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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 45 - 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
1234/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy caterpillars

Brand: Rainbow Caterpillar

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic caterpillars made up of spheres that can be detached from each other and contain luminous balls. Description of the packaging: - a cardboard box bearing the brand name, “Rainbow Caterpillar” and “12 pieces”.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the luminous balls inside the caterpillar) that are extremely easy to access.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Imports rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1235/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby's dress

Brand: GOCCO

Name:

Type/number of model: Models 01Z93102M33 and 01Z93102M42

Batch number/Barcode: 8432944460879 and 8432944460572

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Model 01Z93102M33 is a printed long-sleeved dress with three buttons on the front and four down the back. Model 01Z93102M42 is a two-piece outfit consisting of a sleeveless dress with matching pants, a belt at the waist and six buttons down the back.

Country of origin: India


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons can easily break, become detached and could be placed in the mouth of a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1236/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls

Brand: Fantasy Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: FTC 50159

Batch number/Barcode: 8436031754834 Batch: 07/2010

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small doll that comes with accessories (comb, mirror, etc.), and some sweets. The packaging is a cardboard box. The front of the box is printed with “Girls. FTC 50159.” At the top are the words “FantasyToys”. The back of the packaging is printed with the following among other things: Batch: 07/2010. Best before 07/2015.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10% by weight of Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys 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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1237/11

Greece

Category: Recreational crafts

Product: Outboard motor F2A, F2.5A, F4A, F4B, F5A, F6C, 2C, 3A, and AI

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: See attached document for model codes and serial numbers of the affected engines.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Outboard motor.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Fire

The fuel cap may have been assembled with a gasket that is not properly fuel resistant. As a result, the gasket material could deteriorate and lose sealing ability. Fuel could then leak past the cap, especially while the outboard is being carried or stored horizontally, increasing the risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Ireland,
Spain,
Slovenia,
Finland,
Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1238/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sweatshirt

Brand: Kulör

Name:

Type/number of model: style 8810703

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow sweatshirt with a zip and a logo print at the front and a hood containing turquoise drawstrings with tapes at the end. The drawstrings are sewn to the hood and are drawn through two metal rings.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1239/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Monterey"

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model year: 1998 and 1999;

Fabrication numbers: from W 7 100006 to X 7 1 04612.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger vehicle.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The engine speed might increase while the engine is idling without pressing the accelerator pedal. If the driver is distracted and changes to first gear when this happens, the vehicle could start moving much faster than normally.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1240/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Neck & Neck

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. 11V11901 (size 4)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue jacket for children, size 4, with a cord at the neckwhich forms a loop. The label reads: "Exterior 100 algodón (cotton). Neck & Neck Child."

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The jacket poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord around the neck which forms a loop with a circumference of more than 75 mm.

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
1241/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric hairdryer "Fakang Power"

Brand: Fakang

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model: 3000-No 28667

Batch number/Barcode: 8436046286672

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hairdryer packaged in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because fixing elements of the casing can become deformed, thereby allowing the casing to open and leaving live parts accessible.

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

9
1242/11

Denmark

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's shirt

Brand: Kulör

Name:

Type/number of model: Style 8810001A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Checked blue, red, black and yellow shirt with a hood containing green drawstrings. The drawstrings are sewn to the hood and are drawn through two metal rings. Length: 185 mm and 195 mm. There are press-studs at the front and a logo print on the left shoulder.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.

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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1243/11

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name:

Type/number of model: Article ST 1004GLY, lot 8844 MFG. 05/11/08 EXP 05/11/13 Barcode 20048E2399018 Batch W26Y20010/MX40

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A clear plastic vial, with a black cap and transparent nozzle, containing yellow pigment. It has a multicoloured label (resembling a rainbow, ranging from violet to green to yellow to red) with the product brand name INTENZE and the colour name Golden Yellow. The batch number and an indication that the product is sterile are also displayed.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains o-ANISIDINE (CAS No 90-04-0) at levels of 22 mg/kg, classified as follows: Carcinogenic. Cat. 2; R45 - Mutagenic. Cat. 3; R68 - Toxic. R23/24/25. The individual risk is indicated in detail:

R45: May cause cancer; R23/24/25: Toxic by inhalation, contact with skin and if swallowed; R68: Possible risk of irreversible effects. Not compliant with European Resolution 2008 ResAP (2008)1.

The risk is deemed to be serious, given that these substances are applied subcutaneously on a permanent basis. P-anisidine was also found to be present: this isomer of o-anisidine is classified as highly toxic by contact with skin and as presenting a risk of cumulative effects on certain target organs.

