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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 10 - 2010

Corrigendum
The notification 1567/09 from week 47 of 2009 has been updated.

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
0447/10

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - X-Max 250

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: Model YP250R.

VIN range: VTLSG161000000040 - VTLSG161000025576.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because poor electrical connections close to the carburettor may result in it catching fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0448/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Fingernail modelling - UV-Gel Sensitive Nail Scout

Brand: Nail Scout (distributor)

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No. 09.2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fingernail modelling gel; 5 ml tub.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains acrylic acid which can cause sensitisation by inhalation/skin contact.

In addition, the product does not contain the required instructions for use and warnings.

One accident reported.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0449/10

Germany

Category: Decorative articles

Product: 1. Love meter, 2. Drinking bird

Brand: Petr Prokes (manufacturer)

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. The lower part of the article contains diethyl ether. When heat is applied, the substance rises into the glass cylinder above. 2. The "drinking bird" contains a liquid which reacts to changes in temperature. This causes the bird to move and mimic the act of drinking.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain diethyl ether.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0450/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child's jogging suit

Brand: NWD (Newwood)

Name:

Type/number of model: Size 10, Style No: 6026221,

Batch number/Barcode: 8431233229036

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a size-10 jogging suit, the jacket of which is red and the trousers blue.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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

5
0451/10

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cleansing water no-rinse formula for babies

Brand: Klorane Bebe

Name:

Type/number of model: Code ACL 6109933; Barcode 3 282779 265515. All batches placed on the market since October 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 500 ml bottle with push disc.

Country of origin: France


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the pump components (push disc) can be easily detached and swallowed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Luxembourg,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0452/10

France

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Frying pan - Poêle

Brand: Crealys

Name:

Type/number of model: 506651;

Batch number/Barcode: 3 367305 066511.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Non-stick frying pan, diameter 20 cm, thickness 1.8 mm, grey external coating, black handle of insulating bakelite, for all hobs except induction hobs.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the torsional rigidity of the handle is not sufficient and as a result the user could spill food during use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12983.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0453/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Calzedonia

Name:

Type/number of model: Size age 4

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2 piece bikini with splashes of yellow, orange, pink and green on a white background and pink and orange cords.

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords around the neck.

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0454/10

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Swimming trunks

Brand: Finnwear

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Item FW-01-72036, 2. Item FW-01-72037, 3. Item FW-01-71855.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys’ swimming trunks, 80 % polyamide, 20 % spandex. Drawstring in the waist area. 1. FW-01-72036: Blue swimming trunks with crab figures, sizes 90-120 cm; 2. FW-01-72037: Navy blue and green swimming trunks, sizes 90-170 cm; 3. FW-01-71855: Black swimming trunks with Superman figures, sizes 90-170 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in 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

9
0455/10

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Animal Farm Mats

Brand: Young Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: 530339.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puzzle made of coloured foam with die-cut figures of animals. Each mat, of approximately 32 x 32 cm, has a different animal.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break in small parts and swallowed.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer.  

Sweden,
Norway,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0457/10

Luxembourg

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Mobile phone with charger

Brand: Luxphone

Name:

Type/number of model: 8000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone with charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances and creepage distances in the transformer of the charger are not sufficient and fire because the charger catches fire easily.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0458/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's hair bands - Collection for kids

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: 509Y0512-FUX, bar code: 0 288815 000037

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s plastic hair bands. On the inner side there are two rows of sharp teeth. On the outer side there is a plastic flower.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries to the head due to the presence of sharp edges on the teeth.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0459/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's hair bands - Collection for kids

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: 509Y0511, bar code: 0 288817 000035

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s plastic hair bands. On the inner side there are two rows of sharp teeth. Available in various colours with white spots.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries to the head due to the presence of sharp edges on the teeth.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0460/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's hair bands - Accessories KIDS

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: JB-260330P-1, bar code: 0 259098 000038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s plastic hair bands. On the inner side there are two rows of sharp teeth. On the outer side there is a textile band on which there is a glued butterfly made of the same fabric.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries to the head due to the presence of sharp edges on the teeth.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0461/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirts

Brand: “NIK and KID”

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: . Children’s sweatshirts for children up to 7 years old and between 7 and 14 years old, in various colours and sizes, having cords in the hood and cords that hang out of the lower part of the garment. The products are offered in a clear cellophane package.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0462/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: “Zhong fu”

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: . Children’s trousers (jeans), dark-blue colour, with cords at the waist, various sizes. The product is sold without a package.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0463/10

Latvia

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp for sauna

Brand: Ensto electric Oy

Name:

Type/number of model: AVH 15; EAN 6418677601125.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp for use in sauna. White plastic body with glass cover.

Country of origin: Estonia


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have drain holes and because the glass cover is easily removable exposing easily accessible live parts.

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 distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0464/10

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tyre repair kit - Kit Reparacion Bici

Brand: SINI Brico

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8427496704908.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bike repair set containing rubber solution and several plasters. Rubber solution is packed in an orange/white tube. Brand name: Red Sun Contains 29% benzene.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene at a concentration of higher than 1% by weight.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0465/10

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter - Gun King

Brand: Aomai

Name:

Type/number of model: AM-073

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The lighter imitates a pistol and also includes a LED flashlight. Inscription on its side: A LAMP LIGHTER.

Country of origin: Unknown


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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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0466/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with telephone

Brand: Bibi Love

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 6178192

Batch number/Barcode: 8435284002808

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a doll with long hair, dressed in a denim skirt and a striped jersey, with a jacket over her shoulders and a mobile phone in her hand. The product is sold in a cardboard box with transparent plastic on the front. The box carries the following information: BIBI LOVE, Made in China, the CE mark and the warning that it is not recommended for children under 36 months of age because it may contain small parts. The importer's full details are also given on a label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.45% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the arms and 0.4% in the head.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0467/10

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night light - The Perfect Mini Night Light

Brand: Disney

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 0259717

Batch number/Barcode: 8010879109171

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night light with images of Disney characters. The packaging consists of a transparent blister pack with a piece of cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - it is possible to change the bulb while it is plugged in to the mains; - it has a cover which a child might mistake for a toy due to the decorations.

