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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 12 - 2010

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
0542/10

Spain

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Expansible items to maintain humidity in flowerpots

Brand: Don Flor

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 68554811451261.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The products in question are expansible animal-shaped units in different colours intended to maintain humidity levels in flowerpots. Due to their appearance, they could be mistaken for toys. They are packaged in transparent plastic blister-wrap.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the animals can be swallowed and then expand.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0543/10

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies` boots

Brand: Loreinxy Paris

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 08018-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Heeled boots for women in the colours brown, silver and black.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes contain levels of dimethylfumarate (DMF) of between 38.3 and 54.6 mg/kg.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and destruction of the products.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0544/10

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies` boots

Brand: Loreinxy Paris

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: MB 615-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: High-heeled boots for women.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 493 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and destruction of the products.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0545/10

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Petrol-engine lawnmower - DYM1662

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: VAPCAS63685; Batch number: EMC05-2008;

Batch number/Barcode: 3 602826 234385.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green petrol-engine lawnmower.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because part of the casing could break off allowing objects to be ejected.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 836.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0546/10

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies` boots

Brand: Loreinxy Paris

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. MB 151-49

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: High-heeled boots for women.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 392 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers and destruction of the products.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0547/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Children`s Chinese costume - Disfraces - Chino

Brand: Boys toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Size: 10-12 years, bar code: 8422562890301

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product in question is a Chinese costume. It is packaged in a plastic bag, the front of which reads, among other things, "CHINO" (CHINESE). Over the size, the following is marked with a cross "FROM 10 TO 12 YEARS".

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the speed of propagation of the flame in the hat is too fast (faster than 10 mm/s).

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

7
0548/10

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair - Indie Twin 2009

Brand: Bumbleride

Name:

Type/number of model: Sea grass

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pushchair for twins, 76 x 92 x 88 cm, colour blue-green, capacity 40 kg, 20 kg for each seat. Weight 15.5 kg.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have any locking position and there are several points where the fingers of a child could become entrapped between movable parts.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0549/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat - EVA

Brand: Tianxiang ®

Name:

Type/number of model: ID: 3414, EAN code: 5999057712545.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Varicoloured foam puzzles comprise 6 pieces. Letters can be taken out and put back to each piece. The product is packed in a transparent foil with a paper etiquette inside, the latter with a picture of a playing child.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0550/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plush dog - Hanya

Brand: Sunny Tad

Name:

Type/number of model: GB 1922-1/2/3, EAN code: 6933952900279.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plush dog with brown ear, tail and rear paws, black glasses and black bachelor cap. The dog has a white scroll of paper in the mouth, coloured tag comprises title Sunny Tad, information in Hungarian.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts 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 stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0551/10

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cyanoacrylate glue - Sekundenkleber

Brand: Stanger

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 77161009141000000100; Saison: 108; WGR: 914; Auftr: 7716100.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cyanoacrylate glue. Four 3-gramme tubes in a blister package.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.1% by weight of chloroform.

Substances and preparations containing more than 0.1% by weight of chloroform shall not be placed on the market for sale to the general public according to the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0552/10

United Kingdom

Category: Chemical products

Product: Foaming drain cleaner

Brand: Eazee 2 Clean

Name:

Type/number of model: Item code 082/040; Bar Code: 5022896820406.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product packaging consists of a cardboard box (yellow and orange) with a picture of a stainless steel double sink on the front. The box contains four 20 g plastic sachets of the drain cleaner, which is itself a crystalline white powder.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because neither the inner sachets containing the product nor the outer box have a child resistant fastening. In addition, the required risk phrases are not present on the product packaging.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0553/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys trousers

Brand: Grant 65

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: MW93126;

Batch number/Barcode: 5206142876991.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys trousers in black colour with two pockets in front, intended for children 2–6 years. The trousers have free end drawstrings at the waist. On the label is written “65 M”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring 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

13
0554/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls jacket

Brand: M + é

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: NRW90637, Bar Code: 5206142762379.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fake fur jacket in black colour intended for girls from 6 months to 2 years old. The fur has blue functional cords with free ends at the neck area.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0555/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys trousers

Brand: Grant 65

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: RW91125;

Batch number/Barcode: 5206142794141.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trousers in blue colour intended for boys 2–14 years. The trousers have free end drawstrings at the waist. On the label is written “65 M”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of 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

15
0556/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Electronic lighter

Brand: Bronco

Name:

Type/number of model: X378

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue lighter with silver coloured top and base (approximate dimensions: 6.8 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm). The top of the lighter bears two small decorative red glass-stones. The lighters are packed in red-orange carton box (50 items).

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

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

The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which requires 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

16
0557/10

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Ranger`s set, gun with sounds and balls

Brand: Freedom Force

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5902384343184; Art.: 34318.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gun-shaped toy with sound and 3 balls. There is inscription on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product also poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.

