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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 47 - 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
1301/11

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: BENETTON

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model: 3B2KF8144012,

Batch number/Barcode: 8300899958294

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ summer dress, size 18-24 months, with white and purple horizontal stripes with a decorative cord at the waist.

Country of origin: Romania


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a decorative cord at the waist of more than 140 mm which runs through two belt loops.

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

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

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
1302/11

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic dolls with accessories "Meibaoer"

Brand: CHARMING BEAUTY

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 64421

Batch number/Barcode: 84303073644211

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with accessories: rocking horse with a doll, dresses, hairbrush, mirror and bags. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and more than 2% by weight of di-isononylphtalate (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.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
1303/11

Bulgaria

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Swim-seat "Baby Seat"

Brand: Paowang

Name:

Type/number of model: ST-0074

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A swim-seat (a swim-ring with a steering wheel), with leg openings and pictures of animals. It is packed in polyethylene packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning because children may capsize in the seat and their head may go under water. The product does not have the appropriate dimensions and volume to prevent a child from drowning and to ensure the stability of the seat.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138-3 according to which swim seats must not give the impression that they are toys, and must not have a colourful and decorative appearance.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
1304/11

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car RX300/RX400h

Brand: Lexus

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Code, VIN Range, Production Period:

WMI VDS VIS RX300 MCU35 JTJ HF31U# 00026501-02006484

1 June 2004 to 31 March 2005.

RX400h MHU38 JTJ HW31U# 00001030-00005147.

24 September 2004 to 31 March 2005

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger Car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a sudden increase in steering effort and lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Norway,
Spain,
Poland,
Denmark,
Finland,
Estonia,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Lithuania,
Iceland,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
1305/11

Latvia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Sanrio License

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 5908213312109

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s red jacket with hood, zip fastener and two pockets. There is the inscription “HELLO KITTY” and appliqués on the front of the jacket. The hood contains a drawstring with toggles on the ends. On the inside of the jacket there is a label with information about the importer, EAN and the size (92).

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
1306/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hand dryer "Universal Nozzle A48 Hand Dryer"

Brand: World Dryer

Name:

Type/number of model: Model Numbers: DA48, A48, A4855, DXA48, XA48, XA48SS, XM548, DXM548.

The affected dryers were manufactured between June 2005 and November 2006.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wall-mounted hand dryer fitted into washrooms of premises such as shops, restaurants, places of work.

Country of origin: United States


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Electric shock

The affected products have nozzles that are electrically isolated from the base of the dryer and therefore not connected to earth. If an electrical malfunction were to occur, causing an electrical component to come into contact with the nozzle, the user could experience an electric shock if he/she touched the nozzle.

Two incidents reported of users receiving a non-fatal electric shock.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
1307/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Military play set "Special Attack - Military Play Set"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN 3831072335687, Art. 33568, FJ373-I

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The toy consists of a gun, a knife, four darts with suction cups, goggles, a watch, a walkie-talkie, a water bottle, a pair of binoculars, a pair of handcuffs and two grenades packed in a blister.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached from the edge of the projectile.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
1308/11

Latvia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tyre repair glue "KENMASTER TIRE REPAIR GTR 500 CL-1009"

Brand: KENMASTER

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 7453002823352, Ref: VV0222

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A yellow tube of glue, bearing the words "Gummilösung Rubber Solution" in black lettering, accompanied by a tool set. The packaging is a blister pack with a label marked "Kenmaster Tire Repair".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 69.2% by weight of benzene.

In addition the product contains 1% by weight of toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
1309/11

Latvia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's winter jacket

Brand: Zebra®.

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink winter jacket with a hood, a zip fastener and embroidered butterflies and the inscription “Glitter” on the front. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring with toggles with no free ends. Sizes: 92 and 104.

Country of origin: Poland


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring in the hood.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authority until corrective action is taken.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
1310/11

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Play tent "Pop-Up Tent with 100 Balls"

Brand: Outdoor Active

Name:

Type/number of model: Product code: art.16200; EAN 4022498572629, lot 03/10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy pop-up tent with 100 balls.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Cuts

The product poses a risk of injuries because the metallic wires of the tent can break and sharp points can protrude through the tent fabric causing cuts and injuries to children playing with the tent.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
1311/11

Estonia

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter "Juicy Fruit" (THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)

Brand: DONGFANGHONG

Name:

Type/number of model: 6962 8801

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A refillable, adjustable, electronic, gas lighter in the form of a packet of chewing gum made of coloured plastic. The lighter can be easily activated by a lever on the chewing gum. Dimensions are 75 x 20 x 11mm. The lighter is marked with the inscription "DONGFANGHONG Dangerous Juicy Fruit 5 sticks", the barcode and instructions for filling with gas and adjusting the flame.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
1312/11

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Flicker device for lighting chains "Intermittenza"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Flicker device for lighting chains: the product consists of 2 metallic strips which intermittently make contact producing a flickering effect in the lighting chain. On the back of the product is written: "Intermittenza, Made in Italy", 220 V (Voltage rating), Min 15W (Minimum power rating), Max 100W (Maximum power rating).

