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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 23 - 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
0522/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Zero"

Brand: Tazzari

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that the front suspension arm tie rod could break.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0523/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Zero"

Brand: Tazzari

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Fire

The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, possible overheating of the remote control switch and its connected cables on the battery power line could lead to the risk of fire and fire propagation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0524/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Musical toy

Brand: Play & Learn

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 27489

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842274891

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical toy in the form of a rocking horse with lights. Packaged in a cardboard box bearing a label showing the importer's details.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as it may break easily, releasing small parts. In addition, the casings for electrical components are too weak, meaning that the toy may present a risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0525/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy set "Combat"

Brand: Loob

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 10412

Batch number/Barcode: 8499690903128

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combat pistol with compass, badge, goggles, etc. Description of packaging: pistol in a blister pack which states the brand, reference and barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the pistol, grenade, badge and goggles contain more than

0.2% by weight of di (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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0526/11

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Shoe dryer "Shoes Drier"

Brand: WEIWEI

Name:

Type/number of model: 6941757104549 WW-768

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electrical shoe dryer, protection class II; Colour: orange; Metal base; Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 15 (width, height, length). Mains lead approx. 1.37 m long, with moulded Europlug.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- leads with only basic insulation come into contact with accessible metal parts,

- protective tubing can easily be dislodged, and

- the leads are not sufficiently held in position.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 6033. In addition it does not comply with European standard EN 50075.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0527/11

Austria

Category: Machinery

Product: Electric bicycle battery

Brand: Genesis

Name:

Type/number of model: 9020159992088 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 44, Mod. 09,
9020102137368 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 48, Mod. 09,
9020100016511 - E-Mover, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 09,
9020104319618 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 44, Mod. 10+11,
9020104320539 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 48, Mod. 10+11,
9020104321338 - E-Mover1, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 10+11

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns the battery. Battery dimensions: width: 290mm, height: 75mm, Depth: 120mm (11Ah, 13.2Ah)

Country of origin: Germany


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because if the battery charge falls below a certain voltage (e.g. if the battery is not charged over the winter months), in certain cases there may be the danger of the battery catching fire when it is charged again.

Two incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the Machinery directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0528/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains socket outlet

Brand: Lumitek

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 21324/156

Batch number/Barcode: 8436003113249

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Socket outlet for outdoor use. Description of packaging: - The product comes in individual plastic packaging with a label showing the brand and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the socket holes are not elastic enough to guarantee an appropriate contact pressure on the plug. This can cause a spark which could burn the cables and lead to overheating and fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0529/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Lady’s bag

Brand: X SIDE

Name:

Type/number of model: barcode 8699867905676

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A lady’s bag resembling a purse, which is made of silver coloured, imitation leather and has an appliquéd pattern depicting a tree and bats. There is a moisture-absorbing blue sticker.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0530/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: X SIDE

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 8 698579 380 105.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ summer shoes with an upper made of brown imitation leather. The sole is made of artificial material. The products are sold in cardboard boxes.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.5 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities..  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0531/11

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Set of toys "Baby Concert"

Brand: MYL – Ming Yu Long

Name:

Type/number of model: N. 885-10, Barcode 6921501648000

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Set of musical toys consisting of maracas shaped rattles, a drum with two sticks and a saxophone. Packed in a transparent bag closed with a cardboard fastener. On the packaging there is a printed logo indicating the age limit of the toy: "unsuitable for children under 3 years".

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle grips are too long. The child could put the grips in the mouth and thus the grips could enter the throat.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0532/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sports shoes

Brand: Mania

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 9990000003006, item number 4ML – 3#

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ sneakers made of black, imitation leather with cyclamen seams and two tongues, one in each colour. Outer sole: natural rubber; inner sole/insole: textile. On the insole there is the inscription "Mania Team". Sold in transparent bags with labels containing information in Bulgarian about the producer, the importer, the price, the type of product and pictograms concerning the materials used.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 52.1 mg/kg of Benzidine and 73.4 mg/kg of 4,4 methylendianiline, exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0533/11

The Netherlands

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening cream "Lightening & purifying body creme"

Brand: Maxi Light

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 6181100231731; Batch code: p 10/10; E 10/13 D122883 “23”; 325 ml

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and brown plastic packaging with brown screw-cap and brown characters.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of hydroquinone as a skin-lightening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

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

Norway,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0534/11

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s undergarment 8026/ baby sprockets

Brand: unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s undergarment, green with floral pattern, packed in plastic transparent bag.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44,9mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0535/11

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Energy absorber "Absorbica"

Brand: Petzl

Name:

Type/number of model: 11137*****

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is designed for protection on a lifeline (rope or cable). The energy of the fall is absorbed by the tearing of specific webbing. A mesh pouch with a zipper protects the energy absorber from abrasion or projections and allows regular verification of the absorber's condition.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.

One accident reported.

The product des not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directive and the European standards EN 355 and EN 362.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and recall from consumers.  

Slovenia,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0536/11

Poland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Via ferrata lanyard "Petzl Scorpio"

Brand: Petzl

Name:

Type/number of model: Scorpio; lanyards manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137**** with product references : L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is designed for protection on via ferrata. The lanyard consists of an energy absorber, with two arms which connect to the cable with karabiners, and a means of connecting to the harness.

Country of origin: France


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standards EN 355 and EN 362.

One accident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and recall from consumers.  

Sweden,
Slovenia,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0537/11

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Wig

Brand: JINRUILI

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 2609

Batch number/Barcode: 8435320926099

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Long blue wig. The wig is packaged in a transparent plastic bag measuring approximately 15 x 60 cm, and marked with a small adhesive label measuring 3 x 4 cm, indicating the details of the importer, the barcode and the item reference. Inside the bag, attached to the product by a plastic thread, is a large golden oval label, indicating, among other things, the make JINRUILI, kanekalon? and Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because, during testing, the combustion lasts for more than two seconds after the flame is extinguished. Moreover, the entire wig was burned.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0538/11

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Pirate skull mask "CARNAVAL"

Brand: Atosa

Name:

Type/number of model: Code: 73049

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259730491

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pirate skull mask with a red headscarf and black beard. The product is not packaged. The front of the label indicates the brand and name as well as the warning: "KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE. ABG." The back of the label reads: "¡ADVERTENCIA! MANTENER LEJOS DEL FUEGO. ESTE ARTÍCULO NO ES UN JUGUETE. USO EXCLUSIVO PARA ADULTOS. FABRICADO EN CHINA" ("Warning! Keep away from fire. This article is not a toy. For use by adults only. Manufactured in China").

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk because the hair elements, if they catch fire, remain burning for too long.

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