts, for pushing the toy along. Each part of the stick is 23 cm long.

The stick has a pink plastic handle.

The toy is packed in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of

- choking because it can break easily producing small parts which may be swallowed by a child,

- cuts because it can break easily producing sharp edges and points.

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.