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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 52 - 2010

Corrigendum
Notification 1961/10 has been removed from the RAPEX website pending the clarification of the risk.

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
1947/10

Bulgaria

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Products imitating fruit

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 4300175785747

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food-imitating products made of polystyrene in the form of a sugar-coated apple in miniature, in yellow and red colours; a cherry in red colour; a pear in miniature, in yellow and red colours. The fruits are attached to wires imitating stems. They are sold in packaging with a cardboard base, a transparent plastic front with pictures of a Christmas tree and a candy cane. There is a label with the inscription Kaufland Bulgaria. Each package contains 16 apples. On the back of the packaging there is a label with inscriptions in seven languages, including Bulgarian and the barcode.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the imitation fruit can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth and swallowed by children, especially small children who may confuse them with real fruit.

The products do 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

2
1948/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Wheel rims (Dezent RE, Enzo W)

Brand: Dezent , Enzo

Name:

Type/number of model: Dezent RE: 6" x 15"; Enzo W: 7" x 16" and 6.5" x 16"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The rims concerned were made in August, September and October 2010 and have the following product reference and batch numbers:

Product reference number  Batch number

EWP8SA35                        EWP8SA35T

EWZ8SA40                        EWZ8SA35T

TREK2SA38                      TREK2SA38T

TREK3SA46                      TREK3SA46T

TREK0SA48                      TREK0SA48T

TREK8SA48                      TREK8SA48T

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk because faulty bevelling of the central hole of the wheel rims concerned could lead to wheel nuts being lost and the risk of a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1949/10

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair dye (Herbal Naturally Black Henna)

Brand: Herbal

Name:

Type/number of model: batch no ger-10 mfg.dt.: oct. 2009 exp dt.: sep 2012, art. no rks05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue/green printed cardboard box with picture of a woman, containing paper sachets each in turn containing one sealed aluminium-foil sachet, with a further aluminium-foil sachet inside. Olive-coloured powder.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12% p-phenylenediamine (not more than 2% of p-phenylenediamine may be present in colouring agents for hair dyeing as applied to the hair). p-phenylenediamine has a strong sensitising effect and repeated contact can cause serious skin disorders.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1950/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type K12S (K1200S, K1200GT, K1300S, K1300R, K1300GT), EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0217.

Type K12R (K1200R), EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0234

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles produced between October 2003 and October 2010 are affected.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk because the reverse lever bearing on the rear shock strut of the vehicles may become stiff because of corrosion, subsequently causing the reverse lever to crack. If this happens, the vehicle will sink until the rear wheel comes into contact with the mudguard, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1951/10

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car/van (C-Class, E-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, GL-Class, S-Class, R-Class, G-Class, Vito, Viano, Sprinter)

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Types: W164, X164, W204, S204, X204, 207, W212, S212, 221, 251, 463, 639, 906

EC type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0315, e1*2001/116*0340, e1*2001/116*0431, e1*2001/116*0457, e1*2001/116*0480, e1*2001/116*0502, e1*2001/116*0501, e1*2007/46*0200, e1*2001/116*0335, e1*2001/116*0341, e1*96/79*0064, e1*2007/46*0457, e1*2007/46*0458, e1*2007/46*0459

The vehicles concerned were built in 2009 and 2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Diesel passenger car/van

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk because in the diesel vehicles affected, a leak may form in the upper sealing area of the drainage aperture in the fuel filter with built-in fuel heating. This may cause diesel fuel to leak from the drainage aperture in the sealing area. Diesel fuel may leak onto the road.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Denmark,
Lithuania,
Malta,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1952/10

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children s trousers

Brand: Miss Bellina

Name:

Type/number of model: 340

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers, light grey colour, intended for children of 12 months old, with cords in the waist and below the hip area.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the bottom of the leg.

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
1953/10

Germany

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby shoes (Baby shoe)

Brand: NKD

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 2015584579468 Item No 1558457

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue with a white & blue striped toe and heel. White, non-slip pimpled coating on sole, pretend lace-up fastening, Velcro fastening. Dark blue edging. Packaging: transparent bag with label attached.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes contain azodyes releasing 53 mg/kg of the carcinogenic amine 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1954/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's blouse

Brand: Designers

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 4 335718 004511; product group 82; 0910; 35274, size 36

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, semi-transparent patterned women's blouse with belt of same fabric; black plastic buttons; card label and sewn-in labels

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the material contains azodyes releasing 1571 mg/kg of carcinogenic benzidine exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1955/10

Italy

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s suits

Brand: Yong Da

Name:

Type/number of model: Article codes QX20/QX28 grey

QX30/QX31/QX28 black

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Article QX20: Boy's brown suit (and accompanying suit bag) with a white long-sleeved shirt and a tie with a geometrical diamond pattern,

2. Article QX28 grey: Boy's dark-grey pinstripe suit with a waistcoat, a white long-sleeved shirt and a brown tie with a geometrical pattern of small squares,

3. Article QX30: Boy's blue pinstripe suit with a white shirt. The grey fabric label sewn to the inside of the blazer bears the brand in red.

4. Article QX31: Boy's blue pinstripe suit with a white shirt and a geometrically patterned tie bearing light-coloured horizontal stripes in two shades of beige/gold, separated by narrow brown lines.

5. Article QX28 black: Boy's black pinstripe suit with a waistcoat, a white long-sleeved shirt and a geometrically patterned tie, yellow/gold and brown in colour and with slanting lines of two alternating widths.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain hexavalent chromium, in concentrations varying from 0.6 to 5 mg/kg. Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR; 2007), chromium VI should actually be below the detection limit due to the substance’s cutaneous sensitisation properties, i.e. its ability to cause allergic reactions such as contact dermatitis. Taking into account that the target population is children who have a tendency to suck on their clothing and that the chromium VI content is above established limit values, it is considered that exposure may occur not only via the cutaneous route, but also by the oral and inhalatory route and that the products therefore pose a chemical risk.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1956/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: Baobao D

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ shoes Baobao D, item 247-2. The upper part of the shoe is made of imitation leather in beige, with a buckle on the front in the form of a silver crown attached by means of straps. The insole is made of natural grey and white leather with a silver inscription.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the insoles contain 344.04 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1957/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Monostar

Name:

Type/number of model: AS-2012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A child’s jacket, brand Monostar, AS-2012, composition 100% polyester, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The jacket has a hood, with fur along the edge, which has been attached to the garment by means of a zipper and has been supplied with functional cords ending with plastic toggles. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and has a belt and two pockets. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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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 corrective action taken by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1958/10

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt (Mainstr garage)

Brand: MS

Name:

Type/number of model: FS-07

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A children’s sweatshirt, brand MS, FS-07. Composition: 100% cotton, country of origin – China, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The sweatshirt has a hood supplied with functional cords tied in a knot. There is an inscription on the front: Mainstr Garage”. It is fastened with a zipper and has two pockets. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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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 corrective action taken by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1959/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Beach ball (The Amazing Spiderman- Beachball 18)

Brand: Marvel

Name:

Type/number of model: Code No. 1394140 Ean 5050839 414016

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue and red inflatable beach ball 18”, with the image of Spider Man. Cardboard packaging

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0,33% by weight of di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and

32% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and withdrawal from the market.  

Spain,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1960/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car (Juke and Note)

Brand: Nissan.

Name:

Type/number of model: Juke F15 and Note E11. Production period: 08/11/2010 to 09/11/2010; affected VINs SJNFCAF15U (6027677 – 6028365).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk because the brake fluid may be contaminated with mineral oil which causes the seals in the vehicle brake system to expand, affecting their sealing properties. As a result, the driver will have to apply a higher braking effort and the braking distances required to stop the vehicle will consequently increase.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Spain,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Sweden,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1962/10

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: 1. Hat 2. Bootees

Brand: Lovely Bears

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. S9M-214

2. S9M-215

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Hat: a red Christmas elf's hat with a jingle bell, 100 % cotton, sizes 60-90 cm

2. Bootees: red Christmas bootees with a jingle bell, intended for children of ages 1-3 years

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the jingle bells) which can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1963/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car (Mazda 5)

Brand: Mazda

Name:

Type/number of model: Mazda 5 (CR). The recall affects vehicles equipped with 1.8L and 2.0L gasoline engine, produced from 29 June 2009 through 28 April 2010. Affected VIN range: JMZ CR19** 00 351931 – 371223.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk because an electrical connector pin of the fuel pump may corrode and could potentially break, leading to an inoperative fuel pump, the engine stalling and the inability to restart the engine, causing a road accident

