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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 2 - 2011

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
0001/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Bow and arrows "Super Shoot Game"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 991

Batch number/Barcode: 8429283991003

OECD Portal Category:

Description: This is a bow with three arrows (a light green one, a dark green one and a red one) capped with suction cups. The product is sold in a blister pack, the front of which includes the description: "BOW & ARROWS".

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 ordered by the authorities.  

Romania,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0002/11

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric fondue set

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: KH 1090, Item No 421639

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fondue set with heating ring and fondue pot. The pot is made from stainless steel with black lid, lower part black.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the equipment casing and the pot may become live owing to a fault in the control knob.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0003/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric food blender "Blender Chauffant"

Brand: Siméo

Name:

Type/number of model: TSK-9372SVP Model: PC 280

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black electric food blender with silver-coloured goblet. Power: 1150 W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the pins connecting the goblet to the base are accessible, and a risk of cuts because the blades are accessible and it is possible, inadvertently, to switch them on.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.Products impounded by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0004/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van “Primastar”

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: Primastar X83. Production period: 19/05/2010 to 23/08/2010; Affected VIN´s: VSKF4AHA6UY (627240 – 627261).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Spain,
Germany,
Denmark,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0005/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power inverter 240 Watt DC/AC

Brand: Celly

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 8 021735 193005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power inverter for converting 12V DC to 230V AC

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a live pin is accessible when the plug is partly inserted into a socket-outlet and could be touched by the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0006/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor and charger MegaPlug

Brand: Akita

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 4 897020 450894

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal travel adaptor with USB charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the adaptor socket. In this case, the user may be electrocuted if he or she touches the other pin of the plug.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0007/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adaptor “Travel Adapter”

Brand: Tele Long

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TR-2 Bar Code: 2 032002 156728

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal travel adaptor set

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the user can touch the live part of the adapter pin when the plug part of the adaptor is partly inserted into a socket outlet. In addition, it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the adaptor socket. In this case, the user may be electrocuted if he or she touches the other pin of the plug.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0008/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Set of plastic dolls with accessories

Brand: VOGUE

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 22-8801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set including two dolls, one of which is bigger than the other, and various accessories: pushchair, bag, boots, hairbrush, teddy bear, etc. The packaging is pink with the wording 'Vogue Series'.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the big doll and that of the small doll contain more than 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0009/11

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lip Gloss Mini – tone 54/pink

Brand: BAOLISHI

Name:

Type/number of model: On the attached label is written: LL549; lipstick, Ex.: 2-2012; do not use for children under 3 years; made in China; On the transparent package is written: “BAOLISHI; LIP GLOSS; Liquid Diamonds; Mini; 54“.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lip gloss with a gold cap; foam applicator

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.92 mg/kg of cadmium.

Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as 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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0010/11

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Blouse

Brand: Fairfaery

Name:

Type/number of model: not available

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blouse made of cotton (35%) and polyester (65%) with a multicoloured (white, red, grey and black) pattern. Long-neck of blouse is decorated with metal buttons.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the release of nickel, which is a skin sensitizer. Rate of nickel release from the metallic parts (buttons) is 0,99 to 2,04 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Corrective action by the imported ordered by the authorities.  

Sweden,
Germany,
Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0011/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car “Jazz”

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: GD1 and GD5.

The recall concerns certain 2002 to 2008 model year Jazz vehicles, manufactured between 22 October 2001 and 24 July 2008, within the VINs ranges given in the attached document.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the lighting switch terminal may fail resulting in the headlights not working or going off whilst driving. Inoperative headlights may lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Romania,
Denmark,
Iceland,
Finland,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
Estonia,
Slovenia,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0012/11

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lip Gloss

Brand: Sophia

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink lip gloss in transparent plastic tube with silver plastic handle and silver tube cap. The tube cap acts as an applicator after opening.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3600 mg/kg of barium salts. This value is not allowed in products that come into contact with mucous membranes.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0013/11

Finland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Eye Cream

Brand: Premier by Dead Sea Premier

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no A12E in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 35 ml eye cream in a glass jar with golden lid. Packed in a cardboard box with information “all skin types”, “hypo allergenic” and “SPF 17”.

