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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 47 - 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
A12/1721/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: G-Class

Type/number of model: Type: 463,

EC type approval No: e1*96/79*0064*

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles built between 09/2010 - 04/2011.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The spot welding between the serrated strip and the airbag cover in the instrument panel support plate may not have been carried out correctly. This may lead to an unpredictable deployment of the airbag and the airbag cover in case of accident, leading to a higher risk of injury.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/1722/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Spark plugs

Brand: NGK

Name: Performance

Type/number of model: Part numbers: B8EGV, B9EGV, B10EGV, B105EGV, B11EGV, R4118S-8, R4118S-9, R4304A-8, R4304A-9, R5184-105

Batch number/Barcode: Spark plugs produced between 08.2011 and 08.2012 are concerned by the recall.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Spark plugs for motorcycle engines.

Country of origin: Japan


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Injuries

Failure of the spark plug may cause engine failure in motorcycles and thus lead to falls.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/1723/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: BMW

Name: K40, K43, K43HV

Type/number of model: K12S, K12R.

EC type approvals: e1*2002/24*0217, e1*2002/24*0234

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced between 21.02.2006 and 27.08.2008 are affected.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

On long journeys at constant, very high speeds, air may enter the front wheel brake. This may result in a pronounced loss of front wheel brake efficiency which may lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Spain,
Sweden,
Greece,
Norway,
Ireland,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/1724/12

Austria

Category: Toys

Product: Bow and arrow set

Brand: Wings

Name: 1.Wings Paw Set and

2. Wings Kojote Set

Type/number of model: 1. 90980 2. 90976

Batch number/Barcode:

1. 4008720909807, 2. Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bow and arrow set, packaged in colourless plastic bag, cardboard flap stapled to it, card enclosed.

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because, when other rigid projectiles are used, the maximum permissible kinetic energy level is exceeded. Hence there is a 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: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/1725/12

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Toy shooting set

Brand: Delin Toys

Name: Paintball, Magnum Blaster

Type/number of model: No. A002-2

Batch number/Barcode: 8810050700698

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A toy shooting set consisting of a spring airgun, 3 darts made of flexible, yellow foam material, ended with blue suction cups, a set of multicoloured paint balls and a pair of protective glasses.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can easily be detached and put in the mouth of a child and swallowed.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/1726/12

Italy

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: Wilier Triestina

Name: IZOARD XP

Type/number of model: serial numbers LH0001 to LH4000 and LJ0001 to LJ2000

Batch number/Barcode: Produced between 1 October 2011 and 19 October 2012.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Red racing bicycle.

Country of origin: Italy


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Injuries

The bicycles affected were fitted with steerer tubes that are potentially faulty and could break under certain conditions causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall off.

Three accidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Sweden,
Greece,
Norway,
Denmark,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/1727/12

Czech Republic

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Rothco

Name: 8 L.E.D. FLASHLIGHT & LASER POINTER w/BLACK GRIP

Type/number of model: Item number 880

Batch number/Barcode: 613902880009

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Torch with laser in plastic packaging.

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 product. No information is provided on the safe use of the product or the risks.

The product does not comply with EN 60825 with regard to information provided for the user.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/1728/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Classic bicycle

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HP SUPER STAR 1818

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for young children in grey-blue colours, equipped with two stabilizer wheels and a yellow plastic mirror on the handlebars. The bicycle is equipped with two independent, hand-operated brake systems operating on the front wheel and on the rear wheel. Marking on various parts of bicycle – "LM Classic Bicycle" with a picture of a football ball (on the saddle), a sticker with "Classic Bicycle" on the rear wheel tube, sticker with a picture of a football ball and BMX on the top frame tube, a sticker with "HP SUPER STAR 1818" on the bottom tube and a sticker with "New bike" on the chain-guard.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- certain sharp edges on the bicycle are not protected. These could cause injuries during normal riding, handling and maintenance.

- The cable caps do not withstand the required removal force; their removal could result in the injury of the child.

- The handlebar grips do not have sufficiently enlarged and covered ends.

- The bicycle is not equipped with a chain-guard that fully shields the chain, which might lead to constriction of the child's fingers while playing with the chain-guard.

