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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 14 - 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
0603/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Pens - Loony Balloony

Brand: Kits to go - activity set

Name:

Type/number of model: 8711252755342, Item No 75534, Article No 326628.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pens for decorating balloons packed in an orange plastic case with printed cardboard sleeve and shrink-wrapped in transparent plastic film.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of an excessive quantity of benzene in the felt-tip pens: green: 75.6 mg/kg, blue: 61.6 mg/kg, yellow: 18.3 mg/kg, red: 12.4 mg/kg, brown: 14.2 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Recall from the market by the importer/manufacturer  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0604/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl`s skirt

Brand: YI JIE 2000

Name:

Type/number of model: L024

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skirt for children up to 4-6 years of age, with cords in the waist area, embroidered stones and various printed patterns.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

3
0605/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Nova

Name:

Type/number of model: Code OI/568735-211-168, item 0094

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with a hood that has functional cords, with embroidered inscriptions on the front: MXCO, MEXX COMP.SURVIVAL GEAR, ART.OUTDRS. CMP.SRL/498.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

4
0606/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Yobeibei

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 135112005053, code 0811

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sweatshirt with a hood that has functional cords, with embroidered patterns on the front and the inscriptions: Army, FSWWKIDS. There is a picture of an eagle on the back and an emblem sewn to one of the sleeves with various inscriptions.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

5
0607/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby`s outfit

Brand: Lin Ni Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: FB011

,
FB013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clothing set for babies, consisting of a skirt, T-shirt and sweater. The skirt has a bow around the waist and the sweater has various sequinned adornments. One of the labels shows the size (12M) and the composition. A cardboard label shows the brand name and the model number.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with small shiny adornments which can be easily detached and swallowed.

The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a ribbon around the belt.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0608/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Children`s scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3177990311700

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children`s folding scooter, blue in colour with the word "scooter" on the base, supplied in a blue cardboard box bearing the word "Scooter".

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the diameter of the ends of the handlebars is too small;

- the diameter of the front wheel is too small;

- the clearance between accessible moving parts is not sufficient.

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

7
0609/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Painting set

Brand: Mickey Mouse & Friends

Name:

Type/number of model: Model A11-0281, Ref. 290069

Batch number/Barcode: 6922432900694

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink plastic case with a small handle on top in the shape of a car, with Disney characters depicted inside the car. Dimensions 50 x 17 x 4 cm. There is also a list of the contents, written in English, totalling 70 pieces.-

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains more than 0.1% of 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0610/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Xylophone - Music Maker

Brand: FENTOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 1525

Batch number/Barcode: 2204932015257

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow toy xylophone. On its upper side are eight plates of various colours. The stick for tapping on the strips is white and attached to the toy by means of a blue cord. The toy is sold in a cardboard box labelled as follows: "MUSIC MAKER. New Century New Design Musical".

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it includes a cord which is longer than 220 mm and could form a noose at the end.

The product also poses a risk of choking because the laminated paper adhesives on the toy and one of the pivots attached to the xylophone’s metal plates 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0611/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Puledro

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 507401002290

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's outfit consisting of two parts: white trousers and a top made of patterned fabric, with shoulder straps.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of straps 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

10
0612/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Puledro

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 813701002280

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's outfit consisting of three parts: white trousers, a top which resembles a bra with straps to be tied at the back of the neck and a top made of red knitted fabric.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of straps 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

11
0613/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls` dress

Brand: Puledro

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 505901002290

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls` dresses made of patterned fabric in two colours - white and blue - with pockets. The pockets have decorative loops with a circumference of 520 mm.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of loops on the pockets.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0614/10

Sweden

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Marine engine - Gasoline Sterndrive Engines

Brand: Volvo Penta

Name:

Type/number of model:

3.0GLP-J: 4012250992-4012258677

4.3GL-J: 4012250707-4012258760

4.3GL-JF: 4012252403-4012258107

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3.0L and 4.3L carburetted Gasoline Sterndrive Petrol engine for leisure boats with Demon carburettor.

Country of origin: United States


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that the throttle could stick in the open position, due to improperly fastened throttle plate retaining screws, which could lead to loss of control of the boat and collision.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Hungary,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0615/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: LED tube lamp

Brand: Ledicor

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 25W, LC-T8-150-K/LC-T8-150-L

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp (T8 tube type)

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the accessible metal body of the lamp is live.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0616/10

France

Category: Furniture

Product: Table - Jet Set

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: RF 1022 - 1 DT; barcode 100015890.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding table with glass top, spring-mounted.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to shearing and pinching points which are created when the table is folded. There is a particular risk of trapping parts of the body if the user attempts to open the table whilst the table is upside down or on its side because the table could spring open violently.

