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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 22 - 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
0483/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Latitude"

Brand: Renault

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles manufactured from the start of production through to October 2010.

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 the driver and passenger airbags may fail to activate in a frontal collision.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0484/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car H3

Brand: Hummer

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type-approval: e13*2001/116*0209*00, type GMT345. The vehicles concerned were built between 2006 and 2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the clip-tabs securing the bonnet louvre may fracture. This may result in the louvre coming loose while the vehicle is in motion and turning into a dangerous projectile that could strike another vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Hungary,
Estonia,
The Netherlands,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0485/11

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit

Brand: Feiyue Tool

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref:. 22415 Bar code: 8436042224159

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle tyre repair kit with patches, tools and tube of glue The tube of glue bears the words 'Red Sun' in orange lettering.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the tube of glue contains benzene in a concentration greater than 60%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0486/11

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Walker "Baby in car" - (Super)

Brand: Baby Star

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 103B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walking frame in the form of a car, with green frame and green and white seat. It also has a game console with acoustic module.

Country of origin: Greece


Click on the picture to enlarge

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

7
0489/11

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby walker

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0255075000039 Model: FW180

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walking frame in the form of a car, with light pink and yellow frame and white and brown patterned seat. It also has a play console with an acoustic module.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device to prevent falls down stairs. It is also likely to fall down stairs as it has eight wheels/castors.

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

8
0490/11

Cyprus

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby Walker

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0278187000032 Model: SL-336

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby walking frame, with light blue plastic frame, white, light blue and orange patterned seat and game console with acoustic module.

Country of origin: Taiwan


Click on the picture to enlarge

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

9
0491/11

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit "Set Reparacion Bicil"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 093587 Bar code: 6920060935873

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle repair kit. It is supplied in a blister pack and contains a white tube of "Red Sun" glue bearing a number of instructions in orange.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the tube of glue contains benzene in a concentration greater than 70%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0492/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Hair dryer "Secador De Cabello Con Difusor"

Brand: Elettro GT

Name:

Type/number of model: 897803 Bar code: 8015361997519

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair dryer with diffuser, 2000W, 230V, 50HZ packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the front nozzle can be displaced, exposing live parts (the heating element).

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0493/11

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Super glue

Brand: Laser

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4719867213732

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 3g tube labelled as SUPER GLUE, in a black paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover marked with the text “ Material from Osaka, Japan” Manufacturing: APR 2010, EXPIRING: APR 2014

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 93.9% by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0494/11

Cyprus

Category: Chemical products

Product: Super Glue

Brand: Foska

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A 3g tube labelled as SUPER GLUE, in a red paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover marked with the text “ Material from Osaka, Japan”

Country of origin: Unknown


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 11.3% by weight of chloroform and 0.424% by weight of benzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0495/11

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric heater "Ceramic Heater"

Brand: Emily

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: EM1618

Batch number/Barcode: 529075600276

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey, parabolic heater on a stand, 230V, 50Hz, Power: H: 1200W L: 950W.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because:

- the appliance can easily overturn (at an angle of 13°);

- walls that are in proximity can overheat;

- The fireguard openings are too large;

- The plastic base is not sufficiently resistance to heat and fire.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0497/11

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Steam cleaner

Brand: United

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: SC5199 Bar Code: 7022282051993

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Steam cleaner coloured yellow with black steam pressure knob, black safety cap and black straight jet. Pressure: 3 bar, Power: 1000W.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation resistance is not sufficient (water can leak into the heating elements compartment creating current leakage).

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0501/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car C4 Picasso

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type approval number: e2*2001/116*0345*00 ; e2*2001/116*0345*01

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 the handbrake may not work efficiently when engaged. It could occur that only one wheel is locked.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Sweden,
Lithuania,
United Kingdom,
Ireland,
Poland,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0504/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension lead "Asztali Sor"

Brand: Not known

Name:

Type/number of model: MH-2117 3m, Bar code: 8685910310320

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set for 3 plugs, with earth contact, a switch and a 3 m cable, unpackaged. Technical parameters: max 16A, 230V

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the protection against electric shock is not ensured. In fact the distance between the earth contacts at the socket outlets and the width of the earth contacts are too large.

