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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 15 - 2011

Corrigenda
notification 0348/11 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX website following clarification of the risk assessment 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
0329/11

Malta

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable lamp LED 20 Hours Light Rechargeable

Brand: Casibao

Name:

Type/number of model: CA-318

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Luminaire with 32 LEDs. The body is black with a transparent cover, containing 21 small LEDs, 4 medium sized LEDs and 7 large LEDs. It has a cord which can be plugged into a mains supply for recharging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross sectional area of the supply cord is not sufficient;

- it does not have any over-current protection.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0330/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Infant fancy dress costume Puppy costume for infants (pink and blue)

Brand: BOYS TOYS

Name:

Type/number of model: Pink: Ref. 2635, NW10B00238.

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562026359 (size 7-12 months); Blue: Ref. 2691, barcode: 8422562026915 (size 6-12 months)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puppy costumes in pink and blue, consisting of a bodysuit and headpiece. The accompanying cardboard has a photo of the costume, the size and details of the importer.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of decorative ribbons 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

3
0331/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's jacket

Brand: ARTESANÍA GRANLEI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 706. Color: 7.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cream jacket with functional cords with pompoms attached to the ends. There is a cardboard label bearing, among other information, the following: 'Model 706, Colour 7, Size 12M'. There is a sewn-in label on the top part with the wording: 'ARTESANÍA GRANLEI.'

Country of origin: Spain


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Strangulation

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

4
0332/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: NECK & NECK

Name:

Type/number of model: REF: 10I11513, Colour 41, Size 6M

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark red cardigan with cable-stitch on each side and cords with pompoms in the neck area. The labelling states: ‘Hecho en Portugal’ (Made in Portugal); ref.10I10513.41; composition; care instructions; Size 6M, 62-68cm.

Country of origin: Portugal


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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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0334/11

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Henna paste "Kone Henna Paste"

Brand: Bajwa

Name:

Type/number of model: Manufacturing code (packaging): EAN-Code: 0615298748017 L 039006, BBD 31.03.12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Henna paste in a silver plastic tube (30 g) with a white plastic screw top and a white plastic nozzle for applying the paste to the skin and an accompanying leaflet.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.65% of phenol which causes skin corrosion.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC as phenol is prohibited.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0335/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger vehicle C30, S40 and V50

Brand: Volvo.

Name:

Type/number of model: C30, S40 and V50. Model year: 2011.

See attached list of VIN numbers

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because some of the cars may have a crack on the right side of the side support member in the engine bay which may have an effect on the front structure of the car and reduce crash performance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Denmark,
Finland,
Sweden,
Greece,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0336/11

Finland

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas refrigerator "Fridge"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) XC-60 G,

2) XC-43 G

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Absorption refrigerator. Capacity 60 litre (XC-60 G) and 43 litre (XC-43 G).

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the combustion with 30 mbar supply pressure leads to excessive amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) being released into the environment.

The products do not comply with the Gas Appliance Directive and the relevant European standard EN 732.

Voluntary measures: 1) Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. 2) Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0337/11

Denmark

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soother-holder

Brand: FRANCK & FISCHER

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5704361001700 batch code: 0802-2093

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A crocheted soother-holder with a green cotton yarn strap. The garment fastener is a metal clip fastened to a grey elephant head crocheted in cotton yarn and filled with soft material.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation if it gets entangled around the neck, because the strap is too long (249 mm).

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 12586.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0338/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair dryer "Salon Styling 2000W"

Brand: Wahl

Name:

Type/number of model: ZX778.

Batch number/Barcode: 5037127012956.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black plastic hairdryer. Packaging: Cardboard box in black and grey.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because if the rotor is jammed the motor can overheat, resulting in the plastic casing catching fire.

Two incidents of heat/fire damage reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0339/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Stress ball "PU Earth Stress Ball"

Brand: BrandArt

Name:

Type/number of model: HL1518S

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A blue and green soft plastic ball with a globe design.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.187% 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 in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0340/11

Cyprus

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair straightening treatment "Brasil Cacau"

Brand: Cadiveu

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 7 898927 206895 Batch No MHB001 Manuf. 12/2010 Exp. 12/2012

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1000ml Brown Plastic Bottle (30cm height) with white screw cap.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 6.7% formaldehyde.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0341/11

Romania

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath pearls

Brand: Perla Bono

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch code: C0901004 ART NUMBER: 1108003 Bar code: 9930000285002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic pack of one hundred pieces of bath pearls in the shape of different animals and fruits, etc. (red piglet, yellow ducklings, yellow banana, red stars, pink hearts). The pearls have various flavours and are similar to jelly sweets. Approximate size - 2cm; displayed for sale in glass bowls without user instructions.

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because its appearance, flavour and shape (similar to jelly or sweets) are such that it could be confused with food and swallowed by children.

The product does 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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0342/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van / passenger vehicle Sprinter

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 906, type approval numbers: L763, L764, L765, L766.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Vehicles manufactured between 28.2.2006 and 12.5.2010 are concerned.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wrong A-pillar casing may have been installed in the vehicles. In some circumstances there may be an increased risk of injury to passengers in the event of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0343/11

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Child's reflective safety vest

Brand: Rolly Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 558889 EAN code: 4006485558889

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange reflective safety vest.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore gives a false feeling of security to the consumer when used as a visibility accessory.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0344/11

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflective safety vest

Brand: Spider King

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 101.99 EAN Code: 5425023168776

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange reflective safety vest.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore gives a false sense of security to the consumer.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0345/11

Belgium

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Reflective safety vest

Brand: Spider King

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: FV001 Code: 40924

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow reflective safety vest

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore, does not ensure the safety of the user in the dark.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE) and the relevant European standard EN 471.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0346/11

Spain

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Nightlight "Night Lighting"

Brand: Dim

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 5608080255386

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A nightlight with a mains plug. The product is sold in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have sufficient mechanical resistance and can break leaving live parts accessible;

- the pins do not meet the necessary requirements;

- the cover can be removed whilst the nightlight is plugged in.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0347/11

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Coffee-maker

Brand: Valira

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall affects all of the induction models: 6-cup (ref. 1906/130 and 1899/141), 9-cup (ref.1909/130 and 1900/141), 12-cup (ref.1912/130 and 1901/141). Of the non-induction models, only those with the brand name “Valira” engraved on the bottom are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A range of aluminium coffee-makers, in 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-cup sizes, induction and non-induction models. They are packaged in cardboard boxes, presentation boxes or display units.

Country of origin: Spain


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because as the pressure builds up while the coffee is being made, the central ring can become detached from the body of the coffee-maker causing the top to fly off, potentially causing anyone nearby to be scalded by the hot liquid.

Thirty incidents have been reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Greece,
Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0349/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fan heater

Brand: Bluesky

Name:

Type/number of model: CFH2000-10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Fan heater, power: 2000 W, adjustable thermostat, two heat settings 1000-2000W, ventilator function, carry handle, dimensions: 22 x 13.4 x 24cm, weight 1 kg, voltage 230V - 50hz

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because under abnormal conditions of use live parts may become accessible.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.