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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 26 - 2012

Corrigendum
Notification 0744/12 from week 20 of 2012 has been permanently removed following further information received from the notifying country.

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
A12/0924/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Braiding strands "Scoubidou – Rainbow"

Brand: Top Media

Name:

Type/number of model: Art. No 170294

Batch number/Barcode: 4 260223 170294

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Braiding strands consisting of transparent, colourless plastic with a round cross-section, containing textile cords in the inner cavity in various neon colours, in some cases metallic Lurex yarns.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.5% 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 of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/0925/12

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electronic Multimeter "Multímetro Electrónico"

Brand: V&F

Name:

Type/number of model: ref. 14016

Batch number/Barcode: 88620009140161

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black multimeter with manual probe on white screen and red and black wires. The product comes in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

There is a risk of electric shock since live parts are accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61010.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/0926/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble toy "Espumola"

Brand: Super Pompas

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. 05914

Batch number/Barcode: 8422838059142

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Tubes for making soap bubbles. The product bears a label marked "Super Pompas And Espumola".

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (2.7x104 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

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

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/0927/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubble toy "Music Bubble Gun"

Brand: Erjutoys

Name:

Type/number of model: Ref. JU6301

Batch number/Barcode: 8435235863014

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent gun with light which makes soap bubbles. On one side it is marked with the text "Music Bubble Gun". It comes in blister packaging. The front of the packaging indicates, among other things: "Pistola Burbujas con Luz". The references on the back include the importer's details.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (1.9 x 106 cfu/ml).

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/0928/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car "Outlander"

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: CWB, model:, EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0482. The vehicles concerned by the recall were built in 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a possibility that the parking brake cable might not have been properly hooked inside the brake shoe lever during vehicle assembly. As a result, there is a risk that the cable can suddenly become loose during transport/use of the car, leading to loss of parking (emergency) brake function.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities  

Sweden,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/0929/12

Spain

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories

Product: Thermos flask "Termo"

Brand: Leopard

Name:

Type/number of model:

Ref. 0106090304. 1 L

Batch number/Barcode: 8401060903041

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue thermos flask with white cup. The lable reads: "Leopard Casa y Jardin.- Termo 1 litro".

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/0930/12

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair shampoo "Haar-Vital"

Brand: Aina

Name:

Type/number of model: Haar Vital 100ml, HV 643

Batch number/Barcode: 9005546004544

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic bottle with screw top and adhesive label; content: 100 ml.

Country of origin: Austria


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by pathogenic organisms such as mesophilic aerobic microorganisms (2.4x104 cfu/ml), Pantoea (8.7x103 cfu/ml) and Pseudonmonas aeruginosa (2x104 cfu/ml).

Voluntary measures: Recall from consumers and information to them  

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers and information to them  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/0931/12

Estonia

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Pyramid

Name:

Type/number of model: 6868

Barcode (by importer): 6438151006314, Barcode (by producer): 9557272868681

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Package containing one metal tube with a plastic stopper, containing 3 grams of liquid adhesive. The packaging is marked “Super Glue”, “Cyanoacrylate Adhesive”, “New No.6868”, “Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Plastic, Rubber, Metal, Concrete”, “Extra Super Power”, “Net. 3g”, “Warning: eye irritant bonds skin in seconds, keep out of the reach of children”, “extra super power”. The back of the package bears inscriptions in English concerning the application, handling care and the name of company.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 42 % by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
A12/0932/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ shorts

Brand: Caiba

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: MT-368

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Yellow shorts with two white stripes. The waist of the shorts includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „Cecil Mebee”. Size: 134, 140, 152

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends 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

10
A12/0933/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ leisure trousers

Brand: AD miring

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: K-8710

Batch number/Barcode: 7375405995545

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ leisure trousers with two pockets in pink colour. The left pocket is decorated with flowers and leaves. The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring.

Size: 104, 128 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring in the waist area.

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

11
A12/0934/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Child’s outfit

Brand: Huasheng

Name:

Type/number of model: E-374B

Batch number/Barcode: 598258181

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Outfit for young children consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: „K”, „BOVIERMAN DRIVESPORTS CLUB SPORTS”, „M56 SPECIALIS M-56”.

Size: 134

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings. There are plastic toggles on the ends of the drawstring in the hood.

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

12
A12/0935/12

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hairdryer "Mini Travel Hair Dryer"

Brand: Fabulous

Name:

Type/number of model: FB-0307A

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small travel hairdryer

Country of origin: China


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Fire

There is a risk of fire due to the low quality of the general assembly of the product and incorrect plug sizes and wiring.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard BS 1363.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers .  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/0937/12

Norway

Category: Decorative articles

Product: Wooden table lamp

Brand: Mester Grønn

Name:

Type/number of model: 139602

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Small turquoise wooden table lamp for tea light candles. Sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Fire

The lamp is only designed for tea light candles, but the candle holder is big enough to also hold larger candles. The product label does not specify what kind of candles should be used so if a large candle is placed in the lamp and left unattended, the wood in the lamp could catch fire.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/0938/12

Belgium

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Portable radio "Radio - High Sensitivity Antenna - 5 band"

Brand: Waxiba

Name:

Type/number of model: XB-822

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black and brown plastic portable radio, rectangular shape (17x11x6 cm); operates on mains, AC/220V/50Hz, and with two UM.1X2 batteries.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/0939/12

Belgium

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp "Dual-Powered LED Lantern"

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black LED portable lamp with handle. Height: 20 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Rechargeable alkaline battery (zinc and manganese) (12 V), AC/DC 110 V adaptor; supplied with mains cable.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/0940/12

Belgium

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Portable lamp "Emergency Lamp Torch"

Brand: Aijia

Name:

Type/number of model: AJ-2818

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable beige plastic LED lamp (29 LEDs) with FM/AM/SW radio; DC4.5V (1.5Vx3) battery and a AC110/220V - 60 Hz rechargeable battery; dimensions: 22x11x7cm; mains connection cable.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/0941/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power inverter "Mobile Power Inverter"

Brand: Genius Power

Name:

Type/number of model: GP-12-150F

Batch number/Barcode: 6 416280 435519

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power inverter to convert DC 12V to AC 220V-240C 50Hz 150W

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

When connecting or removing a plug from the socket, it is possible to unintentionally touch the live pins and receive an electric shock.

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

19
A12/0942/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Mains adaptor "220 V AC Adaptor"

Brand: König Gaming

Name:

Type/number of model: GAMWII-CA05

Batch number/Barcode: 5 412810 108251

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mains adaptor, 100-240V, class II, 12VDC, 3.7A

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Clearance / creeping distances are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible totouch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/0943/12

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Mobile phone "Classic"

Brand: Nu:fone

Name:

Type/number of model: C45240

Batch number/Barcode: 6 416280 435519

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Mobile phone supplied with mains charger.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The clearance / creeping distances in the mains charger are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the mains charger that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/0944/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp "LED 150lm"

Brand: Ledmix

Name:

Type/number of model: 244

Batch number/Barcode: 6 430035 082445

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp: 3W-GU10, 230V, 50Hz, 150lm

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The combined creepage distance between live parts and accessible metal parts is not sufficient.

As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/0945/12

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Home entertainment system

"Hemmabio" 7'' LCD DVD player / Hifi system

Brand: Blueray

Name:

Type/number of model: CJ-702LDVD

Batch number/Barcode: 0206702760086

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Home entertainment system. 100-240VAC, 60/50Hz, class II. Power: 2x20W, Kodak picture CD compatible, DVD Video, MPEG4 Digital video, Jpeg, TFT.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

Live connectors of the mains switch are accessible via the round holes at the bottom of the enclosure of the product. The clearances / creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/0946/12

Denmark

Category: Furniture/Toys

Product: Bed "Flexa4dreams"

Brand: Flexa

Name:

Type/number of model: 80-01307-1/-2

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A wooden platform for a medium height bed with a slide.

Country of origin: Estonia


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because items such as drawstrings from clothing could get stuck between the platform and the slide because the fitting is placed too low. The head of a child could also get stuck in the platform´s opening towards the outside.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8..

Voluntary measures: Voluntary information to consumers on the risks  

Cyprus,
Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/0947/12

Greece

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer key-ring "3 in 1 Laser & LED Light"

Brand: KALIQI

Name:

Type/number of model: 2011101

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser and LED flashlight, in the form of a key-ring. Approx. dimensions: 11.7x2.2x1.7 cm (with the ring). The head of the product is silver, while the body has various colours (green, silver, red, brown, purple or blue). The laser and the LED are operated by 3 AG13 button cells. The products are packed in black box (24 items, approx. dimensions: 16x11x7.5 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser.

In addition, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to classification, labelling, user information and engineering requirements.

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

Slovenia