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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 11 - 2010

Corrigendum
Notification 0309/10 from report 8 of 2010 has been removed following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the French authorities.

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
0481/10

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Strong Glue

Name:

Type/number of model: ICA CODE: 454920;

Batch number/Barcode: 3 660831 481224.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Batch of four tubes of strong glue of "Strong Glue" brand. Capacity: 2g per tube.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.9% of chloroform, a category-3 toxic and carcinogenic product.

The product does not comply with REACH regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0482/10

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats - Princess

Brand: Disney

Name:

Type/number of model: No 22373, barcode 6 8755422373 6.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The packaging consists of a transparent plastic “suitcase”, with handles, and with a zipper around the sides. It contains a self-assembly mat consisting of coloured puzzle pieces numbered 1 to 9 and bearing images of Disney princesses. The package also contains four coloured plastic hearts bearing the wording “WKW 2003 made in China”. Attached to the handle of each suitcase there is a card which bears information on the product on both sides.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

Iceland  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0483/10

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats - Cigioki Tappeto Puzzle

Brand: Cigioki

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 8027501614002.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The transparent plastic package contains a mat made of coloured shapes with pictures of various letters of the alphabet. A red label bears a photograph of a child playing on the mat, CIGIOKI in coloured letters and the name of the product.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0484/10

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats – EVA Puzzle Mats

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The transparent plastic bag contains a puzzle mat for assembly out of the puzzle pieces in various colours. The CE mark, the symbol for “not suitable for children under 3 years of age” and the statement “Made in China” appear on the label alongside a photograph of a baby playing on the mat.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0485/10

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mats - Quadrotti Morbidotti

Brand: Ronchi Supertoys

Name:

Type/number of model: No 4399

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The transparent plastic bag contains a puzzle mat for assembly out of the puzzle ten pieces in various colours with drawings of numbers, animals or letter of the alphabet. An orange label is wrapped around the shapes and it bears the CE mark and the symbol indicating “not suitable for children under 3 years of age”.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0486/10

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: EDM

Name:

Type/number of model: E40055

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White British to European adapter packed in a transparent plastic blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: - the thickness of the plastic is not sufficient and there is a risk of it breaking, making live parts accessible; - the socket does not have a mechanism to prevent access to live parts.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0487/10

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings

Brand: NI-NA

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: 0603

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The earrings are round studs, gold in colour, sold in clear plastic. On the back of the packaging is a label bearing: the brand name of the item, “NI-NA”; the following text in English: “3 Years Guarantee, Sterilized EAR PIERCING STUDS”; a rhomboid stamp containing the text: “K.O TSE .ISO. EN. 9001”; the batch number 0603.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases excessive levels of nickel (5.5 µg/cm²/week).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0488/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Children's carnival costumes: clown, Indian, pirate

Brand: NORMA/GEORG ROTH

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TEAM sensino, Serial numbers: 2505 1957

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Articles are available in the versions specified above and also as a princess costume respectively marketed in sizes S (4-6 years) and M (7-10 years). Total units in excess of 20 000.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation because the carnival costumes have strings in the neck area which could become caught and strangle the wearer.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0489/10

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electrical storage radiator - Elkatherm Elektroheizung mit Einbauthermostat (Elkatherm electric radiator with built-in thermostat)

Brand: ELKAtherm

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial numbers: S, SN, SD, SL, SK, SND, year of production 2005, first placed on the market: 2005.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric storage radiator with fire-clay core which permits smooth heat emission due to the full-area fire-clay storage core, which stores the heat and re-emits it evenly. Heating capacity of 500 watts – 3 000 watts. It is normally plugged into an earthed 230 V socket. A 16 amp fuse is needed for a heating capacity of 2 500 watts or above.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the thermostat ceases to operate and "gets stuck" at high ambient temperatures and the product is no longer protected against overheating. The investigations led to the conclusion that, in the worst possible case, the thermostat could catch fire as a result of overheating of the built-in thermostat relay (radiator accessory).

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 50366.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0490/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Skin Candy

Name:

Type/number of model: Red, Lot: #SR23022300 Batch: 3.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The bottle containing the red pigment has a clear cap and a red and white label bearing images of three sweets with a red and white spiral design.

