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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 41 - 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
1350/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Land Rover Discovery and Sport

Brand: Land Rover

Name:

Type/number of model: Discovery 3 TDV6 Diesel and Sport TDV6 Diesel

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall is specific to 2007-2008 model year Discovery 3 and 2007-2008 model year Range Rover Sport vehicles with the EU4 TDV6 engine, with VINs from:

- LA412125 to LA487033 (Discovery 3),

- LS100008 to LS999998 (Range Rover Sport).

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because fuel may leak via the fuel pump front seal onto the rear of the engine or onto the ground under the vehicle and could catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Austria,
Malta,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Sweden,
Iceland,
Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1351/09

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Beach shoes

Brand: Aqua speed

Name:

Type/number of model: Aqua Shoe Model 10 – 672-XX.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shoes made of soft foam, coloured blue and grey. Sizes (22-34). The product is intended to be used while doing different water sports: diving, surfing, and canoeing (according to the information from the distributor’s website).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the soles of the shoes are extremely slippery when wet. One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Importer added new user warning.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1352/09

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All terrain vehicle - Sportsman XP 850 and Sportsman EPS XP 850

Brand: Polaris

Name:

Type/number of model: A09ZN85AL, A09ZN85AQ, A09ZN85AS, A09ZN85AT, A09ZN85AX, A09ZN85FL, A09ZN8CFL, A09ZN8XAL, A09ZN8XAQ, A09ZN8XAS, A09ZN8XAX, A09ZX85AL, A09ZX85AQ, A09ZX85AR, A09ZX85AS, A09ZX85AX, A09ZX8CFS, A09ZX8XAG, A09ZX8XAL, A09ZX8XAQ, A09ZX8XAR, A09ZX8XAS, A09ZX8XAX.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four-wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV).

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, if operated in sub-freezing temperatures for repeated, short-run periods of time, the crankcase ventilation valve assembly may become blocked by ice, leading to excessive crankcase pressure and leakage of oil, which could catch fire if it comes into contact with the exhaust header pipe.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Germany,
Iceland,
Sweden,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1353/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Garden Lamp

Brand: Dimco

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 67068/G, Batch Νο.: 0339,

Batch number/Barcode: 5291889007920

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A floor-mounted lamp which is used for indoor/outdoor domestic environments. 220-240V- 50Hz, 15W, CLASS I IP 54, E27. "Dimco - the lighting experts" is written on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - metal parts, which are accessible when the lamp is mounted and could become live, are not properly earthed, - sharp edges protrude into cableways and could cause damage to the insulation of the cables, - the input cable connector is mounted in an extremely tight space with the consequent danger of input cable disconnection and shorting to the metal body.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1354/09

Cyprus

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Outdoor wall mounted light

Brand: Dimco

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 1007B2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Outdoor wall-mounted light. 240V- 50Hz, 60W, CLASS I.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because accessible metal parts are not properly earthed.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1355/09

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Lancer Evolution X and Lancer Ralliart

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns cars made in 2008. The list of VINs is attached.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because there is the possibility that fuel may leak from the rear fuel hose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1356/09

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Green laser pointer

Brand: Global

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pen-sized black laser pointer (approximate length: 15.8 cm) which emits a green laser beam and is operated by two AAA batteries. It is packed in a grey gift box, 18x6.5x3 cm. Batteries and an instruction manual are included. Output power <50 mW, wavelength 532 nm.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product incorporates a class III laser and poses a risk of damage to sight if the laser beam is pointed at the eye. Class III lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

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

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

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1357/09

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorbike - Sprint ST 1050 and Sprint ST 1050 with ABS

Brand: Triumph

Name:

Type/number of model: VIN numbers range: 287720 - 290143.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorbike

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a bolt used in the rear suspension drag link assembly can bend and could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
Greece,
Malta,
Sweden,
Norway,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1358/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Submersible pump

Brand: Kärcher

Name:

Type/number of model: SCP 9000; SDP 9500; SCP12000; SCP16000; SDP14000; SDP18000; SPP33; serial No.: 1.645-152.0.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Submersible pump for use in garden ponds.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of cracks in the outer sheath of the mains cable.

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

Poland,
Greece,
Ireland,
Malta,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1359/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Insect killer - Kill pest

Brand: Contra

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: RTD 1316KP, Bar code : 5414385031316

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric insect killer, rectangular, with a protective grille. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with the following information: Code RTD1316KP, CONTRA INTERNATIONAL, 30W Mosquito Stop.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the high-voltage grille is accessible to the fingers,

- the grille preventing contact with the high-voltage components can be removed without any tools,

- the high-voltage grille has a voltage of 34V one second after the appliance is disconnected from the mains supply,

- the power cable is not of the required type,

- the earth terminal is not properly attached.

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

11
1360/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Ford Focus 1.8 / 2.0 L Turbo Diesel

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: The cars affected are those manufactured between 20 February 2004 and 31 May 2006, with type-approval numbers e13*97/27*0037, *0040, e13*98/14*0081, *0082,*0095, e13*2001/116*009, *144, *157.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because corrosion damage can lead to overheating of the control module of the radiator fan which can cause the module and the surrounding cable and components to catch fire. Three incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
The Netherlands,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1361/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim-ring - Surf and sun

Brand: Bestway

Name:

Type/number of model: 16“ (41 cm) Designer, 933436012, EAN code: 821808360123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable toy for water - swim-ring (41 cm) made from transparent PVC with green printed stars and warnings in various foreign languages. Packed in a transparent plastic bag with a paper label showing a picture of a family with a child in a swimming-pool and the title Surf and Sun 16” (41cm) Designer and other marking.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 0.41% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 23.60% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the white transparent plastic foil with green printing contains 0.26% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 30.20% by weight of. di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1362/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's short trousers

Brand: Next

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: YN/939 –432-493-052;

Batch number/Barcode: 94324930522621.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's short trousers intended for ages up to 3, with drawstrings at the waist. On the front label is written: “Next”.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1363/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's short trousers

Brand: Next.

