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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 11 - 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
0230/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Key-ring "Scooby Doo key chain"

Brand: Polymark

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3 760 194 750 095

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy (dog from Scooby Doo cartoon) with key-ring attached. Dimensions: 11x12x8 cm

(PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the key-ring constitutes a small part 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 and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0231/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Cowboy play-set "Western Cowboy Sheriff Play-set"

Brand: Westward Gun

Name:

Type/number of model: No.5595,

Batch number/Barcode: 7845001843583

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy set includes a gun, a pistol, plastic darts with suction cups, a target and handcuffs.

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 put in the mouth by a child.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0232/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Police play-set "The Special Gun"

Brand: Riding Star

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy set includes a gun, plastic darts with suction cups, a rubber stick, a truncheon, glasses and a walkie-talkie.

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 put in the mouth by a child.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0233/11

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Police play-set "Játékpisztoly"

Brand: Commandos

Name:

Type/number of model: BRTY-10040,

Batch number/Barcode: 8022001004032

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The play-set includes a pistol, 4 darts with plastic suction cups, a truncheon, a badge, a grenade and a wrist-watch.

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 put in the mouth by a child.

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

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

Slovakia  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0234/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle "Softail"

Brand: Harley-Davidson

Name:

Type/number of model: Model year 2011 manufactured before 08-10-10, and other Softail models for which the bodywork control module (BCM) safety system was installed as an accessory.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

On the affected vehicles, the product poses a risk of injuries as water can enter the bodywork control module (BCM) causing the engine to stop. If the engine stops while the motorcycle is being driven, this could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
Greece,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0235/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable light "LED 20 hours light"

Brand: Casibao

Name:

Type/number of model: type: CA-319,

Batch number/Barcode: 5998032215712

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable light with 30 LEDs. The luminaire includes a base part (with an accumulator, plug, light intensity switch, a mirror, control panel) and a transparent cover.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the user can touch live parts (one of the pins) during normal use when connecting it to the plug. There is also a risk of fire, since the cross-section area of the cord is less than required.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0236/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Desk-lamp "Soho Office Solutions, Asztali Lámpa"

Brand: Soho

Name:

Type/number of model: LUNA (art. no: 6617),

Batch number/Barcode: 6617000001018

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The cover of the desk-lamp is made of metal. The base part includes an electronic switch. The GX5.35 type ceramic lampholder is suitable for inserting a bi-pin halogen lamp operated from extra low voltage, however the luminaire includes a bi-pin halogen lamp operated from the mains supply.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock since

1) accessible metal parts that are not normally live may become live,

2) live parts may become accessible.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0237/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension cable "Hálózati hosszabbító"

Brand: Romcab

Name:

Type/number of model: type: MVR-NS20 (on the product: 6706)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange extension cable set, 20 m. Technical specification: 10-16A/250V.

Country of origin: Romania


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the dimensions of the earth contacts of the plug do not ensure sufficient protection.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0238/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Dolci Bebè"

Brand: Tobia's Giochi

Name:

Type/number of model: No.207186

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll with dark skin and blue trousers.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head contains 12% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.32% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP). The plastic hands contain 13% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.29% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

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 in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0239/11

Romania

Category: Toys

Product: Toy gun "Air Sport Gun"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: 208

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy is composed of three elements which assemble to form a rifle with a bayonet knife, the blade of which is made of metal with a sharp edge and a length of 11.5 cm. Supplied with 16 balls, 5 mm diameter, which can be fired via the power of a spring. A warning "not recommended for children 0-14 years" is attached to the package. It is marked with the CE symbol.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the sharp metal bayonet.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0240/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All terrain vehicle

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: LT-A450/500/750. There are 514 affected vehicles in Spain.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: All terrain vehicle

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

On the affected vehicles there is a risk of fire as the joint between the fuel pump and the fuel tank may not be properly sealed and fuel may therefore leak through the joint.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Poland,
United Kingdom,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0241/11

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Gas barbecue "Vidar BBQ"

Brand: Primus

Name:

Type/number of model: 440011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliance.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire as there is a risk of explosion of the gas canister caused by the high temperature during use. In addition, the burner does not ignite within 5 seconds and, because of this, unburnt gas could escape which could ignite with a flash.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

Compulsory measures: Measures ordered by the authorities.  

Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0243/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Body lotion

Brand: Sabon

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. Ginger Orange, EAN code Batch code M1039C, exp 3/13 200 ml

2. Special Edition Violet, EAN 7290104227004 Batch code M1001C, exp 3/13 200 ml

3. Sweet Summer, EAN code Batch code M10760, exp 4/13 200 ml

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Body lotion in transparent glass bottle with aluminium screw cap.

Country of origin: Israel


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain N-nitrosodiethanolamine (145, 206 and 146 µg/kg) which is classified as a human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and withdrawal from the market 1/27/11  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0244/11

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Step-stool "Kst. Fussbank vers. Farben"

Brand: SRARPLAST

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code 14573407;

Batch number/Barcode: 7290008299831

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic step-stool, a continuous structure without joints, length 287 mm, width 255 mm, height 210 mm and weight 0.850 kg. Available in black, red, green or blue. On the product there is a label with a picture indicating the use and the name of the product in four languages. Product without packaging.

Country of origin: Israel


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- it does not have sufficient strength and may break whilst a person is standing on it;

- it does not have the necessary warnings with respect to the maximum permitted weight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14183.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0245/11

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Coffee and tea-maker

Brand: Ikea Förstå

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coffee and tea-maker using plunging filter, 1 litre, made of glass and stainless steel

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Burns

The product poses a risk of cuts and burns (scalding) because the pressure of the stainless steel support can cause the glass vessel to break during use.

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

Portugal,
Denmark,
Cyprus,
Hungary,
Ireland,
Austria,
Iceland,
Finland,
Norway,
Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0246/11

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Plastic step stool "Klappbarer Hocker"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code 14576452;

Batch number/Barcode: 2014576452000

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding plastic step stool - length 320 mm, width 260 mm, height 181 mm and weight 0.420 kg. Available in blue with a green platform, packed in transparent plastic pack.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient strength and can break whilst a person is standing on it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14183.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0247/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pushchair "Tutu Love"

Brand: RONG LONG

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: TUTU LOVE R-86306, Ref.: 77704,

Batch number/Barcode: 8436019677704

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink folding pushchair with a doll dressed in pink and buttons on the wheels to set off flashing lights. The packaging is a transparent bag with a label bearing the words "Tutulove R-86306”, text in languages other than Spanish, and four drawings showing how to unfold the pushchair.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently resistant and could easily break during use.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0248/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll's pushchair "Doll Stroller"

Brand: Distinval

Name:

Type/number of model: 670748 and 6073FL

Batch number/Barcode: 8425723677483 y 8425723384701

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small pushchairs for dolls. There are two models: a folding chair without a reference with a baby doll included, and a twin chair with reference FL 6073 with no baby doll included. Description of packaging: The product in question is packaged in plastic, and a card attached to the top shows the identification of the importer, CE marking, the symbol indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently resistant and could easily break during use.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0249/11

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Markers "Roller Stamp Markers"

Brand: Disney Princess

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No.: 31-25685,

Batch number/Barcode: 5 204549 007154

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of 6 roller stamp markers in blister packaging (approx. dimensions: marker: 2.1cm diameter x 11.5cm length, packaging: 25 cm x 19.6cm x 2.3cm). Each marker bears pictures of Disney Princesses. The product is not counterfeit.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the outer part of the markers contains 4.67% by weight of 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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

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