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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 29 - 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
1087/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Pink Panther

Brand: Jemini

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy in the form of the Pink Panther character.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups on the hands of the toy can be easily detached and put in the mouth by children (they pass entirely through Template E).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1088/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Angel doll

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Angel doll - reference 8926 (No bar code)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jointed plastic doll, approximately 28 cm long, with blond hair including one red lock, dressed in a check shirt, yellow pants and red shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- 17% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the face, 6% in the arms and legs and 8% in the shoes;

- 11% of di-"iso-nonyl" phthalate (DINP) in the arms and legs and 8% in the shoes.

According to the 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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1089/10

Austria

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Sky lantern - Himmelslaterne

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 4 005558 000416 Art. No. 100045

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red/white sky lantern in transparent packaging.

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because sky lanterns are flying balloons with a burner inside to generate hot air. When the lantern is in the air, it is not possible to predict its direction. It is then very difficult or impossible to avoid the lantern coming into contact with flammable material, e.g. dry vegetation or buildings.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1090/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Alfa Romeo 147

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 190, EC type approval: e3*98/14*0070

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2010, fitted with the Pirelli Zero Nero 215/40 ZR18 89W tyres. The VINs of the affected vehicles are: ZAR93700003397789 - ZAR93700003465637 and ZAR93700005257483 - ZAR93700005270696.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the formation of a tear in the side of the tyre which can lead to a loss of pressure in the tyre and in consequence to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1091/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby jacket

Brand: Leo-poldi

Name:

Type/number of model: 013100080,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 999016100789

OECD Portal Category:

Description: pink, orange and light-blue quilted jacket with hood and knots on its ends. Size: 62-68, 98-104 and 74-80.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1092/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Trousers for girls

Brand: GRACE

Name:

Type/number of model: WT9316,

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011593166

OECD Portal Category:

Description: trousers for girls in pink and violet with pockets decorated with small stars. There is a drawstring in the waist area with knots and toggles on the ends. Size: 116-140

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1093/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for girls

Brand: YILISI

Name:

Type/number of model: NY-B8811

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green sweatshirt for girls with zip-fastener and hood. The hood includes a drawstring. The word "Player" is inscribed on the front and is decorated with glitter. Size: 104

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

8
1094/10

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night Light

Brand: PET

Name:

Type/number of model: BNL-48

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night lamp with a yellow cover decorated with moons, stars and Christmas tree shapes. The rest of the body is white. Has a switch at the bottom to turn it on and off.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock for children because it is child-appealing. It is possible to change the lamp or gain access to the internal live parts whilst the mains socket-mounted nightlight is connected to the power supply.

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 and recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1095/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: GRACE

Name:

Type/number of model: WT9083

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011590837

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The trousers are decorated with sequins and an inscription ("Sport"). The waist part of the trousers includes a drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Colour: violet, grey, pink. Size: 98-104.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstring in the waist area. Furthermore the sequins pose a risk of choking since they can be easily removed and children can inhale or ingest them.

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
1096/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children`s trousers

Brand: OneWay

Name:

Type/number of model: 9402,

Batch number/Barcode: 5998399394020

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children`s trousers.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injury due to the presence of drawstring in the waist area.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1097/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's track suit

Brand: AD MIRING

Name:

Type/number of model: KT-961

Batch number/Barcode: 7453002698202

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue track suit consisting of two parts for boys. The upper part includes a hood with drawstring. The waist part of the trousers is supplied with an unfixed drawstring. Inscription: "FBX STRONGESTTHREAD PMENT RIENHS". Size: 110

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The product releases 291 mg/kg of dimethoxy-benzidine.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1098/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for boys

Brand: H&S

Name:

Type/number of model: N-8676C,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 58258168

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue sweatshirt with zip fastener and a hood with drawstring. Plastic toggles are tied to the ends of the drawstring. Inscriptions on the front side: "FELDS" "LEISURETON" and the head of a lion. Size: 98

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1099/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt

Brand: GLO STORY KIDS

Name:

Type/number of model: BPO-5948,

Batch number/Barcode: 599932759480

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red sweatshirt with zip fastener and a hood with a drawstring with knotted ends. Inscription: "GLO * STORY*" "053" Size: 98-128

