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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 36 - 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
A12/1327/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Golf glove

Brand: FootJoy

Name: WeatherSof, The Revolutionary Performance Synthetic Glove, Le gant synthétique révolutionnaire

Type/number of model: 828189

Batch number/Barcode: 66277EA100

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black glove with velcro fastening made of a textile and leather combination. Packaging: plastic casing.

Country of origin: Vietnam


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 50 mg/kg of Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/1328/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shoes

Brand: KIDT NS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: JDL – 9001

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s summer shoes in pink colour with a movable strap that can be placed above the heel and at the ankle and two transparent straps which are decorated with a girl with orange hair. The rubber inner sole is decorated with pictures of a girl, flowers and the inscription: "KIDT NS". On the outer sole is an inscription: "JDL – 9001" and an indication of the size. The shoes are sold in cellophane packaging. Sizes: up to 26.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by small children. In addition, the product contains 34,57 % by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/1329/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: AOSINIAO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No 328

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Colourful girls’ bikini intended for children up to 7 years of age with a printed pattern of the Disney character "Bambi" (THE PRODUCT MAY BE A COUNTERFEIT) on the top and bottom. The bottom contains the inscription "LOVE". The top has two elastic cords to be tied at the neck and the back. On both sides of the bottom there are cords that are 17 cm long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the neck and waist area and at the back of the bikini.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/1330/12

Finland

Category: Other

Product: Roller blinds

Brand: Megan

Name: Roller blind

Type/number of model: 5506933, products sold before 8.8.2011

Batch number/Barcode: 5 706928 051654

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Roller blinds, green canvas, 90*210 cm. operated by a plastic ball chain on the other side of the bind. The blind is intended to be installed by the consumer.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the chain can form a loop in which a child could become entangled. The product does not bear adequate warnings.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13120.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

Sweden,
Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/1331/12

The Netherlands

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair

Brand: Hema

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Bistro chair

Batch number/Barcode: 41.83.7045

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden folding chair with two simple metal linkages with a manual operated locking mechanism. The backrest and the seat are in anthracite grey colour.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have an automatic locking mechanism when unfolded. Fingers of the consumer may be entrapped and crushed at the metal linkage of the chair when attempting to move the chair by lifting the seat.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/1332/12

Austria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Via ferrata sets

Brand: AustriAlpin

Name:

1) COLT Set

2) HYDRA Set

Type/number of model:

1) AustriAlpin COLT Set: Art.Nr. AS90C ,

2) AustriAlpin HYDRA Set: Art.Nr. AS93C

Batch number/Barcode:

1) Barcode: 9006381609031 ,

2) Barcode: 9006381609338

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The via ferrata sets, each consisting of two karabiners and two elastic stretch arms, for climbing safety

Country of origin: Austria


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because in certain cases and after increased use, the elasticated webbing of the stretch arms may no longer meet the relevant safety standards. It is therefore possible that it will tear under load.

The products do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 958.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/1333/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ swimming costume

Brand: Shandian

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No L0022

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ swimming costume intended for children up to 14 years of age, in white colour with colourful figures. It has two elastic cords to be tied at the neck and two at the back.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of elastic cords in the neck area and at the back of the swimming costume..

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/1334/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Breeze girls

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pink and grey dress made of cotton with a ribbon belt in the waist area intended to be tied at the front. The dress is decorated with printed patterns of flowers and the inscription: “Miss Sunshine, Breeze girls”.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a ribbon belt in the waist area which is intended to be tied at the front and is too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
A12/1335/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shorts

Brand: JSJ KID´S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No JSJ 5532

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink shorts made of cotton with a functional textile cord with free ends in the waist area that is not fixed in at least one point of the garment.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord in the waist area with free ends which is not fixed in at least one point and is too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
A12/1336/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ set

Brand: Mali Zmaj

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No Y-013

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ set consisting of three parts: a pair of leggings, a dress and a bolero. The bolero and the leggings are grey. The dress is in white and purple colour flower patterns (cyclamen). The bolero is supplied with cords that have free ends and are approximately 21 cm long. Sizes intended for children up to 14 years of age.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends in the shoulder area.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
A12/1337/12

Portugal

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Water bottles for children

Brand: H&M

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Reference: 74292 6 4212 50/82.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Water bottles for children in blue or pink (rose) colour.

Country of origin: Italy


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the neck of the bottle can break into small pieces which may be swallowed by small children.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria,
Denmark,
Spain,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Norway,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Ireland,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/1338/12

Germany

Category: Food-imitating products

Product: Bath Oil

Brand: Manufaktura

Name: Original Beer Cosmetics

Type/number of model: 437074

Batch number/Barcode: 8591113005966

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic bottle with approximately 2cm opening, 3 adhesive labels and screw cap. The bottle is filled with brown liquid, cream and foam. The liquid has a sweet smell with a slight scent of beer. The taste is unpleasant but not bitter.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Health risk / other

The product poses a health risk because the liquid contains 6.16 g/100g of anionic tenside which, if swallowed, may cause aspiration pneumonia. Due to its characteristic form, appearance and packaging, consumers may mistake the product for foodstuffs and therefore swallow the liquid.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks.Compulsory measures:Other.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary measures:Warning consumers of the risks.Other.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
A12/1339/12

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Laser & Led Pen

Type/number of model: SN/ 2010108

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer with integrated ball-point pen and light. Colour: silver.

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.

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product by the retailers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/1340/12

Belgium

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair Clipper

Brand: Jin Hu

Name: Hair Clipper

Type/number of model: JH-5305

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair clipper with accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The cross section of the mains cables and the mechanical resistance of the pins of the plug are insufficient. There is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and short-circuiting as a result of damage to the plug.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/1341/12

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Laser & Led Pen

Type/number of model: Item No. JP-806

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer with integrated ball-point pen and light. Colour: black.

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.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/1342/12

United Kingdom

Category: Lighting chains

Product: LED Strip light

Brand: Unknown

Name: LED strip

Type/number of model: XHY-290

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: ‘LED Strip’ Flexible Sealed Lighting Chain (inc. power supply unit – model XHY-290. 100-240V ac input to 12V dc 4 A output).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The mains charger supplied with the product does not have adequate mechanical strength and can melt resulting in live parts becoming accessible which could be accidentally touched by the user.

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

Voluntary measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/1343/12

Finland

Category: Machinery

Product: Circular saw

Brand: BILTEMA

Name: Polttopuusirkkoll

Type/number of model: BILTEMA (Art. 17-093), 230 V, 50 Hz, 2200 W, blade diameter 400 mm, P54, Class I.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A circular sawing machine for firewood, grey frame standing on 4 legs, black guarding of saw blade, grey log carriage.

Country of origin: China


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Cuts,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries for the following reasons:

-The stability of the appliance is not sufficient. Pivoting log carriage does not automatically return to its rest position.

- Inaccurate sizing of the saw blade guard prevents pivoting log carriage to return to its rest position.

- The teeth of the saw blade can be touched from the side and from the underneath of the blade guard.

In addition, the mounting instructions in the manual are unclear, this causes problems during mounting.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1870.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

Norway  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/1344/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: Megias

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model 12-220

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Ladies’ shoes in moccasins style. The inner sole and the upper shoe are made of leather.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.3 mg/kg of chromium (VI) in the leather part.

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
A12/1345/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ overall

Brand: Bordo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No Y-2013

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ overall for children up to 14 years of age, in grey or purple colour, in a halterneck style with cords that have free ends which are intended to be tied in the waist area and shoulder straps which are 3 – 4 cm wide. There are two front pockets on the trousers with an inscription on the left pocket: „GIRLS”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long and shoulder straps.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/1346/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress with a handbag

Brand: Mali Zmaj

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: FM886

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress with a handbag made of the same fabric. The product is intended for children from 18 to 36 months of age with fixed cords about 400 mm long, attached to the side edges. The cords are intended to be tied at the back of the waist.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of fixed cords in the waist area which are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/1347/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress

Brand: S & L

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HB006

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress for children up to 14 years of age, with cords in the waist area that have free ends which are not fixed and are over 30 cm long at each end but have not been secured against unravelling.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/1348/12

Bulgaria

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Inflatable armbands

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. Item No XL-0058, 2.Item No XL-0035

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 1. 6 915574 400580, 2. 6 915574 400351

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Inflatable children’s armbands intended for children over 3 years of age, with the following pictures: a heart with a kitten ("Hello Kitty") – (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT), a horse with a horn and a flower with a mushroom, placed inside cellophane packaging, composition: plastic. 2. Inflatable children’s armbands,with Disney Characters (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT), intended for children over 3 years of age placed inside cellophane packaging, composition: plastic”

Country of origin: China


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Drowning

The product poses a risk of drowning of small children because the armbands' valves cannot block the air flow as a result of which the air freely leaks out of the armband.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/1349/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s dress with a bolero

Brand: Mali Zmaj

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: PJ022

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl’s dress with a bolero for children up to 14 years of age. The dress has cords intended to be tied at the back of the garment and the bolero has cords around the neck that are 25-30 cm long and are tied on the front. The cords are not secured against unravelling. The dresses are made of light blue denim and the boleros are pink or white.

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 cord in the neck area and cords that are to be tied at the back of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/1350/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' shirts

Brand: HOBO Cafei

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No

1. 8081

2. 8082

3. 8083

4. 8085

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shirts made of cotton intended for children up to 14 years of age, with cords in the waist area which are not fixed in at least one point of the garment.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are not fixed in at least one point of the garment and are too long.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
A12/1351/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: HOBO Cafei

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item 8096

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress intended for children up to 14 years of age, with a cord in the waist area that is not fixed in at least one point.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

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

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
A12/1352/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name: Adaptor International All-in-one

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal Travel adaptor. Packaged in individual boxes, with a grey coloured travel pouch.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it can be inserted into a socket leaving live pins exposed.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
A12/1353/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel Adaptor

Brand: TJ Morris

Name: Travel Adaptor

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 0092 5068

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Universal Travel adaptor. Packaged in clear see through packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         it can be inserted into a socket whilst the other live pins are exposed

·         it is not provided with any shutters to protect against contact with live parts

·         it has no provision for earthing

·         the appliance was not marked with a warning that it was suitable only for Class II appliances.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
A12/1354/12

Belgium

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Hair-Trimmer

Brand: Jinghao

Name: ProclipperProclipperUnknownUnknown

Type/number of model: JH-806,
JH-807,
JH-4604,
JH-4607

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hair trimmer with accessories.

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Electric shock

The cross section of the mains cables and the mechanical resistance of the pins of the plug are insufficient. There is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and short-circuiting as a result of damage to the plug.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.