In addition, the manufacturer’s instructions do not contain all necessary safety warnings and the user´s manual is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14765.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
A12/1729/12

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll set

Brand: Mei Shao Nu

Name: Lucky

Type/number of model: Model: 383

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic doll with blond hair, crown, red plastic bag, two pairs of red shoes and yellow plastic comb. Packaging: nylon bag.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 43 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
A12/1730/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Ugly Cat

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: no

Batch number/Barcode: 8585030038404

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink bicycle for young children with two stabilizer wheels decorated with cartoon characters, equipped with two brake systems marked "RONG XIN". Marking on the frame and chain-guard “UGLY CAT”.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- The bicycle has unprotected sharp edges, which may cause injuries during normal riding, handling and maintenance.

- The cable caps do not withstand the required removal force; their removal could result in injury of a child.

- The hand-operated brakes, the pivot of the plastic lever may break and the braking assembly may stop operating.

- The handlebar grips do not have sufficiently enlarged and covered ends.

-It is not equipped with a chain-guard that fully shields the chain, which might lead to constriction of a child's fingers while playing with the chain-guard.

In addition, the manufacturer’s instructions do not contain all necessary safety warnings and the user´s manual is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
A12/1731/12

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: Police play set

Brand: Hua Sheng

Name: Special Police

Type/number of model: Model: M623

Batch number/Barcode: 10020368

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The police set consists of 1 plastic toy machine gun, 1 pistol, 6 orange suction projectiles, 1 pair of grey handcuffs, 1 compass, 1 bottle, 1 walkie-talkie, 1 watch, 3 target plates. The toy set is packed in a blister card.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the projectiles contain 0.38 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 12 % by weight of di-butyl phthalate (DBP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/1732/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: BSN

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt, intended for children up to 7 years of age, with a hood supplied with cords. There are printed patterns and inscriptions on the front: "Huny Kids", "Carp Rock", "Snow Trekking" and others. On one of the sleeves there is an attached emblem depicting a car and the inscription: "SPEED".

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords 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

13
A12/1733/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger cars

Brand: Ferrari

Name: 458 Italia, California

Type/number of model: Types: F142, F149

Models: EC-type approvals: e3*2007/46*0040*00-*03, e3*2001/116*0285*00;

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles from the production period July 2011 to August 2011 are affected.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

A possible crack in the crankshaft may lead to engine failure and might cause the engine to seize which may lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Italy,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/1734/12

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Via ferrata set

Brand: Wild Country

Name: Via Ferrata

Type/number of model: 14VFSET

Batch number/Barcode: 5033286040335

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Climbing equipment set - energy-absorbing Y-lanyard for via ferrata. Identified by its red and black lanyards (arms).

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Injuries

With intensive use under certain conditions, the elasticated lanyard may no longer reach the breaking strength considered acceptable. Repeated stretching of the lanyard causes degradation of the webbing and failure well below the original strength. Failure of the product could cause the user to be involved in a significant fall.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/1735/12

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Renault

Name: Twizy

Type/number of model: Vehicles produced between 27/01/2012 and 01/05/2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric passenger car.

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of brake fluid leakage on the rear brake callipers during pressurization of the brake fluid circuit after activation of the brake pedal. This could result in a loss of breaking efficiency with no warning light.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Spain,
Germany,
United Kingdom  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/1736/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Bath toy set

Brand: Play Wow

Name: Squirters N’net

Type/number of model: 90/3073

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Toys for the bath, for children + 18 months. A net containing 4 small figurines for water play can be attached to the bathtub by suction cups.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of the suction cups contains14.4 % 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 and withdrawal of the product from the market recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/1737/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Cioe

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No.10W116KBN673

Batch number/Barcode: 8 699108 401721

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s pink jacket with cords in the hood and an inscription on the front "CIOE girls" and a printed pattern of a butterfly with small rhinestones on it.

Country of origin: Turkey


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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

18
A12/1738/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Cioe

Name: For Junior

Type/number of model: Item10W116KBN672

Batch number/Barcode:

8 699108 401646

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s purple jacket with cords in the hood, with two pockets and an inscription on the front "CIOE girls".

Country of origin: Turkey


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords 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
A12/1739/12

Finland

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Lamp

Brand: Biltema

Name: Taitettava Työvalaisin (Foldable Work Lamp)

Type/number of model: 46-336

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Lamp supplied with a separate mains supply ("power supply" model WE-MA01EU) in the same cardboard box. Power supply technical details: Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.3A. Output: 5V, 1A(USB).

Country of origin: Sweden


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Electric shock

The creepage distances between the primary and secondary sides of the power supply are not sufficient.

As a result, the user of the lamp could receive an electric shock.

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.  

Denmark  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/1740/12

Finland

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Mains power supply

Brand: Modecom

Name: Premium 350

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

590 356 098 7635

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Switching power supply for use in computers. Input: 200-240VAC, 3,5A, 50-60Hz Output:3,3V/18A, 5V/14A, 12V1/8A, 12V2/13A, -12V/0,5A, 5Vsb/2,5A Total Power 350W.

Country of origin: Poland


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Electric shock

The clearance and creepage distances between the primary and secondary parts of the transformer are not sufficient.

As a result, the user of the computer in which the power supply is installed could receive an electric shock.

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

21
A12/1741/12

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plush toy

Brand: AVVIL Toys from Lapland

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: AVT200714

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A grey plush dog (Siberian husky) with white face and feet, blue collar around the neck. Height approx. 25 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the plush dog come off very easily and could be swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/1742/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bolero

Brand: Nino kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 550155

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s knitted, sleeveless bolero in cyclamen colour, with a knitted collar at the end of which are elastic cords ending in tassels. The boleros are sold in a cellophane bag with information in a foreign language and a label with the inscriptions: "Nino kids", "yakali bolero", "eray tekstil", www.ninotekstil.com and the barcode.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/1743/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Van

Brand: FIAT

Name: Fiorino and Doblò Cargo

Type/number of model: The recall affects vehicles with the following chassis numbers:

Fiorino: 298275 to 317705

Doblò Cargo: 9183658 to 9201888.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Van.

Country of origin: Italy

No pictures are available

Injuries

The connector of the brake servo piping might be not compliant with the manufacturer's requirements. This could affect the braking ability of the vehicle leading to the risk of an accident and injuries.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

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

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/1744/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ top

Brand: Arino

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: AR-8319

Batch number/Barcode:

2 010040 283194

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ top in white colour decorated with flowers and butterflies. The top can be adjusted and tied with functional cords in the neck area. Sizes: 98, 104, 110, 116, 122.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
A12/1745/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Quick line

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sports set – a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers in a combination of green and black colours. The top has a hood supplied with functional cords in the neck area. The bottom is supplied with cords in the waist area that are not fixed to the garment in at least one point.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and the hood 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
A12/1746/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Holly Fashion

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1.2012-04; 2. 2012-05; 3. 12-?011

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1. Children’s sweat suit – top and bottom, intended for girls, brand 'Holly Fashion', colour – watermelon /red/, intended for children up to 14 years of age, with and without hood. On the left front section of the top there is an embroidered inscription 'SPORT WEAR', 'WEAR SPORTS FASHION' – the same inscription is also placed on the upper part of the left trouser-leg of the bottom; on the left front section of the top there is a printed inscription 'Holly'.

2. Children’s sweat suit – top and bottom, intended for boys, brand 'Holly Fashion', colour – dark blue, intended for children up to 14 years of age, with a printed inscription 'Holly kid’s' on the right front section of the top and on the left section there is an attached element with the inscription 'CLASSIC'.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of 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

27
A12/1747/12

France

Category: Toys

Product: Toy wheelbarrow

Brand: Polet

Name: Junior tools

Type/number of model: Art No 1083

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wheelbarrow made of hard red plastic, with red metallic frame and black rubber wheel.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the black plastic covers protecting the screws (which can be easily unscrewed) contain 9 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
A12/1748/12

Latvia

Category: Toys

Product: Inflatable toy

Brand: TOI - TOYS

Name: Air Toys

Type/number of model: Art. no. 6102

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode 8714627161021

OECD Portal Category:

Description: An inflatable toy – duck made from PVC, in yellow colour with orange beak and webbed feet. Packaging – a transparent plastic bag with sticker.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because parts of the duck contain up to 21.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition the product contains 0.13% by weight of di-isonylephthalate (DINP).

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: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
A12/1749/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Sugar kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s halter-neck dress, supplied with cords with free ends that are intended to be tied in the neck area. The dress is intended for children up to 14 years of age, sizes: 2 and 6. It is made of white cotton fabric with embroidered white flowers and a flared skirt. (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT).

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

30
A12/1750/12

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke alarm

Brand: AS DETECT

Name: Détecteur de Fumée

Type/number of model: Model JB-S02 Manufacture date 03.03.2012

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Circular smoke alarm made of white plastic. Cardboard packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Asphyxiation,
Burns

The product does not detect smoke with sufficient sensitivity.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

31
A12/1751/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Gao Hong

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jackets intended for children up to 7 years of age, in various colours: pink, red and pale green - with a hood attached to the garment by means of a plastic zip and supplied with functional cords with free ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord with knots in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

32
A12/1752/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: AD miring

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: TK-913

Batch number/Barcode:

5 550298 200729

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shorts decorated with two yellow flowers, two pink flowers, one pink heart and a shiny inscription: "Seuinty". On the back of the shorts there is an inscription: "New Top Happy". The waistband of the shorts includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots at the ends. The product is available in white, red and purple colours. Size: 140, 164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a drawstring 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/1753/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Lai Xier

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SD 102

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket made of plastic fabric, intended for children aged 2-10, in various colours: purple, cyclamen and red; with a hood attached to the garment by means of a plastic zip with lace edging. On both sides of the hood there are attached silk functional cords with free ends, each of which is 1 cm wide and 17 cm long. They have not been secured against unravelling. The inner side of the hood is made of fabric with leopard patterns. The jacket is fastened by means of plastic zips and buttons on the front and there are embroidered patterns of grapes, an apple and a butterfly with sequins and the inscription "Girl". The jacket also has two front pockets with ribbons attached to them and inscription "Happy Valentine’s Day".

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord with knots in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

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A12/1754/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Lai Xier

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SD 102

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket made of plastic fabric, intended for children aged 2-10, in various colours: purple, cyclamen and red; with a hood attached to the garment by means of a plastic zip with down edging. On both sides of the hood there are attached silk functional cords with free ends, each of which is 1 cm wide and 17 cm long. They have not been secured against unravelling. The inner side of the hood is made of fabric with leopard patterns. The jacket is fastened by means of plastic zips and buttons on the front and there are embroidered patterns of flowers and the inscription "OK". The jacket also has two front pockets, with an appliquéd pattern of a smiling face, a belt made of the same fabric, which has been attached to the jacket by means of buttons at both ends.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord with knots in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

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A12/1755/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Angel kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 25226

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jacket intended for children up to 7 years of age, with cords at the neck and in the hood. The jacket is fastened with a zip and straps and on the front there are pockets with buckles.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord with knots in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

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A12/1756/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: Grace

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: WT9323

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 5999011593234

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' trousers with two pockets. The product is decorated with rhinestones and an inscription: “GRACE”. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of a drawstring 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 and recall of the product from end users.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/1757/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: Sunrise kids

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 948

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweatshirt intended for children aged 8-14, with a hood supplied with three cords with free ends in black, grey and red colours; sizes – 8, 10, 12 and 14. On the front of the sweatshirt there is an embroidered inscription "Sunrise Kids 6", three zips and two pockets with zips.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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A12/1758/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Bertoni

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

Type: SUN PALMS VIOLET,

Art.: 10020541115A

Batch number/Barcode: 3800151943808

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A pushchair with a hood upholstered with violet textile. It has a shopping basket on the bottom and wheels made of soft material, without tyres; the rear wheels are equipped with a braking device.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because where the pushchair folds and at the point of fixation of the hood there are accessible gaps, where the fingers of a child can be entrapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

Bulgaria  

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/1759/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Sun & Ocean

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 687

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini in red colour decorated with white flowers and orange, glittering inscriptions: „Good Flower”. The top can be tied at the neck area and at the back with functional cords that have free ends. The bikini bottom can be adjusted and tied with cords that have free ends in the waist area. The cords have knotted ends. Size: 146, 152, 158, 164.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck area and at the back and in the waist area of the swimsuit.

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

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A12/1760/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: KTM

Name: EFI

Type/number of model: 250 EXC-F Six Days 2012 EU

350 EXC-F 2012 EU

450 EXC 2012 EU

500 EXC 2012 EU

450 EXC 2013 EU

500 EXC 2013 EU

FE 450 2013 EU

990 Supermoto R EU/ FR 2012

250 SX-F 2012 EU

350 SX-F 2012 EU

350 Freeride 2012 EU

Batch number/Barcode: The recall affects 2012 and 2013 model year motorcycles.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle.

Country of origin: Austria

No pictures are available

Fire

Fuel may leak from the fuel hoses in an uncontrolled manner which could cause a risk of fire.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Austria,
Spain,
The Netherlands,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Sweden,
Portugal,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/1761/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Mexller

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

BMX 12“, FUCC 10052715

Batch number/Barcode:

FUCC 10052715

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for young children in blue-silver colours equipped with a basket and bell in the front.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- certain sharp edges on the bicycle are unprotected. These could cause injuries during normal riding, handling and maintenance.

- The cable end caps do not withstand a required removal force; their removal could result in injury of a child.

- The bicycle is not equipped with a chain-guard that fully shields the chain, which might lead to constriction of the child's fingers while playing with the chain.

In addition, the manufacturer’s instructions do not contain all necessary safety warnings and the user´s manual is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14765.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

42
A12/1762/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Peng Peng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: style No PP03

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s hooded jacket in various colours. The hood is supplied with cords in the neck area that end with stoppers. There are appliquéd patterns of flowers, butterflies and hearts decorated with sequins.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

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

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

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A12/1763/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Happy Ealuliul

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set consisting of two parts – a jacket and overalls, available in various colours. The hood has been supplied with cords that end with stoppers. There are appliquéd patterns of cherries and the inscriptions "LOVE", "Happy Ealuliul". There are two pockets with snap fasteners that can also be used as gloves.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

44
A12/1764/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Xia otian qi

Name: Fashion Vogue

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s set consisting of two parts – a jacket and overalls, available in various colours. The hood has been supplied with cords that end with stoppers. There are appliquéd patterns of a bear, a car and a person.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

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

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

45
A12/1765/12

Bulgaria

Category: Hand tools

Product: Hammer

Brand: Chetak Tools

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1402СКА01

Batch number/Barcode:

8 694461 118002

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Hammer with a wooden handle.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The hammer head has been made from unsuitable material and metal parts may detach and injure the person using the hammer or people nearby.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN10083.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

46
A12/1766/12

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Marmot fat

Brand: Original Murmeltierfett (Original marmot fat)

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model:

2309/MHD 8/14

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic pot, 125 ml, with label.

Country of origin: Germany


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high level of aerobic mesophillic bacteria (up to 760,000 cfu/ml), enterobacteriaceae (up to 672,000 cfu/ml) and pseudomonas bacteria (up to 610,000 cfu/ml).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks and destruction of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

47
A12/1767/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: Jianer Longchong

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: SH114C

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Child's pushchair with revolving plastic wheels. The hood is olive-green in colour, the inner upholstering in red, olive-green and white and the backrest is decorated with Walt Disney characters (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT).

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- There are accessible openings (at the point where the handle-rail is fixed to the frame, where the hood is fixed to the frame and on the side construction in the middle where the pushchair folds). This poses a serious risk of entrapment of the child's fingers.

- The locking device of the folding mechanism is not sufficient. It may result in the pushchair accidentally folding while in use and in entrapment of the child in the vehicle.

In addition, warnings do not meet the requirements and the user’s safety manual in Slovak language is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

48
A12/1768/12

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Jacko

Name: Lovely Baby Series, My Sweet Baby

Type/number of model: Item No. 238283, baby Doll 40cm in invoice and LV10-200 on product

Batch number/Barcode: 6410412382832

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A plastic baby doll (40 cm) with pink overalls and hat, no hair. Packed in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard edge.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the face of the doll contains 19 % 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: Import rejected at border.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/1769/12

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children’s bicycle

Brand: Velamos

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: WIND

Batch number/Barcode: LH10080324, 16"

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle for young children in orange-black colours, equipped with two brake assemblies: a hand-brake in the front and back pedal brake on the rear wheel.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- The handlebar stem assembly may crack and the loss in operation of the handlebar stem can cause uncontrollable riding and the child can fall off.

- The bicycle is not equipped with a chain-guard to fully shield the chain, which might lead to constriction of the child's fingers while playing with the chain.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14765.

Voluntary measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

50
A12/1770/12

Malta

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Lucida Handicraft

Name: Mystic Witch

Type/number of model: Mystic Witch No. 88842

Batch number/Barcode: 4719484888429

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A witch costume for children between ages 4 and 6.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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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.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

51
A12/1771/12

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Bath Toy

Brand: Art Bubble

Name: Bubble set

Type/number of model: 1. Model No. 128 AB; Ben 10, Item No. 201121 2. Model No. 128 CD; BAKUGAN; Item No. 201121

Batch number/Barcode:

1. 2011031411213

2. 2011031411213

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Two sets for producing bubbles in the form of musical instruments 1. Saxophone 2. Trumpet. Both are packed in transparent plastic bags with warnings in English.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the removable mouthpieces of the saxophone and the trumpet can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

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

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

52
A12/1772/12

Malta

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Funny Fashion

Name: Horror-Life

Type/number of model: Witch Costume 404032

Batch number/Barcode: 8712364247695

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Witch costume for girls of 6 years of age.

Country of origin: Taiwan


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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.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.