Underneath these appear the name of the brand, “Skin Candy”, and the colour, “Red”.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (o-toluidine) which are carcinogenic.

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0491/10

Italy

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Mini laser set - Laser LevelPro3

Brand: Centerline

Name:

Type/number of model: No. DR64063;

Batch number/Barcode: 8008087067727.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a device for use in DIY: it is made of plastic, 16 cm long and black and yellow in colour. The middle section is made of metal and is in the form of an inverted triangle stamped with the word “CENTERLINE”. Underneath this is a black rectangular label with warnings in English. The laser component, which is black in colour, is in the upper part of the levelling device and extends a short way beyond it. There are rulers (metric and imperial) stamped on both sides of the lower part of the device. On the other side of the device, within the metal section, there is a black plastic suction cup with a red button and a mechanism enabling it to retract into the round indentation in the metal section.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the laser pointer is classified as Class IIIA laser product.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0492/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Room fragrances - Reds Room Odouriser Extra Strenght Liquid Incense

Brand: Reds

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Room odouriser, sold in a red 10-ml bottle. The product name appears in white on the front of the bottle. Above this, there is a warning “skin irritant and severe eye irritant”. On the back of the bottle the words “ISO-BUTYL NITRITE” appear.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains isobutyl nitrite which is classified as a carcinogen cat. 2 (and mutagen cat. 3) and must not be provided to the general public.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0493/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft pom-pom ball

Brand: L. DAKE EN ZN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8717794247048

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft orange pom-pom ball.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be pulled off with a force of less than 90 N (strands less than 10 N) and could be ingested or inhaled.

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.  

Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0494/10

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric heater

Brand: Primo

Name:

Type/number of model: NS-1200A-RC

Batch number/Barcode: 5202963066887

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric oscillating heater. It is grey and it has four buttons. One button to switch on/off, one to adjust the heating power, one button to turn on and off the oscillation and one to adjust the time. 230V-50Hz, 800W, CLASS I

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because in the case of fire the flames do not quickly self extinguish.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0495/10

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric heater - Ceramic heater

Brand: Deco

Name:

Type/number of model: DF-1618

Batch number/Barcode: 5605645277159

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric heater with a stand. It is grey, fitted with an oscillating heater on top. It has two buttons. One button to switch on/off by timer and one to adjust the heating power. 230V,50Hz, H: 1200W, L: 950W, CLASS I

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because:

- in the case of fire the flames do not quickly self extinguish,

- it easily overturns,

- the openings in the guard are too large.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0496/10

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric heater - Electric Halogen Heater

Brand: Deco

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: JNSB-160Y; Bar Code: 5605645276886.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oscillating electric heater. It is white and it has five buttons. One button to switch on/off, three to adjust the heating power and one button to turn on and off the oscillation. 230V,50Hz, 1600W, CLASS I

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the openings in the guard are too large.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0497/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' blouse

Brand: Lee

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: L293EVHX,

Batch number/Barcode: 5414890659975.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blouse intended for girls 8 – 14 years. The blouse has a halter-neck with free-end, functional cords. On the label is written: “Lee, the code, the barcode, the size” and at the back of the label George Marie, the barcode, the price and the size is written.

Country of origin: Greece


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Strangulation

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

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
0498/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: Microbe

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 2A, Bar Code: 1001404109 – P357

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Turquoise trousers intended for girls 2 – 14 years. The trousers have turquoise drawstrings at the ankle. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trousers. On the label is written “Microbe” and at the back of the label the code, the barcode and the price is written.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in ankle 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

19
0499/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Skirt

Brand: Lu, Lu

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 5206142735229

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green skirt intended for girls 4 – 14 years old. It has free end drawstrings at the waist which are more than 14cm.

Country of origin: China


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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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0500/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' sweatshirt

Brand: John & Rose

Name:

Type/number of model: 92168/1, Bar Code: 5206142829522

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' grey sweatshirt with lettering on the front, intended for children of 8 - 14 years. The sweatshirt has a hood with free-end drawstrings. There is a label inside marked: “J & R 74 – Rock Music 4 Eve”.