In addition, the product poses a risk of fire because the cross sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient.

The product does 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

22
0505/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Extension lead "Asztali sor-Prelungitor"

Brand: Realm

Name:

Type/number of model: MH-2115 3m Bar code: 8685910610314

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cord extension set for 6 plugs, socket outlet with earth contacts and 3m cable. Packaging: plastic with cardboard label. 16A, 250V

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the protection against electric shock is not ensured. In fact the distance between the earth contacts at the socket outlets and the width of the earth contacts are too large.

The product does 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

23
0506/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Happy Tree

Name:

Type/number of model: HR-611

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set consisting of two parts – sweatshirt and trousers, trade mark “Happy Tree”, Art. No. HR-611, country of origin – China. The sweatshirt has a hood with functional cords, with zipper, with 2 pockets, contents: 100% cotton, also with the following inscriptions: girl, Bebm, Biolife. Sizes: 18m and 24 m. The lower end of the set has decorative cords in the area of the waist, 2 pockets and textile label with the following information: Happy Tree, 100% cotton, made in China. The product is offered without packaging.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck 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

24
0507/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Wall lamp

Brand: Rába-Lux

Name:

Type/number of model: 7002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Metal covered, screw mounted wall lamp without lamp shade. Unpackaged. Technical parameters: 250 V, 1 x max 40 W.

Country of origin: Hungary


Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is unearthed and metal parts could become live:

- the wires touch the sharp edges of the metal mounting plate;

- the stranded conductor at the live terminal can contact accessible metal parts;

- the mounting plate fixing screws may damage the single-insulated internal wiring.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0508/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Electric fan Ventilatore Con

Brand: Hong DA

Name:

Type/number of model: FS-40, Bar code: 8435154448903

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains powered standing fan, 220 V; 50 Hz; 45 W; Class I.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is not earthed and single-insulated parts are accessible and can be damaged.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0509/11

Italy

Category: Other

Product: Perfumed incense sticks "Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa Agarbatti"

Brand: SHRINIVAS SUGANDHALAYA

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 8901802001016

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The article is sold in a blue rectangular cardboard box, to two sides of which is affixed a white label with red lettering in each case, one showing the brand name and the other identifying the manufacturer of the article.

Country of origin: India


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the incense sticks release 37 µg/m³ of benzene during and after combustion.

Furthermore, the product releases also 52 µg/m³ of toluene during combustion and 44 µg/m³ toluene after combustion.

As the product is intended for use in closed environments and not to be dispersed by ventilation, the values for benzene and toluene are to be considered harmful to health.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0510/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's shoes "Pink leather slip-ons" (for babies)

Brand: MaxiMo®

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 2000534098809

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink baby's slip-on shoes/slippers, pink leather upper , white leather lining, grey leather insole and outer sole, size 18.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the grey leather insole contains 28.7 mg/kg of Chromium(VI).

The product does not comply with national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0511/11

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shirts1) Baby 2) Best

Brand: Golonif

Name:

Type/number of model:

Children's shirt art. NO:MQ-248, Children's shirt art. NO:MQ-250

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Children's shirt art. NO: MQ-248, size 24 months., 95% cotton and 5% elastane, light blue color printed butterfly design with glued shiny hard plastic crystals on the front of the chest ("Baby").

Children's shirt art. NO: MQ-250 size 12 months. 95% cotton and 5% elastane, light blue printed floral design with glued shiny hard plastic crystals on the front of the chest („Best“).

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the shiny hard plastic crystals, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0512/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 3008; 5008; RCZ

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: Type approval numbers:

RCZ: 

e2*2007/46*0036*00 /  e2*2007/46*0036*01.

3008:

e2*2001/116*0377*01 / e2*2001/116*0377*02 / e2*2001/116*0377*03 / e2*2001/116*0377*04 / e2*2001/116*0377*06 /  e2*2007/116*0057*00 / e2*2007/116*0094*00.                    

5008:

e2*2001/116*0004*00 / e2*2001/116*0004*001/ e2*2001/116*0004*02 / e2*2001/116*0004*03  / e2*2001/116*0004*04 / e2*2001/116*0058*00.

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 as, in the affected vehicles, possible wear of a fuel return pipe located in the engine compartment, through contact with the diesel filter support, may, over time, lead to the risk of a fuel leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia,
United Kingdom,
Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0513/11

Poland

Category: Other

Product: Articulated ladder

Brand: Ermet Bis

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5902176593605

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Articulated aluminium ladder, high – 1250 mm. On the cardboard label: “aluminium multi-purpose ladder, max 150 kgs, warning, serial number, EN 131” and 12 warning pictograms about proper usage of the ladder.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ladder is too high and it does not provide sufficient stability, which may cause the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdraw from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0514/11

Denmark

Category: Electrical appliances

Product: Travel adapter "Rejseadapter"

Brand: Tiger

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code 0200019011848

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains travel plug adapter with packaging

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it can be used in such a way that live parts can be touched. In addition, it is possible to establish a functioning plug connection which bypasses the earth.

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

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

Iceland  

Serious risk Consumer products

32
0515/11

United Kingdom

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Dress Polka Dot Pattern Dress

Brand: Emma's Garden

Name:

Type/number of model: N/A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dresses: pink/white spots and black/white spots with 3 decorative buttons on front. Age 0-3yrs.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

33
0516/11

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Chair "Moon Chair"

Brand: Blooma

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 05292387 (same code for all 3 colours)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding garden chair in three colours (Red/Green/Polka Dot). Sold in polybags with full colour swing tag label.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

The product poses a risk as a weakness in the weld between the hinge and the seat frame may fail and lead to finger entrapment.

1 accident and 5 incidents recorded.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

34
0517/11

United Kingdom

Category: Furniture

Product: Chair Picnic chair

Brand: Blooma

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 05292547 (same code for all 3 colours)

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Folding Picnic Chair in three colours (Red/Green/Striped). Sold in polybags with full colour swing tag label.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of finger entrapment and falling off the chair.

5 incidents reported

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
0518/11

Finland

Category: Jewellery

Product: Bracelet

Brand: Avantyn

Name:

Type/number of model: Item AVS11039 in the label

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A metallic chain bracelet consisting of silver, brown and beige balls. A black plastic label attached.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk the bracelet releases nickel at a rate of 14-15 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

36
0519/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Peugeot 407

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: Type approval No.:

e2*2001/116*0295*08; e2*2001/116*0296*10; e2*2001/116*0297*05; e2*2001/116*0297*11; e2*2001/116*0330*05; e2*2001/116*0331*05; e2*2001/116*0346*05; e2*2001/116*0346*06; e2*2001/116*0352*06; e2*2001/116*0396*06; e2*2007/46*0062*00

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 the slack take-up system of the handbrake lever mechanism may not work correctly.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Sweden,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

37
0520/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Peugeot 207

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model: Type Approval No.: e2*2001/116*0340*17; e2*2001/116*0340*21; e2*2001/116*0340*22; e2*2001/116*0340*23

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 the rear brake hose could come into contact with the rear suspension spring. Over time, friction could damage the brake hose causing brake fluid to leak.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Slovenia,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

38
0521/11

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: All terrain vehicles

Brand: Fuxin

Name:

Type/number of model: FXATV-002A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 70cc ATV supplied boxed and assembled by importer at time of sale. The body of the sampled product was green camouflage although red, yellow, and blue versions are also available.

Country of origin: China


Click on the picture to enlarge

Injuries,
Burns

The product poses a risk of injuries and burns because:

- there is no horn or similar device;

- the front and rear brakes do not work independently;

- the parking brake needs an excessive force to operate;

- it may be difficult to access the engine stop button;

- exposed parts of the exhaust system reach high temperatures.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.