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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 5 - 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
0073/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric food chopper "Mini Hâchoir"

Brand: Selecline

Name:

Type/number of model: CH1109G

White CUG : 218692 EAN : 3245671740795

Green CUG : 634378 EAN : 3245672008368

Orange CUG : 634379 EAN : 3245672171611

Pink CUG : 634386 EAN : 3245672008375

Red CUG : 634391 EAN : 3245672211997

Purple CUG : 634424 EAN : 3245672171628

Yellow CUG:63440 EAN : 3245672008498

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric food chopper in various colours (white, green, orange, pink, red, purple, yellow)

Country of origin: China


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Cuts

The product poses a risk of cuts because premature wear to the drive spindle may result in the cutter blade staying attached to the motor unit instead of remaining in the container.

Two accidents have occurred.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0074/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's dress "Junior & Baby"

Brand: Neck & Neck

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 10I01109 (size 4A, 92-106 cm, colour 80)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The fabric of the dress has flowers in grey, orange and green tones, with some decorative cords. It has a cardboard label, one side of which reads: 'NECK≠CK. Junior&Baby', and the other reads, among other things: '10I1109. SIZE: 4A. COLOUR: 80'. There is also a label sewn onto the garment stating, among other things: "NECK≠CK. T-4A. 92-106CM".

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of decorative cords in the head and neck area which are too long.

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
0075/11

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Folding bicycle "Mercedes-Benz Foldingbike"

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: B6 787 4124 MB, B6 787 4126 MB

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding bicycles manufactured in the period January – March 2009.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because there is a possibility of the seat tube breaking in the area of the weld seam.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Norway,
Austria,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0076/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric Fan heater "Radiateur Soufflant"

Brand: MBI

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 561476 Code : 2005660313369 Batch No: 23/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White portable electric fan heater 230V / 50Hz 1000W/2000W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the casing can deform if it becomes hot, allowing the user to access live parts.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0077/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Wooden toy set "Wooden racing set"

Brand: Parkfield

Name:

Type/number of model: product reference: 81057 supplier reference (on invoice) : 81507 bar code: 4893413810573 batch: 04/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden race track with wooden vehicles

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small, detachable parts, which may be ingested or inhaled.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0078/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Toy magnets "Clangers"

Brand: MDI International Pty, Ltd t/a MDI Australia

Name:

Type/number of model: None

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ten ellipsoidal magnets presented in blister pack with black and red card packaging. Titled “Have endless fun with these exciting magnetic stones”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0080/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 1) Discovery 32) Range Rover Sport

Brand: Land Rover

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model year: 2007 – 2009. The vehicles affected by the recall have had high pressure fuel pumps installed as aftermarket replacement parts:

1) Discovery 3: TDV6 EU4, VIN range: LA412306 – LA512711 (specific vehicles);

2) Range Rover Sport: TDV6 EU4, VIN range: LS983192 – LS999999 (specific vehicles) and LS100000 – LS215295 (specific vehicles).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Fire

The products pose a fire risk because the high pressure fuel pump installed as an aftermarket replacement part may leak fuel. In extreme cases, it is possible that the vehicle may catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Greece,
Sweden,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
Portugal,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0081/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car C4, C4 Picasso, C5 II, C5 (X7), Dispatch

Brand: Citroen II

Name:

Type/number of model:

e2*98/14*0254*13, e2*98/14*0254*14, e2*2001/116*0302*02, e2*2001/116*0302*14, e2*2001/116*0302*03, e2*2001/116*0306*04, e2*2001/116*0360*00, e2*2001/116*0360*01, e2*2001/116*0345*01, e2*2001/116*0345*06, e2*2001/116*0350*03, e2*2001/116*0350*03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The products pose an injuries risk because the vacuum pump valve may have problems opening and may occasionally limit braking assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Finland,
Malta,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Greece,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0082/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish "Ultra UV Top Coat"

Brand: UP 2000

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Amber-coloured glass bottle with black plastic cap – 480 ml – containing nail polish.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0083/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail polish "Dr. Dry Top Coat"

Brand: Up 2000

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear glass bottle with black plastic cap – 480 ml – containing nail polish.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.7% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0084/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening lotion "X18 Body clearing Milk"

Brand: Rosance

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 54866

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with flip-top cap – 500 ml – containing skin-lightening lotion.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.7% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0085/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening lotion "Whitening cream"

Brand: Fair & White

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 1FW07165

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tube of skin-lightening cream - 50 ml - packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.9% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0086/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening lotion "Lightening Body Cream Without Hydroquinone"

Brand: Bio Claire

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch D101229 “S1”