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords 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

21
0501/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' Sweatshirt

Brand: Lu, Lu

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5206142736912

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green sweatshirt intended for girls from 4 – 14 years old. It has a hood with free-end drawstrings.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords 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

22
0502/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: John & Rose

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 92159, Bar Code: 5206142819950

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's blue sweatshirt with lettering on the front, intended for children from 3 – 14 years. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstrings with free ends.

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords 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

23
0503/10

United Kingdom

Category: Chemical products

Product: Room aromas

Brand: Never fake it 1. Bolt Aroma, 2. Locker Room, 3. Quicksilver, 4. Hardware Aroma, 5. Ecstasy Pop, 6. Real Gold.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The substances come in small glass bottles containing 9ml – 12ml of liquid.

Country of origin: 1 to 4 United States,
5) Canada,
6) Australia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains isobutyl nitrite which is classified as a carcinogen cat. 2 (and mutagen cat. 3) and must not be provided to the general public.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0504/10

Poland

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Atomic

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) “Daily sexercise” 3602276 ,
2) “Sex Appeal Baby” 3602273

Batch number/Barcode: 4014663074724

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cylindrical-shaped, refillable, electric, adjustable lighters made of plastic and covered with pictures of copulating couples (1) or naked women (2). The lighters are equipped with a switch enabling the appearance of a hologram. Collective packaging containing 50 pieces.

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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

Cyprus  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0505/10

Poland

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Mountain bike - Passo Dema

Brand: DEMA SENICA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a mountain bicycle with 26" wheels. On the frame there is marking: XD 80806758 and DEMA SENICA.

Country of origin: Slovakia


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Cuts,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries due to the absence of a chain wheel disc or a chain protective device.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.

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

Slovakia  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0506/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Starbrite2

Name:

Type/number of model: Scarlet Red, Lot: SR92009; batch: 5.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The ink container is in transparent plastic with a nozzle closed by a red cap. The brand name "Starbrite 2" appears in red on the white label on the front of the bottle. On the background behind the letter "S" there is a picture of a yellow sun. Beneath the brand name in black are the words "The next generation". Below that, in red, is the name of the ink, "Scarlet Red", and in black “2OZ”.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (anisidine) which are carcinogenic.

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

Finland,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0507/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Starbrite2

Name:

Type/number of model: Lime green: Lot LG72046 batch: 3; Brite Orange: Lot BO30010 batch: 4; Bubble Gum: Lot BP40022 batch: 5.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 'Brite Orange': transparent plastic bottle. The transparent plastic cap with black base has a smaller orange cap. The front section of the white label bears the trade name 'Starbrite 2' in red. There is a yellow sun underneath the S. The words 'The next generation' are in black below the trade name. Below that, in orange, is the name of the ink, 'Brite Orange' and the wording '1OZ'. 'Bubble Gum': transparent plastic bottle. Black plastic cap. The front section of the white label bears the trade name 'Starbrite 2' in red. There is a yellow sun underneath the S. The words 'The next generation' are in black below the trade name. Below that, in pink, is the name of the ink, 'Bubble Gum Pink' and the wording '2OZ'.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (o-toluidine, anisidine, 3,3‘-dichlorobenzidine) which are carcinogenic.

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

Finland,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0508/10

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air gun - SY139A Gun Series

Brand: SHENG YUAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black plastic air gun (approx. dimensions: L: 52 cm, W: 5 cm, H: 21 cm), shooting 6mm BB plastic bullets and equipped with a laser beam. Sold in black packaging (approx. dimensions: 67x22x6.5 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class III laser. Class III lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0509/10

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorations for windows

Brand: Miss Gel

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorations for windows, computer screens, etc., consisting of small sticky elements of various forms, imitating jelly sweets in different colours. They are packed in clear packages marked: MISS GEL and "Decorate Windows, Mirrors, Computer, Monitors or any non-porous surface. NON-TOXIC! Keep "Miss Gel" above 0 C° and under 100 C°. Not Suitable for children under 3 years of age, due to small parts which can be swallowed, please keep this information for future reference."

