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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 50 - 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
1654/09

Germany

Category: Furniture

Product: Roller stool - STAR

Brand: Genito

Name:

Type/number of model: STAR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: STAR rolling stool, medium-sized (38-48 cm), with or without armrests; colours: grey, black, blue, yellow and red. In one variant, the opening in the seat section has a toroidal ring. In the other it has a non-continuous toroidal ring.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it tips over easily and unexpectedly during normal use. When the seat height adjustment lever is put in the upper position, the seat becomes detached from the under-frame. The lack of stability and unexpected ejection of the seat pose the risk that the user may fall and suffer injury. Some stools have a locking mechanism on two of the five rollers, which increases further the danger of tipping over. Two accidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1335 and with DIN 4550.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1655/09

Norway

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Sun bed - Megasun 4000 Super

Brand: KBL-Solarien AG

Name:

Type/number of model: Megasun 4000 Super

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sun bed equipped with high pressure lamps of type Megasun 600, different filters (Evo 17500, 17500 and blue filter, with and without a Honeycomb gitter) and low pressure lamps:

• Powertan New Impression Smart Sun Type III VHO-R 100W,

• Megasun Super R 15502/100W (Art. nr. 3230070000),

• Megasun Ultimate III 100 CPI Energy (Art. nr. 3230076050),

• Megasun Super N 100W,

• New Technology Phase I 100W (204051),

• Heraeus Original Hanau New Colors 100 HCX R 100W 45007554,

• Heraeus Original Hanau New Colors 07/100 R 100W 45006506,

• Heraeus Original Hanau Magic Sun OH M 07/100R 100W 80015428,

• Megasun R 1806 100W / R 1806 100W III / Ultimate III 100 (Art. nr. 3230071600, 3230076000),

• New Technology Phase Soft 100W (204050),

• Megasun R 120W / Megasun Ultimate III 120 (Art. nr. 3230071610, 3230076010).

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns

The product, when equipped with the lamps specified in the description, poses a risk of burns because the UV-emission is too high and exceeds the authorized UV type 3 limits by up to 100% for the short- and long-wave bands.

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

3
1656/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled toy car with adaptor - R'EXPEC Blitz

Brand: Racing

Name:

Type/number of model: No:1633A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: . The toy includes: a plastic, battery-operated, remote controlled car; an adaptor without identification marking; a remote control (radio control); a battery unit ("NI-CD AA700 mAh 4.8 V"); a dry battery (LI FENG Heavy Duty 9 V 6F22). Technical parameters: power supply: 700 mAh, 4.8 V battery unit; adaptor: input: 220 V; 50/60 Hz; output: DC 4.8 V, 250 mA, Class II.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because overheating can occur in the battery compartment of the remote control due to possible short-circuiting of the poles.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 62115.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1657/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Suspended luminaire - Lamp Holder E27

Brand: Xclou Power

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. 172510,

Batch number/Barcode: 4009977862112

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product includes an E27 lampholder (inscription: NSW22429 + marks of approval), 14 cm long supply cord ( NO. 40023032 H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75 mm² ZHONGSHAN GUZHHEN YUANBEN CABLE & P) and a terminal block (RUNYING 450V PA8 1.5-2.5 mm² CB).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated parts are accessible during normal use.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1658/09

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Automatic battery charger

Brand: XINJI

Name:

Type/number of model: XJ-528B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger with 4 different connectors, which is suitable for charging 4 AAA or AA or 2 C or D NiCd batteries. Technical parameters on the package: Input: AC 220V; Output: DC 3V-4.5V-6V 350mA.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cable is not properly attached and may become damaged, resulting in live parts under mains power supply voltage becoming accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1659/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy

Brand: Gulliver

Name:

Type/number of model: TS14906; 124220026,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999030 200274

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden toy set consisting of zoo figures (10 various animals, 6 fence elements, 1 gate with inscription "ZOO") inserted in a wooden plate. The elements are painted, while the wooden plate is not. Dimension of the wooden plate: approximately 20 x 22 x 2.2 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because three animal figures 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1660/09

