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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 3 - 2013

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
A12/0061/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: BMW

Name: X5

Type/number of model: Models X5 Xdrive 3.0d, X6 Xdrive 3.5d and X6 Xdrive 3.0d

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as there may be a sudden loss of power steering which could lead to a traffic accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Slovakia,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Greece,
Estonia,
Portugal,
Finland,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/0062/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motor cycles

Brand: BMW

Name: K1300S, K1300R

Type/number of model: Type: K12S, sales designations: K1300S, K1300R, EC-type approval No: e1*2002/24*0217*09, produced in 2011-2012

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

On long journeys at constant, very high engine speeds, air can enter the hydraulic system of the front wheel brake. This may result in a pronounced loss of front wheel brake efficiency.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
The Netherlands,
Slovakia,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Portugal,
Slovenia,
Finland,
Norway,
Hungary  

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/0063/13

France

Category: Construction products

Product: Smoke detector

Brand: BLYSS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model NB 739B-1

Batch number/Barcode: Lot no: 1220

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Smoke detector in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product does not detect smoke with sufficient sensitivity. In case of fire, it does not allow the user or those in the vicinity to take the necessary measures to escape.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/0064/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo Ink

Brand: Kuro Sumi

Name: Kuro Sumi Tattoo Outlining Ink

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: LOT# KSOL 110407, batch 04/07/11

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Packaging: the sample was provided in two colourless glass containers with metal screw-on caps.

Country of origin: Japan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (20.13 mg/kg), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 0.34 mg/kg, which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, PAH shall not exceed a concentration of 0.5 ppm.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/0065/13

Czech Republic

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle tyre

Brand: Mitas

Name: DOT

Type/number of model: • 110/80-19 M / C 59T E-07 TL MI, article number 2000024439101

• 100/90-19 M / C 57T E-07 TL MI, article number 2000024547101

• 110/80-19 M / C 59T E-07 DAKAR TL MI, article number 2000024445101

The recall concerns a number of DOT 6J 0111 to DOT 6J 4812 tyres manufactured between January 2011 (1st week of 2011) and November 2012 (48th week of 2012).

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle tyre

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries

In extreme operating conditions there can be a sudden reduction of air pressure in the tyre, which can lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Stop on sales  

United Kingdom,
Spain,
Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/0066/13

United Kingdom

Category: Machinery

Product: Fruit crusher

Brand: Selection

Name:

Type/number of model: F15

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The product is aimed at the home or small commercial cider maker. It is packaged in a white cardboard box with dimensions 45cm x 35cm x 82cm high, weight 20kg. Fruit is fed through a feed chute and drops down a tube to the fast spinning metal paddle and a rotary cutter.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product does not allow the user to keep a safe distance from the rapidly rotating cutter. The arm of an adult could be inserted into the feed chute past the baffle plates with no difficulty, such that the fingers and the whole hand could come into contact with the cutter.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13857.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/0067/13

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: MINWA

Name: MW Traveler

Type/number of model: MWK6U

Batch number/Barcode: 0 80558 30001 2

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic 3 pin to 2 pin adaptor. Plastic cover which converts a 3-pin socket outlet to a 2-pin outlet.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

When the adaptor is inserted in a socket, the shutter of the sockets will be left open and live contacts will be exposed, which could lead to electrocution.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS 1363.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/0068/13

Czech Republic

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Baby wet wipes

Brand: Freshmaker

Name: CREAM Special perfume, Baby wet wipes

Type/number of model: Version A/pink type: PD: 03.2010 ED: 03.2013 Version A/blue type: PD: 10.2010 ED: 10.2012 Version B: PD: 04.2011 ED: 10.2013, P. NO: 1550.1 (lot)

Batch number/Barcode:

Version A: EAN 8697817871408; Version B: EAN 8697817875543

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wet wipes (72 pcs) wrapped in a resealable package. On the front of the product there is a picture of mother with an infant. Version A (pink or blue type): The package has a self-sealing transparent plastic adhesive strip. Version B (pink or blue type): on the self-sealing adhesive strip there is a picture of an infant. Information on the side of the packaging: "CREAM special perfume, Baby wipes", Alcohol Free, ph 5,5, Microbiologically Tested, 72 pcs, period after opening 6M, EAN, ingredients, pictograms for use, etc.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age.

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

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
A12/0069/13

Poland

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: KIA

Name: Picanto

Type/number of model: PICANTO (MT) produced before 29-03-2012.

