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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 22 - 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

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0841/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shoes

Brand: Mou NtaiN

Name:

Type/number of model: B01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's footwear made of gold and green imitation leather with rhinestones on the upper.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the small decorative rhinestones can be easily removed and may be swallowed or inhaled.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0842/10

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hairdryer - Satin Pro and Satin Hair Colour

Brand: Braun

Name:

Type/number of model: Type number: 3549. Production codes from 701 to 852.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hairdryer

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because there is a possibility that it may short-circuit, overheat and start burning if left plugged in in a very humid environment, even when switched off.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Luxembourg,
Ireland,
Greece,
Poland,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0843/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model VFR1200FA,

Type SC63,

EC type-approval e4*2002/24*2383*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle. Products from model year 2010 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the hooks fastening the top box to the motorcycle could break causing the top box to fall off and leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0844/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of rattles for babies

Brand: Baby Concert

Name:

Type/number of model: 885-9

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of four varicoloured plastic rattles for babies. Packed in transparent plastic bag closed with printed cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts.

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 supplier.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0845/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt - TRN BOY

Brand: Terranova Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 13801001, TSM 6189

Batch number/Barcode: 1000142684976

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt in army green colour with yellow trim at the end of the sleeves and the inner of the hood, intended for children of 3 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with free end drawstrings and across the front there is the inscription: "Bad Boys Caribbean".

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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

6
0846/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt - TRN BOY

Brand: Terranova Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CFC0013241001

Batch number/Barcode: 1000136082498

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt with a zipper and blue and white stripes, intended for children of 3 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with free end drawstrings.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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

7
0847/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's dress - TRN GIRL

Brand: Terranova Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CFC0013775001 Bar Code: 1000142706814

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's strapless multicoloured dress intended for children up to 7 years old. The dress has two free end halter neck functional cords.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of free end halter neck functional cords.

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

8
0848/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's blouse - TRN GIRL

Brand: Terranova Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CFC00137500001 Bar Code: 1000146987257

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blouse intended for girls up to 3 years old with green, violet, yellow, red and pink stripes. The blouse consists of a shoulder strap on the left hand side of the garment.

Country of origin: Bangladesh


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a non-continuous shoulder strap.

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

9
0849/10

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs

Brand: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq

Name:

Type/number of model: Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs used with various Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers:

HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500. dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700, dx6000, dx6500 and dx6700

Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500 and V6700

HP Compaq: 6510b, 6515b, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s and 6720s

HP: G6000 and G7000

The notebook computers themselves are not subject to the recall action.

All affected packs will have a CT coding that includes the following sequences where ^ can be any letter A-Z or number 0-9: 62940^^AXV ^^^^ 65000^^B5V^^^^ 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V ^^^^, 65033BGU^^^^ 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035BGV^^^^ 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^ Not all packs that include one of these sequences is subject to the recall. Verification of the complete code by HP is required.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: There are four different battery pack designs, each of which is compatible with a subset of the listed notebook computers. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack. They are black and rectangular in appearance with safety markings and labelling.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because there is the possibility that the batteries can overheat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Greece,
Cyprus,
Slovenia,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0850/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Beach toy - Sand Toys

Brand: JIA XIN

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 3360 Bar code: 8429283033604

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy consisting of a red, plastic spade and a green spade-holder. At the top of the spade-holder there is an orange truncated-cone-shaped receptacle. The spade holder is bent, ending in a yellow cog or waterwheel that turns. The product is sold in a net tied with a label bearing a picture of two boys and a girl playing on a sandy beach.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the water wheel can easily come off leaving a sharp edge.

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

11
0851/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy

Brand: Fou d'bois

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 3700156611002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pig made of painted wood on a blue wooden car with green wheels.

