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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 33 - 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
0800/11

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Huile Eclaircissante"

Brand: Skin Light

Name:

Type/number of model: HSL I3; date of manufacture: 25.08.2010; use-by date: 08/2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Opaque, white plastic bottle with a white plastic screw-top.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 6.3% by weight of hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0801/11

France

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: BSTL

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref 2056

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Beige synthetic ballerinas with leather insole.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains 1.5 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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0802/11

France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Gel Crème Eclaircissant intense"

Brand: Fair & White

Name:

Type/number of model: GTIN: 3425123645322 3B02, "EXP : 05/08"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Opaque, white-painted metal tube, white plastic screw-top, multi-coloured print. Packaging: Folding box with printed text.

Country of origin: France


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 9.6% by weight of hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC).

Voluntary measures: Warning to consumers of the risks posed.  

Compulsory measures: Warning to consumers of the risks posed.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0803/11

Malta

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Towel "Sweet Cake"

Brand: Ancient Wisdom

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Towel folded in the shape of a cake. Decorated with ornamental plastic strawberries.

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the form and appearance of the plastic strawberries are such that it is likely that children will confuse them with a foodstuff and consequently either place them in their mouths, suck or ingest them.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0804/11

Finland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby seat

Brand: Osann, Swing Hippo

Name:

Type/number of model: None provided

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Osann Swing Hippo recliner cradle. There is a handle for hanging soft toys. The soft toys include a rabbit, an elephant and a mouse. The recliner cradles come in many different colours: pink-grey, blue-brown, beige-black and black, red-grey, lime-brown.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the soft toys which hang on the toy handle have spherical eyes which fit into the small parts cylinder and can be easily detached and swallowed.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0805/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: J.S.J Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: JSJ-817

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's pink dress with decorative cords attached in the shoulder area and three sewn-on decorative ribbons. Sizes 98-140 cm. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the drawstrings in the neck area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0806/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: Cikoby

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s brown, long shorts. There are cords in the leg area (for tightening), which end with a knot. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the cords at the bottom of the leg hang below the lower end of the garment and have knots at the ends. They could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

8
0807/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Miniwa Girl

Name:

Type/number of model: Item # 10M1017#

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress in blue and white, with ribbons attached to the front (three ribbons on each row). There are two ties attached which are used for fastening at the back. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the belt/sash at the waist is too long and could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

9
0808/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Big Eyes

Name:

Type/number of model: Item W028

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress in a combination of various colours – green and purple, white and brown, with appliquéd flowers. There are two ties attached which are used for fastening at the back. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the belt/sash in the waist area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0809/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Page II

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress in white with colourful flowers. It has a pink belt and two ties which are to be fastened at the back. There is an attached textile label with the brand name, 100% cotton and some treatment symbols. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the belt/sash at the waist is too long and could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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

11
0810/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: GDLITE

Name:

Type/number of model: GD-610LX,

Batch number/Barcode: 7 473548 006101

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch with 4 LEDs. Housing is made of yellow plastic, with a function button and a green charge indicator LED. The battery can be charged by plugging the torch into a mains socket with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug. AC 110 V-220 V; 50/60 Hz. Packaging: coloured cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the dimensions of the built-in plug do not comply with the relevant standards;

- the cross-sectional area of the core of the internal wiring is less then required and in case of a short circuit the internal wires may overheat;

- the protective bulb cover, serving as additional insulation, can be removed by hand during charging, making live parts accessible.

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

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

Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0811/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair Straightener "GOR 6.0/H Purple Haze"

Brand: Gorgeous

Name:

Type/number of model: 15042001-1450

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair straightener contained in packaging with a large flower design. CE mark on packaging and product itself.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because accessible metal parts are separated from live parts only by basic insulation. In addition, the product is fitted with a non-UK plug that is not enclosed in a suitable conversion plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and the relevant national standard BS1363.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0812/11

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: FuKang

Name:

Type/number of model: 0000075

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The pushchair frame is in grey metal. Rear and seat parts are made from black and turquoise textile materials with a black belt for holding the child in place, 4x2 wheels, (front ones are used for steering, rear wheels are equipped with a brake) and a red folding mechanism. Marking – "FUKANG" (on the child's handgrip), "FuKang WANBAO" (bottom front part of the pushchair, "FUKANG BABY" (on the hood), "Fukang xiangban" (on the side part of the frame), and "ABCBABY" (on foot rest). There is also marking on paper labels affixed to the pushchair including text in Chinese. The product is sold without packaging or a user manual.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as it does not have sufficient protection against accidental folding while the child is in the vehicle and because there are accessible gaps in which the fingers of the child could become entrapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Stop on sales ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0813/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Handbag "Daimi Bag Cognac"

Brand: PIECES

Name:

Type/number of model: Style Number: 17032250 EAN: 5710892554998

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' fake leather bag with zipper closing. Front and back are plain with vertical stitching detail at the centre front and back. On the sides at the bottom there is a belt buckle detail. Shoulder handles are attached to the main part of the bag by buckles with 2 adjustable holes. There is lining inside the bag and a purse and mobile pocket on one side and a zip pocket on the other. Size: W: 57 cm, H: 29cm, D: 12,50cm

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the lining and the pocket lining of the bag contain azo dyes releasing 771 mg/kg and 1000 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-amino azobenzene, respectively.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Estonia,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0814/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Handbag "Daimi Hemp Bag, Sand"

Brand: Pieces

Name:

Type/number of model: Style Number: 17032250 EAN: 57109+5890116 (light hemp sand)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' fake leather bag with zipper for main closing. Front and back are plain with vertical stitching detail at centre front and back. On the sides at the bottom there is a buckle detail. Shoulder handles are attached to the main part of the bag by a buckle with 2 adjustable holes. Inside: purse and mobile pocket on one side and zip pocket on the other. Lining inside bag. Size: W: 57 cm, H: 29cm, D: 12,50cm

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 224 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Estonia,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0815/11

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Voltage tester set "6pcs Tester Pen"

Brand: W.I.S - euro-one

Name:

Type/number of model: SE197 (on the packaging)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The package includes 6 voltage testers (4 longer and 2 shorter). The testers have plastic covers and these covers constitute integral parts with metal fingertips. The inscription on the longer voltage testers reads: “BLACK BULL”. The inscription on the shorter voltage testers reads: "Made in China 100-500V AC". Technical specification: 100-500V

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the metal tips of all voltage testers are much longer then required,

- the height of the protection rims is less than required.

Due to the above dimensions, live parts of the metal tips may be touched by the user during use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61243.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0816/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Toaster

Brand: Tecstar

Name:

Type/number of model: Model TB-228 WST 101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two slice toaster; silver body with black plastic ends, packaged in white cardboard box. 220-240V/50-60HZ 680-820W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because, due to its inadequate mechanical strength, the end covers could be pulled away from the body of the toaster to expose live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive or the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0817/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Food mixer

Brand: Maehum

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: WB-16 7 speed

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver and black seven-speed mixer with stand and metal bowl packaged in a red cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as it has inadequate insulation and the supply cord has unsuitably sized conductors and is poorly connected.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive or the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0818/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Gel curing UV Lamp

Brand: Asia Nail Factory

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic 36 watt gel curing UV lamp with four bulbs supplied in blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as the supply cord is considered to be inadequate due to the small conductor size.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive or the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0819/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Gel curing UV Lamp

Brand: Kang Tuo

Name:

Type/number of model: KT-906

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small white plastic 9 watt gel curing UV lamp in green cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock as the supply cord is considered to be inadequate due to the small conductor size.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive or the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0820/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair-Dryer "Professional Hair Tools"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: FC-9820

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 900W purple hair-dryer packaged in a pink and blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the hair-dryer has inadequate protection against access to live parts. The test pin could touch the element through the front grille;

- the hair-dryer has inadequate mechanical strength. The body of the appliance could be separated to allow access to live parts;

- the supply cord is inadequate. The cross-sectional area is too small.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0821/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Aftershave "Braveheart"

Brand: Alta Moda

Name:

Type/number of model: - All batches; - Ref: 632; -

Batch number/Barcode: 3 700074 261747.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: “Eau de Toilette – Vaporisateur – Natural Spray” in a transparent bottle packed in a grey cardboard box with text in English. Volume: 100 ml.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as, according to the label, it contains the colorant CI 20170, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0822/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Aftershave "Bright Men"

Brand: Alta Moda

Name:

Type/number of model: - All batches; - Ref: 608; -

Batch number/Barcode: 3 700074 261761.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Eau de Toilette - Spray for Men" in a transparent bottle packed in a grey and black cardboard box with text in English. Volume: 100 ml.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as, according to the label, it contains the colorant CI 20170, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0823/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: JY SUPER

Name:

Type/number of model: JY-9910

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The housing of the rechargeable torch with 3 LEDs is made of plastic, with a handle, a function button and a charge indicator LED. The torch includes a built-in plug. The brand name and the model number are printed on the housing of the torch. A plastic covered bi-pole adapter with inscription "IR39 SMK JAPAN" is attached. There are no technical parameters on the product and the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of:

- electric shock, because the dimensions of the built-in plug and the adapter do not comply with the relevant standards. During charging, the live parts of the product are accessible since single-pin insertion of the plug is possible. The cross-section area of the core is less then required. (0.21 mm ²).

- fire, because in the case of a short circuit the internal wires may overheat and can cause fires.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0824/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Civic"

Brand: HONDA

Name:

Type/number of model: Passenger cars, models Civic 4 Dr (model code: FD1 and FD4) and FR-V (model code: BE1)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between 1 July 2008 and 23 June 2010. The affected VINs and Type Approval Numbers are attached.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the water pump pulley may detach and may cause engine complications leading to the loss of power steering assistance.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Malta,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Finland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0825/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model: type ST1300/A PAN EUROPEAN (model code: SC51)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns motorcycles manufactured between 24 October 2007 and 15 June 2011. The affected VINs and Type Approval numbers are attached.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to interference between the rear brake reservoir hose and the bolt of the speed sensor guide located on the swing arm, the rear brake reservoir hose may become damaged. Continued use in this condition can result in loss of brake fluid and air can be ingested into the rear brake system. As a result, rigidity of the foot pedal drops due to air ingestion and the function of the rear brake pedal can be lost.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer.  

