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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 43 - 2009

Corrigendum
Notification 1380/09 from week 42 of 2009 has been removed pending clarification of the risk assessment.

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
1403/09

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Shoe polish - Pasta do butow

Brand: Eco +

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5906764644243 and 5906764644250, batch number: 25-09-2009

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black or brown shoe polish in a 40 ml round, black, plastic container with an easily-opened, press-down lid.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it is supplied without a child-resistant cover and therefore the round black plastic box can be easily opened.

The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

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

Latvia,
Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1404/09

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket - Gabriel Jacket and Filippa Jacket

Brand: Hummel

Name:

Type/number of model: Gabriel Jacket: 81399;

Batch number/Barcode: 5700491478269. Filippa Jacket: 81394; barcode: 5700491478559.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket for boys and girls with drawstrings and functional elastic cords in the hood and neck area. The strings end with a tightening device (toggle). The jacket is blue/white (Gabriel) and purple/white (Filippa) with a lining. The product has a label containing the following information: Shell: 90% polyester; 10% nylon. Lining: 100% polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings at the hood.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1405/09

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Pencils with eraser - Jumbo Bookie

Brand: Jumbo Bookie

Name:

Type/number of model: Code ZDT93D-2,

Batch number/Barcode: 0 249360 000033.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of two silver coloured pencils with 4 orange erasers in the shape of a watermelon or a strawberry attached on each pencil (approximate dimensions: watermelon 2 cm Ø x 1 cm, strawberry: 2.2 cm x 2.4 cm x 1 cm). The set is packed in transparent plastic bag (approximate dimensions: 25 cm x 6 cm x 1 cm), with red top.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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 corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1406/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - JETTA, GOLF, EOS, PASSAT, SCIROCCO, TOURAN and CADDY

Brand: Volkswagen.

Name:

Type/number of model: models JETTA, GOLF, EOS, PASSAT, SCIROCCO, TOURAN and CADDY (Recall Campaign 37E8).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2009 and 2010 model years vehicles produced between September 2008 and August 2009 and equipped with 6-speed DSG gearbox.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the gearbox control unit may read the clutch temperature incorrectly, activating the gearbox protection function and resulting in a loss of transmission.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Spain,
Germany,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Malta,
Bulgaria,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1407/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Submersible electromagnetic vibrating pump

Brand: Marina

Name:

Type/number of model: SKM 1000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Submersible electromagnetic vibrating hydrostatic pump intended for permanent underwater operation. It is made from alloy of aluminium with a flexible membrane. Marking on the product - marina ®, Q 1080 l/h, IP 68, H max. 70 m, P 280 W, 230 V ~ 50 Hz, n 2800 min-1.

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the power input and the current exceeds the maximum permitted value,

- the leakage current is higher than permitted ,

- the cross-section of the wires in the supply cord is too small,

- the wires are not sufficiently secured against accidental loosening,

- resistance between protective parts is not sufficiently low.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor.  

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1408/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Altea (5P) and Leon (1P)

Brand: SEAT

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2009 and 2010 model vehicles, produced between September 2008 and August 2009, with 6-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the gearbox control unit may read the clutch temperature incorrectly, activating the gearbox protection function and resulting in a loss of transmission.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Spain,
Germany,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1409/09

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini-motorbike - Dirt Bike

Brand: King Roma

Name:

Type/number of model: JLM 003B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Part-assembled mini motorcycle packaged in a brown cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of fire, burns and injuries because:

- the fuel system has defects which could result in fuel escaping,

- the exhaust system is missing a heat shield,

- plastic parts are likely to break when impacted resulting in very sharp edges,

- the handlebar levers are not ball-ended.

In addition, fuel vapour vents in front of the rider and could be inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1410/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: INTER-EAST B.V.

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8714522236558

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laminated wooden board printed with colourful animal motifs, with cut-out shapes for puzzle pieces. Design with 6 puzzle pieces (zebra, ostrich, hippopotamus, elephant, rhinoceros, lion). Design with 5 puzzle pieces (sea horse, crab, starfish, octopus, whale).

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains formaldehyde in excess of more than 3 times the maximum limit.

