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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 8 - 2012

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
0309/12

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Soap Jaribu Le Vrai Savon Antiseptique (Jaribu The Original Antiseptic Soap)

Brand: Jaribu

Name:

Type/number of model: Batch No: JB/100RD/09, Best-before date: December 2013

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark purple oval soap printed with the word "Jaribu" on both sides, packed in a white folding box in cube form with purple-gold-yellow print. Content: 100g.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (9.100 mg/kg).

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information provided to consumers by the distributor about the risk the product poses.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0310/12

Sweden

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric kettle

Brand: Coline

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: WK-3018 Article number: 34-3035

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric water kettle in four different colours. Max capacity: 0.5l. The kettles were sold between August 2010 and February 2012.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

A failure of the thermostat could lead to overheating which could cause the plastic to melt.

Four incidents reported.

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

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

United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0311/12

Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' outfit

Brand: Padi Club

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN: 2007000028841; index: 00300201339001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An outfit consisting of a top and trousers for children below 3 years of age. The top is striped on the front (white and navy) and has a decoration in the shape of an octopus, a question mark, and some text. At the back, the top is plain white. The trousers are striped white and navy. The product has a card label attached, on which there is information on the material and the care instructions (in Polish).

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 158-168 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the relevant national legislation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0312/12

Poland

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Wooden playpen

Brand: Baby Maxi

Name:

Type/number of model: Wooden playpen Baby Maxi model no. 447;

Batch number/Barcode: 0000004470007

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A hexagonal shaped playpen made of wooden elements, fixed together with hex cap joints designed to enable folding and unfolding in various ways. It has a natural pine wood colour and, according to the Polish distributor, is suitable for children aged 6 months – 3 years of age. The product has no bottom element.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The playpen poses a risk of injuries due to the lack of a bottom element which thus enables a child to move together with the playpen. This could lead to the risk of the child falling downstairs or receiving burns if he/she approaches hot surfaces around the house.

In addition, the movable junction (hex cap screws) of the wooden construction poses a risk of entrapment between the elements of the playpen.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0313/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic toy "Solar monkey"

Brand: Lesser & Pavey

Name:

Type/number of model:

Barcode 5 010792 197159

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful toy monkey on a solar panel base with flowers either side.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the flowers either side of the monkey are not fixed to the product and could be detached by small children and put in the mouth.

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

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

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0314/12

Ireland

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter "Phython Gun Novelty Lighter"

Brand: Phython

Name:

Type/number of model: 357

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Novelty gas lighter in the shape of a handgun.

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.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0315/12

Slovenia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's Jacket

Brand: Lin Ni Kid's

Name:

Type/number of model: art. 913

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's jacket with a hood and drawstring - 200 mm. Intended for children of 3 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0316/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Veaver

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CT-510

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Grey sweatshirt for children with hood and zip-fastener. The hood has an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Harmony". Size: 134-152.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

9
0317/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Bathtub book "Corentin bathtub book"

Brand: Deltas Chantecler

Name:

Type/number of model: Gencod: 9 789044 723953

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bathtub book made of soft plastic stuffed with foam.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the foam stuffing can easily be exposed. Children may therefore bite into or tear the book into pieces and then ingest or inhale the stuffing.

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.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0318/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Chemistry set for children - Focus Junior - Laboratorio del sangue artificiale [Fake blood laboratory]

Brand: Liscianigiochi

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. No 31214

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product consists of two boxes forming part of the same chemistry set, intended for children over 10 years old.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the compound potassium thiocyanate (CAS 33-20-0) which is a dangerous reagent.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-4.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0319/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fryer

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CDF27-11

Batch number/Barcode: 3608143284713

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White, electric deep-fat fryer, 2.5 L, 1800W, 230V, 50Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The insulation of the mains cable might be affected as from 850ºC. In extreme conditions, the risk could get worse, which may lead to a potential electrical risk.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0320/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft velvet bear "Deco"

Brand: KSD

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8717427553812 Batch Number: 580061

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy (bear) made from ribbed velvet; available in beige or brown and in two sizes - 30cm and a smaller version.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the seams of the soft toy are weak and holes can easily form. The stuffing is thus accessible as well as a small bag of balls, which is open, and these balls could be put into the mouth 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 and recall from consumers.  

Luxembourg  

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0321/12

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Superglue "Colle Forte"

Brand: Fransasia

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference 81332

Batch number/Barcode: 3660715813325

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blister pack of six 3g tubes of glue. Size of blister pack 25x17cm.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chloroform at a concentration of over 30 % and because the fastening is not child-proof and there is no tactile warning of danger.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC) and with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0322/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car Lancer, Lancer Sportback 1.8 DI-D

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model:

Type: CX9A, CY9A equipped with 4N13 DI-D engine.

EC type approval e1*2001/116*0441*,

The vehicles in question were manufactured in 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

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Injuries

The pulley may detach from the alternator and drop into the engine compartment or on to the road. This could lead to the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
Norway,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0323/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains charger "Travel Charger"

Brand: Furious

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: AC/DC adaptor for K750/750i mobile phone (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0324/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains charger "3 in 1 charger"

Brand: Air Walk

Name:

Type/number of model: CH302

Batch number/Barcode: 2 750829-03 0006

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger for iPhone, Ipad, Ipod (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The pins are inadequately spaced from the periphery which could lead to inadvertent contact with live parts whilst inserting or removing the adaptor from the socket. In addition, the pins are not of the correct size which could cause overheating or arcing within the socket.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0325/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains charger "Phone Travel Charger for V3/W175/L6" (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Brand: Revive/Bwl

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger for mobile phone.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The product has inadequately sized pins and as a result the mechanical connections between the base and the cover of the adaptor suffer undue strain when inserting or removing the charger from a socket.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0326/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: Glo Story

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: GFY-4315

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red coat with hood for children. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with the inscription: "Glorious". Size: 134-164.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring with knots in the hood.

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.