Germany,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Poland,
Hungary,
Iceland,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Finland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0826/11

Lithuania

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing

Brand: Reserved Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: Children's jacket art. P2448, size 92 cm; children's sweater art. P5373, size 134 cm; children's sweater art. P3327, size 122 cm; children's bikini art. P1982, size 146/152 cm; children's bikini art. P1983, size134/140 cm; children's bikini art. P1977, size146/152 cm

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with hood (art. P2448), size 92 cm, green in colour, 100% cotton, checked lining: 100% polyester. Embroidered on the front with flowers and the words "Beauty". Children's white and blue striped sweater (art. P5373), size 134 cm, 100% cotton. (India) children's light and dark grey striped sweater (artp3327) size 122 cm, 100% cotton application sewn onto the left sleeve with the inscription "national supertronic comp"children's bikini (art p1982), size 146 / 152 cm, 80% polyamide, 20% spandex children's bikini (art p1983), size 134 / 140 cm, 80% polyamide, 20% spandex children's bikini (art p1977), size 146 / 152 cm, 80% polyamide, 20% spandex, with printed lettering.

Country of origin: China,
India


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The products pose risks of strangulation and/or injuries due the presence of cords and drawstrings in inappropriate locations or of inappropriate lengths, which may lead them to become entangled in stationary objects when the child is moving.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0827/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electricity Saving Box

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: SD 001 (19000W)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic adaptor type device that plugs into a standard UK socket. It comes in black or silver in a green box describing it as an electricity saving device.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because it has inadequate internal connections.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0828/11

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer key-ring

Brand: Kaliqi

Name:

Type/number of model: S. N.: 2010101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 2 in 1 laser and LED flashlight, in the form of a key-ring. Approx. dimensions: 11 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm (with the key-ring). The head of the torch is silver while the body comes in various colours (blue, green, red, black, gold and silver). The laser is operated by 3 AG13 button cells. The products are packed in a black box (24 items, approx. dimensions: 16x11x7 cm), with pictures of the key-rings, the CE mark and the indication “Made in China”.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3 laser product, as declared by the manufacturer.

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

Compulsory measures: Stop on sale ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0829/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing "Moli Mini SS"; "Moli Kids SS"

Brand: Name it

Name:

Type/number of model: MOLI MINI SS TUNIC (style nr.: 13060851),

Batch number/Barcode: 5710890127514, 5710890127521, 5710890127538, 5710890127545, 5710890127552, 5710890127460, 5710890127477, 5710890127484, 5710890127491, 5710890127460, 5710890127507. MOLI KIDS SS TUNIC (style nr.: 13060836), Barcodes: 5710890127613, 5710890127620, 5710890127613, 5710890127637, 5710890127644, 5710890127651, 5710890127668, 5710890127675, 5710890127682, 5710890127699, 5710890127705

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue or salmon-coloured tunic for children sizes 74-152, with 2 white tie-strings close to the neck opening. The tie-strings are 13.5 cm long. The cords have no knots at the ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.

The products do not comply with the European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from the consumers.  

Norway,
Ireland,
Finland,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0830/11

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy unicorn "Lovely Neddy"

Brand: Euromati

Name:

Type/number of model: MK5971788, EAN 6991259717884

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy unicorn made of soft plastic with accessories (handbag and hair clip). The back of the packaging reads "Fun Toys Lovely"

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 39.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5.81% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities  

 

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Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat

Brand: BabyOno

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 269,

Batch number/Barcode: 5907791839442

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Description: Colourful puzzle foam mat consisting of removable fruit forms 32 x 32 cm, 12 mm thick, 0.6 m2

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking as the small parts of the foam can easily be broken off and then swallowed or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive or the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

Sweden  

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0832/11

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy "Battle set"

Brand: Euromati

Name:

Type/number of model: MK6105303, EAN 6991261053031

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Description: Toy set consisting of a soldier made of plastic (height approx 245mm) and gun (length 190mm) with 2 arrows ended with suction cups.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached and swallowed by children. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

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

 

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0833/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: MALI

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: WOLF MALI-11-FWOL 16

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Description: Child's 16” white bicycle with grey and black marking and a pair of support wheels. Height of the adjustable saddle: 435-635 mm. Length of the product: 1100 mm. Height of the handlebar: 690 mm Packaging: cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- it is not equipped with a front-wheel braking system.

- the chain-guard does not completely cover the edge of the chain, meaning clothing could become entangled.

- the diameter of the handlebar ends is less than required, so the user's hands could slip off, reducing control.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

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

 

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0834/11

Malta

Category: Chemical products

Product: Moth balls "Jolly"

Brand: Relevi

Name:

Type/number of model: 8 002100 000029

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Description: Moth balls in the shape of small white crystals. Packed in a green and transparent plastic package bearing the following information: "Potente Antitarmico" and "Paradiclorobenzolo"

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as, according to the label, it contains 1,4-dichlorobenzene.

The product does not comply with the Biocides Directive.

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