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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 43 - 2011

Corrigendum
Notification 0661/11 from week 28 of 2011 has been updated (column Product).

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
1179/11

Luxembourg

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: Xu

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Green laser pointer pen with an adjustable lens. By turning the lens ring, different green laser patterns can be projected. The lens can also be easily removed so that the laser beam becomes a straight beam projecting a small spot.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because they contain lasers that are greater than class 2M.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1180/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Circuit breaker C41LE

Brand: ELMARK

Name:

Type/number of model: C41LE

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light grey circuit-breaker with a blue switch. - Voltage: 230/400V - Rated current: 25A - Rated differential operating current: 0.03A - Rated breaking capacity: 4500A. “Elmark” (in blue) and “C41N” are printed on the left side of the front panel, and “C41LE” on the right side of the front panel. The manufacturing date and batch number are stamped on the back.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not operate correctly and may fail to disconnect the circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61009.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1181/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy key-ring "Tiny softies monkey key-ring"

Brand: Nature Planet

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 03001

Batch number/Barcode: 5708476030013

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft, stuffed toy key-ring representing a monkey, 6 cm in length, with a ring attached to its head.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

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

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1182/11

United Kingdom

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger vehicle F-150 & F-250

Brand: Ford

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles built between 1/8/97 and 31/7/04.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pick-up truck

Country of origin: Unites States

No pictures are available

Fire

If operated in countries which have high road salt usage during the winter months, one or both fuel tank straps could potentially fracture. Strap fracture may result in the fuel tank contacting the ground. If the fuel tank contacts the ground and develops a leak while driving, there is a potential risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Norway,
Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1183/11

Romania

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Dolphin

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric table lamp. Lampshade has various images for children (dwarfs, sleeping child, clouds, birds) under a transparent plastic dome. Blue cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Live parts become easily accessible when the bulb is removed.

·         It is intended for children but does not have a transformer and is connected directly to the mains.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1184/11

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Eyeliner "Hashmi Kajal Eyeliner"

Brand: Hashmi

Name:

Type/number of model: Hashmi Kajal L0111

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hashmi Kajal – 1.5g tube (blue or brown) attached to yellow cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 11922mg/kg of lead and 49mg/kg of cadmium.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1185/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor "Adaptador Triple"

Brand: Ferrotech

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref M-3

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White triple plug adaptor in a transparent plastic bag with a label showing the brand, the CE marking and the barcode.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lateral earth contacts are not elastic enough to guarantee the right contact pressure on the lateral earth of the plug.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by custom authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1186/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy helicopter "Digital Proportional R/C Coaxial Helicopter Model"

Brand: Gyroscope

Name:

Type/number of model: MI

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Remote-controlled metal helicopter with mains charger. The toy comes in a cardboard box marked with the brand name, information on the importer, CE marking, the indication that it is suitable for children over the age of 8 years, and "Made in China".

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product has accessible live parts: the charger which connects to the mains allows access to live parts and therefore poses a risk of electric shock.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1187/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Baby"

Brand: Funny Doll

Name:

Type/number of model: 11010238

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby doll wearing a bonnet and pyjamas with a rabbit's head on the front. Description of packaging: a cardboard box bearing the brand name.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.8% 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.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1188/11

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Soothers "Bling Dummies/Soothers"

Brand: Various (altered official brands)

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dummies from various trademarked soother manufacturers and some unmarked dummies. The products have been altered by the addition of gems being stuck onto the dummies by numerous different non trade persons. No packaging provided.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to gems detaching and a risk of several gems breaking off together and forming a clump, which could block the airways. Some dummies may have gems partly obscuring the air holes in the soother. In addition, the soothers cannot be boiled to ensure cleanliness.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1189/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car S80, V70, XC60 and XC70

Brand: Volvo.

Name:

Type/number of model: S80, V70, XC60 and XC70 vehicles, with diesel engine of model years 2009-2010.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

Early wear on the belt tensioner may result in the belt slipping off the belt tensioner, which may lead to stalling of the vehicle and a sudden loss of power steering assistance. Since this may occur without any prior warning to the driver this may cause an unsafe driving situation in a worst case scenario.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Greece,
Poland,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Lithuania,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1190/11

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car 207

Brand: Peugeot

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type Approval No.:

e2*2001/116*0340*06 ; e2*2001/116*0340*07 ; e2*2001/116*0340*08 ; e2*2001/116*0340*09 ; e2*2001/116*0340*10 ; e2*2001/116*0340*11 ; e2*2001/116*0340*12 ; e2*2001/116*0340*13 ; e2*2001/116*0340*14 ; e2*2001/116*0340*15 ; e2*2001/116*0340*16 ; e2*2001/116*0340*17 ; e2*2001/116*0340*18 ; e2*2001/116*0340*19 ; e2*2001/116*0340*20 ; e2*2001/116*0340*21 ; e2*2001/116*0340*22 ; e2*2001/116*0340*23 ; e2*2001/116*0340*24 ; e2*2007/46*0072*02 ;

Chassis No.: VF3 WCKFVC 34425127 - VF3 WE9HPO BW029045

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

Possible dislocation of the air conditioning (air) diffuser on the driver’s side could interfere with access to the pedal board.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1191/11

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains plug

Brand: Power Electronic

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5410329401952

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains plug in a clear plastic bag with a label.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         It allows contact with live parts.