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic jar with screw cap containing skin-lightening cream. Volume: 300 ml

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0087/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening lotion "Lotion Eclaircissante"

Brand: Skin Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch LSL E3 NF

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic jar with orange lid containing skin-lightening lotion. Volume: 500 ml

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.6% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0088/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening lotion "Crème de beauté Eclaircissante"

Brand: Caro light

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 12 34 56 EXP 09/2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic tube containing skin-lightening cream. Volume: 30 ml

Country of origin: Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0089/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lightening oil for skin

Brand: Caro light

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: 5A03749 and 5A03204

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic bottle with green valve top containing skin-lightening oil. Volume: 50ml.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.7% and 4.6% of hydroquinone which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0090/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream "Crème Eclaircissante Traitante 500g (skin lightening cream)"

Brand: Skin Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: CSL D15

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pot with orange stopper, 500ml, containing skin-lightening cream.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.2% of hydroquinone which can pose a threat to health if applied to a large area over a long period of time. 

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0091/11

Ireland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair "Classic V1" & "Sport V2"

Brand: Phil & Teds

Name:

Type/number of model: Classic V1 - 0308/0001 to 0510/0906

Sport V2 - 0308/0001 to 0510/0840

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Single seat pushchair. The V2 model is sold in red, orange, green, black, charcoal, navy and in graffiti print. The classic V1 model is only sold in red.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Cuts

The products pose a risk of injuries or cuts because a finger could get caught in the hinge of the pushchair during folding or unfolding.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the distributor.  

Hungary,
Denmark,
Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0092/11

Romania

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Wet wipes

Brand: LEONEX Cotton & White

Name:

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Face & eye make-up removal tissues packaged in a white plastic bag.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the methyldibromoglutaronitril.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0093/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (type JK)"

Brand: Jeep

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2007 to 2010 model year vehicles. The VIN/chassis numbers are:

1J?@A#$%&!L*, where:

? = 4 or 8

@ = F or G

# = B or C or E

$ = 4 or 9

% = 1 or 5 or 9

& = 1 to 9 or X

! = 7 or 8 or 9

* = production numbers of 6-digits

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the front bumper liner may detach or sag allowing the bumper liner to contact one or more brake tubes, which could result in a hydraulic leak and reduce braking performance leading to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0094/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Cherokee (type KK)"

Brand: Jeep

Name:

Type/number of model:

The recall concerns 2008 model year vehicles.

The VIN/chassis numbers are: 1J8GN$8%#8W*, where:

$ = B or C or E

% = 9 or K

# = 1 to 9 or X

* = production numbers of 6-digits

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the windshield wiper motor on the affected vehicles may fail without warning. Loss of the use of the windshield wipers could limit the driver’s visibility under certain driving conditions and lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer:  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0095/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Children bicycle "Thomas & Friends"

Brand: MV imagine

Name:

Type/number of model: M04078-00/00-DIS

Batch number/Barcode: 5101/1

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle with non-removable stabilisers, direct drive pedals and an adjustable saddle. The bicycle is blue with a red saddle. On the packaging is written "My 1st Bike", 2-4years

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of:

- injuries, because it can easily tip over,

- choking, because small pieces can be easily detached from the red protection. In addition, the stickers can be easily separated from the body of the toy. Small parts and stickers fit entirely in the small parts cylinder.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0096/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Avensis"

Brand: Toyota.

Name:

Type/number of model: Certain vehicles with 2.0 or 2.4 litre direct injection petrol engine (D4), model year: 2000 to 2008.

"See attached list of VIN numbers"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire as:

(1) The fuel pipe may develop small cracks and, in the worst case, causing fuel to leak.

(2) Over time, fuel leakage may occur from the high pressure fuel pump check valve during operation of the fuel pump.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Greece,
Sweden,
Estonia,
Hungary,
Finland,
Iceland,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0097/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "IS250, IS250C"

Brand: Lexus

Name:

Type/number of model: Year: 2007 to 2009.

"See attached list of VIN numbers"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire as there is a possibility that, over time, the fuel pressure sensor connected to the engine fuel delivery pipe could become loose causing fuel to leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Germany,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Greece,
Malta,
Estonia,
Hungary,
Finland,
Iceland,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0098/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electronic cigarette kit with travel charger

Brand: Pep Cigarette

Name:

Type/number of model: Not known

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electronic cigarette kit which contains a travel charger: 110V AC – 250V AC Plug-In Adaptor (AC/DC), model: LA-300.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The travel charger supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because:

1. The internal insulation does not provide adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.

2. The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position.

3. It has inadequately sized pins and could cause damage to the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.