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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 8 - 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
0154/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather baby shoes

Brand: C & A

Name:

Type/number of model: C & A order Nos: 73092-316-66-222 and 73092-316-66-333

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leather baby slippers in five different colours: blue, beige, purple, brown and pink. Different animal and heart devices on top, soft velour leather sole.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain chromium VI in a concentration varying from 3 to 51 mg/kg. In addition to raised toxicity, chromium VI compounds also have a high allergenic potential (contact allergens).

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

Hungary,
Slovenia,
Poland,
Germany,
Portugal,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0156/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 307, 308, 407, 607, 807, EXPERT

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns certain vehicles manufactured between 15/12/2006 and 31/03/2009:

307: Certain vehicles between VIN VF33CRHRH84860255 and VIN VF33HRHRJ85155411

308: Certain vehicles between VIN VF34C9HZC55000273 and VIN VF34BRHF89S026897

407: Certain vehicles between VIN VF36DRHRJ21579195 and VIN VF36JRHRH9LO09117

607: Certain vehicles between VIN VF39URHRH92231153 and VIN VF39URHRH9S025980

807: Certain vehicles between VIN VF3EBRHRH13326110 and VIN VF3EBRHKH9Z008964

Expert: Certain vehicles between VIN VF3XARHKH64016506 and VIN VF3XSRHGH8Z001794.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, in very rare cases, the vacuum pump valve may suffer from opening problems, leading to an occasional reduction in braking assistance, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0157/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Grand Vitara 2.4L

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: Grand Vitara 2.4L (JB424). The recall concerns vehicles produced from 02.06.2008 to 20.10.2010, with VINs from JSAJTDA4V00100061 to JSAJTDA4V00201579.

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 internal spring of the tension adjuster for the drive belt (that operates the generator, water pump, air conditioner compressor, and power steering pump) may break. As a consequence, the tension of the drive belt will not be adjusted and, in the worst case, the belt may come off the power steering pump pulley and driver will need increased effort to steer the vehicle which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Finland,
Hungary,
Poland,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0158/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 4007

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns certain vehicles with VINs from VF3VVSFZC8U907717 to VF3VVSFZF8U910604.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because on affected vehicles, electrical connectors intended to supply the electric front seats fitted to some versions are not used and are located under the rear footwell floor carpets. If these connectors come into contact with water and road salt, they may corrode over time and cause localised electrical overheating.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Spain,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0159/11

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bathroom Cleaner

Brand: Super Bathroom Cleaner

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 8711252835334 Batch No. 20072005, Item No. 83533

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Clear spray nottle containing red liquid, 500 ml.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains approximately 0.9 % of nonylphenol ethoxylate.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0160/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Dynamiclair"

Brand: G&G

Name:

Type/number of model: FSHP 100511 A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lightening beauty oil for skin in white plastic bottle with red and gold stopper - 150ML

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains clobetasol propionate. This substance, which belongs to the glucocorticoid class, is prohibited in cosmetic products. Furthermore, the label does not mention the presence of 3 odoriferous allergens whose value exceeds 0.001% for a leave-on product.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0161/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bed linen "Microfaser Bettwäsche Mohnblume [microfibre bedlinen, poppy] 2010"

Brand: Dänisches Bettenlager

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 5704659038777; Article No 36586001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bed linen; yellow fabric with red (poppy-like) flower print; quilt cover: 135x200 cm; pillow cover: 80x80 cm

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow fabric contains azo dyes (DY 23) azodye) releasing 66.3 mg/kg 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0162/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Dynamiclair"

Brand: G&G

Name:

Type/number of model: FSHP 100315 A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lightening beauty cream in

white plastic jar with red cap – 500 ml

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains clobetasol propionate. This substance, which belongs to the glucocorticoid class, is prohibited in cosmetic products. Furthermore, the label does not mention the presence of 3 odoriferous allergens whose value exceeds 0.001% for a leave-on product.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0163/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Lightening, anti-blemish beauty oil"

Brand: Dawny

Name:

Type/number of model: FSHP 100531 C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with pale pink lid. 65 ml

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains clobetasol propionate. This substance, which belongs to the glucocorticoid class, is prohibited in cosmetic products. Furthermore, the label does not mention the presence of 3 odoriferous allergens whose value exceeds 0.001% for a leave-on product.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0164/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Dynamiclair"

Brand: G&G

Name:

Type/number of model: FSHP 100527 A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lightening beauty milk

with white plastic bottle with red lid - 300 g

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains clobetasol propionate. This substance, which belongs to the glucocorticoid class, is prohibited in cosmetic products. Furthermore, the label does not mention the presence of 3 odoriferous allergens whose value exceeds 0.001% for a leave-on product.

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

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0165/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-straightening treatment "Spazzola Progressiva – Fluido"

Brand: Claudia Pazzini

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch: PR.0108610 and PF.0101209

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey plastic bottle with a colourless, transparent plastic screw cap. 500ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1.6% formaldehyde.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product.  