·         The insulation is insufficient.

·         It is not sufficiently resistant to stress.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1192/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Kiveril (Nobel)

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 16W304, Bar Code: 1160002083094

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue dress for girls made out of two different fabrics. The dress can be tied at the neck with braided cords that have free ends.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the dress.

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

15
1193/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Steam Cleaner "Delta Essentials Steam Cleaner"

Brand: Delta

Name:

Type/number of model: Model GT-DR-01 Bar code 25231052

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Steam cleaner in a coloured box. Supplied with a selection of nozzle attachments.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The ‘extension nozzle’ attachment may be faulty in some cases. As a result, steam may escape from the knuckle joints which could cause scalds and burns on the hands or arms of the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1194/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shorts

Brand: F&D KIDS

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 7156; Bar Code: 1160002042091

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark blue or red girls' shorts with two pockets. The shorts are decorated with the inscription "Cheery". Size: 134

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains a drawstring in the waist area with metal toggles on the ends.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1195/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: BST

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: K6036, Bar Code: 6942145610468

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' purple trousers with pockets on the front. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Miss” and “BST”. The product is available in different colours: bordeaux, purple, grey and white. Size: 110

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains a drawstring in the waist area with metal toggles on the ends.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1196/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' shorts

Brand: MOGA

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: ML5180

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light blue shorts decorated with dark blue and white stripes and the inscription “Surfing”. There is a pocket at the back with a zipper. Size. 116

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains a drawstring in the waist area.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1197/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' coat

Brand: Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: A972

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Windbreaker for girls with polar lining and hood. On the left-hand side at the front there is an embroidered inscription “LOVELY GIRL” and an embroidered strawberry. The area of the pockets is decorated with strawberries and flowers. The product is available in green, orange, pink and raspberry colours.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1198/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's trousers

Brand: TINGBA

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TQK08429N, Bar Code: 6938073884293

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plain, knee-length trousers for children.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a drawstring in the waist area and the drawstring by the knee hangs below the lower hems.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1199/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: ADmiring

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: T-ZK-102, Bar Code: 7453002695676

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' trousers in different colours. Size:134

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains a drawstring in the waist area.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1200/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shorts "Starlet 33"

Brand: Sunbest Fashion Clothing

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 7207

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shorts intended for young girls with a drawstring at the waist. They are available in white, blue and grey colours. The front is decorated with the text “Starlet 33”. Size: 116-164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstring at the waist is not fixed in, at least, one point and it is too long.

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

23
1201/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Caro White - Lightening beauty lotion with carrot oil - 300 ml "

Brand: Caro

Name:

Type/number of model: - Batch number: 10A17302/23, manufacturing and expiration date (F: 11/01/11; E: 11/01/13); - Batch number 10A17375/19, manufacturing and expiration date (F: 12/01/11; E: 12/01/13).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White and orange plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications: “CaroWhite lotion is a formula rich in B-carotene and vitamin A and E in order to make your skin light, manageable and satin-smooth. Contains hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children.” (in Portuguese, French and English). Volume 300 ml.

Country of origin: Congo


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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: Imports rejected by customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1202/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Crème de beauté éclaircissante"

Brand: Vit-Fée

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: u/CVF 250 ml, manufacturing and expiration date (FAB: 03/11; EXP: 03/13).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with pink stripes. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in French and English: «The lightening beauty cream “Vit-Fée” rich in vitamin and natural extracts. Thanks to vitamin and hydroquinone action “Vit-Fée” rub in and hydrated the outer layers of your skin.» 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 customs authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1203/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty body lotion"

Brand: Vit-Fée

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number: u/LVF 250 ml, manufacturing and expiration date (FAB: 03/11; EXP: 03/13 and FAB: Avr/11; EXP: Avr/13).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with pink stopper. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in French and English: «The lightening beauty lotion “Vit-Fée” rich in vitamin E and natural extracts. Thanks to vitamin and hydroquinone action “Vit-Fée” rub in and hydrated the outer layers of your skin.» 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: Imports rejected by customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
1204/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product "Lait Traitant Eclaircissant – with carrot extract and vitamine E"

Brand: Skin Light

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch number U/SL, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 03/11; Exp: 03/13 and Fab: 19/01/11; Exp: 19/01/13).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic jar with an orange stopper and blue characters. 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 customs authorities  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
1205/11

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bib "Super Star"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The front of the white fabric bib has pictures of stars and flowers and the words "Super Star". The back is a white plastic sheet made of 100 % vinyl. The bib is trimmed with pink textile rim. Size 23 x 30. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product contains 3.1% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and 27.9% by weight of di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP).

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: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market.