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Lithuania,
Poland,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1964/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: QINGTING

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: C134

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s mauve dress with short sleeves and pictures of yellow and mauve flowers. The garment has a picture of a multicoloured dragonfly and the phrase “QingTing” in the chest area. The dress bears two drawstrings that hang below the lower edge. Composition: 100% polyester. Sizes: 6-10 years.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1965/10

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s swimming shorts (Watch The Plunging Waves)

Brand: Knot So Bad,

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 109.864,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 206068 323494, SAM 0-13

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s swimming shorts in black, red and white. Inscription in front in red: “WATCH THE PLUNGING WAVES” with a red palm tree and a red crab. The garment bears two red drawstrings in the waist area. Sizes: 2-5 years

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective action ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1966/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power inverter (350W Power Inverter)

Brand: SUVPR

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Type: DY8105, bar code 6 438168 031835 2) Type: DY8102, bar code 6 438168 031828

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power inverter for converting 12VDC to 230VAC

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a live pin is accessible and could be touched by the user.

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

21
1967/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy set (Secret agent, Intelligence agent)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO.305-33

Batch number/Barcode: barcode not shown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set consisting of: two black hard plastic guns with red detail at the end of the pipe opening, six black hard plastic darts with suction cups made from orange elastic material in the form of percussion surfaces, and a target board with colourful pictures. Toy fittings - metal screws. Toy weight - 135 grams, size (221x33x315 mm). Placed in a cardboard toy - plastic package.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of:

- choking , because the suction cups can be easily detached and put in the mouth of a child,

- damage to sight, because the projectiles fired without the suction cups into someone’s face can cause injuries, in particular to the eye.

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
1968/10

Greece

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother (Physiosoft)

Brand: Chicco

Name:

Type/number of model: 12m+, Gommotto Soother, lot 1010050019/Prod. 05/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pacifier (soother) made of rubber, packed in blister with white cardboard label and the words "Orthodontic chicco system”.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 135.1 µg/kg (ppb) extractable nitrosable amines while the acceptable limit is 100 ppb.

The product does not comply with the

Directive 93/11/EC.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1969/10

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: DVD player (DVD – Soitin)

Brand: Protech

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: DVD-865 Bar code: 6 430033 334386

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: DVD player

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer are not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1970/10

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - XC 125

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: 4P97

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 125cc scooter type motorcycle.

VINs of the affected vehicles: from XC 125 4P97 RKRSE411000342269 to RKRSE411000343516

Country of origin: Taiwan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the instrument displays may not work correctly and can stop functioning. As a result, the driver will not receive information on speed, fuel level or other indications on the functioning of the vehicle, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1971/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat - Eva Puzzle Mats

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: YX-10-6, barcode not shown.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Game Puzzle Mat consisting of soft (spongy) plastic components in various colours which can be connected to each other. Labelling is incorporated in the toy's packaging - a plastic bag – reads as follows: EVA PUZZLE MATS, CE mark, YX-10-6, age group warning.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the inner parts of letters A, B, D, O, P, Q, R, and numbers 4, 6, 8, 9 0 fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

26
1972/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police set - Super World Police Power

Brand: Sheng Long

Name:

Type/number of model: No 772, bar code: 5998665721383

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy set including a plastic gun, three projectiles with suction cup, handcuffs, badge. Inscription on the gun: NO 772.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached and they fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1973/10

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Teeth Whitening Product

Brand: Smilefresh

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 3 teeth whitening syringes 4.5 ml packed in a white cardboard box. No English /Finnish labels except trade name “Smilefresh” and manufacturing and expiration dates.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of concentration of carbamide peroxide. According to the specification received from the importer this product contains carbamide peroxide 22% which releases hydrogen peroxide 7.9% by calculation. Hydrogen peroxide and other compounds or mixtures that release hydrogen peroxide, including carbamide peroxide and zinc peroxide, the maximum concentration in oral hygiene products is 0.1% of H2O2 present or released.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1974/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable surf rider - The Amazing Spiderman – surfrider

Brand: Marvel

Name:

Type/number of model: Code No. 1394164; Ean 5050839416416

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue and red inflatable surfrider with the image of Spiderman. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.40% by weight of di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and

31.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) in the air mattress, 2.1% by weight of DINP in the valve and 2.6% by weight of DINP in the handgrip.

