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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 46 - 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
1524/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's T-shirt

Brand: Grace

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light pink T-shirt for children decorated with spangles. Size: 98.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1525/09

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cyanocrylate glue

Brand: 929 Super Glue

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 6937042500110

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1 x 3-gram tube of glue in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chloroform, a category-3 toxic and carcinogenic product, at a level of over 10%.

The product does not comply with REACH regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of stocks.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1526/09

Spain

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Laptop computer

Brand: Acer

Name:

Type/number of model:

AS3410

ASS3410T

AS3810T

AS3810TG

AS3810TZ

AS3810TZG

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laptop computer

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it may overheat if extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest. This pressure may damage the insulation of a cable that passes underneath this area, potentially resulting in a short circuit that could deform the housing. Additionally, there is a very slight chance of users sustaining minor burns.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Poland,
Cyprus,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1527/09

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric massage cushion

Brand: Pierre-B

Name:

Type/number of model: SH-109R-II

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black electric massage cushion.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live internal parts are accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1528/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle

Brand: Gusto Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 2690-2;

Batch number/Barcode: 8019050014631.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rattle in the shape of a flower with a face. The product comes in a cardboard and plastic box indicating, among other things, the following information: Gusto Baby Erjutoys S.L, Made in China, CE, barcode and warning: not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to small parts which could be ingested or inhaled.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it easily breaks into small parts that fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

The products do 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

6
1529/09

Germany

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Notebook battery - X51 + Pro52

Brand: ASUS

Name:

Type/number of model: Series no. 07G016QG1865M00A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Notebook battery

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it may overheat and become deformed under certain rare conditions after long-term use (about 1.5 years).

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1530/09

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: JLR

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 3025-3

Batch number/Barcode: 69408463022156

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue metal table lamp, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the flexible power cable is not sufficient and the cable could consequently overheat.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1531/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's boots

Brand: Cockatoo

Name:

Type/number of model: TR 787,

Batch number/Barcode: 4000000015017.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's boots made of a combination of leather and artificial leather, with artificial fur lining. There are 4 wooden beads decorating the outer leg. Size: 21.

Country of origin: Unknown


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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1532/09

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle tyre - Ultremo R

Brand: Schwalbe

Name:

Type/number of model: Ultremo R

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tyre for racing bicycles

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because deformation of the tyre casing can occur after only a few kilometres of use which could lead to the inner tube bursting.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Malta,
Portugal,
Austria,
Greece,
Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1533/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric kettle

Brand: CHEN DA

Name:

Type/number of model: MK -202

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric kettle packaged in a cardboard box. Voltage 220V/50 Hz Power 1500W Capacity 1.5L.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts in the base are accessible and because if the power cable comes out of its anchorage the earth connection is separated before the current-carrying connection.

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
1534/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini - Swimwear

Brand: Tex

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 192314;

Batch number/Barcode: 5205730004532.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue bikini swimwear with white dots, for children up to 6 years. The bikini has blue cords in the neck and chest area. On the front of the label is written: “Tex”, “swimwear collection”.

On the back of the label is written: the name of the distributor, the composition ("80% polyamide 20% elastane”), the code 192314, the barcode, the size, the colour and graphic indications concerning treatment and country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords on the top of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1536/09

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric plug adaptor - Power Lectrik

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 7290006415257

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plug adaptors for conversion from two pin plugs to three pin plugs. Sold either as a pack of three or as a single item.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because, when it is plugged into a socket, live parts in the socket become accessible.

The product does not comply with any accepted standards for plug adaptors/converters.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1537/09

Slovakia

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini motorbike - Super Dirt

Brand: HB

Name:

Type/number of model: HB-GS01A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and green mini motorbike with two-cycle engine, metallic frame with chrome front fork, black seat, chrome handlebars with black handgrips.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the efficiency of the brakes is poor;

- the inappropriate construction of the brake levers can impede braking;

- fuel can leak from the fuel system;

- the exhaust is not sufficiently shielded.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1538/09

Slovakia

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Mini all terrain vehicle

Brand: AcXA

Name:

Type/number of model: 2112, ARQD49-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini all terrain vehicle with metallic frame and plastic bonnet of metallic silver-blue paint, chrome handlebars with blue-silver handgrips.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Fire

The product poses a risk of injuries and fire because:

- the efficiency of the brakes is poor;

- the inappropriate construction of the brake levers can impede braking;

- inappropriate or no protection of moving parts may lead to entrapment of clothing;

- fuel can leak from the fuel system.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1539/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: 1. NTH; 2. NTH Royal.

Name:

Type/number of model: MD.0512;

Batch number/Barcode: 6924324307123.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighting chain consists of 36 db series parallel connected incandescent lamps with resistor bridge and a flashing unit. Main components: bi-polar plug; flashing unit (8 programme mini controller) with name of functions; mains cable. Technical parameters: 220~240 V, 50 Hz, 163.8 W/129W, 70 mA.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cable is not anchored;

- the cable inlets of the flashing unit have sharp edges that can damage the cable;

- basic un-insulated parts are accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1540/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Pull along toy - Lovely

Brand: You Da

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5907784423818; F 01000701.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is in the shape of a doggie/house that moves on four wheels, with a cord attached. On the sides of the toy there are holes of various shapes. There are also 10 blocks, with numbers imprinted, matching the holes. The toy is made of yellow, orange and green plastic, with a pink cord ended with a green handle for pulling the toy along. On the back of the toy there is a flap to remove the blocks from the toy.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of:

- choking due to the presence of the blocks which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and small parts (hinge of a flap) which can be easily detached and swallowed;

- strangulation because the cord is too long (exceeds 390 mm).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1541/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: Qing Pai

Name:

Type/number of model: n° 3230, HWA 156923, EAN 5907784422712.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is an imitation mobile phone, coloured black. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1.5 V batteries, which are not included. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing a picture of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces 98 dB, which exceeds the maximum permitted level of 80 dB for close-to-the-ear-toys.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1542/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pram - Wozek Dla Lalek

Brand: Natalia Baby Collection

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5903116684957.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a pushchair for dolls consisting of metal tubes with handles covered with plastic. The seat is made of pink and white textile material. Other parts of the toy are coloured pink. On one side there is a safety lock. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product causes a risk of injuries because fingers can be entrapped due to the safety locks being insufficient and not working automatically.