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 by children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0852/10

The Netherlands

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children`s clothing

Brand: LCKR

Name:

Type/number of model: Style no: 0101406 /0101408 /0101422

/0101440 /0102112 /0102504

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 4 boys` sweatshirts, 1 girls` coat and 1 girls' tunic

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords/drawstrings in the hood and in the neck area.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Estonia,
Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0853/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio-controlled helicopter - Q- Exceed

Brand: Weizuan Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: S006

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter and AC/DC adaptor in cardboard box with pictures and plastic window.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because:

1. the internal insulation between the input and output circuits is not sufficient;

2. internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position;

3. the dimensions of the live and neutral pins are incorrect.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0854/10

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric Fan - 18" Commercial Fan

Brand: Taster

Name:

Type/number of model: 45T-S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a pedestal black oscillating fan, size 18" for domestic use. It has two switches. One switch for on/off operation (3 speeds) and one switch for the oscillation mode. 240V-50Hz, 130W, CLASS I

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily overturn.

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
0855/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Jazz and Civic

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model:

Jazz: GG4, GG5, GG6

Civic: FN1, FN2, FN3, FN4, FK1, FK2, FK3.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car. The recall concerns certain 2010 model year vehicles, manufactured between 2 February 2010 and 6 April 2010 and within the VIN range as indicated in the attached document.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as a brake pedal pin retaining clip may not be installed, in which case it is possible for the brake pedal pin to become detached.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Cyprus,
Denmark,
Estonia,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Malta,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0856/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle for babies

Brand: Baby Favorite

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 23321

Batch number/Barcode: 841242233218

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rattle for a baby's pram with five plastic parts of different shapes and colours. Between the figures are little balls, also of different colours. There are two orange rings at the ends of the rattle. The product is packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can release small parts:

- the knot on one end of the cord on the rattle can come undone releasing the coloured balls threaded on the cord;

- the plastic parts can break releasing the plastic balls contained inside.

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
0857/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Corsa D

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2010 model year vehicles, with VIN numbers from A 4 056611 to B 4 000023 (factory: Zaragoza, Spain) and from A 6 028704 to B 6 000004 (factory: Eisenach, Germany).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Spain,
Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the handbrake cable end fitting can move into the support bracket, resulting in a loss of the handbrake function which could potentially lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Bulgaria,
Finland,
Malta,
Poland,
Sweden,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Hungary,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0858/10

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Toyota Lexus

Name:

Type/number of model: LS460 and LS600h

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects certain vehicles equipped with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). See attached list of VIN numbers.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as, under some circumstances, the Variable Gear Ratio Steering, "VGRS", system can cause the steering wheel to become off-centred by approximately 90 degrees.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Ireland,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Poland,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0859/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' hair accessories

Brand: "Lovely" Fashion Accessories

Name:

Type/number of model: 9452

Batch number/Barcode: 2 360000 094521

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair accessories - children's set: 1 hairband, 6 elastics, 2 elastics with hearts and ribbons attached to them and 2 hairpins. The products are available in various colours: red, purple, yellow, pink and blue. The hairband is made of plastic. On the inside there are two rows of sharp teeth. On the outside there is a textile band on which there is a plastic decoration - a flower and two hearts. The accessories are sold in cellophane packaging on which there are two stickers.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Choking

The hair band poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges and a risk of choking because the flower can be detached and swallowed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0860/10

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Heat pump - Ground Source Heat Pump

Brand: Lämpöässä

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0704700399001002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Heat pump type V10.5

Tall metal electrical heating pump appliance. Grey in colour. Units supplied are single phase.

Country of origin: Finland


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because two cables are electrically overloaded and because of badly connected wires.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0770/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - High school musical 2

Brand: Disney

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8592548219805, item n. Q1021980, NO. 1203-05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's plastic hinged mobile phone - white and red, with a red string to hang it around the neck of a child. The cover has a picture of a boy and the title "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2". The product is packed in a blister with a blue background and pictures of 6 young people, a yellow title `HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL`, Disney logo and other marking

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 93.5 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

22
0771/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy mobile phone - Hannah Montana

Brand: Ding Li

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's plastic hinged mobile phone - white and pink, with a transparent antenna and a pink string to hang it around the neck of a child. The cover of the mobile is equipped with a label "HANNAH MONTANA". Two small batteries are part of the packaging. The product is packed in a blister with a pink cardboard background, big title "HANNAH MONTANA", 5 photos, logo Ding Li and other marking.

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 92.7 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.