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

17
0558/10

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - 6230

Brand: Qing pal

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 6230.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy mobile phone made of red, grey and black plastic. On the screen there is a sticker with a picture of three dogs. The toy uses 2 AA size batteries. The phone produces different sounds. The size of the phone is: 10 mm x 14 mm x 2.1 mm. The phone is packed into a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product also poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.

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

18
0559/10

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Notebook computer - EasyNote

Brand: Packard Bell

Name:

Type/number of model: MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 (only units manufactured between 16 July and 28 December 2007 and assembled with battery cells manufactured between June and August 2007).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Notebook computer containing lithium battery pack.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because of the possibility of a short circuit occurring in the battery.

Ten incidents reported.

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

Bulgaria,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0560/10

Italy

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air gun - 2086 Air Sport Gun

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic air pistol with laser pointer operable via a switch. The black packaging has a polystyrene base with a paper cover, approximately 18.50 x 15.50 cm. Approximately 20 plastic balls are included. The laser pointer is powered by 3 batteries which are included.

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 3 laser. Class 3 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0561/10

Italy

Category: Gadgets

Product: Joke remote control car key - Shock Car Remote Control

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer and electric-shock generator in the form of an egg-shaped remote-control car key. On the front, there are two black buttons at the tip (one depicting the `unlock car` symbol), below which there is a round silver button. On the other side of the remote control there is a silver oval-shaped button. The products are supplied in a black and grey multipack.

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 3 laser. Class 3 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0562/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Fluttering Fairy kite

Brand: Aglow toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 3661051230234, item No: Ref. 23023, No. 825

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small dolls with wings and bees in various colours. Each package contains one doll and one bee in different colours. Packages are made of colour-printed card and a transparent plastic part.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because different parts of the doll (head, legs) and of the bees (wings), contain up to 40% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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 recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0563/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Bubble toy - Saippuakuplis

Brand: LeluKulma

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 108/500212 on invoice, TP-500212 on the label.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 60 ml bubble water in a plastic bottle with a tiny metallic ball on the top.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the toys contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes (1000000-1100000 pmy/ml)

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0564/10

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women court shoe

Brand: Inspiré

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 6408641912708

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black coloured women court shoe.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the inner lining leather contains 10.5 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin. Consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0565/10

Estonia

Category: Toys

Product: Self righting toy rabbit - Lalka z dzwoneczkiem

Brand: Bimbo

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 5902003021028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rabbit-shaped self righting toy made of yellow plastic. The toy is packed in a transparent cellophane bag. Approximate size of toy: 15.5 cm x 8.5 cm. On the packaging are: CE mark; graphical age alert mark indicates that the toy is not intended for the use of children less than 1 year old.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ears of the toy can easily break generating small part that can be swallowed.

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

25
0566/10

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Set of military toys - Action Hero

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902496048892; No. 3323.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The set contains two plastic guns with 3 darts. The darts are made of black plastic with orange, semi-transparent suction cups and have a length of 95 mm. The set also contains a compass, a torch and a water bottle. The packaging consists of plastic, transparent part fastened to cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts detach easily. In addition, there is no warning that the darts should not be aimed at the face or eyes and there is a risk of cuts from sharp edges on the bottle.

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 importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0567/10

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp - Lampe Humo

Brand: Jinyuan

Name:

Type/number of model: No. JE-014; EAN 5908259482347,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp in the form of a dolphin made from rubber-like plastic. The base is a metal, silver coloured, spiral. Packaged in a cardboard box. Rated voltage 220V/240V, Class II protection.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child appealing and does not have a low voltage transformer.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0568/10

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp - Lampe Humo

Brand: Jinyuan

Name:

Type/number of model: No. JE-024; EAN 5908259482361.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp in the form of a fish made from rubber-like plastic. The base is a metal, silver coloured, spiral. Packaged in a cardboard box. Rated voltage 220V/240V, Class II protection.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child appealing and does not have a low voltage transformer.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0569/10

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cyanoacrylate glue - Pergamento Super Glue

Brand: ITC

Name:

Type/number of model: 8435124715059

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cyanoacrylate glue. Four tubes in a blue paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15% by weight of chloroform.

Substances and preparations containing more than 0.1% by weight of chloroform shall not be placed on the market for sale to the general public according to the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0570/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy xylophone - Hand Knocks Xylophone

Brand: Happy Forest

Name:

Type/number of model: HZ-139A, EAN code: 8439025192681.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy xylophone with varicoloured keyboard and two wooden sticks. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the orange and yellow colours release more than permitted amounts of lead and chrome.

Orange colour: 460 mg/kg of chromium (exceeding the limit of 60 mg/kg) and 1817 mg/kg of lead (exceeding the limit of 90 mg/kg).

Yellow colour: 205 mg/kg of chromium (exceeding the limit of 60 mg/kg) and 1844 mg/kg of lead (exceeding the limit of 90 mg/kg).

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.