Country of origin: Israel


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the cream contains 2.9x105 cfu/g of aerobic microbes, e.g. Enterobacter gergoviae. These microbes may cause infection on irritated skin.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0014/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car S80, S60, V70, V60, XC60, XC70, C30, S40, V50

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

S80 - e4*2001/116*0057*14, e4*2001/116*0057*15

S60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02, e9*2007/46*0023*03

V70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10, e9*2001/116*0065*11

V60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02, e9*2007/46*0023*03

XC60 - e9*2001/116*0068*07, e9*2001/116*0068*08

XC70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10

C30 - e4*2001/116*0076*21, e4*2001/116*0076*22

S40 - e4*2001/116*0076*22

V50 - e4*2001/116*0076*22

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger cars fitted with five cylinder diesel engines.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because the high pressure fuel pipes may not have been correctly installed which could lead to a fuel leak and, in the worst case, a fire in the engine bay.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Finland,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
Slovenia,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0015/11

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Foot massage appliance “Foot Massage Device”

Brand: AEG

Name:

Type/number of model: FM 5507, batch: 2851 en 2971

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical foot massage appliance. Feet of the user are placed in the appliance reservoir, which is filled with water by the user.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the water in the appliance can come into contact with parts at high voltage by bridging clearance and creepage distances.

One incident reported of a person receiving an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

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

Germany,
Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0016/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soft dogs

Brand: Ostoy Trading

Name:

Type/number of model: article nr. 2129611 Barcode 8712296059700

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy dog, in four different colours (black, white, brown and beige).

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the nose and the eyes can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and import rejected by customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0017/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Construction set “Speeltoestel Kings Tower”

Brand: Kingwood

Name:

Type/number of model: Speeltoestel Kings Tower extra WL 2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Construction set to build an activity toy with swing and slide

Country of origin: Belgium


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because on the left side of the ladder there is an opening and the toggle of the slide got stuck.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0018/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Plush panda “Keychain Panda Tjin Ling 10 cm”

Brand: Panda Droom

Name:

Type/number of model: Keychain Panda Tjin Ling Small 15 cm; HS Code 22.999.024; Eft.art.nr 14758; EAN 8 712269 400805

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush Panda (black/white) with a small karabiner; no packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the karabiner 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 on sales.  

Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0019/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Power supply for games console “Home Adaptor”

Brand: Bigben

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: BB2062 Bar Code: 3 499550 264296

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply intended for use with Nintendo DS games console (not original product).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are less than required. Consequently, the user can get a fatal electric shock from the accessible plug of the device in a case of a fault in the device.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Denmark,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0020/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun “City Police Force CQB (Close Quarter Battle) Tactical Play Set”

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number: TP-500737 Bar code: 6412165007376

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy gun, with yellow circular plastic bullets. Package includes gun, bullets and targets.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the plastics bullets when they are fired is too high.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0021/11

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Henna hair dye “Afrin´s Supreme Red Henna”

Brand: Afrin's

Name:

Type/number of model: EXP DT.: Sep 2012, GER-10, MFG.DT.: Oct. 2009

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Henna hair dye. Blue/green printed cardboard box showing a picture of a woman and containing paper sachets, each of which contains one sealed aluminium foil sachet enclosing a further aluminium foil sachet and powder.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.9% of the oxidation hair dye 2-Nitro-p-phenylendiamine which is prohibited in the production and processing of hair dyes by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0022/11

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car “Racing Exceed”

Brand: Motordom

Name:

Type/number of model: Product number: NGZ2461293, EAN code: 5900308170281

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic racing car with flywheel of yellow colour with stickers of various titles and a red driver in the cockpit. Transparent plastic packaging with red-black cardboard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow colour contains 2540 mg/kg lead.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0023/11

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Musical toy “Musical Sound Dulcet”

Brand: Funny Piano

Name:

Type/number of model: no. 7697-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery-operated, musical toy, white colour, made of plastic. On the toy there is a transparent window behind which there are small white expanded polystyrene beads that are moved by a rotating wheel. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent film.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the transparent plastic window is not tight and the expanded polystyrene balls can easily be removed and swallowed by children.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0024/11

Lithuania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy – puzzle “Dance car”

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Number of model: 20238-6; bar code: not available

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy puzzle packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that 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 withdrawal from the market  

Compulsory measures: recall from consumer in cooperation with the national authority.  

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0025/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Blackboard “Tabla Piši Briši”

Brand: Concord Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 66-105000

Batch number/Barcode: 3850223661055

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blackboard with green frame and magnetic parts.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets have a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG² mm² and could cause an intestinal blockage if two or more were swallowed by a child.

The product also poses a risk of suffocation because the thickness of plastic bag with opening perimeter 670mm is 0,022mm.

In addition, some heads of the screws have sharp edges.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor with the assistance of the Authority.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0026/11

Slovenia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother holder “My Baby Baby-Clip”

Brand: Bino

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. 86500

Batch number/Barcode: 4019359865006

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden soother holder with a number of coloured beads and a heart shape. The soother holder is also considered to have a play value so has a double function, as a soother holder and as a toy.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Choking,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of choking because the wooden elements and the garment fastener present on the soother holder can be easily detached and swallowed.

The product also poses a risk of strangulation because the soother holder and the exposed cord are too long.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standards EN12586 and EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor with the assistance of the Authority.