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking,
Suffocation

The products pose a risk of choking and suffocation because, due to their form, colour, appearance, volume or size, they could be confused with food, in particular by children who may put them into their mouth, suck or swallow them.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0510/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Vehicle battery charger - Trickle Charger

Brand: CRX

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 3608 Bar code: 6 418914 730038

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger for vehicle

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage/clearance distances in the transformer between the primary and secondary winding are not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0511/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: 3 in 1 Chargers

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: FTO-06PS-5.0V; Bar code: 7 340004 638629.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply unit (230V->5V) for USB.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and the secondary windings are not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0512/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Emma

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial no. 64646, EAN 42607646465

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll (height: 31.5 cm) with accessories sold in an open pink box. The accessories are: a pacifier, a rattle and a dog.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyelashes of the doll and elements from the pacifier can be easily detached. They fit completely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

33
0513/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: (¤) 715643011028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foam floor puzzle with letters in various colours.

The product is sold in clear plastic with CE-marking .

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to presence of small parts (foam pieces), entering entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

34
0514/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Green frog

Brand: Toymax

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A soft toy shaped as a frog coloured green with a checked bow in black and white. The toy is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of an element (eye), which can be easily detached and fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

35
0515/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Reindeer with horn

Brand: Toymax

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A stuffed, soft toy reindeer coloured green. The reindeer has horns and silver spangles. The toy is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of an element (the eye), which can be easily detached and fits entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

36
0516/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Dodge Nitro

Brand: Dodge

Name:

Type/number of model: Dodge Nitro (type KJ) (recall campaign J28)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles built through 29 June 2007. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the windshield wipers on the affected vehicles may become inoperative under certain operating conditions. This can impair the driver’s vision leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Poland,
Lithuania,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Sweden,
Finland,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

37
0517/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - JEEP Wrangler

Brand: JEEP

Name:

Type/number of model: Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (type JK) (recall campaign J30)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the transmission fluid on the affected vehicles may overheat under certain driving conditions. Continuous operation under these conditions may cause the transmission fluid to boil over and come in contact with hot engine or exhaust components. This could cause an underhood fire without warning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Norway,
Poland,
Denmark,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Malta  

Serious risk Consumer products

38
0518/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Swing set - Tacoma Adventure Playset

Brand: Adventure Play Centres

Name:

Type/number of model: 1-AP-017/1-AP051. 368/1426

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden play centres packed in boxes for self assembly.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because examination of the support frame and horizontal frame of the item, which has been in service for 18 months, has shown there is evidence of severe fungal decay of the timber frame beneath the plastic coating. The extent of the decay allows large fragments of rotten timber to be readily removed by simple probing. In consequence, the product could cause a fall hazard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

39
0520/10

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Room fragrances - Rush Liquid Incense

Brand: Rush

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Room odouriser, sold in a yellow bottle containing 9 ml of product. The product name, “RUSH liquid incense”, is printed in red over a red lightning bolt. The words “PPP Power Pal Pellet” appear on the back of the cap. The top of the cap is brown.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains isobutyl nitrite which is classified as a carcinogen cat. 2 (and mutagen cat. 3) and must not be provided to the general public.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products by the authorities.  

Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

40
0521/10

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun - Shocking gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gadget with laser pointer and shock generator. The article looks like a pistol with a revolving drum magazine (of revolver type) approximately 10 cm long and is copper-coloured, with a silver-coloured hammer and trigger. The grip, on which there is a small flash symbol contained in a circle, and the magazine are black, as is the small cap which closes the barrel.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class III laser. Class III lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Malta  

Serious risk Consumer products

41
0522/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Children's fireman costume

Brand: P.P. (party partners)

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 87600, EAN 8712026876003

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red fireman's costume with reflective bands, plastic axe and helmet.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the red plastic of the helmet, 14% in the white plastic on the inside of the reflective bands and 21% in the yellow plastic of the reflective bands.

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.

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

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

42
0523/10

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Washing machine

Brand: FAR

Name:

Type/number of model: FAR L9914 EAN 3454445074220

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Not provided

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the machine does not meet the requirements relating to heat and fire resistance.

One accident reported.

