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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 38 - 2010

Corrigendum
Notification 1237/10 from report 33 of 2010 has been removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the national authorities.

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
1415/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for boys

Brand: Fxo By Fixoni

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: F22007, bar code: 5706453220075

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt for boys with stripes and hood. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Inscription on the front: "MOTOR CYCLE COMPANY". Size: 98-128

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

2
1416/10

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Decorative cherries

Brand: MarHome

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 5200250 101754 and item: 10175 and 10 00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic cherries with green stalks. The products are packed in transparent plastic boxes, each containing 70 items, with a label that has the inscription MarHome. There is also a label with some information in Bulgarian.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the product resembles cherries which fit into the small-parts cylinder. It can be expected that consumers, especially small children, may confuse it with food and place the imitation cherries in their mouths.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1417/10

Bulgaria

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters - Saaili / Whrh Bghhyrriy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal gas lighters with a nozzle for refilling. They have the form of cylindrical beer cans and are 6.2 cm high. In the lower part of the lighter there is a torch with 6 lights which can be activated by pressing a button located on one side. The products are packed in cardboard boxes, each containing 6 items.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The products pose a risk of burns and fire 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1418/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ sweatshirts

Brand: Cactus Clone

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. model DISM-JF954, bar code 5998723189100;

2. model JPSW 903, bar code 5998723132731;

3. model DISM-JPSW 960, bar code 5998723189148;

4. model DISP-GPSW831, bar code 5998723185553.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirts with zip fastener and hood for babies, decorated with various motifs. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: from 6/9months to 18/23 months.

Country of origin: Cocos (Keeling) Islands


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hoods.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1419/10

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Child bicycle seat - Boodie

Brand: Cycletrack

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5750007829412

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child seat in silver colour intended to be mounted on an adults bicycle. The seat has a black safety harness.

Country of origin: Portugal


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic parts that attach the safety harness to the seat can break if a high force is applied. If the harness released there would be the possibility of the child falling.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1420/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for boys

Brand: Explorer

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: BTOP-POL2305-C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt with hood for boys. Inscription on the front: "EXP". The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 110-128

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

7
1421/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Wandeng

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: R-9468-TPL, bar code: 0010004023011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt with inscriptions on the front: "Classic", "e8". The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 104-128.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

8
1422/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Huasheng

Name:

Type/number of model: A-143B

Batch number/Barcode: 598258167

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood in various colours (light-blue, orange, pink). Inscription on the front: "Garments for Lord!" The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 104,110,122,128,134.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles.

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
1423/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat - Puzzle Spiel Matte

Brand: Bieco

Name:

Type/number of model: Puzzle mat/22-000777; EAN 4005544227773

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a foam puzzle mat with figures and letters. It comprises six parts. The maximum size of each part is 47 cm x 31 cm. The information printed on the packaging includes a CE marking, the supplier's address, a symbol showing that the toy must not be used by children under the age of three and a warning that it contains small parts that may cause choking.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the it contains small parts (parts of the letters and figures ) which could be swallowed by children

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 distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1424/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s trousers

Brand: Miss Grant

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW92110

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s trousers in black with two drawstrings in the waist area. Black decorative elements hang from the waist area. Sizes: 6-12 years

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist area with free ends that protrude more than 140 mm.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1425/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s cardigan

Brand: Lu Lu

Name:

Type/number of model: Article FW91851

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s cardigan in grey with 4 buttons, two pockets and a hood with two drawstrings in the neck area. Sizes: 4-6 years

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1426/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Archery set - Super toxophily set

Brand: Kingsport/Archery

Name:

Type/number of model: Archery set, Article No 830.318

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Archery set with sucker-tipped arrows and bow with rubber string.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to excessive laser output (4.8 mW which exceeds 1 mW).

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive or with the relevant European standards EN 60825 and EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1427/10

Germany

Category: Other

Product: Matches - Zünd-hölzer

Brand: Perkins House & Garden

Name:

Type/number of model: 5138249

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety matches; the box measures 50 mm x 35 mm x 13 mm; contents: 45 pieces.

Country of origin: Germany


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because, when striking the matches, the match heads can break and hot or burning parts of the match head could land on the user or on surrounding objects.

