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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 6 - 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
0099/11

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Angle grinder "Cordless Lithium-ion Angle Grinder"

Brand: Sealey Power Products

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No: CP5004 Bar Code: 5051747509955

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cordless angle grinder, 18V 115mm. Powered by lithium-ion battery

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the intermittent/sticky action of the power switch which can result in the user not being able to switch the machine off and requiring the battery to be removed in order to stop it running.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0100/11

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airgun M16-A1+

Brand: Yika

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 4860

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Airsoft gun with laser

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of injuries and damage to sight because:

- it does not have the necessary warnings with respect to the kinetic energy of the projectiles and the use of the laser;

- it contains a class 3R laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard 60825 and with the provisions of national law.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0101/11

France

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air gun

Brand: New Top Gun Series

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 4856

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Air gun, which resembles a firearm, with laser.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of injuries and damage to sight because:

- it does not have the necessary warnings with respect to the kinetic energy of the projectiles and the use of the laser;

- it contains a class 3R laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard 60825 and with the provisions of national law.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0102/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirts and trousers

Brand: Joy Keeper

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model 1191, barcode – 196200001191 Model 1082, barcode 196200001082

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirts and trousers intended for girls up to 7 years of age. Each set is green in colour.

Country of origin: Turkey


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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 at the waist.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0103/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jackets

Brand: Deisy

Name:

Type/number of model: Not known

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket, intended for children up to 7 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood

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

6
0104/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Joy keeper

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 1190, barcode 196200001190

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with hood, intended for children up to 7 years of age. There are cords in the hood. The colour is a combination of pink and purple. On the front there are embroidered patterns depicting flowers.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood

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

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

Romania  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0105/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin-lightening cream

Brand: L’Abidjanaise

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: 007E CR AB 08:56

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Skin-lightening cream in a white plastic jar with a white lid 300 gr.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.1 % of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening agent 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: Products seized by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0106/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Scooter "Foldable Rollerboard Scooter"

Brand: Zig Zag

Name:

Type/number of model: PL-2020

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Scooter – boxed

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the gap between wheel and mud guard is not sufficient;

- the handlebars do not have sufficient strength;

- there is only one locking mechanism which fails to engage automatically when the steering tube is adjusted;

- the wheel size is not sufficient;

- the diameter of the handlebars is not sufficient.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0107/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled toy car "Radio Control King of Stunt R/C Series"

Brand: Rong Long

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: 33886W. AC/DC Adaptor Model: TY18(35E1) Input: AC220-240V 50/60Hz. Output: DC7.2v 200Ma. Gen Yuan Electronic Factory No Barcode.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled toy stunt car and AC/DC adaptor for recharging battery. Product packaging consists of printed cardboard with images of product and text including ‘Crazy Dancing Active Fire R/C Series’

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains adaptor supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because the pins exceed the specified dimension limits and the requirements for their distance from the periphery are not met.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0108/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lightening oil for skin "Lightening beauty oil for skin"

Brand: VIT’FEE

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch: HVF 110

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with a pink stopper containing skin-lightening oil. Volume: 125 ml

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.3 % 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.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0109/11

Denmark

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks "Jotaro Colored Flowers"

Brand: Bright Star Fireworks

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Jotaro Colored Flowers Danish registration number: SIK-0282410212

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Roman candles, length 15 cm and outside diameter 2 cm. Black with white text.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing,
Burns

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high and a risk of burns because it can explode or go off at a too low level.

The product does not comply with the directive 2007/23/EC on pyrotechnic articles and the relevant European standard 15947.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0110/11

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Babywalker

Brand: Happy Baby – Rocky Air Plane

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: BG-732 (SPER-732)

Batch number/Barcode: 4135191282518

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic babywalker with a textile seat on which there are printed images of flowers and a metal foldable frame. The babywalker has eight pairs of wheels. There is a label attached with some warnings.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0111/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio Control Helicopter "Volitation"

Brand: S Double Horse

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: 9053 AC/DC Adaptor Model: E1-041 Input: AC220-240V 50Hz. Output: DC 12V 500mA No Bar Code.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wireless RC Helicopter and AC/DC Adaptor for recharging battery. Product packaging consists of printed cardboard with images of product and text.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire because the transformer does not have adequate overload protection. If the output circuit of the transformer short-circuits, the transformer can overheat and the enclosure can catch fire. In addition, the dimensions of the pins are incorrect which can cause electric shock.

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

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

Slovenia,
Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0112/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: R/C Formula 1

Brand: Contest

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: 6643 AC/DC Adaptor Model: YT35V0720250 Input: AC220-240V 50/60Hz. Output: 7.2V 250mA No Bar Code.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: R/C battery operated toy car with battery operated transmitter (batteries included) and AC/DC Adaptor for recharging battery. Product packaging consists of printed cardboard with images of product and text. Radio Control High Performance Rally Car Series.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire because the transformer does not have adequate overload protection. If the output circuit of the transformer short-circuits, the transformer can overheat and the enclosure can catch fire. In addition, the dimensions of the pins are incorrect which can cause electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0113/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: R/C Formula 1 "Formula1 R/C High Performance Rally Car Series"

