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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 2 - 2012

Corrigendum
Notifications 0038/12 and 0039/12 from week 2 of 2012 have been permanently withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment.

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
0030/12

Austria

Category: Other

Product: Rifle RS05

Brand: HMS Präzisionstechnik (Strasser)

Name:

Type/number of model: RS05 Magnum calibre combined with barrel type 300 WinMagnum and 7mm Remington Magnum ammunition.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pump-action rifle.

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

When using appropriate ‘Magnum’ calibre ammunition, the chamber may suddenly move out of position. This may lead to injuries to the person using the rifle. Persons who are in the direct vicinity of (particularly behind) the user may also be at risk.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action.  

Ireland,
Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0031/12

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Highchair "Marco Peter"

Brand: Marco Tempo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's highchair.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear tube of the seat back on the locking mechanism side can break, as well as the stud for locking the locking system.

The product also poses a risk of choking because the cap covering the locking mechanism can be easily detached and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988-1.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0032/12

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair "Marco Alpha 1 position"

Brand: Marco Tempo

Name:

Type/number of model: Marco Alpha single-position pushchair – Buggy

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Single-position pushchair

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the secondary strut can be easily deformed, which could make the pushchair collapse.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0033/12

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair "Mathis multi-positions"

Brand: Marco Tempo

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Multi-position pushchair.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the secondary strut can be easily deformed, which could make the pushchair collapse. In addition, warnings are missing or are not in line with the standards.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0034/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic trumpet

Brand: General De Juguetes

Name:

Type/number of model: REF. 29

Batch number/Barcode: 8420639000295

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow plastic trumpet with a white mouthpiece and a hanging cord. It has non-functional red, blue and green buttons.

Country of origin: Spain


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the trumpet can be easily detached and is a small part that could be swallowed by a child.

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

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

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0035/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress "Arachnid dress outfit"

Brand: Atosa

Name:

Type/number of model: Sizes 0-6, 6-12, 12-24

Batch number/Barcode: 8422259703242

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's fancy dress outfit, net covered, with sequins on the body. Plastic and cloth bag, with a photograph on one side of a girl dressed in the costume and the statements "basic line" and "Aracnida". The other side has an adhesive label carrying the following information: age: 0-6, 6-12, 12-24. CE, barcode, washing symbols, warnings. Made in China.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the sequins 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0036/12

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hand Cleaning Paste "Handwaschpaste - Hand Cleaning Paste"

Brand: Croldi

Name:

Type/number of model: 2011/05.11 19056

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic tub, printed in yellow and blue colours, cap with pull tab.

Country of origin: Germany


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (1.9x107 cfu/g, identification of enterobacter gergoviae) which can cause severe infection.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0037/12

Germany

Category: Other

Product: Carbon monoxide detector "Kohlenmonoxid-Melder"

Brand: Protector

Name:

Type/number of model: CO-100

Item number: 751866-62

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Carbon monoxide detector. Round white plastic casing with digital display.

Country of origin: China


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Asphyxiation

The product poses a chemical risk because it does not properly detect carbon monoxide gas.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0040/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Teddy bear "Colourful Hearts Teddy"

Brand: Build-A-Bear

Name:

Type/number of model: Model number 417107 PO numbers: UK and Ireland 1009523, 1009135, 1009523, 1009752, 1009928, 1050048, 1050231 (35,163 pcs). Germany DE10120 (838 pcs) DK/NO/SW 2011074 (DK 1,400 pcs, NO 231 pcs, SW 139 pcs).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stuffed teddy bear toy. 16 cm tall white body with colourful (rainbow type) heart designs all over.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and are small parts which may be placed in the mouth by children and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys safety directive and with the relevant European standard 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and distribution.Voluntary recall from consumers  

Denmark,
Sweden,
Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0041/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car A3

Brand: Audi

Name:

Type/number of model:

A3 with 2,0 L TDI engine; Type: 8P*; Model year: 2008 – 2009 – 2010 – 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

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Fire

It is possible that leaks may occur in the high-pressure lines due to faulty pipe material. In the worst case, escaping diesel may cause the vehicle to catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Spain,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Finland,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Poland,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0042/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Scirocco, Eos, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, Transporter and Transporter Caravana

Brand: Volkswagen

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

It is possible that leaks may occur in the high-pressure lines due to faulty pipe material. In the worst case, escaping diesel may cause the vehicle to catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Poland,
United Kingdom,
Lithuania,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0043/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ orthopaedic slippers

Brand: DrLuigi

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ orthopaedic slippers DrLuigi, white colour, the upper and the insole are made of genuine leather and the sole is made of polyurethane.

Country of origin: Croatia


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.0 mg/kg of Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.