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1100/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Transporter

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model: Transporter T5 GP; Type: 7E

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model year: 2010 (produced from 02.11.2009 to 10.11.2009). VINs are available in the attached document.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bonnet lock may not have been fastened with the specified tightening torque. If the bonnet lock is not correctly tightened, the bolts may become loose. As a result, the bonnet may suddenly open when driving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

Finland,
Hungary,
Greece,
Spain,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1101/10

Slovenia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters

Brand: 1. Dove (chocolate bar),
2. DONG FANG HONG (pack of chewing gum)

Name:

Type/number of model: 20181219Y43/20081218A (chocolate),
(chewing gum not available)

Batch number/Barcode: 6 912 008 577719 (chocolate),
6962 8801 (chewing gum)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Lighter in a form of a chocolate bar; filled with gas; can be easily activated by a lever. Dimensions: length 70mm, width: 27mm, thickness: 13mm;

2. Lighter in a form of a pack of chewing gum; filled with gas; can be easily activated by a lever. Dimensions: length 75mm, width: 20mm, thickness: 11mm.

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 those under 51 months of age.

The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1102/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - Kawasaki Z1000

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model: models ZR1000DAF/DAS, (Z1000) and ZR1000EAF (Z1000 ABS)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers:

1. ZR1000DAF/DAS - JKAZRT00DDA000096 to JKAZRT00DDA010442;

2. ZR1000EAF - JKAZRT00DEA002687 to JKAZRT00DEA010446.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries the position of the brake hose allows it to move up and down through a guide attached to the front fender as the front suspension moves. On some of the affected units, as the left front brake hose moves up and down through the guide under hard braking, a section of the hose can come into contact with the still-rotating brake disc. This might result in leakage of the brake fluid, diminishing the effectiveness of the front brake system and leading to a risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1103/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Bubbles - Bubble toy 3 pcs set

Brand: Bubbles Jianhui TM

Name:

Type/number of model: SSP247326 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 plastic bottles (115 ml) in different colours containing liquid packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

These products pose a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the toys contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1104/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Henna hand paint - "Elruha Export Quality Heena"

Brand: Elruha

Name:

Type/number of model: Printed on the label: Ko 56522, L-NU-L, MC:841200; 28.04.2010, Verda 20, L-NU-00049-10-baa, Henna Handfärbemittel [hand paint], 10-0056209-001-01, AGF305

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green plastic bag, multicoloured print, with strap; on the inside, clear heat-sealed plastic bag.

Country of origin: India


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains 2.6 x 106 CFU/g of Pantoea agglomerans, which can cause sepsis and infection of the uric tract. - Also Bacillus firmus is present.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1105/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Bath gel

Brand: Soapland

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 4 014531 966359; Batch No: DB 090210

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bath gel contained in a 45ml PVC bag in the shape of a parrot.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated with more than 107 CFU/g of Burkholderia cepacia which can cause infection for people with cystic fibrosis or a weakened immune system.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the remaining stocks ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1106/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - BMW 1 Series Cabrio (US model) and BMW 1 Series Coupé (US model).

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: Type corresponds to 182 and 1C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: US vehicles manufactured between December 2007 (series launch) and May 2010. Vehicles with a European type-approval are not affected. The US vehicles were sold to members of the US military within Europe.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the clearance between the front seatbelt retractor and the sound insulation is too small. In a crash of sufficient severity, with deployment of the front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load-limiter it is possible in very exceptional cases that the sound insulation around the front seatbelt retractor could ignite.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1107/10

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Altea and Toledo

Brand: SEAT

Name:

Type/number of model: Altea and Toledo with diesel engine and without stationary heating.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars manufactured between 1 December 2006 and 21 December 2007. The chassis numbers (VINs) concerned are in the following ranges:

VSS ZZZ 5PZ7R023900 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ7R077059

VSS ZZZ 5PZ7Z 000231 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ7Z 000233

VSS ZZZ 5PZ8R 000021 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ8R 043888

VSS ZZZ 5PZ8Z 000001 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ8Z 000132

