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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 41 - 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
1069/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Model Style"

Brand: Vidal

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 8432583167832, Item No. 216783

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with blond hair and accessories "To be a top hair stylist!".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.2% by weight of di-'isonyl' phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1070/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Cigioki Beautiful"

Brand: CIGIOKI

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 8034048038772

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with fashion clothes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head contains 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1071/11

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit

Brand: KMT

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: K100562

Batch number/Barcode: 8433384005194

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 6 piece bicycle tyre repair kit, containing a yellow tube of solution bearing the words 'KMT RUBBER CEMENT 20g', small parts and tools. It comes in a blister pack with the following information printed on the card: KMT MERCHANDISE, repair kit, 6 pieces, Ref. K100562, Made in China, Products you can trust. On an adhesive label, the identification of the importer is given: CBC. REF: 000519, 8433384005194, EC.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the glue contains 1.2 dichloroethane in a concentration of 67%, benzene in a concentration of 11% and toluene in a concentration of 4% (permitted concentration <0.1%).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1072/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Legacy" and "Outback"

Brand: Subaru

Name:

Type/number of model: The recall concerns 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles, as follows:

(1) Vehicles produced in Japan between 4 November 2009 and 17 May 2011.

(2) Vehicles produced in USA between 7 January 2010 and 20 May 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan,
United States

No pictures are available

Fire

The front windscreen wiper motor may generate heat and catch fire when the movement of the windscreen wipers is restricted (for example by snow that has accumulated on the windscreen).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Norway,
Poland,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Spain,
Lithuania,
Hungary,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1073/11

Spain

Category: Chemical products

Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit "Kits de Reparaciones"

Brand: ITC – RED SUN

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref: 8308646

Batch number/Barcode: 8435269986468

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle tyre repair kit, containing a green tube of solution, small parts and 2 tools. It comes in a blister pack marked with the name of the importer, the reference number and barcode. The tube bears the words RED SUN.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the glue contains toluene in a concentration greater than 15% and benzene in a concentration greater than 75%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1074/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply "Notebook Power Adaptor for Car & Wall"

Brand: NGS

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: CW-100W Bar Code: 8 436001 304847

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply for notebook computers.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Clearance/creepage distances in the primary circuit and metallic enclosure are not sufficient. Loose pieces of soldering may cause a short circuit. Due to these defects, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible metallic enclosure in the case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

Austria,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1075/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Stereo phono pre-amplifier "Phono Pre-Amplifier For Stereo Audio"

Brand: HQ

Name:

Type/number of model: Pre Amp-220

Bar Code: 5 412810 068104

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stereo phono pre-amplifier.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. Due to this, and other clearance/creepage distance defects, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible metal parts in the case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

Austria,
Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1076/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car C30, S40, V50 and C70

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

Chassis numbers:

C30 062354 - 242340 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24

S40 379534 - 546376 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24

V50 395420 - 627723 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24

C70 049641 - 118520  MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

The rod connecting the clutch master cylinder and the clutch pedal may break. If this were to occur, it may not be possible for the driver to disengage the clutch. In the worst case, this may happen suddenly with no warning to the driver.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1077/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car C3

Brand: Citroen

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The battery earth cable may, in the long-term, break. The loss of this electrical connection may lead to the engine cutting out which in turn could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Lithuania,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1078/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Scarf "Hidalgo tube scarf"

Brand: Pieces

Name:

Type/number of model:

Style number: 17033751

Code: 5710894818425

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' woollen scarf with lace trim.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 560 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1079/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Sun-Beach

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The pink bottom part of the bikini is decorated with a colourful sewn flower shape with sequins. The colourful top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. There are also knots at the end of the cords in the neck area. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size:110-116.

Country of origin: Hungary


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1080/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini "PAULA"

Brand: KEYZI

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5907441610919

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow or pink bikini with a pressed leaf pattern. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The cords at the back have knotted ends. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size: 158-170.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1081/11

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Inflatable armbands "Arm bands" (PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode HS 107 6987962571073

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Inflatable pink armbands with various pictures. There is an attached label with information in Bulgarian: an inflatable toy, material – resistant vinyl/PVC, a warning – The product is not recommended for children under 3 years of age. The armbands are packed in transparent packaging with a coloured cardboard illustration bearing the inscription "Arm Bands".