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp

Brand: Mabrilux

Name:

Type/number of model: TL7034

Batch number/Barcode: 5411849117579

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is made of glass and metal, and imitates a lighthouse (Tiffany-style design). An E14 lampholder is fixed to it with a spring-operated clamp. The lampholder is connected to the supply cord, which is supplied with a switch. Main components: supply cord (LEADER -TOP RESOURCES- H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75mm² + marks of test houses), plug (2.5A 250V~ TOONG YEAN TY-011 + marks of test houses), switch inserted into the supply cord (303; 99332137.2 99238813.9; 2/250~ + marks of test houses), lampholder ("500/C1"), nipple ("5100/7"). Technical parameters: 220 V, max. 15 W, Class II.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Electric shock,
Burns

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child-appealing and does not use a low voltage transformer. It also poses a risk of burns because the casing can easily break making hot parts 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.  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1661/09

Ireland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 50 Clear/Red/Green Marble Lights

Brand: B&Q Christmas

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Clear: 05215805; 2. Green: 05215812; 3. Red: 05215829.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains powered 50-light Christmas lighting chain with coloured bulb covers in clear acetate retail box. Three colours: Clear, Red or Green.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of the possibility of touching un-insulated wires close to the bulbs. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1662/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Energie

Name:

Type/number of model: 817200

Batch number/Barcode: 8033864558402

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt intended for children up to 4 years, with drawstrings in the hood. There are 5 labels on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1663/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Barbie

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5205620342874; Model: 7201001.B1006.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink sweatshirt intended for children up to 4 years.

Country of origin: Greece


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1664/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set - Monkey

Brand: Rosso Kid's

Name:

Type/number of model: X-175, 09WB010001

Batch number/Barcode: 3000000650219

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 18M. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1665/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Redlea

Name:

Type/number of model: 890.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' black shoes.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.03 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1666/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Redlea

Name:

Type/number of model: F-17.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' white shoes, red packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.79 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1667/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Luszi

Name:

Type/number of model: HB0746-3.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, high-heeled shoes with a buckle at the front; pink packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 140.9 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1668/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Luszi

Name:

Type/number of model: GK7106-2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, high-heeled shoes with a buckle at the back; pink packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.25 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1669/09

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Movano

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: Movano, 2008-2009, chassis numbers between VIN 39354877 and 41510147.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the spot welds on the rear supports of the single, front, right-hand seats may not be sufficient. In the case of an accident, the right front seat might separate from the floor panel and move forward.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Greece,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1670/09

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trainers

Brand: "Nike"

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. NIKE SHOX R4: Article code 104265 106 00,
2. AIR MAX ’97: Article code: 310026 081 00

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 09120864607714,
2. 8 84751 239830 14

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. NIKE SHOX R4: Yellowand green cardboard box bearing the article code and barcode. White shoes with red heel wedge and red trim.

2. AIR MAX ’97: Orange cardboard box bearing the article code and barcode.

Black shoes with Gold trim.

These products are counterfeit.

Country of origin: 1) China,
2) Vietnam


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 0.5-0.7 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.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1671/09

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Garden mulching blower/ vacuum - Aspirateur Souffleur Broyeur

Brand: Ryobi

Name:

Type/number of model: RESV 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Garden mulching blower/vacuum. Air velocity: 140–252 km/h. 2000 W. Turbo shredder. Air volume: 7.5/13 m³/min. Lever change for quick changing to blower. Mulching ratio: 10:1. Bag capacity: 35 litres. With strap. Weight: 3.8 kg.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the distance between the aperture of the tube and the moving parts of the extraction/blowing unit is too small and fingers could get caught in the moving parts if the arm was inserted into the tube.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant national standard NF EN 294.

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

Portugal,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1672/09

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Mouth spray and mouth wash – Doreperol aktiv

Brand: Doreperol

Name:

Type/number of model: Doreperol aktiv Mundspray (mouth spray) 50 ml (batch 09001/01) and Doreperol aktiv Mundspülung (mouth wash) 200 ml (batches 09002/01 and 09003/01).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mouth spray and mouth wash.

