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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 42 - 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
1544/10

Cyprus

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Floating seat - Fun

Brand: Jilong

Name:

Type/number of model: JL 037021NPF, Barcode 6926799211424

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable, floating baby seat 66 cm with an integrated, inflatable shade in the form of a mushroom. There is also an integrated toy consisting of three plastic balls in a transparent tube.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements that give the impression that it is a toy and also a wind-catching structure. Children under 3 years old may capsize in this seat, with the risk that their head goes underwater and it may not be possible for them to return to the upright position on their own.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1545/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers - Vogue

Brand: MALI ZMAJ

Name:

Type/number of model: No: H-43 Size: 4, 6, 8

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers, brand MALI ZMAJ ®. There is a functional fastening cord in the waist area with a fixing tunnel. Composition: 95% cotton and 5% lycra. On the front there is an embroidered pattern made of attached sequins and the inscription: Vogue. There is an attached label with the following information: No: H-43, Size: 4, 6, 8, The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cords in the waist area are not fixed to the garment in at least one point and the measured length of the free ends of the cords is 220 mm while the permissible maximum value is 140 mm.

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

3
1546/10

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding stool - Heavy Quality Folding Stool

Brand: Home Connection

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 183/105;

Batch number/Barcode: 5050565041319

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding stool with plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently strong and can collapse whilst a person is standing on it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14183.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1547/10

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Baby rattle toy - Baby concert – Kid music fun

Brand: Gusto baby

Name:

Type/number of model: Type Baby Concert EC 6890

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of musical toys, different colours designated for children over 6 months.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toy can easily break releasing small parts that fit into the small part cylinder

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1548/10

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toys - Children's Toy

Brand: Shangxi Toy Base

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of soft plastic bath toys, with different shapes and colours.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the toys can easily be broken and the resulting small parts can be swallowed by children. 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

6
1549/10

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Night light - Kis Méretû Estei Lámpa

Brand: Ante

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5999048418425

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Night-light made from white PVC in the shape of a heart with a transparent plastic butterfly affixed. Packed in blister with the wording Kis Plietilén Színes Fluoreszkáló.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is made from material which is not sufficiently resistant to heat and may consequently deform leading to the possibility that live parts can be accessed. It poses a particular risk for children because it is decorated with a child-appealing motif which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged in the socket.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1550/10

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - C2, C3, C3 Pluriel, C8 and Dispatch III

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model:

e2*98/14*0254*20,

e2*98/14*0254*17,

e2*2001/116*0317*02,

e2*98/14*0256*06,

e2*2001/116*0289*06,

e2*98/14*0257*09,

e2*98/14*0258*09,

e2*98/14*0258*08,

e2*2001/116*0266*08.

VIN/Chassis Nos: VF7 ****** 13374222 to VF7 ****** 97534321.

The recall concerns model year 2008 vehicles.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a software problem could cause vehicle lights to randomly go out when not required, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Greece,
Bulgaria,
Malta,
Portugal,
Sweden,
Hungary,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1551/10

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy - Car Jigsaw

Brand: Lanka Kade

Name:

Type/number of model: AJ01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chunky 4 piece jigsaw made of rubber wood. Shaped like a car with a driver. Painted in bright blue, red and orange colours. Product dimensions : Size: 125 x 95 x 25 mm

Country of origin: Sri Lanka


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the orange-coloured driver can fit into the small parts cylinder.

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 importer.  

Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1552/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Clogs - Lady EVA Flip

Brand: Hats

Name:

Type/number of model: L-10042-X

EAN 4047445002417,

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink clogs with pink decorations, without heel straps, made of plastic/size 38, packaged in transparent, colourless plastic bag/marking.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains acetophenone at a level of 740 + 93 mg/ kg of plastic and 2-phenyl-2-propanol at a level of 1723 + 45 mg/kg of plastic as volatile substances in the plastic. Both these substances are classified as injurious to health by the BfR. They may induce allergic reactions and they cause dermatitis in the event of prolonged contact with the skin. Inhalation of the fumes may give rise to headaches or nausea and in concentrated form may have a quasi-narcotic effect and cause poisoning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1553/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing

Brand: TINGBA

Name:

Type/number of model: model: DTX-66, bar code: 6938073893066

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two-piece baby summer clothing including a red t-shirt with raglan sleeves and a short reach to the knees. The front of the t-shirt is decorated with sea animal looking stitch-works. The rubberized waist area of the short contains a cord tieable from external with knots on the spare ends. The right bottom of the leg of the short is decorated with a red octopus stitch work. Size: 30 months.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the cords with knots in the waist area which are not fixed at, at least, one point.

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
1554/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - Giulietta

Brand: Alfa Romeo

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers between 7015114 and 7029602. See attached list of chassis numbers.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bushing of the rear wishbone may not be correctly fitted in the seat on the same wishbone. As a result, under certain conditions, the wheel could become separated from the wishbone, causing a risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

The Netherlands,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1555/10

United Kingdom

Category: Other

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

Brand: Top Tools

Name:

Type/number of model: 42525. 5039164425256.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Elastic cords with metal hooks on each end used as luggage straps.

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
1556/10

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product:  Plastic doll - DS558 Kids of the World 60009 White Girl doll 

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Plastic doll: DS558 Kids of the World 60009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:  A plastic white female doll approximately 20 cm tall with brown shoulder length woven in hair, a flowery printed dress and white underwear. The doll has moveable arms and legs and grey plastic eyes. The doll is included in a Child development assessment kit and does not have any packaging.

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the doll can be easily popped out and could be swallowed by a child.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1557/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy helicopter - Super Lovely Helicopter

Brand: Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model number: 456; Bar code: 4893126410206

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy plastic helicopter in clear plastic bag with colourful label.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached which could be swallowed.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1558/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Horn

Brand: Coca-Cola (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number SM110510

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic horn in the form of a Coca-Cola bottle with red, navy blue, orange and green stripes and a picture of a football. Text “Coca-Cola” in white letters. Black cord attached to the bottleneck.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains a high concentration of lead, 130-160 mg/kg.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.