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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 25 - 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
A12/0898/12

Finland

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Portable gas heater

Brand: Bellus

Name:

Type/number of model: AS-GH03 (185371)

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable gas heater: black metal, dimensions 72x42 x34 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The injectors are too big and the product may break as a result of overheating. This may cause leaks and burns. The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive or the relevant European standard EN 449.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/0899/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Camper van "BoxStar 600 and BoxStar 630"

Brand: Knaus Tabbert

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type-approval: Model year 2011 - type: X250L, type approval: e1*2001/116*0439*07 Model year 2012 - type: K250L, type approval: e1*2007/46*0771*00 and *01

The vehicles concerned were built between 2010 and 2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Camper van.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The screw attachment of the two seatbelts between the seats of the pull-out bench in the vehicle living area is incorrectly installed. Instead of the steel angle provided, only the weld spots of the nut hold the belt end-point in place. The nut could break off under stress, leaving the belts loose and useless.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Norway,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Finland,
The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/0900/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Bravo"

Brand: Fiat

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 198, EC type approval No: e3*2001/116*0248, Production period: from September 2010 until October 2011

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The wrong tightening torque on the lower attachment point of the steering column can lead to a loss of steering on the vehicle.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Lithuania,
Slovenia,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/0901/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Delta"

Brand: Lancia

Name:

Type/number of model: Type 844, EC type approval No.: e3*2001/116*0279*, production period: May 2010 - October 2010

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The wrong tightening torque on the lower attachment point of the steering column can lead to a loss of steering on the vehicle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/0902/12

Greece

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Door bar

Brand: JUMBO

Name:

Type/number of model: Code Y-DB01P

Batch number/Barcode: 0233259000037

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Chrome-plated steel door bar in silver, with rubber ends and support brackets in black, for domestic use. The bar extends from 62cm to 100cm. It is sold in a transparent blister package.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product can detach from the door under the weight of the user.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 957.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Cyprus  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/0903/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Moga Kid's

Name:

Type/number of model: LD-060

Batch number/Barcode: 5999552125220

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with a picture of a girl and an inscription: "Malibu Club Tonight Show". The product is available in light purple, dark purple and grey colours. Size: 8-16.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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 authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/0904/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Moga

Name:

Type/number of model: HMX-8828C1

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring with free ends. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with an embroidered inscription: "Braze Mexico Fashion 46". The product is available in light blue, dark blue and grey colours. Size: 134-164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring with free ends placed 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

8
A12/0905/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: QiFeng

Name:

Type/number of model: 7149B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles and knots on the ends. The product is decorated with the inscriptions: "Naughty" and „65-Fabto". Size: 122-164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles in the hood and waist area. The drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it 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

9
A12/0906/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's windbreaker

Brand: SANJOY

Name:

Type/number of model: XFY1015B

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s windbreaker with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in red, beige, light blue and dark blue colours. Size: 92-122.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles in the hood and waist area. The drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it 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

10
A12/0907/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Gran Move"

Brand: DAIHATSU

Name:

Type/number of model: G301/303 Airbag.

The recall affects vehicles, produced from 01/1997 to 07/1997 and from

09/1998 to 04/1999, with VINs: JDAG30***********

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

Engine coolant may leak and drop on the airbag computer. This could lead to a short-circuit of the airbag system. In the worst case, the airbag could be deployed accidentally whilst driving.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Iceland,
Finland,
Slovenia  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
A12/0908/12

Denmark

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic toy "Magno-Z"

Brand: Fish Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 17-4686

Batch number/Barcode: 5766181746865

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Figurine of a football player, 80 mm high. The toy has magnets attached as hands and feet. It is sold in conjunction with a football with a diameter 17.5 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic rings that hold the magnets can break releasing strong magnets and metal parts. The items are small parts. The magnet flux index is 156 kG2mm2.

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  

Iceland,
Finland,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/0909/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Piao Liang Xiong Di

Name:

Type/number of model: WZ03

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt for young children with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with different patterns (flowers, butterflies, crowns) and an inscription: "Surf Fulla Cess". The product is available in green, brown and blue colours. Size: 6.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots on the ends 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

13
A12/0911/12

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Shoe dryer

Brand: Pearl

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4022107145824

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The shoe dryer set comprises two heating coils embedded in black chamotte and inserted into metal plates. These are powered from the mains via a Y cable.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The cables are accessible on the plug connecting the mains adapter and the heating element.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/0912/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Toy air gun "AK-47, Black Guard"

Brand: Yika

Name:

Type/number of model: AK-47, Black Guard

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toy air gun with light and laser sight, including plastic bullets.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the bullets is exceeded. Hence there is a serious danger of external injuries, and sensitive areas such as the face and above all the eyes are particularly at risk.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/0913/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Beach Toy