Country of origin: Germany

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because of suspected contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1673/09

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set - Le Poulet Kids

Brand: Le Poulet

Name:

Type/number of model: 9074-1

Batch number/Barcode: 529160409450

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set in grey and pink colour; consists of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 1 year old. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. There are 3 labels on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1674/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Set of police toys - Police Jungle Storm

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: FJ2003.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister pack on cardboard backing. Pack includes: toy pistol, 3 sucker tipped projectiles, plastic radio, PDA badge and grenades.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation, because the suction cups can be easily detached from the darts and swallowed;

- injuries, because the darts can be fired without the suction cups, thus becoming rigid projectiles without resilient impact surfaces, and the measured kinetic energy exceeds the permitted 0.08J for rigid projectiles.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1675/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft stuffed toy with music - Amused Briskcrab

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4750733180031, No.C1618.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft stuffed toy which emits music in the form of a big crab attached with a cord to a smaller crab, colour – orange. The toy is in cardboard packaging. On the packaging there is information to be retained and warnings in different languages. There are also stickers in Latvian with the name of the importer and warnings attached to the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation, as the cord exceeds the permitted maximum length of 220 mm. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1676/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden farmyard puzzle - Koka puzzle

Brand: Gollnest & Kiesel KG

Name:

Type/number of model: art.15065, EAN 4013594150651.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A farmyard puzzle made of plywood with 10 removable pieces. Small plastic knobs are attached to the pieces. Size of puzzle: approximately 30 cm x 21.5 cm. On packaging there is information to be retained in different languages.

Country of origin: Sri Lanka


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic knobs can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1677/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Asylum

Name:

Type/number of model: VE-210-35-08.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown ladies’ flip-flops with red and pebble-like decorations.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.32 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1678/09

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: Weide

Name:

Type/number of model: XDH-111.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red ladies’ shoes, orange packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2749 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1679/09

Ireland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy Foam Pistol with Light and Sound

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. A/TY50048.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pistol made of foam of different colours and containing electronic batteries.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 225mg/kg of lead in the grey foam.

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

27
1680/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Melly Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: 2756.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ sweatshirts with a hood, long sleeves and a zipper. On the front of the sweatshirt there is an embroidered pattern and a pocket. Size 80/12, available in a combination of dark and light pink as well as mauve.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1681/09

Luxembourg

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Stephane Davidts

Name:

Type/number of model: NAOS1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Table lamp. 230 V, 50 Hz, max. 40 W;

Country of origin: Belgium


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cord is not anchored.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1682/09

Finland

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer - Laser/Flashlight Combo, 8-LED

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 103 / 200446 / 6 410412 004468.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 8-LED flashlight with laser pointer.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because of the power of the laser which is a class 3B laser.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1683/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Volvo XC90

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 to 2009 model year Volvo XC90 vehicles, equipped with diesel engine D5244T4 or D5244T5. See attached list of the affected VINs .

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the power steering hose may come into contact with the engine cooling fan. Should this occur, the subsequent chafing on the hose could lead to sudden drainage of power steering oil and a consequent loss of power steering assistance.

This problem was the subject of a previous recall but the corrective action taken was found not to be fully effective.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Bulgaria,
Malta,
Finland,
Lithuania,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1684/09

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Seal ring for buoyancy control system for divers

Brand: Ocean Management Systems

Name:

Type/number of model: BCA-500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sealing ring used in the Ocean Management Systems Buoyancy Control System for divers.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because moulding variations could cause cracking or breakage, resulting in rapid loss of buoyancy.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
1685/09

Portugal

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Guide light

Brand: Philips

Name:

Type/number of model: Model GL-PH; Reference 69112/31/PH – LAC61AWWC. The recall concerns products manufactured between August 2006 and September 2007 with 6 or 7 in the production code, which is visible on the base of the product.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable lamp, colour: white; size L x D x H: 105 x 80 x 105.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the small internal battery may overheat and catch fire.