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

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1244/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "AC Power Plug Adapter"

Brand: AODE - Europa

Name:

Type/number of model:

Ref.06785

Batch number/Barcode: 8430808067851

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plug adaptor in plastic and cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the holes are not sufficiently elastic to ensure contact pressure with the pins of the plug;

- it is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1245/11

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "Travel Universal Adapter"

Brand: Prochin

Name:

Type/number of model: J48-220

Batch number/Barcode: 7568000482200

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor packaged in a rigid plastic blister.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1246/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy sword and shield "Sword, Modern Style and Good Toy"

Brand: Weapon

Name:

Type/number of model:

Ref. 6211514

Batch number/Barcode: 8435284027238

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sword and shield made from silver and gold-effect metallised plastic, packed in a cardboard and transparent plastic blister.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the blade of the sword contains 0.136 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1247/11

Poland

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain "240L Rice Lights / 240 Rice Lights Multifunction"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: PL-240

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain. Packaging of the product is a plastic, transparent box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section of the power supplying cord is insufficient;

- information on its safe use (indoor use only) is missing.

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

15
1248/11

United Kingdom

Category: Other

Product: Step stool "Janitorial Kick Step"

Brand: Sealey Power Products

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model No: KS3

Batch number/Barcode: 5051747509108

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Step stool. Three spring-loaded wheels allow it to glide over the floor, yet sit down firmly on rubber stops when load is applied. Affects goods delivered since 18/08/2010.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The moulded lugs which secure the upper level to the lower level do not properly locate into the base. When the upper platform is loaded off centre, there is a risk of the lugs becoming separated from the base causing the upper level to topple over.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
1249/11

Cyprus

Category: Furniture

Product: Wardrobe "Pax Aurland"

Brand: Ikea

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 101-604-51

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wardrobe with a hinged, glass mirror door, 50 cm x 229 cm. The brand name, a five-digit supplier number and 4-digit date stamp (YYWW) are printed on the back of the door, lower edge.

Country of origin: Sweden


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the mirror can detach unexpectedly from the door. A falling mirror can shatter, posing a risk of laceration injury.

14 incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

Denmark,
Italy,
Finland,
United Kingdom,
Poland,
Spain,
Greece,
Norway,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1250/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's bikini

Brand: Jindi

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 00019491

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s bikini with cords that have free ends in the neck area and other cords that are tied at the back.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence, respectively, of cords with free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back of the garment.

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

18
1251/11

Latvia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing (winter suits and jackets)

Brand: 1) Bokollo 2) M.M.M. 3) Merrage

Name:

Type/number of model: 1) Unknown 2) No:326B 3) NO L-25A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1) winter suit consisting of trousers and jacket with hood and zip-fastener in blue colour. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered vehicle, on one pocket of the jacket there is an embroidered colourful ornament, and on the trousers there is the inscription BOKOLLO. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 80;

2) winter jacket in grey colour with orange inserts with grey reflective stitching. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered vehicle. There are four pockets at the front with a zipper. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 86;

3) winter jacket in light green colour. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered inscription COOL GIRL, on one pocket there is an embroidered picture of a girl, and on the other pocket a colourful ornament. The hood of the jacket includes a cord with free ends. Size: S.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the drawstrings in the hoods which are too long.

The products do not comply with the safety requirements of relevant European standard EN 14862.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority until corrective actions are taken.  

Poland  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1252/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Dino

Name:

Type/number of model: Identification code 06200749908044

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Halter-neck children’s dress with a picture on the front and a printed pattern depicting one big and three small hearts. The dress has two functional cords that are used for tying the dress behind the neck. The product is placed in cellophane packaging with the inscription "Dino" in blue.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the neck area and functional cords longer than the maximum length.

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

20
1253/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s top

Brand: Dino

Name:

Type/number of model: Identification code 06014747704280635

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s vests with a pattern of a necklace with butterflies and flowers on the front, and two functional cords at the shoulders. One is attached to the front and back respectively and the other end is free. There is a decorative cord – a ribbon. The product is placed in cellophane packaging with the inscription "Dino" in blue.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The children’s vest poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of cords at the shoulders.

The products do not comply with the safety requirements of relevant European standard EN 14862.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1254/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Classic Sport Fashion

Name:

Type/number of model: No.002

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with a hood with functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot and have plastic toggles. On the front there is an inscription – "Baby", two pockets and a zip. There is an attached paper label marked with the following information: "sport, news, registered trademark, no.: 002, Made in China" as well as a sewn textile label containing the following inscription: CLASSIC SPORT FASHION. No packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood 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

22
1255/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: F&Y

Name:

Type/number of model: No. CXD601

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with a hood attached to the jacket by means of a zip and supplied with functional cords, whose ends are tied in a knot and have plastic toggles. In the waist area there is a belt, two pockets and ribbons. The jacket is fastened with a zip.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood 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

23
1256/11

Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Children's face paint set "Face Paint"

Brand: Chelford

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch 101210 Item No TA2212 Barcode 5015931122122

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister pack containing 5 multi-coloured face paints, 2 face paint applicators and 1 design stencil.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive levels of lead detected in the yellow face paint component of the set. The level of lead was 16900mg/kg.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.