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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 35 - 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
1328/10

Lithuania

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cream gel for massage

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: 01 10

Batch number/Barcode: 4607017940556

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cream Gel in tube of 46ml

Country of origin: Russian Federation


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains diethylene glycol (INCI - diethyleneglycol), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1329/10

United Kingdom

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Lip gloss - Sundae lip gloss

Brand: Shudehill

Name:

Type/number of model: ‘Lip gloss icecream sundae’ UK retailer item# 12014 / barcode 5036740160952

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flip top plastic containers of lip gloss, finished to resemble small ‘ice cream sundaes’ i.e. ice cream in a serving glass. Retail packaging is a clear plastic tray of 24 units with a coloured cardboard header.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the lids can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntarily withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1330/10

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Sun roof - Hollandia

Brand: Webasto

Name:

Type/number of model: 700 (H700) and TSV 900 (H900). Manufactured from 1 January 2002 to 19 May 2009.

H700: Serial numbers from 6000000 to 6396298

H900: Serial numbers unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Opening/sliding sunroof to be fitted in the roof of motor vehicles.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

Due to a defect in the adhesive seal which joins the glass panel of the sunroof to its metal frame, there is a possibility that the glass panel may detach from the frame.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Spain,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Greece,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1331/10

France

Category: Machinery

Product: Garden trimmer - Grass-Bush Trimmer

Brand: Gardeo

Name:

Type/number of model: Model GDCBT41, EAN code 5411074120344

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Garden trimmer

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries during use because the blade guard does not have sufficient strength and fails to give the user adequate protection.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 11806.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1332/10

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair colouring creams - Perfect Color Intensive Creme

Brand: Venita

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. 001 Super rozjasniajacy blond naturalny;

2. 002 Super zesvetlujici svetly blond (Brightening golden blonde);

3. 003 Super zesvetlujici pastelovy blond (Brightening pastel blonde);

4. B10 Jasny blond;

5. B10 Svetly blond;

6. B20 Prirodní blond (Naturalny blond);

7. 70 Strední kastan (Sredni kasztan);

8. 75 Kavove hneda (Kawowy braz);

9. 80 Tmavy kastan;

10. 90 Cokoladovohneda;

11. 130 Burgund;

12. 131 Granatove jablko (Owoc granatu) + 131 new product packaging;

13. 141 Bordo;

14. 150 Rubin;

15. 160 Cerná visen (Ciemna wisnia);

16. 161 Visen;

17. 181 Baklazan;

18. 220 Cerný (Czarny)

Each colour shade is in several batches with numbers of EAN.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair colour cream in 50 ml tubes with cardboard packaging.

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Country of origin: Poland

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the ingredients include 2-nitro-p-phenylenendiamine and hydroquinone which are prohibited in cosmetic hair dye products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1333/10

The Netherlands

Category: Gadgets

Product: Horn - Party Air Horn

Brand: Grafix

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref no 25-0054; EAN code 5015934 354933

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic horn with pressurised gas container. Packaged in a plastic bag with card and warning highly flammable.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the gas contains propane, isobutane and butane.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1334/10

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - Nail Enamei

Brand: TMT

Name:

Type/number of model: Color 40

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink nail polish. White lid with gold stripe. Volume 12 ml.

Country of origin: Poland


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2 g/kg dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1335/10

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - Nail Polish BT

Brand: Beauty Treats

Name:

Type/number of model: Color 118 – Black, EAN 676768221188.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black nail polish with black lid. Volume approximately 56 fl.oz.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.3 g/kg benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1336/10

Bulgaria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick - 23 red-brown

Brand: BAOLISHI

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lipstick BAOLISHI in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 60.8 mg/kg of lead and 573.3 mg/kg of cadmium.

Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as lead and its compounds and cadmium and its compounds are prohibited for use in cosmetic products.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the items found ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1337/10

Bulgaria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lipstick - Lipstick BAOLISHI/JULINNA No 2 red, 3 pink, 4 red, 8 pink, 9 brown, 11 red and BAOLISHI No 70

Brand: BAOLISHI and BAOLISHI/JULINNA

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lipstick BAOLISHI and BAOLISHI/JULINNA in plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain cadmium. Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as cadmium and its compounds are prohibited for use in the cosmetic products.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the items found ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1338/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger

Brand: Enjoy

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TCNOK4 (AC-4)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for mobile phone.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the distances between the primary and secondary parts 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1339/10

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Elastic luggage cords / Bungee cords - 3 pc Stretch Cords

Brand: Boboriyong

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. MCC 1025 5034567810258.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Elastic cords with metal hooks on each end.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries to the user because the metal hooks can straighten out when they are under tension causing the elastic cords to recoil.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1340/10

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish - Nail Polisch

Brand: Opoola

Name:

Type/number of model: Color 6

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow nail polish in 8.5 ml glass bottle, with glitter, silver lid. Volume 8.5 ml.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.0 g/kg bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1341/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: GLO STORY

Name:

Type/number of model: GPO-3847,

Batch number/Barcode: 5999032738478

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children sweatshirt with green-white stripes, zip-fastener and a hood. The drawstring in the hood has knots on the ends. Size: 104.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

15
1342/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: GLO STORY KIDS

Name:

Type/number of model: BPO-5313

Batch number/Barcode: 5999032753136

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue sweatshirt with zip-fastener and hood. The hood includes a drawstring. Inscriptions: "52 GLO-STORY BOYS SINCE 1995" , GLO-STORY 1.9.9.5" Size: 104

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Chemical

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

The product also poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The product releases 496 mg/kg of 3,3'-dimetoxi-benzidin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and 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

16
1343/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Grace

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011548203

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Inscription on the front: "French kisses". Size: 104/110.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the use of toggles and a drawstring 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

17
1344/10

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Indoor amplified antenna - TV Indoor Antenna

Brand: EDC

Name:

Type/number of model: Item ref.: 3-0180 Bar code: 8 716176 301804

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Indoor amplified antenna consisting of a base surmounted by a foldable panel, two telescopic antennas and one circular antenna; potentiometer. CE mark, voltage 230V.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the level of insulation between the primary and secondary parts of the transformer is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1345/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's blouse - Girls Collection

Brand: Creem

Name:

Type/number of model: 81-1430

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's blouse with cords with free ends in the neck area. Height: 128 cm, 150 cm and 166 cm, composition: 95% cotton and 5% elastane. There is an inscription "Springtime" on the front. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Spain


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends 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.  

Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1346/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat - Eva Puzzle Mats

Brand: Euro-One

Name:

Type/number of model: code: YX-10-6, SE1021, EAN code: 8344102132132

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Varicoloured foam puzzle floor mat made up of 6 building blocks, each block comprising 6 squares with detachable letters or digits. Packed in transparent foil with adhered label comprising a picture of a playing child.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a serious 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 by the distributor. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

Slovakia  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1347/10

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Champ

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter in the form of a toaster. Cream and silver body with a brown top that resemble slices of bread. Black ignition button.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1348/10

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Champ

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighter that flashes a light when pressed to ignite. Light stays on as long as the ignition button is kept pressed. Silver and orange body.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1349/10

Latvia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Sof Mar

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No. W401

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walker with rocking function. The baby walker is plastic with a textile seat and a metal foldable construction which includes a tray for toys. There is a label attached with product brand, instructions and warnings. The product is available in two colours: blue and yellow. The product is packed in cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a child could fall down steps whilst using it.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1350/10

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy scooter – Scooter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink-coloured scooter with red wheels. Marked "Scooter". The hand grips are covered with pink soft foam. The scooter is sold in a black cardboard box with a black and white photograph of a boy on the scooter.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because fingers could get trapped and because the diameter of the handlebar ends is too small.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1131/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bathing shoes

Brand: Playshoes

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 4010952256031, Article No: 173910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bathing sandals made out of soft, transparent plastic, with buckle, structured soles, shoe length: 15.5 cm, size: 22/23.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.7% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 4.5-4.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 21,1-21,2 of di-"isobutyl" phthalate.

The bathing shoes may be worn by a child on its naked feet during long hours (at the beach) in the hot sunshine. The child's feet would thus be in intense contact with the plastic of the shoes, and thus the child's exposure to phthalates could be very high.

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

Hungary,
Estonia