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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 14 - 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
0533/12

Belgium

Category: Machinery

Product: Tractor lawn-mower - Husqvarna, Partner, Jonsered, McCulloch, Craftsman, Rally, Bestgreen, Gardol, Yard Pro, Sentar, Lazer

Brand: Husqvarna

Name:

Type/number of model: CTH141, CTH182T, CTH192, CTH202T, CTH222T

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tractor lawn-mower with Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle (serial numbers 0510 and 0610, batch no. 52875).

Country of origin: United States


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Cuts,
Injuries

The drive gear of the Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle may fail causing the drive system to lose the ability to brake effectively.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action  

Denmark,
Finland,
Luxembourg,
Ireland,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0534/12

Belgium

Category: Machinery

Product: Tractor lawn-mower - Al-Ko, Hayter

Brand: Al-Ko

Name:

Type/number of model: Concord II Powerline, Comfort (Al-Ko), Heritage (Hayter)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tractor lawn-mower with Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle (serial numbers 0510 and 0610,

batch no. 52875).

Country of origin: Germany


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Cuts,
Injuries

The drive gear of the Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle may fail causing the drive system to lose the ability to brake effectively.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action  

Denmark,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0535/12

Belgium

Category: Machinery

Product: Tractor lawn-mower "Murray"

Brand: Briggs & Stratton

Name:

Type/number of model: 2690927

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tractor lawn-mower with Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle (serial numbers 0510 and 0610, batch no. 52875).

Country of origin: United States


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Cuts,
Injuries

The drive gear of the Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxle may fail causing the drive system to lose the ability to brake effectively.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0537/12

Ireland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car S60 and XC60

Brand: Volvo

Name:

Type/number of model:

Chassis numbers:

S60: 124055 - 128338 MY12

XC60: 302264 - 308564 MY12

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Fire

The affected vehicles may have had excessive underbody protection applied which, when drying, may have formed small stalactite shaped formations close to the underbody fuel lines which could damage them resulting in a fuel leak. Due to the positioning of the fuel lines, escaping fuel or fuel vapour could potentially lead to a fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Lithuania  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0538/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: C&S

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 2011-01

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with hood, lining and zip fastener. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 110

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The protruding loops and toggles of the drawstring in the hood could get caught, for example in the playground or in the closing doors of lifts, buses, etc. As a result, the child may be strangled or fall and suffer injuries.

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

6
0539/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Cross Fire

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: CS-1120

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is available in various colours and is decorated with the inscription "Angels". The waist part of the trousers has an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles at the end. Size: 134.140, 146, 152, 158, 164

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an unattached drawstring in the waist 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

7
0540/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' jacket

Brand: Ke Yi Qi

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: B-814

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood has an elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "coctree F1". The jacket is available in various colours. Size: 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The drawstring in the hood poses a risk of strangulation. If a child pulls the elastic drawstring the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

8
0541/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' jacket

Brand: Yi Li Fao

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: Y-527

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 98/104,110/128,122/128

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The protruding loops and toggles of the drawstring in the hood could get caught, for example in the playground or in the closing doors of lifts, buses, etc. As a result, the child may be strangled or may fall and suffer injuries.

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
0542/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Boys' outfit

Brand: Tingba

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: ZULT 64535

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Boys' outfit consisting of trousers, T-shirt and sweatshirt with hood. The hood of the sweatshirt has an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: "Teen Club". The waist of the trousers has an unattached drawstring with knots at the end. The product is available in various colours. Size: 98, 116, 122

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 and waist 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
0543/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' belt

Brand: V&C

Name:

Type/number of model: Model no. : SS11LBL001 01-E150E

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies' belt in grey colour, with 3 metal decorating links and 2 knobs, one of which is for decoration and the other to adjust the length of the belt.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the metal knob releases 0.83 µg/cm2/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0544/12

Cyprus

Category: Stationery

Product: Pencil

Brand: Kuku-Malu

Name:

Type/number of model: BH-206

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pencil with silver metal frame.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the nib releases 2.6 µg/cm2/week of nickel and the clip releases 1.3 µg/cm2/week, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0545/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Men's leather belt

Brand: CMD

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 6022122

Batch number/Barcode: 5290656012785

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Leather belt for men in dark brown colour with metal buckle.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the buckle releases 28 µg/cm2/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0546/12

Cyprus

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Sunglasses

Brand: Ray Ban (THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)

Name:

Type/number of model: RB9902 60 18-125

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark sunglasses.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the frame releases 2.1 µg/cm2/week of nickel while the left temple releases 0.56 µg/cm2/week, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0547/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Flashing toy duck "Love Duck"

Brand: Star and Rose

Name:

Type/number of model: Barcode 9 324679 016782

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small, white, flashing toy ducks with red love hearts.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.21% 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.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0548/12

Bulgaria

Category: Furniture

Product: Sun lounger

Brand: LaCultura

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 22452306, barcode 900 4181253331

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Dark grey sun lounger made of textile material and metal.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has accessible edges with protruding parts and openings. The metal parts may injure the skin and the openings on the folding legs of the product may squeeze or even break the fingers.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0549/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Navara" & "Pathfinder"

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model: - Navara (D40): Production dates: 30/05/2005 to 29/09/2009; VIN range: up to VSKCVND40U0363163