In addition it is not sufficiently strong and can easily break under load.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1543/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric steam iron - Steam Iron

Brand: SOKANY

Name:

Type/number of model: ES-178. NEW DESIGN

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric steam iron in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

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

- the enclosures deform to such an extent during use as to compromise the protection against access to live parts;

- accessible metal parts of the appliance are not properly earthed;

- the conductors in the cable are too thin.

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

20
1544/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Tracksuit

Brand: Miss Gang

Name:

Type/number of model: B6099

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The jacket has a drawstring to adjust the waist and another drawstring in the hood. There are small metallic balls on the ends of the drawstrings. A label sewn onto the jacket reads: Miss Gang – 80% cotton, 20% polyester, together with the washing and ironing instructions.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1545/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Farm tractor - Sounds and light

Brand: Boys Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 1921

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562019214

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a plastic tractor of basic colours, with light and sound. The packaging is a cardboard box, the front of which is open so that the tractor can be seen and has the following inscription: Farm Tractor Sounds and Lights, 12 M+. On the back of the box, there is the same inscription, together with “Made in China” and the CE mark, and an importer’s label which reads: Boys Toys Cod. BTO1921 - Ref. E838.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has small parts that can easily be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1546/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sandals

Brand: Kiargo

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 120 (21512); Article 700935/4.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sandals packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.5 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF).

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. Incidents reported.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1547/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soft cow

Brand: Unijota Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 105/01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of a pink and white cow, with two hearts on the stomach. It bears a label with the words: "not recommended for children under 36 months". There is a suction cup attached to the head.

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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1548/09

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable luminaries

Brand: Lampex

Name:

Type/number of model: 100/GLI and 100/ŻABA; Hz50, max power 60W, rated voltage 230V; F.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamps intended for children. The ceramic base is in the shape of a worm or a frog. The plastic lampshade is violet or green. The height of the lamp is 30 cm.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible.

The products do 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1549/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor scooter - Satelis 400cc

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall affects scooters with VINs from VGAJ2AEAA80070633 to VGAJ2AEAA80070701.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motor scooter

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the lack of tightening of the rear brake calliper screws, the rear brake calliper might come loose leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Bulgaria,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1550/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Fiat Grande Punto / Grande Punto Abarth

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The chassis numbers are given in the attached document.

Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because possible incorrect tightening of the steering shaft upper joint fixing screw could lead to the breakage of the shaft, with consequent loss of steering control which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Iceland,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Hungary,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1551/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini - Multicolour

Brand: Tex

Name:

Type/number of model: N410889-MULTICOLOR-0209

Batch number/Barcode: 5205730005393.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multicoloured bikini swimwear, for children up to 8 years. The bikini has cords in the neck and chest area. On the front of the label is written: “Tex, boy, girl, baby”.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords on the top and the bottom part of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1552/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys swimshorts

Brand: Tex

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: n 410895-royal blue 0209,

Batch number/Barcode: 5205730005270

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue swimsuit shorts for children up to 6 years. The swimsuit has white cords at the waist. There is a label attached to the swimsuit with “Tex” written on the front and, on the back, the following information: “4200600”, the barcode, N410895-ROYAL BLUE 0209, and the size. There is a label sewn to the product with additional information: "100% nylon" and graphic indications concerning its treatment and country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1553/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby clothing

Brand: Mono Star

Name:

Type/number of model: LF5123

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model LF5123, which comprises two parts:

- a tracksuit top with a zipper. The front of the tracksuit has on one side a small doll with a dress decorated with sequins and on the other side hearts also decorated with sequins. The brand is indicated on the waistband. A label is attached to the box indicating the brand, the model number, the size and the care instructions. Another label is sewn onto the inside of the garment indicating that it is 100% cotton;

- and a ruffled skirt with ribbons hanging from the bottom of the garment.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- choking, because the tracksuit has plastic decorations of a diameter varying from 2 to 3 millimetres which become detached under slight pressure and fit completely into the small parts cylinder;

- injuries, because the skirt has a drawstring on the front and back which hangs down from the bottom of the skirt.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1554/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Tex

Name:

Type/number of model: N410885-YELLOW 0209

Batch number/Barcode: 5205730005355

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow and blue bikini swimwear, for children up to 8 years. The bikini has white cords in the neck, chest and waist area, with yellow and blue toggles. On the front of the label is written: “Tex, boy, girl, baby” On the back of the label is written: “42004040, the barcode, code N410885 and the size. There is a label sewn to the product with additional information: ”80% polyamide 20% elastane” and graphic indications concerning its treatment and the country of origin.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the top, middle and the bottom of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1555/09

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' suits

Brand: I. and II. Rodeng

Name:

Type/number of model: I. Art no. 06-SS-15; II. Art no. 1007.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: I. Boy's black polyester-cotton suit, size 90. Garment bag includes a jacket, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers. II. Boys black-grey polyester pinstripe suit, size 130. Garment bag includes a jacket, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the transparent part of the garment bag in product I contains 790 mg/kg of cadmium and the garment bag in product II contains 800 mg/kg of cadmium which exceed the maximum allowed limit of 100 mg/kg.

This product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.