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

Hungary,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1686/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Children's torch - Bussis süße Taschenlampe

Brand: Bussi Bär

Name:

Type/number of model: BB1209,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's torch for projecting shadows distributed free with the 12/09 issue of "Bussi-Bär" magazine. Wrapped in a blister pack on cardboard. Four stencil forms of various colours are included with the torch.

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the screw of the switch, which extends unprotected into the body of the torch, can damage the outer insulation layer of the battery causing a short circuit which generates heat and leads to melting and burning.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.

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

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

34
1687/09

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Lion mask

Brand: FUNPACK

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Type/number of model: EAN code: 3469730034780.

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Description: Children's half-face lion mask, made of soft plastic, brightly coloured. A cardboard label is attached by means of plastic strings.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 43.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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1688/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic train - Soft Racer

Brand: Unknown

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Type/number of model: EAN 2000079316161.

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Description: Plastic toy train, size 7 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm, colour - red train with green wheels. The toy is without packaging. On the label, there is the name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian language.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.5% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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1689/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic car - Auto Soft Racer

Brand: Hipo

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Type/number of model: EAN 808986007187.

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Description: Plastic toy car, size 6.5 cm, colour - red car with green wheels. The toy is without packaging. On the label there is the name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian language.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.6% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

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1690/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Agatha Fairytales – Princes's Pony

Brand: Interkobo

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Type/number of model: EAN 5902384343917.

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Description: A pink toy phone with a plastic, transparent carrying case. The case is decorated with a pink flower. On the packaging there is the name and address of the importer, information to be retained and warnings in different languages. The batteries are attached to the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces 94.8 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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1691/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Children's play sets – "Bob the Builder" Gift Sets

Brand: Bob the Builder

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Type/number of model: Bob the Builder ‘Character’ Gift Sets (3 different characters available - ‘Lofty’, ‘Scoop’ and ‘Muck’) and Bob the Builder 4 Vehicle Gift Set. Article Nos BB540, BB542 and BB550 (Character sets). Barcodes 5055127317345, 5055127317260 and 5055127317246; Article No. BB595 (4 Vehicle set) Barcode 5055127351448. ALL the above products have the same Batch Code of 090525.

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Description: ‘Bob the Builder’ character play sets with friction powered vehicles, in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the possible presence of sharp, pointed, foreign objects within the packaging (objects used in the manufacturing process, but which should not form part of the finished product). Two incidents reported.

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 distributor.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

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1692/09

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress - Lace Print and Star Print

Brand: Norlie

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Type/number of model: Lace Print: Style No. 709KG739SS09; Star Print: Style No. 708KG739SS09.

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Description: Girls' dress where the right shoulder strap consists of 2 long cords to be tied together and finished with a bow. The cords are 360 mm long and 60 mm wide.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of shoulder straps and decorative cords.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

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1693/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Girls' Purse

Brand: Girlz – My Favorites

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Type/number of model: EAN code 7330570034383.

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Description: Light blue glitter purse for children with zipper and turquoise hearts.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 845 mg/kg of lead and 120 mg/kg of chromium in the light blue glitter.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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1700/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Baby activity toys

Brand: Disney Baby

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Type/number of model: • Eeyore Playmat

• WTP Basic Mobile

• Tigger Chime Wriggler

• Tigger Multi Play

• Mushroom Autumnal Playmat

• Pooh Travel Toy

• WTP Revserable Playmat

• WTP Pram Bar

• Sunshine 3D playmat and arch

• Winnie the Pooh Body Playmat

• Winnie Mobile Dungarees

• Forest Friends Unisex Playmat (Brown)

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Description: A range of baby activity toys, featuring the Tigger character from Winnie the Pooh. There are 12 different designs of products featuring this character which are affected. The affected character is a component contained in each of these product designs and is a small soft plush tiger, orange with brown stripes and all items were manufactured between July and November 2009.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because some units contain lead and chromium in the brown stripes on the Tigger character whose levels of migration exceed the levels of 90mg/Kg for lead and 60mg/Kg for chromium.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

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