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138-3.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1082/11

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Children’s swim ring (PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: Little Angel

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable children’s swim ring with an inflatable part in the form of either a rabbit’s head, a cat’s head, a frog’s head or Spiderman. There are two handles on the sides with space for the legs in the middle, which allows the child to sit down, and a backrest. The base has the same pictures as the head of the inflatable part in various colours: orange, red and pink. There is a label “Made in China" and “Little Angel”.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not meet the buoyancy safety requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1083/11

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Children’s swim ring (PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT),

Brand: Little Angel

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable children’s swim ring with the inscription “FINDING”, with a rubber handle at the front. There is space for the legs in the middle, which allows the child to sit down, and a backrest with painted fish. The base is orange with a label containing the following inscriptions “Made in China “and “Little Angel”.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not meet the buoyancy safety requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1084/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 508

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model:

The recall concerns certain model year 2011 vehicles. One affected vehicle in Greece.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

The front left windscreen wiper arm may be insufficiently tightened on its axis and could eventually stop being operated by the motor which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
Norway,
Poland,
Slovenia,
The Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1085/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car X-Type

Brand: Jaguar

Name:

Type/number of model: X-Type 2.2 litre, diesel engine vehicles, model year 2006 to 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

Should an error with certain interfacing systems be detected, the cruise control system will be disabled. If this should happen whilst the cruise control is engaged, it is not possible to cancel the cruise control using the cruise control cancel button, brake pedal operation or change of gear. Vehicle speed cannot be reduced through the activation of the cruise control speed adjustment wheel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Poland,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1086/11

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Children's swim ring "Spiderman/Marvel" (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: Furkan

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 120733 and 120711

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swim seat (a swim ring with a steering wheel) with openings for the legs, a steering wheel and coloured pictures, e.g. Sponge Bob, Spider Man.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements that give the impression that it is a toy. The seat does not have appropriate dimensions and volume in order to prevent the child from sinking and to provide stability. The handles /steering wheel should be positioned in a way that will not compromise the safety of the product.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1087/11

Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "9-3 and 9-5"

Brand: SAAB

Name:

Type/number of model:

9-3 MY 2011: B1300264-B2500003

9-3 MY 2012: C1300002-C1300517

9-5 MY 2011: B4000002-B4008104

9-5 MY 2012: C4000009-C4200005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car with A20NFT engine and electrical heating element mounted in factory.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The contact between the electric heater and the engine block could be reduced overtime. As a result, when the vehicle is parked and the electric heater is in use the temperature in the electric heater element could rise and cause a fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1088/11

Poland

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Glasses "Torino Cherry" 40 ml

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The glasses are made of clear glass decorated with cherries, green stems and leaf. They are sold in sets of 6 items.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive level of lead (2.1-3.8%) and cadmium (0.17-0.31%) detected in the cherry ornament on the glass.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1089/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair straightener "Ion Hair-Perming Appliance"

Brand: Ysheng

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: YS-218 Bar code: 6948256082187; 8695752101154

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair straightening device packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug are inadequate and, since the plug does not fit into the socket properly, live parts may accidentally be touched;

- the cable is too thin;

- the cable anchorage is not strong enough.

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

22
1090/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Towel

Brand: Amber Home

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4025816 197252

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black towel with yellow and red stripes, size approx. 80x40 cm

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 1 501 mg/kg of benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1091/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic snake eggs

Brand: DAM/GEO KIDS

Name:

Type/number of model: Product ref.: 6130159

Batch number/Barcode: 5414561301592

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oval magnets which can be thrown against each other to make a noise.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets fit completely into the test cylinder and their magnetic flux is above 286 kG² mm².

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1092/11

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Gran Turismo S Cambiocorsa"

Brand: Maserati

Name:

Type/number of model: unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

A possible non-conformity of the gearbox, may cause the gearbox and the rear wheels to lock.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1093/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s Bikini

Brand: Rosso Kids

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. XS 0957 11SC160004,
2. XS 0991 11SC160005

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 2210000010420,
2. 2210000010437

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Green and pink coloured bikini for girls aged 3 to 4 years old. The bikini has images of flowers and a beetle printed on the top and bottom parts. It also has elastic, green and pink coloured cords. The length of the cords in the waist area is 27 cm.

