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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 1 - 2010

Corrigendum
Notification 0153/09 from week 4 of 2009 has been updated (column Product).

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
1694/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable mattress - Fun turtle

Brand: Sun Games

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 2206890004298

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable mattress FUN TURTLE, size 94 cm x 84 cm x 43 cm, colour – green head and legs, yellow with orange base. The toy with packaging. On label there is a 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 the toy contains 12% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10% 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 stop of sales, withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of the products by the distributor.  

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1695/09

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Roomster, type 5J

Brand: Skoda

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles with the type-approval numbers e11*2001/116*0291*00 to *23. Only vehicles with safety belts marked with the production identifier 17082009X, 17082009Y or 17082009Z are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the tongue of the rear middle safety belt may break under extreme loads.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Greece,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1696/09

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Tiere mit Herz, für kleine Hände das Größte ("Animals with heart: the greatest for little hands")

Brand: Bauer

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 400 3402 150003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of a (pink) pig with black button eyes and a wooden disc sewn on at the neck. Stuffed with plastic fibre wadding; velcro fastening on the underside, behind which is a white, cuboid, bolted plastic box containing inter alia a pressure switch and a bolted battery compartment for 3 button cells. Pig: length ca. 14 cm; wooden disc: diameter 30 mm, height 45 mm. When the stomach is pressed, the words Ich bin ein Schwein ("I am a pig") and a grunting noise are heard.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewn-on wooden discs, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached (at a force of only 44 N).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Luxembourg  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1697/09

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Play set - Hello Kitty

Brand: Smoby

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial number 024529, EAN 3032160245295

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A play set for children until 18 months consisting of a cradle, a chair and table (connected), a ball, a mattress, feeding bottle (the one with the problem), teaspoon, dish, powder box and a wheeled bag. (The doll on the packaging is not included in the set).

Country of origin: France


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the play set includes a feeding bottle where the soft spout can loose and release small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1698/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX Bumi

Name:

Type/number of model: 803 413,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 996033 241266

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy rabbit in a dress, with a tie and a button. The rabbit has hard plastic eyes. Height: 25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the button on the dress can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.

The product does 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

6
1699/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX Bumi

Name:

Type/number of model: 809 479,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 996033 190601

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy bear in a dress and with hard plastic eyes. Height: 10 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.

The product does 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
1701/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Car - XC60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: 2009 to 2010 model year Volvo XC60 vehicles, with VINs from 0027474 to 0070444.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the fuel line rail, protecting the fuel lines underneath the car, may not be properly attached and may come loose exposing the fuel lines underneath the vehicle to damage.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Malta,
Finland,
Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1702/09

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: QX

Name:

Type/number of model: 404513,

Batch number/Barcode: 5996033853810

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, stuffed textile rabbit figure in a dress with two buttons on it. The eyes are made of plastic. Height: approximately 20 cm. The label includes an age restriction symbol. According to the label the product is a decorative article.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons on the dress can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children. The product due to its appearance is attractive to small children and it cannot be excluded that children would use it as a toy.

The product does 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

9
1703/09

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden Golf Puzzle

Brand: Dilemma Games

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden, shape sliding puzzle game with a wooden lid, 1 shape containing a ball bearing and 9 other shapes being painted.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of choking due to small parts,

- a chemical risk, because the dark green paint contains 93 mg/kg of lead and 22 mg/kg of chromium and the light green paint contains 871 mg/kg of lead and 184 mg/kg of chromium

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1704/09

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle for children

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model: AG-12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a bicycle for children, coloured green, moving on two wheels, with two additional, detachable smaller wheels. For more details, please see the pictures.

Country of origin: India


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Injuries,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the insufficient cover of the bicycle chain. There is a risk that the child’s clothes may get into the chain mechanism and stuck causing an accident. Moreover there is a risk for fingers and palms of a child as the sharp and dangerous parts are accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective actions taken by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1705/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: ZHONGFU

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers 7/8, in oil green with a wide elastic cord in the waist area, provided with cords 42 cm long (each) and textile cords at the lower edge 29 cm long (each), and embroidered caption at the left side "enn PROJEKTOVAEN CINNOST", "SORCIUM", with a textile label sewn to the inside of the belt, reading „ZHONGFU, 100% cotton”, Size 17 to 21.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1706/09

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Windstar and Explorer

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles produced in the United States in 1998.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because it is possible that the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke or burn. This may occur either when the vehicle is parked or when it is being operated, even if the speed control is not in use.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Germany,
Finland,
Sweden,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1707/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit

Brand: Burja

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. n° 1471004

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit intended for children up to 7 years, art. n° 1471004, height 104 cm and 110 cm, country of origin: Bulgaria. The upper part of the suit has a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends, it is fastened with a zip, it has two side pockets; the lower part of the suit has a functional drawstring in the waist area with knots at the ends. The children’s sports suits are supplied for sale without a packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as in the collar there is a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends.

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

14
1708/09

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: Smile

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 2000079316031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft stuffed toy in the form of a hippopotamus.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts (eyes) which 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 by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1709/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: Yuxinda

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shoes of brand „YUXINDA” – grey colour/silver, decorated with 8 decorative stones on the upper toe area and a metal chain with five stones, with a hanging decorative element attached to the buckle. There is a strap around the ankle with a buckle that has an attached metal element in the form of a flower.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1710/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit

Brand: Melly

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit – trousers and a sweatshirt provided with a hood and a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends, with applications on the front – a car, a caption: "grand city" and "I can run really fast”" made of cotton flannel, contents 100% cotton, label, with some information in a foreign language: 100% cotton, made in Turkey. It is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

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

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

17
1711/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Two-part children’s outfit - Take care

Brand: J&H

Name:

Type/number of model: Code Y-9057

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-part children’s sports suit – trousers and a sweatshirt provided with a hood and a functional drawstring made of cotton flannel with captions “Team work”, “take care” on the front. There is a label attached to the product that reads: 90% cotton, 10% polyester, country of origin: China, Code Y-9057. It is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

18
1712/09

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sleeveless jacket - J.S.J Collection

Brand: Magic fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. n° JSJ 9140

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cotton flannel sleeveless jacket with functional elastic strings with stoppers at the ends. There are captions on the front: Sport fashion, wheel and prints. There are labels attached to the product, contents specified: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, country of origin: China, art n° JSJ 9140 and captions J.S.J Collection wear. The product is supplied without a packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation as in the collar there is a functional drawstring in the neck area with knots at the ends.

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

19
1713/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Russ - Zip Button

Brand: Zippety

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 039915268595, nr 26859, 0108.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a soft doll, made of multicolour plush, dressed in trousers, waistcoat, shoes and hat. The eyes and lips are laced. The waistcoat is zipped and embellished with buttons made of hard plastic (dimension ~ 34 mm). Zipper is ended with the ribbon (40 mm). There is also a ribbon in the shape of bow on one of the shoes. The other has a Velcro fastening. The visor is fastened with a fastener. The toy is offered without packaging. There are labels attached, with markings and warnings as follows: name of a toy, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, “Suitable even for newborn babies”, “Mach the size and type of a toy with the age of a child”, “Remove the labels before use”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (part of zipper with a ribbon) which can easily detach.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Cyprus  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1714/09

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone

Brand: 99 PLASTY-M HOME PRODUCTS

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 59007440601192; B066-40.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone with a picture of Spiderman and logo on the display and on the cover. Powered by two 1.5V LR batteries (LR44) which are supplied. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with warnings and information in English.

This product is counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (98 dB) for a toy that is held close to the ear.

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

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