Cyprus,
Malta  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0166/11

Norway

Category: Other

Product: Net bridge and Tunnel Slide "84-series"

Brand: Lek og sikkerhet AS

Name:

Type/number of model: Product ID: 84038.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Playground Equipment - Combination Structure including Net bridge and Tunnel Slide

Country of origin: Norway


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation by entanglement of cords or other parts of clothing in openings near the slides.

The product does not comply with the standard EN 1176.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.  

Denmark,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0167/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 5008

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns certain vehicles with VINs from VF30E5FV89S145027 to VF30E5FVAAS240340.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the water entering the rear door may penetrate the electric window motor and cause the mechanism to malfunction. Eventually, the presence of humidity could cause the motor to short circuit, which could lead to localised overheating of the door panel and the risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Malta,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0168/11

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Water heater "Coffee Fierbator"

Brand: HJ

Name:

Type/number of model: D-015

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Immersion water heater for use in kitchen. Nominal voltage: 220-240V Nominal power: 500W

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the power cord wires are not protected against twisting;

- the handle is not correctly fastened;

- the insulation resistance is not sufficient.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0169/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Food mixer "Mixer Grinder"

Brand: Wipro

Name:

Type/number of model: MAH/11/441/1007

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Food mixer for domestic use with 3 stainless steel jars and instruction manual in English. Packed in cardboard box. There is no CE marking.

Country of origin: India


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Electric shock,
Injuries

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

- it has inadequate protection from hazardous moving parts;

- the supply cord is inadequately sized and does not have the correct colour coding of the conductors;

- the supply cord is not provided with an adequate form of cord anchorage;

- the earthing terminal is inadequate.

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

Voluntary measures: Stock voluntarily surrendered by importer for destruction.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0170/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jackets

Brand: Kenvelo

Name:

Type/number of model: 30600636104 Barcode 2 050001 402905, 2 050001 402837

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jackets. The sizes are intended for children up to 7 years of age. The jackets have a hood supplied with cords. The products are available in pink and black and have checked patterns. There is a label with the following information: STYLE 30600636104.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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

17
0171/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jackets

Brand: Kenvelo

Name:

Type/number of model: 30600636103 Barcode 2 050001 343314, 2 050001 343307

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jackets intended for children up to 7 years of age. The jackets have a hood supplied with cords. The colour of the product is cyclamen. There is a label with the following information: STYLE 30600636103, country of origin: China, composition: outer side: nylon 100%, lining 100% polyester, filling 100% polyester, decoration 100% polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the jacket. 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

18
0172/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sets

Brand: MIQI MOUSE

Name:

Type/number of model: style XM-09

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Quilted sets which are intended for children up to 7 years of age and consist of two parts: a top with a hood supplied with cords, with an embroidered inscription ”Super” on the front and embroidered patterns made of coloured stones and also a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area, with an attached label.

(THIS PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT.)

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area.

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

19
0173/11

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Bébé Seguro.

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Andador Avião; Reference: AND20; Batch: PO#BS327E.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walker for small children mostly in green, blue and yellow. This product is commercialized dismounted and placed in a cardboard box, in white and blue, which presents some indications: “BÉBÉ SEGURO”; “Andador Avião”; “Fabricado em China”; “Ref: AND20”; “QT.: 1 UN/ CX”; “N W: 4.11 Kgs”; “G W: 4.85 Kgs”; HxWxL: 72.1x14x60.6cm”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device to prevent falls down stairs.

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

20
0174/11

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Sky lantern "The Original Sky Lantern"

Brand: Bright Star Fireworks

Name:

Type/number of model: From packaging: “Item no. 51444”

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Paper sky lantern with bamboo frame, bundle of flammable material connected to frame by string supports

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the string supports to the burner of the sky lanterns contain chrysotile asbestos fibres.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the retailer.  

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Slovakia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0175/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Outlander"

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model: CW0W. The recall concerns model year 2007-2008 vehicles without power seats, produced until January 29, 2008.

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 because some vehicles without power seats have an unused power seat connector under the front seats, which is powered even when the ignition is switched off. If snow and road salt penetrate the housing of this connector, corrosion of the connector terminals can occur, leading to the possibility that the connector will melt due to burning.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Finland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Iceland,
Bulgaria,
Poland,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0176/11

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car S40/ V50/ C30

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Year 2007. Chassis numbers C30: 0000073-0010313 S40: 0250037-0296638 V50: 0270042-0313561 with engines B4164S3, B4184S8, B4184S11 and B4204S3.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because water could penetrate into the electric cooling fan control unit and this could result in a short circuit and, in the worst scenario, a fire. Since the fan is permanently connected to the battery voltage, a fire could occur when the vehicle is parked, with the ignition switched either on or off.

Four incidents of fires reported in Sweden.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Bulgaria,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom