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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 15 - 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
0564/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED tube

Brand: Ledtek

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: LT-T8-BTH.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

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 (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60968.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0565/12

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: Makalon

Name:

Type/number of model: 700715

Batch number/Barcode: 3800123110795

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension lead with four sockets, with a switch and a cable length of 1.5 m. Packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard fastener.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because

·         the insulating resistance is not sufficient;

·         it is not sufficiently heat resistant;

·         it is not provided with terminals with screw clamping.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0566/12

Bulgaria

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Extension lead

Brand: Makalon

Name:

Type/number of model: Model No 700721,

Batch number/Barcode: 3800123110696

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Extension lead with three sockets, without a switch, with a cable length of 1.5 m. Packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard fastener.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

·         it is not sufficiently heat resistant

·         it is not provided with terminals with screw clamping.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0567/12

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain "120 Luz de Navidad"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 5606488017933

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 120 lamps.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the flashing unit is not securely fastened to the cable of the lighting chain, so that wires under tension may become detached and thus exposed.

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

5
0568/12

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain "Cortina de LED´s de Natal"

Brand: V&F

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref.: 64378

Batch number/Barcode: 8882010643789

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lighting chain with 80 lamps. The packaging is a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the flashing sequence control unit is not securely fastened to the cable of the lighting chain, meaning that live wires may become detached and thus exposed.

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

6
0569/12

Germany

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves

Brand: Ulith

Name:

Type/number of model: Item No: 805.696 – 70,

Batch number/Barcode: 4025648056994, batch 121112

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black fabric work gloves with elastic cuffs; palm area and fingers with protective/rubber covering, cuffs with yellow hemming. Size 9.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow stitching on the cuffs of the gloves contains azo dyes releasing 138 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the Personal Protective Equipment directive.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by the importer.  

Luxembourg  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0570/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric deep fat fryer "Friteuse Electrique"

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name:

Type/number of model:

Ref. CDF20-10 (MF-SM30H-1)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric deep fat fryer, 1800-2000W, 220-240V.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because it overheats.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0571/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Carrera", "Carrera S"

Brand: Porsche

Name:

Type/number of model: Model 911. The recall concerns 212 model year vehicles, built between 8/9/2011 and 24/1/2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Fire

There is a possibility that the rapid-action coupling on a fuel line on the underside of the vehicle is touching a heating pipe. If this happens, it can impair the locking function of the rapid-action coupling, causing it to open and, as a result, fuel can leak out.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Germany,
Denmark,
Norway,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0572/12

Cyprus

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighters1.        Mailbox Lighter2.        Lighter

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 1.        SEP 05 GH

Batch number/Barcode: 7076700559952.        SEP 05 GH, Barcode: 707670066786

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1.        Refillable lighter in the shape of a post-box of dark green or red colour, made of metal.

2.        Refillable lighter in the shape of a flipper in red, yellow, blue and black colour, made of plastic.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The products are attractive to children, especially those under 51 months old, posing a risk of burns and fire, having in mind the behaviour of children of this age group.

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

10
0573/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Motorcycle alarm system

Brand: Steel Mate

Name:

Type/number of model: 886GO

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle alarm system supplied with mains adaptor type BOT011.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains adapter supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to touch the live pins during use.

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

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0574/12

United Kingdom

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointers

Brand: Sky or unbranded

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1) Torch style laser, marked "Sky 1000" Mercury, with a push on/push off button on the end of the device opposite to the laser aperture. Emits a blue beam.  Class 4.

2) Laser pointer (pen style) with a white body. The pen clip is marked "laser pointer". Push button operation is on the side.  Class 3B.

3) laser pointer with dark blue body and 4 rows of dimples on the body below the pocket clip. Class 3B.

4) Torch style laser with 6 LEDs around the laser aperture. 2 push to operate buttons on the side. Class 3B.

5) Black laser pointer, gold trim, push button operation is on the side, Class 3B. Emitting violet laser beam.

6) Torch style laser with soft case, marked "Sky 200". Wrist strap and attached key, removable diffractive element which produces a star pattern.  Push button operation on side. Class 3B.

7) Black torch style laser, "Sky 50" marked on side, hexagonal section on body, no keys, soft case, wrist strap, push button on/off at opposite end to laser aperture. Class 3B.

8) Silver laser pointer with pocket clip, marked "Sky".  Push button operation on side. Labelled "Output power < 1mW, Wavelength 532 nm, Class II Product". Actually Class 3B.

9) Torch style laser, marked "Max 50", wrist strap, push button on/off at opposite end to laser aperture.  Soft case. Class 3B.

10) Laser pointer with silver body in a presentation box, marked "Sky lasers". The side of the body of the laser is marked "moon" or "pluto", push button to operate on side. Class 3B.

