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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 12 - 2011

Corrigendum
Notification 1763/10 from the report 48 of 2010 has been modified and removed from the RAPEX website following the additional information on the risk assessment provided by the notifying authorities.

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
0251/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Laser disco light "Laser Disco Effect"

Brand: Ibiza

Name:

Type/number of model: LAS 130 RG multi.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black metal laser disco light with bracket to allow suspension. Product is not intended for a specific professional use.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because:

- there is no laser exposure warning label on the device ;

- there are no instructions and warnings for its safe use;

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60825.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0252/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All terrain vehicle DS 450

Brand: Can-Am

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: B Model number: DS 450 EC type-approvals: e13*2002/24*0274*00

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2009.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the speedometer readings are inaccurate (up to 30% lower than the actual speed). This means that the vehicles can be driven at speeds above the permissible limit, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Spain,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0253/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy rabbit

Brand: Playkids

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: 23100024

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue soft toy in the form of a rabbit filled with beads

Country of origin: Republic of Korea


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the beads used as filling materials are small parts and could be accessed by children under the age of 3 years.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0254/11

Italy

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Coloured gel beads "Perline Gel Clear"

Brand: Photo Beads

Name:

Type/number of model: 86145

Batch number/Barcode: 8018318861451

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Decorative beads. The packaging is made of soft coloured plastic, of various colours - pink, yellow, pale blue and dark blue - containing 10g of hygroscopic beads of a single colour. There is a picture of a flower in a glass bowl full of round and coloured elements. At the top, there are the words “PHOTO BEADS, for flower arrangements and plants”. On the back of the packaging, there is a description of the product “replacement for potting soil to aid growth of house plants… may be used to enhance flower arrangements”, the ingredient (Sodium polyacrylate), the instructions for use and the warnings: “Keep out of reach of children! Not a food product”, the article code, the bar code and details of the importer into Italy.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because of their misleading appearance; they look identical to berries such as currants, and to sweets (liquorice for the black ones and fruit sweets for those of other colours). In addition, they expand rapidly upon contact with water and may, if accidentally ingested, obstruct the intestine or, if they enter the airway, impede or completely prevent the passage of air, resulting in respiratory distress and/or asphyxia.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product by the authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0255/11

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat

Brand: Giocattoli Paggio

Name:

Type/number of model: Article 81957; barcode 8 032605 81 9574; No T3501-1001/6B3-S Article 81958; barcode 8 032605 81 9581; No T3501-1002/6B3-S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Coloured puzzle mat with numbers or letters in various colours, wrapped in clear plastic with a label bearing the brand, the details of the importer, the country of origin, the "recycling" symbol, the CE mark and the following warning text: "Warning! Choking hazard. Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children under the age of 36 months". On the upper part is a different target age group indication, "10 + m".

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking, because small pieces can be easily detached from the mat.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0256/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Civic Hybrid"

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: FD3 (cars built between 14 December 2005 and 23 October 2006)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hybrid passenger vehicle.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as a fuse in the engine management system can blow, causing the engine to cut out and fail to restart which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Estonia,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0257/11

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Camming device for rock climbing Dragon Cam

Brand: DMM

Name:

Type/number of model: Size 4 and Size 5 are affected by the recall. Product Code A7054A (Size 4); Product Code A7055A (Size 5). The serial number is located on the back edge of one of the two centre cam lobes - see attached list of serial numbers.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A spring-loaded camming device for rock climbing protection. Colour – Gold/Grey (Size 4) Colour – Blue/Grey (Size 5). The products are attached to a header-card together with instructions.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it could fail below its rated strength due to a structural defect in a raw material that is uniquely used to make a single component (namely the axle boss) in the product. The component made out of this defective material can develop cracks which propagate with time.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Greece,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0258/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boy’s jacket

Brand: CHIRI

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: JNY1G539

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boy’s synthetic jacket in navy blue colour with a white mesh lining. The garment has a zip, two side pockets and a hood with two white drawstrings in the neck area with toggles at the end. On the right side of the chest area there is a round print with the phrase “CHIRI Rugby Mini League”. Sizes: 24M, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A.

Country of origin: Italy


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective action by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0259/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top MINNIE

Brand: Secret garden

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 3109

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s fuchsia halter-neck style top. The garment has a motif of Disney’s Minnie Mouse on the front and the phrase “Minnie's secret garden” in the lower part. The top also bears a sash in the waist area. Sizes: 23 months, 4, 6 and 8 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective action by the importer ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0260/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 332009,

Batch number/Barcode: 0277655000031 (02 years), 0277657000030 (04 years), 0277656000039 (06 years), 0277658000038 (08 years)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s orange halter-neck style dress, consisting of two parts: a skirt and a top connected with a colourless transparent ring. On the front left-hand side of the skirt there is a printed yellow flower with the number “07” in blue, while on the front of the top there is a print with blue letters in yellow outline. At the neck there is another colourless transparent ring with a light blue cord to be tied at the back of the neck. The dress comes with two orange hairclips. Sizes: 2, 4, 6 and 8 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0261/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s top

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: SLG 02,

Batch number/Barcode: 0280885000030 (24 months), 0280881000034 (04 years), 0280879000039 (06 years), 0280878000030 (08 years)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s stripy halter-neck style top in red and white. The garment bears the prints “Sports Wear”, “GIRL STAR” and “Pretty” in a silver star. At the neck there is a transparent ring that bears two white cords that are to be tied at the back of the neck. Sizes: 24 months, 4, 6 and 8 years.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