Country of origin: Italy


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of the lack of shutters on the connections. Furthermore, the product overheats during use which could lead to a fire.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
1313/11

Czech Republic

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's bicycle "Engine Rocket"

Brand: Rocket Engine

Name:

Type/number of model:

EAN 8594037104210

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for children, without packaging.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because

- the secondary brake system is missing (the rear wheel has no brake).

- the stabilisers are lower than the rear wheel.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
1314/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Union-Star

Name:

Type/number of model: HY535

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' green bikini decorated with flowers and sequins. 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. Size: 110

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 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 ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
1315/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Lizabel

Name:

Type/number of model: Top - item # 1441G

Batch number/Barcode: 3800124891044; Bottom - item # 14G41, barcode: 3800124891105

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini with cords in the neck area that have free ends, and other cords for tying at the back.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of cords intended to be tied at the back of the garment and cords that have free ends in the neck area.

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

16
1316/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: T&K

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Striped bikini with white trim. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. Size: 98/116

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 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 ordered by by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
1317/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Bad+Mad

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 10018602

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An asymmetrical dress for girls decorated with the inscription "69’s SAND PARTY". The dress can be tied at the neck with cords that have free ends. Size: 98/104 to 146/152.

Country of origin: India


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Strangulation

The product poses a serious 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
1318/11

Hungary

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Hauser

Name:

Type/number of model: KIWI 12"

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver-blue, 12” children's bicycle with metal frame, backpedal-break, mudguards, luggage carrier and support wheels. The chainguard does not completely cover the edge of the chain. The bike is not equipped with a front-wheel braking system.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the luggage carrier of the bike has sharp edges that can cause cuts;

- the handlebar grips do not have enlarged diameter ends;

- the bike is not equipped with a front-wheel braking system, increasing the braking time;

- the chainguard does not completely cover the edge of the chain and clothing may get caught as a result.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
1319/11

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Sun & Ocean

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini available in light blue and pink colours. Both the top and the bottom part are marked with the inscription "SWIMMING CLUB since 2011". The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. On the bikini bottom there are cords with knotted ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck and waist area of the swimsuit. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
1320/11

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Scooter "Lead"

Brand: Honda

Name:

Type/number of model:

Lead EX, model code JF19

The recall concerns certain 2010 model year vehicles produced from the 27th January 2010 to the 23rd May 2011, with Type Approval No. e4*2002/24*1792*04.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Scooter

Country of origin: China

No pictures are available

Injuries

Corrosion on the front brake lever pivot bolt may result in the front brake dragging and, in the worst case, the front brake locking.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Spain,
Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
1321/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Flying disc "Stickin' Ninja Star"

Brand: Bam! Toyz

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 9771744739068

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue plastic flying disc with six yellow suction cups attached to the outside edge. Blister packaging.

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. Children may place the suction cup in or near their mouth to lick and/or moisten it so that it sticks better to the intended impact surface.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1:2011.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
1322/11

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby-walker

Brand: Nano

Name:

Type/number of model: Item TS-10F, model "Smile", barcode 3800146243180

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby-walker. The product has a label with information in Bulgarian about the country of origin, the item number and model, information about the importer, warnings and the barcode. There are also some instructions for use. The product is packed in a polyethylene bag.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can fold inadvertently and the seat can be easily torn.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
1323/11

Bulgaria

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Baby-walker

Brand: Nano

Name:

Type/number of model: Item TS-12F, model „Sunny”, barcode 3800146243197

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby-walker. The product has a label with information in Bulgarian about the country of origin, the item number and model, information about the importer, warnings and the barcode. There is also a label with the inscription Panda and butterfly and instructions for use. The product is packed in a polyethylene bag.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can fold inadvertently and the seat can be easily torn.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
1324/11

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Suction cup ball "Sugekop-Boldspil Suction Cup Ball Game"

Brand: Tiger

Name:

Type/number of model: Bar Code: 0200017009656 Batch number: 59527

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Suction Cup Ball Game. Packaging: Clear plastic bag with white cardboard trim.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Suffocation

The product poses a risk of choking and suffocation because the suction cups can be easily detached and swallowed and because the plastic bag used for packaging is too thin and has an opening which is too big.

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 and recall from consumers  

Spain,
Denmark,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
1325/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s swimming costumes

Brand: Roni

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 0001 9286

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Swimming costumes intended for girls with frills on the front and cords with free ends that are intended to be tied at the back.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords and drawstrings at the back.

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

26
1326/11

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather jacket

Brand: Snap Shot

Name:

Type/number of model: 1. 6938284 (colour cognac)

2. 6938283 (colour gray)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' leather jackets in lamb-skin leather in colours cognac and grey; blue & white striped lining; zip front, two zipped breast pockets, two zipped front pockets.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains between 3 and 50 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers  

Poland,
Belgium