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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 19 - 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
0415/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Lamp-holder

Brand: Lumi

Name:

Type/number of model: E27181502604029 / 1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal lamp-holder with ceramic ring. Description of packaging: - packed in bulk in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as the casings are made of metal and there is no insulating ring between the two. When unscrewing the ceramic ring, live parts become accessible, which may result in an electric shock.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0416/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming trunks

Brand: Candy Floss

Name:

Type/number of model: “Familia 13” Bar code: 8436538562024

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' cotton swimming trunks. Printed shorts with drawstring waist. On the label: Importer’s information, barcode, composition, washing instructions and the phrase "Made in Thailand".

Country of origin: Thailand


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstrings present in the waist area are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0417/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle top box

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicle models concerned:

CBF1000F, MJ 2010/11, SC64, e4*2002/24*2395*00;

CBF1000, MJ 2009/10, SC58, e3*2002/24*0373*00;

Transalp, MJ 2009, RD13, e9*2002/24*0223*00;

Ab MJ 2010: RD15, e9*2001/24*0426*00;

CBF600, MJ 2099-11, PC43, e3*2002/24*0490*00;

Varadero, , MJ2009, SD02, e9*92/61*0059*00;

Ab MJ 2010: SD03, e9*2002/24*0421*00.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Top box which is an accessory for certain Honda motorcycles. The motorcycles concerned are 2009-2011 models.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the top box mountings may break, with the result that it could fall off whilst the motorcycle is moving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Denmark,
Greece,
Hungary,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0418/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Fluence"

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Production period: since production began up to 23/08/2010; Fabrication numbers: C043118 to R048083.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Turkey

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as a possible malfunction of the airbag computer may occur. As a consequence, in the event of a frontal impact, the driver’s airbag may fail to deploy and/or the passenger airbag may deploy even though it has been deactivated.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Poland,
Greece,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0419/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's shoes

Brand: Artus

Name:

Type/number of model: Artus Daimengte Shoes, Art. No. 7011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Men's black shoes (slip-ons), uppers of black leather, inside lining of grey leather and black textile fabric, forefoot insole of grey textile fabric, rear insole of dark grey leather, black plastic outsole bearing the inscription: "ARTUS, 41“ on the outside surface.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather part of the sample (grey leather part of the insole) contains 11.4 mg/kg of Chromium(VI).

The product does not comply with national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0420/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sports sets

Brand: "Nini 2005"

Name:

Type/number of model: 1U-1066

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing sets intended for children up to 7 years of age. The upper piece is a sweatshirt with a hood from which cords have been removed. The lower piece is a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area. There are embroidered inscriptions, rhinestones and patterns on both pieces. There are pictures of hearts on the front of the sweatshirt. Labels provide information in Bulgarian and a foreign language: Nini 2005” fashion, no. 1U-1066, size, "Made in P.R.C" and the composition: (cotton -85%, polyester -15%)

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords at the bottom of the trouser legs, which hang below the lower hem of the garment. They have knots at the ends and have not been protected against unravelling by means of a hot seal or by attaching an object. In addition the cords have not been properly attached to the garment.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0421/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle F4 1000

Brand: MV Agusta

Name:

Type/number of model: This recall applies to certain 2010 F4 model motorcycles, built from 27.10.2009 through 07.09.2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the upper fixture points of the rear sub-frame are not sufficiently robust, which may cause the sub-frame to break during normal use. If this occurs, the stability of the rider and the passenger would be comprised and there could be a risk of a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0422/11

Norway

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Dust mite UV vacuum cleaner "Milbensauger"

Brand: Clean-Maxx

Name:

Type/number of model: P00183

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dust mite UV vacuum cleaner.

Country of origin: China


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk of UV-damage to skin and eyes because when it is used on uneven surfaces the user may be exposed to UV radiation.

Measurements show that the exposure limit set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is exceeded in approx 60 seconds at a distance of 100 mm in front of the product (40 microW/cm2).

Furthermore, the warnings given in the operating instructions are not sufficient to guide the user how to act in order to assure safe use of the product.

