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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 39 - 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
A12/1439/12

The Netherlands

Category: Toys

Product: Children's spade

Brand: Goki

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No. 14.017

Batch number/Barcode: 110862

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red-painted metal spade with wooden handle.

Country of origin: Germany


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because lead migration is 1307 mg/kg. The limit value for lead migration is 90 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Spain  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/1440/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Sandals

Brand: Young Spirit

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 82930-41 20240077112202

Batch number/Barcode: 4 048429 435023

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sandals for men in brown colour with brown suede insoles. The upper part of the sandals is made of brown leather with dark brown synthetic lining. Size 46.

Country of origin: Albania


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.2 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

3
A12/1441/12

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Laser & LED Light

Type/number of model: 2011108 JP

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Laser pointer and LED torch as key ring

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 3R laser. In addition, the labelling is insufficient and the safety instructions are missing.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/1442/12

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shorts

Brand: Flame

Name: 65 dark yellow; F/Summer of Love2

Type/number of model: T 145/120518/122 RW

Batch number/Barcode: 50485016503007

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shorts with a dark brown braided belt. The shorts are made of orange fabric and the pocket lining is made of polyester of a darker orange colour than the shorts.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 474 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene, exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovenia,
Austria,
Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/1443/12

Bulgaria

Category: Toys

Product: Doll

Brand: CATWALK FASHION™

Name: Beauty

Type/number of model: 38104

Batch number/Barcode: 0276134000036

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A doll with a hard plastic body, in a violet dress. The toy is packed in a transparent cylinder on which a permanent CE marking is printed.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because the dolls contain 9.7 % 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.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/1444/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s bolero

Brand: ECE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s bolero, designed and supplied with cords in the waist area, with free ends.

Country of origin: Turkey


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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: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/1445/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: I can 2

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing – a dress in pink colour with sequins and a white bolero, designed and supplied with cords in the neck area, with free ends not secured against unravelling. Both the dress and the bolero have sewn textile labels with the following information: “I can“, information about the size. There is also an additional paper label with information: “I can girl“.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the neck area with free ends which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/1446/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s top

Brand: WENICE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1640/BODY/597

Batch number/Barcode: 8698745435991

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s top with dark blue and white stripes intended for children up to 7 years of age. Size 128. The front is decorated with beads and sequins. The top is supplied with functional cords in the neck area in dark blue.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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
A12/1447/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s top

Brand: WENICE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 695/ATHLETE/280

Batch number/Barcode: 8698745447604

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s top, intended for children up to 7 years of age, supplied with functional cords in the neck area.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the neck area.

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

10
A12/1448/12

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: BOYS TOYS

Name: Mosquetero

Type/number of model:

- size 7-9 years, ref. BT 69125;

- size 3-4 years ref BT19704;

- size 5-years ref BT19679

- size 10-12 years ref BT69089

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562691250

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three-piece child's Musketeer outfit: 1 pair of white, elasticated-waist trousers, 1 red shirt and 1 red cape. Both the cape and the shirt are secured around the neck using cords. The packaging is a transparent bag with a card inside bearing: the image of a boy with the musketeer outfit, the word "Infantil", the size and information about the contents.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area which are 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

11
A12/1449/12

United Kingdom

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Road bicycle

Brand: Kinesis UK

Name: GlobeAppendix with names and numbers of models attached.

Type/number of model: 2008/2009 Globe bicycles.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Road bicycles with Kinesis aluminium forks equipped with aluminium alloy steerer tubes.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because there is a possibility of the front fork steerer tube breaking, in which case the cyclist could fall and get injured.

Four incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Austria,
Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/1450/12

Luxembourg

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Soldering iron

Brand: HONG LEI

Name: Soldering Iron

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Soldering Iron 60W 50/60Hz 220V

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         There is inadequate cable anchorage.

·         The insulation is not sufficient.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
A12/1451/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: NISSAN

Name: Qashqai, Qashqai+2, NV200

Type/number of model: Qashqai, Qashqai+2 (J10) and NV200 (M20)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2012 vehicles:

·         J10 vehicles produced from 27/02/2012 to 16/05/2012 (Type Approval No.: e11*2001/116* 0295);

·         M20 vehicles produced from 27/02/2012 to 20/04/2012 (Type Approval No. e11*2007/46* 0017, e11*2007/46* 0016).

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The steering wheel boss which is connected to the steering column may not have the appropriate strength. In this condition, if a load is applied to the steering wheel which is higher than that applied during normal steering operation, the boss may separate from the steering column resulting in a loss of steering which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Slovakia,
Ireland,
Malta,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Norway,
Finland,
Portugal,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/1452/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Ceiling fan

Brand: Blyss

Name: Tennessee

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 05320288

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 142cm satin chrome-effect, metal blade, ceiling fan supplied in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The blades are too sharp. Should a consumer mount the product below the required 2.3m stated within the instructions and on the product and come into contact with the spinning blades there is a risk of injury.

One accident reported

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/1453/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' coats

Brand: Nice Wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

1- GX8002;

2- GX648;

3- GX645;

Batch number/Barcode:

1- 05966699853558;

2- 05966699853558;

3- 05966699853558;

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' coats with hoods that can be removed using a zipper. The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/1454/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: TOYOTA

Name: Avensis

Type/number of model:

Model numbers, production periods and VIN ranges are given in the attached document.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car with detachable towing hitch.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Injuries

The tow ball in some exceptional cases (under severe stress condition) might develop a crack. This may result in the detachable tow ball fracturing.

Fracture of the detachable tow ball could release objects on the road, causing a risk of an accident and injuries to passengers of other cars or pedestrians.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Iceland,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Norway,
Finland,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/1455/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: LEXUS

Name: GS

Type/number of model:

Model numbers, production periods and VIN ranges are given in the attached document.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car with detachable towing hitch.

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The possibilityexists that the tow ball (under severe stress condition) might develop a crack. This may result in the detachable tow ball fracturing.

Fracture of the detachable tow ball could release objects on the road, causing a risk of an accident and injuries to passengers of other cars or pedestrians.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/1456/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: In-Line

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: School C014

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener intended for children up to 10 years of age. The hood includes drawstrings with knots on the ends.

Country of origin: Egypt


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Strangulation

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

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

19
A12/1457/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' coat

Brand: Bocska

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B-17

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' lined coat. The hood that is decorated with artificial fur can be removed using a zipper. Elastic cords are sewn on the edges of the hood. The cords have knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The front of the product is decorated with an inscription: „YD” and two hearts and sequins. The back of the product is decorated with an inscription: “I Love HWYTZ”. The coat is available in red and purple colours.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles on the ends. The drawstring is made out of elastic so 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 of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/1458/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s coat

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: M-7308C

Batch number/Barcode: 558258168

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White lined coat for children. The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „ Teckno”.

Size: 104

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/1459/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Honey

Name: Children swimwear

Type/number of model: 1016

Batch number/Barcode: 2093300054314

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A two-piece bikini for girls, with cords in the neck that have free ends, with an appliquéd pattern of flowers and a dog in various colours. No packaging.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/1460/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: RENAULT

Name: Megane, Scenic

Type/number of model: Megane III and Scenic III. The recall concerns vehicles fitted with the H5Ft engine, produced from the series launch until 18August 2012.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk that the brake pedal becomes stiff due to a lack of braking assistance when the vehicle repeatedly slows down or stops on a slope with the engine at idle speed.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/1461/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Z.Five

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: A6027

Batch number/Barcode: 2093300057667

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini, with cords in the neck with free-ends and cords for tying at the back; in various colours. No packaging.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/1462/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Z. Five

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 10982

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue bikini supplied with functional cords with free ends in the neck area, cords which are tied at the back and adjusting drawstrings on the bottom part. The top and bottom are decorated with patterns in red and yellow colours with brocade. The top is decorated with hearts, dots and a turtle holding three balloons. The bottom is decorated with a heart and the inscription: "LOVE BABY". Sizes: 28, 30, 32, 34,

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back.

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

25
A12/1463/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power supply unit

Brand: Silvershield

Name: AC Adapter

Type/number of model: ZYT-1205

Batch number/Barcode: 6438148006471

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Power supply unit. Input: AC 100V-240V 50-60Hz, Class II Output: DC 12V 5A 60W max.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage distances in the transformer between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
A12/1464/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor

Brand: Ansmann

Name: Travel Plug

Type/number of model: TP-EUplus

Batch number/Barcode: 4 013674 005185

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel plug adaptor.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         When a plug is inserted in the adaptor, the live pins of the plug are accessible.

·         It is possible to connect equipment with no protective earth connection to the socket-outlet with earth connection.

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

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

Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

27
A12/1465/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: ProMaster

Name: LED Master

Type/number of model: LM81805

Batch number/Barcode: 6 420286 011905

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable torch supplied with charger ("Adapter Power", model number W&T-AD18W047050).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The clearances / creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings of the mains transformer of the charger are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
A12/1466/12

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Bicycle light

Brand: VD Velodromo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 6 418641 028774

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable bicycle light supplied with charger ("Power Supply", model: SW-050100BS).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer of the charger are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
A12/1467/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: Powerled

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 38903

Batch number/Barcode: 6 438148 066785

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp: DR-4.2W-G10, 230V, 50Hz

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The insulation between live parts and the accessible metallic body is inadequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60968 and EN 62031.

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

 

Serious risk Consumer products

30
A12/1468/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: FREESTAR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 2627-MAGIO, Style: Z 02

Batch number/Barcode: 2677

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' bikini in yellow and orange colour, intended for girls up to 10 years old. The bikini is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords at the neck and back of the garment.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
A12/1469/12

Bulgaria

Category: Hand tools

Product: Tools kit

Brand: GADGET Tools

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 330555,

Batch number/Barcode: 3 800 123 117930

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A set of tools consisting of 141 components supplied in a plastic grey case.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The hammer head can break and detached parts may cause injuries to the eyes or other parts of the body.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.