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

22
0468/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic animals - Animaux de la jungle

Brand: Wild Animal

Name:

Type/number of model: Lot: 04/LT29/09 -Nº 022 - Mod: 614520

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various wild animal figurines made of plastic sold in a cardboard box bearing illustrations of several animals (lion, tiger, zebra, etc.) and the wording: WILD ANIMALS, NO.022, the CE mark, the symbol indicating that the product is unsuitable for children under 36 months old and some writing in English.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the elephant contains 0.5% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0469/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Bow and arrows play set

Brand: Toxophily Set

Name:

Type/number of model: No/Batch: CHT561B95 - Model: 05881A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic bow and arrows with suction cups including a laser pointer sold in cardboard packaging showing a picture of a child shooting an arrow, with the words: Toxophily Set and No 05881A.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the kinetic energy of the projectiles is 1.8 J, which exceeds the maximum allowed value.

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
0470/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's trousers - Jeans Wear

Brand: Coleboys

Name:

Type/number of model: L050

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Checked trousers for babies with front pockets and a drawstring at the waist.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in 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

25
0471/10

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Mask - Punk mask with glasses and pink hair

Brand: Guirca

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 2713

Batch number/Barcode: 8435118226400

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Punk mask with glasses and pink hair. The product is not sold in any packaging. It is accompanied by a label, on the reverse of which the following statements appear in Spanish and other languages: "Not recommended for children under 14 years of age. This is not a toy, it is for fancy dress. Keep this label for subsequent checks. ".

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because when it is exposed to a flame, the duration of the flaming is too long and the extent of the burning is too great.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0472/10

France

Category: Furniture

Product: Children's bed - Roxi

Brand: Thuka

Name:

Type/number of model: 159345 (white) and 159348 (varnished)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's bed with slide.

Country of origin: Denmark


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the barrier for the slide is weak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0473/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Touring family models, including CVO Touring and Tri-Glide

Brand: Harley-Davidson

Name:

Type/number of model: Recall applies to all 2009 and 2010 Touring family models, including FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCU W/SC, FLTR, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, FLHTCU SHRINE, FLHR SHRINE, FLHTP, FLHP, FLHPE, FLHTCUTG, FLHTCUSE4, FLHTCU4-CVO, FLTRSE3, FLTR3-CVO, FLTRX, FLHTK, FLHXXX, FLHTCUSE5, FLHXSE models built from 6 June 2008 through 19 November 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: United States

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, in the event of a frontal collision that results in severe frame damage, the fuel tank front mounts may distort in a manner that may cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this may result in a fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Sweden,
Finland,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0474/10

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Merry Christmas

Brand: Mini Lucciole

Name:

Type/number of model: 140L ,
180L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chains with mini bulbs packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The products pose a risk of fire and electric shock because:

- the permanent connections of the terminals are ineffective;

- the cross sectional area of the conductors in the cables is not sufficient;

- protection against accessible active parts is not guaranteed.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0475/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy dartboard

Brand: La Riqueza

Name:

Type/number of model: 28433

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One side is a drawing board and the other is a dartboard. Supplied with two blunt darts. It is made from a metal panel that is covered with adhesive plastic and has an easily detachable plastic frame.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because the plastic frame covering the metal panel is easily detachable and reveals the metal, which has sharp edges. One accident reported.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0476/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle

Brand: Baby Play Center

Name:

Type/number of model: item No. WA-8993, code 6939071689934,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy for young children packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has easily detachable small parts, which entirely fit into the small part cylinder.

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

31
0477/10

Spain

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Catapult

Brand: Los Lunnis Magazine

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 52 of the Los Lunnis Magazine.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Catapult formed by two hollow plastic parts in a "Y" shape, joined together by three screws which go through one of the parts and are fastened in each of the three mounting holes for the thread of the other part. The elastic band is knotted to the upper ends of the latter part. The catapult is packaged in a bag on which is indicated: "Warning: suitable for children over the age of three".

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the two plastic parts comprising the catapult can easily separate and brake. One accident reported.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0478/10

Latvia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric toaster - Cool Touch 2 Slice Toaster

Brand: Sanusy

Name:

Type/number of model: SN-2510

Batch number/Barcode: 9191425102002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric toaster in cardboard box.

Country of origin: Austria


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have sufficient protection against electric shock and a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
0479/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden Dog - Hit-Pop Dog

Brand: Gogo Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 20467 EAN no: 4711155464673

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is a wooden dog on four wheels with a tale and ears and with a short rope in the front. The toy is 17 cm long and 10 cm tall. The size of the ear is 2.5 x 3.5 cm and the pin that binds the ear is approximately 2 cm.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

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

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

34
0480/10

The Netherlands

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Base for children's car seat - FamilyFix

Brand: Maxi-Cosi (Northern Europe),
Bebe-Confort (Southern Europe)

Name:

Type/number of model: Maxi-Cosi : 63300080,
Bebe-Confort: 86060100

Batch number/Barcode: 8712930031734

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Base to be used with Maxi-Cosi Pebble or CabrioFix infant car seat.

Country of origin: The Netherlands


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a possible problem (a missing internal pin connection) with the mechanical attachment of the IsoFix connectors to the base.

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

Denmark,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Cyprus,
Malta,
Poland,
Ireland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Estonia,
Slovakia,
Germany,
Spain,
Italy,
Greece,
Finland