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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 20 - 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
0799/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy military aircraft - Military

Brand: R&T

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 60799, nº 785 A B,

Batch number/Barcode: 8436019660799

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 6 toy military aircraft models in a blister pack. The labelling carries the statement that these toys are not recommended for children under three years of age, and the details identifying the importer and the CE mark.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the planes can easily come off exposing dangerous axles.

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

2
0800/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Set of toy trucks - 12 Funny Truck

Brand: Hengyuxing Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 2068-12, item No 0611C156, bar code: 8499690680890

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of nine small toy trucks packaged in a plastic blister on cardboard. On the front and back there are the inscriptions: "Top the Builder, 12 Funny Truck, Fun for all!!, Collect us all!!, Style truck." There is also the No 2068-12 and the symbol 3+.. On the back there are photographs of the six trucks, and the lower part is marked with the symbol indicating that the toy is unsuitable for children under the age of three years, CE marking and recycling symbols..

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the planes can easily come off exposing dangerous axles.

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

3
0801/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy horses - Champion Beauty`s

Brand: Simba

Name:

Type/number of model:

Supplier reference No 10 432 6646

Reference PICWIC 1617444

Batch number/Barcode: 2400016174449 or 4006592466466 Batch number: 090711208

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of two toy horses with accessories; there are four different types of sets.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a magnet with a high magnetic flux index may break off as a result of an impact to the head of the horse and could be swallowed.

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

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

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0802/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy with key ring

Brand: Bukowski

Name:

Type/number of model: 7340031302753

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of a bear with a key ring

Country of origin: Sweden


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of an easily detachable small part (the metal fastener) that could be swallowed by a child.

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 retailer.  

Slovenia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0804/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: Wei Mei

Name:

Type/number of model: 6568 6569 /SL

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with dark blue bicycle. The doll has a ponytail and a pink tracksuit.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has accessible 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0805/10

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lightening cream - Aufhellercreme, Fair&White - Creme Eclaircissante - Whitening Cream

Brand: Fair & White

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 3 425123 645391

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding box with label, 50 ml/1.7 fl.oz opaque, white-painted metal tube, white plastic screw-top, single-colour printed text.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2 ± 0.2% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening agent.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Information to consumers by the dealer.  

Compulsory measures: Information to consumers by the dealer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0806/10.

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lightening cream - Aufhellercreme, La Creme Traitante Eclaircissante, Skin Light

Brand: Skin Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Lot: CSL DI5, tube seam: 01122011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding box with inscription containing 50 ml / 1.7 fl.oz tube of opaque white plastic with a screw cap of opaque red plastic, printed in several colours.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.6 ± 0.2% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening agent.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Information to consumers by the dealer.  

Compulsory measures: Information to consumers by the dealer.  

United Kingdom,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0807/10

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Spiky glove

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4 250238 239321, Article No 823932, ID130542

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fingerless glove of soft elastic plastic with orange and violet spikes; CE mark on package, together with the indication "not suitable for children aged less than three years"..

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it catches fire easily and the fire quickly spreads to the entire glove.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0808/10

Czech Republic

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swimming belt

Brand: Ricky

Name:

Type/number of model: Swimming belt Art. B-5

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swimming belt which can be adjusted by a black strip and attached by a plastic clip. The product is wrapped in a plastic film.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because the fastening clip may easily come loose.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0809/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Fiat - Punto

Name:

Type/number of model: 199, EC type approval e3*2001/116*0217*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2009.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, owing to an electronic problem, the deactivated passenger airbag can be reactivated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Finland,
Hungary,
Denmark,
Greece,
Portugal,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0810/10

Poland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp

Brand: Itre

Name:

Type/number of model: art. 1151/C-CO; model: ACTUS 1 COM.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Desk-lamp. Metal, silver-coloured base and a plastic, white shade.

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cord is not properly protected where it enters the metal base of the lamp and not properly anchored to prevent it from being pulled out.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0811/10

Austria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Changing table - Baby care changing mat

Brand: Bebe Jou

Name:

Type/number of model: Serial number: 680056 Manufacturer No: 62065

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wedge-shaped changing mat - orange coloured with a picture of a dog.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 0.26% 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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0813/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy telephone - Music Telephone

Brand: Beautiful Woman

Name:

Type/number of model: 1106, Item no.: 4963668, EAN code: 8713149636680

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two toy telephones, battery operated, interconnected by a white cable. Made from pink and white plastic with purple buttons.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 84.8 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

16
0814/10

Malta

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer - 210 mm (8.5") Flexible LED Torch

Brand: Rolson

Name:

Type/number of model: 60736

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 210 mm (8.5") flexible LED torch with a class 3A laser. Silver-coloured body with a black neck (14 cm long) and silver-coloured head. The product has three button batteries and a magnet at the base.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3 laser which is dangerous if a direct beam, or even a beam reflected off a reflective surface, strikes the unprotected eye.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by distributor and importer.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0815/10

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk lamp

Brand: Techno-Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: R08W19 (Gumi SERCE 1044)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Desk lamp in the form of a heart. The lampshade is made from a red rubber-like material. The base is a metal spiral.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the connection between the lamp holder and the cord anchorage is not secured against loosening and live parts are thus accessible.

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

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

Poland