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

43
0524/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men’s socks - Simpsons, Garfield

Brand: KIK

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Garfield socks / Garfield motif + ‘Grrr!’ / season: 209 WGR: 842 order 1990800 / 19908008421000000100, 2. Simpsons socks / Homer motif + ‘Man vs. Hammer’ / season: 209 WGR: 842 order 1520800 / 15298008421000000100, 3. Garfield socks / Garfield motif without text/ season: 209 WGR: 842 order 1990800 / 19908008421000000100, Various textile applications (motifs) with same order number possible.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Black socks with woven textile application (Garfield motif + ‘Grrr!’), 2. Grey socks with woven textile application (Homer Simpson motif+ ‘Man vs. Hammer’), 3. Black socks with woven textile application (Garfield motif without text).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain prohibited azo dyes, which release 150 mg/kg (No 1), 97 mg/kg (No 2) and 87 mg/kg (No 3) of 4-amino azobenzene from the textile application of the socks.

These products do not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

44
0525/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy bicycle - Plastic cyclist with bicycle

Brand: Bicycle Competition

Name:

Type/number of model: mod.327

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is an articulated multi-coloured character on a blue bicycle, a luggage box on the rear of which reads 'BIKE'. The product is sold in a cardboard box with the statements: 'Bicycle competition' 'Battery Operated', '7 sorts of color light' and 'with music'. It has a label bearing the CE mark, the symbol indicating that it is not recommended for children under 3 years of age and the details identifying the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp points.

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.  

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

45
0526/10

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Fire blanket

Brand: Aquaflam

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 110 x 110 cm in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the blanket catches fire after 32 seconds. Once it catches fire, the product may burn the user or threaten to ignite anything around the burning object.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

46
0527/10

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Fire blanket

Brand: Chacon

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 110 x 110 cm in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the blanket catches fire after 32 seconds. Once it catches fire, the product may burn the user or threaten to ignite anything around the burning object.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

47
0528/10

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Fire blanket

Brand: Vandeputte - Flamstop

Name:

Type/number of model: 106242 1500018

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Woollen blanket in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the blanket catches fire after 13 seconds. Once it catches fire, the product may burn the user or threaten to ignite anything around the burning object.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

48
0529/10

Austria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative articles

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN-Codes: 1. Ivy garland – autumn foliage: 9004181070808 2. Floral wreath – silk autumn flowers, fruit: 9004181178726 3. Raspberry branch: 9004181215766 4. Door wreath with fruit: 9004181178849 5. Garland of vegetables: 9004181180194 6. Sunflower-pumpkin arrangement: 4006258762406 7. Pumpkin bouquet – candle wreath: 9004181212888 8. Chilli peppers: 9004181180149 9. Pumpkin garland: 4006258993879

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Various replicas of food, mostly decorative wreaths.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they are classified as food replicas due to their deceptively similar appearance (various fruits). The fruits can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

49
0530/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s cardigan

Brand: Xin xin fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Item n° 2528

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cardigans in various colours, intended for children aged 2-5. On the front there are interlaced patterns with small pearls sewn to them. There is a label with the following inscriptions: ХIN XIN FASHION, NEW FASHION, item n° 2528, imported from and made in China, 65% cotton, 35% elastane. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewn pearls, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

50
0531/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s cardigan

Brand: Xin yi fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: Item. n°7719

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s cardigans in various colours, intended for children aged 2-6. On the cardigan there are embroidered flowers with leaves and small pearls sewn to them. There are labels attached and sewn to the product with the following inscriptions: XIN YI, XIN YI FASHION, FASHION WEAR, and size respectively S. M. L item No. 7719, 85% cotton, 15% polyester, imported from and made in China, 65% cotton, 35% elastane. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewn pearls, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

51
0532/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Grace

Name:

Type/number of model: T9084

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011590844

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfits consisting of two parts which are intended for children up to 7 years of age: a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers in various colours. The sweatshirt has a hood with functional cords and the trousers have cords in the waist area which are not fixed. Sequins forming different images have been attached to both parts of the outfit. There is a label attached to the product with the following information: the brand “Grace”, item №W T9084, bar code 5999011590844, composition: 35% cotton, 65% polyester. The country of origin is not indicated. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of :

- strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood area,

- injuries, because the free ends of the cords in the waist area protrude by more than 140 mm at both ends and have not been fixed in one point.