VIN numbers: KNABE311ACT108179 up to KNABX515ACT000506

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Slovakia

No pictures are available

Injuries

The handbrake may not release fully. Inappropriate functioning of the handbrake might lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
The Netherlands,
Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Hungary,
Estonia,
Spain,
Iceland,
Ireland,
Finland,
Slovenia,
Austria  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
A12/0070/13

Ireland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Domestic heat pump

Brand: Thermia

Name: Diplomat

Type/number of model:

Thermia Diplomat Duel 1550,

Themia Diplomat 1550,

Thermia Diplomat Duel 1050,

Thermia Diplomat 1050

Batch number/Barcode: 1411-54770D00, 1411-54770C00, 1411-54660D00 and 1411-54660Coo

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Domestic heat pump

Country of origin: Sweden


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Fire

There is a risk that the capacitors in the converter box fail; this risk could increase as the product ages. A failed capacitor can burn and set fire to the converter box. Once ignited, the converter box will continue to burn aggressively and will not extinguish.

Two house fires reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
A12/0071/13

United Kingdom

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin lightening product

Brand: Poonia Brothers (Pak)

Name: Faiza No.1 Beauty Cream

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pink cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a pink plastic pot with a purple lid.

Country of origin: Pakistan


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (5430mg/kg).

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/0072/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy

Brand: TRI International Sourcing & Trading

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 158.513 + 158.521

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Teddy bear wearing pyjamas and night-cap. Size approx. 38 cm. Colours: blue and pink. Material: polyester.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that could easily be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
A12/0073/13

Cyprus

Category: Toys

Product: Musical rotating toy

Brand: Xin Da Mei

Name: Intelligence Funny Multifunctional Toys

Type/number of model: 315A

Batch number/Barcode: 6932987850702

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Musical, rotating plastic toy to be hung above a crib or cot with 4 soft toys in the shape of puppies. In the centre there is a soft toy in the form of a dog's kennel. By twisting the butterfly on the apple, the product emits music. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break, releasing small parts and small children may pick up the pieces and swallow them.

The product does not comply with the requirements on shape and size and so could get stuck in the mouth of children.

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

Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/0074/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Children's wooden bicycle

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mon premier vélo - My first bicycle.

Type/number of model: 285680

Batch number/Barcode: 3 491952 856802, Lot No 05/2011

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Wooden balance bicycle with 10-inch wheels and a saddle height of 35 cm. Dimensions approx. 80 x 38 x 52 cm

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be twisted off (valve caps) and possibly swallowed or inhaled by small children.

In addition, the warnings and instruction manual are incomplete.

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

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users  

Spain,
Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/0075/13

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: F&D Jeans

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style no: DY-1022

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Maroon coloured children’s trousers with an elastic belt, two front and two back pockets, and a motif made from glued shiny small stones of 1and 3 mm in diameter. Size 86.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the small parts (decorative rhinestones) could detach and be put into the mouth and swallowed by small children.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/0076/13

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' dress

Brand: Japitex

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3232

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 8586015935893

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' dress in dark-pink colour, size 92, two metallic buckles at the top for fastening. There is marking on the cardboard label attached to the product.

Country of origin: Poland


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the button fastenings may come off and could be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product , Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/0077/13

Slovakia

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jeans

Brand: H.L.Xian

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Style No: 0133

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s jeans with elastic waist, size 92, two side pockets and two back pockets. Decorated with glued small stones of 5 mm in diameter.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The decorative stones on the jeans can be easily detached and could be swallowed by a child.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/0078/13

Denmark

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Product: Fireworks

Brand: Bright Star Fireworks

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: Bomberør 1. Danish registration no.: SIK-0282411582

Batch number/Barcode: 5703493997295

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Roman Candle, 5 shots – NEC 45 g.

Country of origin: China


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Burns,
Damage to sight,
Damage to hearing

The firework can burst too close to the ground (at a height below 8 m) with the risk that people nearby can be hit by parts of the firework, causing burns or damage to sight. There is also a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high when the firework bursts too close to the ground.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14035.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

19
A12/0079/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bed linen set

Brand: Maritzatex/ Hobby

Name: Christiano Mari

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3800150897577

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bed linen set consisting of three parts – a pillow case, a sheet and a duvet cover, with various patterns – motorcycles, cars, princesses and others.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 29.0 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national standard.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/0080/13

Lithuania

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Cable extension cord

Brand: Unknown

Name: 40m Hosszabbito

Type/number of model: 255628

Barcode 4008297255628

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Cable extension cord 40m.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The cable insulation can break exposing live metal conductors in the cable.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/0081/13

The Netherlands

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Bicycle

Brand: Redy

Name: All2gether

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bicycle with a front carrier for transporting children or goods.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The front carrier may break away from the frame, causing the children or goods being transported to fall on to the road.

2 accidents reported.

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product