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: YN/940 – 459-173-061;

Batch number/Barcode: 94591730612621.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's grey short trousers intended for ages up to 4, with drawstrings in the waist. On the front label is written: “Next”.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1364/09

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable swim ring

Brand: Jin

Name:

Type/number of model: 70 cm, EAN code: 6925801110205

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable toy for water – swim-ring (70 cm) made from yellow plastic and transparent foils with printed fishes and warnings in English language. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag containing a paper label with a picture of the coast and the title SWIM RING.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the transparent plastic foil with green printing contains 7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 25% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1365/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger vehicle - Primastar X83

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns Combi and Minibus types (not van types), produced from 20 December 2002 to 12 March 2008. The VINs are from start of production to VSKF4****6UV177796, and from start of production to VSKF4****6UΥ612891.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the rear seatbelt buckle may become loose due to loss of torque on the seatbelt buckle retaining bolt and it could potentially detach from the seat frame.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal,
Germany,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Spain,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1366/09

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Spyder Roadster

Brand: Can-Am

Name:

Type/number of model: Spyder GS SM5/SE5. Model year: 2008-2009. Model number: 18B, A18C, A18E,A18F, A18G, A18H, A18J, A18L, A18M, A18N,A18P, A29,29F, A29G,A29H, A29J, A29K, A29L, A29M, A29N.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-wheel motorcycle

Country of origin: Canada

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a situation may occur whereby the operator may need to exert a force greater than expected to initiate turning of the steering handlebar, possibly leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1367/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Twingo II

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns LHD and RHD vehicles manufactured between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the possibility of permanent or intermittent non-locking of the driver's seat on its runners which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal,
Germany,
Poland,
Denmark,
Malta,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1368/09

Finland

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candle - Coffeetime, Cappuccino

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 205785

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A candle inside a beige and brown coffee cup which is on a saucer. The words “Coffeetime” and “Cappuccino” are printed on the side of the cup and on the saucer. The candle is in the form of a frothy drink decorated with coffee beans and dark wax resembling chocolate on the top. Product is packed in transparent plastic packaging with a brown ribbon

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- burns and fire because the imitation coffee beans can catch fire;

- choking because the imitation coffee beans detach with little force and may be mistaken as food items by children and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493 or the Directive 87/357/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1369/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Dress for babies

Brand: Play zone

Name:

Type/number of model: Style 398

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Babies' dress with black velvet top and lace bottom with three pink underskirts. Black and pink cords on the waistline. Size: 80 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Injuries

The product poses a chemical risk because the lining of the lower part releases 570 mg/kg of formaldehyde and the lining of the upper part releases 630 mg/kg of formaldehyde. Both of these values exceed the limits, assigned in national legislation, of 30 mg/kg of formaldehyde in textile products meant for children under 2 years old and 100 mg/kg for textile products that are in contact with the skin during normal use.

The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist 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

21
1370/09

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hand and body lotion - Strawberry & Milk.

Brand: Sen Body Care

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 0030409 Bar code: 8697980565616.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hand and body lotion, white package. Volume 150 ml. Description on the packaging includes: “Deep moisturizing for smooth, soft and silky skin with glycerine & vitamin E”, “Lotion pour Corps & mains, softening & moisturizing” and “Strawberry & milk, shine and silky softness”.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance CI 45100, a colouring agent allowed exclusively in cosmetics intended to come into contact only briefly with the skin.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1371/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: Alta Linea

Name:

Type/number of model: 8A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's trousers intended for children up to 8 years, with drawstrings at the waist and the ankle. There is a label sewn to the product with information: "8A", "alta linea", "new brand", "95% cotton 5% spandex".

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and ankle area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1372/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Angel Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: L-170

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pair of trousers and a sweat shirt intended for children up to 36 months. The sweatshirt has a hood with a cord and is fastened with a zip. The trousers have a cord at the waist. On the front label is written: “Angel Kids”, Jing Ping Tong Zhuang “Kuai Le Tong Nian”. On the back label is written “Angel Kids Children’s Fashion”.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1373/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set - Design in France

Brand: Bébé Chic

Name:

Type/number of model: 53087

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pair of trousers and a sweatshirt intended for children up to 6 months. The trousers have drawstrings at the ankles which extend below the hemline of the trousers. On the front label is written: "Bébé Chic", "sentiment d’amour" and the price in Euros. On the middle label is written: ‘Style: 53087.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1374/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Brum Beby.

Name:

Type/number of model: BM-264.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweat shirt intended for children up to 8 years. The sweat shirt has a hood with a cord with plastic toggles. It’s fastened with a zip.

On the front labels is written: “new wear”, “BRUM BEBY”, “CLASSIC FASHION”, “BM”, “ART. BM-264”, “TG. 12A”.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the hood and the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1375/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers - Baci - Danza

Brand: Jin Shi Dun Girl

Name:

Type/number of model: 10306

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's trousers intended for children up to 6 years with drawstrings at the waist and the ankles. On the front label is written: “Jin Shi Dun Girl”.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and the ankle area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1376/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set - Tiger

Brand: Qingli.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pair of trousers, a sweatshirt and a jacket, intended for children up to 36 months. The jacket has a hood with a cord with plastic toggles.

On the front label is written: “Qingli”, “fashion wears”.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.