- Pathfinder (R51): Production dates: 01/11/2004 to 05/11/2009; VIN range: up to VSKJVWR51Z0365876

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

The driver's power seat harness may become trapped between the metal seat bracket and the seat lifter mechanism. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition, damage to the harness may occur and this can result in loss of operation of the driver's power seat. In extreme circumstances unexpected self-operation of the driver's power seat base may occur.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Spain,
The Netherlands,
Norway,
Hungary,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Ireland,
Iceland,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0550/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Qashqai"

Brand: Nissan

Name:

Type/number of model:

- Qashqai J10: Production dates:

05/09/2011 to 19/12/2011

- Qashqai J10+2: Production dates:

05/09/2011 to 19/12/2011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The fuel filter hose connector may not be fully connected to the fuel filter. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition, a fuel leak could occur and, in extreme circumstances, the engine may stall leading to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Ireland,
Slovakia,
Spain,
Norway,
Hungary,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0551/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Pick-up truck "Doblò Work Up" and "Doblò Pratico"

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Doblò (263) Work Up and Doblò (263) Pratico, pickup truck versions.

The recall affects vehicles with chassis numbers in the range between 9099618 and 9157408.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pick-up truck.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

On the affected vehicles the lower brackets fastening the body to the chassis may break over time. As a result, the body might detach from the chassis, causing the risk of an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Denmark,
The Netherlands,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0552/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy with key-ring

Brand: Nem

Name:

Type/number of model: Reference: 219

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden key-ring in the form of a wild boar with a pompom body. Size: 8 cm

Country of origin: Philippines


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (head, paws, key-ring) that can be easily detached and swallowed by small children. The product poses a chemical risk because the level of chromium in the key-ring is higher than permitted.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN-71-1 and EN 71-3.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0553/12

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings - Imitation jewellery

Brand: Giorgia & John Jewels

Name:

Type/number of model: 248258108712 80_999 87

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Earrings packed in transparent plastic sachets also comprising bracelets and necklaces.

Country of origin: India


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 13.44 µg/cm2/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.2 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0554/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle mat "Eva Puzzle Mats"

Brand: XIN RUN

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 69399720300012; 5619772000023

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Puzzle mat with pieces in the form of objects (cars, etc.). The packaging is a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it has small parts which could be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toy 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

22
0555/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Tablet computer

Brand: Mid

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 7" Android silver tablet PC with mains charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains charger supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because the internal mains wiring is secured by solder alone and the insulation between the input and output circuits is not sufficient.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0556/12

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle "Tricross Sport"

Brand: Specialized

Name:

Type/number of model: 2012 model using fork model XFK-311

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Road bicycle

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Injuries

The brake boss could come loose from the fork, in which case the front brake function could be impaired and the brake boss could interfere with the rotation of the front wheel.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers  

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0557/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: Samsonite

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: J332/Model 3172

Batch number/Barcode: 5 411501 335570

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel plug adaptor

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because equipment which should be earthed can be connected without an earth connection.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

Malta,
Greece,
Cyprus  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0558/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED tube

Brand: Limic

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: T8-120CM-288M-SMD3528

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: T8 LED tube

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0559/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED light bulb

Brand: LEDMix

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: Ledmix220

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430035 082209

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 5W-GU10 LED light bulb.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0560/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED Light bulb

Brand: Limic

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: C-E27-3*1W-M

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED light bulb 3x1W-E27

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0561/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars:- 5er Limousine- 5er touring- M5 Limousine- M5 touring- 6er Coupe- 6er Convertible- M6 Coupe- M6 Convertible

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model:

5er Limousine, E60 from 03/2003 till 09/2010

5er touring, E61 from 03/2004 till 05/2010

M5 Limousine, E60 from 02/2005 till 12/2009

M5 touring, E61 from 02/2007 till 04/2010

6er Coupe, E63 from 09/2003 till 07/2010

6er Convertible, E64 from 12/2003 till 07/2010

M6 Coupe, E63 from 03/2005 till 07/2010

M6 Convertible, E64 from 09/2006 till 07/2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The screw connection of the battery positive cable in the luggage compartment may come loose. As a result, there may be fluctuations in the vehicle electrical system, causing malfunctions in various different systems and even leading to the engine not starting.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Spain,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Greece,
United Kingdom,
Slovenia,
Lithuania,
Iceland  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0562/12

Sweden

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hot-plate

Brand: Tec Lime by Feiyue

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: TCP-1500

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric hot-plate/one single hob. Stainless steel housing.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

Failure of the thermostat could cause overheating which could lead to a fire.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop on sales and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
0563/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED Light bulb "LED Lamppu"

Brand: LED energie

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 936810

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430035 360345

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED light bulbs - 6W-E14 LED.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
0600/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft Toy Easter Bunny

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soft toy Easter bunny in grey-purple and white-purple colours, given by P&G Prestige as free of charge gifts with the purchase of some fragrances as part of the Easter promotion.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because a metal piece designed to shape the ears may stick out of its protective casing. In addition, the product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can easily be detached and swallowed by small children.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and public warning by the distributor about the risk the product poses.  

Slovenia