11) Torch style laser marked "Sky 150" labelled: "Output power <150 mw, Wavelength 532nm. Class IIIb product".  Wrist strap, push button to operate on side.  Class 3B.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because they are Class 3B or 4 lasers.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  

Compulsory measures: seizure of the products by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0575/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll "Fashion Girl"

Brand: lovely style!

Name:

Type/number of model: No. M7

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic fashion doll, height 280mm, together with small ‘baby’ doll, a total of four small and four large dresses, various accessories. Packaging: a printed outer carton with a clear window.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the:

- head (32.3%), arm (2.2%), leg (2.6%) and shoe (6.1%) of the small doll,

- head (21.4%), arm (8.8%) and leg (5.5%) of the larger doll.

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 products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0576/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fan heater "2kW Upright Fan Heater"

Brand: Kingavon

Name:

Type/number of model: BB-FH200/CX-QNQ-20-10

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fan heater, 220-240v, 50Hz, 2000W, White plastic casing, cool air mode, 2 heat settings, thermostatic control.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock as the plastic cover becomes malleable during use allowing access to live parts via the vents. Crimped terminals in the product may become detached resulting in overheating and arcing with the risk of fire.

1 incident reported

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0577/12

Slovakia

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain "100 Rice Light"

Brand: Multifunction

Name:

Type/number of model: EAN code: 8800000080307

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Christmas lighting chain from green PVC with 100 small varicoloured lights equipped with programmes switch device. Packed in blue cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         the wires are not properly attached to the programmes switch device;

·         the programmes switch device does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Czech Republic  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0578/12

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Salt crystal lamp

Brand: Globo

Name:

Type/number of model:

Model: 2830/2833/2843/2835

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Salt crystal lamp The base of the portable luminaire has a white plastic E14 lampholder supplied with a mains plug and mains cable, and a plastic base plate.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lampholder with the lamp can fall out and the glass bulb can be broken, so that live parts of the lamp become accessible.

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.  

Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0579/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: Hong

Name:

Type/number of model: B-103

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: 6

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may become caught (for example, in the playground, in automatically closing doors, on escalators). If the garment tightens around the neck of the child, the child may be strangulated. The trapped loop or toggles can pull on the child unexpectedly and the child may 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

17
0580/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: QiFeng

Name:

Type/number of model: G1028C

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: One-piece clothing outfit with hood for young children. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is available in light purplish-blue, pink and light pink. Size: 98, 104, 110

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may become caught (for example, in the playground, in automatically closing doors, on escalators). If the garment tightens around the neck of the child, the child may be strangulated. The trapped loop or toggles can pull on the child unexpectedly and the child may 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

18
0581/12

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair-dryer

Brand: Scarlett

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: SC-072

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foldable electric hair-dryer with pink plastic housing. On the handle there is a three-position selector switch.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         live metal parts are accessible through the protective metal grill of the nozzle;

·         the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient;

·         the cable anchorage does not protect effectively against pulling.

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

19
0582/12

Malta

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and STS-V

Brand: Cadillac

Name:

Type/number of model: Year of Manufacture: 2005-2007 for CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and 2006-2007 for STC-V

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The drive axle differential seal may leak. The differential could jam and lock the drive wheels while in motion and thus the driver may not be able to control the vehicle resulting in a crash.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

Denmark,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0583/12

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy police set "Best style"

Brand: Police new set

Name:

Type/number of model: Item number 229211 (in invoice)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy police set packed in a blister card. Contains black plastic sun glasses, rifle, suction cup cartridges, hand grenade, camera, handcuffs, etc.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of injuries because the sun glasses can easily break releasing hazardous sharp points and loose parts that could enter the eye,

- a chemical risk because the plastic material of the suction cup contains 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 7.7% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 2% by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0584/12

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy wig

Brand: Fashion Wig

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no SD4265 (in invoice),
Item no 68980 (on the product)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy wig with long blond hair, packed in a black cardboard box with pictures of a girl wearing the wig.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to flammability.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0585/12

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy wig

Brand: Tinsel Wigs

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no SD4320N (in invoice),
Item no 68981 (on the product)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy wig with long silver hair, packed in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to flammability.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0586/12

Slovenia

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighters

Brand: KKK

Name:

Type/number of model: KKD / 3KD128 / 39018

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 6926384026952

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Refillable lighter with different decorated prints (skier, ship).

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is not fitted with a child resistant mechanism.

The lighter does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of non child-resistant lighters

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from market by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0587/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Sound system "Multimediakaiutinsarja 2.1"

Brand: HIFI+

Name:

Type/number of model: L-225

Batch number/Barcode: 6 416485 218757

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sound system.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because there is inadequate insulation between the primary and secondary voltages and the transformer insulation melts in fault conditions.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.