Brand: ZHI LUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: 6645 AC/DC Adaptor Model; YT35V0720250. Input; 220-250v50/60 Hz. Output: 7.2v 250mA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: R/C battery operated toy car with battery operated transmitter (batteries included) and AC/DC Adaptor for recharging battery. Product packaging consists of printed cardboard with images of product and text.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire because the transformer does not have adequate overload protection. If the output circuit of the transformer short-circuits, the transformer can overheat and the enclosure can catch fire. In addition, the dimensions of the pins are incorrect which can cause electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0114/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: R/C Helicopter "Two Speed Model of Helicopter – Luxury"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item Number: QS8005 AC/DC Adaptor Model; MJ-12800 Input:AC 110-240 50/60 Hz. Output: DC 12v 800mA

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Infrared remote control helicopter and AC/DC Adaptor for recharging battery. Product packaging consists of printed cardboard with images of product and text.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of:

- fire because, due to internal short circuit, when connected to the mains supply, several components can fail and internal wiring can melt,

- electric shock, because the conductors are not mechanically retained and there are no barriers to prevent a detached wire from reducing creepage distances and clearances. In addition the pins are incorrect.

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

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

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0115/11

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Skipping rope "Springtouw Springseil"

Brand: Partyland

Name:

Type/number of model: Art.nr. 10306 Ean 8717202103065

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 6 metre coloured skipping rope with coloured headcard.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.9 % 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

18
0116/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle "Multistrada"

Brand: Ducati

Name:

Type/number of model: Models 1200 MY2010, 1200 ABS MY2010, 1200 S Touring MY2010 and 1200 S Sport MY2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall affects 2010 model year motorcycles, with VINs range as indicated in the attached document.

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as it is possible that the engine can stall under certain conditions (when changing down gear or manoeuvring with the clutch disengaged with the engine at idle) which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Ireland,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0117/11

Romania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing "Vogue fashion jeans"

Brand: KALAMTON

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s two piece denim outfit (jacket and trousers) intended for children up to 7 years. The jacket has a cotton hood which is attached to the garment by buttons. The hood has a free textile cord made of cotton and synthetic fibres with plastic grey toggles at the end which can be easily removed.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the jacket. The product also poses a risk of choking for children due to the presence of the small toggles at the cord ends which can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0118/11

Latvia

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Visibility accessory

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.98771, EAN 2009002987713

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Reflective slap wrap in red and yellow colour, in plastic packaging. The area of the reflective slap wrap is 190 cm².

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product does not have sufficient visibility because the retro-reflective values are too low. As a result, the user is not sufficiently visible and could be seriously injured.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0119/11

Romania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket "Qun Fen Fushion"

Brand: DUN FEN

Name:

Type/number of model: Cod 176, color D2/S61

Batch number/Barcode: 20069018

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's yellow, sleeveless short jacket with a hood edged with imitation fur which easily detaches. There is a cord in the neck area with round ends protected by plastic toggles.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation,
Choking

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the children’s coat. The product also poses a risk of choking for children due to the presence of the small toggles at the cord ends, which can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0120/11

France

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: VELLEMAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference MP1900G

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pen-type green laser pointer

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 3R laser (not class 2 as indicated on the packaging).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0121/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic soap bubble gun "Flash Bubble Gun"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Article No: 08888B

Batch number/Barcode: 8 484443 330221 Article No: 08888A Barcode: 8 300000 048203

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gun made of clear plastic through which the internal mechanism – made up of parts of various colours and two thin red and yellow cables – is visible. It also includes a tube of water bearing the words “Bubble gun", which is screwed onto the lower part and from which the liquid passes into the gun. The packaging is a clear blister on a blue cardboard backing bearing the words “Flash Bubble Gun" in several colours and a picture of a frog with the gun in its hand.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because of the presence of aerobic mesophilic microorganisms in the liquid used for the soap bubbles (2.2 x 106 microorganisms/ml).

In addition, the battery compartment is not marked with the shape of the batteries in proportional size and does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0122/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic soap bubble gun "Fluorescents bubbles – New Style"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: NO.0801 Bar code: 8484441121029

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Gun made of clear plastic, with visible interior mechanism made up of brightly coloured parts, and including a tube of blue liquid bearing the words "Bubbles water", which is screwed into the lower front part of the toy and from which the liquid passes into the gun to make the bubbles. The packaging is a clear blister on navy blue cardboard with pictures of red and blue penguins and the words "New Style" and "Auto Gun".

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because of the presence of aerobic mesophilic microorganisms in the liquid used for the soap bubbles (1.9 x 105 microorganisms/ml).

In addition, the toy can easily break.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0123/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Mask "Mask FX – Kids – Mask"

Brand: Halsall

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code – 5 050838 505012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halloween mask – with brown or white hair (covers head at back)

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0,47% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and 32,7% 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 and destruction of product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0124/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel Chargers

Brand: Enjoy

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TCNOK12 and TCSAM10S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel charger for mobile phone.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because creepage and clearance distances between primary and secondary parts are insufficient.

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

27
0125/11

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED Lamp (GU10)

Brand: Energy+

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 1122007 bar code: 6 41685 215879

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED Lamp (GU10), 3.5W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the primary and secondary windings of the mains transformer are in contact with each other. The secondary circuit is almost in contact (0.1mm distance) with the metal body of the lamp.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60958.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.