2. Yellow and fuchsia coloured bikini for children aged 9-10 years. The bikini has images of flowers printed on the top and bottom parts. It has also elastic, fuchsia and yellow coloured cords. The length of the cords in the waist area is 28 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and functional cords that are to be tied at the back and functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1094/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: Finbullet

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: ZC04 (#8062)

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438152 080627

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor consisting of three adapter parts with Euro-, UK- and USA- Australia- plug parts.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert only one pin of the plug (Euro-plug and SFS 5610/CEE 7 class 0 and I plugs) into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor, leaving the other current carrying pin accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards IEC 60884 and SFS 5610.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1095/11

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger "Smart Charge"

Brand: Powersaver

Name:

Type/number of model: BC-012-15AT

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Battery charger

Country of origin: Unknown


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Electric shock

Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible secondary parts in the case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
1096/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' swimming shorts

Brand: Thesalima - Collezione Mare

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. Model: 9213

Batch number/Barcode: 5291864000632 2. Model: 9212 Barcode: 5291864000601 3. Model: 9211 Barcode: 5291864000595

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. White, light blue and orange coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 29 cm.

2. Blue and light blue coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 22 cm.

3. Grey and white coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
1097/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Katia

Name:

Type/number of model: 6031

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green, blue and white coloured bikini for girls aged 9 to 10 years old. The bikini has an image of two frogs printed on the top part. It also has elastic green, blue and white coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The set also contains a green skirt. The length of the cords at the waist is 30 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

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

30
1098/11

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Wall light VG 4539-52

Brand: Valaisin-Grönlund

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 539-07F Bar Code: 6 419889 014376

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wall-mounted light with LED module.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Solder joints between the connection leads and internal wiring are protected by heat-shrinkable sheathing that is not shrunk reliably to protect the connection. As a result, live parts could touch accessible metal parts leading to the risk of electric shock.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
1099/11

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: Leonado

Name:

Type/number of model: L-118

Batch number/Barcode: 6932129301765

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue bikini for girls aged 10 years old with elastic light blue coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 19 cm. The set also contains a light blue coloured skirt with light blue coloured cords, length 29 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

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

32
1100/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: DUMINI

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 050104-1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shoes. The upper is made of genuine nubuck in pink and blue colour; the sole is made of thermo-rubber.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 10.9 mg/kg of chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is a very strong allergen which may cause allergic reactions to sensitive people.

Compulsory measures: Stop of sales ordered by the authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

33
1101/11

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Boat "Cap Camarat", "Merry Fisher", "Leader"

Brand: Jeanneau

Name:

Type/number of model:

Models: Cap Camarat 735DC,

Cap Camarat 735CC,

Cap Camarat 735WA,

Cap Camarat 835WA,

Merry Fisher 600,

Merry Fisher 725,

Leader 815 Gas

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns boats supplied from 17 April 2010 to 25 May 2011.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Fire

The petrol gauge, and also the metallic inlet pipes and valves fitted to the fuel tank, should be earthed in order to avoid the possibility of fuel ignition.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
Ireland,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

34
1102/11

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Wall light VG 4502-52

Brand: Valaisin-Grönlund

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 502A-05J Bar Code: 6 419889 014383

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wall-mounted light with LED module.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

In the case of a fault in the product, there is a risk of electric shock from accessible metal parts because:

·         The LED-circuit is not insulated from supply voltage parts using reinforced insulation.

·         The enamel coated primary and secondary circuits in the transformer are directly in contact with each other.