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

9
1411/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: My First Creative Playset

Brand: Mountains Plasticity

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 4038967277933; Article No: 127793.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Playset consisting of a plastic case with various plastic parts (e.g. strings, beads).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pink strings contain 24.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the green strings contain 11% of DEHP and 11.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1412/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Vivaro

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2001 to 2008 model year OPEL Vivaro van vehicles, with VIN numbers from 1V614529 to 8V643471 (factory: Luton England) and from 7Y723563 to 8Y951396 (factory: Barcelona Spain).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom,
Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bolts that secure the seat belt buckles of the second and third seat rows might become loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Spain,
Poland,
Germany,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Ireland,
Hungary,
Romania  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1413/09

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cotton buds

Brand: Boots

Name:

Type/number of model: 5045094290550.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boots Cotton Buds - double ended cotton buds intended to be used for the removal of make up sold in packs of 80, contained in clear plastic box.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Microbiological

The product poses a chemical risk because the cotton is contaminated with pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic gram negative pathogen which could cause infection when in contact with mucous membranes or broken skin in those with depressed or compromised immune systems.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1414/09

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel charger

Brand: Mars Mobil

Name:

Type/number of model: Benq Sie AF51, EAN code: 8585011200554. (Not original accessory.)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile travel charger is made from black PVC. Packed in a blue cardboard box with a picture of the product and motives of the globe, satellite antenna and parts of the mobile. Marking on the box – Travel charger, MARS MOBIL.

Label on the product comprises following data: MOBIL CHARGER, 220–240V–/50–60Hz/4mA, 5V–200–400mA, SNG–49–2–1/1456, IEC60050, IP40, T45/E, CE, Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

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

- the output power deviates more than permitted,

- the insulation does not meet the requirements,

- the dimensions of the pins are not correct.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1415/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colour cream - Color Ego – New quality system

Brand: Alter Ego

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches with codes starting with the letter "A" in shades Nos 5/0, 6/0, 6/1, 7/1, 9/1, 10/1, 7/3, 4/5, 5/5, 6/5, 11/1, CENERE and SAHARA.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of permanent hair colour cream. Volume: 100ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the substance “6-amino-o-cresol”, which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Latvia  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1416/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colour cream - Color Ego

Brand: Alter Ego

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches with codes starting with the letter “T".

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of permanent hair colour cream. Volume: 100ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Basic Yellow 28”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Red 2”, “Disperse Blue 3”, “Disperse Blue 7”, “Disperse Orange 3” and “Basic Violet 4” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1417/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colour cream - Ego color – New quality hair

Brand: Alter Ego

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches containing the substances “Basic Red 2”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Yellow 28”, “Disperse Blue 3” and “Disperse Blue 7”. Al shades.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of ammonia-free semi-permanent “ton sur ton” (matching shade) hair colour cream. Volume: 100 ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the substances “Basic Red 2”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Yellow 28”, “Disperse Blue 3” and “Disperse Blue 7” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1418/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo - Hasty – Hi Flier – Shampoo Volume

Brand: Alter Ego

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches containing the preservative “methyldibromo glutaronitrile”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Keratin-enriched volumising shampoo. Volume: 300 ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Methyldibromo glutaronitrile” which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1419/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Face cream - Alta cosmetica - sarcodes creme oxi-regenerador reafirmante vn

Brand: Utsukusy

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches containing the substances “Opium”, “Belladonna” and “Red Scorpion”.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Face Cream. Volume: 50 ml and 200 ml.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Atropa belladonna”, “Strychnos” and “Opium” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1420/09

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Soap

Brand: Loydis

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bars of soap of various colours and in the shape of sweets, individually wrapped in cellophane.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, the form, colour and appearance of the product is such that it is likely that children will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently place the product in the mouth. Due to the consistency of the products (soap) small children can easily bite them and detach small parts which can be swallowed, posing a risk of choking.

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.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1421/09

Spain

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Soap

Brand: Loydis

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soap with a wooden stick similar to a lollipop wrapped in cellophane, some have a ribbon, whereas others have an image of a child face. The ingredients are listed on one side.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because, the form, colour and appearance of the product is such that it is likely that children will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently place the product in the mouth. Due to the consistency of the products (soap) small children can easily bite them and detach small parts which can be swallowed, posing a risk of choking.

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.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1422/09

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric Halogen Heater

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: YQ-12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halogen heater that is used to provide heating for domestic purposes. It is grey and it has four buttons. One button to switch on/off, another two to adjust the heating power, one button to turn on and off the rotation of the heater.