One incident of damage to clothing and carpeting reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European EN 1783.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1428/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Jeep Commander

Brand: Chrysler / Jeep

Name:

Type/number of model: Jeep Commander (XH) e4*2001/116*0095*05 to e4*2001/116*0095*12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles from model years 2007-2010 without a sliding roof are affected.

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

It is possible that the side airbags are not correctly positioned and that, in the event of an accident and under certain circumstances, the side airbags could open behind the B-pillar trim increasing the risk of injury for the occupant.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Greece,
Finland,
Lithuania,
Spain,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1429/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin cream - Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Skin Toning Cream

Brand: Tura

Name:

Type/number of model: P0208B09: Minimum durability: E0211

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin cream, pale pink, perfumed, in a plastic tube, 50 g, packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.3 mg /100 g of methyldibromo glutaronitrile, the use of which is forbidden in the manufacturing and processing of any cosmetic product in the EU.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1430/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Arino

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: FT-18,

Batch number/Barcode: 2007111010186

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood. Inscription on the front: Best. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 98

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

17
1431/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ outfit

Brand: Cactus Clone

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: JJOG9181, bar code: 5998723184167

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Babies’ outfit consisting of two parts with a bear figure on the front. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 6/9 M, 9/12 M

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

18
1432/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Gold Champion

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: K-38, bar code: 6108860900088

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue children’s outfit. The sweatshirt includes a hood with drawstring. Inscriptions on the front include: "Snall Gang", "Leacue Ataca" "London Falcon". Size: 2.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

19
1433/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfits

Brand: Ke Yi Qi

Name:

Type/number of model: Model:

1. K-908,

2. K-904

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Dark-blue children’s outfit. Inscription: "Fashion" and "Fashion SITE". The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 18 M.

2. Red children’s outfit with flower motif and inscription: "Luckly star". The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hoods.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1434/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Glo-Story Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: GFY-4586, bar code: 5999032745865

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black children’s jacket with hood. The hood includes a drawstring. Size: 104

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

21
1435/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Sancred Denim

Name:

Type/number of model: CUF1155M

Batch number/Barcode: 10026475

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit consisting of two parts. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstring and metal toggles on the ends. The front and the back of the sweatshirt and also the trousers are decorated with tiny decorative stones. Size: 98-104.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood and of choking because the decorative stones are easily detached and could be put in the mouth and swallowed.

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

22
1436/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt for boys

Brand: Glo Story Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: BPO-5947

Batch number/Barcode: 5999032759473

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue sweatshirt for boys with drawstring in the hood. Inscriptions on the front: "G-Story" "G-005". Size: 116

Country of origin: China


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Chemical,
Strangulation

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 3,3'-dimethoxy benzidine (490 mg/kg) and a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1437/10

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Mascara

Brand: Carlo Di Roma

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No 1204,

Batch number/Barcode: 8436002470831

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brown mascara. Clear bottle containing brown liquid with black screw cap with brush.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains N-nitrosodiethanolamine (3652 µg/kg) which is classified as a human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1438/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ jacket

Brand: Yilisi

Name:

Type/number of model: NY-B 9553

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink padded jacket for small children. The hood includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Inscription on the front: "DANCES". Size: 98

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles.

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

25
1439/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ jacket

Brand: Yilisi

Name:

Type/number of model: NY-B 9556

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue padded jacket for babies. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic adjusting tabs on the ends. Size: 110

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood. In addition, the plastic adjusting tabs on the elastic drawstring may case injuries to the eyes or face when fixing/releasing the drawstring.

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

26
1440/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Nice Wear

Name:

Type/number of model: GL-072

Batch number/Barcode: 05966699853558

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s outfit consisting of three parts. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstring. The front part is decorated with a motif of the Eiffel tower and small decorative elements. The trousers also have a drawstring in the waist area. Size: 98.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood;

- injuries because the drawstring in the waist is not fixed at, at least, one point;

- choking because the decorative elements can be easily removed and thus could be swallowed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1441/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Goloxy

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: MQ 829, bar code: 7501947315835

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light-blue outfit for children with a drawstring in the hood of the sweatshirt. Inscription: VIXEN SNOW. Size: 128

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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