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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 47 - 2009

Corrigenda
Notification 1459/09 from week 44 of 2009 has been permanently removed following the additional information on the risk assessment provided by the Hungarian authorities.

Notification 0669/09 from week 19 of 2009 has been updated (column Danger).

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
1523/09

Poland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Refrigerator

Brand: Samsung

Name:

Type/number of model: No-frost system, Multi-flow, serial number: RS21, RS23 and RS60.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Double doors refrigerator.

Country of origin: South Korea


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because a short circuit can occur, leading to damage in the insulation of the heating part in the defrosting system.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributors.  

Ireland,
Iceland,
Malta,
Portugal,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1556/09

Hungary

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candle-holder

Brand: SUNCHI

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4897008795009

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A candle-holder fixed with thread to a metal frame which has footing. The four sides of the frame are covered with coloured leather. Dimensions: 105x105x175 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the sides of the candle-holder may catch fire if the height of the candle is more than 5 cm.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1557/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic bath toy - Squeaky Duck

Brand: Out of the Blue

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 20/1027;

Batch number/Barcode: 4 029811 225514.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic duck with an orange beak.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains more than 0.1% di-n-octyl phthalates (DNOP) by mass of plasticized material mass in the yellow plastic (3.8%).

According to REACH Regulation 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

4
1558/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's boots

Brand: Sandic

Name:

Type/number of model: 640265,

Batch number/Barcode: 1060000775024.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boots made of a combination of synthetic material and fur. The leg part is decorated with a string (made of synthetic fibre) which has pompoms on the ends. Size: 24.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of long cords (36 cm) that can easily become loose and could cause the user to trip up or could get trapped in objects during use.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1559/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweater

Brand: Tigon Kinds Wear

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° 04818.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s knitted sweaters with flowers and imitation pearls glued to the front and the collar. Sizes 2 and 4. The sweaters are intended for children aged 2 and 3 years and are packed in cellophane bags.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and ingested.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1560/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's footwear

Brand: Aura

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: - Children's canvas shoes, sandals and boots.

Shoes: three different models of children’s shoes. The brand and size (from 17 to 23) are marked on the inside of the shoe, and there is a velcro strap for adjusting the shoe to the foot. Various decorations: ribbon with costume jewels, flowers also with jewels and a decoration made of jewels and a button.

- Sandals: “Roman”-type sandals with straps around the foot and ankle decorated with costume jewels. The back of the sandal is enclosed.

- Boots: canvas ankle boots. The inside of the boot is checked, with the word KISS written on the tongue and a red heart with the word LOVE.

- Packaging: cardboard box with painted dolls.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because they have small parts which can detach (the ribbon, the costume jewels, the little flowers and the buttons), and the laces are longer than required.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1561/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: Crescendo

Name:

Type/number of model: 911068 and 99910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's sandals from sizes 17 to 23 with leather lining in different colours and patterns (butterflies and flowers). Reference is made to the brand and the leather lining on the sole of the foot. The label indicates the article number and the colour.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they have small parts (plastic flower for model 99910 and decorative balls for model 911068) that can be easily detached and could be ingested by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1562/09

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Jaguar XF 3.0L and 4.2L

Brand: Jaguar

Name:

Type/number of model: Model year 2010, VIN range R38497 to R63407.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because fuel starvation can occur due to a problem with the fuel transfer pipe, leading to the engine cutting out with minimal warning and subsequent loss of power-assisted steering and brake power assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Denmark,
Malta,
Norway,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1563/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel charger - Mobiltelefon Tartozékok

Brand: Gigatel

Name:

Type/number of model: G07966

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for Nokia 6070/6233/E51 mobile phones (not original accessory). Technical specification: Input: AC 100-240 V, 3 W, 80 mA, 50/60 Hz; Output: DC 5.6 V= 380 mA; CE, Class II. Dimensions: 210x90x26mm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the live parts is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1564/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Mini Travel Charger

Brand: CLEAR VOICE

Name:

Type/number of model: M600

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for Sony-Ericsson M600 mobile phones (not original accessory). Technical parameters: Input: AC 100 - 240 V, 200 mA, 47/63 Hz; Output: DC 4.5 V – 9.5 V. Max. 800 mA. Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the live parts is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1565/09

The Netherlands

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - Dora Lighters Lighting up the World

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model: 579.637

Batch number/Barcode: 8435168198146

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two black lighters with a picture of a cross, a crown, a heart or a horseshoe with jewellery attached. Packaging: blister pack on cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1566/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Pushchair for dolls - Doll Stroller

Brand: Feili

Name:

Type/number of model: FL6066-A; Model No. 6071; Barcode 8413411696175.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding pushchair for dolls, with a pink metallic tube structure. The seat and back are decorated with pictures. The chair comes folded and wrapped in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently strong and folds when subjected to weight. The chair has a metallic tube structure without protection so fingers may be trapped when the chair folds down.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1567/09

Estonia

Category: Other

Product: Cement - Super Portland cement CEM I 42,5 N

Brand: CEMEX Brocēni

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4751002340095, prod.17.06.2009. Only the batch produced on 17.06.2009 is affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cement mix in a paper sack, weight 25 kg

Country of origin: Latvia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.0015% soluble chromium VI of the total dry weight of the cement. Hydrated cement and cement-containing preparations may not be used or placed on the market if they contain more than 0.0002% soluble chromium VI of the total dry weight of the cement.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1568/09

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Parka coat

Brand: Hugo Bitti

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 79, Series 202.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a dark green parka coat for children. It has a detachable hood with cords.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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
1569/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's shoes

Brand: Sweet Day

Name:

Type/number of model: Style No: 8221-1.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' pumps, black, heel 5 cm, decorated with a bow at the toe; black inner lining and insole; entire heel covered with plastic material similar to upper; black plastic sole approximately 3 mm thick. Packaging: cardboard box containing two sachets with 'dessicant' – 1 with blue and 1 with black writing; blue writing: "Desiccant, Biochemical Dry, Do Not Eat" (contains colourless crystalline powder); black writing: "Desiccant Silica Gel, Throw Away, Do Not Eat" (contains colourless transparent beads, diameter 2-4 mm).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.64 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1570/09

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric toaster

Brand: TechnoStar

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: T1000R / YT-2001A; Serial no: 10442xxxxx; Production year: 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric toaster with white plastic casing. Classified under protection class I. A maximum of two slices of bread can be toasted at the same time. The bread-toasting mechanism is triggered by a spring. The toasting time can be adjusted. The toaster also has a “Stop” control key in order to stop the toasting process before the end of the set time.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is insufficient protection against accidentally touching live parts: when the plug is in the socket, the heating elements are connected with the phase.

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1571/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic crocodile - Animalz - Crocodile

Brand: Aglow Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: REF 31094, EAN 3661051310943.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a wind-up plastic crocodile. Some of the individual body parts are simply stuck together and can be dismantled without the use of tools. The product comes in a colourful box. The packaging is approximately 19 cm x 8 cm x 6.5 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the wind-up key and the wheels are small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

18
1572/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Balloons - 25 Ballonnen/Ballons

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN-Code 8711197355386, 020900, C.38134.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 25 balloons in transparent plastic bag with card notice. The name of the importer is recorded on the packaging: Zeeman textiel Supers.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 4502 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1573/09

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swimming Armbands

Brand: Power Rangers Jungle Fury

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8001011163106.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swimming armbands packed in a cardboard box marked as follows: POWER RANGERS.

Country of origin: Italy


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it has insufficient resistance to being punctured.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1574/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Beach Toys - Beach Set

Brand: Sand Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 75190 (Lot: 20098000160005)

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259751908

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic backpack containing a beach set consisting of a bucket with a rake and a spade, plus a pull-along vehicle on a string.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the toy vehicle can be easily pulled, exposing sharp axles. In addition, the product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord longer than 220 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1575/09

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Hunting rifle - Sauer 303

Brand: Sauer / Sigsauer

Name:

Type/number of model: Year of production: 2009; Serial numbers in question: attached .

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Semi-automatic hunting rifle.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the firing pin locking device can be triggered, and the excessively long firing pin could reach the primer. One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Czech Republic,
Finland,
Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1576/09

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Bow with arrows - Arquero

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: JU5767; Bar code: 8435235857679.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bow and quiver with five rigid arrows with separate suction cups. The product comes in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to the presence of suction cups that can be easily detached.

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.  

Romania  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1577/09

Spain

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candle in a glass container

Brand: Color Baby

Name:

Type/number of model: 30451

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842304512

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Glass container with candle, similar to a drinking glass, filled with transparent liquid.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the glass container can break when the candle is burning.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.

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

Greece,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1578/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of hand-tools - Joiner's Tool Set

Brand: Joiner's

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5900700048386, No. 2920.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a set of hand-tools, coloured yellow, red, brown, black and grey, packed in a tool box.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts due to the presence of burrs.

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

25
1579/09

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair and infant carrier - Flyte Travel system and Spin Infant Carrier

Brand: Mothercare

Name:

Type/number of model: K0993 (Flyte) and K3961 (Spin). Barcode 992589-0 and 233152-0 respectively. All products sold to date are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pushchair and infant carrier in single carton for Flyte. Infant carrier in single carton for Spin Infant carrier.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a warning label – to advise customers not to install rearward-facing infant carriers in the front of a passenger car equipped with front air bags unless the airbag is de-activated– is missing from the inside of the infant carrier/car seat.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.

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

Malta,
Ireland,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1580/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Wall-mounted electrical socket - Leiva Electricidad

Brand: Leiva

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 6A 250V Ref.: 13185;

Batch number/Barcode: 8431487131857

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, rectangular, electrical socket packed in a plastic blister bearing the words 'Leiva eléctricidad, 6A 250V, MAX 1500W, CE'.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the components used to secure parts through which electrical current passes are not sufficiently heat resistant.

The product does not comply with the standard UNE 20315.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1581/09

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hairdryer

Brand: Raydan

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 20093

Batch number/Barcode: 8429160200938

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hairdryer packed in a cardboard box. 1800 W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible and the conductors in the supply cable are too thin.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1582/09

France

Category: Toys

Product: Gun and target toy - Super Police Special Mission

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 74229;

Batch number/Barcode: 5400311742296; No.12963.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister containing 1 gun, 1 holster, 3 darts, 1 target and 1 knife.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to the presence of suction cups that can be easily detached.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1583/09

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Briefs

Brand: Viva

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 4022222224190.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two pairs of briefs made from black elastic textile, one with gold imprint and one with silver imprint (with a 'lip' design and 'Kissing you' text), black elastic waistband; unpackaged.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azo-dyes. Release of 4-aminoazobenzene: 195 mg/kg from the briefs with gold imprint and 158 mg/kg from the briefs with silver imprint.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

Germany,
Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1584/09

Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - TL Design Sidney Nail Lacquer

Brand: TL Design

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 7090003580954.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Nail Lacquer in 13.31 ml class bottle.

Country of origin: Norway


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.2% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1585/09

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Night light - The Little Poly-Coloured Fluorescent

Brand: Heng Guan

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-coloured LED night-light in the form of a star beside a crescent moon.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child-appealing and attracts children towards socket outlets. Being a child-appealing luminary the lamp should be operated by a (24V) transformer.

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

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