·         Isolation from the LED-circuit to the accessible metal parts is inadequate.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

35
1103/11

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Ladder "Genius 4 step safety ladder"

Brand: Genius

Name:

Type/number of model: H64661

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Safety ladder with 4 steps.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is unstable. The hand rail does not meet height requirements and there are slack joints where it attaches to the ladder. The steel support bands can permanently deform meaning that there is nothing to stop the ladder from slipping open. There is a pinching hazard at various points.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

36
1104/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Treating-Lightening Complexion Lotion"

Brand: L'Abidjanaise

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Volume: 250 ml, Batch number: 560E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 13/10/2010; Exp: 12/10/2013); 2) Volume: 500 ml, Batch number: 689E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 28/12/2010; Exp: 27/12/2013).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and orange plastic bottle with white cap and green and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications in French and English (“The body lotion L`Abidjanaise makes your skin smoother and more beautiful… You can have it in Cream, Soap and Oil. This Body Lotion contains hydroquinone it is necessary to avoid any contact with the eyes”). Volume: 250 ml and 500 ml.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

37
1105/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty lotion With Carrot Extract and Vitamin E"

Brand: Méti`cée.

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: u/LM 250 ml, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 11/10; Exp: 11/12).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White bottle and cap with a red label and black print. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in French and English. Volume: 250 ml.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

38
1106/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "White - Savon de Beauté Caro White Eclaircissant"

Brand: Caro

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code: 9 501101 373082; manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 03/2010; Exp: 02/2014).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and orange cardboard box containing orange soap. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children” in Portuguese, French and English. Volume: 180 g.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

39
1107/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Clear - Caro Clear Original Lightening Beauty Soap"

Brand: Caro

Name:

Type/number of model: Manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 01/04/2009; Exp: 01/04/2012).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and orange cardboard box. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in Portuguese, French and English. Volume 225 ml.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient “Dihydroxyl 1,4 Benzene” - also known as hydroquinone - as declared on the label.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

40
1108/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "White - Lightening Beauty Cream Caro White 500 ml, with Carrot Oil"

Brand: Caro

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar code:

9501101 373013; Batch number: 12A17753/12, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 21/01/11; Exp: 21/01/13).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and orange plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange and black print. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in Portuguese, French and English. Volume 500 ml.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

41
1109/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: UNION-STAR

Name:

Type/number of model: HF3290

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue bikini with a white checked pattern. The top is decorated with an orange and blue flower. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords made from the swimsuit material in the waist area. Size: 110-128.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

42
1110/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing

Brand: Name It

Name:

Type/number of model:

1) Mad mini teddy vest 609 style no 13040363

2) Martin mini knit cardigan 609 style 13040429

3) Melon mini velour suit 609 style no 13040462

4) Melon mini velour jogging set style no 13040459

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Yellow vest made of plush fabric (100% polyester) with front zipper and 2 pockets at the front. On the pockets there are 3 badges with a snap fastener.

2) Grey hooded sweatshirt with striped ribbing in yellow, grey and black at the sleeves, on the hood and at the waist. The sweatshirt has a zip at the front and 3 badges on the left chest.

3) The suit is made of dark blue velour with striped ribbing in yellow, blue and black on the trouser legs and sleeves. The suit has a front zip, a hood and 2 front pockets at the waist with yellow and black ribbing. There are 3 badges on the left chest.

4) Jogging set consisting of a top and a pair of trousers. Both are made of dark blue velour with striped ribbing in yellow, blue and black at the waist and on the trouser legs and sleeves. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and 2 front pockets. The top has a front zip and 3 badges on the left chest.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The products pose a risk of choking because the badges can be removed and thus become small parts.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer  

Norway,
Finland,
Belgium,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

43
1111/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: UNION-STAR

Name:

Type/number of model: TH5027

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s bikini decorated with different coloured stripes and a floral pattern. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends and knots at the end in the neck area and at the back. Size: 140.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

44
1112/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s raincoat

Brand: Sweet Dew

Name:

Type/number of model: P004

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow coloured raincoat for children decorated with a blue road and red racing cars. The raincoat has a hood including a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles at the ends. Size: 92-148.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles in the raincoat hood.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

45
1113/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s bikini

Brand: KEYZI

Name:

Type/number of model: JULIA

Batch number/Barcode: 5907441610230

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's bikini in red or blue with a flower pattern and the inscription “Splash!!”. On the bottom part there is also a ribbon with a sewn flower. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The cords have knotted ends. The functional cords at the neck can be adjusted to the required size with pearls. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size: 122-152.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

The product does not comply with the safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682

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