220-240V,50Hz, 400/800/1200W, CLASS I

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire because it can catch fire easily and of electric shock because the fireguard openings are too large.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1423/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle for ladies

Brand: Leader Fox

Name:

Type/number of model: AWAY, CS8, 28“, No of frame: LF80104213

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for ladies with 28”wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame 4CW, LEADER FOX, No of frame ITFSD08A00245.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the design of the brake lever does not allow safe operation of the brakes,

- the handlebar stem can crack,

- the frame tube and the front fork can easily break,

- the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1424/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bicycle

Brand: Leader Fox

Name:

Type/number of model: MAXIM, MTB 26“, No of frame: LF80102946

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mountain bicycle with 26” wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame LEADER FOX, No of frame LF80102946.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the cable caps do not meet the requirements,

- the handlebar stem can crack,

- the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1425/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Peugeot 308

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: Peugeot 308 with 1.6L petrol engine. The recall concerns vehicles with production period between March and April 2009, with chassis numbers from VF34B5FXH9S053849 to VF34C5FWF9Y039052.

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 a problem with the master cylinder can result in reduced braking efficiency under certain conditions of use.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1426/09

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Koleos

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Renault Koleos – production began up to 21 August 2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light passenger vehicle. Fabrication numbers C008379 to C067712.

Country of origin: Koreano

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the securing nut of the steering column on the gearbox may slacken at low speed when the steering wheel is turned very far in either direction. This might cause the steering column itself to disconnect resulting in a loss of steering.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Poland,
Malta,
Greece,
Sweden,
Spain,
Bulgaria,
Iceland,
Ireland,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1427/09

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Bunk beds

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Bunk bed Colour options Silver and Lilac,
2. Mid Sleeper Colour options Silver, Silver with blue tent, Silver with pink tent,
3. High Sleeper Colour options Black, Pink,
4. Triple Bunk Silver, Lilac, Black,
5. Futon Bunk bed Silver with black, Blue, Fuchsia or Natural futon,
6. Sit n sleep Futon Silver with blue or fuchsia futon

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal framed bunk beds and high sleepers in various styles and colours.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Cuts,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of cuts and injuries because a weld that holds the side rail of the top bunk may break causing the side rail to become loose.

Reported incidents relate to cuts, bruises, one incident of a broken wrist, one incident of child knocked unconscious.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and corrective actions.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1428/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle for ladies - Lofty

Brand: Lofty

Name:

Type/number of model: No of frame BC06000241.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for ladies with 28” wheels and 18 speeds, blue, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder, light and dynamo. Marking on the frame SUPER READY TO RACE, LOFTY, No of frame BC06000241. Marking on the front fork TEAM 5 78, on the rear fork ORIGINA PARTS, on the wheel rim YINYA BIKE.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1429/09

Slovakia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle for ladies - Vertec

Brand: Vertec

Name:

Type/number of model: Lady 26, No of frame: J70502213.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for ladies with 26” wheels and 3 speeds NEXUS, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder and light. Marking on the frame VERTEC, No of frame J70502213, on the saddle tube Lady 26. Marking on the front fork VERTEC, on the rear fork www.vertec-bike.com.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1430/09

Sweden

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Diving computer - Nemo Air Quick Connector

Brand: Mares

Name:

Type/number of model: Type no: 414158, 414159, 44200771, 44200770 EAN-Code: 768225171799, 792460009388, 792460009425, 792460009432

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diving computer

Country of origin: Italy


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because under certain circumstances the O-ring on the connector can fail and air may start leaking. This may lead to the diver panicking and ascending to the surface too quickly which could cause decompression sickness.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer and the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Spain,
Cyprus,
Sweden,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1431/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy electronic keyboard

Brand: MQ

Name:

Type/number of model: MQ-3788, bar code: 5996055620339

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy electronic keyboard with black cover. On the front panel in addition to the 37 keys there are colourful buttons for various effects. On the back panel there are the power supply and microphone inlet. On the bottom there is the battery compartment for 4 AA batteries. Main components: plug (220~240 V); mains supply cable (A RVVB PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300 V); supply unit without any marking.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient between the accessible and live parts, the mains cable is not properly fixed to the terminals of the plug, the cable is not protected against pulling force.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 60065.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1432/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - High-grade lighter

Brand: Smoking sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters of unusual appearance: novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English; metal refillable lighter, colour – grey, with camera lens and a lid. When opened the lighter emits light and when operated pictures of women begin to change.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1433/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - High-grade Lighter

Brand: Smoking Sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters of unusual appearance - novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English; metal refillable lighters, colour – grey, with the inscription ‘Dearing, I love you’, with a lid, emitting a melody and red blinking light.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
1434/09

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Duck whistle - Näbbig visselpipa (Duck whistle)

Brand: Kalle Anka & co (Donald Duck)

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic orange duck beak with a yellow whistle inside. The duck whistle comes unassembled in three parts. The toy is labelled not for children under 3 years. The toy is enclosed with the children’s magazine “Kalle Anka & co” (Donald Duck).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it consists of a small whistle which fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

According to the standard EN 71 mouth-actuated toys or removable mouthpieces of mouth-actuated toys shall not fit entirely into the small part cylinder, regardless the age of the 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.  