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the earthing wire for the electric heating element of the additional air heating can be incorrectly screwed into place. An incorrectly secured earthing wire may cause overheating (the wire overheats in the cable connection area) and, in the worst-case scenario, it may set the vehicle on fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Finland,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1108/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby`s camisoles

Brand: Vis Vitalis

Name:

Type/number of model: Sizes: 22 code 610410, 24 code 610422, 24 code 610411, 26 code 610423 /

Batch number/Barcode: 2 000000 021775/ and 26 code 610412.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby`s camisoles of brand Vis Vitalis, designed, produced and supplied with textile cords in the waist area that are intended to be tied at the sides. On the front there is a glued-on picture of a teddy bear's head with the inscription: "Vis Vitalis". Category of consumers - children aged 0-36 months. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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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 no comply with the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1109/10

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflector

Brand: Fjällräven

Name:

Type/number of model: This information is not available.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Slap wrap reflector. Products were given to consumers free of charge.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The results for retroreflection are so low, that it can not be regarded as a safe visibility accessory.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.

Voluntary measures: Information to consumers by the importer.  

Compulsory measures: Information to consumers by the importer.  

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1110/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shoes

Brand: 'XJH'

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's shoes, pink coloured, with upper and lining made of artificial materials. The sole is made of thermo rubber and has a wedge heel. There are two straps with a common buckle in the form of a ribbon with a bead; and a sewn band in the area of the toes on which there is an attached plastic figure of a kitten's head with eyes and mouth made of beads. On the insole there is an inscription: 'XJH'.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1111/10

France

Category: Toys

Product: Mini-quad - Dirt Quad

Brand: Razor

Name:

Type/number of model: 24 V RAZOR

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mini-quad

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the braking system is incomplete (does not have a locking brake in braking position);

- there are sharp edges on the disc brake;

- the suspension system is non compliant, as the gap between two consecutive spirals of the spring is too wide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1112/10

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Bed guard

Brand: Mamas & Papas

Name:

Type/number of model: Sold Under Argos Catalogue Number 376/4116

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fabric Coated Metal Bedrail.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when a single-sided bed guard is installed in position in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, the gap between the mattress and the bed guard is too wide. Therefore children can suffer injuries from falling and due to an entrapment hazard.

Incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1114/10

The Netherlands

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain - 100 Mini Lights

Brand: KSD

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 090691

Batch number/Barcode: 8711277496916. Only products with the batch code 2009 03 are affected.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light chain with 100 lamps, 230 V, 50 Hz, 32 W, Class II, IP20, in carton box

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical contacts can be easily pushed out.

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

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

Italy,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1115/10

Malta

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker - Baby Mix baby walker

Brand: Alexis

Name:

Type/number of model: Roane baby walker

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: baby walker

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because when pushed over an edge, it does not come to a halt. Furthermore, the product is not equipped with any device that would prevent a fall down stairs.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

30
1116/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: BCB-15 Bar code: 6419943427999

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger for vehicle.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the hazardous live parts of the fuse holder and the mains fuse become accessible, either during insertion or removal of the fuse or after the fuse has been removed.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1117/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Police set - Police of Sets

Brand: Junye

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy set which consisting of a police badge, a radio, a water bottle, a pair of binoculars and a toy gun which fires darts with suction cups as the impact surface.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

32
1118/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Police set

Brand: Junye

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The sample was a toy set which consisted of a pair of handcuffs and a toy gun which fired darts with suction cups as the impact surface.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1119/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toys - Stickymix i/c

Brand: Gamaco

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is sold in a semi-transparent ball in a vending machine. The ball contains two soft snakelike figures, one brown, another yellow.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the yellow toy contains 51.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), and 12.2% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

- the brown toy contains 52.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 12.4% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to the 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.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

34
1120/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Police set - The Super Weapon

Brand: Junye

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The sample was a toy set which consisted of a police certificate, a radio, a small dartboard style target and two toy guns which fired darts with suction cups as the impact surface.

Country of origin: China


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Suffocation

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
1121/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic rattle - 4 pc Magnetic Rattlesnake Eggs

Brand: MIE Ltd

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Four magnets in a blister pack with a black insert card and green detailing.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets have a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG2mm2 and could cause an intestinal blockage if they were both swallowed by a child.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure ordered by the authorities.