Two incidents of burns to the skin reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0423/11

France

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Protective sports helmet "Moon"

Brand: Shunde Moon Helmet Co.

Name:

Type/number of model: SKN N° 573000 - MOON-2/MV10

Batch : YY 200908-01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey striped helmet for cyclists, skateboarders and roller skaters, size S (50-56)

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because in case of a fall, the protective shell can separate from the internal part of the helmet and the head would no longer be protected.

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

EN 1078

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0424/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy rucksack "Super Mario Plush Backpack"

Brand: Together Plus

Name:

Type/number of model: RN#118976

Batch number/Barcode: 5016743103095

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft stuffed rucksack in the form of the 'Yoshi' character from the 'Super Mario' video game. The character is green with a white front and orange shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of detachable small parts (metal zipper).

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.  

Cyprus,
Luxembourg,
Norway,
Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0425/11

Estonia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sandals

Brand: JINYLTE

Name:

Type/number of model: Code nr 12054, size 31

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's sandals made of blue denim, bearing the inscription "JINYLTE".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.03 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0426/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: UNIQUE

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 28024

Batch number/Barcode: 5 205846204239

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with a hood that has functional cords and is attached by means of buttons. There are fastening functional cords in the waist area and also under the lower part of the garment. On the front is the inscription "Unique" and under this is a bell attached with thread. Composition: 100% polyester, 2 pockets. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and buttons.

Country of origin: Greece


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Strangulation

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

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

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

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0427/11

Romania

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension cable 1) Durel Electrik Material

2) Haska Electrik Material

Brand:

1) Kia

2) Haska

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Not known

2) 307-400-XX

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Extension cable for three plugs.

2) Extension cable for four plugs.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Electric shock

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts are not adequate:

- they are not flexible enough to provide sufficient contact pressure;

- they are attached by rivets through a piece made of insulating plastic which can overheat and melt.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0428/11

Greece

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ dress

Brand: ROHAN

Name:

Type/number of model: Style: 81285

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Woven ladies’ dress with three horizontal coloured stripes: mauve, yellow and red. Composition: 100% cotton.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 59 mg/kg of the aromatic amine benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0429/11

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic fishing toy

Brand: Fishing Fun

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number 66619

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic fishing game with magnetic components. A fishing rod with a reel, a float and a separate magnetic part packed in a blister pack on cardboard. Plastic fishes are also included.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of choking because the loose magnetic component could be swallowed.

The product poses a risk of injuries because the loose magnetic component has a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG²mm² and could cause an intestinal blockage if it was swallowed.

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the fishes contains 1,7-2,0 % DBP, 2,0-4,8 % DINP and 3,9-17 % DEHP by mass of plasticised material.

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

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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0430/11

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty Lighter

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter in the shape of a bowling pin. It has a white body with two red stripes on the neck of the bowling pin. The top has an LED and the lighter is at the bottom.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0431/11

Malta

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Dora

Name:

Type/number of model: Not known

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty lighter in the shape of a mobile phone. Silver body with two coloured stripes on each side of the top cover. Three different colours found, blue black and red. The top cover can be opened.

Country of origin: Italy


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0432/11

Slovakia

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Lip glosses

Brand: Naughty but Nice!

Name:

Type/number of model:

1. strawberry cream tart/tarte a la creme: EAN: 5060081144012, Batch Code: 3143

2. strawberry cream/creme a la fraise: EAN: 5060081144029, Batch Code: 3456

3. raspberry cream/creme a la framboise: EAN: 5060081144005, Batch Code: 3143

4. chocolate sprinkles/pépites de chocolat: EAN: 5060081144036, Batch Code: 3456

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lip glosses in the shape of cakes, weight 1,6 g – cream cone, strawberry tart, chocolate cone with a raspberry, raspberry tart. The lip glosses are packed separately in transparent plastic foils with affixed labels marked Naughty but Nice!

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, they may be mistaken for foodstuffs. This may lead children to put them in their mouths, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

Denmark