One accident reported.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0617/10

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Mermaid doll

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8772900700381, art. No. 09008B.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy doll. On the cardboard packaging there are markings as follows: name of the toy and model number, "CE mark", the name and address of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains more than 7.9% of 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0619/10

The Netherlands

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Candles - Bougies chocolat

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: PLU 131138 bar code 8715907202687

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown box with white and brown candles looking like chocolate candies, a white dish and a plastic pouch with cinnamon sticks

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it into the mouth and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0620/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children`s sandals

Brand: Tree

Name:

Type/number of model: 603

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The footwear is made of synthetic leather upper with leather and synthetic leather lining and soles. The upper part is decorated with beads and glittering materials. Size: 24.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with beads and glittering material which can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0621/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trousers for girls

Brand: Fang Zhou

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No. X-8

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children`s trousers in pink, white, yellow and violet colour, decorated with pearls. Size: 2

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with pearls which can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0622/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Antara

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: 2007 and 2008 models. VIN numbers from 7 0 005553 to 8 0 210090 and from 7 A 000001 to 8 A 000213.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea,
Russian Federation

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that the steering intermediate shaft yoke could become disconnected from the steering column shaft under certain driving conditions, resulting in loss of steering control.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Spain,
Malta,
Poland,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Iceland,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
Finland,
Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0623/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Electronic lighter - Smoking Lighter Set

Brand: Notice

Name:

Type/number of model: X1037

Batch number/Barcode: 2003 (on the base)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black and silver-coloured lighter with flip-top ignition mechanism (approx. dimensions: 7.2x2.5x0.8cm). The lighters are packed in a blue and white cardboard box (50 items) that bears the warning "Keep lighter away from children" in 6 languages (approx. dimensions: 18x11.5x7.6cm).

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

22
0624/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Electronic lighter

Brand: DORA

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 10-34 HSP, Type: 96/960, code on the head: KKK, 5-digit code on lighter base: 39018, barcode on packaging: 8 435168 196562

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable piezo electronic lighter (approx. dimensions: 8.3x2.5x1.1cm). The lighters are blue and bear depictions of the signs of the zodiac (a different zodiac each lighter). The products are also equipped with a torch in the base, which is activated by pressing a button on the side of the lighters and produces holograms of the signs of the zodiac. The lighters are packed in a blue cardboard box (50 items), with safety instructions and warnings in 6 languages (approx. dimensions: 16.7x11.7x25cm).

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

23
0625/10

United Kingdom

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Candles - Unfragranced tea lights

Brand: Body Shop

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Barcode 5028197840280. Type 1084028. 2) Bar code 5028197613303. Type 1061330.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1) Pack of 24 unfragranced tea lights in a transparent packaging (145mm wide, 72mm deep, 70mm high) with 3 layers of 8 tea lights divided by a white card. The base card is printed in 2 colours. The tea lights are made of creamy white wax with raised ring detail in silver metal cases with a wick. The bag is sealed at the top by 3 metal staples attaching a white card folded in two and printed with black and a yellow/orange design. 2) Pack of 25 unfragranced tea lights A frosted white bag (145mm wide, 75mm deep, 80mm high) with 3 layers of 8 tea lights divided by a white card with 1 tea light on top. The tea lights are made of creamy white wax with raised ring detail in silver metal cases with a wick. The bag is sealed at the top with 3 metal staples attaching a 4 colour printed card folded in two.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because, once ignited, it can suddenly and unexpectedly burst into flames. 20 incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.

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

Ireland,
France,
Spain,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0626/10

Finland

Category: Other

Product: Smoke alarm - Optinen Palovaroitin

Brand: Fireman

Name:

Type/number of model: BWK427, batch WK0910021

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round, white plastic smoke alarm, diameter 10.2 cm

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it does not adequately detect smoke.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0627/10

Finland

Category: Other

Product: Smoke alarm - Palo/Häkä Varoitin

Brand: Fireman

Name:

Type/number of model: BWK401C, batch WK0910023

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Round, white plastic smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, diameter 14.3 cm

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because it does not adequately detect smoke.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0628/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger for mobile phone

Brand: Celly

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: LH-208T, Bar code: 8 021735 191421

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for mobile phone with retractable cable.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances 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.  

Slovenia,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0629/10

Finland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - Talven Valot

Brand: Lumo

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: XML-807-10L/2305 Bar code: 6 430033 333686

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain in the form of flowers.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the live soldered terminal of the lamp holder is accessible.

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.