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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 4 - 2011

Corrigendum
Notification 1788/10 from report 48 and notification 1961/10 from report 52 have 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
0053/11

Austria

Category: Machinery

Product: Lawnmower

Brand: Viking

Name:

Type/number of model:

MB 655.0 KS 6375-011-3450

MB 650.0 KS 6360-011-3461

MB 650.0 VS 6360-011-3451

MB 755.1 KS 6375-011-3491

MB 755.0 KS 6375-011-3490

MB 655.1 VS 6375-011-3426

MB 655.0 GS 6375-011-3441

MB 750.1 KS 6360-011-3495

MB 655.1 GS 6375-011-3441

MB 655.0 OS 6375-011-3425

MB 650.0 OS 6360-011-3425

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lawnmower with petrol engine and blade brake clutch (BBC)

Country of origin: Austria


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the blades can crack. If a piece of the blade breaks off completely it could, in extreme cases, be thrown out and cause cuts to the lower limbs of the user.

Throughout the EU three accidents were reported in 2009 and two in 2010. Broken pieces caused cuts and lacerations to the lower limbs.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 836.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden,
Denmark,
Greece,
Slovakia,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0054/11

Luxembourg

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp "Mini LED Emergency Light"

Brand: AI XIN

Name:

Type/number of model: AX 509 (Ref: B070-1) EAN 8 300805 080705

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable lamp shaped as a dog with 2 LED lamps. The lamp has an internal rechargeable battery which can be charged by plugging the lamp into a 230V AC mains socket. May also be used as a nightlight.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wires are not adequately attached to the terminals;

- the two pins of the plug are not securely attached;

- it is shaped as a dog and may thus be treated as being child appealing;

- live parts are easily accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0055/11

Luxembourg

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric shaver "Target Shaver"

Brand: Target

Name:

Type/number of model: RSCW-7700 EAN 6 945378 800248

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric rechargeable shaver

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts of the two-pole plug are easily accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0056/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Mask "Horror Mask"

Brand: Woolbro

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code – 5019702802312

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic Halloween mask, pale orange skin, white teeth.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plasticized material forming the mask contains more than 48.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0057/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains wall socket outlet "Base 2 Polos"

Brand: Vidal

Name:

Type/number of model: Mod. 0215906

Batch number/Barcode: 28432583159060

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains wall socket outlet, colour: white, two pins. The product comes in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard label.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earthing contacts do not function properly.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0058/11

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Electric table lamp

Brand: KDE

Name:

Type/number of model: 07PIN01

Batch number/Barcode: 8435147704542

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable electric table lamp for children in the shape of a ladybird, colour: red and black with white wiring. The product is packaged in transparent plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the lamp is supplied without a transformer;

- the base of the lamp is not sufficiently heat resistant.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0059/11

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pram

Brand: Emjot

Name:

Type/number of model: Treeco

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combined pram, child car seat and pushchair, with four inflatable wheels, the front ones revolving and the rear ones with braking devices. Equipped with handbag, basket, foot muff, mosquito net, rain cover and adaptor for fixing a child car seat.

Country of origin: Poland


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has openings accessible for a child which can cause entrapment of fingers.

In addition, there are small detachable parts which are accessible to the child and which can pose a risk of choking.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0060/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Megane II RS"

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns vehicles produced between 14-04-2004 and 05-05-2004.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the front, right-hand wheel hub carrier could have cracks and, in certain cases, could break leading to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Spain,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0061/11

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Bicycle helmet

Brand: GOOD BYKE

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 88856, EAN 8016038888567

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is a helmet packed in cardboard packaging. The product is multicoloured (blue, red, grey and black).

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of insufficient shock absorbing capacity. As a result the cyclist's head can be injured.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1078.

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

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0062/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Elk

Brand: Blue Bear Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: JM60040A/60040 ; EAN4015679500467

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy: brown plush elk

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the puller of the zipper can be easily detached 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 corrective action.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0063/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Elk with saxophone

Brand: Blue Bear Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: JM90122/894; EAN4015679008949

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy: brown plush elk with saxophone

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because a part of the saxophone can be easily detached 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 stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0064/11

Czech Republic

Category: Toys

Product: Rocking Giraffe

Brand: HM Studio Hracky

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8595146104665

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden rocking giraffe, tightly stuffed plush toy.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries as the neck of the giraffe is flexible and with the weight of a child its centre of gravity could be moved outside the base range causing the child to tumble over the head of the giraffe.The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Recall of market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0065/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Carnival king costume

Brand: Andrea Moden

Name:

Type/number of model: Saison: Andrea Moden 329/104, EAN 4004664329107

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red and gold carnival king costume with golden crown.

Country of origin: Germany


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons 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 and recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0066/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Dress for baby

Brand: NECK & NECK

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 10I17002 (size TU, 55-62 cm, colour 30).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White dress with pink bows.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it has a ribbon in the neck area that is 35 cm long on each side.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0067/11

Austria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Ski bindings "Twin Cam"

Brand: Marker-Kästle

Name:

Type/number of model:

B007 K12 KTI;

B009_090 K12 CTI 90MM Brake;

B009_110 K12 CTI 110MM Brake;

B004 K12 IBC.

Year of production: 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ski bindings

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the bindings in question can release with a lower force than expected due to the steel springs in the heel part of the binding breaking as a result of corrosion. This can lead to the user falling.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Norway,
Denmark,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0068/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden puzzle "Houten dierenpuzzel"

Brand: CEBA

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8717278772202 Art.nr. 373032

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden puzzle decorated with farm animals.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the horse shaped piece of the puzzle can be easily broken and swallowed.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0069/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: 1) Plush bear 2) Plush dog

Brand: Spen

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Item 9161 in invoice

2) Item 9162 in invoice

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) A white plush bear with brown nose tip and black plastic eyes. Height approx. 32 cm. A white bow tie around the neck.

2) A black and white plush dog (“husky”) with black plastic nose tip and blue and black plastic eyes. Height approx. 17 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

18
0070/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jackets

Brand: Venix

Name:

Type/number of model: X

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

- Children’s jacket in blue and white stripes, with functional cords in the hood and drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment. There is a label attached with the following information: Venix, 100% cotton, Made in Bulgaria. The product is also available in black and white stripes with a label containing the following information: Venix, Plovdiv.

- Children’s jacket made of knitted fabric, in beige/white colour, with functional cords in the hood and drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the hood, and drawstrings hanging below the lower edge of the garment.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0071/11

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Electronic lighter

Brand: WINNER

Name:

Type/number of model: E-10S

Batch number/Barcode: 5 202324 109352

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic plastic lighter with frosted transparent tank in green or yellow colour with black top and base (approx. dimensions: 8x2.5x1.1cm). The lighter has an LED light in the base that is operated with three “button type” batteries and is activated by pushing a small black button on the side of the lighter. The products are packed in a light green and light blue cardboard box (50 items) with instructions for use and warnings in 20 languages (approx. dimensions: 13.5x12.7x8.5 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not have a child-resistant mechanism.

According to Commission Decision 2006/502/EC, Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0072/11

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Refillable lighter

Brand: BENTO

Name:

Type/number of model: COLLI 50

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable, electronic plastic lighter in cylindrical shape, with a transparent tank in green or red colour and a silver top and base (approx. dimensions: diameter 2.2 cm, height 7 cm). The products are packed in a purple cardboard box (25 items), with a picture of a girl holding a cigarette and instructions for use and warnings in Bulgarian, English and Italian (approx. dimensions: 12.5x12.5x7 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not have a child-resistant mechanism.

According to Commission Decision 2006/502/EC, Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

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