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

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

Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

52
0533/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: Refinement lighter

Name:

Type/number of model: X1040

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver colour lighter with ignition mechanism in a shape of a pipe (approximate dimensions: 8.1 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm). The lighter can be also used as a bottle opener. The lighters are packed in a multicoloured carton box (50 items), that bear the indication “Refinement LIGHTER” and the warnings “Keep lighter away from children” in 6 languages (approximate dimensions: 16 x 11 x 8.5 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it does not bear a child-resistant mechanism.

According to Commission’s Decision 2006/502/EC Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

53
0534/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Baby’s rattle - Baby love play set

Brand: Baby love

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 326-27

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 5 plastic coloured baby’s rattles in shapes of cow, teddy, guitar, trumpet and dumbbell. The product is sold in a transparent plastic pack resembling a figure of a duck with yellow feet, nose and peaked cap. Marking on the cardboard label – No. 326-27, Made in China, warning, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they can easily break releasing small parts that fit entirely into the small part cylinder. In addition, the shape and size of the rattles do not comply with the relevant requirements (parts of toy protruding past the base of the template A).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

54
0535/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Nissan Pixo

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Pixo (UA0)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Production date from 02 March 2009 to 22 August 2009

VINs: MBHHFD31S from to 00117643 to 00205461

Country of origin: India

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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because there is a possibility that fuel leaks from around the fuel tank sender unit due to a dimensional variation in the fuel sender seating area of the fuel tank. The customer may identify this through fuel spots/leakage after the tank has been fully filled.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Norway,
Denmark,
Germany,
Spain,
Malta,
The Netherlands,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

55
0536/10

Norway

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Sleep bag for babies - Odenwalder sleep bag for babies in down

Brand: Odenwalder baby nest

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A sleeping bag for babies filled with down and with a crown emblem on the front.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the small crown symbol glued to some of these bags can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

One complaint reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

56
0537/10

Norway

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle

Brand: Young Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN; (5) 74321530028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden puzzle with various animals and sound. Each puzzle piece has a knob made of red plastic.

The product is sold in clear plastic.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small wooden pieces which fit entirely into the small part cylinder.

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

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

Denmark,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

57
0538/10

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Bunk bed for children - Fantasy Bus Bunk Bed

Brand: Fantasy Bus Bed

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bunk bed in shape of a double decker bus.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation because there are gaps (the windows of the upper deck of the bus) in which the head of a child can get caught. In addition there is a risk of injuries because the base of the bed is not laid down and can be pulled up and a child's fingers could become trapped.

One fatal accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

58
0539/10

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Boszorkany Konyha

Brand: Klaner

Name:

Type/number of model: 192114

Batch number/Barcode: 9007255014623

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Candle imitating a lemon (100% stearin).

Country of origin: Austria


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and injuries as, due to its appearance, the candle can be confused with a foodstuff, especially by children. If they put it into the mouth they may bite small elements from it and, if small parts are ingested, it could lead to choking or obstruction of the digestive system.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

59
0540/10

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bubble bath

Brand: Sean John unforgivable

Name:

Type/number of model: 2K37, batch code: 2K37010000,

Batch number/Barcode: 882739004906.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bubble bath in a plastic bottle imitating a bottle of champagne. Pink label.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because, on the basis of the product's presentation and appearance, consumers, especially elderly persons, could mistake it for a foodstuff and therefore put it in their mouth and swallow it.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

60
0541/10

Hungary

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bubble bath

Brand: Sean John unforgivable

Name:

Type/number of model: 2K36, batch code: 2K36010000,

Batch number/Barcode: 882739004890.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bubble bath in plastic bottle imitating a bottle of champagne. Black label.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because, on the basis of the product's presentation and appearance, consumers, especially elderly persons, could mistake it for a foodstuff and therefore put it in their mouth and swallow it.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

61
0351/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Fluffy ball - Pom pom ball

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8717794247048.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small rubber pom poms in various colours.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the 'tentacles' can easily catch fire and continue to burn independently.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

The Netherlands