Finland,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1435/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Smoking Sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, formed as a mobile phone.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

34
1436/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - High-grade lighter

Brand: Smoking sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - - metal refillable lighter, colour – grey, with a lid, with an image of a penguin, emitting a melody and a red blinking light.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
1437/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - High-grade Lighter

Brand: Smoking Sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, rubber encased, with a lid. When pressed it starts to emit red, blue and yellow light.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

36
1438/09

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters - High-grade lighter

Brand: Smoking sets

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, colour – red, with a lid that has images of women which change with a change in viewing angles. The lighters produce music and red blinking light.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

This product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

37
1439/09

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Bleach and toner powder - Flaxtone

Brand: Alter Ego

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bleach and toner powder for hair. Volume: 250 g.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Basic Yellow 28”, “Acid Orange 3”, “Basic Red 46” and “Basic Red 2” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

38
1440/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' s boots

Brand: M Joys

Name:

Type/number of model: 2М368-266.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ boots whose upper and lower parts are made of artificial materials. The boots cover the ankle and have a flat sole. They are available in various colours. The boots are packed in cardboard boxes in which there are sachets with the following inscriptions: ”silica gel” ”mouldproof agent”.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets (mouldproof agent) put to the shoes. 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: Import rejected by the customs authorities. Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

39
1441/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Fire engine book with wheels "Sam à la rescousse"

Brand: HEMMA

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 9782800 694733, ref.: F6161/2

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's book in the shape of a red fire engine with wheels.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical,
Choking

The product poses:

- a chemical risk, because the toy's wheels contain 16% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP),

- a risk of choking, because small parts can be easily detached.

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

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

France  

Serious risk Consumer products

40
1442/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Trafic

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Renault Trafic II, Type JL, EC type approval e2*98/14*0213*.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles built between 2001 and 2008.

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the fixing bolts on the rear outboard seatbelt buckles in the vehicles concerned may come loose.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

41
1443/09

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swim aid armbands - Ben 10

Brand: CN cartoon network

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842502796 ref. 50.279

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swimming aid armbands The packaging is a cardboard box with the following information printed on a green background: CN Cartoon Network- BEN 10 - armbands - Age 3-6. Made in China CE.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because of insufficient resistance to the puncturing test.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

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

United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

42
1444/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Eurekakids

Name:

Type/number of model: REF 25220024 f203 34081,

Batch number/Barcode: 0000000142984

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Purple rattle with jingle bells, wrapped in cellophane with a sticker bearing the text “PVD 9.50 CASCABEL UNIVERSO VIOLETA C.B. 0000000143004, 252200245 F203 39221” and another label reading “3 + WOODEN JINGLE BELLS, EUREKAKIDS CUIDADO. C.B 0000000143004 CE.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking, because the jingle bells can be unscrewed and removed generating small parts,

- suffocation, because of the rattle's long and thin shape (it passes through templates A and B).

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

43
1445/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Lil´Mom Magic bottle

Brand: Lil´Mom

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3 661051240011, REF. 24001.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Double-walled closed bottle (imitation) made of hard, colourless clear plastic (polystyrene) with a white liquid, which is inaccessible, within the double wall, an orange teat and a pink plastic ring.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 41.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

44
1446/09

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Mini Banker Lamp

Brand: Cristalmer

Name:

Type/number of model: model (catalogue): st130 p/v/bd/b model (label): s4006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brass table lamp (colours: yellow, green and blue), height 23 cm max power 40 w

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because metal parts of the lamp are isolated from live parts only by primary insulation.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

45
1447/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Honda VTX1800C2

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: VTX1800C2, type SC46

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: EC type approval 2*92/61*0107*00

The vehicles concerned were built in 2002 and have the following vehicle identification numbers:

1HFSC46A*2A001270 – 1HFSC46A*2A001489

1HFSC46A*2A001490 – 1HFSC46A*2A001549.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the weld seam on the left-hand side of the swing arm may be incorrectly positioned which could cause the swing arm to break while the motorcycle is being ridden and thus cause an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Portugal