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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1975/10

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Keychain Turtle Aura 15 cm

Brand: Panda Droom

Name:

Type/number of model: Keychain Turtle Aura 15 cm; HS Code 22.999.022; Eft.art.nr 14758; EAN 8 712269 400232

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the carabiner-type hook, which fits into the small parts cylinder, can easily come loose.

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

30
1976/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car - S40, V50, S60 and XC60

Brand: Volvo.

Name:

Type/number of model: Model years: 2009-2011, equipped with front power seats. See attached list of VIN numbers.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front power seat stop lugs may be missing or of the wrong specification. Hence, the maximum allowable seat travel may be exceeded. Positioning of the seat beyond the intended maximum can cause increased risk of injury to the occupant of the seat in the event of a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Greece,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1977/10

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van - Vivaro

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: model years: 2010-2011; Fabrication numbers: from A V 624154 to B V 606547 and A Y 730423 to B Y 730508.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van / Passenger vehicle;

Country of origin: United Kingdom,
Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the handbrake cable can become detached from the handbrake lever leading to loss of function of the handbrake.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Greece,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

32
1978/10

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Scooters

Brand:

1. Jing Pen

2. Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: model/batch:

1. Jing Pen – Scooter Bug: 21757

2. Rollerboard: 21761

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Pink and grey plastic tricycle on which the child sits. Packaging: cardboard box labelled: Jin Peng, Scooter Bug, suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years.

2. Three-wheel scooter, with pictures of dolls on the base. Description of packaging: cardboard box labelled: Scooter and Rollerboard.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the diameter of the wheels is less than the minimum diameter authorised by the standard, i.e. 120 mm, and the lack of stability could cause loss of control and consequent falls. Furthermore, as the diameter of the handlebars is less than 40 mm, there is a risk of injuries due to protruding edges.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1979/10

Finland

Category: Jewellery

Product: Necklace

Brand: Mazu

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Necklace with heart pendant

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of allergic reaction due to high concentrations of nickel (6.5 – 9.8 µg/cm2/week).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

34
1980/10

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Dolls

Brand: eLaine

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model:

1. 38229 (The Diamond Castle)

2. 38207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. 30.2 cm doll with long, pale-yellow synthetic hair. The doll is made of soft plastic with painted eyes and lips. It is dressed in a long pink dress, narrow shoulder straps, decorated with silver synthetic lace. The doll is sold in a cardboard box illustrated with pictures.

2. 4.28 cm doll with long, pale-yellow synthetic hair, tied on top of the head and decorated with a rolled-up plait. It is made of soft plastic with painted eyes and mouth and dressed in a 'midi' red skirt decorated with white synthetic lace and a pink, knitted, sleeveless blouse with a white collar. The doll is also wearing pale pink high heeled shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the doll contains 15.89% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),

- the doll contains 13.60% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
1981/10

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's coat

Brand: Arino

Name:

Type/number of model: HB-010

Batch number/Barcode: 2005031017108

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby's coat with a hood. The hood contains a drawstring with toggles on both ends. The coat has a zipper and is sand-coloured. It is decorated with “lovely bear” on its left side and an embroidered bear head on the right. Size: 18.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood. It also poses a risk of injuries because children may stretch the elasticated drawstring and, once they release it, the toggles may hit the child in the eyes and face.

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

36
1982/10

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun set - Police Super Power

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 86852 (on the label); 877700008685208168; 88169 (on the packaging).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy gun set. The set contains 12 independent parts: gun, 3 projectiles with suction cups, policeman’s baton, telescope, handcuffs, camera and a small toy soldier figure. The set is sealed on a paperboard with a transparent plastic cover.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the darts are too short and the suction cups on the end of the darts are easily detachable and are considered as small parts

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

37
1983/10

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Skateboard

Brand: WIN MAX Sport

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.: 3398, bar code: 4 019142 033988

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The Skateboard is intended for use by a rider of more than 20 kg up to 80 kg mass.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient strength and the deck can crack and the axles can bend, in which case the user may loose control.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

38
1984/10

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Laser sight for air gun

Brand: G & P

Name:

Type/number of model: Product reference G&P PEQ IV laser for 20mm RIS Supplier reference (on invoice) GP 127.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser sight to be attached to an airgun for use in airsoft games.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser. In addition it does not have the required warnings and information.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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