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Net bag with label, containing 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 sieve and 1 rake, or 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 sieve and 1 form, or 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 spade and 1 form.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the ‘ears’ and ‘nose’ of the tip-up truck are easily detachable and can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary destruction of the product and warning to consumers of the risks.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/0914/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Zafira" and "Combo"

Brand: Opel

Name:

Type/number of model: - Type ZAFIRA T98MONOCAB/CNG, EC type approval Nos. (international): e1*98/14*0200*00 - e1*98/14*0200*06

- Type COMBO-C-CNG, EC type approval Nos. (international): e1*2007/46*0293*00 - e1*2007/46*0293*01 e1*2001/116*0327*00 - e1*2001/116*0327*06

- Type COMBO-C-VAN-CNG e1*2007/46*0131*00 - e1*2007/46*0131*01

- Type COMBO-C-VAN-CNG, type approval Nos. (national): DE*2007/46*0131*00 - DE*2007/46*0131*02 L620*00 - L620 N05

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

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Fire

Temperature fluctuations during the filling process (-20° to +40°) may damage the paint on the compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders, resulting in corrosion. In extreme cases, this may cause natural gas to leak from the CNG cylinders. There is a risk that the vehicle could catch fire once the engine has been switched off.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/0915/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Socks "Elegante Berufssocke" (elegant dress socks)

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 4019312122634

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 5-pack, black, size 43-46. Packaging: black cardboard labels with gold-coloured edge and white print; sleeve with the same design around the 5-pack.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 64, 75 and 76 mg/kg respectively of dimethoxybenzidine of the textile component. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/0916/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Play shooting set "Super Ketty Competition Gun"

Brand: Rovaplast

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pistol with 3 suction arrows.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the projectiles is exceeded. Hence there is a serious danger of external injuries and sensitive areas such as the face and above all the eyes are particularly at risk.

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

Voluntary measures: Voluntary warning to consumers of the risks.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
A12/0917/12

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger "Travel Charger for iPod" (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)

Brand: All Thesys

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 492865 Serial No.:54809094

Batch number/Barcode: 3307524928658

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Charger packed in a transparent blister package.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The input power conductors are fixed on the printed circuit board (PCB) so that reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position.

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

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/0918/12

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Magnetic Putty "Space Putty"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. no. 660631

Batch number/Barcode: 66063135074

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black magnetic putty and a small strong magnetic cube packed in a metallic container. The container is marked: "Caution Please note – suitable for ages 12+. Keep out of reach of younger children. NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, DO NOT EAT. If swallowed, please seek medical attention immediately. AB". The container is also marked with the CE mark and the 0-3 pictogram.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because it contains a small magnet cube with a high magnetic flux value. In addition the product poses a risk of choking because the small parts can easily be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the

Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market.  

Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/0919/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’sweatshirt

Brand: Seagull

Name:

Type/number of model: CSQ-916

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: „hfsritsn”. The product is available in green and pink colours. Size: 134/140.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/0920/12

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cleaning product "Badkamer cleaner extra krachtig"

Brand: De Jong & Partners

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8717496472045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains phosphoric acid. On the back there are some brief instructions in Dutch, German, English and French language.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk and risk of burns because it contains an acidic solution with pH value 1,3. The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”; nevertheless, there is no pictogram “C” on the label and the labelling with risk and safety warnings is incorrect. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. The user therefore has no indication on the serious danger of this acidic product when it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. And, in particular, there is a risk to young children due to the absence of a child-resistant closure, and to visually impaired consumers due to the absence of a tactile warning.

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).

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/0921/12

The Netherlands

Category:

Product:

Brand: De Jong & Partners

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8717496472069.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains phosphoric acid. On the back are some brief instructions in Dutch, German, English and French language.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains an acidic solution with an extreme pH value 0.7. The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”. There is no pictogram “C” on the label and there is incorrect labelling of risk and safety warnings. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. There are no contact details of the supplier on the label.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP, ECN°1272/2008), and also with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC)

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/0922/12

The Netherlands

Category: Chemical products

Product: Cleaning product "Power Kitchen kleaner product -Keukenreiniger extra krachtig"

Brand: De Jong & Partners

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 8710249297520.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains sodium hydroxide. On the back there are brief instructions in Dutch, which do not cover the danger of the product.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a basic solution with over 4% of sodium hydroxide.-

The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”. There is no pictogram “C” on the label and there is incorrect labelling of risk and safety warnings. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. There are no contact details of the supplier on the label.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP, EC N°1272/2008) and also not with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).

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