Compulsory measures: Corrective actions ordered by the authority.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0262/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s tunic

Brand: ZHONG FU

Name:

Type/number of model: X-650

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s tunic with functional cords in the neck area and decorative drawstrings at the waist, composition: 85% cotton, 10% polyester and 5% lycra. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area and drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0263/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: ZHONG FU

Name:

Type/number of model: Item-218

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s trousers with a functional fastening cord at the waist and side fastening cords. There is the inscription „Kids Sweet” on the waistband, four pockets and an inscription on the front – "Resort", composition: 100 % cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cord in the waist area is too long and is not attached to the garment in at least one point that is equi-distant from the exit points.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0264/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Billabong

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age, with inscriptions "Billabong" and a hood supplied with functional cords. The product is fastened with a zipper and has two pockets. It is sold without packaging. There is a paper label attached to the garment, containing the following information: Billabong, SINCE 1973 ORIGINAL, www.billabong.com.

(THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses 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 of the product from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0265/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sports trousers

Brand: SN sport

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sports trousers with a functional fastening cord /drawstring/ in the waist area. The product is black with white edging and has two pockets, composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cord in the waist area is too long and is not attached to the garment in at least one point that is equi-distant from the exit points.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0266/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: Suzuki

Name:

Type/number of model: Types: WVCV, WVCW, WVCJ, WVCH, WVCZ, WVCT, WVCR, WVCK, WVB9, WVCU, WVBM, WVCX, WVCG, WVBS. Sales designations: Suzuki GSX-R600/750, GSF650/1250, GSX650F, GSX1300BK, GSX1300R, GSR600, VLR1800/VZ1500, VL800, SFV650

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2008 and 2010 and have type approval numbers: e4*2002/24*1756, e4*2002/24*0721, e4*2002/24*1342, e4*2002/24*2102, e4*2002/24*2163, e4*2002/24*1852, e4*2002/24*0722, e4*2002/24*1300, e4*2002/24*1351, e4*2002/24*1618, e1*2002/24*0405 and e1*2002/24*0370.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because a defect in the regulator/rectifier unit can cause discharging of the battery and can lead to engine stalling and/or a no-start condition. The regulator/rectifier units on the vehicles in question are being replaced.

No accidents involving personal injury or damage to property have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Greece,
Malta,
Spain,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0267/11

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume "Kinderkostüm"

Brand: KiK

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 98172009121000000599; season: 111; product group: 912; order number: 9817200, age 9-11

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's Indian fancy-dress costume, light-brown colour with dark brown fringing. The top has a blue, white and yellow appliqué. The set includes a headband in dark brown fabric.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the shiny dark-brown fabric contains azo dyes releasing the carcinogenic amine 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration of 1 701 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0268/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-straightening product "Hair therapy treatment"

Brand: Nanokeratin system

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: MD2009/11/10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Brazilian hair-straightening product made of keratin - hair therapy treatment. 3L grey plastic bottle

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2.15% formaldehyde.

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

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

Luxembourg,
Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0269/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy-dress costume Conejito

Brand: Creaciones llopis

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 2006 Bar code: 8422802020062

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The item is a costume made to resemble a grey rabbit with white ears and chest. There is a tie at the neck and a red pompom on the head. The accompanying sheet of cardboard bears a photo of the costume and the following text: "CONEJITO" (bunny rabbit).

Country of origin: Spain


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it has decorative cords of a length exceeding 75mm in the neck 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

20
0270/11

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Lamp (pressure lamp)

Brand: One touch light

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8 711295 830754

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flower lamp made of hard plastic with five petals in various colours (orange, pink and green); the centre of the flower (yellow) comprises a push-button; there is a battery compartment on the back for 3 AA batteries (3 x 1.5 V); inside the lamp there is a light-emitting diode; in one sample, a (plastic) ladybird is affixed to one of the petals, and a (plastic) butterfly is affixed to the other two samples. The ladybird and butterflies have two small pins on their under side which fit into the corresponding holes on the petals; the casing of the ladybird has several holes; its back has small pins to which the casing fits. The diameter is approximately 12 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ladybird and the butterfly can easily be detached 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0271/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Traitement capillaire brésilien à domicile" (Brazilian hair treatment for home use)

Brand: BHOME

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 7898917748.35.0. - No batch number.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is presented in the form of a kit comprising:

- a clarifying shampoo (60 ml);

- a smoothing "choco-keratin" treatment (140 ml);

- a "smooth styling" treatment (30 ml);

- instructions for use.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.61% of formaldehyde.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0272/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Sports boxing set "Sport Fun"

Brand: Aojie

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no AJ285BX in invoice and in the product

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A boxing set for children containing a pair of boxing gloves and a punching bag. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the red and the blue plastic material in the gloves contains 22% 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: Import rejected by customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0273/11

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light with Light Sensor

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8 711295 743603

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlight

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no over current protection (no fuse);

- the cover can be removed when the night-light is plugged into a mains socket outlet and live parts could consequently be touched.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0274/11

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Night-light "Le Frou-Frou"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3 427000 154163

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlight

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no over current protection (no fuse);

- the cover can be removed when the night-light is plugged into a mains socket outlet and live parts could consequently be touched;

- the bulb can be touched when the night-light is plugged to the mains socket outlet without removing the cover.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.